11.12.2014

GO RETRO

For the longest time I have wanted a old school rotary phone.  Not for decor, one that actually works. Sounds weird since I haven't had a land line since maybe the late 90s? Enter Austin and ATT U-Verse.  They roped me into a bundle deal that viola!, includes an actual land line.  Perfect timing for the exact phone I've had my eyes on.  Even if I rarely use it, it's a match made in heaven.

If you're looking to add a little retro vibe to your space, be sure to hop on over to Dot&Bo. They carry some pretty rad items I'm certain the mid-centuriest in you will love.


rotary executive table phone 
turntable 
alia sunburst mirror
nomads blanket tune in radio 
modern mix tape


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11.09.2014

MUSIC ON THE MIND

Have you seen the movie Begin Again from the Academy Award writer/director John Carney? If you haven't and you are one in which music connects to your soul and never lets go, you must watch. Starring Mark Ruffalo as Dan, a producer whose lost his way, and Keira Knightley as a gifted artist, I must admit it's the best movie I've watched in a long time.  I didn't want it to end, I wanted more.  So much so that it made me pull out some of my favorite songs whose words have resonated themes of my life.  It made me really want to know if a producer sees what Dan sees when he hears Gretta's music for the first time.  If you have watched it, I'd love to know what you thought of it, if not, definitely add it to your winter list.


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11.04.2014

THE PERFECT GIFT, ANYTIME OF YEAR.

Even though the holidays are just around the corner, these precious Capri Blue Zodiac candles are not solely focused on the gift giving season. I believe that some gifts just fit for the favorite gal pals in your life.  Snatching them up when found is key to saving them for special occasions or perhaps just the surprise pick me up gift that is needed during the ups and downs of life.

These are an online exclusive offering Anthropologie is carrying for a small period of time.  The artisans of Capri Blue honor the transitions of candle-makers from generations past by hand pouring soy wax blends into recycled glass vessels, infused with exotic mountain greens.  All the signs of the zodiac are available but these signs fall near and dear to my friendship heart.  Let's just say, we balance each other out, which over the years has proved to be a wonderful thing.  See your favorite signs here.


WELL HELLO, NOVEMBER.

Eleven down-ish, one to go.  Hard to believe, isn't it?  With a chill in the air (yes, even down south in Austin), it's hard to believe we'll be ringing in 2015 rather soon.  This November, I hope you enjoy whatever the month brings you.  A chance to give thanks with family and friends, brisk evening walks, wisdom gained as another year passes, and the coziness of a warm cup of pumpkin spiced coffee while watching the last of the leaves fall from the trees.


Have a delightful one.


dried apples
grey on grey
dieppa restrepo leon
another year, many memories
menswear grey decor
florals
hello



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10.13.2014

LATEST FROM FS

Hey Fourth Street peeps, I thought I would explain the lack of activity on FS in advance.  I'll be taking the rest of the month off from blogging on due to time constraints.  I have always strived to provide the best content possible for FS' readership, and I am at a point in time where I simply feel I cannot do that. Once I get back to a manageable schedule, I'll be back on FS full swing.  Thank you for your patience, and as always for your FS support.  It is greatly appreciated.  


Hope the remainder of your month is absolutely lovely.

10.06.2014

WELL HELLO, OCTOBER.

Did you know that a full "blood moon" is coming on Wednesday, October 8th?  It will be visible in the US and Canada early Wednesday morning. The full eclipses will begin at 6:25AM EDT. Full lunar eclipses are often called "blood moons" because of their reddish tint they adopt from sunsets and sunrises seen from Earth reflected onto the surface of the moon.  This will be last blood moon of 2014. A blood moon could mean many things depending on religious and social beliefs. Divine signs? Prophesies? End of times? You name it. I find it interesting that even though the last one we experienced occurred in April of 2014, this one falls in October.  True to the season, it's a bit more eerie, a tad bit enthralling, and falls in a month known for many myths.  

In spite of all of the cryptic signs October brings, it is such a lovely month.  With leaves falling in shades of gold, bourbon and deep rosewoods, there is a lot to love during these thirty one days.  

Pumpkin patch visits, scarves circling your neckline, stepping inside to enjoy spicy foods, shrub cocktails, and mouthwatering desserts over great conversations with loved ones.  

October, despite the feelings I've held for you in the past, I'm elated you're here. It's time to take in the view you bring.



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9.29.2014

SWOONING OVER COCLICO F/W 14

I've raved about the NYC based footwear brand, Coclico in past posts. The elegance, the comfort, they way they are so artfully designed. This year while perusing through the F/W 14 collection I was told a story that made me fall in love with them even more. Enter Mallorca.
My passion for eco-friendly brands runs deep. When I learned (then tasted) the olive oil that surrounds the Coclico factory in Mallorca it felt like a tad bit of heaven had been bottled up. This post is to fill you in on a little known fact about this fabulous brand. The grounded pits from the delicious olive trees are used to generate power for the Coclico factory. This beautiful brand of shoes are not only a luxurious style, they also consciously seek the highest level of ethical and environmental responsibility. 
Sandra Canselier, founder and designer of Coclico decends from a long line of French shoemakers. Her father, grandfather and great-grandfather have all created shoes in the province of Pays de la Loire. Now she lives in New York and brings with her this mastered and eco conscious collection of elegant shoes.  Below are my favorites from the F/W 14 collection, but there are so many more I utterly adore.  Be sure to visit the website--I'm certain you will literally fall head over heels for the entire line. 

one - bailiee smudge
two - natali balck
three - celeste flint
last image - bel stone


*p.s.  for you stylish santa fean's, i hear they are currently carrying a selection at Cupcake.


*images via/olive oil provided by coclico/thoughts and opinions are solely of FS.
 

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