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February is the shortest longest month of the year. Snow storm after snow storm here and the sun nowhere to be seen. The best way to cheer up, in my opinion, is to think about all the lovely things you will do when the warmer days arrive: go for an outdoor run, buy fresh flowers and wear bright cloths.

Here are 5 things that made me happy this past week.


  1. New Balance Classics 
  2. J Crew Tortoise Wildflower Cuff
  3. Chocolate-Hazelnut Snowballs
  4. Painted Wooden Vases
  5. Suede Zip Pouch
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Something about J

Our 7 year anniversary is coming up and exactly a week after it is J’s birthday. Every year around this time J gives me his usual “lecture”: “I don’t want any gifts, I don’t need anything…” My response is always the same:”…but I want gifts!”

I must admit that he is a tough guy to buy presents for, and I can’t keep a secret from him. I always plan ahead, order the gift in advance, and I tell myself that this year I will give it to him only on his birthday. Well, that never happens.

This year, I went for something I think he needed with a little bit of something he doesn’t know he wants. I remembered flipping through a catalog of “Mark and Graham” and seeing leather goods for men. I also thought about J’s tendency to forget his credit card when we go out. That is how I found the perfect gift and of course could not resist giving it to him early.

Cheers to us! Happy birthday my love!




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50 Shades of White

When I first moved to the United States I learned (for the first time) that apparently there is a rule where you can’t wear White after Labor Day. I thought it was strange. Some years, it is still warm and sunny in September, so why not wear White?! But rules, are rules, and that year I was the ONLY one wearing White jeans in mid-September (which was perfectly fine by me).

By now, half of the Summer is already behind us, I thought it only made sense to create an inspiration board of everything White for the rest of the Summer. While browsing the web for ideas, I kept looking at all the beautiful photos people are posting on Instagram from Capri and Portofino

My first inspiration is actually from Chanel’s Fall 2014 Couture runway show. I dream of this dress. Karl Lagerfeld’s creative mind is amazing. As Tim Blanks from described Chanel’s runway show last week: “…there was look after look of a gorgeousness so exquisite it could only be achieved in ateliers that were accustomed to confronting the impossible—and mastering it.”

So, here are my ideas for a  stylish vacation in the Italian Riviera! Oh, and “gorgeousness” is my new favorite word.

Buon Viaggio! 

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  1. Chanel Fall 2014
  2. Halter bikini by Australian designer Zimmermann
  3. White embroidered dinner napkins by Mark and Graham
  4. Lace romper by Zimmermann
  5. Faux pearl and Swarovski necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane
  6. Panama Hat by British designer Melissa Odabash
  7. Canvas Tote by Mark and Graham
  8. Suede-paneled Leather high heel sandals by Sergio Rossi
  9. Flat sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals 
  10. Alexander McQueen Cat eye sunglasses