So I thought I would share...I was offered a summer internship in DC with an organization I really really wanted to work for. I will be there for 2 months from June to August, but know absolutely nothing about the area. What are the up and coming neighborhoods to live in? Where are the fun areas to shop? What restaurants are good?
Where should I avoid when wandering around trying to find all of things mentioned above?
(photo from a graphic designer friend of mine who recently visited the area)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Catching up on my HouseTours on Apartmentherapy this morning, I came across Maria's Oh So You Bungalow. It is waaaaay too colorful for my taste (you should really check it out), but 2 more subdued photos really caught my eye. I would never have had the thought "Hm, I think I'll paint birds on the side of my house today..." but how cute are they?This looks like a vacation spot to me. I really like this area in the dark.
Found this through Treasuring and am quite excited! I've been searching for something like this for awhile now. You can even search by band! I've been listening to a lot of Andrew Bird lately, and his posters are really very pretty.Gigposters.com
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Back in June '07 I posted about Erica Weiner's pretty necklaces. I was admiring some earrings at Urban last week and lo and behold they were Erica Weiner! Guess she made it big to be selling to Urban Outfitters. These are so pretty. I plan on making them my "I nailed down a summer internship" treat when that happens...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I've been perusing the internet for a leather jacket for some time now but came to the conclusion that you really need to try one on in person to see if it fits. So I wandered around Wicker Park today and tried on about 15 jackets, ending on this one for only $20 at Ragstock. It was a tough decision without anyone there to give me a 2nd opinion. A little more masculine than I had intended.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I just realized that it's been one year exactly since my first post. I started this blog as a creative outlet and as a way to store the ideas I had about decorating, fashion, and cooking. Thanks to everyone who has been reading and commenting. Your thoughts mean a lot to me!
I'm on spring break until next week, and instead of going to the Bahamas, or Mexico or something like that I've decided to rearrange our living room! I made a little entertainment center out of the Ikea Billy shelves we have. I had to cut a hole in the back of one of them to fit the TV though. I guess that's one of the perks of not owning "real furniture" (we got those Billy shelves for free because they were here when we moved in). I took a large kitchen knife and literally sawed the back out of the cardboard shelf so that the TV would fit.
Monday, March 17, 2008
I'm planning on doing a little spring cleaning/revamping of the apartment. This will give me a chance to find some things I'll need when I live on my own. So it's time for some end tables. But I'm wondering how much these should match your coffee table. I found these for $50 on Craigslist, pretty great huh?