Monday, November 29, 2010

overboard -

I spent most of the weekend sick in bed.  Whenever I am sick I crave the following:

80s movies

Lucky for me, Zeina had just gifted me 2 DVDs - Overboard + Best of Cosby Show Episodes!
And we ordered in some veggie pho!

Check out major babe Goldie in Overboard.  The outfits are so hot - major high cut 80s swimwear!!

images via dariandarlingnyc

Oh that cell phone!  I totally remember Dad's just like that...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

crocker art museum mention

in last week's new yorker !  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

pretty funny.

have you heard of damn you auto correct?

Thursday, November 18, 2010


i had my first roll of film developed from my new camera - and the camera works great!!  am so very excited to be shooting film again.

sarah barkawi

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

O + J

Surely by now, you might be aware of the fact that I have the world's cutest nephews.  Last month I spent a week hanging out with them in Minneapolis.  It's always so amazing to cash in on spending major time with my big-sister, Lana.  It's difficult living so far from her... you'd think we'd be used to it by now, it's been too many years to count since she went off to college and we haven't really shared a city since.  Zeina and I have always been lucky to be in close proximity - which is amazing... but in my fantasy world the 3 of us would share a city, sister-drama-free! haha.
Anyways... check out these faces!

  I definitely feel like the crazy aunt who is always busting out pictures and showing people, who may or may not be interested.  But they are so damn cute, how could you not be?  Oh dang, I am that aunt.  Oh well... want more?  I'm sure you do... more here ♥

miss you lanaloo.  see you in 1 month! xo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

handmade is always better.

Local lovely ladyfriend, Yadira, knits these gorgeous cowl neck scarves.  
Last year I swooped up a bunch of them and gave them away as holiday gifts.  
She makes hats and gloves as well... 
She's a supermom, working girl, fashion blogging, crafty lil sweet heart. 
Keep your eye out for her goods which, when available, are usually sold at Cuffs ( j & 26)  

they are large enough for multiple heads - cozy up!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

they don't make them like they used to...

Or do they?  I'm referring to user manuals.  Yesterday I scored a Canon AE-1 film camera from a garage sale in perfect condition.  One quick google search for "Canon AE-1 user manual" was all it took to find the original user manual available online.  Check out these gems below.  I love the all hand drawn graphics.  

And here's the camera I scored.  Can you believe I got this camera + a rad camera bag (see below) + 4 lenses, one being a prism lens + various filters + cleaning supplies all for 10 dollars!!  

I am so excited to develop the first roll and see how this baby works.  I got really lazy with the convenience of my iphone and my digital camera - and now I'm totally ready to dive back into film. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

dada girlfriend - BUST magazine

Hey!  Check it out!!  BUST magazine featured former Sacramento based band (now Austin based) - Agent Ribbons' video for Dada Girlfriend as their video of the day!!  SOOOO cool!  I love BUST and I love the Ribbons!

check it out HERE
and below is Agent Ribbons' upcoming Spain + Portugal tour schedule

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

need a refresher on your dance moves?

g l e i m o u s

gleimous:  adj. - slimy; full of phlegm

Meet my new adopted word.  You can go to savethewords and adopt your very own word. NPR ran a bit about this yesterday and I couldn't resist checking it out.  They say each year hundreds of words are dropped from the English language, so here is an effort to keep them alive.  When you adopt a word you are supposed to be making a commitment to be using the word in an effort to keep it alive.  

There are loads of words on the website to chose from.  I like mine.  It stuck out to me in the midst of all the other words... First off, I'm hot for the letter g.  Secondly, I love that it's got hints of the word glamorous, yet so far from the meaning of it... 

Even blogger has my word underlined with that little red squiggly line indicating it doesn't believe it's a word... hmm.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

i am my own planner

photo via kissthegroom

really starting to dive into all the research and planning for our celebration of love

i will not get overwhelmed

i will not get overwhelmed

i will not get overwhelmed

Monday, November 8, 2010

the weekend.

sweet potato + black bean tacos

catching up with these 2

 davis farmer's market with mom.  had my very first fatface popsicle. so good.

lime + avocado

major sunday sleep-in with olive

stuffed bell peppers + quinoa salad

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

mad about palm springs

I have a confession to make... I am completely obsessed with a city I have never been to (yet).  This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened.  Take my love affair with Paris for example.  So far, in this lifetime, I have been lucky enough to visit quite a few countries, but I have yet to explore the country of France, and well, Paris.  Yet, somehow, I feel so certain I would fall head over heels...

While Paris is hopefully one day in my future, Palm Springs happens to be a bit more in reach.  And currently I am OBSESSED.  I can't stop myself from browsing through books, magazines, and blogs dedicated to Palm Springs, the design, the architecture.  There's something about the vast dry crazy hot desert, combined with this really mid-century modern design that is sending me over the edge.  I have to go.  As soon as possible.

Here's a collection of some rad photographs I've stumbled across throughout this obsessive phase of mine...

this gentleman outside of the parker hotel - designed by jonathan adler

 via - tilton lane

via - betog

via - jetset

del marco hotel

once a gas station - now the palm springs visitors center

and... what's better than this image that greets you on the main page of the palm springs visitor center 

holy hot gays, take me to palm springs!!  
you know a city is RAD when this graces their visitor website!