friday finds.

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it’s the weekend — hurrah! sometimes when it’s super hectic and a little chaotic i feel like i can hear our collective sigh from afar, at long last — friday. this week i’m exploring some good books to read and just where you might like to peruse them, and what to wear while, well, being quite lazy. which is exactly what weekends are for made for.... 
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wear this there: lyle’s.

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it’s only natural that london has so many great spots to stop and grab a bite — the weather after all supports this past-time pretty much year round. shoreditch’s new go-to lyle’s is the perfect mixture of warm and welcoming, and minimally-scarce. neutrals fill the space with white washed brick walls, and wood furniture — as to not take away from... 
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mid century modern love.

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there are neighborhoods near me that are known for their beautiful mid-century modern homes — silver lake being one of them — case study homes designed by the likes of eames, Lautner and Neutra abound. they are architectural gems protected by historical societies (thank goodness) and this lovely home is one of them. featured recently on one of my favorite sites... 
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wear this there: the paddington inn.

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after a six month reno, the paddington inn reveals itself to be the “it” place to grab a four top and just be adorable while you eat. the space is a smorgasbord of visual stimulation from the Christiane Spangsberg artworks spanning an entire dining room wall, to the nude and forest green hues. this sydney locale is just further proof that the australian aesthetic... 
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wear this there: café kamiel.

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if there’s ever a city with good design sense, antwerpen is it. café kamiel is a standing example of just how good it can get. the coffee shop and café are a contemporary take on the traditions of the countries’ design sensibilities with a worldly viewpoint. never have we wanted to loiter leisurely in a coffee shop with a good book or perhaps a stack of our favorite... 
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