Saturday, January 29, 2011

image via pretty stuff
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Enjoy the rest of it to the fullest.

Here are a few post re-caps in case you missed them:
-Feel It
-Define:Body and Mind
-From NYC to Houston
-Dreaming of Africa
-Craving Spring

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Office: Inspiration

I love interior designer, Summer Thornton's office which was recently featured in CS Interiors. There is nothing better than walking into an office, that transcends you into a place of inspiration and creativity, but also allows you to feel comfortable in the space you're working in.

I would love my own office to look like this! Wishful thinking!

All of Summer's designs are incredible. I highly suggest looking at her website, HERE.

*images via Sacramento Street

The Great Outdoors

When I came across Kelly and Britian's wedding on Once Wed, I was immediately in love with the ambiance.
Looking at pictures, literally gave my heart butterflies. Glen Allsop's photography is beautiful.

To see more pictures visit Glen Allsop, Here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Street-Style Done Right

Need I say more?

images via stockholm streetstyle, musings in femininity, altamira

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

So many people this time of year get a cold of some sort. Here is a great recipe for Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, that will help fight those symptoms and comfort your ailing body. It's also great on a cold day!

Check out the recipe from Cooking Light: Here

Friday, January 21, 2011

Good Morning, Friday

There are times in life when certain things just don't count...
This is a hilarious and delightfully charming post from Garance Dore. Enjoy!

This Post Doesn’t Count
So I was gettin’ drunk having a drink with Emily at the Jane Hotel, and we got to talking about life philosophies and all, just as any normal person would after two vodka-tonics (after the third, we move on to sex)(no, not with Emily, just that the conversation turns to sex)(Wouldn’t yours?) when I asked her... click here to Read more...

Kitchen Love

Seriously, loving this kitchen design...

via tinywhitedaises

Staying Neutral

via musings in femininity

Thursday, January 20, 2011

There's something about a snow day...

That's always magical... everything is quieter and it's a great excuse for staying in and curling up with magazines and movies!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday!

image via A Cup of JO

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Three Branches Healthy Living

Okay, so with all of the information about nutrition and health at our disposal today, I can't help but notice all the contradictions out there. Do I eat meat? Do I not eat meat? What about soy, what about vitamins? There are a thousand questions that I have all the time and everyone seems to have a different answer for them. When I first stumbled across Three Branches Healthy Living, it was because I was writing about Allison, one of the founders for our bridal magazine (Houston Brides). But, what I quickly came to realize was how her company, vision and insight made sense to me. Chemicals= Bad. Whether toxins are in our food or in the air that we breathe, toxins are very harmful to our bodies. You may be thinking, "duh," but what many people aren't aware of is how overly processed we have become. Allison and Kelly with the help, knowledge and inspiration of their mentor Marilee Nelson, have created an informative website to share what they have learned.

I have poured over the Three Branches Healthy Living site for months now, and it continues to not only make sense, but it also provides information that enables me to make better, more informed choices--from food to my face cleansers!

What's the mission, you might ask... These three women have set out "To empower individuals and families to make choices that significantly improve their quality of life by providing information and products that promote a healthy home and body."

For more information click here to visit: Three Branches Healthy Living

Monday, January 17, 2011

Shedding the Winter Layer...

After a great weekend full of good food, good friends and lots of dancing...
It's time to get back on the health wagon.

Back to long runs, healthy eating, and less sugar!
This millet bowl with black beans and vegetables looks to be just what I want-- perfect for detox.

For the recipe from Whole Living, Click: HERE.

Black & White

via prettystuff

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Lately, all I've wanted to do is dance...

Hope everyone gets to do something they want to do this weekend.

Dance, sing, paint, cook, read, dance some more, listen to music, take a bath, sit by the fire... it all sounds lovely to me!

images via pretty stuff

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Scott Schuman: The Man Behind the Lens

The Sartorialist from Amsterdam Worldwide on Vimeo.

Scott Schuman's blog, The Sartorialist, has been one of my favorite websites since I graduated college in 2004. I don't remember how I found it. I just remember being blown away by the simplistic style in which Scott captures the moment. He has a gift. His eyes are open everyday as he takes in the world around him. I love what he says about going out into the world and letting yourself "fall in love a little bit everyday."

Hope you all enjoy the video as much as I did. I've been meaning to post it for a few days... sorry for the delay!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And Graham Crackers are mmm...Good

Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere always whips up some of the best treats! When I came across her homemade graham crackers this morning, I was so excited. I'm not sure I will actually attempt to make them, but they are one of my favorite things to eat. I love this perfectly sweet treat with greek yogurt, peanut butter or dunked in milk! To get the recipe, click HERE.

She also talks about the first time she went to the grocery store, by herself in college. I had the exact same feeling the first time I went-- the one where you realize you can by anything you want. My grocery cart was always full of graham crackers!
Such a cute post, Emily!

Travel Chic

My dears, I was supposed to be flying out of NYC, but instead my editor and I decided not to go on our trip...
We were afraid of getting stuck in the airport, and in return not be able to make it to our other obligations later in the week.
I hope no one is stuck in airport, but if you are... I have been there many times. I wasn't looking as chic and do I dare say comfortable (?)... as the girl in this picture, that's for sure!

image via pretty stuff

Be. Then Do.

Mary Ruffle

Monday, January 10, 2011

Interior Inspiration

Such a lovely bathroom! I love the paneled ceiling and the tub makes me want to soak in a warm bath on this cold day!

image via pretty stuff

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Talking Health.

With the beginning of the New Year comes resolutions... and many people vow to lose weight.
I say, let's try not to focus on the weight. The more I focus on the weight, the more frustrated and hopeless it becomes.
About two years ago, I went on a backpacking trip to the Western Himalayas and it has, since then, continued to influence my view on how much food my body actually needs, as well as what kind of foods give it the most energy.

I lived off of lentils with curry, dal, rice, pasta and chocolate for 5 1/2 weeks and my body had never felt better. Now, I'm not saying we should all adhere to this type of diet, but what I am saying is that I didn't have a scale. Instead, I simply learned how to listen to my body.

As the new year begins I am going to try my best to limit my intake of sugar and processed foods.
I am going to incorporate more proteins, whole grains and vegetables. I would say fruit, but I already consume enough fruit to float a boat!

Here are 18 Winter Power-Food Recipes to check out. Nourish yourself. Love yourself. And give yourself a break...

If you are looking for a fresh start, here is a great cleanse :28 Day Mind + Body Challenge.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bundled in Laughter

I love this picture! It can't be denied that one of the best things about life are the friends that hang out and hang in there with you along the way.

One of my New Year's Resolutions: Appreciating the wonderful people who have been there for me no matter what.

Happy hump day everyone! It's snowing here in Breckenridge... Brr!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Happy New Year, Everyone! How does it feel for 2011 to be here?

I stumbled across my friend, Kate's, sister's blog yesterday and saw this sweet photo. I love the space!
This blog is so cute. I love Meg's voice and her eye for interior design is great! Check out her website, HERE. She has a wonderful way of mixing tradition, elegance and cultures. Love it!

image via LeSueur Interiors: Lagniappe