Playboy Celebrates It’s 60th

In honor of Playboy celebrating it’s 60th anniversary (hard to believe), supermodel Kate Moss will grace it’s cover and have a full pictorial inside.  I wonder if the magazine will go a different direction with Moss and do more of a high fashion spin or continue on it’s traditional path of low lit, creamy haze photos.  Will have to wait and see when the mag hits newsstands in January 2014.

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Photos courtesy of Playboy

Happy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! It was so nice to get that extra hour.  Upside? Feeling rested.  Downside? 4 year old up at 6am.  I’m getting excited about the holidays and decorating the house.  I can’t believe there was Christmas stuff out before Halloween was even here.   Next year, we’ll see ornaments and Christmas lights in September.

The new issue of Lonny is out.  Nice feature on Alexis Traina and some beautiful food photography.  The November issue perfectly captures the coziness of fall.

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I don’t know if you remember the “Million Dollar Decorator’s” episode where Kathryn Ireland was redesigning Lindsay Lohan’s house but never showed the final reveal due to Lindsay’s car accident? Well, here they are courtesy of Domaine Home.

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Tonight I’m going on a “date night” with Straw which I’m looking forward to since we haven’t been to dinner in a while.  We’re also going to see “Bad Grandpa” with Jonny Knoxville (love him!).  We love to go to an early dinner and then wander around the local bookstore before the movie.  I have a stack of books I need to read and I’m currently reading “The Never List” which is hard to put down.

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Hope you have a nice Tuesday! C

Happy Friday

I am sitting here eating a mini frozen Twix. I need to get this Halloween candy out of the house. We asked P if he wanted “The candy witch” to visit (he puts all of his Halloween candy under his bed and the “witch” takes the candy and leaves him a present) and he thought about it for a long time, and then said no. This morning he asked where his candy was and said, “I just want to play with it” when I told him he needed to eat breakfast first. It was great seeing him super excited last night. He couldn’t get enough and it was fun to see it finally click with him. My favorite was he told our 5 year old neighbor Ella, who was dressed as a witch, that “her face looked beautiful.” I melted.

So Straw and I want to plan a little trip somewhere together but not sure where to go #WhitePeopleProblems.  I really want to go to South Carolina, but as we head into winter, I’m not sure I’m down with freezing cold.  I’m always up for NYC, but he doesn’t like it there.  He suggested Hawaii which would be lovely, but I kind of want to go somewhere I’ve never been.  The Caribbean is too far.   I don’t like Mexico.   I would love to do an East Coast trip and do Maine or road trip it and do a bunch of little East Coast towns.  Ideas?

This is my new favorite purchase and it’s nice and cozy (and I need to move away from stripes)

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Double zip sweater by J.Crew ($98)

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Cutie pie Blaire Eadie of Atlantic – Pacific collaborated with Bauble Bar on some pretty fabulous pieces.  I love the Birds of Paradise bib for $48.  If you’ve never seen Blaire’s blog, you definitely need to check it out!

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I’m putting Jeffrey Alan Mark’s “The Meaning of Home” new coffee table book on my Christmas wish list.

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This Halloween costume was pretty incredible.  Hard to believe it’s Heidi Klum!

Saturday Night Live’s take on a Wes Anderson horror movie is pretty genius.

Tonight I’m going to a wine and cheese party and then have photo shoots all weekend which I’m looking forward to.  Christmas card photos are in full swing!  P and Straw are going on an “adventure” to go camping and duck hunting.  Hope you have a great weekend!

C

City of Angels

Jared Leto, actor & musician (he’ll always be Jordan Catalano in my eyes) partnered with a number of celebrities to talk about what their experiences and impressions of Los Angeles are and created a video with his band, “30 Seconds to Mars” playing the background music.   Check it out (and Lindsay Lohan should’ve never enlarged her lips!)

I spend a weekend once a year in LA for the Oscars and have to say, it’s a pretty intriguing place.  It’s exciting, glamorous, humming with energy and you never know what can happen or who is around the corner.  It’s an “anything goes” type of place and no wonder so many people flock to LA hoping to make it big.

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The perfect shoe

Ever find the perfect shoe that perfectly suits you? I was surfing Nordstrom.com last night while watching “Homeland” and came across this flat. It pretty much sums up everything I love about beautiful shoes but also fits my criteria of shoes that I’m obsessed with (black and tan combinations, ballet flat, pointed toe, cool designer, decently priced, feminine and would look great with a pair of jeans and army style jacket or cropped black pants and blazer).  The tan color has to be the right shade and the black and tan has to look polished together.   I know, I know…..  this shoe is super dreamy and would look great with so many outfits.

 

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Aimee flat by Tory Burch ($250)

This & That

If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson’s work (“The Royal Tennenbaums,” “Moonrise Kingdom”) like I am, you’ll definitely have to check out his new book.  It’s on my Christmas list.

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Just scored this oversized clutch from Toss designs -$40 (and the store offers monogramming in gold on the bag which makes it extra special).  Also comes in navy and black but like Steel Magnolias,  “orange is my signature color!””

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Love these Hunter Wellies in Dark Olive.  Perfect for rainy winter days and pretending you’re in the English countryside.

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Pretty cable turtleneck sweater from J.Crew that comes in every color.  Perfect with jeans, Hunter Wellies and an orange clutch!
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If you’re looking for an exciting, can’t put-it-down thriller, check out “Alex” by Pierre LeMaitre.  Story takes place in Paris.
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Angelo Merendino documented every stage of his wife’s breast cancer.  His portraits capture the emotional battle of this senseless disease.
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I like this stencil initial cuff from C. Wonder ($48).  Would make a great holiday gift.
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 These black bow pumps from Tory Burch are perfect for upcoming holiday parties.  Would look great with a sleek cocktail dress or cropped pants.
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Go inside the Chateau Marmont for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runway show 
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I think the Teavaro bib from Bauble Bar ($36) is so pretty.
Any plans for the weekend? Saturday is usually P’s “adventure” day, where we take him somewhere top secret.  When I was growing up, my dad would take me and my brother out for “adventures” and we’d wind up at a park, at the beach, out for club sandwiches and ice cream.  The anticipation of not knowing where we were going always made it fun and we went all over the Bay Area.   Tonight we’re making Halloween cookies and watching Charlie Brown.   Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy this beautiful fall weather!C

(photos courtesy of sites mentioned above)