Half ...

This image really grabbed my attention. From new publication Noon

Via: Nowness

Hello New Week ...

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had exceptionally warm weather here in So Cal which made for a perfect day at the beach for the 4th Annual Adler Paddler event we attended. So many friends and family gathered for a fun day of paddling to celebrate the life of a friend who was lost five years ago. It was definitely a memorable and beautiful day in the sunshine.

I also wanted to share a great book I finished this weekend called The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson.

Brows and Stares ...

Heavy on the brows and the stares, but I really love this capture.

Love ...

Coming across this amazing lettering by Matthew Tapia couldn't have come at a more apropos time. I'm currently reading The Law of Divine Compensation by the awe inspiring Marianne Williamson and in it she talks about how love should be the bottom line for everything. Family, friends, money, career, strangers, neighbors, everything. I for one, firmly believe that. Yes, it can be quite the practice at times in such a complex world, but let's keep practicing every single day!

Don't forget to move your clocks ahead an hour (Spring forward) this Sunday–can you believe it's already time? Happy weekend lovers! 
Be the light.

Great Rooms ...

Inspired by these interior shots this morning. Bookshelves, and rooms with great, natural light are what draw me lately. 

Porter Magazine

"So why would it [online retail giant, Net-A-Porter] step backward into publishing on paper? Because, it turns out, women prefer to read about fashion on glossy pages even as they shop online." – Christina Binkley, WSJ
I for one could not agree more. I have always been a fan of print. There's just something special about flipping through a magazine. Even with digital formats on the rise, I always thought print magazines just needed to be reinvented and have some perspective shifted. 

Then along came retail fave Net-A-Porter to prove my thought this month with the release of its new fashion mag, Porter. After reading about this new release, I'm happy to say it isn't just a glossy, catalog-type, promo piece. Published bi-monthly, Porter's editor-in-chief is Lucy Yeomans from British Harper's Bazaar, which lends itself to some pretty good fashion authority. This can only mean that Porter means serious fashion magazine business. 

I can't wait to check out this inaugural issue. Especially since articles are supposedly toward the front of each issue instead of having to thumb through what seems like 300 pages of ads. Only down side? Its $9.99 newsstand price. I would love to hear what you think. Is there room for a new print fashion magazine out in digi-land? Will you check out Porter?

Images and quote: WSJ

Stay Silly ...

Just a reminder from me to stay silly this weekend. This is an homage to what my uncle told us when Eric and I first got married. It resonated then and it still very much resonates now after almost nine years of marriage! Yikes, where does the time go? Hope everyone has an amazing (keep it silly) weekend. Group hug! (that was for you DB:)

Be the first. Be the light.

Rifle Paper Co. & Amy Merrick

As I was rummaging through the Rifle Paper Co. (a long time Happenstance favoritelookbook I came across this amazing piece of Anna Bond creativeness and thought it was a nice reminder for our mid-week point. Hope your week's going well and remember to smell ... the roses.

By the way, this is just one of the many beautiful floral pieces that Anna created with Brooklyn-based floral designer, Amy Merrick for the Rifle Paper Co. lookbook. See more here.

It's Friday! I for one cannot believe tomorrow's already the start of February. However, I plan to try to stay in bed for as long as I can tomorrow (which in mom world is 'til about 7am), drink my coffee and continue reading this. I am a self proclaimed digital marketing enthusiast after all. Plus, Gary V. is quite the inspirational social media junkie. 

Any fun plans this weekend? If you're up for some funny (and some serious talent), you have to watch Eric's friend John McGuire do this incredible impersonation of Kramer (yes, that Kramer) on a skateboard. You won't regret it. It's all sorts of good. Have a great weekend everyone!

Be the first. Be the light.

Photo: Roland Bello

I Don't Know, But I Like It ...

"IDKBILI" is a classic recurrence over here at Happenstance. As you can see here and here. It's that moment when you're really drawn to something, but can't quite explain its contents. This image by photographer Jen Siska is no exception. It just turns your imagination loose, doesn't it?
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