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good morning seattle

(T by Alexander Wang Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Kitten Heels, House of Harlow Rings)

Took a little trip up to Portland and Seattle, including a drive through that infamous town of vampiric fame, Forks.  I failed to find any sparkly, sharp-toothed men, but it was interesting to see how eighty percent of the establishments had named or renamed themselves to pertain to the Twilight trilogy.

More interesting was my short visit to Seattle.  Was able to stop by the best Nordstroms I’ve ever seen.  Celine!  Alexander Wang!  Be still my beating heart… Apparently it’s the flagship, at least, that was what the very polite and attentive staff told me.  The Army Surplus storefront was also full of boots and bags that I was keen to get my hands on, but I only caught sight of that the night before my departure.  Guess I’ll have to head back to Seattle again soon!

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vegas interlude

Many a time my fellow Angelenos have lauded the proximity of adult wonderland, Las Vegas, to our home city.  A simple flight or three to four hour drive and Los Angeles residents are transported into a round-the-clock party, shopping, and dining haven.  I’d passed through Vegas a few times for concerts and on family trips but I had yet to enjoy Vegas in a typical twenty-something, Hangover-type, you-only-live-once way.  Well, as a belated birthday celebration/going away party for my friend Caroline, we went.  We saw.  Vegas conquered.  That’s also why there are more cellphone pictures/badly lit photos here than actual camera photos.  Since returning I’ve been cooped up with my birthday gift from Caroline, the Sartorialist’s eponymous book of photos which came with a lovely birthday card covered in stickers.  You know your friend loves you when she covers your birthday card with Lisa Frank and Pokemon stickers.

I’m pictured wearing my flashy, supremely comfortable new Joan heels from Alexander Wang, an Alexander Wang bodycon dress (on sale and super flattering in person), Jewelmint Fringe cuffs, a Sandro blouse, and a Theyskens’ Theory mini which will definitely be the star of a future post.

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swedish midsummer

So I spent Midsommar in Sweden with my best friend Linda and I have to say, Sweden kicks some serious butt.  The people are tall and beautiful, not to mention well dressed, and the scenery is unlike anywhere else I’ve traveled to.  In addition to the traditional Midsommar feast I was able to enjoy with her family, which included lots of herring and schnapps, I also managed to arrive just in time for the summer sales both in Sweden and in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Between Spirit Store, Tiger of Sweden, Acne, and Birger Christensen both my brain and wallet nearly imploded.  Actually, I think they did.  I’m pictured in front of one of the largest walls of candy I’ve ever seen wearing an Acne blazer, T by Alexander Wang sweater, Diesel jeans, and my much battered and beloved Theyskens’ Theory boots.

PS The first and last photos were taken on the train that crosses the bridge between Sweden and Denmark, which is worth googling as it’s one of the most beautiful train rides in the world.

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from casablanca to marrakech

I was going to let this post stand alone with the photos but I couldn’t help but mention some of the sites that are pictured here.  The mosque is in Casablanca and it is a combination of both massive size and sheer otherworldly beauty.  Completely overwhelming and magnificent.  The other place of note is the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, which is in the photos that have the vibrant shade of blue which is actually named for Majorelle, a painter and the creator of the garden.  The garden was later bought by Yves Saint Laurent and his ashes are scattered there.  Lastly, the jars of spices was taken at a Moroccan apothecary, where I made sure to pick up some of their world famous Argan oil in addition to a few other herbal remedies.  The room of herbs was huge, and I’m pretty sure they had a holistic answer to almost every ailment you could think of.

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