Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Good morning to all! there is nothing more amazing than to wake up to the smell of coffee on a not so warm little day. Today's inspiration is coffee & donuts and it is appropriate to add that when it comes to comfort foods, one can always remain creative and tend to little details that may turn a simple treat into an epicurean one, and such might be the case with a couple of donut bars I came across.
One of them, a lovely bar that allows guests to taste different coffee and doughnut flavors then rate them on beautifully designed cards. The second one is a creative display of doughnuts captured by one love photo.

Don't you love the little images below? So clever to use a simple coffee stirrer to make the doughnut flag. A very great example of how one can turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

lovely images : mini donuts :: cafe au lait

Friday, January 20, 2012


I recently discovered a very feminine fragrance that could be perfect for spring. The notes are very light and
flowery and the bottle design is absolutely worthy of display. I might add it to my wish list of nice little things.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: happy weekend :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Monday, January 16, 2012


When attention to detail is present, anything can be made so much more special and beautiful, and such is the case for the amazing way in which Matt and Julie capture life through film and photography.

On their lovely blog, Tiger in a Jar, they transform everyday life into an artful and visual feast for the eyes.
Speaking of feasts, I cannot help but share one of their creations, 'beet cake'. Not a fan of beet? Maybe after watching their video you will have a change of heart............

beet cake from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.

Friday, January 13, 2012


 I hope you have a lovely weekend, enjoy some beautiful links:

love the globe pendant on this fabulous room
ornate architecture and clean design mix perfectly at the apple store in paris
inspired by the materials and calligraphy of these sweet designs
captivated by this mondrian moment, especially the slice of cake

typography via visual harmony

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Chanel recently launched its Métiers d’Art 2012 collection, Paris-Bombay; which I first dicovered while
working on a design project this past month, by watching the amazing runway video (watch here).
I could not help but be quite impressed at the combination of classic and elegant; yet modern couture,
surrounded by lush and beautiful details within the traditional Gran Palais in Paris; where the stage was set
to resemble an elaborate feast and that together with perfect music created a cohesive and beautiful scene.

Despite the fact that Karl Lagerfield has never been to India, he was deeply inspired by the country and its
traditions for the creation of this wonderful collection. Something to grasp is the way Chanel showcases
modern-updated pieces without compromising classic elegance. The use of fabrics, textures and perfect
color combination, maintain a tasteful and sophisticated look that is both timeless and modest.

Whether it is haute couture or prêt-à-porte; fashion should be kept tasteful and promote  true
femininity. Please stop by Anna's blog IHOD to read her newest addition: The True Beauty Files

Photographs by Francois Guillot, AFP/Getty Images via Ottawa Citizen

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


So as promised, I leave you with some more spring colors; this time a combination of PANTONE 17-1463
and PANTONE 18-2140; which when balanced with off white create a wonderful statement. I especially
love the way these tones are used in HEIDI MERRICK'S spring'12 collection; which I first spotted on the
very lovely IHOD blog

///////////////////////////       ballet flats // handbag // belt        ///////////////////////////

Monday, January 9, 2012


Happy Monday to all! I hope the weekend was filled with good things. On Saturday the weather was
amazing, so a night outdoors with friends was in order. We spent a lovely one at our friend Laura's patio;
together with candlelight and a nice fire.
Today on the other hand it is very rainy and I began to think about what one of my friends shared on an
empirical method for weather prediction (las cabañuelas) used during the Hispanic diaspora. Spaniards
used the first thirty days of the year to watch for weather patterns during different months and today's rain
would correspond to September as we are currently on day 09.

With that in mind, I guess I might go for the rain boots on my wish list and perhaps even this DIY striped
umbrella no matter where you are or what the weather turns out to be, have a lovely week!

lovely images via one | two | three

Friday, January 6, 2012


Color can transform our mood and lift our spirit while used in both fashion or living, and while we are still
a couple of months away from spring, I am glad to have found pantone's fashion color report for the season.

With shades such as tangerine mango and solar power, we can already feel some energy, and balanced by the
neutral palette of driftwood and starfish, the result is nothing but sophistication.
The boldness of cabaret, combined with the deepness of sodalite blue, work in perfect harmony; while soft
lilac and cockatoo play a very feminine role; not to forget the glowing margarita, a shade both refreshing and

I will be sharing inspiration boards with these amazing colors throughout the month, beginning with
PANTONE 13-0759 and PANTONE 18-1210 below.

/////////////////////     valextra isis ipad clutch // prism mirrored sunglasses     /////////////////////

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


1. alexander mcqueen buckled suede boots  // 2. salad plate via anthro // 3. lanvin glass and crystal ring
4. monarchs deck of cards // 5. quilted brushed-leather wallet // 6. rituel soft-cup bra // 7. henri chair

Sunday, January 1, 2012


grateful for what has been and excited for what is to come!

 image via piccsy