Apr 22, 2013
Working from home again and loving it. Posting random pics from my last vacation. Finding my way in a new position within a young company has been so exciting. I feel challenged yet up for the task, and although the daily hum drum of an office job can wear on you, somehow JayBird keeps me on my toes. Today I randomly met Ziggy Ansah - who will probably turn out to be a major NFL player. Can't wait to see what's ahead. And it's only been 5 months.
And on a side note, BlueBuds X rock! I can go all over my yard and garden without carrying my ipod with me. Crazy alien technology that I LOVE.
Jan 23, 2013
I moved back into my house this week. And I'm so happy to be home. But even happier that JayBird lets me work from home so I can get my fridge repaired. Loving this new gig.
Dec 12, 2012
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Nov 5, 2012
A little behind the scenes stylewatch from the Miche Bags photoshoot I did before I left for Italy. I'll post some pictures form the catalogue soon. It was a lot of fun working with these ladies!
Oct 14, 2012
Just down the street from where I'm staying in Rome is the Ponte Milvio market, held every other Sunday. Its exactly what I was hoping for. I left with a random collection of rusted old euro style keys, and some other trinkets small enough to pack in my suitcase home. Alas, I couldn't quite fit the authentic rusted Tolix or beautful glass jars in my carryon luggage.
Oct 12, 2012
The title says it all, folks. Eataly is basically everything you could ask for as far as Italian cuisine is concerned. Located directly above the metro stop; Ostiense, it's easy to get to and easy to love. Four floors full of food only from Italy and multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and butcher counters. It's like Ikea for Italian food, but better! I had bianca lasagna, with BACON. Hello, heart attack!
Well like this scene in Eat Pray Love I'm officially 10 pounds heavier, and having a similar love affair with almost every piece of pizza I eat. Should I feel guilty? Should I enjoy it? Should I buy some new big girl pants, or just break out my old 'fat girl jeans'.... I think my self image can handle being a few kilos heavier, and a few pastas, pizzas, and lasagnas richer.
Oct 9, 2012
Get your sour candy fix from Jolly Pop, on Via Del Corso, near Piazza del Popolo. Cute & tasty candy, and the owner gave me a 'special price' for being 'bella'. I can live with that!!
Oct 3, 2012
In Rome, you don't even know what you are looking at, but you love it.
Yesterday I decided to take a walk in the city centre. As I was approaching my final destination, I accidentally ran into the Colloseum! The sun illuminated the cityscape like something I have never seen before. And to think, Rome has looked this beautiful for thousands of years.
Oct 2, 2012
Just across the street from Trevi Fountain; tucked away in a tiny square, Piazza di Pietra, lies Il Salotto 42. Think typewriter font; american vintage, and artsy mags to puruse through. Plush seating and tin tile wallpaper. 90's alt rock and awesome cappuccinos. Curved ceilings and polka dot muffin liners. Add to all that, the barista actually invited me to have a seat and relax. A real treat in Rome. Salotto Quarantadue.
Oct 1, 2012
As I was searching for a clip to post from Eat Pray Love, I came across this Ted talk by author Elizabeth Gilbert. So I watched it. And I loved it. And somehow, now, I feel less responsibility and less anxiety about being creative.
Absolutley love the vintage feel of these stovetop knobs. Love the authentic Italian cusine cooked on this stovetop even more. Best food in Roma. Grazie, Patrizia.
Sep 30, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012
Last night I felt like I was suddenly transported into a movie set, and for a moment this morning when I woke up I thought I dreamed it up. Somewhere crossed between the time travelling Midnight in Paris, and genuine classic The Godfather, is the Jerry Thomas Speakeasy. There's no sign out front, and a legit password is required for entry. Thursday night three piece jazz band, edison bulbs, and all the prohibited moonshine / authentic cocktails an old fashioned gal like myself could ask for. Bellisimo.
Sep 27, 2012
In Rome, Pizza, Pasta, and Prosecco. It's all you need to know.
Sep 25, 2012
Rome is a city where beauty comes without effort. Where love and passion combine with pizza and prosecco, and you get magical results. Looking around my neighborhood in Ponte Milvio, I find architecture and details that the locals overlook.
And I am sure by the end of my trip, I will have more pictures of cappuccino love than I care to admit... those hearts get me every time!
Sep 24, 2012
The Pantheon is quite simply the most stunning architecture I have ever seen. Or spinned in.
Sep 15, 2012
I'm on an extended stay in Rome. Thought I would try adding some raspberries onto my salad for lunch. Simple things can make a girl so happy.
Sep 14, 2012
I'm too used to the used to mentality.
I have the used to blues.
Sep 5, 2012
I'm embarrassed to say I've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's. But I finally sat down, alone with some no name cats I picked up this week, and fell in love with Holly Golightly. I haven't felt like this about a movie in a long time. Maybe since like Titanic era. And that's a long while back. Even though this stylish little rom com is over 50 years old, it still hit me like a good slap in the face. And then I turned the other cheek, I watched it twice in one day. True love!