Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Saturday!

I hope you're having a great weekend. Mine will be filled with relaxing my feet...While finding these photos I noticed a theme with the blue toes.... The bottom right photo was the day before my wedding... I love that color.

Turkish Tiles

Some colorful tiles we found while there. Today we're off to the Old Jaffa flea market. Last chance! I find whenever I go somewhere, as soon as I get home, I think...why didn't I buy more of that or this. I happened in India, and Turkey with textiles (and Sheila knows what I'm talking about with Guatamala...) So hopefully it won't happen here.

***Update*** we bought some great tiles for a table, some fun glass balls, a tile for Konrad, and some pillow cases...which now that I'm home...wish I had bought more as presents. drats.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday Blues (and yellows)

I'm so so sad about the end of Domino Magazine. I really can't believe it. That magazine was one of the major reasons I was so happy about moving back to the US. Honestly it was quite possibly the only good U.S. magazine left. Boo. Why oh why do they take away everything that's good?? (dramatic door slam and flop onto bed)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pinks to Warm You Up...

In this dreary weather, (even here!) some 'pinklights' to cheer your soul. Some photos of my perfectly pink shower this summer. I miss my girlfriends so much.

Inspired By...


clothing for under the sea...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I'm ready to put up my feet. We've had a busy day packing up the office...and it's not over yet...
(photo from our wonderful trip to Turkey last spring)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bright Colors Around Town

I'll miss having amazing colors in my neighborhood all year round. With the neutral beige sand everywhere, these colors stand out amazingly. I love it.

Deep Reds

A nice glass of red wine in a old cellar. Erik and I had gone to this wine bar in Old Jaffa last year. Perhaps we'll have time to go once more...
and more reds of a sweatshirted boy tossing sand into the wind...

Good Enough to Eat

Some pastel beauties from Zappos. Sometimes when it's cold and dreary (as I've heard it is in the east coast..sorry!) it's nice to think ahead to springy colors.

Pretty petite fours from Beau Coup.

Glamorous Living

Some inspiring images from Living Etc. Lovely.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Art on Monday

I'm pretty sure I've blogged about her before, but Sheila has some new art up on her website since the last time I checked.

Her paintings are mixed media, and the sculptures are usually a mix of clay, wax, found objects.

The best part of having an artist mother, is that I get pieces for christmas and birthdays. Plus, my parents house is filled with interesting pieces made by her friends and herself.

This painting was promised to Erik and me when we moved back to the US.

I'm also hoping to get a sculpture for my birthday in March.

The only down side of having an artist as a mother is when you leave your own paintings at home and they get reworked into her own...You know what I'm talking about, Sheila...ahem....

Happy Sunday

Today is a day for flopping around the apartment...painting and making...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lovelies for your Toesies

Some perfect shoes from Anthropologie.

And it doesn't hurt that they're on sale...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Favorites...

Some things that make me happy...

Paddling Here, and There...

Treasure Island off of San Francisco...

Herzliya Seaside...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Waterside Living

Some photos of one of the places we lived in California. It was so nice to sit outside by the lagoon. Erik was gutted when he sold the place, but even if we don't (and i doubt we will) find a place like this, at least we have great memories and fun photos.

As with any move, I'm getting excited for the decorating part (although this would probably make more sense when we actually find a place...hmmm) I'm finding a ton of wonderful inspirations from sites like Decor 8, Absolutely Beautiful Things, Daisy Pink Cupcake, and many others....enjoy!

One Stylish Family

Wow, I loved the Isabel Toledo suit that Michelle Obama wore for the swearing in yesterday. Those gloves! eek! Love! (and those long purple ones she wore on the train ride...sigh...) I have only seen highlights of the ball as we were asleep by that time, but I loved what I saw. Of course, I was also moved by Barak Obama's speech, I'm so excited for this feeling of new-ness and change. And the fact that the whole family looks amazing doesn't hurt either...

Favorite Flowers...

Some beautiful hydrangeas from an old issue of British Country Living. These were the inspiration for my wedding flowers, which turned out to be the most perfect flowers I had ever seen in my life.

Green Shoes and a Sunset

Our first apartment here in Israel...sunset viewing from the kitchen...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Soft and Hard...

I love this look by Blumarine. Something about the soft colors, but strong-ness of the outfit attracts me. It conjures up images of diva, Marlene Dietrich...


Stepping Out in Style

We'll miss our walks along the med... 2 more weeks to take full advantage.

