hey, y’all. i’ve left the building — i’m in marfa, texas in fact, celebrating bri’s birthday with a gaggle of gals. i can’t wait to share photos of our trip but in the meantime, should you have any recommendations of what we should see, eat and do, we’re all ears. i’m super excited as i haven’t been off on a girls trip like this in a while and i’ve never been to west texas and am not sure what to expect. but bring it on!
i don’t know where i’ve been, but i’ve never seen these doodled magazine covers before — have you? i love the idea though and it reminds me a lot of when i used to doodle the hell outta my school notebooks and pee-chee folders. i was super into it and felt like if my notebook cover wasn’t cool, well then i just wasn’t cool! these magazine covers turned art are by São Paulo-based artist Ana Strumpf and london based artist hattie stewart — customizing magazine covers such as nylon, Interview, Dazed & Confused, time, and Vogue, among others. doodling the faces of cover models and celebrities to reinvent their faces, each cover is unique and as creative as the next, allowing us to see past normal standards of beauty and advertisement and view them as a whole new work of art. so very cool — makes me want to get out the sharpies and colored markers and go to town!
image via artist residence
A week from now I’ll be venturing to the English countryside for much needed downtime in Surrey. I envision old villages full of crooked streets, cozy pubs and plenty of knitting and dining by a warm open fire. It’s an area I’ve never been and I’m excited to see what I’ll uncover. Visions of The Holiday come to mind, but I know it’s going to be so much more and better than that. I’ll be sharing some photos when I return.
I’m also planning a weekend in London and look forward to revisiting some old favorites and discovering new ones along the way. If there are any beloved cafes and shops I should check out, please do share! Last visit I stayed at the art-filled Hoxton in Shoreditch and for this upcoming trip, these particular boutique hotels are whispering to me. Regardless of where I end up, any time away and London town will always be lovely.
images via artist residence
images via town hall hotel
images via the zetter townhouse
images via the london edition
And finally my kinda style at the London EDITION in Soho. Warm whites, rich woods and oh so moody.