Travel feeds my soul. And the best part about exploring a new place is tapping into what the locals love to do – where they shop, where they eat, and what to do. So when Jessica Jardine & Krissy Wall, the adorable hosts of Taste Buds Travel, hit me up as they made their way through San Francisco, one of 8 stops on their country wide tour, I was more than delighted to share with them one of my favorite places to shop: Stuff. If you live or have visited San Francisco and haven’t been to Stuff, let us prepare you for 17,000 square feet of vintage amazingness, curated by over 60 different vendors! It’s a vintage lover’s paradise. Honestly. Check out the video below as the girls and I spend the afternoon doing what I do best. Shop.
Designer, artist and all around rad human Justina Blakeney just released her long awaited book The New Bohemians and boy, is it good. The 300 page bohemian bible showcases the homes of 20 creatives in cities all over the country – each with with interior style that is free of rules and full of spirit – as well as twelve amazing DIY projects and a Plant-O-Pedia, which explains every plant in the book and how to care for it! Justina has also divided the homes into six glorious chapters, redefining the different kinds of bohemians: the modern bohemian who favors clean lines and functionality, the folksy bohemian who is distinguished by stories of family and tradition through art and artifacts, the earthy bohemian who lets plants take center stage, the romantic bohemian who possesses a sense of sweet nostalgia, the nomadic bohemian whose home is like the grand bazaar, and the maximal boho who believes in more is more. I’m a folksy bohemian through and through. What kind of new bohemian are you?
I’ve been seriously considering getting a few more piercings in my ears just to accommodate all the tiny gold and iridescent opal earrings from WWAKE. They’re so precious, you can’t just stop at one or two! P.S. Did you know the ever mystical opal, my latest obsession, is known to intensify intuition and promote inspiration? Gimme.
Remember Lorraine Loots, the artist who took on a 365 day challenge of creating one miniature painting, on a 10cm x 10cm piece of paper, for every day for an entire year? Well, she’s at it again with a new project for 2015: Potluck 100, a new series of 100 paintings in four categories that include microcosms, furry animals and my personal favorite: books! Just look at the awe inspiring, microscope detail of the worn covers, the pages, and the lettering. Lorraine auctions off each of her works via her Instagram account, should any of us be so lucky . . .
Sydney Fashion Week is under way with collections presented by some of our favorite designers like Ellery, Michael Lo Sordo, Tome, Zimmermann, Alice McCall, Josh Goot, Karla Spetic, and Dion Lee. But first, let’s chat about all amazing denim and black and white ensembles spotted outside the shows – three things I’m currently can’t get enough of. We can always rely on our friends down under for their effortlessly paired down, yet still offbeat, vibe.