July 14, 2014

Bethesda Row Summer Sidewalk Sale (July 18-20, 2014)

Bethesda Row is always a fun place to check out - but this weekend, it's about to get better! Stop by and shop deals at nearly 30 boutiques and restaurants during their annual Summer Sidewalk Sale... the area will be transformed into a festive outdoor bazaar, with tents for each store, live entertainment, and food and drink specials. Also, now through July 20, you can enter to win a $200 gift card to Make Meaning, a new activity center in Bethesda that hosts parties and offers canvas and ceramics painting, candle and soap making, and cookie and cake decorating.

Parking info | Bethesda Row on Facebook | Bethesda Row on Twitter

July 9, 2014

Five Must-Have Black and Gold Tech Accessories


If you're looking to upgrade from the plain old white earbuds that came with your iPhone, you may want to check out these Nasty Gal 'Hear No Evil' earbuds, or these pretty embellished headphones (the result of a recent collaboration between Bauble Bar and Frends; I'm partial to the gold and black, but they also come in rose gold and white).

Did you know that Kate Spade makes adorable polka dot Bluetooth speakers? Who would have thought?

This Nasty Gal gilded charger comes with a universal wire that can breathe life back into your phone, Kindle and iPad all in one little portable, rechargeable package.

And last but not least, this quilted iPhone case with crossbody chain from ASOS is perfect for when you need to take your phone with you but don't want to carry an entire purse (and it's a little reminiscent of Cher's cell phone purse during the gym class scene in Clueless, no?).

June 27, 2014

Splurge or Save: Strappy Chunky-Heeled Sandals

If you're looking for the sleekness of these DKNY strappy sandals without the $275 price tag, this pair from Topshop for Nordstrom is a great alternative (how cute do they look here on A Spoonful of Style?), at a fraction of the cost.

Splurge: DKNY 'Rita' Multi Strap Sandal ($275)
Save: Topshop for Nordstrom 'Romy' Sandal ($110 & free shipping)

June 20, 2014

Friday Favorites | Gray Malin's Aqua Glam Series

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My latest photography obsession is Gray Malin's most recent series entitled 'Aqua Glam'.  From Gray Malin: "This series was inspired by the elegance and glamor of synchronized swimming in the early 20th century. Using the Aqualillies as his muse, Gray photographed at the iconic 1920's Annenberg pool. Synchronized swimming combines the escape of a day at the pool and the vintage glamor of old Hollywood." How cute are these shots?

All of his work is amazing and worth a look, but some of my other favorites include 'Bermuda Flamingos',  'Ciao', 'Bondi Beach' and 'Dior'.