Friday, August 26, 2011

FRIDAY EYE CANDY: Nails, Nails, Nails

Just some nail inspiration for Friday...
Something to do when you're trapped indoors because of IRENE!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crazy Stupid Love

Tonight, I went and saw Crazy Stupid Love - what I thought was going to just be another rom com. And in fact, I was wrong. Although I was laughing my a*s off at Steve Carell and drooling over Ryan Gosling, I thought it was a great movie with some great meaning behind it. Of course we all know some relationships work and some don't. But I think the movie showed the audience more. When there is love, you don't want to let go.

"When you find the one, you never give up"...a legit quote from the movie.

You might think, ohhh so cliche. But I really like it. It's simple. And I thought I would share with my people. It's really not complicated. Everyone deserves their crazy stupid love and they shouldn't settle for anything less. Move on and don't look back. Usually when you reach this point, that guy or girl gave up on you. It's life and it happens every day but at least it's one step closer to the real thing.

Oh wow, DEEP.

[Photos: snap a booty]

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Home Workouts on a Budget

The hardest part about maintaining your workout routine is getting your booty to the gym - it's half the battle. And as much as everyone likes to say the money is worth putting towards a gym, the cost of a gym membership can really get up there...especially for us, New Yorkers. $100/month? Equivalent to a pair of shoes, a hot dress, dinner with friends...or money spent toward home workout gear. Each piece of equipment below is under $100. At the most, you will spend $400 max and the life span for the equipment lasts for years. And, well, gym membership only lasts for a month.

Essential items for a home workout:

1.) Cardio Training Equipment
Options: jump rope; stepping machine; step-block; aerobic exercise DVDs; cable TV exercise on-demand channel.

2) Strength Training Gear
Options: hand weights (free weights); low end bench; resistance bands.

3) Balance Equipment
Options: burst-resistant stability balls, non-burst-resistant stability balls, soft foam exercise pads; wobble boars; gel-based balance beams; balance dome; hand weights (free weights); low end bench; resistance bands.

4) Flexibility Training Gear
Options: slant board; stretching bands; foam rollers; mat and towel.

If you're missing those classes, try thee home workout DVDs below - you can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour!

via WebMD

Friday, August 19, 2011

FRIDAY EYE CANDY: Cindy Chao Jewelry

Cindy Chao: The Art Jewel

Cindy Chao, only in her 30's, is the only living fine jewel artist who has been inducted into the Smithsonian Institute. Her collections are endearingly artistic, like small sculptures crafted from exquisite gemstones. Chao also creates smaller custom versions of some of her designs for private clients....BUT there is a 2-3 year waiting list....AND by invitation only. She's kind of a big deal.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Move, Learn, Eat

makes you wanna move, learn and eat...doesn't it?

videos via STA Travel

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trend: Marbleizing

marbleizing dates to the 12th century, when it was practiced in Japan. it's called "suminagashi," which means "ink floating" in Japanese, the technique involved using absorbent papers to pick up ink from a water bath.

those ripples of color are actually created by liquid. it creates a a sophisticated and beautiful finish to anything - whether it be a pillow, a vase or apparel.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Spiced Coconut Coffee Recipe

give your monday a kick...

servings: 2
prep time: 5 min
cook time: 10 min
ready in: 15 min

2 tablespoons ground coffee beans
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 whole cloves
1/2 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
2 cups water 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey

Combine the ground coffee, red pepper, cloves, and cinnamon stick in a coffee filter set into a drip coffee brewer. Pour the water into the brewer's water reservoir. Set the coffee brewer on to brew. While the coffee brews, gently warm the coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the honey until the honey is dissolved. Pour the brewed coffee into the mixture; stir. Divide the liquid into two mugs to serve.

recipe via

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Miha: Holiday Collection

a look into miha's holiday collection.

the 3 astounding women behind the scenes - aimee kellner, caroline constas and stephanie otto - quoted in their full fashion frontal interview:

“Miha represents today’s modern, empowered woman, who can have a career, be a jet-setter, have a family — or any combination of the three. She is effortlessly chic. We adopted the name Miha from the Spanish term of endearment (“my daughter”) and launched our inaugural spring collection in 2011. Miha offers our girl a new wardrobe four times a year filled with both subtle and statement pieces that work 18 hours — from her walk to work in the morning to cocktails with friends in the evening and into the early hours."

see more:

Miha Studio]

Colored Denim

denim deliciousness.

buy here.

Video via

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It Is What It Is

Is there ever a time when it's not it is what it is? Or not it was what it was?
Oh life, gotta love it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

FRIDAY EYE CANDY: Brigitte Bardot

"I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy."
-Brigitte Bardot

[Photos: ebashy]

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baby Photography

Too cute for words, right? Charlotte from Rainbow Eleven Photography is brilliant at capturing those baby moments that brings happiness into people's lives. Now, I just need my friends to start havin some babies!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lollapalooza 2011 Fashion Trends

This past weekend, music fans from all over the world took over Grant Park in Chicago. Although Lollapalooza continues to be a destination for music lovers, the notorious music festival brings a casual chic fashion show to life - combining the best of both worlds.

What I'm lovin?
Long, flowy dresses.
Bulky bracelets to the elbow.
Feathers galore.
Big brimmed straw hats.
Printed shorts.
Dark, feminine military boots.
Retro-look headbands.
Cut-off shirts.
Bold statement necklaces.

[Photos: Refinery29]