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The Blog Has Moved!
January 17, 2010, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Etc

Hello everyone! Guess what? I got a brand new blog! It’s at a new-ish address and everything. I decided it was time for something new. I also really wanted a more personal blog rather than a super business-y blog. I’ll try and include more bits and pieces from my personal life and include detailed cutesy things that I personally like rather than have a 1918 Vintage agenda behind everything. The new blog can be found here:


The name ghostly ferns comes from the beautiful Ghost Fern plant. I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new blog. I hope you subscribe to it via google reader or whatnot. It’ll be great. I promise to give you some great things to look at. See you at Ghostly Ferns!


Favorite Things GIVEAWAY!
January 16, 2010, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Etc

In honor of my new favorite things posts, i’ve decided to do a giveaway of some of my all time favorite things! One winner will receive ALL of the items above, plus a secret bonus gift. Here’s what you can win:

1. The Sew Sew Cute Necklace. Currently sold out, but I have a special one reserved just for the giveaway. My favorite accessory i’ve ever sold in the store. I’m always getting compliments on mine when I wear it!

2. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. Has been my favorite lip balm for years. I still can’t find a lip balm that works quite as well. If you haven’t given it a try yet, you have a chance if you win!

3. A bag of Werther’s Original Butterscotch Candies. These have been my favorite candies since I was little and Grandma would hide them around her house. I love butterscotch, it’s great in the wintertime too!

4. World Market’s Gingerbread Cocoa Mix. A bit late for Christmas, but who cares! I fell in love with this cocoa over the holidays and want to share it with you. It’s so tasty and perfect for cold weather. Yum!

5. Wayfarer Style Glasses. Just like mine! Only…these aren’t real. Now you can look just like Woody Allen too. These glasses are so fun. I always get compliments on mine. People often ask me if mine are real or not. I guess the faux glasses, like the ones in the giveaway, are popular!

6. Small Holey Cowl. I’ll let you pick from any of the 5 colors available for a more customized look. I first made this scarf for myself a year ago and loved it so much that I wanted to share it with my customers. It’s so so so warm and fairly light too!

7. Gerber Daisy Roller Perfume from Anthropologie. I’ve been using these roller perfumes for the past couple of years and absolutely love them. They’re perfect for every day use and are small enough to fit in your bag too.

8. The Royal Tenenbaums Screenplay. One of my favorite screenplays of all time (from my favorite movie of all time). I want to share with you my favorite dry humor and whimsical lines from all of the Tenenbaums!


You can get multiple giveaway entries by doing one (or more) of the following:

1. Comment below, you can say anything!

2. Become our fan on facebook here. If you’re already our fan, you’re already entered!

3. Follow us on twitter here. If you already follow us, you’re already entered!

4. Buy anything from our store here between 1/15 and 1/31.

PLEASE ENTER THE CONTEST ON OUR NEW BLOG…HERE. THANK YOU! (if you enter here, your comment will not be lost).

The more of those you do, the more times you’ll be entered and the more likely you’ll win! The winner will be chosen at random, using a numbering system and random.org. Winner will be chosen and announced on 2/1/10. Winner will be notified by email provided. Good luck!

Owen Pallett – Heartland
January 15, 2010, 12:13 pm
Filed under: Music

Photo by  __J

Amazing Canadian violin-electro god, Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) brings a splendid collection of work in his new album, Heartland. put out by one of my favorites, Domino Records, this album brings it all! Slightly more electronic than past albums, but the usual classical violin cools down the electronic tones. A perfect mix of my two favorite genres, couldn’t be better Owen! Pitchfork recently rated Heartland in its “best new music” category. Congrats Mr. Pallett! Listen to one of my favorite tracks from the album below.

January 13, 2010, 2:59 pm
Filed under: Etc, Fashion

Above are the glasses I’m trying to choose out of. I need some serious help picking out a new pair. I can’t decide which ones I want! Some of them are similar, but they’re all different in little ways. Below are the two pairs that I currently have. I suppose I really only need ONE pair, but I like to mix it up with different styles. Please voice your opinion and let me know which pair above will go best on my face and be a nice contrast to the two pairs I already have.

Which ones should I buy? Pick one #1-7

Favorite Things Wednesday!
January 13, 2010, 11:53 am
Filed under: Etc

These amazing graphic printed tights from Les Queues de Sardines. I especially like the nude/ clear colored tights because they make your legs look like they have cool tattoos! I highly recommend you go on the site and check out all of the prints, there are tons more.

The absolutely stunning food photography from Sprouted Kitchen. They give the most delicious recipes and present the food in the most unique way possible. They make food look absolutely gorgeous and beautiful, just as it is!

The iCooly from Pyramid Distribution, makes your iPhone look like a cute iMac! How fun and adorable! Unfortunately they’re sold out right now, hopefully more will be up soon!

Good Guide, my new favorite website. Rates the health, environmental and social impact of each individual product. They essentially tell you how eco and health friendly each company and product is. They even make a barcode-scanning (free) iPhone app to help you out when you’re shopping.

The amazing DIY projects from PS I Made This. Like this necklace made from hair rollers. She has such creative ideas that are usually super cheap. I highly recommend you check her out. Beautiful!

Bao. My new favorite food. They’re hot buns filled with Chinese goodness. Luckily, I have a restaurant called Wow Bao 2 blocks from my apartment. I get the vegetarian whole wheat edamame bao and the coconut custard bao. So delicious, healthy, and low calorie!

The What Type Are You? quiz from Pentagram. It’s a super unique take on the traditional quiz. Includes an adorable narrator and interactivity!

The current collection from La Casita de Wendy. Featuring some of the cutest and most adorablest prints I’ve seen in a while.

Air France. An amazing Swedish electronic duo, saw them a couple of weeks ago with Jens Lekman. Perhaps one of the best shows I’ve been to (top 5). Air France did a DJ set rather than the usual and played a lot of my favorite songs. They seemed like genuinely nice guys.

The Catorialist
January 12, 2010, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Fashion

For those of you who are fans of The Sartorialist and lovers of cats, The Catorialist is perfect for you! Cat’s across “the world” are photographed with their raw style and whimsical fashion. This site is soooo ridiculous! Thanks for me, for you!

What’s In Your Bag?
January 11, 2010, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Etc

I’ve always loved ‘What’s In Your Bag’ photos so I’ve decided to compile a few of my favorites. I always have so much fun looking through Flickr at all of these images. Plus, I’m such a nosy person and this excites me a lot to know what people carry around every day.

Please click on each photo for the original source!

What’s in YOUR bag?