Surf + Design

I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, and I recently found myself with some extra time on a business trip to Florida, so I jumped at the chance to take a surfing lesson! Talk about a LONG board:

Now, I am stoked to try surfing with some buddies out here, although less stoked for the freezing cold water… Perhaps a beautiful surf board will be just the thing to take my mind off the cold while I am waiting to catch a wave. Check out these boards from Marin County, CA and Old Jaffa, Israel based company, Saalt. What gorgeous boards, and their logo is to die for! ‘Old Soul + Modern Hydrodynamics’. Now at the very top of my wishlist.

{all from Saalt’s facebook page}

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Surf + Design

Pink Pretties

I LOVE the color pink… as my friend Amelia would say- ugh, I’m such a guuuurrrrrl.

My boyfriend, on the other hand, is not a girl, and does not love the color as much as I do. Since we are about to move in together (!) and decorate our new place together (!!), there will have to be some color compromises. Over here, in my girly head, are some pink items that I would love to put in the new place:

{print from SketchInc}

{Acapulco Chair from Innit}

{towel from Fresco Towels}

Those Acapulco chairs would look so rad on our patio overlooking the creek in the backyard. (Sidenote: there’s a creek in the backyard! I feel like I’m moving to the country, in a good way.) Also, from now on, I want to order all of my towels from Fresco– aren’t they so beautiful and unconventional?

Pink Pretties

Oh, Hello!

My friend R is testing the waters on OKCupid, and when he jokingly judged a potential date for neglecting her blog, I realized I too had been slacking.

So here I am with a few thoughts:

Even without updating, I have been getting about 30 page views per day. Most of these are from google searches for ‘Cersei Lannister’ (my Halloween costume) and ‘halloween’. Strange…

Remember this post? Since then my leather-sleeved coat dreams have come true! I not only scored that Alexa Chung coat, but I recently found a coat at Zara much like the one pictured. Military middle + leather sleeves + gold-tone hardware = one badass coat.

This past weekend I did an olympic distance triathlon- 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run. It was a beautiful weekend on Lake San Antonio, spent camping with friends, cheering for the pros, and racing! I beat my time from two years ago on the same exact course, so I consider that a great success!

Here is a photo of me and my friends Greg and Laura, pre-race:

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I have some posts in mind for the coming week- so get excited for the freshness.

Oh, Hello!

Ideas…

Lately I have been spotting posters held up by binder clips. Often the paper is held by the clips, and the clips are nailed into the wall. This is a great, cheap way to hang posters since you don’t need to buy a frame and binder clips are something like 24 for $2.99. Additionally, you don’t damage the paper as much as if you used sticky tack or push pins. Aaand, I just love the industrial look that it gives your wall.

I just spotted this while browsing:

{via here}

First of all, don’t judge. My six year old cousin just discovered star wars, and it’s almost his birthday. Second- look at that! The binder clips are hanging on a wire!! What a wonderful idea for a wall. String a heavy wire across two nails, then hang as many posters as you want across it using binder clips! That way you  can easily rotate posters, and it makes for an awesome floating effect. Incidentally, I saw a similar idea over here, another creative way to affordably hang pieces on your wall. {Then I saw the girl who runs that blog at Madewell, but was too afraid to say anything.} I smell a project for when I return home, and it will be the perfect way to hang my latest poster buy:

{Purchased at RAG}

Awwww, that bear just LOVES California… Feel free to share any other great ideas you have for hanging wall art!

 

Ideas…

Thailand!

YES! I’m so excited. Yesterday, I booked a plane ticket to Thailand. My lovely friend Sam (who you can follow here) has been there since October, and I miss her too much to wait until she gets back to SF. So, at the end of March I will be on a plane to Bangkok.

Technically, I have been on the Asian continent before, when I was in Israel and Jordan. However, this will be my first trip to Asia proper. I’ve been (kind of) kicking myself for the last seven years over a missed opportunity to go to China, so now I will finally spend some time in the ‘far east’. While we will probably spend most of our time in Thailand, we might also go on a side trip to Cambodia. Angkor Wat is something I have always wanted to see.

So currently I am in the COLD Northeast, dreaming of being here:

I am also excited to wear warm weather clothes – something I rarely get to do in SF, one of the things I miss most about Texas. Do any of you have great recommendations for easily packable, warm weather clothes? Let me know in the comments!

Thailand!