Saturday, June 26
Friday, June 25
June presented a rockin' VOGUE; surf, sand, sufers, perfect surfer hair, the richest and most delectible of beach tans...and most of all, one of my main inspirations - Blake Lively. This month took a complete 90 degree turn. A turn towards an anonymous musicisan, muse to Dior Couture, and all-around classic French beauty: Marion Cotillard.
I have only had the chance to see her work in NINE, (with Kate Hudson and every other bloody celebrity under the sun...), yet I was definitely most impressed with Cotillard. I walked away from my rickety theatre seat knowing that she was my favorite character of the film - the star I felt the best on-screen connection with. I was totally amazed to find that she's also a musician in an Expressionist-Surrealist band called Yodelice. She plays the bass, keyboard, and tambourine in men's clothes and under a moniker of 'Simone'. How cool is that?!
She continues to intrigue me, I'm definitely going to have to try to catch more of her work...for now, these pictures are gorgeous. Testino is BOSS.
Wednesday, June 23
Ok...I'm not quite sure to actually believe if summer is truly here or not. We see one happy day full of sunshine and high temperatures with great reports from the weatherman. The next day we have rain, rain, rain, and begin yelling threats to the TV's weather channels. Ugh....vicious cycle forcing me to dig out my prematurely stashed winter clothes to don between glorious days of flip-flops. I hate Washington this year.
Despite my feelings for this wonky weather, I must admit that this has been one amazing day. I'm in a tank top at 7 pm! Amazing! And the light was gorgeous, as you can see from the sunset above. Made for some fab pictures...Going to HoopFest this weekend! "The biggest 3-on-3 basketball tourney in the world......" I used to play, for many years, but this year I've become an official observer..and sno-cone devour-er..:)
Tuesday, June 22
Another cold day, yet another sweet creation. My sister, (creator of newbie-blog Utterly Negligent), works for an amazing artisan café called, well...called Café Artisan. Catchy, isn't it? :) At the big parade-day last Saturday, the café made about a million of their homemade ice cream sammies. Homemade can sometimes mean, "buy the ice cream, scoop it between two store-bought cookies..."; the fact that it was constructed at home makes it 'homemade.' No, no, no. At the Café Artisan, when I say 'homemade', I mean completely homemade. Handcrafted and specifically flavored ice cream perfectly sandwiched between two homemade graham wafer cookies. Strolling by, I glanced at the menu to be wowed by the flavor combinations: Strawberry Cheesecake on vanilla-graham cookies, Caramel Praline on vanilla cookies, Double Chocolate on chocolate wafers, and so many more....
I was somewhat inspired - somewhat bored yesterday morning, so I decided to try my hand at it. I grabbed a few snickerdoodles my mum made two days ago, a table spoon, and some moose tracks ice cream, (my father's faaaaavorite). It turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. So easy. Not exactly homemade, but 50%....
Sunday, June 20
Baking, baking, baking. Something just feels right about making something warm and comforting on a rainy day like this. Washington, my rainy little Evergreen State, is having a terrible summer. More like big fat LACK of summer. (At least on the Eastern side..blech). Yesterday was agreeable and sunny at a good 65 degrees, today is rainy and nearly topping off at 40. Ridiculous. But more pictures to come from yesterday, their on Nick's camera and are positively begging to be uploaded...
But I must also say one more thing - Happy Father's Day! It makes me smile to think that any fathers would actually be reading this - but it must be said. :) I decided to make my Pop a nice apple crisp; warm, melty, buttery, and absolutely swimming in half-and-half...its his favorite.
How did everyone else celebrate their dear ol' dads?