Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DIY Inspiration: Beach Terrariums

For a while I was obsessed with lush green, mossy terrariums, then came my love for bowls filled to the brim with cacti and sand which will never die out. Now I've moved on to sand terrariums with pristine white sand, pebbles, beachy accents, and air plants. Time for a new weekend project.

Via Poppytalk via Bookhou at Home

Monday, June 28, 2010

Belmont Stakes, Two on the 13

A couple of weekends ago I went to the Belmont Stakes with Mark's family. They're a horse racing family and I know nothing about the track, but I got some good tips on betting, the most important of which is to never listen to Uncle Jimmy, he's trying protect the odds on the horses he bet on. After a few bites of delicious fried chicken to cure my hangover and a Pimms Cup or two I definitely got into the action. Jimmy of course won the trifecta on the Belmont and I lost all $5 I had bet.

All photos by Mark Iantosca

Friday, June 25, 2010

Vintage Ralph Lauren Bib Top

Dangit, how'd I miss this! My search for vintage Ralph Lauren pieces is in full swing, so keep your eyes open for me. I will be forever grateful.

Meanwhile, American Apocalypse has some nice vintage, definitely worth checking out.

Ralph Lauren Paneled Shirt, SOLD OUT, at

Thursday, June 24, 2010

(Not) Ready for Fall Fashion

(from right to left BDG Cinched Anorak, $78; BDG Varsity Jacket, $88; Levi's Iconic Jean Jacket, $68; BDG Twill Grazer Cigarette Pant, $49; Ecote Knit Pencil Skirt, $48; Urban Renewal Elastic Cuff Army Pants, $48)

Despite the fact that I am NOT in any way ready to start thinking about fall, it seems as though retailers are. While I was browsing Urban Outfitters for their latest playlist (will UO LSTN become the new Now: That's What I Call Music?) I was confronted with what will ultimately become my fall wardrobe. Expect a '50s throwback with varsity jackets, tight skirts that hit below the knee, cigarette pants, denim, and winged eyeliner to top it off. Still, thinking of crisp air at the moment is enough to make me sick. Off to the beach (Carmel to be exact)!

Via Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pret a Surf Gets You Ready for the Beach

Despite the fact that I grew up in California, I am scared of going in the ocean. Despite the fact that I am scared of going in the ocean, I absolutely love anything surf-inspired. Pret a Surf's collection for Summer 2010 combines surfer girl rash guards with my other love, retro swim costumes, for a collection that is beachy and artistic at the same time. I just signed up for Zip Car and I think it's high time for a trip out East.

Via Pret a Surf

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Met Museum, After Dark

Only three weeks late on my blogs, I finally have the images from our trip to the Met on a Monday. The fun part is that the Met is closed on Mondays, meaning a childhood dream museum tour took place. We got to browse the Costume Institute, Picasso exhibit, and permanent galleries, all while the museum was essentially empty. My favorite part was when we tried to find the New American Wing and accidentally wandered into an unlit portion of the Japanese Wing. It was a total childhood fantasy come to life and an amazing way to see the Met's collections.

Thanks to Kurt for setting up the tour and Mark for the pics.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

101 Sandwiches, But a PB&J Ain't One

Out of NY Mag's list of the 101 Best Sandwiches in New York I've had 10, not bad for someone who isn't a sandwich person. Nine out of ten are pictured here. I only left off Chick-fil-A not because it's any less of a sandwich, but because NY Mag couldn't manage to get an actual image of a Chick-fil-A sandwich. An icon cannot do that icon justice. Now if only more of these were convenient to 59th and Madison.

Via NY Mag