Friday, October 29, 2010

Apartment List 1.0 (or maybe 1.5)

Miss D,

Ah, The List. Love yours. Especially the sewing table. Absolutely terrified of the length of my list! But before I get ahead of myself, let me answer your question about Craigslist...I would say its a combo of lots and lots of things. Here are my and NIC's apartment-furnishing resources in order of our success rate with them:

1. Our parents. We so far received a coffee table, desk, end table and enormous amount of vintage and not-so vintage table linens. sa-weet.

2. (almost a tie with 1) Housing Works. I have purchased everything from a silk dress I've worn to weddings to our kitchen table. We shop Upper East Side, Chelsea, Gramercy, Soho AND the Online Auction. I feel its all about frequency. We are in at least one of these locations at least twice a week. Turnover = massive.

3. Craiglist. I think its better for things that you already know you want but cant afford retail for. That way you know what you are getting before you are standing in some rando's apt. I feel the best time to look is on like Sunday nights/Mondays after people just cleaned our their garage. Remember that island-y thing that was in my old apartment? I posted it at noon a couple of sundays ago and someone picked it up for full price by like 2:30.

Also, I'm starting to look at Ebay for rugs! Is that gross? You can tell me.

Ok... so now on to my list. Its version 1.0 of what we need for the apt... or maybe 1.5 considering the new pieces already mentioned above.

  • Rug(s). Too many to list!

  • A non-wood sofa table. We are leaning toward this:
  • A full length mirror. I'd love to find something like this. Sigh.

Dreamy Whites eclectic family room

  • 100's of throw pillows to create something like this (Homegoods...come to NYC!):

  • A modern-ish desk chair to contrast our "rustic?" desk. Maybe in white or a fun color?

Phew. And that's just the beginning.

So good to see you this weekend.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The List


You are going to LOVE The September Issue. Can't wait to hear what you think. We gotta get those dolls for Lil' Miss. It's just too hysterical.

I've heard that Easy A is pretty good, I'll have to check it out. I think the Black Swan previews looks really intriguing and scary, but I'm a little afraid of Aronofsky. Jefe said that Requiem for  Dream gave him nightmares for a week. And The Wrestler wasn't exactly uplifting. Maybe I'll let other people see it first.

So, I've been scouring Craig's List the past few weeks for a few things and have had no luck. I think I need to make a list of what I'm looking for and just check in every day/every other day. Do you ever have good Craig's List karma, or do you mostly stick to the thrift stores?

Here's my list:

Maybe I should start looking on eBay too? What's on your list?

I was thinking this weekend when you're in town we could hit up all the vintage stores around U Street. We can just follow the Design*Sponge guide. AND there is a new Room&Board on 14th that I have yet to visit. We can always stop at Ben's Chili Bowl before your bus ride back to NYC. Just your style!


Friday, October 22, 2010

oooh right, MOVIES! forgot about those.


Hilarious! I had just moved the September Issue to the top of my Netflix queue exactly one day before you sent this. Now I am even more excited that it has a good review from you! Also, I had no idea who Grace Coddington was, so I google image-ed her. And found these (among other things):

Joshua David McKenney

Totally strange. What's stranger is their resemblance to another fab duo I know. Self-absorbed xmas present to the Little Miss from her Fairy Godmothers?? Look! Little dollies that look just like us!!

Anyway, I've been soooo out of the loop when it comes to movies these days. Here's all I know:

Easy A is really funny. Especially the "Pocket Full of Sunshine" part.

Nic has been trying to describe Black Swan to me for weeks and I finally saw the trailer. Whoa. I'm a little scared ... but I gotta see this movie. We went to a talk with Darren Aronofsky last year... but I'm going to try and forget how annoying he is when watching this!

In case it rains this weekend, I got us Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. However, I have a sinking feeling you've seen it...? If so, we'll just instant-play something else or watch the marathons of Mad Men, Modern Family, or Selling New York currently on my TiVo.

so excited to see you!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ms. Anna

Dearest Blythe-

I'm loving the glasses. Can't wait to see them on you. I think the Warby concept is genius. Every time I go to get new glasses (which as you know I never wear out of the house) I end up with over-priced, just okay frames. Maybe if I Warby-ed I'd actually wear them outside!

So I FINALLY watched The September Issue last night. I know, I know, it's been out forever. Jefe watched it with me and we both really liked it. Anna Wintour is SUCH a fascinating character.

And of course, I'm in love with Grace Coddington. Shocker.

Have you seen it? What did you think?


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Warby Parker


I love the Ikat pattern. West Elm's got it on everything -- pillows, these mini love seat things, and ottomans. What a good, not overly feminine print! Textile Museum is on our to-do list!

Ok, so I know I've been talking about this with you foooorever but I've decided to finally bite the bullet and buy some new glasses... and I am totally going Warby Parker!

They are a super cool company and their tag line is as follows:
" create boutique-quality, classically crafted eye wear at a revolutionary price point."

$95 for frames AND lenses? Me likey. Even better? They donate a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair purchased... ala Tom's shoes ... which people are STILL wearing everywhere here even though its geting cold.

So, after lots of try-ons (luckily there is a showroom in NYC ), I've decided on this pair:

Its the "Miles" in "Sandalwood Matte".... which is a frosty (not glossy) light brown.



Monday, October 18, 2010

Ikat and The Textile Museum


So funny that we were talking about Suzani and Ikat last week. Lil' Q just told me that The Textile Museum has an exhibition called Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats. We gotta hit it up next time you are in town!
Via Textile Museum Shop