Happy New Year! (almost)

Our Christmas was lovely to say the least. So lovely that is has taken me this long to get back on track. On Christmas Eve we had people over for a big feast and we really enjoyed spending time with friends from out of town that we don't see very often. Christmas day we opened presents, ate too much again, and even took a couple naps. Pretty amazing for me since I'm not a napping kind of girl. Overall it has been a really peaceful and relaxing week with loved ones. Tomorrow we are taking off for a desert getaway for a few days to ring in the new year with some of my best ladies and their gents. I can't wait!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! xo

photo and cute diy via here's looking at me kid


Pantone Mugs

When I saw these mugs today they reminded me of Alex so much. Since we decided not to get many presents for each other this year and it is only days away now, they may be out of the question. Probably a good idea anyway since he drinks his coffee out of an exact reusable replica of a to go plastic venti Starbucks cup. Complete with the green plastic straw. Strange boy, or just a creature of habit.


A Very Raveonettes Christmas

The holidays are weird. Yes, I said it. I love the real aspects of it but cannot jive with the craziness that comes along with it. Work has been busy with people getting their best look on for their families or whatever. I'm not sure what it is but it's always busy this time of year. I , on the other hand am just looking forward to relaxing with my grown out roots and having a relaxing time with friends over the holiday. Maybe listening to my favorite band while sipping  chugging a glass of wine. So, here they are again, my much loved Raveonettes doing a Christmas song for you all. The video is a tad cheesy, but you'll get the point :)


Christmas Tree

We put our Christmas tree up the other night, and boy was it hard for us to get the thing straight. Not sure if it really is depending on which angle you look at it but we are happy and the house is smelling so good. I'm looking forward to relaxing at home this weekend and taking it all in. Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!


All Grown Up

To me having a dining room and table is something that I have always equated with being a grown up. Sounds strange but for years I have been wishing and waiting to live somewhere where we could have just that. Have dinner parties, you know? Now, we do, even though it belongs to my lovely mother who has amazing taste, it is still not ours. When and if we ever acquire our own, I would want it to look a little something like the picture above. It's so beautiful. The table... wow, the seating... double wow!! 


Drool Worthy

Umm hello... these are amazing!!! Maybe you have seen them before, but this little newbie to the blogging world has not. Thanks to my bff Jason for doing the guess work for me and sending these over yesterday. Amazing!!! I want them all. How great would it be to have a wall of them? Like a whole damn wall!!! Yes.

awesomeness from focus line art by tracy melton



Untitled from Anna Borre on Vimeo.

This little girl is for sure one of the happiest things that has happened in my life! Please excuse my giddy ramblings and constant laughter. I'm sure after you see it you can understand :)


I really, really love these printed silk scarves, they are making me a bit weak in the knees actually. So is the price though and not in a good way. I'll just admire their beauty from afar.

via creatures of comfort


Sass & Bide

Here a few of my favorite runway looks from Sass & Bide s/s 2011. So hot!

images from style.com



When I saw these beauties I gasped out loud. Aren't they gorgeous? I'd love to be under one right now actually. It's quite chilly tonight. I guess my new love of quilts has been kicked into high gear now.

photos from the kim e-m shop via owl and peacock



After having the best several days in a row filled with friends, great food, a walk on the beach, and more food, I found out the best news tonight. Music to my ears actually. After almost two long years my court case has finally settled! If you don't know what I'm talking about you can read the old post here. Since I was in a somber mood that day disregard the gloom and raise a glass to new beginnings and happy endings! Cheers.

photo via 


Ready For The Holiday

Thanksgiving really has to be one of my favorite holidays. Not that we need an excuse to sit around all day and eat way too much since we do that often anyway but I love being with friends and family (we will miss you this year) and having a relaxing day together. Relaxing after all the food is cooked of course because before that I'm kinda a mess. Note to self : If I ever own my own home, I want  need two ovens. Or three :)

Have a happy holiday if you are in the U.S..If not, get down with your bad self and over indulge like we'll be doing. xo

photos by Maggie of the oh so beautiful blog Folkloric

Butternut Squash Citrus Dip w/ Arugula

I was looking for some appetizers for our thanksgiving feast yesterday and this one really caught my eye. Butternut squash, arugula, and citrus. Yes! It looks super easy and oh so good. I can't wait to make it. I'm sure I found it through links on my bestie Melissa's blog. If you haven't checked it out yet you should. She is always making the tastiest looking veggie meals and posts great recipes.

*fyi.. this dip turned out great. I'll be making it again for sure.


Sweater Dresses

It's finally pretty crisp here in good ol' sunny San Diego and I definitely have my eye on some knitwear to fight the chill. I like the idea of a sweater dress with some tights and ankle boots to still feel cute, warm and pulled together on any given day. Especially at work where I like to feel like I have it together, but still very comfortable.

Our Weekend

So here it is Tuesday and our week is really only getting started today. We had a fun weekend indulging and enjoying time with friends, starting with a champagne and cupcake party at Melissa's house. She is quite the good hostess. Always.


Some friends from LA came into town on saturday night so we decided to stay in, listen to music, and take advantage of the fact that we don't get to see too much of each other. So one of these came in handy on sunday when we went out for lunch. That thing is a beast, a meal in itself. If you are ever in San Diego, I suggest going to Small Bar. They have pretty great comfort food and tons of beer on tap and specialty drinks as well. My only complaint is how loud it is. Oh dear, I'm getting old. The fried pickles they have there might make up for it though. So good!

