Saturday, March 24, 2007

taking thai iced tea to a new level

newest obsession - thailand!

i am tagging along with two jetsetting friends that have been planning a thailand trip for the last couple weeks. i just got my ticket and the butterflies are already buzzin around in my tummy :). i decided that my present to myself for my 30th would be an end of my rote travel history. so i am taking my new passport on the road! thanks to nic and tiff for including me! one look at these two and you can see why i am thrilled to go, they are just FUN!

of course, Y's mom has been to thailand many times, so she gave me great advice! i'm open to hearing more stories and thing i know - i will be taking a picture of that Rachel Roy dress from a previous post and getting it's baby cousin made while i'm there. YAY!

more (thai) iced tea please...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

visual art can be therapeutic

it's high time i start collecting pieces to adorn my surroundings that will remind me of home, or a place i've been or just help me to remember to be happy and grateful. i have been eyeing a few pieces on the gallery of west indian art. this is a great site that i got turned on to by my eclectic, ingenius, quirky friend and sister...tara. i love this's sold, but i shall keep my eye out to see if the buyer renegs, *fingers crossed*.

my fav art is always going to be the wearable kind. sidenote: i found the anna sui butterfly dress, it's in the mail! YAY! i peeped this sneak preview from greedy genius on, i heard from a reliable source (my honey) that they are launching the girls line in '08! i am saving my red money folks! afterall, footwear is a lifelong obsession...

lately, i have been intrigued by street artists. that feeling of rebellion is good to keep around somewhere near the pit of your stomach, just in case something has to pop off! living in this country you can't stay silent too long, i need to get a dunnie posse like this hot designer eyelost has on his homepage. Get 'em dunnies!

patiently waiting,

Sunday, March 18, 2007

pooped from party planning

i am thinking about canceling the big hooray i have been planning for my 30th. it's becoming exhausting and i want to be able to enjoy the affair. gonna sleep on it.

fashion stalking pays off

nadia and i were atteding a NABFEME event that i got put on to by reading my beautiful obsession, SYB. the event was full of powerful women sharing a bit (very small bit) of their stories. Debra Martin Chase, Zola Marshariki and Shondra Rhimes were all there in their full wonder women stance. i will reserve my comments about how i felt mislead by the event, especially since i was completely distracted by this young lady wearing my next obsession.

immediately nadia, future boutique owner, started scanning her fashion rolodex (her brain) to determine where would be a good place to seek out the object of my desire. her first thought was "that looks like an anthropologie dress" and after tracking down the dress' slightly frumpier cousin on net-a-porter we had more clues to go on. a trusty google search for "anna sui butterfly dress" and EUREKA the dressed turned up at anthropologie afterall! oooooh nadia, you are a true fashionstalker and i am happy to benefit from it.

doesn't this look like the perfect bday bashment dress?! nadia and i are going to pay it a visit today...i'll keep you posted.

here is my fav pic of miss nadia in all her birthday splendor...quoting nicole "nadia, you look red carpet ready". she always is!