friday, i'm in love...



...with Beach House! Have you heard this record? Beach House's 3rd record titled "Teen Dream" is full of haunting lyrics and echos, gorgeous ambient noise, and a lovely lingering feeling of nostalgia and hope. After having a pretty rough week, all I have to say is, this was the perfect way to begin my weekend.







 
 

bretagne, je t'aime beaucoup!







Last night, Ryan and I fell in love...with Brittany, France. After watching Anthony Bourdain take Brittany by storm, we decided that this is where we would like to end up. A quaint fishing village in the South of France, fresh seafood galore, and a beautiful landscape to call home (I mean, the images speak for themselves!), we seriously could not ask for more. Oh, and did I mention the signature striped shirts? Ohh la la!






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happy tuesday!



After deciding at the last minute to take a break from the blog yesterday, I am feeling refreshed and ready for the week. Yesterday was lovely and lazy, lazy and lovely. I got to sleep in, go to the book store, play a game of night time tennis (yes!), and indulged in left-overs. It was divine. And so, although today is my Monday, in reality, it's Tuesday, so the week feels that much shorter!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, dolls!

xoxo,
TFH.






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have a lovey dovey weekend!



My sweets, do you have anything planned for the weekend? I'm planning on reinstating my Surprise Sunday Breakfast, now that I have Sundays off again! {Huzzah!} I know, I know, it's been so long--work schedules be damned--not that that's a reasonable excuse! In any case, I want to sleep in, lounge around, and catch a an old movie at the cinema. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!






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happy friday!



Good morning and Happy Friday to you! Here is a lovely collage of Polaroid images to start your day off!






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A.P.C. S/S 2010






I am really loving these pieces from A.P.C.'s S/S 2010 line. They just look so fresh and clean!






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random dose of loveliness.



Could this be a real puppy? I am having a hard time believing it isn't a stuffed animal. It's just TOO cute!






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classy camera strap.





One of my goals this year is to be more arty. And so, what better way to try to get out my camera than with this gorgeous camera strap? I think I'll file this one under "need".






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the collector.






Do any of you ever collect things? When I was a little girl, I used to collect stamps--well, sort of. My mom used to collect them as a child and still had her stamp collection album and handed it down to my sister and me. We treasured these stamps but never really added anything to them. So, I guess I never really collected, did I? (Ha!) In any case, I'm curious to know if any of you collect anything. Lisa Congdon decided to start collecting something new every day. She even started a blog to document her collections of things that she will either photograph, draw, or paint! How inspiring!

P.S. I especially love the vintage art supply packaging!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: A COLLECTION A DAY

 
 

sushi etiquette.



This little poster made me laugh. AND...it made me miss Japan that much more!






PRINT COURTESY OF: PETER ARKLE

 
 

franzius s/s 2010 lookbook.







Look, look! These are some pieces from the Franzius Spring/Summer 2010 lookbook. I just love how they look so dreamy and colorful at the same time. {Swoon!}






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genealogy of pop and rock music



How cool is this print of the Genealogy of Pop and Rock Music?! It spans the years between 1955 to 1978 and features over 700 artists and 30 types of music. This is history in print! To see a close-up version of the print, click here.






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parcel flat.







Doesn't this lovely shoe from Omelle look like it's got a little manila envelope on it? I think this is quite adorable!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: OMELLE

 
 

have a sunny weekend!



What are you up to this weekend? The forecast here calls for rain on both Saturday and Sunday, so that just means one thing for Ryan and me: lots of cuddling and staying in. {Huzzah!} I can't wait.

So, while the rain is coming down here,
I hope you all are having a sunny weekend!

xoxo,
TFH.






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so this is the new year...



After reading both Celia's and Alicia's lists of goals (instead of resolutions) for the new year, I was inspired. Over the past few days, while I was riding, I had a lot of time to think about what I truly wanted to work hard for this year. Two-oh-one-oh (yes, that's what I'm calling it) is a big year. It is the beginning of a new decade, the tens (!!!) and the beginning of a whole lot more. So, with that in mind, let me present to you my list of goals for the year:

  1. Get crafty. And arty. I got a sewing machine as a present that is sadly collecting dust. I need to put it to use! I even bought patterns for some cute summer tops. It's time to put needle and thread to work! PLUS...I have a wonderful vintage film camera that I should really put to use...
  2. Read more books and spend less time watching television. I know this sounds easy, but when you've got Iron Chef calling your name on a Sunday evening, it's kind of hard not to answer to it.
  3. Be more active! Ride my bicycle a little bit more and take my dogs out for longer walks. This is crucial!
  4. Eat more home-cooked meals. Ryan and I can fail epically on this one for the sheer fact that we work odd hours. We hardly have dinners together and it's a little weird to cook lunch at home and sit down to it, especially when we're out running errands. But I digress. That's exactly what I'm trying to work on!
  5. Do a better job at staying close to friends--whether that be through writing letters, phone calls, or emails, I would love to know of the happenings in my loved ones' lives. It's important to be a part of something, you know?
I think that's it for now. Baby steps, right? Five goals for the year is a pretty good number, I think. Of course, there will most likely be additions to this list. But as long as I can confidently check off each one, I think I'll be getting somewhere!

So, while this list comes a couple weeks after the new year actually began, I do hope all of you have a wonderful year!






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home, at last!



Well, I'm not going to lie. 165 miles of bicycle riding over bridges was no cake walk. I was extremely dehydrated on the first day and had to stop after 50+ miles so that the doctors could pump me with fluids. I was even hooked up to an IV (eeps)! Then, the next day, we could not have asked for worse weather conditions: cold, rain, and wind gusts of 25 - 30 mph over bridges. Needless to say, many of the riders were picked up by the SMART ride crew and taken to Key West. So, although I could not complete the entire one hundred and sixty-five miles, I will say that the whole experience was truly AMAZING, to say the least. And if anything, the past few days taught me a lot about myself and the type of person I want to become. And it made me want to do it all over again in 2011.

P.S. I wanted to thank ALL of you who donated to the cause. It meant so much to me and to the SMART ride, as well!!! Thank you thank you thank you!






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the SMART ride.



**THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME I POST THIS!!! I PROMISE!!! This week is THE week that we will ride. So read on read on. Thank you all who have contributed!!! It means the world to us.**

Dearest friends, family, and most special readers,

I have a favor to ask of you. On January 8th and 9th 2010, Ryan and I are participating in The SMART Ride (The Southernmost AIDS/HIV Ride)--a 165-mile bike ride from Miami to Key West to raise money for HIV/AIDS charities in which 100% of the funds donated to the riders will go.

For a very long time now, I've wanted to do something in HIV/AIDS research and awareness and finally, the opportunity has presented itself to me. I feel an immeasurable passion towards educating the public about HIV/AIDS research and want to do my part in helping these charities as much as I possibly can.

That being said, any amount will be most appreciated. There is a "donate" link to the right of this entry which is linked to PayPal. If you can help out, I will be eternally thankful (and if you send me your address, I will be glad to write you a personal thank you note, too!).

[For more information about The SMART Ride, read here.]

Thanks so much!
xoxo,
TFH.