Camilla-Tales From A Reading Lookbook-Winter 2013

How I missed this Lookbook until now-I cannot possibly imagine.  These are some of the images from designer Camilla Frank's Winter 2013 collection entitled- "Tales From A Reading".  Freakin Delicious.  It has all the ingredients of the perfect lookbook recipe i.e.- fab clothes, smoldering photography, sumptuous locale and over the top bohemian gypsy-esque styling. Yum. 
More Here.


Brazilian Tropical Home Inspo- It's All About Color!

I spent the weekend with my husband in Galveston, one of favorite places eva.  We went to to the JaGa Reggae Festival which was held right on the edge of the Gulf.  Talk about amazing atmosphere...with the sound of reggae rhythms and waves mingled with the tropical overgrown gardens of funky historical cottages and giant pelicans flying overhead...
I wish I'd snapped some pictures, but we were too busy enjoying Crazy Delicious plates of jerk chicken, plantains, patties, rice and beans smothered in hot sauce.  Heaven. 
Even better the Houston International Festival will be this weekend coming.  The focus will be on the music, food and culture of Brazil.  All of this has me in a Very Tropical Mood.  So I thought I'd share these colorful images of a home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, courtesy of Casa (Brazil).  Enjoy!



~*GYPSY QUEEN*~ Ultimate Summer Wardrobe Inspiration!

 I tore this fashion editorial out of a March 2001 Ellle 12 years ago.  It is my favorite magazine spread.  EVER.  Words cannot describe how much I love it.  I refer to it over and over and it never gets old.  Just gorgeous everything.  The styling,  the clothes,  location,  models...all amazing.  So I am sharing it with you. You are so welcome.
Annnnd- of course you can click over to LaGypsyYaya to shop Gypsy Queen inspired pieces! Watch for plenty of new bohemian beautiful clothing and accessories coming soon...

Peace and Luuuuv Ya'll.


Taking Back The Food Supply ~ Why You Should Join A Food Co-op!

  So I have been thinking about food lately.  A LOT.  Obsessing maybe.  Cuz here's the thing - 80% of the American food supply is contaminated.  Whether it be GMOs,  pesticides,  growth hormones or other weird added chemicals.  It takes some serious work and self education to escape these things and find REAL FOOD.  We can't just trust that "the powers that be" wouldn't knowingly poison us (ahem tabacco companies).   A multitude of modern ills are being connected to the foods we eat. Cancer, gastrointestinal disease, severe food allergies and much much more.  These problems are stemming specifically from processed foods and animal products. These are two excellent and educational films that I highly recommend watching on the subject~ Forks Over Knives and Genetic Roulette.  Watch Them- SERIOUSLY.

  The question is -  How to we shop and eat safe food?  Well the answer is this- Either you buy everything organic at a health food store, or you grow it yourself.   It's not cheap but I read a quote once that said organic food may not be cheap but it costs a heck of a lot less than Cancer.

  Another fantastic option is joining a food co-op.  A food co-op is basically a collectively owned organic grocery store.  There are many kinds of food co-ops but most of them you join by paying a membership fee and then pay for a "box" of organic local produce weekly or as often as you need it.  Your boxes contents will vary by season and availability which forces you to be creative with each weeks yummy fruit and veggie contents.  Food co-ops are often less expensive than retail and also connect you with other like minded people.  I was lucky enough to find one very near me to pick up our share but many co-ops have a doorstep delivery option as well.

  Because our household is only my husband and myself even the half share box at our co-op is too much for us to eat in a week so we are sharing the cost and the contents with my parents.

 For just $25 here is what we got this week-

4 Apples
A Pear
3 Oranges
A Pint Of Blueberries
A Giant Tomato
1 Avocado
1 Kiwi
Half A Bunch Each Of Dill, Beets,  Bok Choy, Spinach, Purple Kale, Romaine Lettuce & Red Lettuce

And I didn't even take half this week!  Our food co-op is called RawFully Organic, you can check it out HERE.

I totally recommend joining a food co-op in your area if you haven't already. 

It's time we take the food supply back from greedy corporations who couldn't care less if they are making us sick.

Power To The People!