Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Postcards From Italy

Today I am leaving for Italy for 2 weeks. Before I leave I want to leave you with some inspiration, etc. Can't wait to show you all the pictures when I get back!

a suitcase I painted in art

I won't actually be going to Rome, but I love "Roman Holiday" lol

2 weeks worth of playlists, all which make you feel like you're going to Italy/France:
1. Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary
2. Postcards From Italy - Beirut
3. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
4. Paradise - Ana Serrano van der Laan
5. Volare - Bobby Darin
6. Sway - The Puppini Sisters
7. That's Amore - Dean Martin
8. Elephant Gun - Beirut
9. Somethin' Stupid - Frank Sinatra
10. On An Evening In Roma - Dean Martin
11. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - The Puppini Sisters
12. Koop Island Blues - Koop
13. They - Jem
14. A Cold Wind Will Blow Through Your Door - Bill Ricchini
15. Breezin' Along With The Breeze - Josephine Baker
16. La Même Histoire - Feist
17. Je Chante - Charles Trenet
18. La Femme Chocolat - Olivia Ruiz
19. Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini - Richard Anthony
20. The Miles Till Home - The Elected

**watch the videos below!


Gwen Stefani - Cool

I have always been in love with this music video. It was filmed at Lake Como (where George Clooney lived) and we are going there on our trip too! BEAUTFIL VIDEO! So glamourous!

Beirut: Postcards from Italy

love the vintage summery feel to it!

Monday, May 19, 2008

As We Go On, We Remember...

4 years went by too fast. I cant believe I have already graduated from high school. It was a really fun weekend filled with many parties and little sleep. I was balling during the ceremony when my best friend, the salutatorian gave her speech and looked at me when she said " make friends that we will keep forever." Its was pitiful lol. Last night I stayed up till 3 talking to friends. Good times had by all :) and YAY ITS SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is an extra long playlist, all songs about graduating, leaving home and friends, and moving on with life, enjoy:
1. Graduation - Vitamin C
2. Goodbye To You - Michelle Branch
3. Shine On - Jet
4. Far Far - Yael Naim
5. First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
6. Do You Remember - Jack Johnson
7. Somewhere Down the Road - Feist
8. Adventures in Solitude - The New Pornographers
9. Seven Years - Norah Jones
10. HighSchool - The Watson Twins
11. The Prettiest Thing - Norah Jones
12. You Have Been Loved - Sia
13. Us - Regina Spektor
14. Dream - Priscilla Ahn
15. Until The End - Norah Jones
16. The Greatest - Cat Power
17. After The Curtain - Beirut
18. With Arms Outstretched - Rilo Kiley
19. How It Ends - Devotchka

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Tomorrow on May the 12th at 11:57 PM I will enter my last year of teenage hood (aka its my 19th birthday). A little sigh of relief, a little sadness. As a pre-teen, movies and TV shows definitely gave me a false idea of being a teenager: I would be beautiful and popular and have a boyfriend, have the coolest car, and well I guess just be "perfect". Looking back my expectations were sort of hilarious, but I'm not sad about how my teen years have been. Seriously I have the best friends a girl could ask for who help make the teen years playful and fun like they are supposed to be. Late night talks, going to the grocery store in the middle of the night to get junk food, running around a field on the first day of summer with sparklers, and skinny dipping are all the things that have made my teenage years so special. I am excited to go on with the next year of my life which will contain: graduating high school (ironically tomorrow is my last day of high school), going to Italy, and going to college. So, happy birthday to me lol! I want to make the absolute most out of my last year of teenagehood!
I'm not having a birthday party this year because I'm having a graduation party next weekend. And I'm not expecting many gifts either, but here is my wish list (emphasize the WISH part lol)

