Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bueno: The BEACH!!!!!

What is natures perfect gift, relaxing, hypnotic, fun, peaceful, a party, a haven, a getaway, a go to, memory making and forgetting?

The beach! it's the perfect place! (well when the weather is glorious that is)

Yes we TWH girls are suuuper lucky to leave near one but for many people it's just a drive away!

So pack up your car, your fab beach bag, a book and your bikini and take a mini break that if done right can feel like a mini vacay!
PS if you don't have a beach...go to the park! Just get outside!

xoxo things we heart

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fashion Friday: Pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue....

Listen, do you want to hear a secret? Do you promise not to tell?

Well, maybe it isn't so much a secret as a reminder.... You know what is really super sexy cute?

A 1950's dress silhouette....

It gives off a sort of sexy innocence... That we are just in love with right now.

A dewey skinned good girl in a sweet little dress.... Then we would add in some bad-girl shoes to keep it real.

As the ever lovely D.K shows us... It is a perfect lazy Sunday alternative to our usual baggy jean shorts and loose t-shirts.

P.S- Anyone who's boyfriend will wear THAT to compliment her cuteness wins... Hands down Diane, you win.

So when the time comes for that baby shower, garden wedding or even a trip to the Farmer's Market... Throw on one of these cuties and steal everyones hearts.

Hi. It is us again... The girls from Things-We-Heart.... We know this is like our 100th letter to you this month.. But we are just wondering why you haven't gotten back to us yet?

All we want to do is be near you. Is that scary? Oh it is... O.K sorry.
We just love you so much and think you are so talented and we don't want to be all "Stalker-ish" we promise not to park in front of your house over-night anymore eating cupcakes and wearing our vintage 1992 Perry Ellis beenies...

We love you,

We love how this has the retro shape, with a modern neckline...
Yummy Anthropologie... yummy.

What is black and white and black and white and black and white all over?

This super cute Anthro dress with a detachable strap that helps you go from day to night from day to night from....

You get it.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE little teeny flower prints.

This pretty flowery Top-Shop dress is about as easy as it gets to throw on and look sweet as pie.

We would mix it with a messy bun and Ray-bans to keep it from being tooooo sweet.

Take a tip from the girls of yesterday and look deliciously cute today.

XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Decor to Die For: May I approach the bench?

There is no better way to spruce up your open space then with a fantastical bench!

Gotta open wall? Throw a bench across it!
Got a great window or even a not so great window you wanna make a great window? Put a cute bench under it.
What's that you say? You have a boring bedroom and no where to throw your clothes? We gotta perfect solution for you...yup a fun bunch will

The most versatile piece in your humble abode is indeed the are a few of our faves, must haves, drool worthy, yummm inducing benches...

Oh had us at ...well you had us at that settee we've been weeping over (more on that later) but you also had us at this gorgeous dhurrie inspired bench.
This is beggin to be in a boring white room or at your dining table in lieu of chairs...

We love how they are multi using this simply sweet bed bench.
A bed bench is the perfect way to finish a room and finish it fast and on the fly. Use to put on shoes or as another piece of furniture to hold you books and clothing...

Hi tiny yet cute Ikat spindle leg bench from Ballard! You are so easy and great! We can throw you anywhere and everywhere for extra seating or just a great accent piece...
And the best part? Besides your lovely price? You come in soooooo many great fabrics! Wooo hooo!

Well, well, well Restoration...decided to actually do something right? Oh always do! Ok, ok....decided to do another thing sooooo well? Yup...dying over this long, gorgeous, delicate, castered leg industrial chic bench!
This is so long it would be amazing in front of that weirdly long window you have or on that odd blank wall...stack books on it and a tray filled with flowers and voila! See you later decorator! (tear...Top Design come back!!!!)

A bench is an amazing way to kill 2 birds with one stone (hate that saying but it works...right?)
Need a coffee table AND extra seating? Use a wide bench to do the trick.
Find one like this on Ebay or Craigslist...spray the legs with high quality paint and upholster with great fabric and you are done and done!

