happy memorial day!




Sorry for the lack of posts as of late. I've been feeling kind of *meh* and instead of complaining, I decided to take a few days off. And although I'm not rocking an awesome vintage bathing suit at the beach today, I will be grilling with some familiar faces and the love of my life. Happy Memorial Day!

xoxo,
TFH.






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a note.












Dear Ryan,

I hear Paris is beautiful in the spring. There are lots of flowers in bloom, fresh veggies at the outdoor market, not to mention a plethora of wines and cheeses. Oh Maybe this time this year we'll be there? Just sayin'...

Love,
Your wife.






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bensimon.




Searching for: the perfect summer shoe. These will do just fine, thankyouverymuch.






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crystals.




Damn. And I thought these rings were large and in charge. Boy, was I wrong.






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happy monday!...and two things.



1. Have you guys seen the documentary Art & Copy? Ryan and I watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun to see a lot of the original ad men and women give their take on advertising. And, they looked like Mad Men characters back in the day!




2. I just happened upon a band from Los Angeles called Best Coast and am smitten. This is the perfect soundtrack to summer-time driving with the windows rolled down. Enjoy!

{P.S. I'm officially hooked on Twin Peaks!}






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have a wonderful weekend!



Tonight, I'm planning on getting a few drinks with a very lovely lady friend of mine and then I just want to retreat home for a night in. Yesterday, I got the first disc of the first season of "Twin Peaks" from Netflix and after watching it (for the very first time!) and getting completely creeped out, I kind of am wanting more! I'm hoping disc two is in the mail today! Have any of you seen "Twin Peaks"? What are your plans this weekend?






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the queen bee.





Yesterday, I was feeling so uninspired. Today, I am loving the yellow and black on Clémence Poésy. Looks sorta like my mixte (which has since been named The Queen Bee!)...






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random dose of loveliness.




Puppy invasion!






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uninspired.






Oh, man. I'm feeling SO uninspired today. Not sure why but I have a feeling it's because I didn't have a chance to have breakfast this morning (bad!). In any case, I'm hoping that looking at these pretty flowers will at least help!






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artcrank.




1. I love the name of this event.
2. I love the way the poster looks.
3. I most especially love that this took place in Portland.
Can I move now?

(Click on print for a larger image!)






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fantastic.





I know, I know. This movie isn't exactly new. And I know, I know. I'm faaaaaar behind in even mentioning this. However, Ryan and I rented this the other night on a whim since we had not seen it before and I have to say, it was pretty "cussing" fantastic! Wes Anderson, in my humble opinion, can do absolutely no wrong! Go see it if you haven't already!







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VIDEO COURTESY OF: YOUTUBE

 
 

it's time...








...to break out the muffin pan and start baking these amazing cupcakes. Ming Makes Cupcakes is so perfect--photos and recipes of gourmet cupcakes? This just became one of my favorites. And if that wasn't reason enough, she has recipes for cookies and savouries, too!






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peter pan.






I love this chambray shirt in all it's detailed glory: Peter Pan collar and a back button-up style. Everything about it is simply lovely.






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les maillots.









Now that summer is practically here in Florida, beach days, pool days, and time in the sun are inevitable. That said, I recently bought this two-piece number and am pretty happy with it, although, I can't help but really adore these vintage-inspired bathing suits from Anthropologie. So classic!






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book covers.


1970, Andrej Guľaški,
Dobrodružstvo daždivej jesene



1961, Alexandrovič Michail Šolochov,
Rozoraná celina II



1965, binding illustration for Tajní boháči
by Jozef Gregor-Tajovský



designer/illustrator unknown, binding illus.,
Božena Mačingová, Taký veľký deň




Milada Marešová, 1977, binding illus. for
Milan Húževka, Psí knieža



They just don't make book covers like they used to. These gorgeous Eastern European book covers from the 1970s don't even need text. The simple lines and great illustrations do them justice. I feel like these could have been the basis for a lot of modern graphic design.






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have a fantastic weekend!




It's a hot one this weekend so I think I'm just going to take it easy and relax in the shade. No big plans this time around, which sometimes, is the best plan out there. And you? What are all of your plans this weekend? Doing something more than just lounging around and being lazy?





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happy friday!...and weird dreams.




I can't remember any of my dreams from last night, which admittedly, is strange to me. You see, I for some reason or another, remember all the vivid details from most dreams I have...and at times, I've been known to talk in my sleep, too. These sleep-talking episodes always coincide with whatever strange dream I'm having at that moment. Yet, I cannot explain why I dream certain things. When Ryan and I had just gotten married (probably a week or so after), we went to bed as we normally do. I startled him a few hours later as I was talking in my sleep and woke him by saying a really cryptically: "How old is the child?" As you can imagine, he was beyond freaked out by this but once he figured out that I was sleeping, he took it upon himself to get me to repeat this question over and over again for his own enjoyment and humor until I finally realized what was happening and disappointingly and embarrassingly cried out, "Oh my god, I'm dreaming...!"

