Friday, July 29, 2011

kitchen love

i love kitchens. i don't necessarily love to cook but i do love kitchens. one of my favorite things is when we are having a dinner party and everyone there is hanging out in the kitchen with each other.

so why don't most homes have better kitchens? it's a room that in most houses seems like an after thought. i mean, don't we generally spend more time in our kitchen than in our living room? i know we do.

and it's sad but true that our kitchen is not very exciting. our whole entire house needs remodeled and the kitchen is not the top priority right now. so instead, i shall spend my time on-line dreaming of a new kitchen.

and that's how i found this one.

this kitchen belongs to a musician in new zealand and was featured on the selby.

i just love everything about it. the layout, the colors, the decor, the red counter top and open shelves. oh please can i have this kitchen?

and what about that tapestry hanging on the ceiling. i have almost that exact fabric hanging in our entry window. red and gold is definitely my favorite color combination at home.

so now i know, i too shall have a kitchen like this someday.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


oh i am dying over these french sole ballet flats i saw over on rdujour. must get me some sparkly ones!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

happy bastille day!

happy bastille day from portland oregon!  you know i will take any opportunity to celebrate all things frenchie. 

here in portland we had a bastille celebration in the pearl district last weekend.  here are photos from the waiter's race which is the big event.

and this saturday our local french patisserie, pix will host their annual bastille block party, which i'm looking forward to.  any opportunity to eat their salted caramel macarons and drink champagne is good by me!


Friday, July 8, 2011

and speaking of rafa...

have any of you noticed how much ben f. from the bachelorette looks like rafael nadal? what a sweetheart, too. which definitely means she won't pick him. i always love the cute sweet guys but then they make it to the end and the girl always picks the egomaniac. what is it with that? oh well, ashley kind of annoys me anyway! i mean bentley, get over it already. there are so many other guys there who put him to shame.

and to my rafa who did not take wimbledon, you are still wonderful and have many, many titles under your belt. we haven't seen the best of you yet!