Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sorry for the lack of postage- but work and other ventures have been driving me mad and sapping my creative mojo. However- I'm back now, and ready to turn this blog around!
Let's play catch up for a bit, I'll go first...
I moved into my one bedroom loft apartment over a year ago, and I've been struggling with my living room from the very start. The layout isn't a real issue, it's the decor. There's a fair amount of clutter in there; some cheapies mixed with pricey antiques, all sorts of knicknacks littering every available surface, and I'll be damned if I can settle on a color scheme.
So I've decided to sit down and have a serious talk with my living room. Starting with the Ashley sleeper sofa. I'd get rid of it, but quite frankly, I don't know if I could get it through the door again without doing serious damage to myself or my rented dwelling. So I will simply try to make it look smaller.
"The Disappearing Sofa Trick"
1. Glare at the sofa.
2. Go to local thrift store and purchase 1,000TC king sized flat sheet that is roughly the same color as the wall paint.
3. Apply sheet to sofa, taking care to tuck in the sides.
4. Carefully arrange throw pillows and cat.
Posted by Kim at 2:26 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009
While in Los Angeles I got a chance to look at some of the trends that are prevalent out there.
Jewelry: Chunky, clunky, and the bigger the better. Hippie throwbacks, turquoise, and even shiny yellow gold are being embraced again. Also, giant granny glasses, and Studio 54 meets Golden Girls type clothing. For men and women.
Accessories: Tams have been back for a while, but it was interesting to see the different patterns people were employing. A lot of them looked handmade as well. Hopefully some of my Etsy friends are the ones selling them!
Also there was an accesory trend I could do without- girls wearing tights as pants. Tights are not leggings. Leggins are not trousers. Therefore tights are about 2 degrees away from qualifying as acceptable forms of clothing on their own. Seriously, ladies- I don't want to see that much definition in your ass, I don't care how big or small it is.
In any case, I got a lot out of the trip- relaxation, research, and retail therapy. Good times over all. Check out my store to see some of the vintage earrings I brought back!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
A few thoughts to share after 4 days in Los Angeles:
1. I REALLY needed this vacation. I feel so incredibly relaxed, and my vacation is only halfway over.
2. For a city of women with wafer-thin thighs who have all decided to wear tights (not leggings, but the self same tights we all wore as elementary schoolgirls) as one might wear pants- Los Angeles has an amazing array of really quality restaurants. I've had Japanese (on a late night noodle run), traditional English (bangers'n'mash for brunch), Indian (a chicken curry takeaway), Middle Eastern (not sure of the exact area these lads were from, but they know how to cook and season their veggies!), and good ol' fashioned American food on this trip. 3 weeks of hardcore workouts and even harder core dieting have hardened said core, but it's quickly softening thanks to all of the top quality vittles I'm ingesting.
3. It may never rain in southern California, but it's a lot colder here than it is back home in Georgia right now. I did not pack accordingly, thus the reason I'm wearing my dating partner's giant hoodie and a pair of leg warmers at the moment.
4. Unlike LA, Atlanta just doesn't seem to embrace or showcase the international and creative communities. I probably just need to get out in my home city more often. I plan to begin taking more city neighborhood adventures when I get back home.
5. I have a lot of incredibly excellent friends who always make me feel at home in Los Angeles- which is why it's my automatic go-to for a quick and cheap vacation. Thanks guys!!
6. After having lunch with a friend on the Fox lot, I suddenly and desperately wanted to go into the movie making world and leave television news behind. Everything just looked... so cool.3/11/2009
Fox Studio Lot, Los Angeles, CA