Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pops of Colour- Blue




This Rhode Island store's living room set-up is a beautiful example of incorporating a pop of colour in a mostly neutral room. I absolutely love this shade of blue and am now considering it for my living room (once we get slip covers on our couches since our wiener dog kindly drew on both of them with a black permanent marker). Not sure how I feel about the tiger print carpet in this room though...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beating the Heat



Just had to share this link of Life Magazine's Animals Keeping Cool.

Beautiful Interior in Sydney



This home encompasses the style that I want in my own home...one day. The colours and design are so gender neutral making this a great home for a man or woman...or both in Will and I's case! I especially love the retro-inspired carpet.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Vegas Baby!



On Thursday I will leave for my first trip to Las Vegas. I am going with my mom (who has been many times) and my brother (who is also a Vegas-virgin). We are staying at the Venetian which I have been told is beautiful so I am pretty pumped about that!

So, I am wondering, to those of you have been to Vegas before, what are your must-see, must-do recommendations? I am sure that my mom will have a slew of ideas since she goes there annually but I would love hear your suggestions too!

P.S. I think the orange showgirl may be a tranny. Take a closer look!

Friday, July 24, 2009

I think Penny needs one of these...

Before:



After:



I was cruising Apartment Therapy today and saw this great dog bed. The best thing about it was that the woman who owns it turned a somewhat boring piece into a creative and original 'dog throne'...for relatively cheap!

View the link and more pics:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/before-after-lenas-diy-doggie-throne-090958

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Home...New Hobby


So, Will and I purchased a condo on Bear Mountain this Spring. We moved in to our new place in June and are now working on making it our own. Given that we are now paying a mortgage, I am fairly poor. However, I have been finding new and interesting ways to decorate our new home through 'thrifting'. I have spent the last few Saturdays driving around with Penny to numerous garage sales and thrift stores. I must say that the majority of the garage sales are pretty disappointing but I have found a few gems including an large IKEA bookshelf for our office, and a hamburger phone (no clue what I will do with that but I had to buy it...it was a hamburger phone for $4!!!). I am becoming a frequent visitor to Salvation Armys and other thrift stores across Victoria. I love them...it takes some digging (through a lot of crap) but every so often, you find a gem.

Do you have any thrifting stories, suggestions or recommendations?

P.S. I will post pic of my garage sale and thrift store finds later this week! I will also include some photos of the new condo :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Music Obsession: Coconut Records


So, I am sure that every indie hipster out there is probably singing the praises of one of my favorite character actors, Jason Schwarzman's music project (is it a 'band'??) Coconut Records. Now often actors doing music can be a bad thing...or a really really painfully bad thing in Lindsay Lohan's case! Typically the music that actor's produce is just so-so and more of a self-gratifying effort that is not appreciated by the masses (see Scarlett Johansson's album). However, I must say that I LOVE what I have heard from Coconut Records. I think the name of the band(?) is kind of retro and adorable. The music is great for anytime and the videos evoke a relaxed unselfconscious yet hip vibe.

Check them out:
http://www.myspace.com/coconutrecords (MySpace Site)
http://www.youngbabyrecords.com/ (Official Site)
http://www.youtube.com/user/youngbabyrecords?feature=chclk (YouTube Page)

P.S I want that bag!

Return to blogging...


Hello...to anyone who may read this. I have been gone for quite a while but finally felt that I had the time and urge to start blogging again. Since I last posted, we have bought and moved into a new condo, got engaged, Will got a new job and he is working on a new company. Will is also writing a new blog entitled New Entrepreneur's Journal. So, I will be discussing some wedding stuff, posting pictures from our new condo etc and many other things!

Check out Will's blog at: http://www.newentrepreneursjournal.com/