a new month! my birthday month {giant smile, hands up in the air happy}.

just a quick little share of a few items on my springtime radar.

a new scent.

typically i’m not a big gardenia fan-perfume wise. it’s too sweet or overpowering; i’ll take a gardenia candle, or a plant, i just don’t want to walk around smelling like a rite-aid-that’s usually how gardenia perfumes translate to me. but bond no. 9 central park west suckered me in with just one whiff. inspired by the grand, largesse, most sumptuous address in new york city, this fragrance is a “springtime wake up call” of narcissus, ylang ylang, jasmine, pepper, white oak, veviter and the grand dame: gardenia. 

to me, it reeks sunshine, scarf in my hair, and a flirty skirt around my waist.

i am currently maneuvering a way to get this cotton candy dress from UNIF into my closet. even if it means eating actual cotton candy…which i detest….i will have this pastel prettiness swishing my ankles come summertime.

game on.

our new michelle armas canvas is coming soon from a steal sale on one king’s lane. even hunkiest dug the pinks and peachy hues.

this is a giant step for me seeing is how most of our house is hued in the shade of white, off-white, and ivory.

the big decision is where we will hang it. i’m leaning toward the master bedroom, but then no one else will be able to share in its loveliness.


of late, we’ve had some sunsets around here that have stopped traffic. literally.

driving home last week from class, down pacific coast highway, i watched 2 cars pull over to the side of the road to take photographs befitting the hudson river school.

the moody, heavy, lingering clouds that conceal our sun in the afternoon make for the most bedazzling early evening sky party. i will not begrudge the chilly spring morning again.

a giant mood lift….free of charge, courtesy of mother earth.

lastly, this tumblr is a new major time-suck and makes me giggle non-stop. had to share…..

tuesday happy to you m’loves…..