Monday, June 18, 2012

moving on

i wanted to share some exciting news which will probably explain my blog absence. we are moving to l.a.! a couple months ago i applied for a position as a wardrobe stylist with an l.a. staple called wasteland. we met, fell in love and the rest in history! ryan and i will be starting our drive across country one week from today. i have always loved l.a. since my first visit and look forward to so many things once we get settled. we were lucky enough to find a duplex in echo park with sweet little details and even a lemon tree in the yard.

on a side note, i know this blog started when i opened my little philadelphia vintage shop and then you watched my amazing endeavors with free people. all have been an amazing journey in my life that i have learned so much and had the pleasure to experience. i feel really lucky to have had both. at this point i'm not sure i'd like to continue with this blog, but am grateful to anyone who reads it or has ever taken the time to sit down and browse. in the future i may start a whole new blog about my new journeys, but time will tell. for now i am leaving you with the craigslist photos of our new california hacienda and a message we seem to forget... you are never too old to follow your dreams!

stay in touch:)
with love,

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

tasty discoveries

eating vegan in philadelphia has gotten a lot easier lately. with pure fare and vedge restaurants just recently opening i have been really loving all the tasty options. this past week i had the amazing experience of trying the veggie burger at hip city vedge!! it was amazing!! i went with some friends during my lunch break, we grabbed our burgers and headed over to rittenhouse square for lunch in the park. i can't wait to get another and even try their crispy chicken sandwich:) 

to my surprise i got this vegan treat at the famous franklin fountain ice cream parlor the other day. i stopped in with a friend and was surprised when i saw 3 dairy free ice creams on the menu. after talking to the nice people that worked there i found out they had lots vegan candies and toppings as well. I ended up getting the mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate syrup! such a great surprise!

i just wanted to share, since vegan foods in philadelphia had been urban legends in the past.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

may day

i spent this beautiful first day of may planting flowers with my mom and enjoying my little furry ones. my mom did a great job helping me make our apartment cozy. i owe her one!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

shiny happy thing

kinda love this disco mirror way too much

Sunday, April 15, 2012

tacky like in a dolly parton kinda way

what can i say? i needed this and needed it bad.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

popsicle pink

it's been so long since i really splurged on a bikini. all the times I plan on being at the beach this summer i knew i had to add one to my summer wishlist! i love the structured top and popsicle pink color against golden skin... can't wait for 90 degree weather:) bikini separates by zinke.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

spring's little surprises

i rescued some flowers this week. i found some lost branches outside while i was walking ruby. it's nice to have some little blooms in unexpected places around the apartment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

holy goodness

i almost jumped for joy when i accidentally saw this in the grocery store. it's just one of those things i had to share... a vegan find that i now can't live without.

i love justin's <3

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

happy about pastels

soft, washed out hues keep popping up and i'm crazy about them this very second. i am sharing a tiny bit of my week in photos. hope you are enjoying spring too!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

vintage for sale

i have about 13 vintage items i placed on ebay tonight. everything from '70s dresses to '50s shirts to '60s dresses. follow this link and see if anything catches your eye!



Friday, March 23, 2012

it's here

march in philadelphia never felt so good:)

Friday, March 16, 2012

cake and champagne

go perfect together just like susan and ryan. my good friend, susan, is getting married next saturday and a bunch of us went over to her apartment wednesday evening for one last night of pre wedding girl talk and bubbly. nights like these are so precious to me. i hope we always have these get togethers to catch up, eat some good food and toast to friends.

Monday, March 12, 2012

last weekend's happenings

last weekend was fun and relaxing at the same time. ryan and i spent a lot of time together. we really didn't venture out to meet friends and it was really nice.

on friday night we tried an amazing mexican restaurant called xochitl. we died and went to food heaven. they have a tequila bar that mixed some of the tastiest margaritas and for a starter we munched on made-to-order guacamole accompanied by the most amazing salty, crispy, air-like, toasted chips i ever did taste. that could have been my dinner, but i did try one of their dishes that they made vegan just for me:) i love this place!

we also got our 1960's barcelona chairs steamed cleaned this weekend and they came out beautiful and sparkly! i couldn't stop looking at them the entire day. the pale yellow color alone puts a smile on my face.

we ended the weekend with a stroll through penn's landing. the weather is starting to get nicer in philadelphia and we needed the fresh air and boat lit water to refresh us from the winter doldrums. it worked wonders.

Friday, March 9, 2012

gettin' our marni on

my friend, emma, and i ran over to the marni for h&m craziness to see what we could find and came back pretty successful. we got there around 7am and waited in line until the store opened at 8. we loved how super organized h&m has gotten with their collaborations. the system gave everyone a chance to buy something from the collection... as long as they were there early enough! i walked away with the black and brown striped leggings, short sleeved men's cashmere sweater and the black sequin collar and decided to wear them all at once today:) ha! anyway, whether we found anything or not the giddiness of the experience was a lot of fun!

Friday, February 24, 2012


i just wanted to share the birthday of someone really special to me. yesterday was ryan's birthday and we celebrated all day even if we couldn't be together. in the morning i surprised him with a card, gift, chocolate chip whoopie pie (YUM) and a birthday serenade. we went to dinner that night to pizzaria stella in queen village for brick oven pizza and cold beers. it was just what he wanted and hopefully he enjoyed it as much as i did. happy birthday, ryannnnn!!!!

quick photo on the ride home for good measure:)