i love typography.

A random post, but definitely something that brings joy into my life: typography. Honestly, I don't know what it is about the art of type that makes my heart swell every time I think about it, but I don't think it's a bad thing. If you haven't checked out I Love Typography yet, you should. You can learn all about different types of, well, type and choose your favorites. Mine?

(in verdana font. why doesn't blogger have helvetica, yet?)

Helvetica, of course! (Then again, who's favorite isn't Helvetica...) I saw the Helvetica documentary not too long ago which reaffirmed my very true belief that this particular font is nothing but the best--clean, simple, understated.



girl crush.

Spotted: Victoria Beckham on the latest cover of Russian Vogue.
Verdict: I totally have a girl crush on her! It would be impossible not to. Look!

How does she manage to look so chic all the time?



mrs. o

Reading up on the Inauguration made my heart swell. The big hopes that this country has at a time when all hope seems lost was evident when thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. to witness such a momentous occasion. The First Family looked as lovely as ever and were the picture of a great American family -- united, strong, and ready to face whatever came their way.


Fashionably speaking, Mrs. Michelle Obama's choice in both her inauguration dress and her inaugural gown was anything but simple. Classically elegant yet modern in design and color, Mrs. Obama chose a lovely lemongrass number by New York fashion designer Isabel Toledo. According to the International Herald Tribune, Toledo did not even know until the morning of the inauguration that the President's lovely wife had selected her specially designed dress to wear for the day. Talk about a pleasant surprise!

the lovely couple being just that: lovely.

For the highly anticipated Inaugural Ball, Mrs. Obama made her debut as First Lady in an one-shoulder ivory-colored chiffon gown. Newsday reports that "The dress, with a strap across one shoulder, ruched bodice, fluffy appliqués and sparkling beading, will (as tradition dictates) be donated to the Smithsonian." Made my another New York designer, by way of Taiwan, Jason Wu has officially become a household name.

"First of all, how good-looking is my wife?"
Words every woman loves to hear from the man in her life.

So there you have it, the President of the United States, his elegant First Lady, and their beautiful daughters.

I have a great feeling about this. Don't you?



happy obama day!

History was just made today.
Happy Obama Day!

(Are you just as excited as I am???)



hearts in your eyes.

After perusing Flickr, going from one contact to another, I happened upon some incredible photos taken by a lovely woman by the name of Irene Suchocki. Hailing from the Great White North (aka Canada), Miss Suchocki is now a Quebecois by way of Toronto. She has been experiementing with different photographic techniques for quite some time and, as you can see, these photos are a testament to the work she most certainly has a passion for. So sweet! How could you not fall in love in the City of Lights?

"looking for love"

"from paris to the moon"

"paris is for lovers"

© Irene Suchocki


happy weekend!

Aren't you glad it's Friday? The weekend is finally here! Doing anything exciting? Have fun!


oh i need your love, babe

guess you know it's true

hope you need my love, babe

just like i need you

hold me, love me

hold me, love me

ain't got nothin' but love, babe

eight days a week!


anniversary party ideas...

A few days ago, it dawned on me (I mean really really dawned on me) that Ryan and I have less than five months (before 13.06.09) to get our acts together for the best one-year wedding anniversary party ever. Ever! Five months is not really a long time, considering most people take at least a year to plan for something like this. But, hey, we work best under pressure so I guess this is pretty characteristic of us. In any event, our good friend and EMCEE for the party, Danny (alias: Business) has given us some great ideas.

Business Business Business.

So without further ado, here is a sampling, quoted directly from Danny himself, of what you may be in store for in the not-so-distant future:

We should definitely come up with a kind of interior decoration/installation theme. I'm kinda feeling plenty of white with maybe some black, bare trees to suggest silhouettes (like elegant Japanese print style).

all above images courtesy of kazuya-akimoto.com
from top to bottom: "a good catch" / "white ressurection" / "vertical bones"

We could also project black and white movies that deal with the theme of love or beauty (there must be some classic Japanese treasures out there and there's always the Italians, Woody Allen, the French, 'Breatheless'... molto bello).

breathless. jean-luc godard.

manhattan. woody allen.

la dolce vita. federico fellini.

hiroshima, mon amour. alain resnais.

Also, we should put together an incredibly dancy, blow your mind music set (maybe something divided into eras like 50's cocktail party and bossa nova to start, 60's garage/baroque pop for dinner, 70's Italian-style disco to warm up the dance floor, 80's electronica for the robots, then 90's business and modern indie hits for the daring late nighters). It's always good to address time.

Oh, Business Day... so much in so little time but I think it will be great.

Don't you just love Jean Seberg's hair in Breathless? Adorable! And look at that dress out of La Dolce Vita! I love how we are really trying to stick to this theme of '09 being grey-scale. The b/w movies really add that sort of coolness to the whole thing. Upon talking with the husband last night, he agreed that this is an excellent theme to stick with, however, we may need a burst of color somewhere so as not to appear so drab. Maybe a little bit of color in the details (flowers, anyone?) will add a touch of modernity to this whole party. I cannot wait!

So, my dear friends, what do you think so far? I quite like it, I really do. And I think this will be one event not to be missed!



i love you more than _________.

A great site to tickle your heart.

love you!

oh so very very true.


tweet tweet!

So, although I've taken myself off Facebook and MySpace due to the very valid reason being, I just don't use them as much as I used to, I have resorted to Twitter. Is that wrong?

It's not really "social networking", is it?

It's just too cute!

today's sweet tweets.

Get into it and start following me!


more nye photos!

As I said before, more photos were to follow. Courtesy of the wonderfully lovely Lauren Colombo, here are images from the last night of 2008. Happy viewing!

first photo of the new year.

the photographer and her man.

business and business day.

lovely ladies.

sexy dancing.

who knows what we were singing...


the start of the bailey dance party...

dancing boys.

spinning boys. part one.

spinning boys. part two.


living room dance party lives on.

dance dance dance!

soul train?

silver fox and brown fox.


happy new year!

I have never had a good New Year's. Ever.

That being said, this NYE2009 was simply divine. From start to finish, it was amazing.

Feathered eyelashes, classy broads, bow ties, neck ties, glasses of bubbly, a little Patron on ice, a living room dance party in an Ybor City loft, distorted speakers, the "Gross Pointe Blank" dance, Whitney Houston, break-ups, hook-ups, comedic drama, unbelievables, believables, kisses, friends, black/white photos, red lips, red nails, smiles and lots of dancing. LOTS. It was seriously, a great way to jump start 2009. I'm sure more photos will follow. Keep your eyes peeled.

Happy New Year!

PHOTOS: both NYE photos courtesy of Lauren Colombo via Julie Martins' MySpace page.