Wednesday, January 30, 2008


This is ME!

We saw Juno last weekend and it was hilarious! It was a comical story about how life doesn't always go the way you want it to, but in the end every character got what he or she
wanted. Oh and yes Jennifer Garner's character is exactly like me.... scary. Go see it!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Global Bazaar @ Target

This weekend Chris and I stopped by Target to pick up some cleaning supplies and on my usual lap around the store I noticed that they have officially replaced the Christmas section with the Global Bazaar section. Yippee, I am so glad this section is back, I fell in love with a few things last year but didn't want to buy anything because I knew I was moving. One thing that I quickly got to take a pic of (before Chris came looking for me) were these lamps. Paired with a different shade they would look perfect in our bedroom, plus they are on sale for only $49. That's a steal! Maybe next weekend I will go back and check out some more stuff.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Yellow Room

The Yellow Room was my old studio in Dupont. It's been almost 3 months since I moved out of that little place and I hope the new tenant is enjoying it as much as I did. Last night Chris and I went out to dinner with some friends at Il Mulino near Scott Circle. We had a wonderful time but when it came time to hop in the car and drive back to Reston I was secretly wishing we could just walk back to the Yellow Room. Although it was only 350 S.F. it had everything I could have ever wanted, the room was 9 feet wide but the ceilings soared to a grand 11 feet. In the winter I would light a fire in the fireplace and listen to the cars (or motorcades) go by on 22nd street. My window faced a magnolia tree that in the spring flowered delicate white blooms. In the summer it would provide shade and cool my home and in the fall I would watch the leaves slowly drop and let the sun come back into the room. Some day I will move back to the city. For now I am enjoying the peace and quiet of the suburbs.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Just the other day Chris was complaining about how many pots I use in the kitchen! He just couldn't understand why I needed so many, well this may be the answer to his prayers. How cool is this, the Eco-Cook was designed actually to conserve engergy and save the environment. In the designers own words: "In 2015, environment problems from energy will become more and more serious. I believe that everyone’s life will be concerned. Thus kitchenware will be modernise to reduce energy consumption. My eco-cook is an object that helps to save water, energy and time. Everyday, everyone, has to cook pasta, rice or various vegetable. Therefore different pots are needed. In a unique pot, the eco-cook enables to divide 2 or 3 space and to boil different food at the same time. Thereby, water and gas or electricity is saved. Moreover when food is taken out the eco-cook, it will automatically drain out, allowing to win precious time. In 2015 I also believe that most people will always be in a hurry. The eco-cook design permits to help 2015 people that pay close attention to energy and time."

Miss Potter

Last night I watched Miss Potter, I had forgotten that I added it to my Blockbuster Queue and after it arrived it sat on the kitchen counter for weeks. Last night I decided it was time to watch it so I could send it back for a new movie. I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I am not a big fan of Renee Zillweger but I love movies based on real life and I am always intrigued how people lived before our time, so I gave it a try. I loved it because it brought back memories of my parents reading me bed time stories of Peter Rabbit, Flopsy Mopsy and Cottontail. The stories and illustrations that Beatrix Potter created are so timeless, for generations children have been mesmerized by the characters she created and illustrated so beautifully, I hope my children enjoy them as much as I did!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bubble Bath Day

Today has been one of those days, I can't wait to go home and take a bubble bath. I have been a religious bath taker since high school and when I find a new product for the bath I go crazy. Last year Architect Design gifted me some Caswell- Massey bath gel. I instantly fell in love with it but could not find it in any of the stores in my area. To my surprise I found it at Marshall Feild's/Macy's in Chicago, well I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to find it there, that place has everything!! While Chris was in his conference I spent almost 3 hours shopping. The building by its self was amazing, I also took some time to take a few pictures of the Tiffany Favrile Ceiling which is both the first and largest ceiling ever built in favrile iridescent glass, containing over 1.6 million pieces.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Diane

Birthday Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by PinkCakeBox
It took me awhile today to find just the right cupcakes for Diane but I think these are just perfect for her. Now if I only knew how to fold a crane I could actually make these asian inspired treats.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Papier Couture

Chris and I have been talking about moving to Portland forever now and after seeing theses dresses I wish we actually did live there so I could have seen the fashion show in person. There is just something magical about how these dresses are completly made of paper. Papier Couture was created by Lia Griffith, who from childhood would make 3d paper dolls from tissue and glue.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Chicago- Day One

"The Bean" Millennium Park

The ceiling of the Chicago Cultural Center (I only went in here to warm up and to my surprise I found some amazing beaux-arts architecture)

It's COLD here but that didn't stop me from taking some of these cool shots yesterday! Chicago is great, I spent most of my day on the Magnificent Mile, then I met up with Chris at IIT for an Architecture tour of the campus. I have a slow connection here at the hotel so I won't be posting everything, just a few highlights.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


This morning I had the honor of riding in Betsy, my client's truck. I told him that I started a blog and he really wanted me to post about Betsy, so here I am trying to write a little blurb about a truck named Betsy, kind of funny.... Well it's not all that funny that people name their cars, growing up in my family we did it too. In High School I drove an Emerald Green Ford Taurus named Emma, she was real special, when my sister crashed her into another car, it was hard for us to all say good bye.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Dream

In my second life I want to come back as a floral designer. When I’m having a bad day at work, I sit back and dream about my very own floral shop. How dreamy it would be to work with flowers all day, they look pretty, smell good and they don’t talk back, unlike those rowdy developers I work with everyday. My dream has now started to come to life. My friend Grace has asked me to do her bouquets for her September wedding. Here are some of the oh so beautiful photos she sent to get me started. OH I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MacBook Air

Part of being a good wife to my husband means loving and owning everything Mac. On our Honeymoon we visited the “Mother ship” (that’s code for Apple’s Headquarters in Cupertino, California). I had to give a shout out today to their newest product, the MacBook Air. Chris the answer is NO.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Willow Creek Farm

It so happened that my father-in-law also picked Clyde's for his birthday dinner, but this time we went to the Willow Creek Farm in Brambleton, Va. Chris and I had never been to this one because it was so far away but I'm sure after last night we will be frequenting it often. This place was so amazing that it probably took us a good 10 minutes to weave ourselves through the maze of "little dining rooms". We were told that the restaurant was a combination of 3 old taverns/houses brought down from New England. Now I'm not really into historic preservation but this place was amazing, most of the architecture was original, the floors the ceilings, fireplaces etc. I felt like I had gone back in time and was truly in Virginia, or at least what Virginia use to feel like, horse county that is.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our First Tree

Our first tree is now out at the curb. It was sad to see it go yesterday when Chris bagged it up and took it out.   I fought hard to get that live tree, for weeks Chris had insisted that the fake one he had was fine, but I just had to have the fresh tree smell.  Maybe next year I can convince him to get a bigger one.  Baby steps.  

Thursday, January 10, 2008


So last night we went to dinner for Ken's Birthday. He selected Clyde's which I have to admit is one of our favorite places to eat (good choice Ken) They are currently having a Fillet Mignon special for only $16.95. I thought mine was great, my husband thought his was a little over flavored, but for the price I would highly recommend it!

My first post

I think I have become a blog addict, I love to read blogs and am always interested in what new is out there, so I thought it was time that I started my own. I'm not really sure what this blog will have on it. I will try and post something new every day but I can't guarantee that. My post will probably include, architecture, my travels, cooking, restaurants and occasionally wedding stuff.