Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Retail Goodness: AllSaints

While I was in Chicago I ran across AllSaints. It’s based in the UK and they have an amazing space, though the website does not do the clothes justice and they are a vegan's nightmare with all the leather. However, check out this amazing wall of Singer sewing machines below, among other things… A person working there said that they own something like over half of the world's Singer machines from that era. I couldn't help but wonder if my Grandmother's was in there. I later discovered that the store in L.A. has a wall of them, too.

The clothes are all mostly black and neutral, and all with this sort of literary/vintage/industrial flair. The boots were low and chunky. I love finding new stores to roam through. Another all-time favorite is Zara. Check out the cool video on their home page right now featuring gallery owner Lucy Chadwick. Her clothes, hair, and style are perfection.












Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude

There is so much to be thankful for, and it’s always good to let it be known. Even if no one hears or reads it, it’s good to put the words to paper (or a digital file). They say it makes your heart healthier to feel gratitude. And, I believe it. I’m so thankful for family…and health…and the job that keeps it all afloat…and for friends that provide the extended family that we couldn’t live without…and the dogs and cats that warm our hearts and extend the family further…and for the Earth that provides the things we need to live…and for every day that we get to exist with freedom and the opportunity to be who we are.
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Image source: http://www.owlsdaughter.com/2010/09/serenity-and-gratitude/

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chiminita Extraordinaire

How cool is this outdoor fireplace? Love, love, love... You can find out more about it here.