Sunday, April 11, 2010

a wanderlust, of sorts...and a lil' history.

we all know i adore anthropologie. and even tho i peruse their website regularly, i get super pumped when the new catalogue arrives in my mailbox. i heart their diverse photography and displays each month.
so when a recent one arrived with the shoot in a location that appeared to house numerous amazing ruins, my passion for travel took over and, after awhile, i barely saw the fabulous clothing. i looked thru this edition several times, even showing my boyfriend, who actually gave me a slight acknowledgement to the catalogue.
i vowed to myself that i would find this location and visit it sooner or later.
...a little late in the game - i have found it. !
it is, in fact, fairly new. starting in 1949, an english millionaire, edward james, built his garden of eden in xilitla, mexico. he constructed 36 structures, including palaces, temples and pagodas.
and i adore each and every one of them...that i have seen, thus far...but i have faith.
my boy and i have already been planning a trip to mexico and this seals the deal. this is definitely one location that i will not omit from the itinerary.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

my favorite thing today...

there are a few things in life that i will never tire of...paper and fonts is two of those.
(i am blessed to live right down the road from the paper zone)
today on our drive home from a movie, i was complaining to my boy about how disappointed i was in the font choice of the movie title and subtitles. he proceeded to make fun of he usually does when fonts come into conversation...(which is slightly often.)
...this conversation lead me to browse for one of my favorite subjects and i ended up on the lovely simplesong. i want to throw a party simply so i can order invitations or move and order change of address cards. !
their letterpress style is fabulous and i will soon be purchasing the 'i *heart*lists' sheets, as i do, indeed, adore making lists. i literally have lists my purse, on my nightstand, at work, in old coat pockets...everywhere. so when i came across these, my eyes opened a lil' wider.

Friday, April 2, 2010

under one of these, please.

i live in seattle.
and, yes, the stereotypes are true. we get a lot of rain.
we get rain so often that we know the slightest of differences in said precipitation and know the name for each. and there are a lot.
that said - every seattle girl needs a fabulous umbrella.
now, dont get me wrong - there are those gals that like to put on a strong face and say "i live in seattle, i dont need an umbrella!" then pull up their hoods, zip up their northface and head out.
and being the die-hard-seattle-lover that i am - i heart the rain.
i love the sound, the smell, the gray and the coziness...and i have no problem getting wet and often enjoy it. (i also love my northface jacket...a native must-have.)
but i also enjoy a fabulous umbrella...and if i dont have to get wet - i wont.
and im quite in the market for a new one...or two.