hot child in the city

I love these two!!  A very special #MusicMonday Coachella edition, Beyoncé joins sis Solange for a dance party during her set.  Solange is one of my very favorite live performances ever.  I saw her in Los Angeles last summer & it was a straight up party.  (I also ran into her DTLA & I was totally star struck.  I’m a li’l obsessed.)

Sunday Supper: Cacio e Pepe with Brussels


I am very much into simplicity & quality in foods, so a perfectly-done cacio e pepe is one of my very favorite pasta dishes.  This recipe takes it to the next level by adding delicious sauteed brussels sprouts.  It is soooo yummy & super easy.  Enjoy!

Manicure Monday: Charity Edition

One of my favorite brands, Kiehl’s, will debut a nail polish—their 1st ever!—benefiting amfAR in July.  A sleek minimalist black of course!  What else would you expect from this streamlined brand?  I have long been a fan of black polish, which is in my heavy regular rotation, so you can expect me to be 1st in line.  I am deeply involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy & services, so this is a win-win for me.  The formaldehyde-free polish will be in stores and online just in time for the company’s annual LifeRide motorcycle trip, a 20 person ride to raise HIV awareness and funds for amfAR. This year’s 2,000 mile ride will be the longest since its inception in 2010—it begins in Milwaukee and ends at the Kiehl’s original location at Third Avenue and 13th Street in Manhattan. 

Enjoy this springtime sunshine & hydrate!  View high resolution

Enjoy this springtime sunshine & hydrate! 

(Source: seewantshop, via adiloves)

The weekend is just around the corner…
Took this on my walk to work.  Beauty is all around.
#CaliforniaSkies View high resolution

The weekend is just around the corner…

Took this on my walk to work.  Beauty is all around.


Living Large in 704 Square Feet

I love this concept of living intentionally, literally within your means.  True quality over quantity.  Exactly what you need, everything with a purpose & function.  What I especially love is how mindful & connected its creators are to the process & the space.  That really embodies the concept of home to me.  More on this conscious, green Portland home HERE via the NYT.

"Early in their marriage, Lily Copenagle and Jamie Kennel began crafting a plan for living, scribbling house designs and lists of must-haves on notepads and paper napkins.

The idea was simple. They would create a home that was big enough for the two of them, but small enough so that it would be easy to maintain, environmentally responsible and inexpensive to operate. And that would allow them to free up their time and funds for intellectual and recreational pursuits. Own less, live more.”

Literal open concept

I love the couple’s his & hers tandem work space shared home office

Check out the new single, Fever, from The Black Keys’ album ‘Turn Blue’ out May 13.  You can pre-order the album on iTunes & get the single now.

Turn Blue

Wanderlust Festival

Just registered for Wanderlust Los Angeles.  This year the yoga & music festival is hosting free day festivals in several cities.  See if Wanderlust is coming to your city (info HERE)!

Proof Lab is one of my favorite Bay Area spots, a gem of a surf shop tucked away in Mill Valley.  The founders have made it their mission to turn this shop into a community hub, offering classes & a place to hang.

The film is a part of a new series, HUCK Indies, that celebrates those people doing things for themselves.

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