Thursday, May 24, 2012

a little summer d.i.y...

with summer (and maternity leave) quickly approaching, i find myself daydreaming more and more of sandy beaches, the smell of suntan lotion and the lazy carefree aloha feeling that summer sparks in me.

in prep for summer (and fat post-baby feet) i recently treated myself to a few new pairs of soludos and got inspired to take on a fun little do-it-yourself-er.

step 1:
purchase pair of white (or any solid color soludo)

step 2: 
be inspired with sharpies, paint, thread or dye and create your very own one-of-a-kind soludo

step 3:
step back, give yourself a pat on the back, and get ready to be the envy of all those who stop to notice your dazzling design

...and if you're really inspired, try making a pair for a friend. they'd make the perfect gift too!

**photo: soludos

Monday, May 7, 2012

sending all our love...

the untimely death of adam yauch had a pretty profound impact on just about anyone who grew up listening to the beastie boys drop their beats since the early 80's.

my husband was sooooooooo bummed. so bummed that he told me he hoped that every band having a concert that night did some sort of tribute to the beastie boys.

well, just so happens that chris martin must have picked up on my husband's request and belted out this familiar lil' diddy to his friday night crowd under the stars and the magic of the hollywood bowl...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

hot & bothered...

if you haven't heard whispers (or been whispered to) about the 50 shades of grey trilogy, then you've probably been living under a rock. 

e.l.james's series is the latest trilogy of page turners that's keeping ladies up at night because they can't.get.enough.

i've heard all about the book from quite an astonishing amount of people and i figure it's about time i see what all the hoopla is about.  and from what i hear... the hoopla has a lot to do with hot & heavy detailed sex scenes complete with nasty bits, s&m & the like all wrapped into a story about innocence and romance. 

the effect this book has had on the ladies i've talked to is quite funny. 

everyone whispers like it might be wrong to be reading it... and NO ONE can talk about this book without getting flush in the face, a tad hot & bothered or stuttering a bit. 

pretty amazing if you ask me.

the whole thing has me giggling to myself because if there are THIS MANY LADIES running around ready to hop between the sheets and get their nittiest grittiest groove on... there MUST BE a ton of VERY HAPPY & SATISFIED men, husbands, fathers, lovers, etc. thanking god that e.l.james got these puppies published. 

and since these books seem to be sweeping their way across the states, it looks like there should be a lot of happy, whistling, smiling people moving about their day.

i just downloaded the first book to my kindle...not sure what i'm getting into but this should be fun.

photo: n.y.times via Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, N.J.