Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I am in love with a gift that was recently given to me from my friend Carly, while I was visiting in California. I just love how it has that antique-ie, yet old Hollywood look to it. Carly had personalized the piece by asking her friend Rachel Wold to create the necklace based off what she thought would look great. As you can see, I think Carly and Rachel have fabulous taste. Rachel has a shop in Chico, but also has great pieces on etsy. On her Etsy website Mone Petit Vintage, you too can ask Rachel to make a unique piece just for you. I think they make wonderful, thoughtful gifts, but how could you resist getting one made for yourself?? Go ahead, be a little greedy, it's good for your complexion ;-)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I'm in love with my Fetty necklace, "Shot Through the Heart". I got my first one about three years ago, made of brass and nickel, but want to upgrade my rock glam necklace to a more upscale look with the white gold and a black diamond. Every time I wear it, without fail, I receive tons of complements. I must admit when I have a casting that calls for a rocker or a slightly edgier me, I wear my Fetty necklace to put me in the mood to be "rock glam Kaira." This line is all about the rock glam attitude, and is tied in with the bank Semi Precious Weapons. Best part, they're from right here in Brooklyn, New York. How can you not love everything about this line?!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
What can one do in Chico California?? Well let me tell you, a whole bundle of things! My boyfriend and I recently went out to California to see one of my dear friends Carly, spend quality time, and see a new part of the US. It was funny to notice how I had so much enthusiasm for things that were common place for Carly and her friends, who grew up in California. Things this New Yorker rarely, if ever, has the chance to do. Like.... ride a horse! haha. Just a few days before my trip to California I had mentioned to my boyfriend that I have never been horse riding, and it just seems like something someone should do in their life time. You may be laughing at me right now, but at least that's how I saw it. We rode horses, ate tacos (from a taco truck!), took a long bike ride through the park, drank, had great food, and relaxed with great people. Below are just a few snaps from our quick trip. If you have a friend in Chico, I'd say you should go see them ;-) What fun trips have you taken recently?
Sunday, October 18, 2009
What are your feelings on art work displayed in your home? My boyfriend argues that one should only, or rather we should only, have original pieces in our home. Coming from an art background, I can see where is he coming from in this argument; however, I will admit I do love a purchase from CB2 now and again. I'm more of the uptown art scene with a background in classical ballet, and my boyfriend is of, what he likes to refer to as, the downtown art scene. His art pieces tend to have a bit more of an avant-gard feel, and sometimes cringe at the sight of plastic baby dolls in my living room, and signs pulled from someone's trash. Yup, the above photo is actually a piece we created in our home.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear Amsterdam?...... Well, for me it's bikes! Everywhere! Instead of parking garages for cars, they had them for bikes! Who knew? My boyfriend and I recently went on a short trip to The Netherlands to celebrate his birthday (of the 30th variety, shhhh). I was blown away by the sheer volume of bikes! Everywhere! Amsterdam is a beautiful, clean, quaint city. I felt vertically challenged on several accounts next to the tall and beautiful dutch. My boyfriend cracked jokes about how the dutch were probably wondering why I was walking on my knees. Joking aside, it was a great get away complete with dutch foods such as bitterballen, a trip to the Brouwerji 't IJ brewery, canal boat tour, and the Rijksmuseum. I wish Euro getaways could happen on a regular basis.
No, I'm not talking about the gum, but the fabulous literature that helps you escape from every day pressures. Don't get me wrong, I do love an intellectually stimulating novel or riveting drama, but every now and again you just need a little "fluff". I love sneaking in my chick lit during those subway-commuting minutes, where there are few other options, but reading. I recently finished three out of the four Emily Griffin novels, and starting on my fourth Something Blue . I love her wonderfully written novels that take me to a happy place of designer labels, and lattes.
(photo by Sarah Klockars-Clauser)