Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Palm Springs is the perfect weekend vacay for those that live in Southern California. It takes less than two hours to drive to this desert oasis. I went for a weekend with some friends back in May. It was actually for my bachlorette party! We stayed at the ACE Hotel & Swim Club.
In addition to their retro decor, the design on all their signage and promo materials is pretty creative.
I love the clean and fresh design, fun colors and cool fonts.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I'm hooked on the MTV show The City. I'll admit it! I've been a loyal viewer since season 1. Last week was the season finale. And it was so good. I love the drama, the city, the fashion and the story lines, especially Olivia Palermo's story.
3. Take well-calculated risks that show how you're an asset. When Olivia asked to travel to Japan Elle for work her plan could have gone terribly wrong. But it ended up an amazing career move. She really made things happened and delivered results. Japan Elle loved her and this really showed Joe, her boss, she was valuable. Work it girl!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I really want a pink Apple laptop. Functional AND pretty!
Apple doesn't make one? What? Don't they know there is a market out there for pink (haven't they seen how well Victoria's Secret capitalizes on "PINK" :)
Well, maybe that's just not their thing. Too trendy maybe or just not cool. I get it. Well, good thing that there are companies out there that will customize it "pink" for you. Yay for girly girls!
I like the pink but maybe it's too pink. I think I like this white and pink a little bit more. It's more sophisticated and subtle. I love how aesthetically it's so clean and sleek.
source: http://www.laptopsarea.com/Do you like it or is it too much pink?
Monday, July 12, 2010
I designed my own wedding invitation. Since I've been taking graphic design classes and I love to design I decided it would be best to create my own.
Since we were having a destination wedding on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, I wanted a beach themed wedding.
My colors were light blue, fuchsia and tan. I decided to incorporate a photo from our engagement photo shoot session into the invitation.
I learned so much designing my own wedding invite. Not only from a design perspective (type of design and look, font selection, spacing, paper selection, printing, etc.) but also about all of the details that wedding invites entail specifically word choice and what is included in a wedding invite suite. So many rules. It was quite fun but pretty time consuming. But now I'm a pro and I definitely would love to design more in the future (not my own of course!).
The final product.
I added a raffia bow on the invite to give it an extra beachy feel.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Good and Bad - Whitney from The City toughens up but looses a friend....maybe?
Both good and bad -Disappointing situation occurs. Although it may be good in the future.
Good -Maybe some new opportunities on the horizon.
Good -I stumbled upon a new blog called Modite. A great career, lifestyle and inspiration blog.
Good - I made some rockin' lasagna the other day with my new yellow baking dish.
I think this weekend will be GOOD! Cuz why the heck not, right?
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I just repainted my bathroom a taupe color and I love it! Now I'm looking for new bathroom accessories.
I found the cutest bath towels at amybutlerdesign.com. I've always loved Amy Butler's designs and I'm so excited to find that she has towels now.
I love the bright colors and pretty shapes.
These will really make the room look so stylish.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
What are your plans for the 4th? I went to a bbq yesterday and today I have plans to bike to the parade on my beach cruiser and go to the beach. I live in a beach town so it gets pretty busy here.
Happy 4th of July!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Except for the line about about art (because creating art is cool) I love this!
When life gets serious or challenging I always remember to lighten up and enjoy the journey.