Thursday, September 25, 2014


It's that time of year. Apple time of year. When the first new season apples appear at the market toward the end of August they always make me a little sad. Not because of themselves, I love apples, but their presence means that summer is ending. It's usually still hot and beautiful and I'm not quite ready to let go yet. Summer is so fun, so loose, I want it to stay forever. I don't want to say goodbye to tomatoes and cucumbers and peaches and all of the summer produce. But you can't argue with nature. Apples are like last call at a bar, the party's about to be over.

The sadness is momentary though, I only resist until it actually cools off and I break out a scarf and put on that first pair of socks. Fall is, in the end, my favorite season. Just as climbing into a comfy bed after a night on the town feels so rewarding, fall comes and offers permission to hunker down. That's what we've got to look forward to in the coming months. Blankets and hot beverages and snuggles. That, and a whole lotta kale and turnips and apples from the market.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Standard of Living

The newly launched site A Standard of Living is adorably written, beautifully photographed, and overflowing with good tips and good taste. Created by lovely ladies Alice Gao and Kristy Mucci, the mission of the site is to suggest, explore, and champion the "small details that enhance common experiences." So far they've featured fancy mouthwash, playing cards, sneakers, and candles, interviewed designer Rachel Comey, and shared new (and approved) reading material. There is more to come. Can't wait to see what's next ladies!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Co.Design Interview

Last week the Fast Company design blog Co.Design posted a little interview with yours truly! When Shaunacy reached out I thought she was writing an article on the food photography industry in general and was happy to contribute what I could by explaining the ins and outs of my job, you know, a day in the life of a prop stylist. But, in the end the article focuses on our interview and some of my work. I am so honored!

I've also learned a few things about interviewing from the experience. Primarily that I could get a lot better at it- ha! Like, maybe I need to complete my thoughts and sentences when I'm going to be quoted? But, hey, it was my first time ever being interviewed. Practice makes perfect, right?

Photo on left by Christopher Testani, right by Alice Gao

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Phillip Lim Handbags

I'm a less is more, edited and curated kind of person. My wardrobe is no different. I wear the same stuff all the time, especially when it comes to shoes and bags. I find something I like and it becomes part of my permanent collection; I'll use it for years. Browsing the Phillip Lim site recently I found so many great bags that I could totally add to the rotation. All so different, all super useful, great for the permanent collection, great for years to come.

1/ Hello chic, amazing bag gigantic enough to transport all of my work junk.
2/ I thought I had sworn off backpacks back in middle school, but I may have met my match.
3/ Matte. Navy. Crock. (Hearts.)
4/The afternoon-on-the-town-getting-coffee-with-friends bag.