managed to catch the final day of the vinyl exhibit at the oakland museum. might have just been worth it for this pic alone. yup - one of the interactive parts included selecting your own record for a “sleeve face” photo op. we took full advantage of course.

managed to catch the final day of the vinyl exhibit at the oakland museum. might have just been worth it for this pic alone. yup - one of the interactive parts included selecting your own record for a “sleeve face” photo op. we took full advantage of course.

it’s no secret that I’ve been super embracing some powerful lady voices as of late. specifically circa 1985 - 1995, and sade has definitely been on some crazy heavy rotation. I’m particularly fond of their third album, stronger than pride. like I’m pretty sure it’s been one of the first records I pull out as soon as I have a bit of alone time. not cause Jay dislikes it or anything, but just cause for some reason it’s an album I enjoy especially on my own, turned up, with maybe some incense burning, a mug of just brewed coffee, and a cool breeze flowing throughout the apartment. you know, for ultimate chillaxin purposes. :)

it’s no secret that I’ve been super embracing some powerful lady voices as of late. specifically circa 1985 - 1995, and sade has definitely been on some crazy heavy rotation. I’m particularly fond of their third album, stronger than pride. like I’m pretty sure it’s been one of the first records I pull out as soon as I have a bit of alone time. not cause Jay dislikes it or anything, but just cause for some reason it’s an album I enjoy especially on my own, turned up, with maybe some incense burning, a mug of just brewed coffee, and a cool breeze flowing throughout the apartment. you know, for ultimate chillaxin purposes. :)

back from four days of just the right amount of fun and almost enough sun in ojai, california. every time I get away with the ladies only, I’m reminded by how meaningful quality time with your gal pals can be. not to be cheesy but I really do feel it’s so important, especially as I get older. even if it means spending some of your hard earned vacation time away from your partner, away from family, etc. I’d do anything for my friends and I really did cherish this trip. late night talks, meditative walks, friendship crystals, afternoon jars of rosé by the pool, midnight swims, and a giant teepee to boot. there’s not much about this trip that wasn’t kinda magical. 

back from four days of just the right amount of fun and almost enough sun in ojai, california. every time I get away with the ladies only, I’m reminded by how meaningful quality time with your gal pals can be. not to be cheesy but I really do feel it’s so important, especially as I get older. even if it means spending some of your hard earned vacation time away from your partner, away from family, etc. I’d do anything for my friends and I really did cherish this trip. late night talks, meditative walks, friendship crystals, afternoon jars of rosé by the pool, midnight swims, and a giant teepee to boot. there’s not much about this trip that wasn’t kinda magical. 

today is my first day off in forever. and tomorrow I’m skipping town… my summer vacay is finally here!  

today is my first day off in forever. and tomorrow I’m skipping town… my summer vacay is finally here!  


went to buy magazines yesterday for this week’s excursion and learned it was the summer of mia. I approve!

went to buy magazines yesterday for this week’s excursion and learned it was the summer of mia. I approve!


feeling a little bummed that I don’t own more pairs of cool shorts for my road trip to sunnier skies next week. fun shorts just seem so, I don’t know, fun?

feeling a little bummed that I don’t own more pairs of cool shorts for my road trip to sunnier skies next week. fun shorts just seem so, I don’t know, fun?

if you happen to automatically record watch what happens live, like I do, I’d put last night’s episode on the top of your list. my absolute fave trio of besties were featured - andy, kelly, and anderson - and guys, they were on fire. the most magical of hangs! 

if you happen to automatically record watch what happens live, like I do, I’d put last night’s episode on the top of your list. my absolute fave trio of besties were featured - andy, kelly, and anderson - and guys, they were on fire. the most magical of hangs! 

finally made it out to a screening of the roger ebert biopic, life itself, last night. best documentary I’ve seen in the theater this year. if you have any interest in the life of this extraordinary down-to-earth film critic, I highly, highly recommend this one. and bring some tissues, you will need them.

