Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Words of Wisdom

 I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.

Diana Vreeland

Extra Coffee Time

It has already been a long week for me, I have been going through several pots of coffee.  It started with a call from my mom telling me that Dad had broken his shoulder falling off a ladder, he is doing fine now (it could have been allot worse) he had to have surgery on it but he is comfortable and is going to heal up just great. I've been working on a lot of stuff for InClover, I'm hoping we will be getting off the ground soon. I am trying to write a business plan, I've never writing one before and am feeling my way through it.  I've been testing bath salt recipes (I know, not a hard job right?) and I think I'm on to a good one.  The thing I have been stuck on is packaging. We have an idea of how we want it to look in our heads but I need to spend some time running around and trying to find some actual material for us to use.  Moms coming over here soon so I hope to have some stuff ready to show her.  It's been a lot of work but I truly am loving it. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Snail Mail

This morning I found a lovely handwritten thank you card in the mail and it just made my day.  While now days email and texts have taking over the world I find that handwritten snail mail is even more special.  Apparently the Britain's Royal Mail thinks so, they have released these great stamps of old British post boxes, I love them!

Summer Salad

It seems like it is finally summer here is Seattle and I have been thoroughly enjoying the weather.  I have been spending many days walking around the lake with my sister after work.  I have also been in the mood to make some light, summertime type meals.  The other day I picked up a small seedless watermelon, I cut it into rough chunks and throw it into a bowl with a bunch of watercress and feta.  The mix of crisp and fruit was great.  Do you have any favorite summertime recipes?

Here We Go

InClover Bathworks is slowly becoming a reality. The first of the new batches have been put up to cure (this takes four weeks) and we have an official business licence.  I am having such an amazing time pulling this all together and am so excited to see where this will lead us.  Our next move is a trip up to Bellingham and a great supplies shop up there called Brambleberry, we need to stock up on a few things. I am having so much fun thinking of fragrances and packaging and imagining what everything will look like.  This is such an amazing adventure and I am excited, hopeful, nerves and yes even a little scared.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh Carly

So on the Vogue website ( they have post on what they call beauty icons, they are usually pretty interesting but I must say for an icon they got the last one right.  The glorious Carly Simon, she has such a way about her, a kind of casual glamor.  


Last Saturday I had took my Dad to see a Mariners/Yankees game.  It was so much fun to have some one on one time with him.  I lived in New York for many years so I am a BIG Yankees fan, my Dad of course was for the Mariners so that made it all the more fun.  Before the game we meet at my friends husbands hot dog stand (in front of the bar Hooverville) he had the best frankfurters.  We had perfect summer weather for baseball that it almost felt like a movie. It was so much fun!!

Hip Hip Jorge

My New Adventure

Hello all, Sorry that post have been light lately I have been busy with a new project but I promise to be more diligent about the blog in the future.  In the mean time I want to fill you in on my new endeavor!  I am very excited to be starting a small business (very small, as in out of my bedroom).  Me and my mother have been making soap in someway or another for the past ten years.  We have always enjoyed it, playing with fragrances, perfecting recipes and of course taking lots of luxurious baths. Now we want to take it to the next level and I am so excited!! We are hoping to be selling on Etsy soon, so look for us!!  We are calling ourselves InClover Bathworks

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paper Dolls

When I was a little girl I loved to play with paper dolls, I could spend all day dresses them up in different outfits. Well I found a grown up and fashion forward equivalent in the website Polyvore, it lets you create different looks with tons of images (I created the one above because I am longing to hit the beach).  It also links you over to were the images came from if you want to perches part or all of the look you created.  I could defiantly see myself spending all day creating different looks, just like I did with my dolls.

Words of Wisdom

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.
~Robert frost

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wild Target

I think this looks like a great movie, I love most anything with Emily Blunt in it.  It already came out in the UK, I think it will be in the US in October. Any thoughts??

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Home sweet Wallingford

Last night was my first night in my new home! I'm still de-stressing from the move (and still unpacking) but I can't wait to explore my new and lovely neighborhood of Wallingford, Seattle.  Here are a few of the places I am looking forward to frequenting.

