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What I’m loving now: June 2012

17 Jun

This is a new series that I’m going to be staring. Every month I want to share with you 10 of the products, articles, recipes, or ideas that have struck my fancy. I hope you enjoy!

10. These shoes look super luxe but without the killer price tag. The Mona Mia Trinidad Woven Planform Heels are the perfect work shoe with a classic pencil skirt or great for a night out with your favorite jeans and a fun top. I think these vegan leather heels are the perfect way to update any summer look.

9. Check out these wonderful tips from Amy Pennington of Apartment Gardening on how to grow as garden even in an urban environment. I’ve never thought of growing my own lettuce, but after reading her advice, I think I’m going to give it a try!

8. 479° Popcorn’s Black Truffle and White Cheddar Popcorn is my absolute favorite snack right now. The air-popped treat only feels indulgent with its 70 calories per serving. The salty and umami tastes combined with the crunch of the popcorn make this the perfect way to satisfy any foodie craving!

7. Eminence’s Eight Greens Phyto Masque is AMAZING! It makes my skin look instantly brighter, cleaner, and more glowy. It uses a combination of organic ingredients to to promote cellular renewal, boost circulation, stimulate collagen production, regulate oil production and balance skin’s hormone levels, leading to healthier, clearer skin. I especially love that this Yucca-based mask uses all natural ingredients instead of the man-made chemicals in so many other facial products. 

6. Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest that’s on its way to becoming the first park of its kind with 7 acres of land just 2.5 miles from downtown Seattle. where people can relax and munch on fresh fruit and vegetables for free. This sounds like a genius way to target the nation’s obesity epidemic during the recession. Free produce plus getting active in the park sounds like a great way to improve anyone’s health. I hope that the trend of food forests catch on because I want one near me.

5. Abby Paloma is trying to connect New York’s yoga community with the farm-to-table food movement by hosting a series of summer yoga dinners at Growing Heart Farm in Wingdale where yogis pay $60 to tour the farm’s vegetable, herb, and flower gardens before taking an outdoor yoga class complete with live music and finally enjoying a vegetarian dinner made from the farm’s bounty. I think that this sounds like a genus way to capture the basic similarities of the yogic approach to living in the moment and being in harmony nature and the local farm movement’s emphasis on sustainability and embracing nature.

4. These Chocolate-Dipped Tea Bag Shortbread Cookies are a perfect addition to any afternoon.Dark chocolate covered shortbread is always delicious because of how the buttery cookie complements the bitter chocolate, but the shape of the cookie is really what makes them special. It’s such a great idea to turn a typical household item into an impossibly chic cookie!

3. We are Handsome’s Scoop Back Puppy One Piece is quite possibly the cutest bathing suit I’ve seen all season. While the $300 price tag is absurd, looking at the adorable puppy face is a sure way to make anyone smile. Who could help but love that adorable, oversize puppy face!

2.Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth created this 21 meter sculpture in German Duisburg as a reaction to local development. The Tiger and Turtle-Magic Mountain shows an impressive view of the surrounding area when visitors climb the winding roller coaster-esque staircase. The impassable loop forces people to turn  back halfway through the loop, but the obstacle makes them really think about the entire experience of the manual roller coaster.

1. This one  you can’t get yourself because he’s all mine. The number one thing I’m loving right now is my Dad. He’s the only dad cool enough to join a fantasy football league with my boyfriend, fly our family halfway across the country so that he and I could go see the incredible Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, and be in better shape than me or any of my sisters even in his 50’s (wow that man can do a lot of burpees!). My dad may very well be the coolest man I’ve ever met. He’s taught me how to appreciate good food, good movies, and good music. He’s taken my sisters and I to visit some of the magnificent places in the world to give us the type of cultural education that would be impossible to get simply by studying at home. If you’re reading this, I love you Dad! Happy Father’s Day!

Let’s go Shopping!

7 Mar

I know that on a Wednesday morning the weekend might feel as if it’s light years away, but it’s not…I promise! You’re already half way through the week, and that is reason enough for some celebration!

Last night I received the catalog for Free People, my favorite store ever, in the mail. It immediately brightened my day (and took priority over homework), so I decided to indulge in a bit of sketching. I drew one of their gorgeous models in one of Free People’s most crave-worthy dresses, the La Boehme Ruffle Dress.

My sketching wasn’t enough to satisfy my insatiable desire for all things Free People, so I wanted to go on a virtual shopping spree and share some of my exciting finds with you lovely readers.

Free People is a bohemian-chic offset from the creators of Urban Outfitters. Their lacy fabrics, floral prints, and flowing silhouettes all contribute to Free People’s whimsical, free-spirited vibe. Free people describes its ideal customer as ” a 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between.” Beyond the beauty and hand-made appearance of  the clothes that Free People makes, the brand’s designers have heightened my passion for the brand with its BLDG 25 blog, which is full of unique outfit pairings, crafts, and artwork from various talented artists, and the enchanting atmosphere of the Free People stores, which are each filled with beautiful wall decorations and soft, neon shag rugs further increase my passion for Free People.

If you live in one of the 24 states with a Free People store, by all means hurry on over there. Even if you don’t, check out their website to buy some of my top picks, or anything else that strikes your fancy!

P.S. You can click on any of the photos to be redirected to the item in the Free People shop!

Tonal Ribbon Flower Headdress

Colored Ankle Crop in subtle yellow

Candy Coated Corset in ivory

Molly Flower Sheer Top in ivory

New Romantics Olympic Flame Dress

Sonoma Cork Heel in blue cork

New Romantics Cat Eye Wrap Dress in sea spray

Lina Leather Tote

Brooklyn Bag in black

Fiesta Mini Dress in taupe