TELL ME

Sam from the wonderful blog, day•dream, has been kind enough to nominate me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award. I was unable to find the original source of this award online (hence my lack of a link), so I’m going to bend the rules a little bit to turn revealing “seven things about myself” into “seven pictures that reveal something about me.” Here goes:


{source: Unleashed}


{source: Bisous Chic, provenance unknown}


{source: Sunday Suppers}

Rene Redzepi
{Rene Redzepi ceramics, source: Remodelista}

Fergus Wessel
{Fergus Wessel, source: I Love Typography}

Botticelli
{Allegory of Abundance, Sandro Botticelli, c. 1480, source: Lib-Art.com}


{source: Blomsterverkstad}

LDS

I recently read several articles discussing the prevalence of Mormon women in the lifestyle blogosphere. While I know very little about the LDS Church, and find generalizations to be pretty much useless in any context, I have definitely noted how many of the lifestyle blogs I love are written by Mormons – and, additionally, that my growing familiarity with these individuals through their writing, art, and photo curation has dismantled many of my ignorant assumptions about their religion.


{LDS Temple, Los Angeles, source: Natalie Marie}

HIGH

The heat wave has finally reached California, and it’s so hot that I’m not even thinking about refreshing drinks any more – I’m just trying to stay as still as possible until it passes. One thing that helps is piling my curly mop of hair on top of my head until nary a strand touches my neck, and then turning my back towards a fan. Heavenly.


{source: Style With Good Taste}

COOL MINT

I know I’ve been talking about it for awhile, but tomorrow I really am going to have some people over for my birthday. Birthdays have always been important to me, involving a few weeks lead-up as well as another week of follow-up after the fact. It’s more like a birthMONTH, actually, and there are several requirements. Here are the five most important ones, in no particular order:

1. A big dinner.
2. A cake – or pie – with candles.
3. A commemorative gathering.
4. The ‘happy birthday’ song.
5. Presents (a six-pack of beer brought to the gathering will suffice).

Of late, I have also been really into creating signature cocktails for my birthday events, even if they only involve a handful of people. Tomorrow I will be serving vodka spritzers with mint from the garden, cucumber, and lime. It’s been so hot lately, I figured I would just take every summery, cooling thing I could think of and put them all in one drink. It will probably (hopefully) look something like this:


{source: all the delightful things}

FRIDAY

I’m back from Palm Springs, refreshed and ready to take on the world. But first – the weekend! I hope you all have a wonderful one.


{my puppy}