What was once the globe hunt of 2010 turned into the globe hunt of 2011 and THEN the globe hunt of 2012. That’s a lot of globe hunting. But holy moly pants, I found one.
I had lots of requirements for my world globe, which is probably why it took so long to find. First, it needed to be that aqua shade of blue, as seen above. Then I needed a crack- and ripped-free globe body. I also appreciated a little outdated world map to up it’s vintage factor. Let me tell you, all these requirements combined are hard to come by. But the most difficult aspect of globe hunting is the stand it rests on. Most of them look super cheap and crappy. It needed to, at the very least, LOOK like it wasn’t made of cheap plastic.
So after many years of searching, I found the perfect one and for the cheapest price I’ve come across so far ($25) at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. That’s a win-win in my book.
ALERT: Total unrelated story ahead and only read if you are a rapid Hunger Games fan:
So on Monday, this little lady was able to go to the Hunger Games premiere with work – yahoo!! Wanted to let you know that the movie was WONDERFUL and it does the book a great justice. Absolutely amazing. I was laughing, crying, gasping, Team Gale-ing, then Team Peeta-ing, then back to Team Gale at the after-party, etc., etc.
Not that this movie needs any help at all gathering moviegoers, but honestly, GO see it. Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz alone are reasons why you must go see it. Happy Hunger Games!!
On Sunday, we did a little Rose Bowl flea action. We’re not the best flea market pickers and we kind of wander around aimlessly, but hey! I FINALLY found a perfect globe on the cheap so I’m one happy camper. Other than that, we just thumbed through lots of trinkets, tried to barter down an $800 rug (no dice), enjoyed the gorgeous day, and eyed other people’s loot enviously.
Also, I didn’t take that many photos but here’s what I should have snapped:
+the hundreds of beautiful kilim rugs that I would have DIED to get my hands on had they not been so expensive
+Natalie Portman with her new baby and husband
+custom floor-length mirrors that I wanted so badly
+the sold sign on a vintage turquoise electric fan that I almost tried to steal
+all the potted succulents for sale
It’s been a light posting week for me and I blame Homeland (again). I watched the entire first season in like 5 days. I CAN’T EVEN. It was so good. Anyway, here’s what else I’m loving this week:
- 12 recipes to know by heart. This could be the handiest thing I’ve found on the interwebs.
- Gisele’s favorite workouts. If this is what that B does to look like THAT, I’m on those workouts stat.
- This new-to-me website, DECURATE, is like an online design magazine you can shop at as well. So neat.
- My Valentine’s Day present from Kyle last year. Omg. Precious.
- The fact that I saved $4 on my Nordstrom order by shipping it to my parents’ house instead of my apartment in LA. Who knew that the sales tax was so drastically different? Sure, it didn’t exactly ship directly to me but I’ll get it eventually. So ma, if you see a random bra from Nordstrom show up at the house in the next few days, it’s mine.
Happy weekend! What are your plans? I’ll be catching up on sleep, hitting up the Rose Bowl flea, and working againnnnn on Sunday night. Awards season, please be over soon! xo.
Baked Giada De Laurentiis’ Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches.
Went the Rose Bowl Flea Market; addicted to antique bottles.
Our dwarf lemon tree has finally sprouted lemons!
Constantly drinking tea out of my Jonathan Adler Starbucks tumbler.
With the dry winds, this Kiehl’s Hand Salve is my best friend.
Planning the Thanksgiving menu with my favorite cooking magazines.
Walking the alleys of Old Town Pasadena.