just great

chances are you have seen this farmhouse pinned 9 ways til sunday (do i have that right? or is it 9 gays at a sunday brunch?) you don’t have to answer. anyway…i’m not sure i’d have called this a farmhouse. but what do i know? i’m not the farmhouse expert despite my best efforts. looks like a little gothic cottage to me. again, i’m basically just the peanut gallery. i digress.

no matter it’s architectural style or provenance it’s just great.

i love that it’s painted head to toe deep blackish green.

it’s lived in and designed by architects tsao and mckown and i wouldn’t change a thing.


there’s a certain zen farm camp-ness to it. it’s very commune meets thomas o’brien. did i nail that? thoughts?


july vibes

we are so far through july already that i contemplated skipping july’s vibes. i’ve said it before and i’ll say it infinitum- SUMMER. IS. HARD. but really though, this summer has been pretty hard here. we’ve had more than our share of setbacks this summer and we are over it. i’d like a vacation from myself. and my pantry.

anyway…i will never miss a vibes unless i’m dead or retired and praise be i am neither.

so here we are:

since we’re well past the 4th and it’s red, white and blue-ness i went in with a vibe of eating juicy fruit in your air conditioned granny’s estate.

aperitivo paint - a deep, dark peach on the ceiling.

grasscloth wallcovering in sand

peaches and melons still life painting

brass scallop door knocker

joan miro

chinoiserie glass display hutch

white coral specimen

aqua table lamp

floral dress

coral teacup and saucer

sofa

friday things

comin’ in late but hot.

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after several months i finally feel like i have my breakfast mojo back. intermittent fasting has been pretty hard for this old diabetic. first and foremost i’m fucking hungry when i wake up. ugh. want to punch any and all who say…”i don’t even notice anymore!! i can go til 1 pm before i even NOTICE i’m hungry.” here are two enthusiastic middle fingers right into your smug face.

well praise be and bless-ed day but i think i have finally cracked the code.

and here it is: i don’t have to get up at 6 am because it’s summer. i can and usually do sleep til about 7:30, 8 if i’m lucky. so i wake up and eat a tiny bit of watery fruit (melon usually) just bc it’s best to eat fruit on an empty stomach and i’m not really eating a bunch just a smidge so i don’t think i’ve technically broken any fast situation. then i go for some coffee and then i work out at about 9:30. it’s amazing how an hour long sweaty workout will actually curb your appetite. then i shower, then i eat. and i go for a big bowl of oatmeal and that goes something like this:

1'/2 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

a pinch of salt

a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1 cup of coconut milk

cook all together for about 10 minutes or until desired consistency. then i put in a teaspoon of ghee. fat is filling and ghee is like candy butter.

i then add a small handful of nuts (either pumpkin seeds or walnuts or pistachios..whatever) to a bowl

followed by a fruit….either a few chopped dates or a small handful of raisins or 1/4 banana or what i have that’s ripe and ready, sometimes it’s a peach or a nectarine or a few fresh figs.

i then pour the oatmeal on top and add a drizzle of agave and stir. then eat. so good. so filling. honestly it’s really fucking delicious.


this entire breakfast goes down about 11 am. i am good til about 1:30. then i eat a teeny tiny lunch. which usually consists of a slice of toasted sourdough with smashed avocado and everything but the bagel seasoning from TJ’s with a squeeze of lemon topped with a few slices of whole foods roasted turkey.

it’s all very healthy and i feel very good about life with this new me.

i’d love to hear what y’all eat that makes you feel virtuous yet full.



moving right along…

this caftan comes in 3 colors and is under 30 bucks. ordered the red want all 3. i’ll report on quality. we’ll all go from there.

i don’t know what a perfect dress is but i would imagine it’s pretty close to this one. i’m not sure if you could find a more flattering, breathable, affordable dress anywhere. i’m ordering the black and the oatmeal. but i wouldn’t pick a fight with the coral.

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calling this as my autumn lewk. platform boots are where it’s at this fall.


i fallen into the rabbitiest of rabbit holes with the work of surrealist artist maruja mallo.
inspiring me to no end.


and finally let’s all watch an obsessive compulsive disorder in action.

no but really i’m here for it.