Wednesday, August 31, 2011

While You Were Sleeping

Dear Munchkin,

Babies incubate for 9-months because that's exactly how long it takes for mamas and papas-to-be to get their "caca" together.

Over these past 2 weeks, I have been researching all sorts of baby "caca." CRIBS, for example. We got you this one. With the most important baby item down, your pop and I are now gearing up to plan your munchkin sleeping quarters. Though usually partial to a muted palette of grays and beige *yes, your parents are boring* we hope to offer you, munchkin, something brighter, bolder, and happier. A little color never hurts anyone. While you were sleeping, I saved a couple of reference images. Baby girl, I hope you "likee" the direction we're going...

Le color palette: a little bit of everything. Was inspired by the suite we stayed at last weekend at The Parker in Palm Springs:

I'd like to bring some much-needed color into your soon-to-be big life. Baskin Robbins' Chocolate Mint green could make for a delicious wall color. Wouldn't you say?


Not feeling it? How 'bout a calming sky blue?


Now, in order to keep your space edgy, we'll need to incorporate RED. HOT PINK. BLACK. Check out this shot of the Kate Spade store in San Francisco. Fierce, huh? *Beans nods head*


I'll be posting a mood board soon...

(Ooh. Letterpress print featured above is by Sycamore Street Press available via Etsy.)

Friday, August 26, 2011

My Big Boy

A Very Merry Birthday to my beloved puppy, Beans. You're five today, buddy! Somebody's getting an extra-helping of peanut butter... *wagwagwag*

Seems like it was just yesterday when I brought our little farter home. *LOVE*


Gah! I want these. Like a Neapolitan ice-cream sandwich, these Pierre Hardy kicks are perfection. But since getting knocked-up, I've worn heels a grand-total of 2 times. Will have to admire from afar...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Le hubby and I are gifting two sets of friends who recently became new parents with these fantastically amusing knit "coveralls", er in plain English, knit hats. I first spotted them HERE and ultimately followed through and purchased them HERE. Do you feel the force? Of cuteness, that is...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

She Works Hard for the Money

Have finished restoring yet another old Spanish complex. This one's in Atwater Village - an area in Los Angeles, conveniently sandwiched between Glendale and Silver Lake. Two beds, one bath. Fantastic light and a lush yard put in by us good folks at LocalConstruct. It's got a kick-ass avocado tree at back that will make you gasp. (I'm totally staging that baby with a tree swing.) It's not yet listed on the MLS, but here's a lil' preview of what's to come...

Bad Mama Jamma

Watch THIS before reading the rest. Just 'cuz. It'll make your day. I promise.

So uh, yeah. Le hubs and I have been looking into cribs and strollers for our unborn weirdo. It's hard to believe that something so little needs so freaking much! Anyhow, Our crib choices have been narrowed down, and we've been considering this over-priced jail house by Stokke:

The Caravan Crib by Kalon Studios is another fab and funky option:

And then there was THIS:

Faux fur sweatshirt by Talc available at Smallable.

It's shit-in-your-pants adorable, no? Yeah, I think so.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Beans feigns interest as I consult him on the thrilling topic of baby cribs and strollers. He prays super-duper hard that he will receive a peanut butter filled pretzel in exchange for his services.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Beans is jealous of my plump physique.
Beans thinks, "She must have performed lots of tricks to earn lots of treats."

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

Sugar, spice and everything nice.
Well, everything but a wiener.
That's right Sherlock.
We're having a healthy baby girl!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Macho Macho Man

Everyone should be so lucky to have a pop like mine.
Happy Chinese Father's Day, Daddy.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Great Minds Think Alike

if picasso were still alive, i think we'd be great friends.

Belly Nice

Tah-dah! Le cougar and cub's rehabbed kitchen and breakfast nook! We've since plopped this-and-that here-and-there (think pillows, rugs, mats and bowls) so it's no longer looking so stark. But wah-lah. The finished product. Much thanks to Tim (of Shepphird Associates) for helping us bring our vision to life :)

Sources: Indulgent faucet from Dornbracht, cabinet hardware from Restoration Hardware, backsplash tile from Waterworks, magnetic chalkboard paint from Magnamagic, vintage glass pendant in nook from Homme.

I've Got the Power

So um, my pop emailed me the top photo earlier this week. It's a snapshot of him with his siblings. He's the chubby one seated in the middle.

Pictured below is well, a photo of two photos. To the left, my pop. To the right, yours truly. Spitting image, much?

The Chow family genes are pretty damn powerful, wouldn't you say? Those worried "what'd-I-do" brows can even be seen on our dog, Beans. I hope le husband knows what he's getting into...

Thursday, August 04, 2011


Folks keep asking whether or not I have a "feeling" about the sex of the baby. Truth of the matter is, this "feeling" that some mamas-to-be get has yet to hit me. Kinda' like growth spurts at puberty. Look, all I know is that I've been indulging in boat loads of lemonade and hickory smoked gouda like no other. (So I exaggerate.) Perhaps this child is part mouse?

Whatever. Beans likes that I indulge in gouda. He gobbles up the waxy edges. I cut 'em off with the world's most beautiful cheese knife by Georg Jensen. Yup. I binge in style.

Monday, August 01, 2011

State of Affairs

Me, 19-weeks pregnant. Yes, I'm glowing.


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