Things have been a little ho-hum lately....not sure what has gotten into me, but this New Year started off with a different "bang"...one that has left me feeling a bit drab and uninspired. Not all the time, just more so than what I am willing to engage. I needed to get out of the city, reset my buttons and put my toes in the sand STAT. Good thing San Francisco was experiencing some freaky, amazing weather...so my husband and I did just that!
We took off in "our" (really it's HIS....but what is HIS is MINE...right?!) vintage bimmer to take advantage of a sunny, crystal clear Saturday afternoon. Hitting Highway 1, we drove with intent to go to Stinson Beach and see where the day took us from there....
The beach was going off that day - people and dogs everywhere! Apparently I wasn't the only one who needed the medicine of the Pacific.
I was loving all of the sand castles...temporary adolescent structures....so great.
and this little clever tower of found beach objects:
a great home
super happy pups!
this cone + being in Stinson Beach remind me of my BFF...Sara. xx
we continued our drive North to Point Reyes Station...
finished with a yummy local beer, cozy fire and a delicious dinner at "FISH"...one of our favorite restaurants in Sausalito.
homeward bound...sleepy, full and buttons reset.
all photos by janel holiday design...please give credit if you use them - thanks!
There's no tuneage in the BMW, but if there was, I would have liked to be listening to June and Johnny Cash:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I don't remember when it started, but my adoration of bows and ribbons definitely cover the spectrum of design - be it fashion, furniture, graphic, etc. I love the popularity they have gained in recent years...especially in the accessory department....I'm a girl that LOVES an accessory....hello, have you seen the "Model's Inc" closet?! If you answered "yes", then you know.
I could go on and on with photos of all things ribbon and bow, but i'll limit my obsession to twenty examples of some favs right now:
bubbly rose dress from Modcloth - i may have bought this while "researching" for this blog....we'll see if it looks like it belongs on someone younger than 30....
Jonathan Aston's tuxedo tights
Maria Pergay's "Ribbon Pouf"...I know, I know...I have posted this piece before - but I can't help it, it is my FAVORITE piece of furniture EVER....i dream of pulling this up to my Master Vanity on a regular basis.
Kate Spade's double hinged bracelet
Ellinee's paper bows - learn how to make them here!
Chloe leather wrap bracelet
my dear friend, Lord Darling, frequently rocks an amazing bow tie....often made by himself from vintage fabrics - LOVE!!
I incorporated bows into my wedding day attire....big black bow at the waist and bow and pearl earrings....
my wedding shoes - by Miu Miu
Valentino has mastered the perfect bow with this champagne silk clutch
Lanvin's wool and felt plats...love these.
from the king of big, bow dresses....Balenciaga...1961
Two photos from my wedding day are by Skye Blu Photography...all others were taken off multiple sites from the www.
Soundtrack for this ribbon and bow fest is Doris Day's "Put 'Em in a Box, Tie 'Em with a Ribbon":