having too much fun on tumblr lately. loving the format over there.



just popping in to say hello. back when things are a bit less crazy.


bastille day 2k10

annual bastille day fête. picnic food, pétanque, and pastis (or more likely, beer).


the (not so long) weekend in pictures

the weekend began with a german soccer victory and a trip to the pool...

a bit of conflicted franco-american patriotism through sartorial choices...

grilled pork, corn with cilantro and peppers, and basil zucchini salad...

followed by strawberry-rhubarb fools...

and an early anniversary gift from the cutest dude i know.

all in all, an awesome summer weekend.


red white and blue

scarf from hayden-harnett

love this semi-patriotic scarf. i think i totally need it, but i'm on a self-imposed shopping ban. oh well, it never hurts to look does it? (unfortunately, it does.)

happy fourth, you guys.


seen in montreal

in the gray light of spring.


bonjour tristesse

thesis-ing today, but dreaming of the french riviera (probably because i watched "bonjour tristesse" on tcm yesterday). wearing my chambray shirt in tribute. ah, la vie!


ready for the weekend

and it is only wednesday, ugh. this picture i snapped in montreal is cheering me up, though, as is the thought of taking a day trip to austin very very soon. so excited.


kim and cat

montreal, april 2010.



painting by j. w. waterhouse.

i'd like my summer to look like this.



smoked meat was the only option for my last dinner in montreal.



image via mociun

just back from my favorite older brother's wedding in dallas. has me thinking about the perfect engagement/wedding band (for some very far off time, obviously), and i think this little mociun number fits the bill.

congrats, guys.


recently acquired

clothes edition. from top right: rachel comey camp blouse, j crew skirt, leopard print cardigan, j crew gingham shorts, and a panama hat for the glaring texas sun. summer essentials, all.



some very impressive latte art from my favorite café in montréal. seriously, the coffee at café neve is rivaled only by the stuff they serve at monmouth coffee in london.


the year of living glamorously

making an effort to inject a bit more glamour into my everyday life. it began simply enough: more breakfasts in sweet cafés (like café neve, which has the best coffee in montreal) with good reads (then it was "the gentlewoman," with its profile of my favorite lady, phoebe philo; now its "the longest journey," as i've been on an e. m. forster kick lately). i predict living glamorously will also include more soirées, more dressing up (not hard), and more fun.


de trop

ok, i know i've been all about the mass/conspicuous consumption lately, but i am totally in love with this clare vivier la tropézienne bag. GORGEOUS. i want, i need. christmas in april, anyone?

also, the designer's blog is seriously awesome, too. i'm dying for her stuart weitzman (shh) clog/sandals. totally getting a pair the moment i'm back home.

update: this bad boy is MINE.



photo via the lab

the pictures of alison pill in the lab magazine are gorgeous.

ugh, i am so ready for summer.



photo via lele saveri

cannot wait to receive my subscription to "apartamento" in the mails. so excited to see pictures of chloe sevigny's apartment. until then, back to my last paper as a master's student (or almost last, with the very big exception of my thesis).



need this mociun black and white lines tank, STAT, but can't seem to find it in my size...boo.


brooklyn posse

birthday weekend 2010. with the coolest kids i know. love these guys.



near raj's place in williamsburg, brooklyn. from my best nyc trip to date.



happy easter. ingredients for a lovely spring morning: almond and chocolate croissant (check), sun streaming through the open windows (check), marie antoinette soundtrack on repeat (check), strawberries and white wine in the fridge (check check), and persuasion, which is quite possibly jane austen's most beautiful novel (check).

photo of a spring long past--peonies, chablis, ladurée macarons, and diptyque perfume in my old parisian apartment.


st ambroise apricot ale is one of the best things about montreal (though it doesn't even begin to compare to abita strawberry ale). the first days of spring call for cold beer, good food (caprese sandwiches, shrimp tikka masala), and a serious avoidance of anything school-related.


cafe brasil

so i was seriously craving some red velvet hash (potatoes cooked in beet puree with poached eggs) all weekend. too bad i'm thousands of miles away from both cafe brasil and my favorite brunch partner. boo.

(sorry for the sad photo, i was way too distracted by delicious breakfast foods to worry about composition. but you get the idea.)


ruby red

happy birthday to me. they look orange but are actually bright red. found at the kate spade store in soho. wheeee!


best coast

best coast + les demoiselles de rochefort = génial.

currently wearing

j crew cardigan, dvf lace blouse, geren ford skirt, urban outfitters tights, vanessa bruno boots. once again, apologies for the photobooth pic.



i'd rather be baking. apricot tart, made last summer.


opening ceremony

non plus one final from Tracy ANTONOPOULOS on Vimeo.

i would like to live in this video.



a valentine's day breakfast.  palmier, tea from fortnum and mason, and zuleika dobson.


recently worn

j crew cardigan, velvet striped tank, cheap monday jeans, and j crew ankle boots. can't wait to get out of the snow and back home for spring break, if only in order to wear flirty dresses and play with my newly-delivered lomo lca.


recently rediscovered

another favorite red(ish) lipstick. ysl rouge pur lipstick, number 130. love.

(and apologies for the sad, sorry photobooth pic.)


mmm girl

m.e. just doin' her thang.