Friday, June 29, 2012

Ilana Kohn + Her Summer Essentials

Considering I've worn my Ilana Kohn Daryl tee practically every other day this month I would definitely consider her new collection a summer essential (you know, behind sunscreen & ice tea), so I asked the brains behind these dreamy pieces what her hot weather must haves are...

1. Ace & Jig, Dunes Dress - Summer duds just don't get any better than this.
2. Odette, Foxclaw Bracelet - Just the thing to pair with the Ace & jig Dunes Dress!
3. Ermie, Light of California Chiffon Scarf - The perfect lightweight wrap for a chilly summer evening.
4. Gruner Veltliner - Best.  Summer.  Wine.
5. Oui, Ceramic Tea Cup/Candle - For a little romantic lighting while sitting outside sipping aforementioned Gruner Veltliner.

Thanks Ilana!! We are headed "up north" to see Wilco - yes! and the whole family gets to go! - hope everyone has a beautiful weekend...
xoxo, M

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Arrivals & Extra 50% Off Sale!

Have you checked out what's new lately?
PLUS...take an EXTRA 50% off all SALE items...they are going fast...
xoxo, M

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dream Collective Store!

Last weekend Clare Vivier opened her gorgeous new flagship in LA and tonight her former shop mate Kathryn Bentley is debuting the Dream Collective store right around the corner...not only will she be showcasing her own amazing jewelry but lots of goodies from some of my absolute favorite designers...knowing Kathryn's crazy good taste the corner of Sunset & Micheltorena promises to be Los Angeles's best shopping destination!
and how cool is it she chose the summer solstice for her celebration?  
Head on over if you are in LA!  and of course you can find both lines online in my shop as well!
xoxo, M

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Design Mom Living With Kids!

Can I geek out on you a little bit?? I'm on one of my very favorite tippy top blogs today - Design Mom!! The lovely Gabrielle asked me to be in her "Living With Kids" series and it's up today...whohoo! 
Mucho love and thanks to Nadia Haddad (interior designer extraordinaire) & Emily Saunders for making my spaces look waaaayyyy cooler than normal on short notice and to photographer Paul Owen of Owen Photo for taking such happy pretty pictures...
(On a side note, re: Gabrielle - I'm convinced that all the really top uber bloggers are there because not only are they very talented but are also extremely nice and supportive of other women, no?)
xoxo, Michelle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Good Buy...

I'm going to try and get back to blogging about some useful things like buying leopard pants (hahaha!) seriously, I just got these on super sale at J Crew (yep, basically my entire wardrobe is stuff from my shop + J Crew...sad but true)...they are listed at $79 online but in the store $45 plus an extra 30% off...and they are kind of the perfect pant...a little roomy so I rolled up the hem for a slouchy look and paired it with an oversize silk top and flat sandals...Emily pointed out how cute they would be with a stripe tee you could throw on heels for date night or a slouchy sweater when it gets cold...
I might suggest buying them a bit loose as I think the beauty lies in being able to throw them on with converse & a gray tee and run to the playground...
Okay, hope you enjoyed this initial installment of Good Buy...Happy Shopping!
xoxo, M

Monday, June 11, 2012

It's Monday and I'm a Mess!

Are you messy or a neat freak? I'm most definitely the former and was probably grounded more than any other kid EVER thanks to my refusal to clean up my room...I used to yell at my parents "Gimme a break! Messiness equals creativity!" (nice faux artistic temperament, eh?) stomp away, shove everything humanly possible under the bed and in the closet and then call it a day...
I like to think that I've matured beyond those years but the mess is still a daily struggle...
It's not pretty friends...but the lovely Trina has a fantastic series on her blog - Monday Mess - about finding the beauty in your clutter and asked me to join in today...(aren't you just crazy about Trina? Totally my kind of gal, and someone who maintains her sense of humor and cool with 4 lala's underfoot is my personal hero) go check out my Monday Mess...
xoxo, M
ps - there is so much NEW goodness in the shop that I am bursting to tell you about but I'll keep it low key for now...Kinfolk, Baskets, Ilana's all happening!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer lovin...

photo - Garance Dore

Dude...I was so playing hooky this morning...going for a bike ride, breakfast date with the mister...and came back home to this gorgeous shot by Garance Dore of Ace & Jig's Baja I frantically ordered up a bunch for the shop...
snag it here!  okay...back to work..
xoxo, M

Friday, June 1, 2012

The best coast beach house...

Summer tunes...check...
Happy Friday!!
xoxo, M