29 March 2008

Everything Changes in Paris

Okay, so I didn't go to Paris again (yet) but I did get to watch the latest episode of The Hills! I don't know how long it's been out but it's nice to watch TV that you can understand, even with the same commercial every 10 minutes. Lauren and Whitney get sent to Paris by Teen Vogue to assist with the lavish Crillon Ball, where debutantes are presented in French haute couture gowns. It was a very glamourous episode and definitely inspires you to take a trip to Paris.

The thing that I wanted to share was one tiny little detail from this episode: Whitney's adorable headband! I'm not usually a fan but I absolutely love it. Now, I'll be on a mission to find one just like this!

27 March 2008

Beauty Review!

So after a bad experience getting a manicure in France, I was left to fix the mess on my own. I stopped by Sephora on the way home from the salon... Yeah, it was THAT bad. I'm not good at doing my nails... or anything girly actually... like hair and make-up. I didn't want to spend a ton and I didn't want to have to get a base coat, color, and top coat. I opted for their {Vernis Couleur Multi-Action} in Blanc N°3. I love it! It is tres naturel. Very sheer just like I wanted it and shiny! It goes on smoothly and it didn't clump. Phew! I liked it so much I just had to blog about it.

Another beauty update... I have a rendez-vous "appointment" at the coiffure "hair salon" tomorrow. Hmm... Here is what I'm thinking. Your thoughts please? Short notice, I know. Sorry!

24 March 2008


Wow, I am so head over heels for everything at J. Crew. I never really considered myself a J. Crew kind of girl. I'm not exactly the preppy type and I don't think I even own anything from there. I might receive e-mail promotions from them but I'm not sure why. I've been obsessed with shoes lately... not that I always wasn't... but if you only knew. I came across the online Spring Accessories catalog. It is amazing! There is not one piece that I wouldn't get! Love the outfits as well. It's so bright and colorful, which isn't exactly my style either. I'm a sucker for great layouts and photo ads so maybe that's what it is. But perhaps that's why I am in marketing. I love being inspired. Tell me you don't love this...

23 March 2008

A Serious Developing Sweet Tooth

I have always considered myself a savory kind of a girl. Hands down, no doubt about it. But I'm not sure if it's being in France that has changed me... being surrounded by the sensuous aromas of the boulangeries and patisseries. It's hard to stay away. I am constantly craving something sweet now. Before, a perfect meal would be a big savory dish and a bite of something sweet at the end. Now, I could easily prefer a light entree and jump into a big bowl glace "ice cream" or sorbet, a fruit tart, un gateau chocolat... or maybe all of the above!!

Especially when it came to being hungry, nothing could satisfy my empty stomach like something salty... Except today I noticed that when we tried the renowned {Paul} bakery, instead of getting a mini quiche like I usually would... I went with a macaron!

I haven't found a Laduree yet and I've been dying to try a macaron but it's a bit scary. When you get really hyped up hearing about something, you don't want to be disappointed. Mon cheri chose some viennoiseries and I chose a pistachio macaron. Lucky for me, it was larger than at some of the other places I've seen them. I was hoping it wouldn't be too crunchy outside and it wasn't! Every bite of this creme filled pastry was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Je suis amoureuse!

22 March 2008

And then there was Calligraphy...

With a deep love for stationary, it only makes sense that I would have an equal fondness for calligraphy. Sometimes, I even dream as far as trying it myself but perhaps I should save myself the trouble and leave it to the pros. If that is ever the case, enter {Laura Hooper}. I've seen many a calligrapher's services across the wedding boards and each is very unique. Laura's style is very easily adaptable to many different styles from traditional and classy to flirty and chic. I especially like the personality you see in her writing. It might seem frivolous to you but if you know me... it's all in the details, honey.

This is what really makes me wish I could do it myself.

19 March 2008

Cotton Idea Studio

I was checking in on one of my favorite inspiration blogs {snippetandink.blogspot.com} when I found this site in one of the darling boards: Cotton Idea Studio. The California entrepreneur-ess, Mindy Gayer, has a style that is really to my liking. It is simple/contemporary but has an old-fashioned/retro flair to it. And of course, like all heavenly stationary, it's letterpressed.

Here are some of her goodies:

Set of 10 Cotton Monogram Initial {$15.00}

Set of 50 Cotton Lined Notes {$20.00}

Set of 10 Elum Pinstripe Postcard {$12.00}

05 March 2008

It's not a bag. It's a Birkin.

I created this blog because I wanted to keep in sight the things that I wanted one day or did not want to forget. There are very many things that motivate me and I am constantly striving for bigger, better things. I've been taught to be practical but I can definitely feel potential for a more materialistic me.

I am not a huge celeb trend follower nor am I a designer whore. But if there is one thing that I will get as soon as I make bank... it will be a bag. I'm not talking about a Vuitton or Gucci. I want a Birkin. I passed the Hermes store the other day and I remembered it once again. It boggles my mind that Victoria Beckham has one of these in just about any and every color and size. These bags run upwards of $7,500 and can easily reach 6-digits.

I remember seeing this red crocodile skin one with diamond accents in a Bazaar magazine? I think this is when I first fell in love with it and little did I know that it would be one of the most expensive and infamous bags ever. I would definitely get either the red or black first... then perhaps a white.

You might think it is absolutely ridiculous to want. Of course, I would never get it unless I could afford it. I'm not gonna be a fool and take out a loan for just a bag... This will be the one thing that will let me know that I am doing well for myself. I'm not sure when but one day... No doubt about it.