Monday, January 26, 2015


There is nothing more humbling than having talented friends. I am lucky to have an eclectic group of friends who all have a variety of talents each one different and unique. One of my best friend's, Maciej, is known for his talents with a pencil. He has worked on some incredible projects including the Balenciaga Women and Men's shop in Soho. But let's set aside his architectural side for a moment, and introduce you to his musical side and you will be equally as impressed.

He recently introduced the world to some new tunes and a brand new website, which you can check out here. I may be biased, but I am a sucker for a singer-song writer and his new songs are nothing short of awesome. He's got influences like Jack White, Modest Mouse, and Johnny Cash. Check out his new video below of my favorite tune "Baker River" and then instantly add to your Winter playlist.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

{Puff The Magic Dragon}

Puff the Magic Dragon

I think it might be time for a little update to my puffy coat. It seems like every New Yorker owns a black sleeping bag coat (including myself) and I am tired of fitting in with the crowd. Mel recently purchased an adorable red puffer coat from Macy's and it got me thinking about maybe changing up my winter coat from something a little more snazzy. I know black is easy, because it goes with everything, but there is something unqiue about these six coats that caught my eye. Even if 2/6 are black, they still have a special interest (a big shawl collar or sporty patterned sleeves) that make them more appealing and fun. Which is your favorite?

1. Superdry makes these fashionable sports toggle puffler jacket that is bound to keep you ultra warm with its fleece lining.

2. Obsessed with this Rud by Rudsak long puffer coat. The hood is lined with a cable knit and trimmed with racoon fur. Why hello Davey Crocket.

3. You could be the ultimate moon man in this stylish American Eagle puffer jacket.

4. Bundle up in this edgy urban style with this oversized puffer coat from model turned designer Cara Delevingne. It is part of a special capsule collection titled Cara X DKNY.

5. Cozy meets cool on this updated take on a puffer from American Eagle.

6. Tweed and Fur are the best combo in this adorable puffer from the Gap.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Meet LANY, a trio comprised of sheer perfection. A few years ago, Les Priest, Jake Goss, and Paul Klein were merely neighbors in Nashville ,working on music independently and each celebrating one another for their music endeavours.  It didn't take long for them all to realize that if they combined their efforts, their sound would be incredible. Flash forward to 2015, they've crafted a unique sound mixing R&B and Pop which is about to take the music industry by storm.

It's crazy to think that these three dudes are now living in a one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood, making songs on a Dell computer, and gaining recognition by the second. Expect big things from them in 2015.

Friday, January 16, 2015

{Top 10 2015 Calendars}

2015 calendars

Call me old school, but I love a beautiful desk or home calendar, instead of relying solely on my iPhone. It never hurts to keep important dates on hand and of course in the most appealing way possible. Between printables, oversized art, and/or smaller agenda calendars, there is a calendar for everyone. These gems will keep you all ready and up for the challenges and excitement that 2015 will bring your way. Check out my top 10 picks below.

1. Rifle Paper Co. was inspired by vintage travel posters from around the world. Each month features a hand-painted illustration of a classic destination.

2. A 2015 calendar with a unique Denmark edge from Kristina Krogh Studio

3. Download and print this high quality rainbow bright wall planner for 2015 brought to you by ReallyReallyDesign on Etsy.

4. Get inspired for your next adventure with original fine art travel photography by Irene Suchocki.

5. Color your world with this new Paper Source exclusive 17 month spiral bound calendar. Turn the pages and enjoy a fresh palette of paint for each month.

6. Featuring the original comic book images of graphic artist Roy Lichtenstein, this beautiful 2015 calendar is sure to entertain while provoking comment about Lichtenstein's rather hard-edged style.

7. Modern wall art, perfect to decorate your home or office courtesy of ShopTempsModernes on Etsy.

8. The ultimate appointment calendar. Perfect for anyone who loves to write in appointments, birthdays and other notes from Rifle Paper Co.

9. This calendar was created in partnership with French Illustrator, Author and Photographer

Garance Doré

10. A beautiful 2015 calendar art print in classic 11 X 14 shape from JeanettaGonzales on Etsy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{Beanie Baby}

Beanie Baby

Row 1: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
Row 2: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
Row 3: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Well Winter, it looks like you are here to stay for awhile. Anyone else longing for Summer like I am? At least we are half way thru January, which means we are that much closer to Spring :)
When it is usually below 20 degrees, the best accessory to keep me from frostbite is a deliciously warm hat/beanie. I've rounded up some colorful gems from all over the web - the added bonus they are all under $50. I made a slight exception for the awesome turban and blue cashmere fella - I couldn't resist. Which one are you eyeing?

Monday, January 12, 2015

{Sway Clarke II}

Recently there has been an influx of smooth, sensual R&B crooners like The Weekend, Drake and Frank Ocen who have pioneered the scene and have set the pace for an inspiring list of eye-catching newcomers. Enter, Sway Clarke II, who was born in Toronto, but his musical roots blossomed in Berlin. 

He has developed a winning formula as an artist - a mixture of smooth and sensual vocals, a dab of quality production, and an attention-grabbing filled chorus. Even his latest single, "Secret Garden" is the best solution to tell you partner that you cheated on them. Are you convinced that he might be the next best thing to hit the music industry? Take a peak at his video below and see for yourself.