Tuesday, February 14, 2012


wishing you a love-ly day. don't forget to enter the b+b giveaway. i will be choosing a winner tomorrow! xoxo

(photo by: vivian maier, circa new york 1954)

Monday, February 13, 2012

lying elsewhere

beautiful folds and coils of color in artist liza sylvestre watercolor and gouache paintings.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

blog tour + giveaway

butter and brass is having its first giveway! author amy thomas just released her debut memoir, paris, my sweet: a year in the city of light (and dark chocolate), sharing the struggles and sweetness she faced adjusting to a new life and culture in paris. her book, much like her blog, gives an honest and fresh perspective on finding happiness and, perhaps more difficult, the perfect pastry.

after communicating via the web and reading her blog god i love paris for years, i am secretly hoping that this book will bring amy to ann arbor for a reading… if not, i think we're destine to meet in paris someday, waiting in line at ladurĂ©e.

for a chance to win a copy of paris, my sweet, please leave a comment below. a winner will be chosen next week. good luck and congratulations amy!

2/16 update - and the winner is... najee! thanks everyone for all of your comments and for entering the giveaway!

Friday, February 10, 2012

all shades of pink and red

valentine's day is coming up and i could use a little more pink and red in my closet. (1) aubin & willis, beachwood blouse, $120; (2) barr co., bubble elixer + bath salts and soak, $30 + $32; (3) sage vaughn, two birds, $250; (4) honeydew, polka-dot bralet + undies, $34 + $16; (5) peony plant; (6) alexander wang, rocco leather tote, $770; (7) steven alan, shelby skirt, $169; (8) st. kilda, pink gold loved ring, $320; (9) theo, pink + grey salted vanilla caramels, $8.80 each; (10) marc jacobs, clark twill dress, $330; (11) heath ceramics, bud vase set, $130; (12) love quotes, italian linen scarf, $90; (13) jean-jacques naudet, marilyn, $25; (14) christian louboutin, simple jazz shoe, $770.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


after seeing the lookbook for ulyana sergeenko's debut collection this fall, from the 50s ankle skirts to the big heals, i've been anxiously waiting for the next in line. these behind the scenes picks from her spring-summer 2012 collection do not disappoint.