Monday, December 20, 2010

Hat shopping.....

This past weekend, I went with two of my friends to an adorable little hat shop called Cindy's Chapeaux and we had an amazing time! Here are some photos of the trip.....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Well, it's that time of year again.....Chanukah is over, but Christmas and New Year's have yet to start. It's time for Nutcrackers and fireplaces and (vegan) cookies and (vegan) hot chocolate and presents and parties and of course....Martha Stewart! I've been making some sequined jewelry and ornaments for my sister this year (who insists on getting a tree for her apartment!) and also having lots of fun looking through vegan cookbooks for cookie recipes!
On top of getting in the holiday mood, I've been to lots of antique stores lately and I have a new obsession - vintage teacups! I'm planning on buying some pretty ones that have a few chips on them and making candles in them. They are very pretty holiday gifts that anyone is sure to enjoy! Let's just say that my trusty, hot glue gun has been very busy this holiday season!
A Chanukah gift that my lovely mommy gave to me this year has become one of my prized possessions - a vintage 1940's "Gay Gibson", red corduroy, long sleeved dress! It is the perfect party dress (perfect to wear with little black ballet flats)! I couldn't believe it when I opened the present up! It is gorgeous and I already love it! I will post more soon! Bonsoir!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Vintage Halloween!!

Dear readers - Happy Halloween! This year for my costume, I took the vintage approach (big surprise, right?) by transforming myself into Rosie the Riveter!

I hope everybody has a glorious Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Fall!

Hello folks! Well, here in Florida it's officially fall! It's finally under 90 degrees (it's hot and dry instead of hot and humid!), the leaves are changing color, we just extracted our fall honey from our beehives, and The Nutcracker is just around the corner. It's hard to believe that it was this time last year when I started this blog! When I started the blog I was going through a really hard time and I knew I needed to do something productive. This blog has really helped me by forcing be to get creative and set some goals in my life. What can I say? Blogging is like therapy - I know it's helped me a lot, and I hope you (the reader) have enjoyed it as much as I have.

On a lighter note, I've been sewing and Martha Stewart'ing up a storm lately - glittering hickory nuts, glittering shells, sewing clothes, making cards, and my latest adventure; Pottery! I started a pottery class at the beginning of this month and I've fallen in love with it! Right now I'm working on a honey pot and I can't wait to see where this new adventure takes me!

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."

~George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pink moment of the day!

Here's my pink moment of the day - Enjoy!!

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

vintage, vintage, vintage

Well, school has started, textbooks have been purchased, classes have been dropped, new friends have been made and fall clothes have hit the stores! I'm most fond of the last bit of that sentence. Of course here in Florida it doesn't feel like fall yet, so wearing jeans, boots and a sweater isn't a very realistic clothing least not just yet. A while ago, when it was still summery and hot, I made several dresses out of hideous things I'd found in my closet and all I have to say is ask your mother before you rip up an old 1980's dress that's been sitting in the closet for years and years. It could be a designer dress that also happens to be pure silk (like in my case)! Oh well, what's done is done........

Two Saturday's ago I had one of those perfectly wonderful days that make you thankful for all things vintage. A breakfast of homemade biscuits and honey from our bee hives, wearing 100% vintage, dinner at Cabo's, and a big band concert with my lovely mother, my grandfather Pop and his lovely friend Helen. I have to say that I also won a bet with my sister (not being fond of vintage wear, she bet me that no one would complement me on my outfit.....I don't mean to gloat, but 4 compliments later I had in my possession exactly one dollar!).

So tonight the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah starts and I can smell the challah and the noodle kugel cooking...yummmm :)
It's been a day of ironing tablecloths, polishing candlesticks and baking carrot cake. Oh and school too..haha! This year when we have apples and honey, we'll know that the honey came from our own front yard!

I hope y'all have a joyful, vintage day - xoxo

Thursday, August 19, 2010

cold water and cherries....

