Striped Shirt // Zara, Textured Cropped Trouser // Gap, Leather Oxfords // Steve Madden
Delicious food and good company are always a great start to the day. We went to a cafe in Burlingame, but I can't recall the name. I had a stack of chocolate-chip pancakes, a special sweet treat for the weekend.
You know that one project you started ages ago, but haven't seemed to finish. You work on it little by little when you can spare the time. Well this is that project for me. I started this almost two years ago and have yet to come close to finishing it. I usually end up knitting a few rows while watching TV and then putting it down before picking it up again a few months later
I found the pattern on Ravelry after seeing this version. The pattern is called Woodland shawl. I decided to knit mine in brushed suri by Frog Tree Yarns for a softer texture. Scarves are not my favorite type of project as I tend to get bored halfway through which is probably why it is taking me so long to finish this one.
Chlorophyll is known to have many healthy benefits some of which include, minimizing appetite and cleansing the body. I find it is both refreshing, detoxing and I feel more awake each time I take a sip. It is a great drink on a hot day or first thing in the morning. I am excited to share this recipe with you and I can't imagine my life without it. It has by far become one of my favorite drinks. The ingredients are simple and it is easy to make. The chlorophyll can be found at a natural food store such as Whole Foods and the Stevia extract can be found at almost any local grocery store.
Here is the recipe:
-1 tall glass of water
-3 drops chlorophyll
-3 drops of stevia extract
Add all drops into water and mix fully.
Carpenter's Daughter makes beautiful heavy-duty, multipurpose aprons. Aprons can come in handy for cooking, art projects and more heavy duty purposes. At the moment, I have a pair of overalls that I wear for projects and painting, but an apron is a lot easier to take on and off.
PC: Robyn Clark / Bobby & Tide Photography
In June, it was announced that Starbucks had decided to close all of it's La Boulange locations. I was shocked and then upset. I felt like I had just discovered something amazing and now it would be gone forever (A bit dramatic I know). They aren't gone yet, but their impending closure has upset many people including me.
I first visited La Boulange in San Francisco early last year. I loved the atmosphere from the start. Although it was a chain, it still felt like a neighborhood cafe. The bakery display filled with delicious looking pastries, families enjoying brunch, friends meeting up, and people furiously typing away at their computers. Steaming London fog lattes, lemon turnovers, and Provencal BLTs. All some of my favorites from their menu. Starbucks will continue to sell a few of the same pastries at many of its locations, but it won't be the same. The atmosphere won't be there.
In most dorms you cannot paint the walls or hang shelves or change them in any way that might risk losing your housing deposit. The same goes for many apartments. They are often cold cinder block or some other outdated/dreary material/color. The best way to make a room feel more homey is to fill it with personality. Art is often the best way to show personality, style and taste. The art wall is a design concept that has been around for many years and been adapted to many spaces. I decided that for my room next year, I would create my own art wall. I gathered some inspiration from you guessed it...Pinterest. I bought most of my prints and posters from Society6 and designed a few of my own. I wanted to keep consistent with my monochrome decor by sticking with various shades of grey as well as white and black. I did buy one poster with a bit of gold to add some contrast. Framing the pieces and hang them with command hooks would look nice as well as possibly taping them up with black masking tape.
Here are some of my posters and prints...
Here are some of my posters and prints...
01 The Moon by Bonjour Au Revoir
02 Marble Tri Black & Gold by CharlotteWinter
03 A poster I designed.
04 Palm Reading by Cat Coquillete
05 Mt. McKinley by Kevin Russ
I am also thinking of taking the marble, geometric print and framing it to lean on my desk or dresser.
photo source: Fantastic Frank
In case you haven't heard, I am headed off to school in a few weeks and I will have a new living space to make my own. Clean, minimalist, monochrome, and modern is my goal and Scandinavian design was my biggest inspiration. One of the pieces I wanted to get was a throw pillow that would complement my grey bedspread and monochrome decor. I have admired Ferm Living's pillows for a couple of years, but was hesitant to shell out so much money for a pillow. I scoured the Internet and was able to find one at a much lower price than most retailers. I decided on the Black Mini Stick cushion which comes in white and black. I cannot wait to see how it looks on my bed!