Man oh man, it has been a WHILE. Summer seriously flew by (yes, September counts as Summer in San Francisco), and I’ve been running around all over the place for the past few months. Summer in the city was so much fun – Outside Lands, Oyster Fest and plenty of park days – but it was a blast to sneak away to Tahoe, Vegas and Chicago, too.
While there’s nothing like summer, Fall has always been my absolute favorite season. Maybe it’s because I’m a Libra baby, but Fall always ushers in the feeling of starting over for me. I have the urge to set goals for the year ahead, make plans for the holidays and of course, revamp my wardrobe.
Summer is here in San Francisco, meaning – while there are pockets of sunshine – most of our days are pretty much blanketed in fog. I’m finding myself dreaming of summer somewhere a little sunnier – Charleston, perhaps? Every summer for the past lord-knows-how-many years, we’ve spent summertime in South Carolina with my cousins, and we always take a day trip (or two!) to Charleston. I’m missing the Southern sunshine a little today, so this week’s 10 Things to Love is a little inspired by that special place.
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Last week, Refinery29 S.F. posted about paper illustrator Chloe Fleury, and I just had to share the love!
First of all, her studio is amazing — particulary her use of a wooden dowel to keep her washi tape and ribbon in an easy-to-access place, and how saturated with color and textures it is. Not to mention, Chloe is adorable, and her work is so detailed and unique. Head over to Refinery29 to see the full tour!
Make sure to check out Chloe’s studio, hopscotch design — her commissioned pieces are seriously jaw-dropping.
My favorite pieces are her S.F. neighborhood posters (I’m so curious about what North Beach would look like…)
I think I may need to treat myself to the DIY Paper Rabbit Bust kit…
[All images via hopscotch design & Refinery29.]
Well, since I’m trying to live frugally until the holidays to save money for prezzies, I guess i’ll just have to dream of all of these amazing goodies from Target and Neiman Marcus’ collab with the CFDA. I’m so excited it’s all finally out — although I do hope that all of those weird commercials during Revenge are coming to a close soon…I am so not into it! Maybe someday i’ll be able to pedal around on an Alice + Olivia bike and bake hipster cookies…
[Altuzarra Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, $49.99 (set of 4); Band of Outsiders Hats, $29.99 (set of 2); Alice + Olivia bike, $499.99; Band of Outsiders cookie cutters, $29.99; Marc Jacobs Pouch, $69.99; Alice + Olivia luggage, $179.99]
Halfway through the week – we can do this!
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