Fuzzy Memories

Fondly remembering past trips to Santa Cruz...Happily getting excited for new ones...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Morning

Some pretty petals for a sunny sunday. These were given to me by my co-worker, Lonnie, when I left San Francisco a year and a half ago. She picked them from her garden...imagine having a garden of these beautiful flowers!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This was a first trip to the Druze village. Funnily enough, months later, this is the town where I worked... Where on my commute, I had to watch out for cows crossing the street...a tiny bit different from my nyc commute.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Garbage can be Pretty.

Walking around the neighborhood with pretty colors...


Some highlights from our first trip to Haifa, about a year and a half ago.... It was very fun...although, I'm sad in that one photo because I was allowed to go into the Bahai gardens with bare shoulders. Boo.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

And Now a Bit of the Future...

Some of my favorite things that are waiting for me in our California storage. Oh, it will be like opening tons of sleeping beauties that have been waiting for me, wrapped in brown boxes...sigh...

Our First Market Trip...

September 2007....It was an exciting, busy, loud, sensory overloaded trip; which all ended in a perfect parasol for me...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sunshine, flip-flops, and tomatoes. One of our first perfect weekends here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oh My Goshelles!!!!

I just learned via SF Girl by Bay that Orla Kiley is creating a line for Target!!! Available in FEBRUARY!!!! EEEK!!! It's like Orla knew I wasn't moving to California (where Targets abound) until that month. Oh boy oh boy... I'm the happiest little toe-twiddler right now!!!!

Counting Down

As we have only a few weeks left here, I decided to go back to the first photos I took when we arrived. These were taken on my first and second days here. It's so strange to think back to how I felt in those times; I was like a deer in headlights. I was trying so hard to be strong and look at my time here as an exciting experience, but in those first few days (and months) I felt so lost and so alone. Erik was at work all the time and I didn't know what to do with myself. With no phone or internet to reach out to family and friends, I spent my time walking around, taking photographs. I feel like I've come such a long way, although this happens with any new move or change, I had different struggles here. I remember walking into the grocery store, practically on the verge of tears because I couldn't figure out where the salt was, or what it looked like. Now, of course, I would simply ask someone, but back then, I could barely find my voice in all of the newness. For the next fews weeks I'll be bringing back photos from the last year and a half (which is also convenient with my, um, camera in the toilet incident, ahem...)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tuesday Morning

I had one of my last days at the archive yesterday and it made me really sad. I'm sad to leave these wonderful people that I've met, and great places I've been. On top of the fact that it's such a tragic time here right now, it's all a bit distressing. Today will be spent doing quiet thoughtful things...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Packing and Playing

I find that when I pack, I often get distracted by, oh, I don't know, a certain pair of shoes or skirt that I haven't seen in a while. I can only imagine how long this packing will take me. We've been laying low recently. Erik has been going into work some days and working from home others. Even though we aren't leaving for a couple more weeks, I had my last day today at the graphics job, and tomorrow will go into the archive to say goodbye. It's been very strange here, I wake up and run straight to the television and switch on the news. It's so surreal that the war is so close to us here, yet, feels so far away. Although, last night we were reading books in bed and a siren began to go off. I'm sure it was a test, but we both jumped up and looked at each other, as if: What do we do?. After that, I laid our shoes, sweatshirts, and passports by the door in case it happened again. One should always be prepared.

Tubby Tummys

There are certain things I want to eat right now, but perhaps not what I should be having while on a post-Christmas

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Beginning of the Weekend

It may rain today...which would be perfect staying in and packing weather...with a movie here and there...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Some Bright Colors in a Not So Bright Time.

Something to brighten these cold times...

Black and White Glamour

For Christmas, I received 'Casablanca' and also a box set of Bogart and Bacall films. I brought Casablanca back to Israel with me, but left the box set at home until we move back. I'm so excited to watch them and soak in all of the fashion goodness.

The next few weeks will be interesting for us. We'll be spending our time packing up, getting ready to move home. It's a weird emotional time for us. We thought we'd be here until the end of next summer, so the news was a bit of a shock. But like any new change, we've got to look on the bright side...for example, I can listen to NPR all the time (I can't get the darn internet to stream it here) I can have a subscription to the New Yorker, Domino, and any other magazine and it won't cost me $20 per magazine, I can call my friends whenever I want, and *gasp* even have weekend visits with them! All will be good.