earlier this month i went to visit a friend in italy. i booked my ticket through kayak which had an amazing deal…the catch was a 21 hour layover in sweden going to and from italy…fine by me! i’ve always wanted to go to stockholm so it was nice to get to spend some time there and explore the city, even if it was for a hot second. in my first 20 minutes in stockholm, i stumbled upon a record store. i went in and asked the guys who worked there if they could recommend a good swedish album that i could buy. they showed me a couple of options and then both agreed on det stora monstret. i was anxious to listen to it, i figured these guys would either take this seriously or just give the “american” the worst record they could think of. thanks to them, i now own an amazing record and one of my favorite souveneirs. walking around gamla stan i was going in and out of all the shops and cafes. i took this after i had loaded up on all the swedish chocolates i was going to bring back to the states. i love that this picture makes it look like a ghost town when in reality everyone’s actually inside the candy shop…that place was a zoo but it sure was magical. shortly after, i began to crash…my jet lag was REAL and my tylenol cold was wearing off. i desperately wanted a nap. i found this little garden behind a building and laid on a bench for a bit. i sat listening to the sounds of the city, watching people pass through, i think i could’ve laid there forever.
this cafe made fresh squeezed orange juice and the kids inside were mesmerized. it was really sweet seeing their excitement.
i am in loooovveee with greetabl! i’ve got friends in lots of different places at the moment so this has become a great way for me to send them my love from LA. with greetabl, you can send a personalized note and a gift to all your friends in far away places. recently one of my best friends moved to idaho (not cool idaho…not cool) so i’m sending her a greetabl with a “I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY” note and lots of confetti because who doesn’t like confetti?!
apartment therapy is a great online space for you to gather inspiration, learn from tutorials and get tips and tricks for all things home savvy. i love looking at all the different tours they do from all over the world. this specific house tour has me day dreaming of my future home life with all its style, quirks and trinkets. check out the full story on kirsty and simon’s coastal cottage here.
for peter bellerby, it all began while he was searching for his father’s 80th birthday present. while having no luck on finding the perfect globe, he decided to make his own instead. a year later, peter created bellerby & co. now with a small team of trained globemakers, they are creating high quality and hand made globes. be sure to watch the amazing video below to see how it’s all done.
i’ve always loved the look of a piano in the house. unfortunately for me, i seem to be constantly moving all over la, so me trying to lug a piano from place to place doesn’t seem like the best idea. the grass is always greener on the other side and for me, it’s still greener-i want a damn piano. did i mention i taught myself hot cross buns on the piano? so if you ever find yourself needing a pianist, i am your girl…just for one song.
this video is just so damn good (insert slow clap here). yesterday, andrew bird released the video for his duet track featuring fiona apple. i couldn’t take my eyes off the two love angst musicians with their passionate back and forth banter. really looking forward to this new album come april 1st!
how dreamy is this interior? i’ve been spending a lot of time on the west side lately and i’m starting to think about relocating (bye bye silverlake) well we’ll see, i do like having my favorite go-to restaurant near by. check out the full story on this vegetarian cafe’s west coast debut.