Tuesday, December 28, 2010

exactly what I need

Hot White Chocolate With Rum

1 vanilla bean
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cardamom, lightly crushed
4 cups whole fat milk
4 oz white chocolate
1 tablespoon rum
Whipped cream + 4 crushed peppermint candies for garnish

Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Place the seeds, bean, cinnamon, cardamon and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Let the spices infuse the milk for 20 minutes. Strain & remove the spices. Heat the milk again; add chocolate and rum & stir until the chocolate has melted. Serve with whipped cream and a few pieces of crushed candy. Serves 4.

recipe from the always amazing coco + kelley


not sure if i will ever love it again.
so beat down from airport madness and flight nightmares.
i just want to sleep for a week. more. apparently luca does too, he's been napping for nearly 3 hours. wish I was.

hope you all are having a magical holiday and gearing up for an incredible new years.xx

so wish this was me.

not happy.
love love love love love. and love. every day.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lost one

Still at the airport in NYC. Not looking very good. This has been an exhausting yet somewhat hilarious adventure.
Going on hour 30 and the bear child is still laughing.
Me, not so much. Home never sounded so good.

be loving.


Munin the Elephant Wool Felt Plush Doll is my new crush. 

Isn't he the cutest? 

Find him and his friends HERE on Megan Baehr's fabulous etsy shop.


Don't forget to let your kids be kids. Live in their world, don't force them to live in yours. and once in a while, be one again.

moments of pleasure

all images from my new obsession: the boo and the boy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Angel pie

Sleeping angel. Concerned mom. Haven't left, airport is closed yet we are still boarded on the plane. Yikes blizzard.

out of here

I'm headed out to Morocco in a few hours. Haven't been there since college, when I was living in Spain and traveling meant taking $100 out of the bank and making it last for at least a week. This should be a very interesting and beautiful and dreamy trip. Luca Bear in the souk will surely be a sight. I'll be taking tons of photos to share as soon as I'm back.
Until then, I've set up posts to keep you entertained.
Happy happy to all.xx

My view of the storm

JFK. Not looking very promising for a departure.
Fingers crossed.

Let me...

...take you by the hand and introduce you to life.

-I'm quite certain this is what luca was saying to me as he grabbed my hand and pulled me in the direction of where his heart desired.

morse code

How fabulous are these morse code thank you notes?
Find them from Lettuce Press, here for $12/set of 4.

the alternative

all images from the boo and the boy

l-o-v-e the alternative idea to a giant christmas tree. having a boy that loves to pull and smash and attack all things on earth, having a typical christmas tree isn't even an option. these ideas are perfection. don't you think?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The night sky

dont you love the look of sky right before it snows?

It might be one of my favorite times to look up, although I'm always looking up...


wishing you all a very merry and bright holiday.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Today in pictures

Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow is Christmas, and like today, I am lucky enough to be spending it with a giant group of family members.
It will be the 2 year anniversary that this blog was given to my mom as a present. two years and probably over a billion words and emotions later, I couldn't think of a better gift.
Two years. Ahh...

Happy holidays to you all. Hopefully wherever you are there's snow on the ground and family around and endless laughter.


Gift wrapping

I decided to go all green this holiday and only wrapped presents in recycled paper and ribbon. It's actually quite beautiful done in browns with red or gold or silver. Curious what those on the receiving end will think though.

"tallulah stopped him halfway and said..."

This is how I feel when people talk to me about their broken hearts. I yearn for the happy endings. To hear that we all get our soulmate in the end. That life works out for all of us. Love prevails. That's what I like to believe.
I'm tough on myself in terms of my standards, but that's also part of my pleasure; knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work."
-Natalie Portman in vogue Jan 2011

all about...

Dylan Rait...

*I watch saved by the bell every morning before work *I make a mean grilled cheese sandwich *I love hgtv
*When I was 7 I wanted to work at a supermarket and be a gas station attendant  *Nothings greater then good mexican food and a margarita  *I'm a total tomboy  * I love to rock out *Music will never be the same as it was
* My moms my best friend  * Caffeine doesn't have an effect on me  * I've often tried to be vegetarian but love meat waaayyy too much * My favorite numbers are 7 and 13   * I love the feeling I get when my boyfriend kisses me  * I sleep with a stuffed animal  * My brothers the coolest dude I know * Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday * I'm red cross certified  * I drove illegally without a license for a year * I love photography   * I'm a total hippie
* I hate when people breathe heavy  * I love a good bargain  * Nicole fasolino is my idol  * Marijuana is a plant 
* I have 5 tattoos * I love numbers, but suck at math * I love going to the dentist  * I'm a huge peoples person
* Don't mess with the people I love, ill kill ya * I dream of traveling the world  * Sometimes I call myself fat
* I believe I will adopt a child at some point in my life  * I believe I was born in the wrong era  * I hate rude people, seriously, what's the point?  *  I only eat bananas sliced in my cereal * High school was the best times in my life (though I don't remember much) * My dads the funniest man I know *  I'm learning disabled * I doodle on everything and anything * I'm loud * I hate vomit * I'm only sometimes ticklish * One of my kidneys is way smaller then the other and only works at 30% * My room has been painted 5 colors since living in it * I always wanted to pose for playboy * I love bacon cheese burgers   * I only wear red or nude/pink color nail polishes * I love onions
* Bruce Springsteen was my first concert ever  * I'm very indecisive * Boy meets world was a great show
* I want to start a blog * I'm a very honest person * If I could, I'd change my hair color every single day * I went to the britney spears circus tour concert twice with my best friend * I read from the torah in transliteration at my bat mitzvah  * I enjoy stapleing things * I wish I could have partied at studio 54 * I love sunflowers * I hate when people are inconsiderate * I believe in second chances * I can totally over think things  * I find it sexy when my boyfriend speaks spanish * I love to people watch which doesn't help my starring problem *. I'm very artistic * I love to be naked  8 I wish I could sing well and be a rock star * 
Peter pan is my favorite Disney character, next is nemo  * While babysitting my baby cousin I pretend he's my own child  * I tell my mom everything *  I'm a Jew and love christmas lights * I have a big heart *  I love to dance * At some point in my life ill live on a beach and learn how to surf * I question my purpose in life * I love how my boyfriend holds my hand * I want and will one day own a motorcycle * Who knows when ill move out of my parents home? * I can not spell * I love to cook which I learned from my dad * My dads a ridiculously good cook * I have a potty mouth  * I love to makeout
* I like scary movies * I love a good piece of steak * I fall asleep with the tv on * I usually wear black * My dogs name is chuck norris * I love antiques * I got an A in graphic design in college  * I totaled 3 cars in 2 years but still believe I'm the best driver ever *  I'm still best friends with my camp girls from '98 *  My little cousin (2 years younger) is more like my little brother * I love to socialize * But I also love my alone time  * I just decided I like beets * I enjoy museums * I'm faithful *  I'm very curious * I'm full of love * I could make a list of shit about myself foreverrrrrr

street style

some cozy warm looks to inspire you as the snow hits and the cold hits your bones...

images from stockholm street style, garance Dore, and style clicker


image from the boo and the boy

how spectacular is this room? including the two men in it? I'm even obsessing over the fact that the tree is more Charlie Brown than Rockefeller Center. So sweet, right?

to my darling child

one day we're going to play in this and have the best time of our lives.
we'll watch for shooting stars and listen to the animals say night night to each other. we'll count fireflies and cuddle until the sun comes up.
sound good?
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