It's been a while since I've posted anything and I finally decided (after the usual guilt that I have when I haven't written in a while caught up to me) to save some time out of my busy day to sit down and write this post. This morning, my mother and I went to Wakulla Springs where the water is cold and the ice cream is colder! It's the perfect place to go on a hot steamy day like today. We had a picture perfect picnic (sandwiches, iced tea, cherries and grapes) a refreshing swim and a simply beautiful day. Oh and the chocolate ice cream was to die for!

I've also been doing a lot of sewing and drawing (my creativity has come back after a much hated dry spell). I have now made three dresses and two tops (pictures will come when I get around to taking some). If any of you are in a position where your creativity is somewhat laking, then head on over to and I feel sure that your creativity will be back from it's vacation in no time! I know mine is!

I've been having a lot of fun this summer - I've been dressing up in lots of vintage goodies (including a 60's bathing suit that I recently found - it's a treasure!), wearing LOTS of lipstick, re-reading all the harry potter books, spending time with family and (of course) watching film noir movies!
Here's my pink moment/summer's almost over/vintage picture of the day - enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hello everyone....

On this summer afternoon, I sit in my room listening to Beach Boys, enjoying the air conditioner, sipping on ginger ale, wearing a bikini and shorts, and thinking. We've finally had a break in the heat (it's now 93 degrees instead of the usual 99 or 100). I had a picture perfect weekend - on Saturday we went to an outdoor concert where one of my favorite bands was playing (The Sarah Mac Band) and then on Sunday I went to the beach with my mommy, my sister and her boyfriend! The combination of the music, the heat, the sand and the surf was certainly enough to put me in a good mood, so here's my pink moment of the day - enjoy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Red lipstick, Billy Holiday, high heels and iced tea......

As I sit here listening to Billy Holiday sing Dancing Cheek to Cheek, I'm thinking about how there are so many people like me (tall, brown eyed, vintage, ballerina, motorcycle chick....) yet I never meet any of them.....well maybe there aren't hundreds of them...ten? Maybe six? Four? Two? Well, I guess I'll find someone, someday, I mean surely there's some guy out there who wears vintage suits and plays old records......

I've decided that for the summer, I'll try to wear a gorgeous shade of lipstick every day. Today's color is Cherries in the Snow by Revlon. It matches the theme of my day; Vintage (big surprise there!). I'm wearing a vintage top, vintage skirt, black, suede high heels, red nail polish and a vintage silk scarf......I get some pretty weird looks from people in Publix.

Friday, May 28, 2010

What is a dream?

A dream….

A dream is ever changing. At one time it’ll be a pink pony or a kitten. At another time it’ll be a shiny new car or a room to your self. It’ll be a friend or a lover, a husband or wife, a baby or a good hug. It’ll be a new coat of paint, a bouquet of flowers or a new dress. Yes, it’s true. A dream is ever changing…..or is it just recycled?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pointe shoes, birthday presents, liberty of london and more....

Recently I've been horribly busy. Between sewing pointe shoes (my ballet company's spring show is fast approaching), buying cast presents, getting things ready for my lovely mommy's birthday(on the seventh) and keeping up with life, I've (unfortunately) made the blog the less important task. It's so hard to find just the right present for a mother who means the world to you. How do you express your feelings through a wrapping paper and bow covered box? This year, I haven't tried to express my feelings, I've just expressed how much she deserves a day filled with relaxation and "calmfulness" (the word I invented today)!
Now that the spring show is just around the corner (May 15 and 16) I've been trying to work on my own relaxation and anti-nervousness skills (which thanks to my massage therapist hasn't been nearly as hard as I would have expected it to be). I've also been trying to stay the same weight so that I can fit into my costumes (that would be why my last post had a picture of an ice cream come in it. I figure if I can keep the ice cream in my computer screen and out of my freezer than having a well-fitting costume will be very easy!)
I'll post some more in a few weeks because the days of non-stop rehearsing are upon me....Bonsoir!

Pink moment of the day...

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pink moment of the day...

Here's my pink moment of the day - enjoy!

