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

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Tues Chic: Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks

My absolute favorite show on Bravo is “Million Dollar Decorators.”  Picture a group of well known interior designers working with clients where the sky is the limit, budget wise.  One of the most talented designers on the show (and named by House Beautiful’s “one of America’s most influential decorators”) is hottie Jeffrey Alan Marks (love his layered, well tailored, nautical personal style) and his beautiful interiors (not to mention his Harrison Ford-esque smirk).  One of his clients, who had just built a vacation home on Nantucket, asked him to decorate it completely from a catalog.  He purchased furniture and decorative items from West Elm and made it look pretty chic.   My favorite though is his house in Santa Monica that he shares with his partner and fellow designer (and model), Ross Cassidy.   Love the sea foam colors and the warm greys, and of course, the row boat on the ceiling!

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(photos courtesy of Elle Decor)

So I have to take P to the pediatric ophthalmologist (he’s been doing this weird blinking thing) and may need to have glasses (as long as they’re tortoise shell).  Poor dude.  He’s been closing one eye when he points to something in the distance and does the blink when we’re reading stories.  I’m sure it’ll be fine but a little nerve wracking all the same.

Never miss a highlight appointment.  I canceled my appointment in favor of a bikini wax because we were heading to the pool/beach Mother’s Day weekend (and frankly my “bonsai” was getting overgrown).  Well, I’ll never miss an appointment again.  My gal has been booked about 6 weeks out and now my hair is so grown out I’m looking like white trash came across a sale on sailor shirts.  And I had no idea I had THAT many gray hairs.  Not cool.  And we have a wedding this weekend (which P will be donning his new blue blazer in 100+ degree heat!).  Dark roots can make you look so greasy, I hate it.  I need a can of blonde spray like those infomercials where men can literally spray paint on hair.

We have a  gopher tearing up our newly landscaped back yard (I know…. #WhitePeopleProblems) and have to call Alan “the gopher guy.”  I was tempted to leave a message saying he could only come over if he was dressed like Bill Murray from “Caddyshack.”  I’m sure he’s never heard that before.    I also have misplaced our pool key (#SuburbanWhitePeopleProblems) and have to get a “do not copy” copy made.  I picture myself at the locksmith trying to slip the guy a $20 bill to make me a copy of a non-duplicated key.  I told Straw that the next time we go to the pool I’m signing in as Jamie Foxx’s character in “Horrible Bosses” – “Motherfucker Jones.”  It’s my favorite part of the movie and come on….don’t you think the members of the pool board would just love that?

Later! C