comic con

more posts coming, been busy with work and play. comic con this weekend! yay!

beach cake

i couldn't resist this repost... thanks i love muffins blog.
carrot cake with cream cheese ocean frosting
and almond crumb sand.

maui babe

midsummer maui mama. diy flower crown here.

chunky coral necklace here.

photos: carter smith

seven seas soundmix

la mer, famous for face cream worth its weight in gold, collaborates below with several sea loving celebrities bringing beauty, art, and the ocean together for a magical blend of the senses. a few years ago in sf, i was lucky enough to meet david and watch the plastiki project hatch. makes me wanna rent the big blue.

Seven Seas Sound Mix on

Actress Rinko Kikuchi, environmentalist David de Rothschild and free diving world champion Guillaume Néry muse on the briny deep for the Seven Seas Sound Mix, a series of audio pieces accompanied by videos and photographs designed to raise awareness for World Oceans Day. A collaboration between beauty brand La Mer and audio collective Soundwalk, the mix also enlists designer Philippe Starck, French actress Mélanie Laurent, British sailor Samantha Davies and Chinese actor Liu Ye. “I wanted to approach people that had some kind of relationship with the sea, not only from an activist point of view but artistically or in a human sense,” says Stephan Crasneanscki, who founded Soundwalk in 2002. “All of them have a story and use the sea as an inspiration, a cause or a creative partner.” Director Spike Jonze filmed Kikuchi frolicking in the sunny, calm waters of the Mediterranean off Ibiza, while contemplating her native Japan. “Because the country is surrounded by water we get lots of food from the sea,” she says. “It’s impossible to separate the sea from the Japanese culture.” Seven Seas Sound Mix is available to download as an immersive iPhone and iPad application.


white hot girls weekend

bachelorettes listen up. need a cheap girls weekend? grab a white bikini, white ray bans, and head for the white hot sun on the riviera maya. you'll find playa del carmen way cheaper than a vegas trip. with so many different bars, shops and beach clubs to visit, even mom will enjoy tagging along. besides, partying by the beach beats that germy pool party at hard rock any day.

flights from lax to playa del carmen via cancun can always be found at virgin america, book early and u can catch them for under $450 roundtrip . rooms at eco friendly, trendy hotel basico go for under $150 a night. with fantastic carribean views, great food and plenty o' tequila, basico is a total package for a small group of girls. make sure to wander into tulum and visit the ruins. you can easily keep this weekend getaway under $1000 a person. email me with questions about playa, im happy to answer.

photos:hotel basico in playa del carmen, weheartit and ffffound


luxury inspiration: rio de janeiro.
retro tropical. lime green is my favorite color and it looks amazing with a fresh tan. great with the orange sorbet nails and the beaded halter too. this got me daydreaming about brazilian beaches and carnival. lets buy some cachaca and toast the coast.

clothes by roberto cavalli, louis vuitton, peter som, eres, reem acra and dior. elle mexico, july

the backyard

tide pools, caves, coves, and lots of sand