In true lazy style, yesterday we finished watching the second season of Bored To Death on HBO. I love that show. Everyone is really great but Ted Danson is seriously my favorite character. Amazing! I'm off to plan our Thanksgiving dinner side dishes. Happy Tuesday!


Friday Fave

Since today is my favorite day, I thought I would share one of my favorite ladies of all time, and one of my favorite songs. This one is tied for first place though. It makes me cry everytime. Happy weekend y'all!


My Cuts

Here are some pictures of the final product of Lindsey's haircut. She didn't want such a blunt front, and wanted longer bangs, with the request of a  little more texture around the face and a bit shorter in back than the inspiration photo. Less helmet like. It was super fun to cut her hair,considering it was past her shoulders to begin with. I love drastic changes as long as the person can handle them. Lindsey was a champ, and super happy afterwards.

Not tooting my own horn or anything but I loved the outcome and I am hoping to post more pics in the future. We will see though :)


I somehow missed these great photos of Maggie Gyllenhaal in Angeleno Magazine earlier this year. But... thanks to one of my favorite friend/clients Lindsey I got to take a peek at them. Lindsey sent them over to me for inspiration for a future haircut she was wanting to get. Even though it's a wig that Maggie is wearing, it was enough to go by. I have always thought that she is a gem, so these pictures solidify that to me. So.... cute!

photos by Nino Munoz


Thunder In Our Hearts

Is it possible to want and love a simple bag more? Kate Bush lyrics on a classic tote. Perfect.
Too bad it's sold out :(

Hello Again..

So, I'm back. I feel kinda silly saying this but I've missed having access to our computer and blogging. After looking through our very limited photos from San Francisco I realized that they are so random that there aren't really many to post. I wish I had some from Halloween but since I only brought my phone that night, which I later in the evening dropped in a sink full of water, have none to show. Here are a couple of pictures I do have which dictate part of our eating marathon.

This meal deserves it's own little post. What you see there is red velvet fried chicken! Yep, like the cupcake. Kinda strange at first but after a couple bites my friend Maribel and I were hooked. It was served with cream cheese mashed potatoes and a great cocoa infused coleslaw with thinly sliced green apples. Yum! American Cupcake had such a diverse menu that I have not seen at a cupcake shop. Savory items, cupcakes, and wine. You really can't go wrong with that combo in my eyes.  Another stop on our eating marathon was at Anchor & Hope. This meal was seriously AMAZING! I loved everything we ate there, and we ate a lot. We tried almost all the appetizers on the menu with a few entrees and everything was really delicious. If I lived in SF I would be a regular for sure.


Technical Problems

We've been back from San Francisco for exactly a week now. Even though we are back, we have had some computer problems. Since we are a one computer household we are out of luck for the time being. I'm not as smart as my iPhone so trying to upload pictures or a proper post will have to wait. I've definitely done my rounds of checking out things on the internet while squinting intensely at my phone for the past week. Still waiting for my "geek friend" to call me back from Best Buy and tell me we can pick our little baby up. No luck as of yet.

Hopefully I can post some pics from our trip soon, even though I didn't take many at all. We ate our little hearts out mainly. Super yummy and glutinous food. That's what vacations are for though right? It was a fun trip, which got a little crazy due to the fact that The Giants won the world series while we were there. Mass amounts of people everywhere. At least they were all happy!

Signing off now. Will be back soon. Fingers crossed. xoxo. Anna



I've been on the go all week, so it feels nice to be sitting here right now and relaxing for a bit. That won't last very long though. We still need to put our finishing touches on our Halloween costumes, clean the house (so our friend/dog sitter doesn't think we live like slobs), and pack.We are heading off to San Francisco sunday morning for a party and to spend time with some good friends. Yay!! Can't wait. Ok... gotta go.. so much more to do.

Have a great weekend!

image via



A little Halloween inspiration from Vogue Paris October 2010. I think I'm gonna dress as a hot, skinny model all in black this year :) You?

A Photo


I always talk with my friend Ame (who is an amazing photographer) about art and what it is that makes us love certain things more than others. I for one have no theory as to why I like things. I have never studied any history on it or have been told what is good or what I am supposed to appreciate. I just know what I like. I love this picture. It is gorgeous, simple and perfect.

Plus, I wouldn't mind having that truck.

photo Hillary Boles via Milk


Relaxing Times

I just stumbled upon the illustrations of Stanley Chow. I couldn't love this one of Bill Murray's character Bob in Lost in Translation more. Perfectly suited for this relaxing saturday we are having. See more here.


Friday, Again.

This week really flew by. I can't believe it's already friday again! The weather here has been rainy which makes me want to stay in and get cozy. I have been cooking a lot this week which has been really fun. I nearly killed Alex with a extra spicy red curry the other night. He graciously ate it until he couldn't take the heat anymore. So sweet. I'm hoping to convince him to go to the pumpkin patch tomorrow. I haven't actually carved a pumpkin in many years so it should be fun and very messy.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

image via


Loving this print by Pretty Little Thieves. I'm trying to refrain from hitting the add to my cart button in the shop. I'm not sure I have that much self control though :)



Who knew I would be such a fan of a quilt? Not me, that's for sure. I think I'm a convert now though. It was cool to see Whitney and Dustin's home featured on Design Sponge since I have been reading her blog for awhile now. Check out the full house tour here.