Of course, Washington would land with the smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich. This infographic is pretty tiny, so make sure you click the photo above for a more enlarged version.
Or you can click here.
I recently stumbled upon ban.do online and haven’t been able to take my eyes of their products. Every Instagram photo of theirs is adorable and the products on their website ooze of cuteness. They all would make some of the most perfect gifts for my girlfriends. Have any of you heard of them before or even purchased any of their products? They’re a shop that I am really excited about. Here are just a few things that I would want for myself and to give:
I don’t think I have ever been this excited about shoes. I’m absolutely obsessed with DV by Dolce Vita sandals and after making my first purchase for wedges last summer, I’ve been on track to continue buying them on an annual basis. While in San Diego, I finally purchased a pair of flat sandals that I am wearing as we speak. When I received an email in my inbox from Nordstrom this week announcing that you can customize your own DV by Dolce Vita sandals, I nearly jumped out of my seat – and by seat I mean I squirmed in the corner section of my sectional at home. Granted, any pair you customize yourself can actually be bought online as is, but it’s so much more fun to feel like you created your own. Currently, I am deciding between the one pictured above (tan+yellow) or (tan+blue)
To view all the options you can create, click here.
For the past three weeks, I have been traveling up a storm to Salt Lake City to San Diego to Monterey. I’m happy to announce that I will finally get a chance to stay at home this upcoming weekend. Thank goodness. I can’t tell you how many bags of peanuts and pretzels I have collected from traveling on Southwest. Are they trying to make us all suffer from thirst? I’ve never been thrown so much salt on one flight. While I don’t prefer those types of snacks, I have traveled on other airlines that have provided me with better food options. I will never forget the time that I had the best lime cookies I have ever tasted on JetBlue. Every now and then I decide to do a search for them online and find myself getting nowhere.
Just kidding, I found out they are discontinued.
Travel and Leisure recently compiled a list of 17 of the best snacks found while flying and…we’re hungry. Naturally.
If Kate Moss’s name is on anything, everyone’s ears immediately perk up. Her long lasting relationship with Topshop has brought so much success to the retailer and there’s no doubt that it won’t happen again. Her highly anticipated collection for Topshop has something for everyone from tailored pieces to dresses that you can’t wait to wear out. Each piece is clearly inspired by the pieces from Kate’s own wardrobe. Prices will range from $70-$1,200 and available for purchase online and in stores at Topshop, Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and ShopBazaar.com. Here are some pieces that we’re pretty excited about:
I have never felt more behind in blogging than I do right now. However, I just did a very adult thing that is due on April 15th every year so in some way, I feel like I’m on a roll.
Since I heard about Oh Joy!’s collection for Target, I have been dying to blog about it. By now, I’m sure most of you have seen some of the images. Seeing them in person at the store was just as great too. Here are some of my favorite picks below. I wish I had a party to throw soon so that these purchases would be worth it!
These adorable two-toned vases are holding paint brushes, but could they potentially hold my makeup brushes too?
I just realized that the past two posts in the series have been 5 Things: The Weekend. I’m not sure if it really works both ways so we’re taking it back to the original. This year’s birthday celebration was similar to years prior in that I prefer to stretch it out. After celebrating with my friends the weekend before my birthday, I decided that the weekend after I would travel to sunny San Diego to visit my BFF Ash!
It was an incredible weekend full of shopping, seafood, and pampering.
My weekend actually got started on a Thursday since I was flying out Friday morning. On Thursday evening, I drove up to the city (what?! In the middle of the work week!) to catch London Grammar at The Independent. I had listened to a few songs before randomly, but never consistently. They were amazing live and with a packed house, it was pretty apparent that nearly everyone in the room was a hardcore fan. I didn’t feel worthy enough to be there, but I did feel pretty lucky since I heard it was a sold out show. Hannah was phenomenal. Her boys are pretty dreamy too.
During our shopping trip at Fashion Valley, we stopped by “Typo” – a division of Cotton On that sells cute desk accessories, trinkets, and home goods. How cute are these straws? They’d be perfect for any summer soiree.
Pacific Beach was perfection and so are my new favorite sandals by Dolce Vita. More on that later.