Uuugghhhh,.....we LOVE a good pair of X-benches at the end of a sexy bed. And these turquoise numbers are perfection in a dreamy neutral room...
For some reason X benches can be a bit pricier than you think but try HSN or Craigslist and see what you find. They are the epitome of chic!

Wow! No words for the hotness that is this room! Yes of course we stole it from a Domino Magazine archive!
I mean the mix of the MW zig zag rug with the vintage Suzani upholstered flea market bench and the red medallion duvet?!?!??!?! PERFECTION! Gonna copy asap!!!!

Weeee! For Weego home! We love love love love love this beautiful 60's inspired bench!
It will perfectly chic up any space you have! A blank wall, window, bed, dining name it. This bench speaks for itself!

Which ever way you use it will work. A bench will save all! No seriously! It us ;)

xoxo things we heart

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Random Hearts: Amazing You Tube!

We love you You tube...
We really do.

We love you from your adorable animals,

To your capturing real moments that show the ridiculous goodness of human nature...

We love your silly babies....

And laughing at life's surprises!

But what? What..... What does it all mean?

Leave your favorite You tube videos in the comment section, get us laughing... Get us amazed!

XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yummies: Keep Truckin'...We jinxy heart food trucks!

These aint yo mamas food trucks....
And they for sure are not those horrible roach coaches that serve lard filled burrittos.

These are tip top, uber cute, delciously delish, gourmet mobile restaurants.
People all over the major US cities are lining up (some an hour long) just to get a bite of what they are serving up.

We have been following a few for quite a while now...even chasing them down on streets if we were too late. That could be part of the fun...until you take a bite...then the fun turns to bliss.
The trend is bigger than ever now in LaLa and NYC and catching on fast in SFO.

LA has even had quite a few truck fests for a few months now and not only did we get turned away at 1...the other was sold out before we even got a ticket.

Then the gorge beach city of Long Beach had one last week that the lucky Miss Me was able to attend and according to all of the Tweets from the trucks, it was a huge success!

And now faithful readers of TWH...we bring the trucks to you!

(OK, well not to you per say but to your fingers so you can find them easier)

But first...a few of the ones we follow (chase) and devour their goods as soon as they reach our paws.

(LA only...sorry! But later we will show you ones in your cities)

The one that started the coocoo craze for us was the Dosa Truck.

They serve up the illusive Indian Dosa that not only is hard to find...but when you do, sometimes it's not worth the hunt.
Well the Dosa Truck's are soooo worth it!

Grab a Dosa or 2 and don't forget the Masala fries too!
Find them here!

Dear Grilled Cheese Truck...seriously? We are stupid crazy for your amazingly gooey, silly good grilled cheeses!

They serve them up on so many gourmet breads or just white for the purists. Their long lists of yummy cheeses will make any mouth drool! They even serve a vegan G.C.!

Find them and find your way back to childhood...and grab a tomato soup shot while you are there!

We have hunted the famous amos Kogi Truck many a times for our meat eating family and friends and they are never short of delighted for their Korean BBQ meets Mexican feast on wheels.

They were probably the 1st and most famous of all the food trucks in thank you Kogi for starting the frenzy!

We "accidentally" found the Fry Smith truck...and by accident we mean saw it on a street we were driving down...screeched on the brakes...almost crashed into a meter and jumped out to grab a heaping pile of the most amazing Truffle Fries ever created on this gorgeous green Earth!

Find them and try some super yummy Vegan Chili Cheese fries and top off with a ridic Cardamom cookie...perfect well balanced lunch ;)

And for the one we are actually visiting today for a 2 or 10th time...the Buttermilk Truck.

They had us at hello. Serving sickly yummy Choc Chip pancakes at 10pm? Um hello? Dream come true!!!!
And when we stalk them at 2pm we are sure to fill our bellies even more with their divine red velvet cupcakes....perfection!!!!!

Sorry! You must be starving by now...or at least upset if you don't live in LaLa to find these trucks...well have no fear!

LaLa find more of your faves here!
Live in the Bay Area? Need a truck fix? Go here!
Lucky enough to reside in the amazing NYC? Easy Peasy!

The rest of you lovely readers of Things We Heart...Google Find "Gourmet Food Trucks" and your City and we bet yours will pop right up! You're Welcome!

