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beautiful breakfast inspiration from the blog simply breakfast that jemma introduced me to :)

-Jan 31, 2011, 1:40PM
Love this blog-probably one of my favorites. Breakfast for president!
Marisa -Jan 31, 2011, 11:40AM
Oh, so hungry!

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The Bali Dream

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Whenever I need to get inspired in work I locate myself in a different area of our building. Sometimes I need to get away from my desk for an hour or so… Cyber land numbs my mind a little sometimes. I headed to what I think is my favorite area in our building in terms of inspiration -  The store display and the  Fp one area. I sat on the floor looking through the beautiful collection of books there.

I came across books on Bali and thoughts of my travels came following back to me…

I traveled to Bali in the summer of 2009 for a couple of months and got completely caught up in its culture and lived and breathed the experience there. I traveled with one back pack, we hired a scooter with a surf board attached to the side and explored the island that stretches 3,000 miles from east to west and is home to 200 million people.

Here’s a little glimpse of what I experienced in Bali – it gave me the chills pulling these from my facebook album.

 A Sunday offering on a beach which finished with everyone dancing and clapping in the ocean. A rice field in Ubud, a shack draped in beautiful dyed scarves, a bungalow where we stayed, the breathtaking sun set that we watched from our window before we went to eat fresh grilled fish on the beach, a crafts market, long beach walks, perfect sets of waves. Night drives on the back of a scooter trying to find places to stay at night.

 The place will remain a strong thought in my mind always.

 


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margaux -Feb 09, 2011, 1:05AM
mmm.. thinking of Bali makes my mouth water. between the vibrant colors, the unique culture, the tropical weather, and the amazing fruit - i want to go!
carolyn -Jan 30, 2011, 10:44PM
I've been trying to plan a trip to Bali! And advice or links to places you can suggest?? It would be greatly appreciated!!

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an old receipt…a bit of torn notebook paper…a shopping list…a scrap from a magazine…some pencil and pen sketches…a splotch of watercolor…a scribble of crayon…these are the elements that make up the mixed media collages by diego naguel. they combine to create something that has a childlike feel, an innocent beauty that i can’t get enough of. see more here.

amanda -Jan 29, 2011, 6:39PM
I LOVELOVELOVE looking into peoples' journals and sketchbooks so I also love it when you post them because they provide inspiration. I have a whole folder on my desktop of journal/sketchbook images. Thanks!
Taylor -Jan 29, 2011, 9:58AM
really neat, and a simple idea that looks ridiculously complex! love it!

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have a good weekend folks :)

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Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Jan 29, 2011, 1:15PM
Thank you! I hope you do as well!
Pam -Jan 29, 2011, 8:48AM
The dirty bed in this shot makes it look like a crack house!! EEK!

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i never heard of it until our graphic designer mentioned it as one of her favorite vintage stores, where she finds some of the awesome stuff in her home.

then today i was getting coffee and saw a flyer for a barn sale the store is holding this weekend and i checked out the website… now i know one thing i’m doing saturday!

the shop is full of hand-picked vintage treasures ranging from books, signs, glass bottles and mugs to blankets, furniture and other various oddities.  plus it’s owned by a sweet married couple with two adorable little kids :)  check out their blog too, where they post shop updates and cute family photos.

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this is the first barn sale they’re holding – as a change from having normal hours, they will have one of these every month. check out their website for more info!

-Jan 28, 2011, 7:19PM
I remember them from a Cookie magazine article! they seem pretty cool, lucky you live near their shop. they only had one child when that article came out, cute family,,
Taylor -Jan 28, 2011, 6:00PM
where is the store?

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one of our fp girls out on the west coast sent me these adorable photos that i had to share…

our so-cal DVM had a day at her daughter’s school called “occupation celebration” where she talked to the kids about her awesome job at FP  – she dressed up the girls like mannequins and chatted all about being a district visual manager – how cute?!

and this is claude, a new pup belonging to our visual manager on the west coast! above is claude as an itty bitty pup, and here is is on his first fp store visit, in santa monica:

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this is just too much…i need a puppy!!!

margaux -Feb 09, 2011, 1:10AM
oh my god, i just died
kim @ fptorrance -Jan 29, 2011, 5:50PM
this post melts my heart! i love the mini fp models- so cute!!! claude just makes me swoon!

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our new pittsburgh store also opens today as well! i don’t have any photos of the store yet but i will post them when i do! find them on facebook here.

-Feb 14, 2011, 10:19PM
I am so excited that you guys have a store here in pittsburgh!! I was casually looking around on the internet and your blog site popped up! I've been looking for a unique store that fits much of what I like!
Audrey -Jan 30, 2011, 6:42PM
KANSAS CITY PLEASE!

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our houston store opens today! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :) here’s a little peek at the store…

they have gorgeous carved wooden doors like the ones we had in our old building!

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the lovely ladies of fp houston

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check them out on facebook here. i’ll post more pics of the store soon!

heatherzhy -Feb 03, 2011, 3:30PM
When's St. Louis's turn? St. Louis is totally qualified!
-Jan 28, 2011, 8:08PM
open a free people in center city philadelphia!!!

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lovely ladies all bundled up for the cold!

how cool are these docs?? similar to the ones we’re selling here.

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i like this plaid/leopard combo.

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and this cute & quirky sweater/leggings/boot combo :)

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pretty lace and printed skirt.

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and a vintage hunting jacket with cool patches!

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Lisa -Jan 31, 2011, 7:31AM
I'd never have been able to wear any of the above when I was working in the city ! The clothes look great though.
Erin -Jan 28, 2011, 1:20AM
Somehow not as glamorous as the catalog, but cozy none the less!

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we have another new lookbook up online! “la boheme” is a gorgeous mix of airy fabrics, soft colors, crochet, animal and floral prints. it’s romantic and sweet and i could easily see these outfits floating down the streets of paris. which one is your favorite?

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look two:
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look three:
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look four:
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look five:
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look six:
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look seven:
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(click on each image to go to our website and see all items in the outfit)

here are you results from last week’s poll!
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apparel/ clothing/ T-shirts or jerseys -Jan 28, 2011, 4:33AM
They all look fabulous, what type of cloth are they made of?
Molly -Jan 27, 2011, 8:28PM
Definitely 3. Love the hat and the little bit of lace on the dress.

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one of our designers celebrated a birthday yesterday and how lovely is this spread some of our fp grils put together for her? fresh fruit, yogurt with honey, oats, cute cookies, cake and flowers…perfect! (raspberries…mmmmmm…my fave).

Eva -Jan 27, 2011, 8:37PM
Yummy! And what an awesome birthday! It looks as though working for FP is an absolute blast!
Tiffany -Jan 27, 2011, 2:14PM
everything looks so yummy XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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winter strikes again… a little over a foot fell in the city and i went for a little walk this morning and took some photos before beginning the trek down to the navy yard.  i actually love the brief period of time after a large snowfall when everything is blanketed in white and the snow muffles the usual sounds of the city, creating a peaceful lull.  people even seem to say hi on the street more often, offering a warm smile of commiseration for others out shoveling or trudging through snow up to their knees.

but don’t get me wrong, i am more than ready for spring! enough of this nonsense :)

Monica -Jan 29, 2011, 4:34PM
Beautiful photos and a beautifully worded discription of the bliss that snow can bring to a city. Makes me miss my days in New York City! ...but you can't beat the California sun... try and stay warm!
Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Jan 27, 2011, 8:38PM
Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. That snow covered Vespa made me happy and sad all in one.

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