on holiday.

And we're off.  The excitement is still pulsing through my veins.  Have a wonderful few weeks, everyone! I'll be back on July 1st.

shadow puppets.

such great new lovelies from John Derian.  I saw them in person a couple of weeks ago in Sonoma.  

the beautiful game.

a warning:  this post may just may induce a mad rage of jealousy.  press play.

friends.  oh friends!  I am about to embark on one of the most exciting trips of my life, a trip that was four years in the making.  my husband and I are going to the world cup!  in south africa!  we've got tickets to four matches, including brazil versus the ivory coast, which some say could be one of the best matches in the tournament.  if that weren't awesome enough, I'm also spending 6 days en route to South Africa in Paris.  with my husband.

I told you, I did.  I warned you.  mad rage of jealousy.

(commercials for the world cup are famous for being incredibly creative and well made.  the one above is for nike, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the director of Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel.)

new book.

a little glimpse of a short book I'm working on.  as you can see it's geared towards a certain age group!  specifically, two one year olds that are very dear to my heart.

york street studios.

continuing on with my own ode to New England: on the plane flying from SF to Boston last week I fell in love with this house from the pages Elle Decor.  The house is in rural Connecticut, near where my brother and sister went to high school.  The home's owners are the couple behind the design firm York Street Studios, and their house is pretty much perfection.  Richly layered, but simply, relaxed and comfortable!  I like how it doesn't take itself too seriously.  Case in point, the sofas in the sunroom are even from Ikea.

maine + massachusetts.

Friends, I have been on a mini vacay in Maine and at my family's home in Massachusetts.  I have been experiencing some serious heart pangs at being back "home".  Old white New England farmhouses, summer sun, the Atlantic ocean, listening to the pine trees in the wind, driving down back country roads with the windows rolled down, cool air at night without street lamps.  It's perfection.