Stripes and High Tops

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Photos by Kourosh Karimkhany

We took a detour from our regular Pacifica haunts this weekend and found this sandy area, where a bunch of hang gliders were hovering around. Frida is learning approximately 100 words per day, some of which we can understand. “Daddy” is still her favorite, I try not to take it personally!

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Teva Is the New Birkenstock

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Last summer, the fashion set took a liking to the Birkenstock. We should have known it was going to happen when Chloe Sevigny bought a pair back in 2011 (I was also sporting them that year, see above). Then in 2012, Phoebe Philo at Celine and a few other designers featured  versions of the comfy sandal on the runway. Next thing you knew, the once-shunned sandal from Germany was seen on the likes of Ashley Olson (as early as summer ’12 actually), the Vogue set, and an editor at the publication I write for, Racked, let everyone know Birkenstocks are A-OK. I bought my first pair in the early ’90s when I moved to Boulder, Colorado (see my comfort below), and have been wearing them ever since. When I used to run marathons in the early 2000s, they were a delicious little massage for my battered feet after a run.

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The Most Authentic Beach Hair You Can Get Without An Ocean

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I am actually looking at an ocean right now, but it’s a very cold one, and it’s pouring rain outside. Basically there aren’t all that many occasions when dunking your head into the sea would be worth a coveted harido. Hence the “surf spray” phenomenon. But I never really got “texturizers” and the rest of those products that make sexy-messy hair promises. They all just made my hair limp and heavy.
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La-Dee-Dah

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Photos by Kourosh Karimkhany

Frida finally said her own name! Well, kind of. She says Dee-dah. It’s pretty darn cute.

Here are a few scenes from our weekend, which I’m really sad is over. We really do need a day in between Saturday and Sunday, don’t you think? By the way, I haven’t posted in a week because I’ve been OBSESSED with redesigning my blog. Hope you like it!
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This Is My Skin on Technology

Just a picture of me and my face.

Just a picture of me and my face.

It occurred to me recently that my vanity is crowded not only with makeup, nail polish, curling irons, and various skin creams, but also quite a few items that can be reasonably categorized as technology. It also occurred to me that I love not having to go to a spa to use these devices. That’s exactly how lazy I am: going to a spa is even too much work. Luckily, if you throw a little money at the situation (though less than it would likely cost for a few spa treatments), you, too, can use these treatments in the comfort of your own home. Here are my tried and true beauty technologies. Note: when my husband looked at this post, he said: “They all look like pain machines.” I promise only one of them hurts (only just a little).
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Accidents Will Happen

photo Frida has her first black eye. She fell down a few stairs while carrying a ramekin, which got wedged between her face and the controversial shag carpet—this is one of those times we were glad to have it. The ceramic cup (thank god it did not break!) created a perfect-circle of a bruise around her eye. It was her first real injury that broke the skin. When it happened of course we rushed to her, she was crying, and the more laser-focused on her bruise we were with distressed faces the harder she cried. So I smiled and felt like a crazy person who smiles while she’s distraught.
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Work in Progress

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Some bloggers, writers, designers (fill in creative-type person here) have a strong voice and solid point of view at a young age. Take Man Repeller, for example. She was in her ’20s when her blog, with it’s great photos and confident, hilarious writing, became huge. Or Alexandar Wang. He was a youngster when he saw major success as a designer. But for the majority of us, it takes a little longer.
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Just a Fabulous Tapestry

woven wall hangingI’ve been looking for a macrame piece for above our bed for a long time, and I think I’ve finally found it at this Etsy shop called Jujujust. It’s not technically macrame but it’s the perfect blend of modern boho ’70s fabulous for our heavily shag-carpeted home. Her jewelry and accessories are also wonderful, check out some more of her work below. Choosing a color is the hardest part!

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Embracing the Gray


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Last week I posed what proved to be a controversial question: should I chop my hair off? Here’s another one for you: should I let my hair go white? Would you let your hair go gray, or dye it all the way? I don’t think I have enough white at this point for a thoroughly silver head of hair like the gorgeous Constance Leto, pictured above with her equally gorgeous son Jared. But lord knows I haven’t given my hair an opportunity to go white: I started dying it the moment those first grays, wiry and wild, started to make an appearance.
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