Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Joan Trumpauer


Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961.

Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train. She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her $200 fine by $3.

In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street.

Today Joan is a retired teaching assistant living in Virginia and mother to five sons. After the 2008 election she brought her Obama pin to the grave of Medgar Evers.



Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012


It's Friday so lets get fancy.

*photo taken by the Sartorialist

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stuffed Acorn Squash

My first attempt at cooking something other than pasta. We shall see how it goes!

**Follow up: My roommate enjoyed this more than I, which considering that she doesn't normally like squash is an achievement! I wouldn't substitute the quinoa for brown rice as it made the dish heavy and on the whole it was a bit bland. Not bad though, with a bit of tweaking it could be quite nice.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

" I would like to play the banjo and live in Alabama"

Dear Anderson,

I fear we may have disappointed our parents in our musical pursuits

la torre

photo by me de la Basílica de la Sagrada Família en Barcelona, España

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

daydreaming in castles

Take me backk

photo in Geneva, Switzerland

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spanish is a funny thing when trying to study it at night. Words become mixed and jumbled and suddenly you find your self incapable of speaking any language at all.

* No, I am afraid this picture has no relation to this text whatsoever, but those Alps look nice. Found via wit+delight tumblr

Take me there

Oh lazy summer days it's early, but I am ready.

photo by me in Ventura, California

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am going to find a tree to chop down.

Hahaha whoa. It's so strange and I would like to watch it. Leave it to Wes Anderson to stretch your imagination and take you on a search party.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Have yourself a cheeky Wednesday

Vogue meets QVC. I see what you did there.

The very latest from the Spring/Summer 2012 collections directly to your screen. What will be seen broadcast on the pages of this month’s “Vogue”, is an artistically ironic simulation of telesales programs, nowadays much in vogue in the United States. Where cult garments and must-have accessories, from purses to shoes, to the most sophisticated jewelry, are presented by It-girls and chic ladies.

Warning! All prices, telephone numbers, deadlines, that is to say all the writings superimposed onto the images are invented and have no reference to reality. It is only a game.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Daydreaming of Spain

*picture by me in Barcelona
Cast of Downton Abbey in the January issue of Vogue

Swoon. Those dresses. Have you ever seen something so romantically elegant?

*reblogged from tkow

Monday, January 9, 2012

All you need

Good shoesGreat hat

And a winning personality.

New classes, new teachers, fresh start - happy new year.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Right now

Oh yes.

*Downton Abbey via TKOW via chateaux
Me too, Han.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Home - Girls Love Shoes

I know Madrid was amazing, but thank you for not living so far away for too long because for me "home is where you are".

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday Tunes

Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

Recommended Movie: Get Low

Get Low with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murry is cinematically captivating and throughly interesting. I mean with beards, hermits and hearses you can't quite go wrong.

Happy New Year

I figured it was about time to start kicking excuses in the butt and to start on those new year's resolutions. Task 1. Blog more.

I am a highly proactive procrastinator so here's to a year of getting of the couch and out into the world!

*Picture via Milk {Anouck Lepère in Marie Claire Italia November 2011, via Studded Hearts}