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April 2012

Attention to Detail: Marchesa Fall 2012 Evening Bags

April 11, 2012




These gorgeous evening bags by Marchesa for the upcoming Fall 2012 season have some seriously exquisite handwork put into each of them. With dramatic silver jewels and top notch embroidery work, each piece is glamorous and quite lovely . . . source

Sakura Love: Photography by Kerry Dean

April 9, 2012




Each year our local university has their cherry blossom tree viewing that is put together with help by our Japanese exchange students. It’s one of the many things I look forward to each year during Spring and these beautiful photos by Kerry Dean are a lovely treat and the perfect reminder of the many years I’ve spent enjoying these magnificent trees . . . source

vintage inspired bridal by {ruche}

April 5, 2012

Ruche is one of my absolute favorite stores online so when I came across their new bridal collection I wasn’t surprised that it was beautiful, elegant and a wonderful source of inspiration. Each of these beautiful gowns look like something you’d find in a high-end vintage or antique store in New York City but thankfully the majority of these are quite under $500, with many around $150! Which is an excellent price point for the budget conscious bride-to-be. Continue Reading…

architectural beauty: home of doug aitken

April 2, 2012




Just discovered this beautiful home owned by california artist Doug Aitken. “For Doug the house is more like an artwork,” said Ponsa, an obsessive foodie who met Aitken in her native Barcelona. She has claimed one of the two upstairs bedrooms as an office where she is developing a Spanish-language cooking show for television. “For me,” she said, “this is an organism — my dream house, where the materials and the architecture don’t intrude on the nature around it.” . . . source