29 February 2012

PVR: Vaca recap

There's nothing like time at the beach to relax and rejuvinate. Last week, we were lucky to be able to visit my parents who are vacationing  in Nuevo Villarta. It's a loooong trip from the northeast to the middle of Mexico, all the way on the Pacific Coast. But once you get there, it's just heaven.


27 February 2012

One Mexican Minute, Por Favor

After a week of sunshine, ocean waves, long runs rewarded with margaritas, and lots of QT with the fam... this seniorita is ready for a siesta.

14 February 2012


Happy Valentine's Day! Here are a few things that are making me smile today...

Beautiful flowers from the Sailor arrived well in advance of Valentine's Day so that I could enjoy them before we go on vacation (Planning ahead-- the man is gooo-ood!)

"More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?"

We watched Valentine's Day the movie this weekend. Star-studded cast- Shirley MacClaine, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift.It was a cute movie- a little long, but the ending was worth it. And for those of you who have seen it and are wondering, yes, I cried at the end.

"Pink Swap" present for the Annual Monograms & Manicures gift exchange is en route to Oregon (hopefully arrived by now)! Hope my swap partner enjoys her goodies. It's always fun to get surprises in the mail. 

I adore this sweet baby! So excited to be part of Charlotte's life. I couldn't have dressed her better if she was my own little one-- She's a mini fashionista already with her leopard onesie and pink and green accessories! 

Love this man more than anything! I'm so lucky that he's my valentine. 

09 February 2012

Passion for Purple

Whoa! Hello, purple! If the Sailor wouldn't completely object (Not a chance, no way, no how, never), I'd loooove to replicate Jules Reid's living room in our (non-existent) new house. The purple is so bold, so happy.

08 February 2012

A woman must be two things...

A woman must be two things- classy and fabulous. 
-Coco Chanel

I swoon every time I see one of the new Ralph Lauren Collection ads. He undoubtedly outdid himself with the Spring 2012 runway line. I mean, the dresses are breathtakingly beautiful, "Sleek, delicate and inherently feminine, this spring Ralph Lauren plays homage to the exhilarating glamour of the 1920's and 30's."

06 February 2012


Awe-inspiring asanas. This video for Equinox makes me want to get back to my yoga practice, which I've neglected for the past six months plus. What's even more encouraging is the Huffington Post interview with Briohny Smyth, where she opens up how yoga and positive affirmations helped her cope with struggles. Best line of the article: People often overcome mountains of adversity to be in a place where they can shine.

01 February 2012

February Five

Happy February! Sorry for the absence. And I apologize in advance for the random ramblings today. I'm always inspired and amazed by things, but sometimes it's more difficult to be creative and/or prolific than others. There's no shortage of blog content today though!