hot spot + philadelphia | aoki boutique


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Curated by owner Alina Alter, Aoki Boutique is filled with handpicked jewelry, accessories, clothing and household goods. It's easy to sense her personality in every piece, making the in-store experience truly unique. 

For more info, interviews with Alina here and here


anja konstantinova | black + white

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Anja Konstantinova + black and white. Currently trending in my world....


travel diary | new orleans


What is it that makes a city so magical? I suppose it's all relative, but in my mind, New Orleans' has what it takes. Perhaps, it's the southern mentality, a easy attitude that does not exist up in the north. Time seems to drift at the perfect pace.

It was a great weekend down there, filled with good food, good drinks and great people. After a weekend like that, it's hard to understand why I've made the decision to live my life up here. 

I think it's time to make moves.... next trip, Austin.


new | orange + neutral bag

I walked into Gap the other day and was pleasantly surprised when I found this bag... neutral burlap  combined with a bright orange, not doubt I love the color combination. I'm heading down to New Orleans in a couple weeks and this will be the perfect bag for touring the city.

And while I'm talking about it, any suggestions on places to go, things to see, while I'm down south? Suggestions welcome.


style envy | heart + bleecker

Heart + Bleecker is the definition of effortless style... and I think she may be my accessory soulmate. With her cool west coast vibe and serious bag collection, it's always worth the visit. Dying over her new Alexander Wang.


boys corner | pierrepont hicks

There's just something about a bow tie. Really wanna treat your guy to something good? Join the Hicks Club and he could have a whole collection of these bows and neckties!