100 Layer Cake + Benefit Cosmetics Party

100 Layer Cake is my favorite wedding blog. Before you ask if I’m getting married soon, I’m not. I just like to read it for inspiration and party ideas (not all the decorations, color schemes and giant balloons have to be reserved for wedding celebrations!). Also, when I do plan on getting married, I can look back on everything I’ve bookmarked and know exactly what I want on my day.

Last night they held an event where Benefit Cosmetics gave the first 35 people to RSVP a free brow wax and makeup session. It was like a big slumber party, all the makeup artists were really sweet and they decorated and catered with a lot of my favorite things including tarts from Fruute and Geronimo Balloons.

After my makeup was done, I ended up getting the POREfessional, a balm that minimizes the appearance of your pores. It really works and is light on the skin.


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Happy Halloween!

Our visit to the Tim Burton Exhibition at the LACMA. Spooky.

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Fifi or Kate?

I’m going to get the iPhone 4S this weekend, so naturally I’ve been shopping for a new case.

Fifi Lapin’s Cupcake or Kate Spade’s Le Pavillion?

What kind of case are you using?


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Mid-Century Modern Design at LACMA

There are two exhibitions at the LACMA I recently went to see. One of them is the California Design: Living in Modern Way exhibition showcasing mid-century modern designs from furniture to prints to clothes. The best parts are a tie between the Eames House living room actually sitting in the middle of the exhibition and the entire lineup of all the Eames chair designs.

The actual living room transported from the Eames House in Pacific Palisades.

A bitty Eames plywood chair.

Good advice.

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New At Baggu


Last Christmas our agency screen-printed on kelly green baggus and gave them away as little Christmas presents. I now use it as my beach bag, it holds a lot. They’ve made some new designs since then and added some neat, new items like zipper bags and the Duck bag. Using reusable bags doesn’t have to be boring. I’d love to have the elephant print one.


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Looking Forward to Fall Fashion


Don’t get me wrong, I usually wish summer could just last forever. After all, I’m just about losing my tan and never got to my goal golden color. However, Fashion Week did start and it’s got me looking forward to wearing Fall clothes and wishing I was somewhere on the east coast or midwest so I could enjoy walking under an umbrella of red, orange and yellow colored trees. I picked up some pieces from GAP the other day that I’m looking forward to wearing when it starts getting a bit chillier outside.

Left: Red Patent Pointy Flats
Right: Camel Heather Shawl

P.S. Zara now has a U.S. online store! Yay for my online shopping, boo for my wallet.

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Design Sponge at Home


This arrived at work the other day and I was so thrilled! I pre-ordered it back in August or July I think and then forgot about it since it wasn’t available yet, so it was a pleasant surprise. Design Sponge is one of my favorite design/inspiration blogs, and I tend to buy whatever books my favorite bloggers happen to publish. This may be my favorite one so far and I’ve spent the whole weekend poring over it and putting stickies on all my favorite Sneak Peek spaces.



If you love Design Sponge too, I’d definitely recommend getting Grace Bonney’s book. It’s not only addicting to read, it’s packed with tips, where to buy, and how to recreate hundreds of looks. I’ll definitely be consulting this when I move into a more permanent apartment, I’ve already got pages and pages bookmarked to revisit.

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