Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Passing Through


The rainbows are right around the corner, I'm convinced. Today I'm off to find them. Be back tomorrow.

Image via Flickr

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Goodbye, farewell


Hello to all the adoring SGC fans and readers (you adore me, right? because I adore you, mwah!). It's a sad day here in the real world today. My beloved grandfather has passed away. I'll be taking some time off in the next few days to gather round with family, eat endless amounts of casserole and celebrate the life we had with him. See you soon!

xo,
Abby

Image via: Flickr

Tea for You


Tea and cookies. All a girl needs for a great afternoon (and maybe something glossy to read).

Via: TheDeline

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Style Dictionary: Orglamic

Orglamic: adjective--Mixing organic elements with glamorous touches to produce a laid-back, I woke up looking this fabulous, aesthetic

I take absolutely no credit for this one, but I found myself trying to work the word into all kinds of conversations yesterday, so I had to post it. Cassandra over at Coco + Kelley is the brain trust behind this little gem. She's redoing her office and used an Orglamic look for one of her inspiration boards (see above photo).

Here's my round up of Orglamic images from the masters of mixing high and low at our beloved Domino: Rough, stacked bricks mixed with silvery mirrors and light fixtures is totally orglamic. Anything that involves showering outside under the star light is just about as orglamic as you can get!
Actual organics mixed with glamor also qualifies...

Rubie Green Bedding

I know this has been blogged up, down and sideways in the last day or so, but it's just so great, I had to throw my hat in the ring too. Rubie Green, the incredible company that first brought us great organic fabrics has just launched a new bedding line.
100% organic cotton, this line epitomizes the Rubie Green motto that "natural does not mean boring." I'm in love with the yellow trellis pattern, btw.
Plus, are these not the most beautiful product photos you have ever seen in your life! Photos are by Patrick Cline. (Patrick, if you're out there; if you could just drop by my house and please take photos this great of me rolling around in my linens, that would be superb, thank you.)
If you're not familiar with Rubie Green, shame on you, put that on your To-Do list right now. Check out the website to read more about designer Michelle Adams, and make sure you bookmark her great blog M.A. Belle.
We love you Michelle! You go girl!

100 and Counting!!


Today marks my 100th post on this little experiment gone awry of a blog. A huge thank you to everyone who gave me the encouragement to put my ideas out there (i.e. all of you who put up with my random emails of every kitchen table picture I came across). And to all of you who read and comment, thank you, thank you, thank you. The girl with the overflowing folders of random magazine tearsheets really made something of herself!

While it's always scary stepping out into the unknown, blogging has been an amazingly positive experience and the people I have meet are some of the most creative, talented individuals there are. And I really feel like things are just heatin' up around here so stay tuned!

xo,
Abby

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Attention Kmart Shoppers

I love this look from Lucky for spring. It's colorful but not pastel-y, simple yet stunning (the shoes don't so much do it for me, but other than that). So I set out to recreate it for myself.

Now, I consider myself an open minded style girl. I love to pull things out of flea market bins just as much as upscale boutiques. But I was stunned, STUNNED, when my internet search returned this....

Yes, as in twelve dollars (on sale). Maybe I've been too hard on Kmart all these years, shunning them as the non-Target with not even the good Martha Stewart wears to keep them stylish anymore. It may be time to reconsider the blue light specials...
Tie Neck Jacket, $4.99 (Yes, I pay more than that for coffee too)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dollars or Pennies: Bathroom Vanity

Gramercy Washstand, you had me at hello...but you're too many pretty pennies for me, so I'll have to say so long (for now!).

But this little number may just be the one to tide me over on my way up the east side. The American Standard Retrospect Console is a lovely little stand in for sure. Available at Home Depot.

Won't You Be Mine?

As I was flipping through the latest InStyle this weekend, this little side Ad caught my attention. Time Inc. (sponsored by Lexus) if offering a totally free, totally personalized magazine, made up of articles chosen from it's most popular titles. After the battering my poor magazines have taken in this recession, that was all I needed to click right on over to timeinc.com/mine to investigate.
You pick from 5 of their titles and answer some "seemingly random" personality questions, and in just a few short weeks your own issue of 'Mine' arrives right to you inbox or mailbox (you choose). Stay tuned, we'll see what arrives.

P.S. These are the seemingly random questions that help them create your personal reading selection. What if I'm a chocaolate craving, car singer who wants to learn to speak french and have dinner with George Clooney? Huh, Time Inc...what do I get then?

All images via: timeinc.com/mine

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday you are my Fav


Wheew, we finally made it to Friday! My brain was ready for this 3 days ago.

A packed weekend ahead:
  • Catching up on back posts of this great blog: You are my fave
  • The first official spring weekend at the dog park (R&B dont know how excited they'll be!)
  • A Mama Mia singalong birthday party-I'm breaking out my hairbrush microphone
  • Going to the theater will never be the same: GMCW
Happy Trails!

pic via Fffound

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Book Club Wrap-up

Last night I hosted a fabulous group of ladies for our monthly book club get together (btw, I've heard that some of you out there have magazine clubs...I want one of those! How do yours run?). We dished up some food and sat down to dish about our latest read: Loving Frank. I like to know very little about a book before I pick it up, so all I'll say is that it's a captivating love story about a woman wrapped up in an affair with Frank Lloyd Wright.
Can't hurt to have a little cocktail before we start. This one is a Limoncello Sparkler (limoncello and champagne garnished with cranberry)

After dinner we enjoyed little milk and cookie plates to munch on while we got down to our discussion. Chocolate dipped Oreos make the quickest dessert on earth feel fancy.
I know Wright for all of his large, famous, structures but reading the book I really realized that I didn't have any kind of working knowledge about the homes that he constructed during his life and what a pioneer he was in recognizing that our homes and the surrounding nature interconnect to affect how we live in the structure. Here are some of the homes from his portfolio:


Much of the book takes place in the home that Wright constructed for himself in the area of Wisconsin where his family has lived for generations. And quickly becoming my new favorite trend, naming your house, this is Taliesin:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And one more

And since I have to find something to wear to work 5 days a week, I'm putting this look on my wish list too.

Via: J.Crew

I want you, I need you, I have to have you

I've decided that this snappy little leather jacket would make my life better. Yes, I know you're not supposed to say things like that during a recession, but this is blogland, which is kind of like fantasyland, so I can. I saw a version in the store and it's the perfect balance of soft and buttery with crisp and just ever so boxy. I could wear it over my floaty spring dresses, or throw it on to make just-rolled-out-of-bed look trendy casual. Yes, this jacket would make all my problems melt away.


Via: Gap