Monday, February 9, 2015


I am the Valentine's Day equivalent to Scrooge. In a relationship or single, it is kind of bullshit. I have a few issues with Valentine's Day but the easily fixable one is that guys put no thought into it. They have bought into the ads telling them what to buy, giving zero consideration about the actual person that they are spending it with. The idea of having a holiday to celebrate your love is fine, while slightly strange since you should love someone the other 364 days of the year too but that's neither here nor there.

So since everyone and their mother is doing a Valentine's Day list, here is mine. If you do Valentine's Day, make it personal. Give someone something that shows that you know them. Don't go the typical red/pink/purple flowers, subpar chocolate and creepy teddy bear route. I don't know a single person that would want those or be impressed by them. Also, the teddy bears are really really creepy.

For me it would be a leather travel bag, simple white flowers, soft bedding, delicate gold jewelry, or navy cashmere. (Also, being single I can pick expensive things for this knowing that no one is going to have to shop for me so the sky is the limit!)

valentines day
travel baggingham sheets, initial earrings, anchor earrings, cashmere wrap
p.s. that bag is on sale right now so someone get it so I can borrow it.

If you could get a Valentine's Day present what would you pick?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


The reason why I started blogging was to make friends. Yes, it is nice as an outlet but the real reason was because I felt stuck in a bubble, desperate to get out and make friends that I had things in common with. Enter blogging. I have made so many amazing friends through blogging and I am so grateful for them. My trip wouldn't have been the same without meeting some of my blogging friends. I have a few that I can't wait to get together with again. 

One of my favorite things that I have seen on blogs is when they tell you more about themselves and ask to know more about you. I love seeing what we have in common. It makes the person behind the computer more human. So if you would like, please respond so I can get to know you better.

What is your favorite flower? 
I honestly can't pick one. I love roses, tulips, peonies and hydrangeas. Here's the thing: I only like white flowers unless they are blue hydrangeas. 

What is your favorite meal?
I could eat lobster rolls every day for the rest of my life. Especially with lemonade. My favorite place in San Diego is called Lobster West. I also really love tacos. 

Do you collect anything?
I started to collect coffee table books and ginger jars. I had to stop knowing that I will eventually be moving and to ship those would be very difficult/expensive. I also collect linens. Bedding and table linens are my favorite.

Tell me something random about you.
I love to watch surfing. If big wave surfing is on anywhere, I am glued to the TV. 

Monday, February 2, 2015


home inspiration

Despite my room almost being done, I am ready to start over. I love the idea of having neutral pieces and adding my favorite blue and white accessories. I may have overdone the blue in my current place. As much as I love my navy velvet sofa, I regret not getting the white slipcovered sofa that I looked at. I also wish I had purchased a rug that would wear better, my striped rug shows every stain and piece of dog hair. Plus we all know how much I love this piece of art, table and bamboo chairs since I have shown them here before. The dresser is a splurge but would be something you can own for years and the coffee table is currently on sale! I wish I knew where I would be in the next few months since I have wanted this coffee table for months and would love to have it for my next place.