As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been a little MIA lately. The reason for my scaling back is kind of a good one. No, make that a GREAT one. This week I started my new job as an associate editor at Beso.com – the site devoted to shopping. Anyone that knows me (or anyone that has spent any amount of time reading this blog) will surely agree that shopping is a passion of mine. Now I get to spend my days combing the internet and writing about my findings to make the everyone else’s shopping experience easier and more enjoyable – I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled!
What does that mean for The Forgetful Wife? The truth is, I don’t know yet. I love this little blog and I’m so grateful to everyone that drops in to see what I’m up to. I still plan on posting regularly, just not quite as often as I used to. The content will be changing a bit as well. Odds are you’ll be seeing more recipes, original photos and design inspiration and fewer posts devoted to style and shopping – for that you’ll have to visit me and the rest of the kick-ass editorial team over at Beso! Hopefully your curiosity has been supremely peaked, and you’ll head on over to Beso.com and the Beso blog to take a look around. I have a feeling you guys will love it just as much as I do!
Whenever we are blessed with such a picture-perfect weekend (which is pretty often here in Southern Cali) I get extremely snap-happy. The weekend was spent doing a little bit of everything but mainly – there was lots of indulging in good food.
I started the weekend off right by getting a much-needed haircut and color spruce up. You know how you’re supposed to get trims every 4-6 weeks or so? Yeah, I haven’t gotten a trim since last year so this was a big deal. A visit to the new Helmut Lang boutique on Melrose is always a good idea. Even though the trip across town is a pain, especially dealing with weekend traffic, the eye candy hanging off the racks is not to be missed. Sunday called for lots of good food and walking around the neighborhood. GJelina in Venice serves up a truly spectacular brunch – the parmesan and herb fingerling potatoes with truffle oil are nothing short of heavenly. And yes, those buckwheat pancakes are just as delicious as they look. A trip to Venice is not complete without an Intelligentsia coffee and a quick stop at Firefly where I scored some of that Washi Tape I keep hearing about. The rest of the day was spent on a leisurely walk with the dogs and preparing for the upcoming week. What did everyone else do over the weekend? Anything fun?
P.S. The winner for the Gift Shop Brooklyn giveaway has been announced! clicky clicky to find out who the lucky gal is.
I cannot express how thrilled I was when I saw the front page of last week’s Sunday Styles section. Right there, front and center, was my ultimate girl crush – Ulyana Sergeenko. Ulyana is a designer/photographer/street style darling (I’ve written about here before in this post) and one of the lovely ladies featured in this week’s Weekend Reading selection. The article is titled ‘The Czarinas Are Back’ and talks about the recent influx of Russian fashionistas on the style scene. These ladies are editors, stylists and writers in addition to being die-hard luxury consumers. Being born in Eastern Europe, I have always kept an eye on Russia’s small yet extremely talented group of fashionistas and couldn’t be happier that they’re getting the notice they deserve. Full New York Times article, right this way!
1. This week Ulyana presented her couture collection in Paris – the only way I can describe it is “Soviet Military Chic” at it’s best! View the full collection here.
2. A while back, the talented folks over at The Coveteur photographed some of Miroslava Duma’s (a prominent member of the Russian “it” girl crew) gorgeous belongings during a stay at The Plaza for NY Fashion Week – here are the drool worthy photos from the shoot.
3. The lovely Erin of LikeWantNeed posted this Kimbra video as part of her Tuesday Tunes series – and just when I finally got that SOMEBOOOOODY!!! song out of my head.
4. I devoured The Perks of Being a Wallflower in two nights. Yes, I know it’s a short book . But seriously, I couldn’t put it down. I can not recommend this book enough – especially since the film adaptation is coming out soon! Please read it so we can all collectively gush about how amazing it is!
Happy Weekend everyone!
Well, it’s the 4th of July. I can’t believe the lightning speed with which this year is zipping by. Never one to miss put on an opportunity to theme dress, the fourth is MY kind of holiday. I recently put together this post about this summer’s red, white and blue trend. Today, I thought it would be fun to put together a few of my favorite stars and stripes themed pieces. These lovelies are equally patriotic as they are wearable. Anyone can easily incorporate any one of these pieces into my wardrobe!
A very happy 4th of July to everyone!
stars: 1. Barney’s NY star socks 2. Wildfox seeing stars sweater 3. Mathias Chaize star drop earrings 4. Penelope Chilvers mary jane espadrilles 5. Current Elliott star print low rise short
stripes: 1. Lisa Marie Fernandez striped seersucker swimsuit 2. Equipment pajama set 3. LeSportsac beach tote 4. Manolo Blahnik striped pumps