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!



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)

This & That

Yesterday I spent 4 hours in a salon chair (and no, not getting a weave, that’s next month) for cut and color.  When I walked in to my colorist, she was like, “what happened?” Exactly. Nothing like your hairdresser referring to you as “zipper head” because your roots are that dark, but I have to say, I feel like a new woman.  Something about highlights makes me feel refreshed, like I can take on the world (but I’m doing it in slow motion, tossing my head this way and that, kinda like I’m in Charlie’s Angels or a tampon commercial).

Here’s what’s cool this week (or what I think is cool):

Can’t wait to see “Blue Jasmine,” the latest from Woody Allen.  C’mon.  Cate Blanchett in designer clothes falling apart in San Francisco? What could be better?

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Nadri’s thin crystal bangle from Nordstrom ($65).  They’re thin, beautiful and look great stacked.

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Wilderness Firepan from TyeWorks on Etsy ($175).  A perfect Father’s Day gift and can be used for grilling or for an impromptu bonfire on the beach (and you don’t need tools to assemble it).

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Love the black and white stripes of this outdoor chair from Terrain ($228).  Would look great with the green backdrop of an outdoor space.

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I love how New York socialite Olivia Palermo always looks perfectly polished and put together.

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The honeysuckle soap from Barr-Co. ($8) smells like you’ve been to a tropical island paradise.

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Dig the jute glitter bag ($98) from Jayson Home.  You’ll be feeling very French when toting this to the Farmer’s market.

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Always worth checking out SF interior designer Grant K. Gibson’s Instagram and cool blog.  Would love him to remake my house!

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This photo of Anna Wintour is great.  The camera angle, the detail on the jacket. The stance.  The hair.  It says so much.

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Can’t beat the price ($36) on this mint sun bloom necklace from Bauble Bar.

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I think “make your own” prints from Artifact Uprising are soo cool ($21.99).   They come in packs of 25 and you can have iPhone photos printed.  Great to use for notecards.

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With “The Bling Ring” opening this weekend, writer Amy Ephron talks about the reality of raising kids in L.A.

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Like this color combo from NARS + Pierre Hardy ($29)

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You can never go wrong with a LBD, and I love this one from Victoria Beckham ($795)

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Fun to serve cocktails in mason jars for your next soiree.

(photos courtesy of the sites mentioned above, & Merrick Morton)

Straw still doesn’t have full motion of his neck (poor dude) but brought Master P to his first baseball game today.  Beyonce, Bodie and I are hanging out and enjoying the sunshine and cleaning the house (well, one of us is cleaning).  

Enjoy your day! C