Tuesday, April 26, 2011

my "new" camera

I bought this "vintage" Minolta camera from a local camera shop. 

(Is 1982 too recent to be considered vintage? I'm going to say yes, only because I wasn't born too long after that... Wow, time flies.)

Anyway, I bought this camera for about 50 bucks only to find out that my dad had a similar model at home, hidden away in one of the downstairs closets. Luckily, it wasn't the exact same camera so I didn't feel too bad. Plus, my dad had kept his nice leather camera case from 80s along with his Minolta and two other lenses. And now, they're all mine : )

Here's a couple of the pics I took with my first roll of film. 

A picnic at Jordan Lake. North Carolina. 

I adore these cowboy boots. 

At home. 

The love of my life, Louie. And my foot. And my slippers.

Where I can go to escape. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

In honor of last night's episode of Celebrity Apprentice... I present to you: Individual Elegance. Collective Luxury.

Clutch: Alexander McQueen
Dress: Lanvin
Heels: Christian Louboutin
Bracelet: Oscar de la Renta
Sunglasses: Tom Ford

All photos courtesy of neimanmarcus.com where all of these items can be purchased.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


So I caved in and joined Birchbox. If you haven't heard of it, it's actually a great investment for cosmetic enthusiasts like me. For $10 a month, you receive a little box of product samples. Everything from facial moisturizers to nail polish to fragrances. This is a great way to learn about lesser known companies that aren't widely available at department stores or places like Ulta and Sephora. AND, the sample sizes are pretty generous. It's like a little taste of Christmas each month because you never know what will be in your Birchbox!

This month, I received all environmentally conscious products including a chamomile tea by Zhena's Gypsy Tea, a LIV GRN natural fragrance and a lovely grey nail polish by Zoya. But my two favorite products from this box were the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser and a Wild Rose Soothing Facial Lotion from Weleda. I will most likely go ahead and buy these two samples in their normal size. I've been using the samples religiously for a week!