Archive | June, 2012

TAKING A TRIP…

28 Jun

 

This time 5 years ago I was ending a trip that irreversibly changed my life. I spent 5 months in Italy (Florence) and oh what I’d give for a quick trip to revisit all of the spots and taste all of the foods one more time! Italy was like that domino that tipped, setting off a chain of reactions that lead me to where I am today, and what a ride it’s been! I tend to keep my personal life quite separate to the blog, but the blog has been a part of my life for so long now that I can feel the lines starting to blur. So perhaps dear reader I’ll tell you my story one day very soon. Until then, let’s all take a quick daydreamy trip to Florence!

I think I’ll have a scoop of the frutti di bosco gelato, and you?
xoxo Cristina



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BRILLIANT KITCHEN ON CAMILLE STYLES!

26 Jun

 

This layout is from my most recent post for CamilleStyles! Aren’t you just dying for that kitchen’s beautiful brass range hood? For more pictures of this kitchen (the countertops are to-die-for) and the deets on all of these items, hop on over to CamilleStyles.com!

xo Cristina

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STREET STYLED NO.1 :: SUMMER DENIM!

25 Jun

Did you all have a lovely weekend? Hope so! As it turns out, I am totally and utterly addicted to denim shirts, can’t stop wearing ’em. So here’s a little summer double denim look! And because it’s summer, I included a few summer beauty essentials too – like tinted moisturizer (super lightweight foundation) and coral blush! I particularly like how our inspo girl is carrying two bags – a shoulder bag and a tote. I’m thinking of trying this myself! A small handbag for wallet, keys, phone, and a big bag for all of the other stuff that accumulates in one’s handbag, making it impossible to ever find your phone!

xoxo
Cristina

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HAPPY FRIDAY

22 Jun

 

Have any fun plans for the weekend?!

I plan to do some baking with a friend, baking involving lemons! The options include lemon meringue tarts, whole lemon muffins or lemon-champagne bars with strawberry brulee topping…….
I’m so excited you have no idea. P.s. my friend’s a pastry chef. Jealous? I’ll try to photograph my food endeavors, if you haven’t seen them here are my last food posts:


                                1. STRAWBERRY PIE – Super easy, great for summer, and the perfect crust! 
                                2. BACON EGG & CHEDDAR SCONES – Did you see the video?  I dance. 
                                3. BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – EVERYone should try these!

Have a great Friday lovelies!
xo Cristina

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SOURCE: JAKANDJIL

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I NEED A LAMP

21 Jun

 

I’m in the market for lamps for my bedside table, and I’m a bit overwhelmed – or rather, underwhelmed – by my options. Why is it, that the majority of lighting is so ugly? Frills and tassels and marabou lamp shades, it’s foul! Ok I exaggerate, there are beautiful lamps out there… I just can’t afford them! Lighting’s one of those things that I don’t want to spend money on, a lamp runs one to two hundred dollars and I need two of them! Here are three beautiful examples from the pages of Lonny, all three different types of lamps.  

Which would you choose?
xoxo
Cristina

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SOURCE: rooms all from LONNY, lamp 1, lamp 2, lamp 3

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TOP 3 RESORT 2013 PRINTS!

18 Jun


 

Prints Prints Prints. I’m loving them right now! Yunno what else I’m loving? The WEARABILITY of the Resort season. Now as I type this I see that wearability is underscored with a red dotted line, meaning it is not a word. But it should be because it totally works in this context. Of course we need couture to set our imaginations on fire but Resort is like the basics. Which we all need! Not that basics need to be solid or boring, I mean check out these prints!

Now, how ridiculously ridiculous are those leather overalls?
Someone with far more guts than me needs to rock those.

xoxo Cristina


SOURCE: VOGUE

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WARBY PARKER:: TRYING ON MY 5!

15 Jun
I’m dying to know…
Which of these Warby Parker glasses do you like most?
Take two.

  Earlier this week I professed that I need glasses. A few clicks on the Warby Parker site and 2 quick days later, I have them! Five of them! I’m amazed how quickly they arrived, and equally amazed by how much I like all of them (except one, which is not pictured here). You get to choose 5 pairs out of their line and they mail them to your house for FREE. You can also virtually try on the glasses using your webcam, but trying them in person is SO much more fun. They even have recommendations based on face shape (although I’ve never been able to determine mine, help!).

So you get 5 pairs of glasses sent to your home, then you have 5 days to decide and mail them all back and let them know your choice + your prescription. It’s all quite easy, except the hard part, which is deciding. I thought I might enlist your help!

Which do you like most?!?
xoxo Cristina

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