Molly Moon's Ice Cream

Arguably the best ice cream out there.  Molly Moon's makes there waffle cones fresh in the store (you can smell them down the block) and offers a variety of amazing flavors like salted caramel and birthday cake. But the best part about Molly Moons is their dedication to using local ingredient!

Farmers Market

On the subject of local food, Wallingford for has an excellent Farmers Market on Wednesdays.  I'm looking forward to picking up fresh fruit and veg (not to mention meat, jam, and cheese) Yummy!

Archie Mcphee

Archie Mcphee is the place to go for gag gifts or anytime you need a giggle. I love to stop by when I  need an unusual hostess gift, party favor or something funny to add to a gift bag.

Pacific Inn Pub
I love to hit up the Pacific in when they have the Yankees playing on the t.v. (still a NYC girl at heart). Good burgers, good beer, friendly staff, it's the perfect little neighborhood pub.

Well so far I am loving Wallingford, one of my lovely new roommates is taking me out for italian tonight and then I really must get back to unpacking and settling in.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
~Emily Post

Friday, June 25, 2010

Louis V

I am so in love with these photos from Louis Vuitton's fall 2010 collection. They are a kind of sexy/sweet, glamorous throw back to the feminine women of the 1950's. Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs said "This season was a manifesto for beautiful, ladylike clothes." I'm loving it, how about you? And how gorgeous does Christy Turlington look? She is rocking her 40's!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Broadway has been Baring it for 20 years!

Last Sunday was the 20th annual Broadway Bares event in New York.  The burlesque/ variety show featured some of Broadways biggest stars yet still maintain a community feeling.  Since in started in '92 with seven dancers stripping on a bar, it has been raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and this years "Strip-opoly" show made over $1 million, how great is that?


If you haven't been to The Sartorialist you need to check it out.  It's a great blog if you are into fashion or just people watching.  I had to read post this lovely lady and what he had to say about uniforms.

"Uniforms are, by nature, an attempt to make people conform to a code. I always find it interesting when people are able to play within the set boundaries of a code while still not totally losing their own uniqueness."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Words of Wisdom

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

J.D. Salinger
I just finished reading Catcher in the Rye and absolutely loved it. I want to read The Help next, I started it but had to bring it back to the library. What are you reading this summer?

Summer Dinners

I love to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the foodnetwork, my all time favorite shows are Barefoot Contessa and Everyday Italian.  I am heading up to the farmers market after work today, now that it finally feels like summertime I am inspired to cook more.  I'd also like to try preserves, I love the idea of buy bulk, fresh, fruit and putting it up for winter.  Here are a couple of videos, hope they inspire you, or at lest make you hungry.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Words of Wisdom

 It is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal. Its politics are used to frighten children. Its traffic is madness. Its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it-once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no other place is good enough.
 - John Steinbeck

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Grandparents

My uncle emailed me these great photos of my grandparents, weren't they classy? I never got to meet my grandfather (he passed when my mother was just a girl) but I love hearing stories about him. My grandmother has always been a hero of mine, she was an amazingly strong, stylish and funny women, I think you can see some of that in these photos.
  Miss you Gran.

Words of Wisdom

Scandal is gossip made

 tedious by morality.

~Oscar Wilde

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Derby Trivia Night: PFM Fundraiser for Broken Bones

PFM had a rough start this year, we had THREE broken ankles already! We're holding a fundraiser to help our girls pay some of their medical bills.
There will be a $2 buy in to play trivia.
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Eastlake Bar and Grill
Street: 2947 Eastlake Ave E.
City/Town: Seattle, WA

Words of Wisdom

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

Albert Einstein

My Nerdness

So last night was the season finale of Glee.  I have to admit it has become one of my favorite shows and I got a little emotional, or as Sue would put it I "teared up more then Michael Landon on little house."  How about you? Any fellow Gleeks? What is your guilty pleasure TV?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Got To Love De La Renta

I have been drooling over these photos from Oscar De La Renta's resort collection. There is no denying the man knows how to dress women. How amazing would it be to have such a work of art hanging in your closet.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius,
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

~Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Perfect Couple

My cousin is getting married this summer (Congratulations!!!). He posted this picture from my parents wedding on his blog and I just had to pass it on. They were so young and so in love! Three grow kids later and let me tell you not much has changed.