Friday, October 15, 2010

caffeinated hi.

 A good café cannot be underestimated.  The mood is everything, and I hate to admit this but the actual coffee sometimes plays backseat for me.  A hole in the wall is always the best, although as cliché and horrific as it is, I still love Starbucks.  The makings of a good coffee shop is great décor with possibly an  exposed brick wall, eclectic rugs, relaxed lighting, raw wooden tables and great music lightly playing in the background.  Free wi-fi is not even a must for me.  A break from the internet would actually do me good and force me to do more productive activity, unless of course I need to work and frantically check e-mails (which is simply not the case right now).  As I am leaving New York I bid adieu to my favorite little spots, but look forward to finding new hole in the wall joints for a solid cup of joe and ambiance in the Windy City.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nailing Down

I think nail polish should be an extended expression of yourself and it's an easy, non permanent way to spice things up.  And, it is also the most inexpensive way to update a look--though I should warn you, it won't transform you like a great pair of platforms.  I personally am intrigued with the half moon manicure.  The half moon manicure is basically the opposite of a french manicure and with your choice of shades.  I am already donning my attempt at it, yet since it was a self made manicure it doesn't look quite as, well...polished.  What are you wearing on your nails this season??? 
Half Moon nails from the Vena Cava Spring 2011 runway