2017 has been a heavy year. There’s no denying the anxious cloud looming over current social and political climate. The silver lining is that I’ve been challenging myself with ways in which I can do and be better. The task can feel larger than life and at most times, insignificant, but I’ve realized that I can, indeed, make a difference in the smallest, yet most important, of ways: by starting at the local level. In my own community. This is why I couldn’t be more invigorated by method‘s most recent collaboration with Oakland’s Creative Growth, a non-profit arts center for adults with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. The San Francisco based company has paired the work of four artists with four limited edition fragrances. I had the opportunity to visit Creative Growth, for the first time, just a couple of weeks ago and the experience was transformative.
Perfect symmetry, precise coloration, surreal backdrops . . . these are all qualities that make Wes Anderson’s films so recognizably Wes Anderson. His aesthetic is so magical, I know I’m not the only one who wishes I could be transported to his imaginative, self-contained locales. Well, now you can, thanks to one amazing Instagram feed: Accidentally Wes Anderson. Curator Simon Sarris encourages travelers, all over the world, to submit photos of Wes-worthy vignettes. From a Swiss hotel built in 1882 to an Alaskan post office built in 1969 to an Indian royal palace built in 1732 to an Art Deco building in downtown Los Angeles, it turns out a little piece of Wes Anderson has been right under our noses this whole time.
The most common question I get asked about blogging is: “What does a normal day look like for you?” My response is: “It’s different every single day.” Naturally, huge chunks of my days are spent in front of my laptop but most of the time, I’m out and about attending meetings, shopping for props, traveling, photographing content, and spending as much time as I can with my kids. It just depends on the day, week or month! That’s why I love my job. What I haven’t loved, however, are the few reliable bag options that can accommodate my unpredictable day to day lifestyle. That was, until I discovered Senreve‘s most versatile handbag: the Mini Maestra.
Five years ago, I went on one of the most memorable trips of my life: sailing on a catamaran along the Dodecanese island chain in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It was incredible. We set sail from Kos, the second largest Greek island of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos. After discovering that hotelier Thomas Cook recently opened his second property, of the Casa Cook collection, in Kos, I was instantly reminded of the amazing time we spent there. The 100 room boutique hotel is perfectly situated on a long, untouched stretch of the Aegean coast. The polished concrete surfaces combined with the Cubist furniture and rustic details are designed in the style of a old Greek fishing village – a very chic village, at that. I can’t wait to return to Kos someday, if not just to stay at this stunning retreat.
I did it! I added 3 more piercings to my ears last week, at Esqueleto‘s rediculously fun piercing party. I went in thinking I’d just add one but honestly, who was I kidding? Why stop at one? Especially since all that empty real estate on my upper lobes are now prime for adding more jewelry. I’m lovingWWAKE‘s latest Blush Collection, where some of designer Wing Yao’s signature pieces are reimagined in white opal, diamond, pink tourmaline, and peach sunstone. The soft pink gradients and clusters are so sweet and feminine – once again, it’s impossible to just choose one.