Monday, February 18, 2013
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Do you ever wish that there were more hours in the day? I sure do. Can you imagine the things that we could accomplished in all that extra time? More hours would equal more productivity and a chance to do the things we really like. I know I've been a stranger to blogging lately, I promise though that big things are coming and change is a paw..i mean afoot. (hint hint) I just need to
find make the time!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:04 PM
Friday, June 22, 2012
Happy Friday everyone! I'm back stateside and I can't wait to share all my photos from the Philippines! But first, to get back into the swing of things, I wanted to share a video that Morgan and I shot for our friend Jihan. Last month, she celebrated her first year of living in Los Angeles and took a group of us to some of her absolute favorite spots around the city. Did I mention that there were sparklers and pie involved?
Posted by Christina-Marie at 4:18 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sweet Emilia Jane, you would think that all I would want to do on my downtime would be to sleep....Nope. I'm proud to introduce a few more additions to my wreath line. I'm also really excited because I think I may have found a booth buddy for this years Holiday Renegade Craft Fair!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:40 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
1. TJ chocolate
2. Plane Passport Wallet - Mochi Things $42
3. Maddie Eva Sole Suede Brogues - Topshop $64
4. Fleur Cherie Hand Cream - L'Occitane $12
5. Lip Balm #1 - Kiehl's $7
6. Enamel Pill Key chain - Jonathan Adler $22
7. Too Cool for Skull Scarf - Modcloth $20
8. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist - Sephora $31
9 Sleepy Kitty Sleep Mask - Shanalogic $22
10. Diane Von Furstenberg Embossed iPad Case - Nordstrom $275
Posted by Christina-Marie at 8:09 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I've been a very bad blogger this week. In my defense, here's what's been going on. Last week, I started freelancing for FIDM's Publications Department. It still feel strange saying that! I essentially left my desk job for a position that requires me to be creative 24/7 which means I have been splitting my time between Ban.do, FIDM and my old job. I think I'm still trying to get use to my new schedule and this freelance business which is why I haven't blogged for awhile. I know it's just going to get easier with time but I'm going to have to force myself to make time for certain things. I also have to remember to keep moving forward and onward.
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:35 PM
Kate Spade New York and Vespa USA. To enter, all you had to do was create a pin board titled "Ride Colorfully" and pin 20 or more photos that best described where you would go on your new Vespa. Here's a peak at what my board looked like. Crossing my fingers that one of these babies has my name on it!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 10:08 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Where can you get sweet roasted corn, confetti ice cream, and pressed apple cider all in one place? The Avila Barn, that's where! Did I mention they also have awesome barn animals and tractor rides? We lucked out and caught the Barn on a slow day and it wasn't too crowded. However, their picking season doesn't start until May so I'm already planning to come back in the next few months to pick fresh cherries, strawberries and olallie berries for another run at jam making!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 12:26 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Whether you went this year or not, there's no denying that Coachella has become a beacon for the fashion forward. Here's a quick roundup of my absolute faves this year. And, I would like to say the following: You go Melanie Griffith in those fabulous floral pants. Also, Dita Von Teese is judging you.
Monday, April 23, 2012
I've been interning at Ban.do for about 6 weeks and I abosolutley love it. Who wouldn't love going into an extremely fun studio three days a week? Not to mention, I get to hang out with awesome and extremely talented girls! I suppose I do help out where I can too. I'm contributing to their blog with posts like this and this. I also got to take some behind the scenes photos at their photo shoot seen here and here. I also helped in writing up little descriptions of their new products for their online shop! How awesome is that? Oh, and if you haven't checked out their new line yet, what are you waiting for? You can find all their new loot here!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Happy Friday the 13th! Morgan and I are headed out to the Central Coast this weekend. I feel like being outdoorsy so I'm hoping to go on some beautiful hikes and maybe a couple wine tastings! We rented out our place for the weekend so we have to hit the road, but if you are staying in LA, take advantage of the city while everyone's away at Coachella. You know that hipster bar down the street will be empty!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:30 AM
I've worked across the street from a Forever 21 for three years and I've amassed quite a collection of polyester blend dresses and blouses. While they're a-okay for the temperate weather in Los Angeles, I'm not sure they're going to fly in the Philippines. My travels happen to coincide with their monsoon season which means that the heat and humidity will be at it's highest. All I can say is thank God I grew up in the desert and love the heat! Anyway, I'm thinking that most of my wardrobe should consist of lightweight, cotton pieces that can breathe. I really don't feel like being that one smelly American in an overcrowded jeepney. Am I right?
Posted by Christina-Marie at 7:08 AM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I don't even care if I'm late to the party, these paintings by Will Cotton are incredible! I happened upon these yesterday and haven't been able to stop looking at them. They're classic, modern, sweet, whimsy, and sexy all at the same time. I'm dying over the sugar crystal tiara and bodice in the third photo!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 12:31 AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Here's a little Easter roundup to brighten your not-so-sunny-and-in-fact-raining Los Angeles morning. I spent last weekend in Palm Springs at my dad's restaurant helping him out with a large Easter brunch he was hosting. I also consumed handfuls of old fashioned jelly beans. It was pretty awesome.
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:41 PM
Friday, April 6, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
"lovery strawberry" napkins
sponges for those extra cute messes!
If you're familiar with my aesthetic, it's not hard to see why I love Daiso. Everything is $1.50 and they carry most of my basic essentials! I'm serious when I say that's not even the best part. The best part is...wait for it....everything is super girly and the likelihood of things being pink and having hearts on them is extremely high!
Until recently, I've only known one to exist in Northern California. My dreams came true earlier this month when they opened a store by Redondo Beach. It's still pretty packed on the weekends but I'm planning to go at least one month to satiate my crafting and stationary needs. Also, they were sold out of their ziplock sandwich baggies that had this really cute strawberry print on it...so yea... i'll have to go back for those....
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:48 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012
One of the best things about having Ban.do's Jen Gotch as a boss is that she likes to do fun things like this! She and Bri from Design Love Fest hosted a DIY Craft Event at Anthropologie where you got to make your own inspiration string. They were well stocked in the essentials: mini heart balloons, glitter sequins, neon card stock and gold doilies! Anthro also served up yummy snacks that included virgin mojitos and tasty macaroons!