Tasty Tuesday {Double Trouble}

You see blog posts about rooms from the runway, places to spaces, and shoes to rooms {I should really bring that back!} all the time, but what about the practical pairing of food and decor? The natural pairing seems to be getting short shrift.

Because tasty treats ought to go hand in hand with equally appealing spaces to eat them in, wouldn’t you agree? For example, I’m currently craving this delectable duo…

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I’ve never met a vegetable I haven’t loved in french fry form so I’m dying to try the parsnip version! The preparation would be made all the more fun with stunning dark counters and easy to access open shelving with my collection of beautiful ceramics on display.
So buying parsnips and collecting ceramics, gotta get on that!

food photography by sarah britton of my new roots, interior via here

Monday Work Wear {Wrap it Up}

Scarves are an amazing secret fashion weapon. They can instantly transform any look, particularly when expertly tied. I’ve long marveled at what seems to be the European knack to mix effortlessness and sophistication with each circle around the neck.

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All the while, my attempts seem to me to appear sloppy and amateurish. That’s why I was so excited to discover this little scarf tying tutorial.

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I am certainly going to try my hand at mastering this how-to, given that scarves are a San Francisco fashion must. And it’s a fun way to add a little eye-catcher to an otherwise classic office look.
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I’ll be sure to let you know how my scarf tying trial goes. {hint, hint take a look here later today!}

Happy Monday luvies,

images by tommy ton, garnace dore and here and tutorial via here

Happy {Top Notch} Weekend

Did I say top notch? I meant to say top knot! If there’s one thing I learned at Alt Summit it’s that the top knot is where it’s at, yo.

The darling Liz compiled a great round-up of all the bun-tasticness that dotted every Alt Summit breakout room.

And as luck would have it, my girl Anna is featured in a stellar top knot tutorial over on Real Simple today!

I just might have to attempt the look this weekend. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!

But I do jest a bit. Of course, there was much more to learn from Alt than the latest hair tricks and stunning roundups have popped up across the interwebs all week. I love hearing other people’s takes on the experience as each individual walks away with something so different!

Here is just a small sampling of my faves:

~ Grace lifted the veil of mystery about book writing
~ Victoria rocked her panel and a great Ban.do
~ If you like business cards, Alt Summit is your mecca. Proof is here, here, here and here.
~ Cassandra is ready to get down to biz
~ Have you ever thought about what makes you happy?
~ Erin is movin’ and shakin’
~ The Blog Brunch girls summed up each panel
~ If you want more blogging pointers and tips check this and this too.
~ If you love photobooth pics then you’re going to die over this.
~ And Meg compiled a list of every single person who attended – what the what?!

The other rockin’ side benefit of meeting 600 bloggers – discovering new blogs! So here is the lastest list of Noteworthy Newbies. Run, don’t walk, to check them out!

Noteworthy Newbies
Amperstand Design Studio
Cooking After Five
M Stetson
Buckets and Bunches
Nat the Fat Rat

Till Monday luvies,

photography by justin hackworth