OF course this week's playlist all has to do with being a teen:
1. Teen Angst - M83
2. Teenage Kicks - Seabear
3. Teenager - Camera Obscura
4. Thirteen - Ben Kweller
5. Seventeen - The Cat's Miaow
6. That Teenage Feeling - Neko Case
7. Teenager - The Thrills
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9. Sixteen - Los Super Elegantes
10. Teenage Hustling - Tori Amos

Friday, May 9, 2008

Swedish Fish

Come on, I know you stalk them too. They're way cooler than Cory Kennedy and can make a ballerina bun look NOT uptight. Florals, opaque tights, white keds, plaids, mini skirts, stripes, baggy tshirts are all the things these girls need that make you want to be like them.
I'm talking about those stylish Swedish girls, of course! Blogs such as Modernieter and Lisa Place have been such a source of inspiration lately, as i am sure yours. I love their beautiful photography, girly girl posts, and love of summer. their blogs just make you feel so happy and feminine. They use mainly basics with an accessory here and there that makes their wardrobe so versatile and "all year round".

They live for Victorian and vintage florals and worship anything Chloe Sevigny puts on her body.

Their simple, yet interesting way of dressing has been forever in my mind, especially while shopping. Recently I bought this oversize cardigan at Anthropologie:

It reminded me of something a cool Swedish girl would wear lol - the dainty floral, cosy knit, and oversize-ness. I'm thinking I'll wear it with black tights, a black tank, and bun on the top of my head.

It's as good as Swedish Fish lol!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


some Feist Lyrics :)

Ive been tagged like 27027 times and have had no time to do them until now. Thank you for tagging me though, I love tags. Finals, planning graduation parties, finishing 4 scrapbooks for friends, etc are sort of taking over my life!

6 Quirks

1. I announce to my friends when I'm about to burp (which happens more than i would like). I guess it makes it less offensive if I acknowledge it lol (not really). At this point they just laugh.

2. I have to eat cereal at LEAST once a day - its a horrible addiction

3. I have a slight southern accent (so I've been told by some of my Yankee friends hehe)

4. I keep a "money diary" of how much I spend and how much I make - so I always know exactly how much I have to spend or save.

5. I ALWAYS write in cursive, which people totally love, or totally cant read.

6. I love being pale or fair, which is an odd thing for a teenager to want I guess.

Five Things...
found in my bag:
1. TI-83 yucky
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. every color highlighter (yes I'm one of those kinds of girls)
4. lead
5. textbooks and notebooks

found in my purse:
1. camera
2. cell
3. wallet
4. never ending TO GET list
5. sunglasses (like my new Chanel/Olsen esque round black ones with gradating lenses)

in my room (favorite):
1. fairy pillow
2. pink poodle piggie bank I got in Paris
3. a Maire Antoinette esqe basket
4. all my teapots I've collected
5. Audrey Hepburn treasures book

I've always wanted to do:
1. go on a road trip
2. go rock climbing
3. be in a movie
4. own a business
5. start an indie magazine

I'm currently into:
1. "Pretty Good Year" by the Vitamin String Quartet (buy it now!!!)
2. disposable cameras
3. the idea of forest green nail polish
4. quoting The Parent Trap
5. daydreaming about my trip to Italy in 2 weeks :D

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Kind of been obsessed with florals, actual flowers, and well just spring in general lately. So to go with my mood (?) this post is a reflection of all things flowery.

This is a cake I made last week for my mom's friend 50th surprise party. The flowers are real and edible, I also sugared them to give them a little sparkle.

Here is the week's playlist very springy, sunny, happy, walking through a garden like - AND all the names of the songs are things you would find in a garden too:

1. Gatekeeper - Feist
2. Sunbeams - The Concretes
3. The Flowers - Regina Spektor
4. Butterfly - Katie Herzig
5. Birds and the Bees - The Bird and The Bee
6. Another Rainy Day - Corinne Bailey Rae
7. Walnut Tree - Keane
8. Cocoon - Jack Johnson
9. Asleep on a Sunbeam - Belle and Sebastian
10. The Garden You Planted - Sea Wolf