. { seeing red }

Some days I can't get enough red. Today, is definitely one of those days (so I'm naturally wearing green). I don't own enough red ... that's something I should look into. There's something very attractive to me about a nice pop of color. 

p.s. If you had asked me about red yesterday, you would've just noticed that I was just seeing red for the majority of the day. Thank God it's no longer Monday, right?


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. { glamorous friday }

Something about fall rain, chill air, and driving to work in the fog makes me feel like it should be one of those jazz-filled days where everything feels quieter, softer, and somehow more glamorous. So, I thought I'd share some of my favorite glam photos of morning champagne, Paris crystal, and Miu Miu couture. Wouldn't a little Parisan breakfast with some bubbly, background jazz, a soft sweater, and morning drizzle be lovely today?

Here's a little jazz playlist for your Friday that I've handpicked for you:
- Ella Fitzgerald: Blues in the Night
- Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole: Unforgettable
- Etta James: Stormy Weather
- Melody Gardot: Les Etoiles
- Norah Jones: The Nearness of You
- Miles Davis: All Blues
- Madeleine Peyroux: Dance Me to the End of Love
- Catherine Russell: Just Because You Can
- Billie Holidy: God Bless the Child

And with that, I wish you a Happy Friday and lovely weekend!


. { the utility collective }

I am loving these simple wood desktop items from The Utility Collective {as seen on A Cup of Jo}. Now that I have a new office and a new job {that's right, I said new job}, I've been enjoying decorating my cubicle. For some reason they chose tan walls and sage green cubicles ... I've yet to discover the reasoning behind green cubicles. But hey, at least I have a cubicle, right? 

... Anyways, I love these Rhombins and this Wood Whale. Wouldn't these be so cute and clean on my desktop? I've already been told that my cubicle is the neatest cubicle ever, and that "everything is so neat." New job, new office, new people to learn about my OCDness. 

And with that, I wish you a Happy Monday!


. { auckland's best }

{ Working for New Zealand - Ports of Auckland, Annual Review 2011 }

This layout is so lovely. It's clean, clear, readable, crisp, and modern. There's something to be said for simple design, isn't there?

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