Saturday, April 24, 2010

They call me mellow yellow.

Mellow Yellow
Floral kimono from Victoria's Secret, old floppy hat gifted from Target, MxMJ sunnies, linen tank from zara, belt from BR, R&D skinnies, Jeffrey Campbell peep-toe wedges
It definitely felt like Spring today. After random bouts of rain and gloominess, the sun has returned in all its glory! I guess I couldn't really live in Seattle after all. The Hubby and I decided to be local tourists today, since its been awhile since we had a free Saturday; plus we needed the break from thesis writing and GMAT studying. So of course we had to hit up our favorite brunch spot in San Marino:
This cute French brunch/lunch joint is located on a small street, lined with tiny boutiques. This place makes you feel like you're in Provence (I've never been there, but I assume it would be somewhat similar). One section is the restaurant plus outdoor seating, the second section is where they sell all the french imported goodies, eye candy pastries & sweets, as well as a mini-library of coffee table-worthy books...a few of the reasons why I adore this place.
creme brulee lemon scone
Their creme brulee lemon scone is seriously to-die-for, along with their other savory & sweet breakfast items, all which have been scrumptious!
Paris booklets
French jams
Julienne (brunch is served till 11:30 on Sat)
2651 Mission Street
San Marino, California 91108

Stopped by a garage sale prior to brunch and picked up a vintage handmade piece of artwork for $5 and an italian scarf for $1.
Moulin pink
I've been trying to get back into art...a long lost art in itself! Below is my interpretation of Audrey. I was tired of the previous painting and needed a fun break. Contrary to many beliefs, those floating disks are french macarons, not hamburgers. : )
Media: oil-paints

My mother's birthday is coming up, so I decided to go back to my childhood roots and paint her one of my fave childhood photos of her and I.
Mommy & Me

Have a delightful weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Classic Beauties

From top-bottom: Jane Birkin (can you imagine having an iconic bag to leave your legacy?), Anna Karina (actress/muse for Jean-Luc Godard), Brigitte Bardot (known for her teased "bed-head" look), Natalie Wood (known for Westside Story, & other American films) and Jean Seberg (known for both American & French films)

While taking a break from my thesis writing, I found several photos I saved in my "Classic Icons" folder and decided to share them with you. There's always something classy and impossibly chic about stars from the 60s. Even though several decades have passed, the outfits they wore will remain just as timeless as they will be remembered. Again, I wish I grew up in the 60s.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Beantown & The Big Apple

Being a boho in Central Park, NYC.
A Cathedral on 5th Ave., ironic?
My crazy leopard ensemble with orange hot-pants.
Bloomie's CHANEL window display.
Delicious berry tart from  Tartine, NYC
Fruit tart and delicious cannolis at Modern Pastry, Boston.
L'Espalier's dessert, Boston.
Teatime at Alice's Teacup in NYC
Fave macaron place in NYC: Cafe Madeleine
Awkward window shot in Boston.
This is what they do with failed macarons.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring forward!

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h&m striped top, free people knit cardigan, DIY bleached lucky jeans cut-offs, jeffrey campbell wedge lace-ups, longchamp bag

Went on a surprise date to the "Descanso Gardens" in La Canada with the Husband. It was a glorious time to visit, as there were plenty of flowers in bloom, especially tulips and lilacs! There were many magical-looking nooks and mini gardens that reminded me of Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden. There were many "camera-happy" moments for the both of us and we took full advantage of it, prepared with some much needed Claritin.
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"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." -Anne Bradstreet
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rachel Zoe & Piperlime's Stylist Contest

Some of my friends told me about this new contest sponsored by Piperlime and Rachel Zoe to become a temporary stylist for their website's blog, along with an opportunity to style a celebrity with Rachel Zoe! The contest basically asks you to style 3 imaginary scenarios for a client, using products. So far, there have been thousands of applicants and I was a bit hesitant to submit. However, I figured I have nothing to lose. If anything, it was fun creating these looks!

Anyway, we'll see how it goes...wish me luck! : )