July 27, 2010


CAKE IN BED HAS MOVED! Please visit The Wild Fleur :)

July 4, 2010


Three dear girlfriends joined me in Paris a few weekends ago. After many giggles, wine bottles and a few too many macarons, it was a certifiably splendiferous vacation!

On our first night, my darling friend Michel introduced us to Le Tigre, a boudoir style nightclub that caters to an elegant though understated clientele. Tres chic!

The next day we stopped at Place des Vosges to enjoy our lunch in the park. 

Musicans played in the corner of the courtyard.

And Paris wouldn't be Paris without a little indulgence at Ladurée. 

Of course we didn't hesitate to "take a break" for wine and giggles.

Lili was very delighted to spot Julia Child's old digs at 81 rue de l'université

We stopped over at Shakespeare & Co to check out some of the speakers for the literary festival. Sadly, the seating was completely full for our preferred author (Jeanette Winterson). The store is a real gem though. Last winter I took a writing class in the attic space upstairs, and it was a very special treat to be able to take a class at such a legendary institution. 

Exhausted from all the eating, drinking and frolicking, we spent our last evening at the "shore" of the Eiffel Tower i.e. the Champ de Mars with some champagne in hand.

P.S. I got a little iMovie-happy and put together an adorable video of the weekend (if I do say so myself!) but I can't post it without youtube getting mad at me for using a Madeline Peyroux song in the background. If anyone can suggest an alternate sharing site that will enable me to post it without the copyright gods hating me, that would be just lovely :) Thanks for stopping by!

June 9, 2010


Introducing the lovely Carolyn Quartermaine. Her work is defined by pale, pearly silks, wild splashes of color, and exquisite calligraphy and musical scores written across the fabric. I should imagine that anyone who is lucky enough to own some of her work must feel like they are living in a painting palette. Take a look at some pictures from her ethereal and dreamy collection, and check out her website here.

June 2, 2010


I was literally gasping for air when I saw these pictures of a Chanel inspired bridal party. I think I might need to replicate this on my big day... or peer-pressure one of my friends to get married soon. Just kiddinggg. But not really.

May 28, 2010


I mentioned this hotel briefly in an earlier post but I thought it deserved its own title. Moschino is an Italian fashion house known for its eccentric edge and oftentimes sinister yet fantastic ad campaigns. Keeping with this style, Maison Moschino was born. Every room interprets a fairy tale, fable or fantasy. I was sold at the words Moschino + hotel + Milan, but throw in fairy tales and I'm willing to offer my services as a maid just to experience this place. Here's what their press rep has to say about it: "To sleep is perchance to dream, and dreams are fairy tales that we are allowed to experience first hand. This is an alternate life in which we direct and stage the scripts of our very own play. The hotel interior reflects Moschino's distinctive style where the ordinary world is painted with a brush of surrealism." Milan, anyone?