Feb
05
2012
0


Why Did I Watch the Super Bowl?
Written by: WhyDid | Uncategorized

In the off chance that you are (being forced) to watch the Super Bowl, I wanna know who you’re rooting for, what you’re eating… and most importantly what you’re wearing.

For the record, I’m in it for the queso.

xx,

WhyDid

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May
18
2011
3


Why Don’t You Come In?
Written by: WhyDid | Uncategorized

I think I don’t mind moving so much (I’ve done it three times this year alone) because I get to redecorate each time and every space brings new inspiration. In the last apartment I lived in with my fiance in Los Angeles, we had a lot of room to work with. We moved into a 1300+ square foot newly constructed loft space. This place was an artist’s dream.

A funny thing happens when two very creative people merge their belongings. My fiance has very, very simple modern taste. I, on the other hand, love anything that is shiny. I would live in a disco ball if I could. Luckily, mixing simple clean lines with more ornate accessories makes for a very “man meets woman” aesthetic. Our two incredibly different styles balanced each other to create one especially cool space (and one especially cool couple).

Anyone who knows me knows there are two things you will always find in my home: a chandelier (multiple when applicable) and some type of wallpaper. Because I inherited a flaming orange couch in this merger, it was imperative to keep the rest of the decor simple. I opted for black and white and allowed said couch to be the focal point. Some of our favorite pieces in the house were the vintage porcelain cat and dog statues that we found, authentic tractor gears, and “surgery table.” We also swapped out standard bulbs for filament bulbs to give more ambience.

Before we moved out about a month and a half ago, we were sure to capture our first home together on film. (Yes, you probably saw our apartment on Khloe and Lamar. Yes, Lamar Odom was our neighbor).

Want to create this look in your own home? Of course you do! Start with a clean simple palette. Pick one bold piece and use neutral (and quirky) accessories. The most important part of decorating is making the space look like “you.” And yes, it is possible for both parts of a couple to get their way.

1. Jonathan Adler Menagerie Collection Cat (Tall), $120, 2. Modern Orange Leather Couch, $1,859, 3. West Elm Totem Pillow Cover, $29, 4. Restoration Hardware Tractor Wheel Gear, $189, 5. Restoration Hardware Venetian Beaded Leaner Mirror, $449-750, 6. Theresa Rialto Black and Clear Chandelier, $648

xx,

WhyDid

***Note: It didn’t occur to me that the mannequin in those photos is a bit strange because I got so used to him being there.  You may remember him from this little video.  He moved in and never left.

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Mar
06
2011
0


WhyDid Weekend: A Day in Monterey
Written by: WhyDid | Uncategorized

About a five hour drive north of Los Angeles is a magical place called Monterey.  A laid back beach town complete with its very own (small scale) Fishmerman’s Wharf.  You may not have any good reason to go there, but luckily, I do.  My father has lived there for the past ten years and even when I lived clear across the country in New York, I still managed to get there to visit.  Being there always feels like a vacation.  Not the type of vacation that calls for tropical cocktails with umbrellas on the beach and a teeny bikini, but you always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  The sheer beauty of Monterey is enough to leave you speechless.

This past weekend, we once again made the trek and here are some snapshots of our journey.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
20
2011
0


Thank You.
Written by: WhyDid | Uncategorized

Okay, so someone learned how to use Photoshop. Yes, this looks like a collage a la 9th grade, but I just wanted to thank all of the very special people in my life who have always made my birthday (and everyday) so very special for me.  I love and appreciate you all. Thank you for being a part of my special day and part of my life!

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
30
2010
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I’m on Vacation… Except Not Really
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So, as you may have noticed, WhyDid has just reached a landmark of both 500 posts along with a second birthday. While it may appear that I partied too hard in celebration of such momentous events and didn’t bother posting today due to the hangover from said partying… you’d be wrong. I just decided to take a miniature mental vacation. After spending the past five days in Monterey visiting family and spending quality Thanksgiving family time, my head hurts. I also think I’m getting sick. Hey, it’s cold up there!

Couple that with trying to pick a wedding date/venue, arrange a trip to NY to capture my dream dress/move out of my apartment there, juggle family Christmas time, and plan a festive New Year’s Ever. My brain is fried. Do you know how mentally strenuous trying to arrange friends and estranged family members into a cohesive seating chart is? Wedding planning is hard work, folks!

So, while I lay in bed today, eating pasta, collecting bed sores, and discussing how thin Marisa Miller is, I decided that I did not, in fact, feel like writing a blog post let alone, actually getting out of bed today other than to retrieve Sour Patch Kids and cranberry juice.  It also became abundantly clear, that if I were to be an animal, it would most likely be a three toed sloth. I’ve been told I “lack a sense of urgency” so that sounds about right.

Anyway, this week is just going to have to be a day behind. I’m moving at a sloth’s pace and it feels great. So, sit tight, and we’ll be back to the regularly scheduled program shortly. In the meantime, do not forget to vote for WhyDid’s favorite outfit winner:

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xx,

WhyDid

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