So, the kittens have pretty much taken over. I don't really mind. The little one has had a few name changes since the last time I posted about him. Right now it's a toss-up between Charlie (as in Bucket) and Nibbler (as in Leela's pet from Futurama). Nibbler is a very appropriate name, since this little dude loves chewing on anything and everything, both edible and non. I was eating a bowl of cereal the other day and he literally tried to climb into the bowl while it was in my hands. The only thing is, I've always given actual names to my pets, not pet names. So that's why I'm leaning toward Charlie. Maybe Nibbler can be his alias, in case he decides he wants to join the mob or be a paid assassin when he grows up.

Anyway, I've been sick for the past week. Being sick + 90-degree weather = not cool. Not cool at all. But I'm on my way to recovery. Hopefully this bug will be gone by tomorrow.

I'll be adding some things to the shop in the next few days. A pair of boots are already up. I know that the shop's been pretty bare lately. A lot has been going on since summer started (the new kitten, lots of family activities, and an impending move - just to name a few). There might be some new and exciting changes coming up soon, but I'll post about it when the time comes.


two weeks

My favorite song at the moment is "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear. The music video is a little bit funny, a little bit creepy, and strangely mesmerizing. Kind of like watching a ventriloquist's dummy.

And here's the same song, impeccably edited with footage from the 1956 short film Le ballon rouge. I love this one so much.

See both videos in HD here and here.



Last month, I went to Seattle to celebrate my grandmother's 89th birthday. It was such a fun, relaxing trip. The weather couldn't have been more perfect.

I arrived on Friday and had a couple of days to enjoy the city before heading to my relatives' house in Port Orchard for the big birthday celebration. My cousin and her fiance escorted my other cousin and I all around Seattle and took us to some amazing eateries, including The Crab Pot (so epic that it was featured on the show Man v. Food) and Molly Moon's ice cream shop (monster-sized scoops and the most delicious homemade waffle cones, ever). We visited Gas Works Park, went to Pike Place Market to buy a bouquet of flowers for our grandmother, rode to the top of the Space Needle, and did some shopping inbetween. All I bought was food (sprinkles and flavored honey) - big surprise.

I'll be going back in August for my cousin's wedding. Can't wait!


great gatsby!

I just wanted to share a few photos from an event at New York's Governors Island, taken by Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist. These have been up on The Sartorialist for about a week, so some of you might have already seen them, but hopefully you won't mind seeing them again. Personally, I can't get enough of these photos. Everything about them is vibrant, sun-drenched, and perfect. This is vintage inspiration at its best.