happy tuesday!...and i'm feeling sick.




Today, I woke up and felt exhausted and slightly sick. I thought it might just be a lack of sleep (although I thought I got plenty) or something to that effect. I went to work and started going about my day like I normally do. And then I just kept feeling worse. So, apologies in advance for not having a more chipper post today. I hope that after getting enough rest and fluids, I'll be ready to go tomorrow! See you then!






PHOTO COURTESY OF: JANE COLLEEN

 
 

have a beautiful weekend!

Love Stories- A Wedding in 7 Minutes from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.


Truth #1: I'm not really one to stay in touch with exes, let alone go as far as call one a friend.
Truth #2: I'm not really one to really gush or fawn over traditional weddings (hello--I eloped!), let alone the wedding video.

However, there have been exceptions, and I attribute them to becoming a little bit older and a little bit wiser over the years both few and far between. Recently, one these old friends of mine got married. {Huzzah!} And while I have not yet met his bride, I can already tell that she is probably one of the most caring, most loving, and most beautiful people in the world. On their special day, they had their talented friend Ryan Marshall film the whole thing. He did an incredible job and captured everything down to a mere seven minutes. No fuss, no frills, just flat-out perfection.

So although this video has absolutely nothing to do with the weekend or my plans, it is just so beautiful I had to let everyone see. Enjoy! {And seriously, try not to cry. I dare you.}

{My warmest and sincerest congratulations to you both, Stacey and David! Ryan and I could not be happier for you. Many many years of happiness for you to come! xoxo!}







VIDEO COURTESY OF: PACING THE PANIC ROOM

 
 

happy friday!



Yay for Fridays! (Or late Thursday evenings well-spent with friends over cocktails!) The weekend is upon us and while no grand plan is in effect, I am still looking forward to it. And it all starts this afternoon with a little haircut. What are your plans for the weekend?






PHOTO COURTESY OF: WE HEART IT

 
 

random dose of loveliness.




Sleeping puppy on the street. This is just too sweet.






PHOTO COURTESY OF: HER0IN-CHIC

 
 

are you happy?




I love this flow chart and how simple it is. It reminds you (or at least me), that change is not necessarily a bad thing as long as it leads to happiness.






IMAGE COURTESY OF: A PHOTO EDITOR

 
 

movie night.




Ryan has recently put a ton of classic movies on our Netflix queue and I couldn't be happier about it. I feel like I missed out on a lot of them growing up and so this is serving to be quite the introduction for me. First, it was "Charade" with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. And tonight, it'll be "North by Northwest"(again, starring Cary Grant). Have you seen it? What are some of your favorites?




 
 

happy tuesday!...aaaand i'm back!




Not that I ever really went anywhere. I just took a blog break over the weekend. It's been busy and rainy and hot here in the Sunshine State, but I've managed to squeeze some time with the husband for afternoon beers, Cuban sandwiches, and lying in bed listening to the rain. How have all of you been? I've missed you!

 
 

random dose of loveliness.




Ok. Let me just stress that I am NOT a cat person. But. I mean, seriously?






PHOTO COURTESY OF: A WORLD OF MY OWN

 
 

necklaces cubed.








I love how these beautifully crafted cube necklaces are so understated yet make a statement all at the same time.






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: HANDSOME MISS MOCK

 
 

nerd boyfriend.











This blog made me laugh only because I will always have a soft spot in my heart for nerd boyfriends. Plus! I love how at the bottom of each post, there are photos/links to "teach" guys how to achieve that look. So good!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: NERD BOYFRIEND

 
 

fight or flight.




The other night, Ryan and I were watching the Hepburn/Grant film Charade. Have you seen this movie? Not only is the witty banter hilarious and cute, the fashion is what really got me. Cary Grant looked so dapper in his suits and Audrey Hepburn (who never falls short when it comes to style) was adorned in everything Givenchy. There was one item, though, that kept making repeat appearances throughout the film--a Lufthansa flight bag. And it got me thinking: why don't airlines give these out anymore? Unfortunately, I don't have the answer to that, but in the meantime, I can offer you The Flight Bag (in sunshine!) from Wm. J. Mills & Co. While not the real thing, it'll do. For now.






PHOTO COURTESY OF: WM. J. MILLS & CO.

 
 

happy tuesday!...and photos from this past weekend!








I took the day off from the blog world yesterday to spend time with family and to come down from my anniversary weekend high. It was lovely, simply lovely, having some time in the sun, taking a walk on the beach, enjoying a picnic on the grass, and constantly being reminded of how lucky I got with this guy. {See more photos here!}

 
 

anniversary weekend!




Aaaaaand finally! The weekend is here! What a busy one it's proving to be. I should really say that the weekend started yesterday (since I've taken today off from work) with my sister's graduation, the arrival of my brother-in-law and my other sister (and her baby bump!), and the food coma I got myself into last night. Tonight, I'm off to a rehearsal dinner of sorts for Ryan's sister since she's getting married tomorrow! After the wedding, it'll be a casual BBQ at the in-laws, which I am looking forward to. (Hello, pulled pork sandwiches!) And then on Saturday evening, I'm going to one of the twice-a-year Candy Bars shows. It's making me giddy just thinking about seeing Ryan on the drums again (it's been too long!). And lastly, Sunday the 13th is Ryan's and my 2nd wedding anniversary. {Huzzah!} We're planning on spending the day / night at the adorable Post Card Inn on St. Pete Beach, having a picnic, getting some sun by the beach AND pool, and playing some bocce ball. Sounds like a great weekend to me! What are all of you up to?

xoxo,
TFH.