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

-Henry Ellis

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Spring!

Ahhh...spring is in the air! So is the smell of flowers and clumps of pollen (unfortunately). Another thing that has sprung from spring is the urge to have bee hives (which my mother and I are now in possession of). It's so much fun to sit outside with a book and a glass of lemonade and watch our bees buzzing around making things bloom right in front of us (a slight exaggeration, but who the heck cares?). My mom and I went to the beach yesterday to soak up the sun and the sea and it was a great relief to find that my allergies had left my body for one day..ahhhh.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pink moment of the day...

Here's my pink moment of the day - may you never fully grow up...

The fairy poet takes a sheet
Of moonbeam, silver white;
His ink is dew from daisies sweet,
His pen a point of light.
~Joyce Kilmer

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pink moment of the day...

Here's my pink moment of the day...

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pink moment of the day...

Here's my pink moment of the day - enjoy!

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Coco Chanel

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Birthday girl...

Happy birthday to my sweetest big Sister - I love you and hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pink moment of the day...

Here's my pink moment of the day...

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. "
- Coco Chanel

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pink moment of the day...

Lately I've been feeling cramped and cluttered. So I've decided to start posting my Pink Moment of The Day...I hope it makes us all feel more peaceful and happier :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


For my Sissy...

By Eliza Schneider-Green

Sisters are like flowers growing side-by-side,
Playing and laughing,
on bikes they will ride,
Through years will slip past,
Their friendship will last,
Sisters are like flowers growing side-by-side,

Gossiping, shopping and brushing their hair,
A lovely companion who’ll always be there,
For you in your time of need,
One who will follow and one who will lead,
Gossiping, shopping and brushing their hair,

Sisters are wonderful lovable friends,
Fighting a battle then making amends,
Able to talk about difficult choices,
Using their luminous, lovable voices,
Sisters are wonderful lovable friends,


Greetings - It's been a while since I've written anything for the blog and I'm sorry about that. Lately I've been spending my time at ballet (we've started rehearsing for the spring show). I've also been writing piles of poetry (don't ask me why). I sometimes will write a piece of poetry and then read it to my cat to see his or her reaction (they normally either walk away or stare at me until they get bored). Lately I've had cabin fever and I can't wait until summer - I've tried to get my summer clothes together but it doesn't make me feel any better when it's 42 degrees outside. I've been dreaming of lounging outside on a hot summer's day, sipping lemonade and ready a Vogue, but I'm afraid that it'll be months before that dream will come true. In the mean time, I can snuggle up in my blanket, sip hot chocolate and write poetry.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone has enjoyed their first week of 2010 and have enjoyed their holiday break. Every new year's eve, I always start to feel a wave of depression hit me - I don't know if it's anxiety of a new year or all of the emotions from the last year getting one last kick out of me. Which one it is I don't know, but it seams like I always welcome the new year with a full blown hissy fit! Oh, the crying the sobbing, the grumping at everyone who's around me - it gets worse every year. This year I didn't have much time for grumping. I had to get up early the next day so I could go jump into a 70 degree natural spring with my family and a bunch of my crazy friends. My hissy fit was shocked right out of me! A new year tradition was born - a swim in the water and them a steaming cup of hot chocolate in the lodge. The worst part of the whole ordeal was getting out of the water and being directly smacked in the face with cold, and horribly windy weather.

During the holiday break I got a change to raid the family ceder chest with my Mom. Oh the treasures we found! There were dresses, shoes, skirts, tops, hats, bags and much, much more. My Grandmother always saved clothes - wedding dresses, baby clothes, nightgowns etc. - all I can say is, I'm so, so, so, so glad that she did. I tried on my Aunt's wonderful wedding dress that was handmade by my Grandmother and my Great Grandmother. I also tried on an amazing lavender gown from the 50's (floor length, chiffon, boat neck, and with a matching hat!). Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! After I go back to the chest - preferably when I have my camera - I'll post some pics!

I'll post some more later on...