Whoooo!! This girl is my best friend. Since we’ve been friends, we’ve never spent a summer apart and this year, we won’t have to because we’ll both be in the Bay Area while she is interning at Stanford. Summer 2014 – the summer of Ash and Katie.
We found the Oh Joy! collection at Target and we fell in love. Definitely more on this later.
I always feel like I’m hungriest when I’m feeling sick and when I’m sick I have cravings for things that may not necessarily help in getting me better. After all, who wants to be chugging on liquid soup all day long. However, if anyone knows me at all, you know that I never ever get sick of eating sushi and could probably eat it several times a week. In fact, I have. Can someone let me know if a shrimp tempura roll is the cure for a sore throat? I have an inkling that it is.
We’re starting to inch even closer to summer here in Northern California and for some reason it’s this time of the year that I find myself craving desserts more. I stumbled across the S’mores hack yesterday to add roasted strawberries to the mix and I’m pretty confident that it won’t end with a bad result. Strawberries, after all, are one of the most perfect summer fruits and adding that sweet and sour taste to a classic summertime treat seems like a good idea.
Check out the recipe here.
I’ve always been very partial to smoothies with boba specifically Strawberry Peach or Taro. However, recently I was recommended to just try milk tea with boba and can I just say that it was life-changing? What have I been doing this whole time? I’ve been on an Earl Grey fix ever since I became obsessed with the ice cream flavor at Tin Pot. I figured ordering the Earl Grey Milk Tea wouldn’t be much of a change. It was amazing. I can’t wait to walk myself down to Tea Era tomorrow for another.
We didn’t make a mention of it at the start of the month, but as some of you know, it is my birthday month! This isn’t my first time celebrating it in the Bay Area, but it will be the first time I’m celebrating it as a resident. My friend Spencer and I are just two days apart so we’re having a little bit of a celebrating this year and decided to purchase a pinata.
I’ve always wanted to have one for my adult birthday – and let’s be real, there will probably be one present at my future wedding too. They’re just so cute! We’re excited for little Ralph to arrive to us soon!
Vault House, USA
I spend a fair amount of time appreciating posts that feature very complex housing arrangements. The architecture is always something that you never thought that you could dream of and there is no question at all that these houses aren’t beautiful, but it never seems to feel like “a home.” Luckily for me, I don’t have to think about buying a house anytime soon anyways so I suppose I have nothing to worry about. These homes featured on this Gizmodo post are a dream. For more examples like the one above, click here.
If it were’t for my phone today, I would have completely forgotten that we were springing forward. Luckily for me, it still feels like 11:30 when it is actually 12:30 so because of that fact alone, I’m seeing how many extra blog posts I can fit in.
I was introduced to Coco Cafe’s Cafe Latte last month and I’ve been obsessing/craving it ever since. At first glance, I thought I would hate it. At first taste, I thought I would stop. I ended up guzzling half of it down and still wanting more. I’ve never been a huge fan of coconut anything, but you really can’t even taste it. The shot of espresso is just this awesome bonus that comes along with it. I need a lifetime supply.
Every season, Chanel is always a show that I look forward to. It’s not one that we always feature because maybe at that point in time, I don’t find their collections to be all that wearable, but if there is anything that I am more fascinated by than the clothes, it’s the show itself. For his Fall 2014 RTW show, Karl Lagerfeld created a faux super market with branded items like pasta, canned goods, and even home goods. It was apparent that a whole lot of detail went into planning the show and the thing about this is that had it been an ordinary show – the audience members would never even notice these details.
This show was not an ordinary one though. After each model walked out on the runway, they continued to stay and mill about the grocery store as if they were actually shopping. This made me wonder what the true underlying message is I think Fashionista said it perfectly:
[The set] spoke to the clothes in such a big way, in terms of a grocery store being the great equalizer. All types of women — from hip, young things to polished doyennes — inevitably need to pop into one for some reason or another. So you had girls in crop tops and leggings — so many leggings, from pink and shredded to glittery and purple…not to mention black and white tweed — to fancy ladies in classic skirt suits, like the one who walked out in a pink ensemble, accompanied by a personal butler to carry her myriad Chanel shopping bags.
After the show ended, guests and show attendees were invited to take home a complimentary fruit or vegetable, but naturally some people tried to actually loot the other goods. Can we blame them? Wouldn’t you want pasta out of a Chanel box, too?!