friday pic & pin

friday pic & pin 22 Happy Friday guys! I'm so excited to enjoy KL this weekend...I'm really starting to fall in love with it here. I had a few key moments yesterday where I just thought "yes, this feels good" like when I helped guide a lovely couple visiting from Europe (felt like such a local), discovered a Colombian restaurant (hello soul food!), and enjoyed dinner under a canopy while it rained like crazy and the skies turned white with lightning. I recently made a list of things to see and do in/near the city and the goal is to do at least one of them each weekend that we are home. Top on the list is to visit a palm oil plantation so when I saw this vintage pattern of palm tree varieties I was instantly attracted to it. We'll see what we cross off the list this weekend. I hope you have a great one!

This week's three rad links...

• at least one xmas gift for joe is taken care of with this new kind of wallet

• it's not too late to celebrate + shop for fair trade month

• great feature on one of my fave london shops/makers. they opened a second store in our neighborhood one week before we moved - darn!

(image left: palms and towers, KL by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via Calsidyrose)

{new series} let's!

Lets GETAWAY_vietnam

1. Warby Parker / 2. Wren / 3. Cuyana / 4. Arrows Rain / 5. Bath Style / 6. Menorquinas

We're off to Singapore today and we've also booked our first beach getaway in Vietnam next month. Needless to say, my travel bug is very happy!

I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce a new bi-monthly series called Let's. In each Let's Getaway post I'll pick a destination and share what I'd pack if only my wardrobe were so lucky. Next will be Let's Play House that will be all about well, playing house! Since we can only do so much with our temporary living arrangement I figured that I might as well dream a little and share the inspiration along the way.

This first getaway is a bit of a cheat since we're actually going to Vietnam but I couldn't resist dreaming up my perfect packing list. That dress - it kills me!

Besides curating my favorite things, a goal for the Let's series is to highlight pieces from independent designers or companies that produce locally, use fair trade, are eco-minded  and/or practice social ethos within their business models. Of course high-street brands may make an appearance but only if I believe in their quality and longevity beyond seasonal trends.

I'm really excited to put my Pinterest and web-window shopping sprees to use. I hope you enjoy it!