2/28/11

LOVELY AND AMAZING

peonies //







































ruffles //







































{more thrills and frills here and here }


seriously, how can you possibly go wrong?


//  xo

{the applause // of one and all shower // the peony} ~ issa

2/25/11

REMAINS OF THE DAY

{Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you'll live forever in your own private library.}  Haruki Murakami



2/23/11

EVERY NOW AND THEN

{oops i did it again} i disappeared without warning. last week suddenly turned into this week in a flash and i've been steadily burning the midnight oil on the work front. winter shows little sign of letting go with the mild exception of a lone {over sixty} degree day. i assisted a friend with a wedding at the foundry on saturday. yes, people actually do get married in february. why not? i defend this crazy romantic notion by pointing out how incredibly beautiful the light can be this time of year. the sun sets early still and under a clear blue sky and crisp chill you can see the translucent reflection of a love that knows no bounds.

every now and then {my heart skips a beat}

not once //

rodarte







































but twice //

the row







































{a few noteworthy mentions}

// check out this mad man {loved the salon wall} // lotus flower gets the gold star on king of limbs {listen more than once} // resveratrol is good for your heart {especially in the afternoon} // no time like the present to visit the upper east side {especially through this lady's eyes} // prone to melancholia and a love for nostalgia it's no surprise that this one brings me to my knees // a summer cottage in red hook {what a novel idea}

{ok that might have been more than a few}


oh well, enjoy.  // xx

2/22/11

A MOMENTARY PAUSE

happy birthday ana├»s // xx

























It is evening, I have been lost in contemplation and here is all my achievement:

{the moon, my visions}

The moon shines, the stars come out, a soft breeze caresses my meditation. On the right, one still sees the setting sun showing itself humbly behind the moon, which now rules the heavens. Finally the sun disappears altogether and then the moon, shining still more brightly, proudly ascends the throne of the sun. I greet you, Madam, the stars seem to say.

2/16/11

I HEART

{apologies for being away the past few days} 


i failed miserably on the valentine's day post but i was sprinting and spreading the love across brooklyn and beyond, saying it with flowers yo. this love business is no joke. thanks to all for the lovely notes and to the new follows. love abounds.





{i've got the fever for this bag // proenza schouler}


the rest of the week i'll be catching you up with {some of those flower posts i keep promising}, more design//styling//wedding buzz and yes being the devoted junkie i am, following fashion week like a hawk and sharing more of my favs. 


so stay tuned...


and a wellspring of good tidings before i get back to it...{wishing wendy well // oodles of love to ellen and mike on their engagement. we will celebrate with tequila! // to my bube for remembering me always // to my folks for their hearts as pure as gold // and to all of you with a heavy heart, i wish you peace and love}




//


xx

2/12/11

HERE YOU WILL DREAM OF ENDLESS KISSING













{butterfly // erie basin}


you and i, me and you  


    


heading out the door to spread some love. {a bevy of floral deliveries} and then home to freshen up for my hot date tonight.

it's not too late to place an order, so don't be shy.

//

xx

2/10/11

LOVE YOUR MAN







































{rue}

wondering what to do for your guy? hitched or not ladies and gents give him the gift of love. indulge him! and this does not require a man cave or a penthouse pool but maybe more of a boy's lounge perhaps. here are some essentials to keep your main squeeze groovin and steppin out in style.

vanilla ❤ bourbon  tobacco 


Patch NYC pipe candle {Nest}, stainless steel flasks covered in elephant hide {Beretta}, 
Mistura wood and leather watch {misturadesigns.com}, Vagabond House steak knife set {Anteks}, 
f. is for frank pewter cuff links {fisforfrank.com}.


a proper shave 





































barbershop renaissance


 check out the boys at patch nyc and f.s.c.


_    _    _    _

Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation? The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback. 


//


xx

2/9/11

WITH LOVE

it's inevitable and whether you like it or not valentine's day is just around the corner.

so place your flower order and let's get her done.

//

xx


2/8/11

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

can you feel it? ❤  














 {1.2 Alex Synge}


{For it was not into my ear you whispered, 


but into my heart. 


it was not my lips you kissed, 


but my soul} 


Judy Garland


it's a pure love fest at CocoRosie this week. for all those who find this mildly irritating,{i apologize in advance}.

 //

xx

2/7/11

ACCORDING TO A DREAM

{We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fufills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected} ~ Ben Okri

do you believe in fate?








{1.2.3 yosigo}


will catch you up on things at some point this week. there has been a bit of re-shuffling of studios, clothes and artwork in the past week. lots of boxes, good will and late nights. along with a flurry of promising meetings i can report that the flower market is teasing the early onset of spring. a good sign. i spotted daffodils early this morning. {a favorite flower} i just learned of one of my potential clients. perfect for a spring wedding.


enjoy the rest of monday underneath the moonlight




//


xx

2/3/11

TWO HEARTS BEAT AS ONE

the {ice storm} has retreated and we're back to the land of sunshine today. so i thought i'd share some warm and fuzzy inspiration to take your mind off the relentless storm watch and chilly temps. heading west...think palm springs as in the desert, all under a blanket of blue sky, kodachrome, succulents and wildflowers.

{sigh} // katia + marc


{images via bluewindow}

oh, so romantic! 

so what do you say, 

palm springs this time next year?

//

xx




2/2/11

WAITING BY THE WILLOW

serving up a little Bianca and Sierra {aka CocoRosie} looniness today. the video is a bit creepy but beautifully done nonetheless and quite fitting for the somber notes of early february and a perfect time to fall into a trance.






















// 


It was just before the moon hung
Her weary heavy head in
The gallows and the graves of
The milky milky cradle
His tears have turned to poppies
A shimmer in the midnight
A flower in the twilight

A flower in the twilight


We're waiting by the willow
Our milky milky cradle
Our lockets long have rusted
His picture worn and weathered
Our hair is in the garden
The roses in our toeses
Our heart are in the blossoms
Our eyes are in the branches



 //



tomorrow will be a pocketful of posies, i promise.


xx