Leaving you with my story this week as I head to Austin! I am ready for a week full of friends, a wedding, and a bit of inspiration shopping too.
It’s official! We made over $2,000 in the Haiti Relief Fundraiser…$2028 to be exact. I just made the donation to the Red Cross International Response Fund after waiting for all the funds to come in & to clear Paypal. In the interest of transparency, you can see my donation verification below—with sensitive info blanked out, of course.
I want to take this time to thank all those who donated prizes as well as all the wonderful folks who bid on them. I’d also like to thank you bloggers who helped me get the word out about the fundraiser. There are really tooooo many to name individually, but you know who you are! Finally, thanks to Khristian A. Howell, who very generously created the fundraiser logo, and to Amy the intern for helping me to coordinate the silent auctions.
I’m so proud of our little community for getting involved and want to encourage you to not forget about future donations to benefit Haiti. The Haitian people are going to need our help for some time.
Hooray! The prints I developed for REI's yoga program have finally hit the floor! I think I will have to go check it out live this weekend!
Happy Monday! I am very excited to be participating in the first ever blog mashup! This is going to be so fun! It will be like playing that game where one person starts a story and the next has to continue it and then the next...well you get it! We'll get to learn a little more about the bloggers we follow daily and find some new gems as well. Big thanks to Victoria over at sf girl by bay for organizing 300 bloggers!!! Cheers to Victoria!
1,3,6,9,10 - anthropologie
2 - marni
4 - balenciaga
5 - elle saab
7 - balenciaga
8 - theory
11 - chanel
* checking out a new workspace
* having dinner with girlfriends old and new
* taking a day trip to visit extended family
* bonding with my new local market
Have you been picked up and dropped suddenly into a new home? Are you making the best of it everyday? I want to hear your stories! Email me and tell me your story, and you'll be featured here!
A favourite walk along the river.... it's a short walk, but so pretty.Although this is called the 'Cape Town & District Association for the Hearing Impaired', the sign on the window says it's the 'Deaf Club'. A man standing against the corner asked me whether I was an artist. I mumbled "Sort of" and he wished me a nice day. I do like my neighbourhood!The grain mill is quite near my house; it's the tallest building for miles around. It's in an area that used to be heavily industrial, right next the railway line. Now most of the grain is transported by road, which means that huge trucks thunder past, literally shaking foundations as they go, causing cups and glasses to rattle in my kitchen cupboards. The trucks regularly get stuck in the narrow roads, too, to the amusement of pedestrians, but not drivers, I suppose. To really appreciate it's Art Deco touches, it's best to see it from train going past.And Burger Fair as the sun sets: burgers that taste home-made, eaten from a tray clipped on to the car window. The waitress isn't on rollerskates, but she should be.The Werdmuller Centre is a shopping centre that was built in the 70s by a world-renowned architect. People either love it or loathe it, and there are constant rumours and threats of demolition. It's mostly empty but for a church, a few dingy shops, and the best secondhand bookshop in Cape Town, Cafda. I think it's beautiful!