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The entrance to our apartment. Teal... awesome.


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Perfect afternoons, on the verge of stepping into the sun


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Quaint gardens like Alice in Wonderland


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Also, love the vintage-style bathroom fixtures.

Everything is busy, everything is Fall, and life is spinning so quickly.
The other day I was in a bookstore and found myself in the Philosophy section. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre sat just a few rows apart, and I thought… “Now they get to hang out forever together. Separate but within reach of one another, just how they liked it.”

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Sad panda pumpkin!

We got a bit eager for Halloween and carved this baby a couple days ago. It’s now getting a bit moldy on the front porch, but we adore it nonetheless. This masterpiece only took… 1 bag of candy corn, 3 hours, and lots of scraping with ill-shaped pumpkin carving tools. And yet, we’re thrilled!

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The process. (Not my arms. Boy arms.)

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Just tried Whole Foods’ non-dairy, no-nuts cookies and they were delicious, and super easy. Made to satisfy kids everywhere. (Even 22 yr-old ones named Andy.)

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boots: Steve Madden, sweater & skirt: Sway, t-shirt: Manhattan Beach shop

Oops. A few days ago, I embarked on a seriously thorough shopping binge. After four or five days, I think its over. But I may have gotten at least four sweaters.

1960s-wongs

Nostalgia

The following post is going to be partly in CAPS… because I’m most likely screaming it at you.

WHEN I GROW OLD, I WILL…

SPLURGE ON: fresh, local food

UNDERSTAND: French

BUTTER: overwhelmingly, as always

AVOID: stagnation

PURCHASE: new technology, modern furniture

RESEMBLE: my mother, or Lucy Liu.

DEFLECT: cynicism, UV rays.

OWN: too many books and not enough shoes

RENT: a European beach hut

COLLECT: royalties

LAUGH: at my husband. At myself. At my kids. At my dog.

APPRECIATE: curiosity, communication, cutlery

GOSSIP: to my dog, about other dogs

HAVE PROVEN: myself as more interesting than I was 10 years before

FEAR: loneliness, thin skin

Et toi? What about you?

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Check it out.

Inspired by the NYTimes article.

Belkin Slim Backpack

Belkin Slim Backpack, $32.50

Travelon Checkpoint-Friendly Backpack

Travelon Backpack, $57.99

LeDonne Leather Convertible Backpack/Laptop Brief

LeDonne Leather Backpack/Briefcase, $249

LeDonne Leather Computer Backpack

LeDonne Leather Computer Backpack, $160

Techy sleek? Or classic leather?

On the other hand…

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NEON. Check out carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle for more.

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The perfect shoe.

lolita

Another book, captivating like Lolita

summerdresses

...places to go, all dressed up...

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...a white dress

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This city.

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Les patisseries francaises

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What, you haven't been watching the World Cup?

Happy Fifth of July! (And no school/work!)

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Hollywood Cafe, Fisherman's Wharf. We know it's touristy.

But, it was really good.

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LA, baby. Don't rub your eyes, it's just pollution.

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Drai's, W Hotel. Part of my Hollywood masquerade.

It just dawned on me that I dont recall posting anything about LA, so here’s what I have to say about it: It was nice. It was whirlwind. It was very Hollywood.

It’s the only town where I feel perfectly normal (or perhaps underdressed) going out in a bodycon minidress and heels. Where I feel fine lounging around the dog park, wearing four-inch heeled sandals and shorts. And where, after one weekend, I’m so exhausted from hanging around on the social ladder that I can’t wait to go back to normal life. It’s LA with a grain of salt.

Grammer’s Bar Friday night.