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LIFE IS SWEET|Carte Noire Dessert Porn


It’s Friday. Time to relax your mind. Indulge your senses.  Gratify your insatiable appetite…for dessert. Duh.

French coffee company, Carte Noire, knew EXACTLY what they were doing when they shared these titillating dessert instructionals with the world.  Creating joy, that’s what.  Sweet, delectable joy.



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ALL DAY|EVERY DAY: The Grand Budapest Hotel


There’s a very special place in my heart I have reserved for cherishing whimsical notions such as: Unicorns, macarons, ranunculus, topiary gardens, chiffon…and Wes Anderson.  It’s a magical, candy-colored little place that makes me down right giddy – in an  “It’s so fluffy! I’m gonna die!” kind of way.  Naturally, then, with the release of his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (as it goes every time he introduces a new film), I become obsessed with every little, quirky, intentional detail.  The images look stunning! I cannot WAIT to see it!!

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And then, there’s this gem: How to Make a Courtesan au Chocolat.

A video that teaches you how to make the gorgeous pastries pictured above.  I would not be mad if Wes Anderson’s next project was a cooking show! One can only imagine how delicious and magical and delicious and fantastical that show would be….le sigh.

All images via The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Meet ResLo’s newest (& most delicious) series: Life is Sweet!  

I’m the friend that always gets assigned dessert duty.  I am 100% ok with this.  My knowledge of wine is embarrassingly limited. But, dessert? Guuurl, I got this.  

My life is only slightly (completely) controlled by my massive sweet tooth: I ALWAYS have room for dessert.  I live for the little chocolates hotels leave after turning down my bed.  I crave donuts every day of my life.  About 90% of my pins on Pinterest are of sweets, desserts, cakes, donuts, donuts, donuts….Don’t EVEN get me started on chocolate.  

In all their cheerful, sugary glory, they make me happy. So, naturally, I want to share some of that happiness with you!

Bon apétit!



I have a very special place in my heart (& stomach. Duh.) for donuts. They’re fried and delicious and…yay, rainbow sprinkles! I’ve had an unhealthy love for them for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it’s nostalgia that makes them so near & dear to my heart.  Growing up, if my Sunday started with the Comics section and a grease stained, bubblegum pink cardboard box, it was going to be a good week.  Also, long story super short, there was this one time in Portland when VooDoo donuts kinda saved my life.  Like I said, near & dear.

When it comes to donuts, I’m a traditionalist.  Chocolate glazed and maple bars are my standard.

What’s your go-to donut flavor?

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via donut clock (unknown) | rainbow donut (unknown) | Know Your Donut illustration (unknown) | Donut photography by Maki Strunc | VooDoo donuts (unknown| Donut Macarons

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A clever little poem about the beautiful unicorn of a creature that is…a girl who reads.  Written and performed by British poet, Mark Grist.

Cheeky? Yes. Cheesy? Just a tad. Romantic? For days.  But also…true.

“Some guys prefer asses. Some prefer tits. And, I am not saying that I don’t like those bits…but, what’s more important, what supersedes, is a girl with passion, wit, and dreams, so I like a girl…who reads.”

Me too, Mark. Me too.

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Oh, London. In autumn.  For some reason, these images make my brain oh-so-very happy.

A nice, little much needed mental holiday.

…le sigh.

HAPPY PLACE: London Rain x University of Cambridge

HAPPY|PLACE: London Rain x Umbrellas

HAPPY|PLACE: London Rain x Wet Sidewalk

HAPPY|PLACE: London Rain x Breakie

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ALL DAY|EVERY DAY: Pillows & More Pillows

Um, can we just talk about all this pillow amazingness?

BSG, sushi, ice cream sandwiches! It’s all my favorite things in nap time form! So good. So comfy. So completely geeky & unnecessary.

So, naturally…I want. The ginormous cat face? Yeah, not so much. Because it’s not creepy in the slightest.

ALL DAY|EVERY DAY: Pillows & More Pillows

video game cartridge pillow | french bulldog pillow | london skyline pillow | sushi pillow | wood log pillow | cylon raider pillow | scary ginormous cat head pillow

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ALL DAY|EVERY DAY: I Heart Your Guts

Awww, how sweet and hopelessly romantic it is – the sentiment of holding someone’s heart.

Holding someone’s ACTUAL heart, however? Um, pass?

I’ll love a girl for her brains, but her gallbladder? Meh. Doesn’t really do it for me. More of a spleen girl myself.

…ok, done now.

ALL DAY|EVERY DAY: I Heart Your Guts

Justine Brooks heart locket | Black Milk Clothing Dem Guts swimsuit | Thinking Cap | Anatomical chocolates | I Heart Guts heart plush | Modcloth heart tray | Anatomical Heart cufflinks 

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