last weekend i made the trip out to longwood gardens for the first time in years… i can remember going there as a kid and not really appreciating the carefully manicured gardens that my parents would admire for hours. but this year i went to see the “holiday magic” display and even though i’m not the type that gets really into christmas it was hard to not get into the spirit when surrounded by lush greens, the aroma of roses and lilies, fountains, twinkling lights and massive, dazzling christmas trees around every corner.
these works by anna emilia are so sweet and appropriate for winter! and while i love the subject matter alone, what makes them even sweeter are the little stories she writes to accompany each work. the descriptions give the images a context that makes them seem even more special.
“winter is ending”
a bear cub has been awake for a while because something is tickling him. maybe it is the spring.
igloos can be built when the snow particulars look like stars. then they hold each others and form firm cubes.
“cone and bud dance for rain”
maybe the rain comes quicker to water bud and cone’s forest plants.
“rain fresh tea”
a rainy day to be spent indoors, making tea from fresh rain water sitting on warm carpets.
making tea is a delicate process. it needs warmth, fresh water and the right timing. today it is jasmine tea.
a small tearoom is hiding in a corner of a forest. have a walk watching tall trees and get inside to have a cup of warmth.
home to paint, write, drink tea, listen to music, read and sew. but mostly a home to paint.
when our team returned from shooting our december catalog with photos of the incredible western landscape, memories of my own road trip out west came flooding back. utah, colorado, arizona and new mexico are home to some of the most beautiful land i’ve ever seen – national parks, forests, monuments, campgrounds, rivers, mountains and more. i put together a little map of the four corners region and some of the amazing places you’ll find there.
this trip would be meadow’s holiday getaway of choice- taking off on a road trip with friends to explore the western landscape. camping at zion, swimming in lake powell and picking up turquoise jewelry and dream catchers at old road stops along the way.
click on each image to see a larger version in flickr, where you can download the entire map!
stay tuned for our next journey… across the atlantic in beautiful paris!
if you’re in the D.C. area tomorrow afternoon, stop by our store at clarendon commons! singer/songwriter danni rosner will be at the store playing some tunes off both her albums, piano actress and on my way. that’s her in the above right photo, which i posted on the blog a little while back, rocking fp while shooting a video!
check out her website here.
saw this on tumblr the other day and thought it was the cutest thing… and appropriate following the post about vintage records. what’s your favorite band hair? i’d have to go with zeppelin :)
update- this awesome drawing is by anna hatzakis, thanks for letting me know!
ginger’s favorite part of the holiday season are the parties! whether they’re family parties with her loved ones, work parties or wild parties in the city she loves getting dressed up in her holiday finest and dancing till her feet hurt. christmas is an excuse for her to wear gold and silver sparkles, bright reds and pops of pink to her heart’s content!
spice up ginger’s christmas by giving her a shiny chainmail bag from our vintage loves collection or some dazzling earrings. our snake armbands will bring out her coy side and she’d flip over our leopard mini taco coin pouch filled with a necklace or ring and some gold nail polish. ginger’s already counting down the days till bikini season so get her started with the sophia top, which she can layer with other items if she can’t wait till summer to wear it. she’d love our body con easy rider dress or flirty little numbers like the one shoulder lace trim tunic. finally, the perfect accessories for ginger are some sheer socks to wear with her little black dress to a holiday party, a feather fedora and aviators!
little things that caught my eye today…
the back of our stylist’s dress
our new accessories
cute shoes (coming soon!)
i wish i knew how to knit…
bits of fabric
noemi has a new sweater!
with matching harness and leash, of course.
pretty dress and coats
our graphic designer’s ring
siamese cat lamp
the nail polish used in our december catalog
the read across maxi dress
tiny little moccasins on our vintage buyers desk
and this photo :)
A couple of months ago when our team was picking out items and thinking about outfits for our December catalog, some of our home office girls put on the outfits and modeled them – and fortunately our videographer was there to capture the fun on film :) this video is too cute and funny!
we just got in this little velvet romper the other day and it’s the cutest! jemma and i decided to each style an outfit using it – hers is a dressier, going out look that i could totally see her rocking on new years eve – or any night for that matter! my look is a more casual way of wearing it… this was actually a challenge for me, as this isn’t the sort of thing i would normally wear, but once i put on the denim shirt and socks i could definitely imagine wearing this when i’m just hanging around the house. it’s so comfortable and sexy at the same time!