Saturday, February 26, 2011

This video is too cute not to share. Besides a good laugh, I actually learned a few cooking terms:)

Friday, February 25, 2011

I met up with my best friend in college today. It has been raining all day, so it was the perfect time for tea and some girl talk. We talked about our kind of wedding ideas, mine? Somewhere between no ceremony and the city hall. I'm not a big wedding person, there, I said it.
More kitchen ideas. I think I'm partial to white when it comes to wall colors and cabinets, and leave the colors to the other objects like chairs and lamp shades. This kitchen is really close to what I like, I want the exact tiles and love that deliciously white viking stove. My new place has a beautiful vintage stove, I loved it at first, but those older models has a terribly small oven, I will never fit a turkey in there, or a roast, it's a big bummer for someone who loves to cook! Kitchen is probably the area in a house that I'm most interested in, I want one that's beautiful, functional, a place that I can smash the pots and pans and not afraid of breaking anything, and most importantly, it has to be easy to clean.

My fiance and I both wanted a small library, I think build-in book shelves are a great idea, it's probably the best way to fit in most books and make the most out of your wall spaces too.
See what I mean about colorful fabrics and furniture and white background? I think it will be great!

And finally, how about a pink and lace themed attic??
Image source: design sponge

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Food for the soul: Ballets by Tchaikovsky.
love of my life, pretty much! I don't know if there's anything wrong with overly obsessing over your dogs? I hope one day I become the old lady with many many dogs!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

recent finds: silk dress and vintage bag with brass lock. The bag is so old the leather is starting to crack, but it feels very comfortable on my shoulder, I couldn't pass it up!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Bobby Kelly and me are all confined to the house because of the heavy rain. I simply have been drinking a lot of coffee, watching Bed and Board and practicing the piano. I'm obsessed with French film in the 60's and 70's, I don't get bored with it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yes please!

My fiance and I are moving in together soon. I'm going to say goodbye to my old familiar neighborhood and learn to get around in the new one. At some point I'm going to have to think about what to bring with me and what to get rid of at home but in the mean while, I'm savoring these last moments as much as I can. I wonder what Kelly and Bobby will think of the move?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011


Today was a pretty big day for my fiancé's work and I got to be there to see it happen. After that he changed out of suit and tie and made me some mean meat loaf. Sometimes I scratch my head and wonder how did I ever get so lucky.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It was recital time again, this time around I played several pieces at the end, including the entire Bach Toccata in d minor, one movement of Beethoven Sonata and Chopin Ballad No.4, honestly, I was exhausted afterward, I have no clue how I will play two more movements of the Beethoven sonata and the entire Gaspard de la nuit at my own recital, by memory. Err.
The kids all played beautifully. I watch them grow right in front of my eyes, and I know this sounds cliche, but it feels amazing to know that someone plays the piano beautifully in part because of me.
My fiancé and I had some great pizza and wine after the concert, I was hugely relieved of all the pressure, he's still got a big deal at work tomorrow, life goes on, but what sweet moments we are living in!
now, everybody is sleeping... have a good night!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day dreaming a little bit with Kelly. I rescued a little dog today, his owner will come pick him up later this afternoon!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I love this house featured on Design Sponge, it looks so comfortable and inviting, and it's also got that warm, soft light coming in through the windows, cozy!

Just when I go on a shopping freeze, I found this bag, yikes!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's always sunny here in California, but that isn't always a blessing!  It's actually been a miserable winter so far bei...