Saturday, May 28, 2011

neon pedi

In case you were wondering, the neon nail polish I got last week goes on surprisingly matte.  Not as matte as if I'd put a mattifier on, but not nearly as glossy as your average polish.  I don't mind one bit, but I thought I'd let you know.  Also, I swear I did not buy it to match my sheets.  That would be weird. 

My ballet teacher laughed at my toe nails the other day and asked me if they were purple.  I thought it was an odd question.  If you want to call it purple that's fine with me.  Whatever you call it, it makes me smile when I look down at my feet.

Friday, May 27, 2011

a fish tale

Yesterday it felt officially like summer.  Hot and sunny and gorgeous.  I had to be in the theatre by 3, so I took the morning off, no class, no rehearsal, just some relaxing down time.  Which I fully took advantage of by braiding my hair.  Yes, that was the extent of my productivity, and I loved it.  Really trying to learn how to slow down when I have the chance, and not feel guilty about it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

anna lewis

'Cathexis' is an installation by jewelry designer/multimedia artist Anna Lewis.  She hung over 3000 embellished wooden birds to swarm around the gallery.  The result is overwhelming and breathtaking.

more after the jump...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

recently purchased - zara home & zara

A few weeks ago when my mother-in-law and my grandmother-in-law (is that right? In spanish there's even less of a word for what she is to me.  Seems wrong, seeing how sweet she is.  But I digress...) were here, they got us some gifts from Zara Home.  My suegra got me this amazing little basket for me to store my crochet and other craft projects.  Now I can have it all easily accessible in the living room, but it doesn't look like a hot mess.

My grandmother-in-law got us a beautiful set of sheets but sadly they didn't fit our bed.  This is just another one of those things I don't understand about living here.  In the States you know what size your bed is; it's twin, queen or king.  Maybe California twin if you want to get crazy.  But that's it.  Here it's in centimeters, and it's not standardized.  So she got me a set that was 150 cm wide, which seemed right, but it turns out our bed is 160.  Zara Home does not carry 160.  Which means we can never have sheets from there.  Makes no sense, right?  In any case, we had to return the sheets.  Yesterday I went and picked out a few things for the exchange.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

a dancer - chaz buzan

I'm not even going to say anything about this video. It leaves me speechless.

Imagine what it would feel like to be able to do this with your body. To have that sort of freedom. To be able to do absolutely anything the choreographer asks of you, or anything your imagination could come up with.  It's mind-boggling.  Just stunning.  Ok, I guess I'm not completely speechless.

Monday, May 23, 2011


When I was little I used to think my mom was crazy because she thought pink and orange were great together.  Well mama, as usual, you were right.  Lately I can't get enough of the combination, as you can tell here from a few of my recent purchases.  Also it seems I'm still celebrating color in a big way.  Must be the weather.  Last night we slept with the window open for the first time this year, and it makes such a difference in my happiness and energy level when I wake up, just to smell that morning air drifting in.  Happy summer everybody!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

maje me

I have ogled Maje clothing many times before, it's always beautifully made with gorgeous detailing.  They give you everything from classy and delicate to trendy and casual, all done to perfection.  And now they have online shopping too!  Feast your eyes on the beauty.

silk lace cami in
off white and black, silk lace cropped top

much, much more after the jump...