the life

welcome to the hotel and perfumery of nicolas malleville and francesca bonato, located in tulum & talladolid, mexico. stunning to say the least.
i wish i was living here, maybe i should move there today...good bye freezing cold montreal ;)
//images via the selby//

oh, martha!

ok, i absolutely adore martha stewart. say what you will but i love the things she does; she's crafty, knows how to make a house a home, loves animals, wants to teach people what she knows and really does try to make a difference in the world. i wasn't able to watch this episode of her show (i don't have tivo or a tvr thingy) so i checked in with her blog to get the scoop and this particular one had me cracking up! she had snoop dogg on to show her how to make his mum's recipe for mashed potatoes and here is what she took away from interview she had with him:"...And then yesterday, the multi-platinum rap artist, Snoop Dogg, appeared on my television show and taught me some of his very own language called Snoop-guistics. He and his posse add ‘izzles’ onto the ends of words. It’s kind of a code, or a way of communicating so that others won’t know what they’re talking about. Example: fo shizzle is how they say, for sure. Snoop Dogg also shared –

Crack-a-lackin – means get something poppin
Chuuuch – means take God everywhere you go and everything will be all right
All hood – means good
Ball til ya fall – get as much money as you can before you die..."

//image via the martha blog//


next spring is going to be about big bold accessories (when isn't it all about the big accessories?) and tribal seems to be the theme, but i think i want to start wearing this collection right now.
i love these pieces from missoma. the designs are inspired by apache indian tribal motifs and organic forms. i was drawn to the colours of the stones and i'm really into gold right now, even though they're saying silver is the new gold because it's cheaper. (i just think it looks so nice with everything!)

Missoma Stud ring with Chrsysoprase Cabouchon

Missoma Apache necklace

Missoma Apache earrings Missoma Apache earrings

//images via british vogue//

hee hee, made my day

ok, so I know it's not really him, probably an assistant or something, but it was still a neat email to get :)

rings and things

came across the site, the three graces, today while doing some research....a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
i love antique jewellery and even covet the baubles of my grandmother, and sometimes i am fortunate enough that she bestows a treasure from her decadent vintage collection upon me.
this site features antique pieces from the victorian era to art deco to modernist. my favorite things are the rings! it's also neat for someone looking for antique engagement rings because they are all so unique.


i wonder what the outcome will be....

"let the issues be the issue"

{image via guanabee}