What I was dreaming of that night has since left my memory, but the oddities don't stop there.

Another occasion left me gasping for air as I woke up to the sound of my own voice asking, "What about my bag?" My entire body felt exhausted and my dream was one I cannot forget. Let's just say that it involved my being in a pit where frightening half-hyena-half-man creatures were about to attack me, the leader of the pack having the face of the lead singer of 80s band Fine Young Cannibals (WEIRD, I know, trust me)!

But the weirdest and funniest and strangest dream I had involved car chases, kidnapping, oompa-loompas waiting at bus-stops, dinosaurs grazing on front lawns of houses in our old neighborhood and Metallica's Kirk Hammett saving the day in his beat-up Chevy Monte Carlo with a license tag that read "AXL MD1". To put it mildly, WTF!?

How do these things enter my mind? Why are they so weird? And do any of you have any insight to dreams and dream interpretation? The night before I lost my job, I even had a dream that it would happen. Sure enough, it did! Not to get mystical on all of you, but I mean, seriously. There's gotta be a reason for all of this, no? What do you dream of? And are your dreams ever this weird?






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random dose of loveliness.




What is it about animals wearing glasses that makes them so cute?






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effective simplicity.




I am really loving how minimal this girl's style is. Black romper, nude flats, simple braids and orange-red lipstick. It could be very easy to mess this look up, considering how much of a fad rompers can be. But she does it just perfectly and manages to look casual and elegant at the same time.






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hyperactive typography.










Attention: All Typophiles! Have you seen this book? It was created to look like a children's activity book complete with games but it's targeted for adults! It is officially sold out (boo) so for now, I will have to just enjoy flipping through it online. So cute!






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designer bicycles.







Not so long ago, an anonymous commenter on my blog left me a link to this site and I loved it. I wanted to give proper credit and praise to this commenter for knowing my aesthetic, but this person wished to remain anonymous. In any case, whoever you are, thank you so much for the fantastic link! For those of you who consider yourselves fashionistas and bicycle aficionados, have a look at these designer bicycles. While none of them are in a price range that is remotely within reach, they're still eye candy to me.






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class of 2000.




The other day, one of my best friends asked me a question: Are you going to the reunion this year? She was referring to our ten-year high school reunion. I immediately responded with a resounding and firm, "No. Absolutely not." No, I did not have a traumatizing experience at the all-girls' Catholic high school I went to. In fact, I truly enjoyed it. I liked being in a single-sex environment where I felt like I could be myself without trying too hard for the boys. I felt like my education was as strong as it was because I could concentrate on my studies without distractions. Given the option to send my future children to single-sex schools, I would do so in a heartbeat.

So why the cold shoulder?

The reason is simple. I keep in touch with two of the (only) sixty-seven girls I graduated with. Those two are so near and dear to my heart and I have a feeling, always will be. The rest have gone on with their lives (as I have with mine) and I have not been curious to know about how they're doing. I don't wish them any ill will. I'm glad they are all (seemingly) well. I just can't justify spending $70 for dinner at a restaurant that I'm not particularly a fan of and a game of "catch-up" that really will not matter to me. It just seems like a waste of time and energy. On top of that, rumor is, we are supposed to do a photo montage (yuck): find a photo from high school and one from now, write a 200-word blurb on what we've done for the past 10 years, and then put it in a slide show. Are you serious? Thanks, but no thanks.

I don't mean to come off as an embittered alumna. Really. I just don't do well in reunion-type situations, especially when I know the majority of the ladies in attendance are going to be the ones that I had absolutely nothing in common with back then (and I highly doubt we will have the same interests now). And again, I wish them all well and I hope they have a jolly good time and get to reminisce and take a stroll down memory lane together. And if I happen to see them outside the reunion setting, I will be nothing but nice, friendly, and even suggest a cup of coffee. However, the whole concept of reunions feel contrived, forced, and quite frankly, very uncomfortable. Who's married? Who's still single? Who's had a baby? Who's lost/gained weight? Simply put, it's just not. for. me.

Aaaaaaaaaaand! As luck would have it, my sister-in-law is slated to get married on that same day. So there. At least it's a legitimate reason for my absence!

Did you ever go to your high school reunion? Do you think I'm being ridiculous in holding my ground in not going? What is your opinion of them?






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typographic mustaches.




This clever poster of mustaches made me laugh. My favorite: Hoefler!






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rocks.








These rings by TRIIAN are all kinds of awesome. They kind of look like pieces of the universe exploded and oh, happen to have found their way onto your fingers.






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have a wonderful mother's day weekend!




Tonight, I'm planning crafting after reading Melina's post on DIY Dahlia corsages! It would be an adorable addition to their gifts, wouldn't you say? And then, this weekend, Ryan and I are taking our moms out to see the symphony in open air for Mother's Day. We're planning on packing a picnic, drinking some wine, and enjoying the spring / summer weather. And you? Are you doing anything special with your moms?

{P.S. Yes, that's me! At the tender age of three-and-a-half months. And yes, that's my mom! Isn't she adorable?}