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.
A drop waisted silk chiffon dress in the softest, palest blush, a relaxed, double breasted trench coat in the darkest navy, a high waisted mini skirt in a vivid emerald and a the most perfect turtleneck bodysuit in dramatic black (also, can we talk about my obsession with bodysuits right now?!) . . . every piece from Kamperett’s latest collection is what I want to be wearing all right. now. Designers Anna Chiu and Valerie Santillo continue to nail it with their poetic sensibility. Nothing is ever too feminine or precious and details are never overworked. Effortless ease at it’s best. Plain and simple.
Guys, I met Diane Keaton last week. It was a top life moment, for sure. Let’s rewind a bit. A few years ago, Diane (we’re basically on a first-name basis now) approached Pinterest with an idea. She was going to build a house inspired by her obsession with her online catalog of ideas. Sidenote: if you don’t follow her on Pinterest, do it now! It’s so good. Anyway, with Pinterest’s blessing, the Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, author and real estate developer set out to build her dream home in the Sullivan Canyon outskirts of Brentwood, Los Angeles and shared how it all came together in a new book The House That Pinterest Built. Every square inch of the 8,000 square foot home was inspired by ideas she discovered on Pinterest – from the brick exterior to the design of her library to the exposed wood beams to the use of industrial steel doors. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet Diane at Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters and listen her speak about her home project, from concept to completion. She was hilarious, modest and inspiring. And her home, needless to say, is painfully stunning.