; lowtide HIGHTIDE: February 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This is a really interesting article on teenage boys (clause--American) and their relationships with one and other--males in general to some degree.  I am always struck by some of the differences between men and women (oh so many!!).  I remember a story a friend once told me of two children who lost a parent.  They were both young and at a gathering at the home after the wake or funeral, the girl has all her friends hugging her, holding her hand and and comforting her.  Whilst the boy, he and his friends just sat there in silence, separate, not knowing how to communicate intimately such travesties.   This speaks to that of some degree.

Side note, I am always telling Ben and teasing him to tell or text his males friends  "I love you".  And he does!  Isn't that the cutest :)

I really love this little post on Mark and Angel about life lessons learned in 30 years...
It reflects on all the relationships we have, deepest with ourselves.  And I am realizing more and more as I open up to my own flaws and strengths that how we treat ourselves reflects directly on how we gain and give in our relationships with others.  Here are 5 of 30 little (big!) lessons:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I am sure all my cat allies have seen this, they are like minded people and told me about it in the first place.  It just fills my heart with joy!

If I were a...

I would get this adorable jumper from TopShop.

And this amazing hat to go with it!

PS: how genius and creative is this! So much to be inspired by, so much to still do and make.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy birthday to my dear friend Denise!  If I could I would...

Give you $1000 to spend at Stephen Alan

Supply you with a weekly delivery of 10lbs of hummus.

All the Dermalogica products one could ask for...(and a consultation of course!)

I would make this weekly for you (Sunday night's of course) and give myself a few spoonful's while at it.

Hire someone to vacuum your apartment once a week, ever nook and cranny!

Get you a weeks worth of surf lessons summer 20-12!

Get you a CSA membership to the McCarren park farmers market for fall...

Have your tarot cards read...

Hope that you are inspired and changed by the very words you share with me.

and lots and lots and lots of 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"No-one has ever lived in the past. No-one will ever live in the future. The present is the form of all life." -Alphaville

some things used...cellophane, sellotape, chalk, petroleum jelly, paint, plaster powder, glass, sugar, concealer stick, lipstick, hairspray, bath cream, glitter, tracing paper. Once again England wins my heart!

Everyone out there make this!  Ben and I had it last night and it was a hit!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LOVE! Love, love.  I herein declare Wednesdays as love days. love of kitties and fishes, love of friends, love of family, love of lovers, love of self, love of all things one can love!

If you have a moment please read some of these wonderful stories.  It's about all of it.



this is the best thing i have ever seen!

Learing to love oneself (via)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Here is to a positive week!


I would spend M&*%$ on getting my bedroom just perfect for peace.

Get matching (oh my!) night stands:

New Bedding too (matching pillows, sham, down comforter, the works!)...

West Elm

New Curtains!

Some other things and things (one for each bed stand) and things and  things, and things!

And speaking of this is an interesting article on plans in the bedroom.

I've missed you! So sorry I got distracted with time and occupations of life. I had a lot of conversations about accepting who you are this past weekend.  About not having guilt for what you have or where you are in life.  That you can be confident and own who you are and what you do and still be humble and compassionate.  About not adding a prolog to your thoughts or opinions. About taking things that you once thought were weaknesses and spin them around to your advantage.  That every part of you can be a strength if you use it right.  In honor of this, my mantra for the week (for you to pay it forward):

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES DARWIN 
(though...you did have some kinda crazy ideas!)

“Are you there God? It's me, Margaret. I just told my mother I want a bra. Please help me grow God.You know where. I want to be like everyone else.” HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY BLUME

"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand." HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN B. ANTHONY

Yes please:

Love these rings from LilaRice.

I made these last weekend and I think I will make again. They feel so healthy, it's dangerous (Ben, had his in a rocks glass, with rocks. So no fret men!).

Here is my weekend jam for you!

How cute is she!

I don't know about you, but I would bet there are a lot of roses out there this week of love.  Want to preserve them? A how to to dry those roses nice and perfect.

HOLY! I am love with the work of Fredrik Akum.  Truly and really, I will take them all1

PS: It is random Act of kindness day this week.  I rather hope we don't need special days for this...

"The true harvest of my life is intangible- a little stardust caught, a potion of the rainbow I have clutched."- Henry David Thoreau





It's times like these I miss my days in London.  Walking in and out of galleries and museums, expense free, open to explore and shift with encounterment of others creations.  The Tate modern is just such a spectacular place and in my one year in London, I think I absorbed more art than my 5 years in New York (I was also in school and not working).  This exhibition of Yayoi Kusama's work makes me long for a flight oversea.  I love love interactive experiential work!

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