Feeling inspired to start your own? Love to cook...a lot? Find your own Catering Truck here and get a move on!

And last but not least we would like to say...we miss you Hearts Challenger Ice Cream truck.

Remember our post dedicated to them and dessert trucks?

Well we have been looking for them to get yummy treats and it looks as if they are all about NYC right about now...our loss their gain.

So enjoy your summer...go mobile! It's wayyyy more fun then sitting in a restaurant ;)

OH SHIT! P.S. Don't forget to join your fave truck on Twitter so you always know where you can find them!

xoxo things we heart

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beauty: Just let your soul glow!!!

You never know where you are going to find inspiration.
This week we are taking it from the least likely place..

From Akeem & Semmi...
Yep those Akeem & Semmi from Coming to America.

Oh, and the Soul Glo dude too.

Because Once you are done laughing...
Soul Glo has a really great message.

Just let your soul glow, just let it shine through.

Because we all know that beauty is not really something you can buy at the drug-store... It isn't even something you can get for $100 an ounce at the Smancy stores.

Beauty comes from inside your soul... Be happy, smile, be thankful for the amazing things you do have and forget about the things you are lacking... At least for a little while.

"Happy girls are the prettiest"
~ Audrey Hepburn

XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fashion Friday: Hats off to you!

So we are mid summer and almost fall (yikes!!!)...but the best part about this time of year? Well besides ice cream, beaches, bbqs, picnics, bike riding, summer fruits and all the other good stuff?

It's super hat season...AND...fall weather begs for hats too! Hoo's like a 2-fer season.

Hats serve oh so many purposes in your seriously they do!

1. They help protect and shade your gorge skin against UVAs and skin cancer

2. They pull your whole outfit together

3. They can rescue you during the worst of hair days

4. They are just uber cute!

Here are a few of our faves to take us from the hot days o' summer to the cool days o' fall!

Really Diane...really? Who what when where and how the fuck do you do it? Always! And with a ribbon at the end of your braid?

Get out!!
Now we are going to (once again) copy you...or attempt to...thanks!

We found an uber cute one at Urban that is as cute coming as it is going!

What's that you say? You need a hat for the beach to keep you outta harms way? totally do! And you need one that doesn't mind being smooshed in a bag and isn't afraid of water when the sea breeze blows and your hat flies away...

You're welcome! The wide solid fabric brim will keep you beach chic and safer from those darn harmful rays...

Need a great summer hat that is chic enough for a pool party as it is useful enough for romps at the farmers market or park? Done and Done...

We died when we found this at JCrew last summer then screamed when Madewell (Jcrews other company) had it for $15 cheaper. Perfection!

Now that we got your summer hats outta the way...time to look forward to fall and it's fabulous hats.

Dear Marion Cotillard...bless you, you gorgeous amazingly talented hotness...thank you for wearing this unbelievable hat to the airport and inspiring this post.

We loooove your ridiculously stunning (and expensive) hat...
But lucky us...we found a cute substitute!

Thanks Shopbop!

We heart this crazy cute molded felt hat for fall. Soooooo good!
Pile all of your hair in this for a tomboy chic look or let it all out with loose waves for a, "Oh...hahaha yes...that is me on the cover of Elle this month...Oh..thank you...kiss kiss" look. hot is this picture?

And that amazing felt hippie hat? Yes please!!!!!

Fall is calling you and asked you to have your hair cascade out of one of these hats! Soooo pretty!!!

Free People has a beautiful version. Now all you need are cooler temps and great boots and you are RTG!
Eat your heart out new breed of hippie hipsters...the TWH clan is coming fast!

We wish we had the balls to rock top hats!

And not just at Halloween (although it was super fun). But for now...this amazing photo to get us by our lusting....

P.S. We are coocoo crazy about beanies...they are the perfect for that bad hair day or just being cute and cozy...but please...please try to only wear them while the weather is cool. Summer is not the greatest time for will look silly...sorry but you are welcome.

Couldn't resist this picture...kills us! Oh and he is wearing a great beanie...very well.

So what ever hat you please...wear it well...

xoxo things we heart