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viviana
Mountain View, CA
I'm a cat lady who loves vintage, crafts and making her home pretty.
Interests: home decor, fashion, vintage, crafts, DIY, pop culture, cats, photography, kitsch, travel.
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Today we went to one of my favorite Californian cities: Santa Cruz. It was a warm and sunny day, perfect for walking alongside the beach while sipping a frozen lemonade. Yum! What I love about Santa Cruz is the kitschy feeling the place exhales. There are many mid-century lodges and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Knock, knock, knock... May I come in? Is there anyone here still after this long, totally boring hiatus? I always thought it was a bit lame to write a post to apologize for not being an active blogger. But well, this is kinda like that. I've been super busy lately... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I don't know about you, but I just can't wait for Spring to arrive. Lately I've been window shopping for some cute spring-y tops, dresses and shoes so I can welcome the new season in style. My number one fashion obsession right now is a pair of Swedish Hasbeens. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at she likes cherries
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The Italian company Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi. Since then, they have been creating the most unique and creative houseware products. If you want an amazing papertowel holder, Alessi has it. If you need to spoil your puppy with a sleek designed dog food bowl, Alessi has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I should start by saying that I can never write 'February' correctly at first. But this is not about my bad English, it's about the second month of Project 365! Oh boy what a challenge. I thought it would be a piece of cake when I started on January 1st,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Hello there! Are you ready to peak into someone's home? I know I am. My guest this week is sweet Silvia. I met her through this blog -- can I just say how incredible this is? -- and it's funny because we've been finding some things in common. Like me,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Today I'm dreaming of sunny beaches, warm ocean breeze, fluffy white sand. And looking like Grace Kelly wouldn't hurt. What are you dreaming of? (image via this Flickr stream) Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Happy Friday! I can't wait to dive into the long weekend. Unfortunately it is cold and rainy around here, and the forecast for the next three days is not very promising. But there isn't a more appropriate weather to curl up on the couch with a good book, or a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at she likes cherries
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One of the most prized collections I have is my vintage Skipper outfits. I've been hoarding collecting them for a couple of years now and even though it's not something I touch daily I still get all happy just knowing that some of the greatest doll dresses ever made live... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I know, Spring is almost here (thank goodness). But there's still time to celebrate my favorite fashion trend of this Winter. I think it's mandatory to have one good pair of Oxfords in your wardrobe. Or two. Or three. Anyways, these shoes are comfortable, trendy and although they might look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Everyone knows that the content of a woman's bag is a great mystery. We do carry too many stuff around, don't we? Some things are useful, some things are just plain silly. Some things seem a bit over (what's the point in having ten different lip glosses?), while some things... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I can't even tell you how inspired I am by this feature. I just love peeking at people's home decor, and I'm so glad that some of them let us into their houses and apartments! This week's guest is another creative, colorful and dear friend of mine. Carol Grilo lives... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Phew, this was a productive Sunday! I also got home late at night after doing something from this list. Here's what I wore: Dress: Therapy / Leggings: Target / Belt: Target / Boots: Nordstrom rack Therapy is one of my favorites physical stores to shop for cute dresses and tops... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Today we decided to go a bit further than usual for our weekend brunch: Half Moon Bay. I was itchy to see the ocean, and the weather was cooperating. The driving is so pretty! We had a super healthy brunch... Ok, so brioche french toast is not healthy. But hey,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Hello there! This week's 'A book, a movie & a song' feature has a theme. Guess what it is? Valentine's Day, of course! Love has been the main subject to an endless amount of works since the beggining of times. Can you imagine art without love? No, right? But I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I took the picture above to illustrate my life's eternal dilemma: I wish I had more time to dedicate to some ideas my mind insists to have. Working full time is hard. When I get home I'm usually tired and sleepy and just want to watch crappy TV shows and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Ok, ok... I am a cat person. But how can you resist a dog? I certainly can't . I'm not sure if I could have a dog of my own, but whenever I see one I just go crazy: I play with them, roll on the ground with them, squeeze... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I have some obsessions in life, and perfumes are one of them. There is something about those pretty bottles filled with scented liquid that gets me every time. If you're at the same department store as I am, you'll be sure to find me at the fragrance corner, happily spraying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I'm so happy with this week's feature! My guest is no other than Danielle Thompson, a graphic designer, blogger, Esty shop owner, mama of two gorgeous boys... Are you tired yet? She's seriously amazing and such an inspiration to me. Danielle lives in a 60's ranch full of vintage, kitsch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at she likes cherries
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This Sunday was indeed a sunny day: temperatures were in the 70s which is crazy for Winter but hey, I'm loving it. Here's what I wore: Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Levi's / Boots: Jessica Simpson / Socks: Forever 21 / Necklace: Modcloth.com We drove up to San Francisco and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at she likes cherries
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When hubby and I went to Portland last Fall we stayed at this very hipster hotel. At the hotel entrance there was an old-fashioned photobooth -- the kind that has a curtain behind you, and a little turning bench, and a flash that blinds you. Of course we had to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Everybody around me is talking about Super Bowl. And I'm like "Super what?". I'm sure I won't be spending time in front of the TV watching American Football. There are so many things I'd rather do instead! Read a good book, for example. Or watch an inspiring movie. Or even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Whenever I hear news of people being stuck at home because of snow in other parts of the United States during harsh winters, I look down at my light sweater and smile. I thank the destiny gods or whoever was responsible for planning my move away from the tropics to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at she likes cherries
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Every time I find a vintage enamel flower brooch I close my eyes and repeat the following mantra in my head 10 times: I don't need another collection. So far I've managed to stay away from this temptation, but it is so hard! Oh how beautiful they are... The following... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at she likes cherries
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I just finished my first month on Project 365 and -- phew! -- what a challenge it is! Trying to snap one mildly interesting picture each day has opened my eyes to things I would not bother photographing before. Now it doesn't matter if I'm grocery shopping, or driving to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at she likes cherries