a cup of jo


i’m guest blogging at a cup of jo this week while joanna is on holiday. my first post was a now & then on joan bennett

more radness planned for the week, so be sure to visit joanna’s blog.

last year fair lady magazine asked if i’d like to contribute one of my things i like right now lists for their march issue, since they were doing a special on local bloggers (bloggin’ buds angie, lana & lauren are also featured.) they even let me design the collage, which was really awesome of them. read the article here and see my list below…

  1. Seventies StyleEmilio Pucci’s Resort 2011 collection completely nails the seventies look I love.
  2. Swedish Hasbeens. Said obsession with the seventies is encapsulated perfectly by these t-strap clogs.
  3. Boardwalk Empire. Set in prohibition era Atlantic City, not only is the costume & set design absolutely lush to look at – the storyline is dark and gripping. You wouldn’t expect anything less with heavyweights like Steve Buscemi and Martin Scorsese involved.
  4. Scotch Naturals. A water-based environmentally friendly non-toxic nail polish – need I say more?
  5. LeRoy Grannis. California’s surf culture in the sixties & seventies as photographed by LeRoy Grannis.
  6. Matt & Kim – Sidewalks. Joyous indie pop might be a good way to describe this album – just the kind of thing to play when you’re planning a sunny road trip or having a pool party.
  7. Spence. A sophisticated online shopping experience that provides only the best from local designers like Missibaba, Christopher Strong and more. Basically what I’ve been waiting for since the internet came into existence.
  8. Everson’s Cider. I love this handcrafted cider from the Elgin Overberg – make mine icey cold please.
  9. Tsovet Watches. Designed in California, these watches are inspired by vintage aviation gauges from the 1940’s and ’50s.
  10. Svpply. A great way to discover products online, ranging from fashion to homeware, as curated by like-minded people from across the globe.