{bit of wisdom}

“A man should hear a little MUSIC, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may NOT obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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My sister had told me about this fairy hoax, but I never got around to organizing the post. So, instead, Alix of The Cherry Blossom Girl posted about it. She did a far better job than I would have, because she went ahead and did her own version of the original hoax.

{the original hoax photos}

{Alix’s fairies}

{A job very well done}

All images {via} The Cherry Blossom Girl

{bit of music: the chase}

While I was shopping through Comptoir des Cotonniers website, I discovered a new band which I’m totally feeling. Unfortunately, I’ve found very little about them except for their facebook page and myspace page. Oh, and I believe they are french. Calling all my frenchies! {Any info additional info would be appreciated.}


Photo by Ellen von Unwerth

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{i die}

I went down to South Beach to have my haircut about a month or so ago. {If ever in SoBe, you should really put a call into the Oribe Salon for a cut, or even a glam blowout.} I brought my lovely friend Anton along to spend the day with me. Despite the heat, it was a pretty good day. We stopped by Paul’s for lunch before the appointment and then cooled off at the salon with our spoils.

{Having a Rachel Zoe moment at Fly on South Beach.}

Afterward, we shopped along Lincoln, with the requisite stop at the awesome vintage boutique, Fly. As you can see in the photo above, Fly sells all sorts of things, including fur coats. {Of which we have no use for here in S. Florida, but I had to run and pretend I was Rachel Zoe who is always wearing some fur object.} This is one of the reasons I always carry a camera: for my batshit crazy moments. There is another reason, I insist on shopping with a camera. Now this is where the point of this post comes into play.

While we were at Fly, a girl was trying on a top that was completely hideous on her. It seemed to want to strangle her chest and was the wrong color. Let’s just say the top would have been more suited for Kate Hudson. Her “friends” kept urging her to buy the top, for God only knows what reason. All Anton and I could do was shake our heads. Finally, the poor girl came to the mirror near us and asked us what we thought. Thank goodness! An opportunity to save her from an awful purchase! We tactfully explained that the top was not suited for her, but she seemed to be on the fence still. Finally, a light bulb. Duh, hello! What did I learn from Cher Horowitz in Clueless? Why do I carry a camera when shopping? No, not to take pictures of funny outfits, but to be able to fairly judge how something really looks on. Problem solved. The minute she saw the picture, she decided the top was all wrong.

The moral of the story: Take a picture, it doesn’t lie.

+ One of Oribe’s stylist has a blog.
+ If you do decide to drop in, you should know that all of the stylists are wonderful. My current stylist is Kevin Apple; I highly recommend him. He’s a hair god and a total sweetheart.
+ You can follow Oribe on twitter.
+ In case you are wondering, I believe a cut with Oribe himself costs upwards from $400. If you want to know what your chances of getting in with him are, check his twitter. Good luck.
+ Oribe, if by some strange chance you are reading this. Someday, you will cut and style my hair, if only just once.

Photos: 1. Oribe Salon {via} Genius Hair, 2. mine, 3. Clueless

{old florida}

Just a few images from my visit to Ft. Myers a few weeks back. The older buildings are absolutely charming.

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{for your reading pleasure}

May I suggest:

The Unberable Lightness of Being
The Alchemist – It will make you believe in your dreams again.
Veronica Decides to Die – It will change the way you think of “normal.”
The Russian Concubine & The Girl from Junchow – Just good stories.
The Fabric of the Cosmos – It explains theory of space, time, matter, and reality. {It’s physics, but in terms that us non-scientifically minded people can understand.}
The Life of Pi – Will blow your mind.

Photo by Rodney Smith