my favorite things


++ clothes ++


** LL Bean Field Coat with Wool/Nylon Liner

Makes me feel like I am on the hunt. You can take out the quilted inner layer during warmer seasons.


** J. Crew 3" Chino Short

** American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Cycle Short in black

Hold up against frequent wear. Opaque enough to wear on their own. Cottony and unobtrusive, unlike most heavily branded sportswear.

** Uniqlo leggings

Lightweight but opaque. Cottony but stays wrinkle-free, no cameltoe.


** KEEN Women's Clearwater CNX in Barberry/Hot Coral

** Blundstone #510 Black Premium Leather boots

** Sanita Glimmer Clog in Green

My space librarian shoes.

** Vans Authentic in Black/Black

Wear with black ankle socks to look like you hang out at skate parks.

watches + jewelry

** Tiffany and Co. Elsa Peretti Color by the Yard Bracelet in gold with one lapis lazuli stone

My mom and sister gave this to me for my high school graduation present. I don't ever take it off and have come to believe that the lapis lazuli stone has great powers. Tiffany no longer sells the lapis version, and I don't think the other bracelets in this collection are as lovely or as powerful.

** Timex Kids Pink Analog Watch, Butterflies and Hearts Elastic Fabric Strap

Lasts for years, waterproof, elastic watch band, and the face lights up.


** Smartwool socks, medium weight

++ stationary ++


** LAMY Safari fountain pen with Extra Fine Black-coated steel nib, T10 black ink cartridges.

** Uni-ball Signo RT Gen Pal 38mm, black ink.

** Sharpie Pen Retractable Fine point


** Rhodia Webnotebook 5.5" x 8.3" Dot Grid

** Leuchtturn Medium Notebook, Dots

** Moleskine Volant Notebook (Set of 2), 5 X 8.25, softcover, ruled

++ grocery ++

Trader Joe's

** Trader Ming's Cha Siu Bao

** Pork buns, mock-steamed in the microwave for 45 seconds by covering them with a damp paper towel.

** Trader Joe's Chicken Gyoza

** Trader Joe's Palak Paneer

** Trader Joe's Dried Fruit Soft & Juicy Mandarins

Not Trader Joe's

** Jif Natural Peanut Butter with Honey, Crunchy

** Bragg Nutritional yeast

For popcorn.

** Castello Saga Classic Blue Brie

** Cambazola cheese

** Humboldt Fog cheese

** Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar

** Quaker Lightly Salted Rice Cakes

** Sarabeth's Peach Apricot Jam

** Yummy Earth Organic Hot Chili Lollipops

** Starbucks Green Tea Latte/Iced Latte/Frappucino

** Dr. Brown's Cel Ray

** Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale

** Nesquik Strawberry Milk

** Almond milk, any brand, but the sweeter kind

** Nestle Abuelita Mexican Style Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

** Nongshim Shin Noodle Ramyun Gourmey Spicy

** Cheeseballs, any brand, but especially if they are sold in those giant plastic jugs

** Cheetos Flamin' Hot

** Funyuns Flamin' Hot

** General Mills Basic 4 Cereal

** Blood oranges

** Grapefruit

** McDonad's Hashbrowns

** Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Bar

** Milky Way Midnight Dark


++ video games ++

playstation 2

** We ♥ Katamari

** Jak and Daxter


** Animal Crossing: New Leaf

++ books ++


** Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

** One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

** Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins

young adult lit

** Dangerous Angels/Weetzie Bat series - Francesca Lia Black

** Cyd Charisse series - Rachel Cohn

** Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan

** Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List - Rachel Cohn + David Levithan

** Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn + David Levithan

** Whip It - Shauna Cross

** A Mango-Shaped Space - Wendy Mass

** I'll Give You The Sun - Jandy Nelson

** Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling

** Holes - Louis Sachar

** Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

** Love, Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli


** The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell

** Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon - Edward Dolnick

** The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs

** The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education - Grace Llewellyn

** Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander

** Peace Is Every Step - Thich Nhat Hanh

** Ishmael - Daniel Quinn

** Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery - Don Richard Riso + Russ Hudson


** What's In Prince's Fridge? - Heavy Table

** Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank - Tracie Egan Morrissey - Jezebel

** The End of Food - Lizzie Widdicombe - The New Yorker

** The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State - The Upshot, New York Times

** Jaden and Willow Smith on Prana Energy, Time and Why School is Overrated - Su Wu - T Magazine, New York Times

** A Very Revealing Conversation With Rihanna - Miranda July - T Magazine, New York Times


** Parks and Recreation

** Gossip Girl

** RuPaul's Drag Race

** David Attenborough's Life of Mammals


** Empire Records

** Pretty in Pink

** Hackers

** Heathers

** Clueless

** Juno

** Lego Movie

** Elf

** Kicking and Screaming

** Zootopia

** Toy Story 3

** Monsters, Inc.

art + artists

** Jean-Michel Basquiat

** Henry Ossawa Tanner

** Michelangelo's Pieta

** Maisie Cousins

** Jenny Holzer


** Incomplete - Backstreet Boys

** Metamorphosis - Hillary Duff

** Hadestown Anais - Mitchell

** Bon Iver - Bon Iver

** Britney - Britney Spears

** Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus

** Cry Baby - Melanie Martinez

** Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition - One Direction

** The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

** Into The Rush - Aly & AJ

** Let Go - Avril Lavigne

** Pure Heronie - Lorde

** Title - Meghan Trainor