Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekend Rental - Annie Hall

Once upon a time, way back in 1993 (aka the grunge era), a girl packed up her Doc Martens and went away to university...upon arriving in Austin she gained employment at a local Italian restaurant as a hostess alongside a very cute boy with a ponytail (as all cute boys did in 1993)...this job afforded her the opportunity to wear many interesting outfits, including floral velvet hotpants (oh to have those legs again!) and a favorite femme/homme ensemble of suspenders and necktie...cute ponytail boy dubbed her a "little Annie Hall" which, of course, prompted the girl, in the throes of a serious crush, to go out and rent said film...and so begin a love affair with a movie and a boy...who no longer has a ponytail but is still pretty cute...Here's to Woody Allen, New York, and getting away with your crush for the weekend...Xoxo

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Current Crushes

Crystal Towers Earrings...would go with everything...

Open Shelving...via sfgirlbythebay

Pretty Camis - lyell via Arrow + Arrow

diy filaments lights @ design*sponge

MWM crystals & lasers in Paris...via finePRNT

stripes & flowers...via The Neo-Traditionalist

Country Music
New Willie Nelson - Country Music

Just a reminder...


Just a reminder - last day for 30% off..."NYC" at checkout...xoxo

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Arrivals - Shabd

New Arrivals by Shabd...Hand Dyed, In Brooklyn...Peace Out...

Can You See Pictures?

Hey Girls,
I've had a couple of comments about having trouble seeing pics on my website...can you let me know if you are having problems and maybe how you view the blog (reader, etc)?

Everyday Obsessions {14} - Joy Stark

Remember my friend Joy of the delicious Thanksgiving feast?  Well, I've been secretly wishing she'd start doing more columns for Pretty Mommy but you know, she's well, a little busy - working, biking, baking, schooling, rowing, running around I was super excited for her to share her everyday obsessions and I'm hoping for a little more Joy in the future ;)


In my closet
Tee: Any brightly-colored v-neck.
Jeans: Loving my Loomstate revelation fit jeans which are skinny without being leggings and don't stretch out too much.
Accessory: Sunshine and Shadow neon tie-dyed scarf, so versatile, adds a punch to any outfit. Looc has them in Boston.
On my feet: Michelle turned me onto Loeffler Randall shoes and they've been a nasty indulgence (albeit, infrequent) ever since.
Also, I couldn't survive the non-stop rain we've been having in Boston without a classic khaki trench coat and the very elegant Pare umbrella my best friend gave me several years ago.


Beauty Secrets
Skin: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is effective, yet gentle and smells like cucumbers
Make up: The glow I get from riding my beautiful bicycle everyday.
Scent: Kai, when I remember

In my kitchen
Cookbook: Alice Waters Chez Panisse Vegetables, a must-have if you subscribe to a CSA and the Rebar Modern Food Cookbook, an incredible vegetarian cookbook from a restaurant in Victoria
Gadget: Inexpensive Japanese mandoline makes slicing and dicing vegetables and fingers incredibly fast.
15-minute recipe: Guacamole: Mince: Serrano pepper, 1/2 small white onion, 1/2 cup cilantro; Combine with juice of one lime, 2 ripe Haas avocados, pinch of salt.
Can't live without ingredient: Just got turned onto smoked paprika and I want to sprinkle it on everything!

Walls: A work in progress. However, I love the Tara Donovan poster I bought to remind me of her incredible exhibit at the Boston ICA.
Bedding: John Robshaw
Flowers: I adore peonies and french tulips
Favorite Design Source: Michelle!

Pop culture extra credit
On my nightstand: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I just started reading it and it's so delicious I can't put it down.
On my tivo: I don't have a Tivo, but I'm slowly trying to get caught up on Mad Men.
On my iPod: Lately I'm listening to Band of Horses, Bon Iver, Mates of State, Peaches, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kid Cudi, Beirut and Passion Pit the most.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not Trying Too Hard...


I'm trying to use this as my mantra when I pack for New York this week...I always feel too "done"...and I NEED that beat up leather backpack...
pics via Garance Doré, Jak & Jil, Refinery 29, Turned Out, and Vanessa Jackman

More Comfy Kicks...

more of my spring obsession with flat comfy shoes...all MYMU

Monday, April 26, 2010

Silver Bells, and Cockel Shells, and little maids all in a row...

Since I'm on my earth day kick I thought I'd add in a few things about Vegetable gardening...last year, after reading animal, vegetable, miracle (which I'm rereading for extra dose of inspiration) I dove in and built 4 3x4 raised beds in my backyard...I layered newspaper in the bottom over my grass (lazy me!) and then alternated potting soil, compost and manure until they were filled...this was by far the most expensive part of the process because I insisted on fancy organic grade soil (Mother Earth Gardens in Mpls)...I then planted a mix of seeds and starter plants and ended up with a giant was a little crazy! I also used wine boxes on my patio for herbs, lettuce etc and I think it's such a cute, simple way to do a liitle bit if you don't have a lot of space...
I stole this idea from a cute book called Garden Anywhere...

My self made boxes are a little ramshackle this year - I'd love to resuscitate them with this kit from Scout Regalia! They do a fantastic patio garden kit too and this could be my fantasy outdoor table...Gorgeous...

Wouldn't these rainboots be so chic to garden in...

and I could really use a new pair of these...hint, hint, mother's day...

Do you garden? What do you like to plant??

Oh, I'm dying to read this too:

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture