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I Dream of Fall.

Moving to Cali from the Midwest was a great idea in February…  when it was below freezing, and the kind of grey for about the 4th month in a row that can only be described as soul breaking.  And I’m sure in a few months when there’s a solid sheet of ice covering Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, I’ll feel that way again (have you heard this winter is supposed to be even more brutal than last??  I didn’t even know there was such a thing).  Nonetheless, for the past week or so, I have been ACHING for the Fall… (BIG exhale)… Is there anything better??

Maybe it’s because college football started last weekend, and after huffing it through the bustling, Saturday morning city streets, I was posted up in a bar at 9am with a cold Bloody Mary in hand, surrounded by my good Midwest people and the sound of 1st downs and whistles tweeting.  Maybe it’s because I spent Labor Day Weekend in San Francisco – where the morning air was cool and crisp and fresh, and leaves were already falling.

Or maybe it’s because it’s Fashion Week in New York and back-to-school time… which makes me want to inhale bouquets of freshly sharpened #2’s and dress like this:

And it makes me wanna traipse around city streets in the morning, like this…

Le sigh…  If anyone needs me, I’ll be burning pumpkin spice candles, sipping pumpkin spice lattes, carving pumpkins, making chili and cranking up the AC to 50 degrees so I can sport plaid flannel whilst I watch Rudy on repeat.  For the next 3 months :)  Just kidding…  I’ll be drowning my sorrows in saltwater.  At the beach.

If you wanna revel in more Fall Nostalgia, click here & here.


Pretty in Peach

We know it’s Valentine’s Day… which is precisely why we’d like to offer a quick respite from all the saccharin for you singletons out there:  how about a little less pink, red & puppy love, and a little more dreamsicle-colored eye candy?  Eh?

I should also throw my favorite orange jumpsuit in the mix…  probably my all-time favorite rental.  It’ll come in real handy next time I get thrown in the slammer.

While we’re talking about favorite things, this is my favorite new jam:

My favorite dreamsicle-colored dog… never complete without at least one eye booger – bless his heart:

My favorite peachy cocktail of choice – especially in the presence of my fairy godmothers:

Whether you’re celebrating with someone you love today, lost someone you love, or are hoping to find someone you love someday – there’s always truth and comfort in the words below…  it’s why we post them every year.  Bonus points if you read them in a British accent:

“It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion you’ll find that… love actually is all around.”


PEACH MONTAGE PHOTO CREDITS: balsamic strawberry sorbet | nars orgasm nail polish | pretty peonies | balloons | sleep shorts | peach sofa | monogram stationery | peachy murano chandelier