Modern and Gothic

I was looking through Dwell's "Ideas" page online when this beautiful gothic church/bookstore caught my eye. The bookstore sits inside a gothic cathedral in Barcelona and was recently remodeled by Spanish architect Pilar Libano. La Formiga D'Or, as its called, manages to "seamlessly blend modern design with a Gothic cathedral." They kept the feeling in the bookstore consistent with the church by using oiled old-growth wood and wrought iron for the furniture and accents. But my favorite part: the collection of rosaries on the wall!


Coyuchi Baby

Disclaimer: I do not have a baby. I am not pregnant. In fact, I'm not even married (yet--2.5 months to go!). But I've been thinking about babies and baby things since I had the biological ability to make them. So I suppose its not that surprising that I just bought the "George" baby bedding from Coyuchi, makers of organic linens. Not that surprising, but still crazy. The embroidered jungle animal babies were just more than I could resist--plus there was a flash sale for 50% off! I can't wait for the linens to arrive....and in the meantime I've been browsing Coyuchi's more grown-up organic cotton offerings, which are equally lovely.


Travels in Montreal

For the 4th of July weekend we took our first ever trip to Montreal, and were blown away. Its Europe meets America in the best way possible. The city is filled with great food, old world architecture, bikes and parks. We loved it! Soon I'll share a little review on places to stay. If you ever have an opportunity to visit, don't miss it! It really is one of the gems of North American cities.

Clockwise from top left: Olive & Gourmando, corner market, Basilica du Notre Dame, and my Isaac Mizrahi shoes kickin' it in Parc Le Fontaine.



I love these worldly home accents from Textile.  All are handmade by artisans in their respective places of origin. I'm thinking about heading to Chiapas, Bolivia and Turkey just so I can stock pile.