Monday, August 27, 2012

8 Things I Loved & Learned Last Week

This past week has been an eventful one.  From a busy work week to a weekend in Miami, there was lots going on!

1.) Currently loving my new blog business cards.  The lovely Erika of Small Shop Studio designed the logo (and my blog).  Tiny Prints allowed me to upload the custom logo and even add a little leopard trim, and had them printed and sent to me within a week. Talk about customer service!  What do you think?


2.) I discovered I LOVE the song "Born to Die" by Lana del Ray.  Although I had heard great things about her voice, I hadn't taken the time to listen to very many of her songs.  But this song truly captivated me and I think I have probably listened to it 100 times in the last 7 days!


3.) I LOVED seeing burgundy pants featured on Amanda's blog- Lust Luxe Love.  Just like Amanda, I think they might be one of my fall "must haves."  Plus, they'd be perfect for cheering on my OU Sooners this football season!


4.) I loved the decor in Dal Toro, a Miami beach bistro we ate at on Friday. The bright kelly green tufted booths were so chic!


5.) I LOVED visiting the Taschen book store along South Beach.  I think I spent an hour drooling over the shelves of beautiful coffee table books.  I didn't even know such a store existed!


6.) After seeing the beautiful cover of Pucci in the Taschen store, I realized I LOVED it so much that I wanted to take a copy home. Taschen offers it in several different prints.  However, the price tag was a bit much for me.  Maybe I can find a cheaper copy on Amazon?! 


7.) I learned that there exists a place in this world where it is perfectly acceptable to wear a bath robe to a hotel dinner.  Where is that place?  The Standard Spa & Hotel in Miami.  Appropriately coined "an adult playground", Sam &  I stayed here this past weekend and enjoyed spa treatments, sangria and ceviche in our bath robes.  Talk about relaxation...


8.) But with that relaxing vacation we planned on (and enjoyed as much as possible) came Hurricane Isaac.  Unfortunately we did not see a wink of sunshine in Miami, and even worse- the water was turned off throughout the city for nearly a day.  I learned that if you love who you are with, even the worst circumstances can't get you down.  I'm thankful my laid back Australian guy manages to keep my type-A tendencies in check. Even when we have to leave a day early and nearly get caught in the hurricane!


How was your weekend, friends?

29 comments:

  1. LOVE your business cards!! The little bit of leopard adds so much, too. Perfection!

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  2. Business cards are perfection! And, that spa sounds AWESOME. Only one thing has me bummed - I thought we were going to be great friends until the Sooner thing was brought up. You see, the thing is, I'm an OSU Cowgirl. I guess we could look past our differences ;)

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  3. Love your post.:D
    My weekend was just fine. Hope you can visit my blog.
    Kiss.♥
    www.laetitiasweeneyrose.wordpress.com

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  4. what a lovely weekend. I'm glad you got back ok. DOn't you love that taschen store? They have several all over the country and I'm always surprised as they have some really good deals sometimes.

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  5. Omg those business cards are SO cute!! Glad you had such a great weekend! :]

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  6. Your new business cards are amaaaazing! Love them!

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  7. Sounds like an eventful weekend! The business cards are amazing, I love them!

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  8. That's so crazy - I have been listening to Born to Die over and over this past week too, her voice is so hypnotic! Sorry your trip wasn't exactly as planned..... it sounds like you still managed to have an amazing time in Miami. A xxx

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  9. I love your business cards! Very cute... Miami seemed to be quite relaxing minus the lack of water and the trip being cut short. You are very lucky that you have a great guy by your side! xo

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  10. Love your business cards! And sounds like a wonderful time in Miami! Kind of jealous over here! :)

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  11. adorable business cards!! love love love! And I'll have to add that to my list of hotels i MUST visit. so awesome that you can wear a bath robe to dinner...totally my style!! And speaking of THAT hurricane...I just had to leave my brand new home (that I just got comfortable in) in NOLA :( so i feel your pain kinda!! Hope you got out okay1

    xoxo,
    brighton
    http://www.brightontheday.com

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  12. LOVE your new b cards! Even though the weather was not the greatest for you, it looked like you managed to have a great weekend!! That spa photo looks so relaxing!!

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  13. Love the new business cards--they came out great! I'm loving burgundy pants for fall too, especially with dark brown leather accessories!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  14. The cards are wonderful!! Looks like a great trip regardless of the weather. Burgundy is lovely for fall and I can't wait to add them to my closet.
    -Becky

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  15. okay i absolutely adore your business cards! seriously, so cute!! And maybe a rainy getaway is just what the doctor ordered. sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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  16. I adore this post and am so happy to hear even with the not so fun weather in Miami you two still had the best time!

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  17. Mine was definitely not as fun as yours. I have never been to Miami and now I want to go even more. Isn't that Pucci book insanely expensive??! That is why I haven't gotten it either. Your business cards are AMAZING!!! Erika is so great. Andddd I am obsessed with burgundy too!! I don't have anything in that color and normally don't wear red but it is def. a must have for fall! xoxoox

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  18. Love the new cards and I definitely agree that burgundy pants for the fall are a must!

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  19. Those business cards are awesome!

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  20. Seems like a great weekend! Cool business cards!
    xx Marie

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  21. so incredibly INSPIRED!! and aaaah I'm IN LOVE with your biz cards!! I may need to order some for my next batch!!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  22. Hope you loved my hometown, despite this crazy storm. It was definitely one rainy weekend! And yes, The Standard is fabulous - you picked well!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  23. Love your businss cards Sam, the leopard trim looks fab! Lana Del Rey's whole album is great, I highly recommend. Your getaway looks amazing too! xx

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  24. Such a great post! Those business cards are fabulous!! I'll definitely check out Tiny Prints. I'm really loving burgundy for Fall, but surprisingly don't own ANY pieces in that colour. Can't wait to buy some! The Taschen store in Miami is amazing. I spent forever in there flipping through the awesome books. The Pucci book is fabulous too! I bought it on Amazon and saved a ton of money. The only negative is that you can't pick out your cover fabric, however, I got lucky and received a beautiful fabric.

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  25. The cards are gorgeous! And that's exactly why I love Aussies, they are so laid back and their "no worries" attitude is the best!

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  26. Yayy so glad to see my link here ;)

    LOVE the business cards...Erika is awesome!

    Okay...bathrobe to hotel dinner?! Ah so great. I'm dying for a relaxation wknd bad!!

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