 
 

happy friday!...and bicycle chain rings!!!




Aren't these rings adorable? Hand-crafted in Tokyo, they are made to look like bicycle chains. I am thinking these would be a wonderful 2nd anniversary gift to the husband, no? {Wink wink!}






PHOTO COURTESY OF: RUI AND AGURI

 
 

all growns up.




Today, my baby sister is a high school graduate! I could not be prouder. Now it's onto festivities with copious amounts of food, lots of laughter, and all the people I love.



 
 

casa negra.






When I told my mom that I wanted to have a house and paint it black on the outside, she looked at me like I was the craziest person alive. "Why black? That will look so...scary." But I beg to differ, yet I cannot pinpoint what exactly it is about black houses that make them so appealing to me! In any case, this house, in all its modern glory is not only black, but it's also in Buenos Aires, which, in my opinion, ups its cool factor tenfold.






PHOTO COURTESY OF: FRESHOME

 
 

i heart...




Cute. This is just too darn cute. {And! You can download this image as your wallpaper, too!}






IMAGE COURTESY OF: KITSUNE NOIR

 
 

anchor.




Spotted: the perfect summer-time tote bag for sunscreen, sunglasses, bottled waters, and an extra bathing suit. Please fill accordingly.






PHOTO COURTESY OF: CXXVI CLOTHING CO.

 
 

invite.






Swedish designer Daniel Carlsten made these invitations for Acne Paper's 5th issue -- The Elegant Issue. They could not have been more perfect.






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: DANIEL CARLSTEN

 
 

ABC's.






"Meeting" friends on the blogosphere really has its charms. You see, when I started this blog, I had no idea what it would turn into or who would even actually care about reading / looking at my posts. It was a forum for me to just express myself, try to get inspiration / inspire others, and to just see what would happen for fun. Then, I started getting "followers" (which, in my opinion, just sounds creepy) and more and more of you wonderful people kept reading. As a result, I feel like a lot of you have an idea of the type of person I am and the aesthetic I go for.

Take, for instance, Melina from Owl & Peacock. Just the other day, she sent me a link to this necklace. And my heart swelled. It's like she. just. knew.

[Side note: In an awesomely weird coincidence, she and I discovered that we actually were connected in real-life through Melissa, a mutual friend (Melissa was Melina's roommate; I met Melissa in Tokyo and was quick to make her one of my closest friends). Small world!]






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: TONKY DESIGNS

 
 

happy monday!...and running on empty.




Today is the seventh straight day that I've gone to work. And all I want to do right now is stay home and in bed. Yuck. You know, I like working hard and doing a good job. But sometimes (read: today), work can really be overrated. {Pout.}






PHOTO COURTESY OF: C+S

 
 

summertime tunes.




For me, summer is a time to kick back and discover new music. Just the other night, a friend of mine introduced me to quite a few new bands (and some old, too) but the two that really stood out for me were Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils.

Wild Nothing was light and smooth and reminded me a lot of Yo La Tengo, who always tug at my heart strings. And Beach Fossils has song names such as "Vacation" and "Daydream" which just evoke running away to a distant (or not-so-distant) land for adventures outside your every day life.

I hope you have a listen! Enjoy!






PHOTO COURTESY OF: MORETHINGS

 
 

mad women.












The 1950s certainly had their limelight in fashion. Everything looked so good back then which leads me to wonder if people from that era actually knew how good they looked. Talking with Ryan and a friend of ours about this, all three of us wondered whether or not people would look back at this generation and say the same thing. In my opinion, probably not. What do you think? Could you define a really attractive time spanning from the 80s until now? I'd love to know! {P.S. Funny how haircuts, like history, repeat themselves.}






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: BYGONEFASHION

 
 

manhole.










The majority of manhole covers look something like this or this. Pretty nondescript and made not to stand out. Their function, after all, is to cover up a hole to prevent passers-by from falling in and to cover the entry/exit of the great underground sewer system. And yet, the Japanese, with their ability to make everything look pretty, have managed to do just that with their manhole covers. {My favorite is the 3rd one down--Godzilla!}






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: DRAINSPOTTING

 
 

fat.




Loving this cheeky print with a wonderful Julia Child quotation. It would look perfect in any kitchen.






PRINT COURTESY OF: KANTAN DESIGNS

 
 

workin' it.






It's Monday the 1st of June. JUNE! When did 2010 reach it's mid-point? Time is flying by too quickly and it's starting to freak me out. I've noticed that with every passing year, time has no plans of slowing down. And this week and beyond will only speed things up. You see, for the next nine (yes, that's right) days, I will be working straight through with no days off. Between my office job and my job at IKEA, I will have a full plate ahead. But that's a good thing! Wish me luck for the sake of my sanity! {And let the above quotation be my mantra!}






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: ZAINAYOUB