where oh where has my little dog gone dog

cold october 1790

image via americanduchess.blogspot.com

i love this old fashion plate, she’s the epitome of october.  i hope you’re warm and cozy tonight.



as i mentioned the other day, i’m thinking about getting a dog, it’s been a year since i lost daisy at 17 years old! she was a pit bull i fell in love with on my way to get a poodle. i wanted a little somebody to run around with and we sure did that. but she was a bit of a bull in a china shop (or my shop for that matter), and this time i think i’ll go more of the teacup type.



meet the candidates! these are a couple cuties i found on local adoption sites.



tomorrow i’m going to visit them but a couple have holds already.



still it was fun to look and fall in love!



who do you like best? how can i choose?! well, i’ll keep you posted, have a fabulous night!

October 28, 2009. Living, pets. 43 comments.

here comes the sun



hey guys, happy sunday~

it’s been a pretty tough week i daresay. i went into a tunnel and am finally coming out today, thank god. there are so many ways to look at the world and we’ve all seen more than enough of the bad. this week was one where i had to decide between darkness and beauty. i’m choosing beauty. with a dash of awareness.



anyway i learned a lot and am a little changed. but growing up isn’t always bad, the grown ups are the ones who make the decisions. so i’ve got that going for me, which is nice.



i wanted to say thank you to my friends who supported me and championed my light bulb/aha! moment,



and another thank you to all you blog friends (and family) who make the world such a lovely place. so without further ado, i’ve been asked to nominate 7 blogs for an award so please say hello to seven good friends featured here.

we’re also supposed to tell 7 things about ourselves that blog friends don’t know.



thank you, leigh for passing it along.

Wish 001Fanciful

fanciful-fanciful.blogspot.com (thanks for all the help you’ve been giving me, noel)!



good luck on all your projects cindy jo and thank you for promoting other women bloggers!



thank you katy for sharing the instyle scan!

well, about those 7 things we don’t know about me? i guess i’ll just freestyle:

i love hawaiian music

i went through a midlife reflective phase (not quite crisis) but i got the gist

i get really passionate and will live and die for a cause i believe in

i’m thinking of getting a new pup

i want to travel the world for a year

i love to promote bloggers’ blogs and art/work

i’m working on an iphone app

well, that’s about it for tonight, it’s getting late and i’d love to hit the sunrise yoga tomorrow. if i crash now it just might happen for the first time in years. it’s always been one of my favorite things to do here. i’ll bring my camera if i make it :)

sweet dreams and thanks for always being there

October 26, 2009. Blogroll, Friends. 29 comments.

my weekend in paris


quel weekend! i hope yours was fabulous and you’re relaxing on this sunday night. i’m about to call it a night myself but wanted to remember a few hours that were so well spent. my other boyfriend here, joseph, is a fashion aficionado as well as a movie lover. he convinced me after some duress to go on friday night to the miami beach cinematheque for the ‘fashion on film festival’ featuring documentaries on some of the french legends. friday it was karl lagerfeld so that combined with dinner afterward at a la folie next door made it too hard to resist.



so i got it together and rode my bike the few blocks to prove i wasn’t a total flake after i’d promised in the morning to go. the film was absolument magnifique! if you haven’t seen it, ooh la la, do! it’s a look into his world with glimpses into his homes, philosophy, designs style, personal collections…not to mention the clothes.



i know these are out of order but the next night was yves st laurent. i figured it was just an hour or two and a bike ride away so what the heck. the film was (as ysl would say), ‘ravissant‘! a lot less action than karl as this was his last collection and he was very focused but not too animated. seeing the difference in creative styles and watching these brilliant men at work was absolutely enthralling.



as fate would have it, valentino was playing back to back with ysl. joseph had seen it already so he took off but i was hooked and decided to become a member then and there and stay for the double feature. valentino may have been my favorite of the three. what passion! his homes, his partner, his business, his dogs, his world! if you have a fashion lover in the family, any of these films would be an incredible gift. i hate to watch a movie twice but i don’t think these would ever get old.



as a membership perk, they offered a free screening of coco before chanel today. i almost didn’t go cause, well how many movies can you see in one weekend, and there’s been a lot of this topic covered already but…how could i resist!? so, off i rode and it was so worth it! now i’m about to hit the hay and dream of the worlds that we were invited into for those few magical hours. thanks, joseph for giving me that push. guess that’s what friends are for :) bonne nuit!

October 19, 2009. Fashion, Films, Paris. 21 comments.

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