Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In My Library... This Is Where I Leave You

I'm sure that I'm a little late to the game on this, but "This Is Where I Leave You" is such an amazing book!

While I was traveling, I couldn't put it down and it was finished by the time our plane landed.

With one last "official" weekend of summer left, if you need a beach book I completely recommend this quick-witted 7 days with the Foxman family. Dysfunction never read so well.

Sparkly Things... Chan Luu

Back in February, my boyfriend went to Telluride to ski and visit family just as I was starting a new job... so sadly I missed the trip! But being the amazing guy he is, he brought me back a gorgeous Chan Luu mixed turquoise wrap bracelet.

I love it... and while we were out there these past few days, I had the good fortune of checking out more of Chan Luu's beautiful pieces (and so much more) at Telluride's amazing jewelry store, Dolce.

And check out more Chan Luu love over at the fabulous Hip,Hip, Gin, Gin!

Monday, August 30, 2010

So I've Been Missing...

I just got back from the most wonderful few days with family and friends in one of the most beautiful places on earth... Telluride, Colorado.

Promise more to come, but for tonight I'm just catching up on some sleep.

I hope you all had wonderful weekends enjoying these sweet summer nights!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Prippy Vroooom...

So... I saw this car over the weekend, looping around Lincoln Park where Scrapple and I were taking a stroll. Gotta say, it stopped me dead in my tracks!

A Lily Jeep? Could it be?

Yes indeed!

Oh, and for us less committal to making that big a statement, there's also a Lily bike.

Fall is creeping into the air, but summer ain't over yet... rock your Lily, ladies and gents!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Prippy Viewing... Baby Boom

One of my favorite movies growing up was "Baby Boom," starring Diane Keaton as a New York workaholic who inherits a baby.

I loved her character's get-up-and-go attitude of starting a gourmet baby food business from her new country home. I guess entrepreneurial spirits appealed to me at a young age!

While this movie is a classic, I think a lot of folks can still relate to the life choices made with moving out of the city to the country for simple living.

Have you guys seen it?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prippys of Influence... Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

I miss NYC... and I extra miss the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream truck!

Not only is their handcrafted ice cream absolutely delicious, but they are the cutest entrepreneurs ever. I draw so much inspiration from small business owners, don't you?

They recently opened their first shop in Brooklyn, so stop by and grab a cone if you're in the area... and keep your peepers open for their truck!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer... Hair

As summer winds down, I put my hair up more and more...

I've gotten the messy top knot down to just one bobby pin perfection. Thinking this look will stay around for fall - it is too easy while still being completely chic.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Weekend...

Saturdays are just the best... don't think you think?

I just got back from the driving range in DC. We're so lucky that our public golf course has views of the monuments (in addition to cheap beer!)!

On Monday, I'm playing in my first golf tournament... and I just started playing about 2 months ago. So needless to say, I'm a bit nervous and... super excited.

My goal is to channel Rodney Dangerfield's character from Caddyshack, Al Czervik, and have a blast!

Al Czervik:" Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid."

Friday, August 13, 2010

Prippy Dreaming... Tacheles

Did you guys read the NYT article about the artist community, Tacheles, that exists in an abandoned Berlin department store?

Absolutely fascinating.

Add to my Dream Trips list checking out the art scene in Berlin... hopefully the artists will still be in this amazing space. Clearly, they're what makes it so special!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sock Monkey + Nautical = Socktopus

Prippys heart Sock Monkeys... and Prippys heart all things nautical...

So clearly we HEART Socktopus!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sparkly Things... Lizzie Fortunato

Lizzie Fortunato Jewelry is so my style and definitely prippy... and the creators, twins Kathryn and Elizabeth, even went to my prep school.

These hometown girls made stylishly good, have developed a devoted fashion following and now have collaborated on a line for Madewell.

You can also find these great pieces at select boutiques throughout the country.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lobster, Bluberries, and Micro Brews...

(Painting by Judith Cheney)

I'm off on a weekend trip to Maine tomorrow - hooray!

Lobster rolls, blueberry everything (beer, ice cream, pancakes, etc.), salt air, rocky shores, and good friends. Basically, I will be in heaven.

In the meantime, check out this amazing blog from a Colby College student that completely drew me in called The Restless Transplant by Foster. Amazing talent and a beautiful tribute to Maine.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Popcorn Worthy... Going the Distance

I just saw a preview for cutey Drew Barrymore's new film, "Going the Distance," and I'm SO excited to get my popcorn on!

Seriously, the premise already has me intrigued... a couple meets with only six weeks left in the same city (NYC) before the girl moves to San Francisco.

When I met my boyfriend, I was living in NYC and had been offered an amazing job in San Fran just as my company was a sinking ship in the sea of the financial crisis. Needless to say, we had many a long talk... and I ultimately made the choice that was best for me by moving to DC.

I can't wait to see how this story plays out!

Have you ever done the long distance thing? How'd it work out?

Delicious, Delicious... Mast Brothers Chocolate

Mast Brothers Fleur de Sel is one of the most delicious chocolate creations of all times. I love dark chocolate, and the salt pushes this over the edge of heavenly.

The handmade goodness is top-to-bottom with this bar... including the gorgeous wrapping.

Nom Nom

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Dream Dress...

No... I'm not getting married just yet... But I did see this dress and think "Wow, that would make one hell of a wedding dress!" I think it may even be my dream dress.

I would wear just about anything out of Chris Benz's resort collection, you know, to a party... a wedding... the grocery store... clearly I could go on and on!

Oh, and I love the Babe Paley-esque hair

Video Magic...

Music videos seem as outdated as Sega Genesis (bring back Sonic the Hedgehog!), but when Cee-Lo Green, of Gnarls Barkley fame, decided to cover the brilliant Band of Horses haunting tune "No One's Gonna Love You," I couldn't wait to check it out.

This video beautifully and completely plays out that moment we've all probably been through in the wrong relationship... when we know its over and the highs of love are long gone. Seriously, I could watch this video as a full feature film any day!

Let me know what you guys think... do you relate?