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!

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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!

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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.

Need These

Awesome outerwear from Need Supply. Yes please, times three!

Larb: Thai Spicy "Beef" Salad

Alex and I are big fans of Thai food, and one of our favorite dishes we always order is Larb. Pretty strange name, but the flavors in this dish really pack a punch. I decided to try my hand at making a version using my tried, tested, and most preferred meat substitute Yves Meatless Ground. It turned out better than I could have imagined actually. I looked around for recipes and grabbed bits and pieces from two. My version went something like this:

  • 1 package of meatless ground
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 6 mint leaves, thinly sliced (for garnish)
  • cilantro (for garnish)
  • juice of two limes
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or use soy sauce)
  • dried chili flakes (I used about 1/2 tablespoon)
  • handful of grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
Saute shallots and garlic together in 2 tablespoons canola oil. Then add meatless ground. Cook 8 minutes. Set "meat" aside and wait until it cools.

When cooled add fish sauce (or soy), juice from limes, chili flakes, red and green onions, tomatoes, jalapeno and stir. Plate "meat" on bed of butter lettuce and top with mint, cilantro and garnish with lime wedges.

That's it! Really delicious and super easy to make.


Lazy Weekend

I have been in a horizontal position for the past couple days pretty much. I'm not sick at all, it's just too difficult to get up. Once I do, it's hard to get back down. Wondering what I'm talking about? My first time at boot camp class. It's no joke people! I have had the hardest time walking for the past two days. Hopefully I will be more mobile tomorrow so I can enjoy the weekend.

Enjoy yours too!


Designers At Home

I'm always interested to see how other people live, so when I came across these pictures taken from the book American Fashion Designers at Home by Rima Sugi I had to take a peek. Now I'm curious to see the other 100 designers homes featured in the book. It's also pretty cool to compare and see if their homes are reminiscent of their clothing design or completely the opposite.

Rachel Roy
Reem Acra
Johnson Hartig of Libertine
John Whitledge of Trovata

I love that he lives above a service station that is a protected landmark. Ocean views and being in the beautiful town of Laguna Beach, California make it even cooler though. I could definitely deal with that.

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Happy Anniversary to us! A big shout out to my main man... You are the most patient and perfect person that I could ever imagine spanning time with. I love you.

I told our wedding photographer to take a few pics where we looked like we were on a John Denver album cover ... I think he got it right, minus the eagle of course.


All About Koo

Happy Friday!! I'm so happy it is. This week has been good... a lot of lounging and enjoying the rain, a movie, home cooked meals, a little work on my part (with some crazy clients, as well as some good ones of course) and a lot of work for the man (with lots of surfing as well). Since we have been on the go for many weekends on end we decided to make it an all Haiku weekend. That means we will be doing everything our little furry friend above loves. This does not include dog parks... she hates them. Taking long walks and seeing new things is how she rolls. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

xo. Anna


Irina In Marie Claire

These pictures from Marie Claire of model and singer Irina Lazareanu capture a sexy yet understated rock and roll vibe to me. I think sometimes I look at the hair in editorials more than the clothes. It must be the hair stylist in me. I love her cut so much. Check out more of the pics here and the interview too.


Lemony Lentil Soup

With the weather beginning to get more chilly here, yesterday I decided to make a soup. I had in mind a lemony lentil soup with fresh spinach. After checking out a few recipes I found this one. As usual I made a few substitutions and left a couple things out but this soup did not disappoint. It had a really clean and fresh taste while remaining hearty with the lentils. So good.

I left out the potato because I didn't want it to be too heavy, used about five sprigs of thyme instead of dill, and because I'm lazy I used precooked brown lentils from Trader Joe's that I added at the end. Oh, and of course I added more garlic. After being together for eight and a half years, both of us aren't scared of a little garlic breath.


Small Space

This small, colorful, and charming house in Australia is just so damn cute to me! I love the kitchen especially. The backsplash is really creative and definitely in my color palette that I adore. The little patio is fab too.

Art I Like..

I am so wanting this limited edition print by artist Mark Warren Jacques. Maybe a little post birthday gift to myself?

On his site it says... Directions for use - Order; get excited for mail; tell the mail man thanks; open & hang on wall (near plants and sunshine if possible); stare at often until you become tired and ready for sleep; fall asleep.

 Sounds good to me. Find it here.

Emerson Made

What a great outfit from Emerson Made. I'm totally loving the wide leg and the high waist of the pant paired with a silk shirt. A refreshing departure from all the skinny jeans. Not that I'll be ditching any of mine anytime soon but it's nice to see a different silhouette that is so flattering.  Look at these adorable little clutches they have as well. So perfect!


Birthday Weekend

I had a great birthday weekend that ended in a crazier than crazy karaoke party with over twenty of my friends. Every single one of them made the evening so much better than I could have imagined. I really do have some of the most fun and entertaining people in my life. Let the pictures below speak for themselves. We definitely got loose to say the least. I'm gonna blame that on all the soju we drank of course.

I love my friends!


Guess What?

Today is my birthday!! My cake would have a few more candles on it of course. I'm looking forward to a nice dinner with Alex tonight and belting out some Dolly Parton tomorrow night with friends in a private karaoke room we rented. It shoud be a really fun weekend!

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