January 14th, 2009
See, this is why I don’t do serieses. I don’t serieses because I’m not serial about it. I let some little distraction, like a backlog of eight 50-page reports to edit, to sidetrack me and screw the whole consecutiveness of my serieses.
But here I am anyway, because thank God I made people I like write down their most awesome things, and if I didn’t post it, they’d think I was a flake and possibly a hoax, and seeing as I will soon be related to one of these people, I didn’t think it’d be prudent to suck.
SO, here is my soon-to-be sister-in-law, Jillian’s (I call her Jill, because we’re totally likethis in my addled mind, at least until she runs screaming from my family after spending just one Christmas with us, which I promise you, is bound to happen) “Most Awesome Things” list. (P.S. Some bizarre darkening thing befell some of the photos. My black thumb apparently extends not only to gardening, cooking, and exercising, but also to picture-posting.)
But first, this is Jill:
Ain’t she the cutest? Plus, she’s an art director at a Manhattan ad agency, and she plans to become an interior designer, and she is confident and wise, and she puts up with my brother, which alone makes her sponge-worthy, and I love her taste. (Like I love run-on sentences.)
So enough already! Here’s her list:
- Design Blogs
I’m a visual learner and the below are awesome to peruse for inspiration. Since I’m in the throes of wedding planning, I have been especially keen on stylemepretty.com. It’s so great to look at for color and theme inspiration.
My favorite design blogs are:
I’m constantly dog-earring the above magazines’ pages because they are all great DIY resources, with info from how to refinish an old dresser to finding cheap eats or the best doctors in NYC. Domino also profiles a city in every issue. Great for travelers trying to find an off-the-beaten-path textile store or dive bar in somewhere like Kansas City.
My favorites are:
Grey is severely misunderstood. It isn’t drab! It’s cozy and comforting. It complements any color, bright or muted, and looks amazing next to white. It’s my favorite, and the color of my living room.
- Vintage boots from Ebay
The thrill of the auction and knowing you’re wearing boots that have seen “other lives” makes me super excited, plus they just look cool. There was a period when I got almost obsessed, my closet shows it, ask Mark [editor’s note: my mad genius brother]. Also there’s always the sizing issue, so buyers beware. I think people had smaller feet in the ’70s and 80s, so I would recommend going up a size.
Sunday is funday! I like to not think about the impending work week and have a long lazy brunch. Eggs benedict and champagne. Yum. I have a favorite place in our old neighborhood, check it out if you are in NYC.