Friday, January 7, 2011

Good Days, Old Days, Return to Days

Friday afternoon.  On Monday morning you'd swear it seemed a lifetime away.  This is a great one, too.  The sun's shining so warmly and brightly here in SoCal after days of rain and then brisk cold that wavered just enough to where you almost thought you could get away without socks.  Chef's outside sanding something, cats are tussling about, and I'm sitting here waiting on my last client call of the day while munching on warm buttered toast, with a cup of tea at my fingertips.  Nancy Grace is moments away...perfect way to end the week.

Spring is so close I can taste it.  The return of Charlie's Angels style - bell bottom everything, clogs for days, crochet and fringe and crazy embroidered peasant tops.  I looked at so many old pics with my mom when visiting Canada, and am not sure why I didn't cart some back.  A mint green wide-leg jumpsuit she wore way back when is burned in my mind.  I gotta get that pic and scan.  You will d-i-e!  Until then...

i've never contemplated hookah -
yet suddenly want that contraption in my space.
or just the whole space in general would work, too :)
image via cosmicdust
spring:  a time to embrace my inner chief 
image via sophielouisep
and my inner hippie - how about you?
just let the bird out of the cage
image via beth retro

And now for an evening of cocktails as Nancy unleashes the lawyers.
Have a great one!

36 comments:

Daisy said...

I'm right there with you, all about embracing my inner chief and hippie. bring on the hookah

have a great night. xo

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I am ready for spring after your lovely post! We come from the same "bird" my friend! Cheers! xo Samantha

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooooh love all those photos!
It's the total opposite here, snowing like crazy...
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RosaLovesDC said...

Such a lovely post! Have a cocktail for me.

Courtney Erin said...

What perfect photos (love the hookah set up, and the space it's in) - have a great weekend!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love the chief and hippie pics!

annelise said...

That first photo does all kinds of things to me. Good things.

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

I went to an international boarding high school and all of the students from the middle east had the most beautiful hookahs in their dorm rooms. Some are insanely intricate and beautiful.
Bisous,
Rachel
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Claire Kiefer said...

I know! Come up to the bay and I will take you to Kan Zaman, one of my favorite restaurants in the upper Haight, where there are belly dancers and spiced wine and hookahs for the table. :)

LyddieGal said...

Ohhh spring. Don't tease me with thoughts of spring. There is a snow storm brewing out my window. Spring couldn't seem further off.

Rissy said...

ooo loving the hippy vibe! can't wait to see pics of you rockin it!

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Katie said...

Enjoy the cocktails! If we get snowed in here I plan to rely heavily on cocktail hour. (That can start in the morning, right?)

Taryn said...

I can't wait to embrace that style once the weather warms up a tad...I'm still on the hunt for a perfect pair of wide legged jeans. love the photo inspiration :)

Josie said...

Carrie, these images are so gorgeous. And I'm with you -- bring on the springtime! Happy weekend, doll!
xo Josie
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TheChambrayCountess said...

Don't even remind me that Monday exists! ;) I am totally feelin' your vibe- love the images and I hope you have a great weekend!

Krystal said...

Have an amazing w/e my friend :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I love love the idea of embracing my inner hippie - especially if doing so means that I can buy a wardrobe to fit said hippie style! :P

I hope your evening with Nancy was a fabulous one! :)

Kristin W said...

What relaxing pictures...just what I needed to end the longest week ever. :) enjoy your weekend!

Lori said...

Wow ~ talk about a blast from the past. Glad you can see spring because we are buried right now!! Ventured out today and the roads coming home were like driving on a skating rink ~ I want spring and I want it NOW!! I do not know if I can go through 3 more months of this.... Hope you are having a wonderful week-end.

Taylor said...

My New Year's "resolution" is to embrace my inner hippie, as you call it, by just being well. Number one on my list is yoga! Do hippies do yoga? I don't know, but they are both chilled-out and relaxing things I associate together. I hope you have a marvelous weekend. I can't wait for Spring too...clogs sound so nice right now! Heck, SoCal sounds so nice right now!

Mimi said...

it's crazy that spring is just around the corner. aaah, how time flies! haha. ;)

<3, Mimi
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Kimbirdy said...

i love me some hookah! but i only like the hookah's at middle eastern restaurants where they have real hookah flavors, not the strange grunge rock teenager hookah lounges that seem to be all over here (they have gross candy flavors - ew).

i can't wait for spring!!!

Jammer said...

Dude I'm all about embracing my inner hippie! And that hookah :D

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I'm all for the hippie style!! Not sure about the hookah though :-). Reminds me of Peter Pan and those Native American Indians dancing..haha. Beautiful pictures! xoxoxoxo

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I am still dreaming of some snow but could do without the rain.

Went shopping downtown yesterday and then the Grease musical and I was adorning my inner hippie with my fringe vest and yes I bought those wedge boots.

Abby said...

I can't wait for spring at this point.

Fifth Sparrow said...

I am so done with winter... but it will be months until it fully disappears here in Canada! Maybe I should consider moving southwest, not just west! lol
Love the photos, hopefully you'll get to embrace your inner hippie soon enough! xx

amanda archambault said...

Thats so pretty! Anything vintage I'm in love with hahah

Thanks for sharing the post. Lovely!
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OneCraftyFox said...

Sounds as though you are having the perfect day, Carrie dear! I am currently polishing off my last two Godiva chocolates from Christmas stocking and sharing a cup of milk with my kitty (of course her portion is in a little bowl which she dips her paws into and licks off, lol!)

The holidays went by too quickly, I could use a few more days off work, but I am also eager to move forward into spring.

OneCraftyFox said...

PS regarding your Usher comment: Perhaps besides all his wealth he still does not believe in being wasteful...?? Totally gross non the less, lol.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Now it's SUnday night and the stretch to Friday afternoon seems interminable again. I hope you had a nice relxing weekend Carrie - and looking forward to seeing old photos of your mom rocking it in the 70s!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

These pictures are just lovely! I love how free and peaceful they are. I hope you have a happy Monday!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

hahaha ok, this is totally random, but i HAD a hookah (not what you're thinking). my brother brought it back from Turkey. it's supposedly non-working, but ii wasn't allowed to take it back to school with me. i think it's still living at my parents house. hope they're enjoying it. :P

this free bird said...

AHAHAHAHAHA!! Kelli that's awesome!!

Kristin said...

Like this editorial! Lovely shots!

Thank you for your comments on my blog - so so so appreciated! <3

Kristin
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Grave said...

I like the chief and hippie picture. Nice picture.

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