Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hand Crafted Luxury

I don’t know when I first came across the work of London-based designer Faustine Steinmetz, but what I do know is that I cannot stop looking at her work. Her handmade creations take staples like blue jeans and elevate them to wearable works of art. I do not exaggerate. Each piece is meticulously crafted in […]

Damn Good Denim

This is a feast for the eyes if you are a denim lover. The new 3.1 Phillip Lim denim collection has it all – jackets, tops, and of course jeans in a variety of styles. If I had to pick a favorite, it may be the moto jacket. But the trench is crazy good too. You […]

Book Mark

One thing I really love about living in Portland is that it’s a city that appreciates books. There are plenty of independent bookstores around and Powell’s is the mack daddy of them all. On a recent visit, I found this book, “Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations” and couldn’t resist buying it. A book on sale is […]

Nude Nails

It’s time to lighten up. I’m talking about my nails since the dark colors I’ve worn in winter seems incongruous with the sunny weather I’ve been basking in lately. This Essie nail polish, called Eternal Optimist, is my all time favorite pinky nude. It’s truly the best. I feel more put together, even when I’m […]

For the Love of Overalls

Boy, do I appreciate this article about the cult of overalls over at New York Magazine. As I’ve mentioned here before, I am an overall lover, but I don’t actually wear overalls. Well, I do keep shorts overalls (shortalls?) at my mom’s house that I pretty much wear non-stop when we’re visiting. My husband rolls his […]

Fleet Feet

After spending the weekend in Southern California with a group of girlfriends, I got the added bonus of coming home to sublimely gorgeous weather in Portland.  I can’t think of anything as inherently uplifting as the warmth of sunshine on my skin. Now I think it’s time to update my sandal game. I love these […]

Run Lady, Run

After spending a week skiing at Whistler in beautiful British Columbia, I realized I needed more exercise in my life. There’s nothing like a full body workout like skiing to remind a person that your physical state is literally and metaphorically going downhill without regular physical exertion. Vacuuming does not count. Nor does walking to the coffee […]