Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I leave for Hawaii tomorrow morning! OMG, I can barely wait! I don't think I've taken a day off for myself since last September so stir-crazy is an understatement. Work has been especially busy as of late and with my move to a new apartment and the windfalls and heartbreaks of trying to buy a new home, I am ready to mentally check out of... everything. 

Bring me a cocktail, a book, some sand beneath my feet and some sunshine on my face and I will be in my happy place.

Hawaii, you cannot come quick enough!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hello Morocco

I've noticed that a Moroccan Theme is trending over the fashion, decorating and travel scene lately and I'm happy to hop on board. I've always thought it would be amazing to have a Moroccan inspired reading nook, outdoor patio or bathroom. The Moroccan look is so bright and colorful it's hard not to let it's fun vibe affect you! Here's a Moroccan Mood Board. Enjoy :)

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Home Tour Day Five: Elton John

Welcome to the fifth and final day of my Home Tour Week! I hope you've had fun peeking in some of my favorite homes.
Now, take a sneak peek into the home of Elton John, which is set in a bold aerie overlooking Los Angeles. Isn't it 70's retro funk meets modern glamour. I love it! It's a clear reflection of Elton's fashion sense: bold, over-the-top and fun!

Love love love.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Home Tour Day Four: Danielle of The Everygirl.

Welcome to the fourth day of my Home Tour series. I hope you're having fun!

It's such a guilty pleasure to be able to peek behind the white picket fences of some very stylish men and women. I mean, who doesn't love a home tour. My brakes screech for open houses! 

On a creepy/funny side-note, I live in a high-rise building in downtown San Diego and recently bought myself a pair of binoculars. I take myself on creep-tastic self-guided home tours of my closest (in proximity) friends and neighbors. Yeah, I just admitted that. Don't judge. haha

So, the second to last stop on our Home Tour is the home of Jennifer, the Co-Founder of The Everygirl and Blogger at Breakfast at Toast. Jennifer's apartment in Chicago is very white (self-described) with a few neutral colors mixed in like gold, tan and grey.

Notice the Gold Athena Tray from Jayson Home in the living room... my favorite and Jennifer's too. P.S. The gold and grey dotted painting is an easy DIY. I'm thinking I'll do it! 


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For the Love of a Slurpee

Hi Friends. I have to tell you about one of my funnier moments of the day. 

So, tonight I've been busy packing everything I own into a jumbling tower of cardboard boxes. My boyfriend and I have FINALLY found a rental home. Yay! And thank gawd, cause we are leaving for vacation in Hawaii in T-Minus 6 days! ahh! 

Anyways, I packed up all my food without thinking and the only thing open at this ungodly hour is 7-11. 

Yes. I. Live. A. Glamorous. Life.

So I head over to see what kind of 5 star meal I can pick up from my local convenience store. I decide on a huge mango slurpee, a single chicken nugget and a slice of (probably 18 hour old) cheese pizza. I go to pay the cashier for my semi-ridiculous late night dinner purchase and BAM- My credit card gets declined! With a few customers piling up behind me (giggling no less) and my face getting a little redder, I asked him to try it again. 

Nope. Declined. Again. 

Sweet. My $3.98 dinner was DISSED!

So I had to walk my sorry butt back home to fetch some cash money.

And here's the worst part, my slurpee melted by the time I got home. Wahhhhh!

I made a large business-related purchase today so I guess the purchase looked fishy and the credit card company froze my card. Thanks Mastercard. 

Home Tour Day 3: Bri Emery, Art Director at Rue Magazine

Welcome to Day 3 of my Week Home Tour! Next up on the list os Bri Emery, Art Director for the always beautiful and inspiring Rue Magazine.

And I have to say.... OMG! I love this woman's style! It is super crazy eclectic and fun. I can easily imagine myself living in this space.

Oh, and please check out this video... It's the funnest little collection of shots throughout the design process.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Home Tour Day 2: Nicole Cohen of Sketch 42

Busy mother and visual artist, Nicole Cohen, had a mission: combine two homes into one. To help her tackle the challenge, Nicole started a blog called Sketch 42 and enlisted her readers for help in her design project.

The outcome of the blog, which is awesome by the way, and her efforts is Nicole's stylish and modern home in the heart of New York's Upper East Side. Check it out!

Images via the January Issue of Rue Magazine

Monday, June 11, 2012

Home Tour Day 1: Jen Ramos of Made By Girl

This week, I am going to give you inside tours of all of my favorite homes. I have several blogger, stylists, and celebrity homes all lined up! Have fun and cheers to Day 1 of our My Favorite Home Tours!

I've been a longtime fan of Jen Ramos of MadebyGirl. She is a fabulously stylish entrepreneur that runs her own art and print shops called Cocoa and Hearts and Made by Girl. She also has a blog called Made by Girl that I follow on the daily. She's constantly updating her blog with interesting and fun inspirations. Check her out if you haven't already! 

Her home is lust-worthy. She has a truly fantastic sense of interior design style. Here are a few photos from her home, which is featured on her blog. You can tour her entire home by clicking HERE. Have fun!