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trendy lace ups

In Fashion, Shoes on March 30, 2010 at 4:07 am

Beautiful thangs.

Some adorable white oxfords.

Black leather combat-ish boots. Hello.

Found all of these off of an Aussie site — Queens Wardrobe.


browsin’ blogs

In Life on March 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

There are a lot of blogs I look at every day. I came across a post on This guy made a list of 25 things to do before he turned 25 (seems like a great idea, eh?).

I might make one myself.

Out of his list #23 was my favorite of all.

23. Change at least one persons life in a positive way- I’m not talking about simple encouragement. I’d like to actively play a role in helping someone else improve their life. I have relied on a lot of other people over the past year to help me through the tough times and I feel it’s time to return the favor.

The Star Thrower

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I came across this little story not too long ago, read it, loved it, saved it. Just a simple story like this can touch people’s hearts.

I recently dug it up again while sifting through my emails. Glad I did.


The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (an adaptation)

Once there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.”

Loren Corey Eiseley (1907-1977) Essayist, Philosopher and Literary Naturalist.

a bit of sxsw

In Music, Pop Culture on March 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Austin, Texas has been alive and kickin’ for the past week and half due to SXSW festivities. I caught some interactive festivities and a few free music performances.

The thing I love most about SXSW — the foreign people. No doubt about it.

Some interesting photos I caught:

Just walking down the street and bumped into her. She's sweet.

LIGHTS -- She's so sweet.

@ Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Crab Florentine @ Perla's. Finally decided to eat meat again, but slowly sneaking back in with seafood first.

Met Little Lebowski this weekend. He just recently learned how to walk again.

There was a vendor on SoCo that sold old hand decorated telephones. What a splendid idea.

black and white celeb lovin

In Pop Culture on March 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Deborah Harry / David Bowie

Marilyn Monroe

Tina Fey (with Mickey ears!)

i might want to wear you

In Fashion, Shoes on March 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Saw these new heels by United Nude. They’re different and intriguing. I haven’t quite decided if I’d ever wear all of these, especially the more futuristic ones. But if someone decided to gift these to me, I would definitely strut around in them. 🙂

How do you feel about this collection?

View the United Nude Collection here.

surf’s up, alpaca

In Travel on March 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm

fashionista bike gang

In Fashion on March 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm

If only I could go biking around during Paris Fashion Week with a beautiful Chanel purse in my little front basket.

Life would be grand, eh?

Photos courtesy of The Cobra Snake

Awesome hair and make up

Parisian Bike Gang

feelin’ cheesy

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2010 at 12:09 am

Woke up this morning with a block of cheese in my face. My dad just bought this Boursin cheese at the supermarket. I tried it out while I was eating my taters and eggs for breakfast. Well, I ended up eating half of the block of cheese in less than 5 minutes. And, I refuse to look at the calorie and fat content because I know the facts will not be delightful.

Though I ate it with an odd combination this morning, I’d imagine this would be perfect on a baguette, or paired with crackers and wine. It is a French cheese, after all. I highly recommend this. Heck, I liked it so much I dedicated a blog post to it.

(If you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a fascination with French everything.)

oh paris

In Travel on March 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

“Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. Maybe it was something I’d forgotten or something I’ve been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me…….”

[From Paris, Je t’aime. ]

Everything now and then I pop this movie in (and Amelie) because it makes me happy. Why? Because both movies highlight the good in people and I’m a firm believer that there is an angel in everyone.

I’ve been to Paris once. Stayed there for three days and that was such a tease. Everyone’s right — you fall in love with this place, especially at night. Today I watched Anthony Bourdain do an episode in Paris and that just gave me more reason to miss the beautiful city. Below is a photo of my friend Linda and I in the incredible garden of Versailles.