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Lace Up for Fashion Week…

After winning the Christian Louboutin & Bergdorf Goodman design contest awhile back, I faithfully receive a glossy copy of the Bergdorf Goodman magazine in my mailbox each season. It always seems to arrive when I’m having a particularly lousy day for some reason… which works out magically as it is always able to cheer me right up!

After leafing through the pages upon pages of beautiful fall things, I went online to *pretend* window shop and found some killer stilettos. These things are like art. I can’t get enough of them… and I’m not a super high heel kind of girl but I just love them. Especially these lace up ones with geometric cut outs…

I have Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, and Aquazzura to thank for inspiring my sketches. And of course, the amazing Bergdorf Goodman for sending me a dose of fashion inspiration always when I need it most =)

~Joanna <3

Stars, Stripes, and Watermelon…

So the original plan was to fly and visit my parents for the Fourth of July… Mom’s hydrangeas in full bloom, feeding carrots to the horses down the road, early morning plane rides with Dad over the tributaries of the Potomac… all wonderful, lovely, relaxing country things.

And it started off fine, I was able to leave work early and arrive at LaGuardia in plenty of time thanks to the new Q70. I looked at the departure list and it was very ominous… most flights were cancelled with the exception of mine and about four others. I held on to hope that Hurricane Arthur would not keep me from my wonderful three-day countryside escape but alas, two hours later my flight was cancelled along with everyone else’s.

So I’m back in my rainy Manhattan, but it’s not going to stop me from enjoying our Fourth! The hubby is making his amazing pesto with pasta we brought back from Italy and I’m going to try my hand at an Apple Pear Crisp, courtesy of Ina Garten. I watched her make it this morning and she always makes me feel like I can get better in the kitchen (and somehow she never makes such a mess!) =)

Here’s hoping if you celebrate, that you got where you were going and that you have a happy 4th of July! And to cheer us all up on this rainy holiday… some wearable stars, stripes, and very yummy watermelon!

~Joanna <3

P.S. – Follow my Instagram to see how my Apple Pear Crisp turns out!

Vintage Blue…

Shameless self promotion here: this lovely little print is available for sale now, in my Etsy shop! These pretty blue vases (inspired by a vintage find) are making their blog debut because I’ve been too busy getting ready to leave and haven’t had a moment to sit down at my desk.

And on top of it all, I have a nasty head cold that just won’t quit… it always seems to catch up with me right before I take a vacation. =( On that note, the shop will stay open while I’m away but all orders placed between now and August 18th will be filled on August 19th when I return.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy rest of your week, I’m just hoping I’ll feel 100% after a little rest and relaxation!

~Joanna <3