Saturday, April 26, 2008

look what the mailman brought

I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of this package from Reform School. I ordered a Lisa Congdon collage and the Jill Bliss and Saelee Oh 2008 calendar. I know it's a bit late to buy a 2008 calendar but I don't care! I've been drooling over this particular one since I first spotted it a few months ago. I am also so happy to finally own a Lisa Congdon original, albeit a really small piece, but the time will come when I will finally own a nice big piece or maybe even a commissioned one. I have been a fan of hers for a long while.

Clockwise from top: The package, how cool is that sticker? The calendar opened to the current month, Lisa Congdon Mini Collage #3, the calendar again, the packaging containing the collage. Love it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

more pictures of food

We had a little BBQ this weekend. I was too busy being a host and I was not able to take too many pictures, but here's 2 that I liked.

A drink made by Lenny and Mai made with rose water, sparkling water, lemons and limes. I love the vibrant colors!

Homemade momos, they were the hit of the day.

This coming weekend, I'm setting aside some time to work in my sewing room to prepare a shop update. It's been a long time since I've had anything in there and I'm excited to fill it up with cool stuff once more.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

what great weekend

We had a rare HOT April weekend in San Francisco. It was great to see all the girls in their pretty dresses.

Hereabouts, there was some laying out in the sun

beautiful flowers

and a little bit of shopping

Dermond Peterson guest towels purchased from the Modern Economy sale

We got more stuff from the Modern Economy sale but the pictures that I took didn't turn out too well. I'll do a re-take and post them here soon.

Alas, like a typical San Francisco summer day the fog rolled in around 6:30PM and covered us all in it's cold embrace. Sigh. Hopefully next weekend will be a gorgeous one too.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

more jewelry

I have been buying a lot of jewelry lately. After spending the morning at Alameda, the hubby and I went to Cortland for a drink and a walk. Somehow, the weather in the city was much nicer than the East Bay today. Weird. I stepped into Venus Gallery to look at the jewelry and art display. I fell in love with this necklace at first sight. I tried it on and decided to buy it, I love it!

This particular piece is by Jenny Jensen. I love the simplicity yet intricacy of her work

We spent some time talking to one of the partners, Lisa. I've walked by Venus a few times for the last couple of months and was always disappointed to find it closed. However, the last few times that I've walked past it lately, the gallery's been open and is showing great pieces of art and jewelry. Lisa said that she just started a partnership with it's original owner. Lisa's goal is to serve the Bernal Heights community and also to feature local artists and their work. I was very pleased to hear this because I think that Bernal definitely needs this vibe in the community. I can't wait to see the other works of art that Lisa has in store for us.

PS. I asked Lisa what kind of stone this is and she told me, but I completely forgot! Ooops. I will ask her again and post it here.

Update: Lisa wrote me back and told me that this stone is a green chalcedony.

flea market finds

There were a lot of people at Alameda today. This is the first time I've ever lined up for the entrance. The woman in line behind us said that the Chronicle had an article about the market in the paper, so we assumed that that's why the people of SF Bay Area flocked to the market today. The hubby and I were looking for a cabinet to store our china in but alas, we were not lucky. We saw something we liked but at $1400, it was easy to walk away from it. What? $1400?! It was nice but not that nice. I did not leave empty handed, however. With the help of my girlfriends, R and S, I found some very nice stuff.

These scarves were our last purchase of the day and we bought them at a reduced price. This first one is my favorite, it is made in Japan of 100% virgin wool.

Inspired by Lisa C's obsession.

I am VERY into hats right now. My gal pal, R, found this beauty and we bought it together to share. I am contemplating wearing this to a wedding that I'm attending next weekend. Hmm.

I love this blue fascinator. I will eventually put up a better picture, perhaps as part of a complete outfit.