finally made it out to a screening of the roger ebert biopic, life itself, last night. best documentary I’ve seen in the theater this year. if you have any interest in the life of this extraordinary down-to-earth film critic, I highly, highly recommend this one. and bring some tissues, you will need them.


this last weekend, while waiting to get the back of my head shaved at the temescal alley barbershop (my new favorite way of extending my lux super short hair haircuts), I finally gave in and took a look around the marisa haskell shop in the alley. which (like everything in the alley) is also conveniently located directly across from the barbershop and cro cafe.
I just have to say, the MH shop is dreamy. and totally fits in with my tomboy style asthetic. long brass pieces, brass bangles, simple stud earrings that will go with everything. and ladies are making jewelry while you shop, which I think is just kinda awesome and makes everything just seem even more legit, ya know? also, stuff is priced super reasonably - seriously, lots of stuff under $50, and made locally here in oakland. what is not to love?!

this last weekend, while waiting to get the back of my head shaved at the temescal alley barbershop (my new favorite way of extending my lux super short hair haircuts), I finally gave in and took a look around the marisa haskell shop in the alley. which (like everything in the alley) is also conveniently located directly across from the barbershop and cro cafe.

I just have to say, the MH shop is dreamy. and totally fits in with my tomboy style asthetic. long brass pieces, brass bangles, simple stud earrings that will go with everything. and ladies are making jewelry while you shop, which I think is just kinda awesome and makes everything just seem even more legit, ya know? also, stuff is priced super reasonably - seriously, lots of stuff under $50, and made locally here in oakland. what is not to love?!

I’m not sure how I haven’t heard about this movie until today but you guys, I think this may be my favorite film to come out this year. and no, I haven’t even seen it yet. but just look at this effing poster!

I’m not sure how I haven’t heard about this movie until today but you guys, I think this may be my favorite film to come out this year. and no, I haven’t even seen it yet. but just look at this effing poster!

warby parker came out with some pretty dreamy new aviators today. I think I probably need the polished gold pair.

warby parker came out with some pretty dreamy new aviators today. I think I probably need the polished gold pair.

I can’t believe you’re fifty! happy birthday miss love <3

I can’t believe you’re fifty! happy birthday miss love <3

so tonight we bought tickets to visit jay&#8217;s family in phoenix. looks like we&#8217;ll be spending the holidays in one of my least favorite states this year. I have to keep reminding myself it&#8217;s not always about me and what I want to do. it&#8217;s an ongoing self betterment project. :/

so tonight we bought tickets to visit jay’s family in phoenix. looks like we’ll be spending the holidays in one of my least favorite states this year. I have to keep reminding myself it’s not always about me and what I want to do. it’s an ongoing self betterment project. :/

thank goodness for bomb pops. today marks day 6 of the sickness. besides the five minutes spent on the roof of our building last night looking for fireworks in the densely fog-filled oakland skies, these popsicles are the only thing that has happened over this three day weekend that has felt remotely fourth of julyish. they&#8217;re also really good for sickies. or hungover folks. or kids. basically they&#8217;re just the best. 

thank goodness for bomb pops. today marks day 6 of the sickness. besides the five minutes spent on the roof of our building last night looking for fireworks in the densely fog-filled oakland skies, these popsicles are the only thing that has happened over this three day weekend that has felt remotely fourth of julyish. they’re also really good for sickies. or hungover folks. or kids. basically they’re just the best. 

layering, not camping, nag champa, peter pan collars, jumpers, shorts with tights, vegetarian, heavy eyeliner, tomboys, tarot, antique toys, cats ruling, amber oil, photo booths, william eggleston, pink champagne, gray/black/beige nail polish, louis malle films, thrifting, brisk walks, crystals, marbles, red wine, mini cones, sonic youth, vests, bow ties, ellen page, lockets, polaroids, rainbow sprinkles, exclamation points, lavender, record & boot collecting, pretty girls, room service, roadside attractions, bill murray, oakland now, portland one day, paris forever.