Ecliptica

Friday, February 26, 2010

 

wishing i had some places to wear these!

steve madden, i love you




2/25/10 - Luzern

Thursday, February 25, 2010

 
2/25/10 - Luzern
I took this picture outside of the train station in Luzern. Luzern has to be one of my favorite cities ever and I'm so lucky to be living so near to it (and hopefully in it soon!). It's beautiful - a photographers dream...well, this photographers dream, anyway =) Now that the weather is warmer I can't wait to spend days there with my camera!

Olivia and The Sartorialist

 
Olivia P. from The City made the Sartorialist. I know she's kind of bitchy on the show, but she's so fun to look at - I think she's gorgeous. Should I be watching the City...or The Hills? Should I love Lauren Conrad? Should I be jealous of Whitney? I don't know :)

=)



 
Funny article with the 20 funniest figuring skating faces =) 

New life goal...

 
is to have one of these tables!

I wouldn't play this at work...

Seriously I'm not obsessed with vagina's or chat roulette...honestly - but these random things keep coming up and I don't know why I think the things that I think are funny, but I do...I can't help it! But this video made me laugh out loud...

2 things...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Have you done one or both or would you ever?! I keep reading about these 2 things everywhere today and am kind of in awe!

Ok, last post for the day...promise.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

 
So these amazing wall decals found here kind of make me anxious to have a baby so that I can decorate a nursery. Is that weird? Is that how the longing for motherhood begins? Wall decals?

And because I haven't posted enough things to look at in one day, I thought I would pass on some links that I've been looking at!

  • Nursing Home residents form a biker gang - I love this!
  • A Lyric a Day - If you enjoy tumblr or song lyrics..or pretty pictures...you'll like this cool project.
  • Thanks to Perez I've been enjoying this amazing singer on YouTube. Truly, I don't get in to youtube covers...but she has a stunning voice!

Ipod case

 

bags, bags, bags!

 

Having to walk to the grocery store to fetch groceries (I just said "fetch", weird) keeps me on the lookout for cute bags to carry my food back in! These bags from Alphabet Bags are really simple and cute - and they come with a cute price, too!
And, look what they are going to have sometime in 2010...change purses!!!!!

Feather headboard

 
This headboard featured by Apartment Therapy makes me happy - it makes me sleepy happy...I'm now on the hunt for feather material! 
Isn't Apartment Therapy amazing?
Isn't it hard to keep up with? At one time I had 1,000+ entries from it in my reader, yikes!

so so pretty!

 
{via}
The Lovelist, I have neglected  you for the past few days :( But, I have cleaned out my reader and went on some escapades so I think I have enough material to make my blog happy this week =) or tonight...what would you do if you looked and had like, 18 or so entries from this blog?! do you guys use a Reader? I don't know how I could read as many blogs as I do without one!
Anyway, on to this gorgeous necklace...it's $140 which would take me awhile to talk myself in to buying...but gosh, it's stunning :)
You can find it on ColbyJune's Etsy shop, along with many other pretty pieces...

UO tunic

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So excited for this beautiful shirt to arrive in the mail =)
(UO)
I need an intervention...

My Weekend

Monday, February 15, 2010

A little collage from a relaxing weekend =)
I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Alright, so a few posts back I asked two questions. First one - What would be your perfect Valentine's Day gift? And, second, what are you doing for your significan't other? Valentine's day is almost here! So here is a glimpse in to how some other bloggers are celebrating!
  • Metropolitan Mum is being whisked away to a tropical vacation in the Carribean (jealous much?) - I hope you have a LOVELY romantic time!! And...now, that's an idea!
  • Kelly's (Kelly Leigh Gets Busy) perfect gift would be a set of oil paints so that she can DIY some artwork for their house...specifically for the new house they will be searching for on Valentine's Day! Good luck! <3
  • Elizabeth @ E Tells Tales's perfect gift would be a Kindle. And for her love, she will be making breakfast for dinner with his favorite Key Lime Pie for dessert =)
  • And me? My perfect gift would be a bouqet of beautiful tulips and a nice dinner out and jewelry. I'm just saying...ideally, here :) I'm planning on making my young man his favorite breakfast - homemade Swedish Pancakes =) He will know of my love through my sacrifice of waking up early to do this :p

Tote

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

 
It's quite possible I might be adding in this UO tote to go with my coin purse...I've liked it for the last few months and now it's on sale! Perfect for traveling around with, right?!

Coin purses =)

My poor little thin wallet can barely close because all of my Swiss Franc coins :( I need a coin purse stat or else I'm going to have to start paying with them! That would be easy when I can correctly identify each one - but I'm still getting used to it and I'd end up standing there forever while I figure out exact change =) These coin purses are gorgeous...I wish I could buy them all! Now I just have to choose...

Itstartswith.us

Monday, February 8, 2010


I just wanted to pass on a really inspiring online organization that I learned about from Emily Jane - called ItStartsWith.Us - I couldn't help but get wrapped up in its coolness after I started reading about it! From what I understand you'll be emailed one "mission" per week...whether it's writing a comment on a blog that one of the members found of someone who is having a hard time or sending someone a letter...easy!
Here's their blog

"The goal of ItStartsWith.Us is to build a global community of individuals focused on making a positive impact in the lives of the people around them.
Each and every one of us has the ability to change the world by touching lives in this way. And when we hear stories about the positive things others are doing, we become more aware of the opportunities we have to make a difference for the people around us."

Under My Umbrella-ella! (sorry, I had to!)

Saturday, February 6, 2010





I LOVE the rain. I love it. If I had the choice, I'd rather have a rainy day =) (don't hate). Of course, if it's rainy for 2 weeks I might look forward to the sun. Maybe it's why I love umbrella's. In fact, I just ordered the cutest ever umbrella from Urban Outfitters and a visitor schlepped it all the way over here from the US and I left it on the bus! After only my 2nd time using it!!! After I told 2 people with me to not let me forget it!!!!!! (ok deep breath) So it's back to my huge orange one (courtesy of the Insurance office - be jealous) until I can scout out the perfect umbrella. Here are some from Gilt Fuse that I'm loving. Have you heard of this website? It has luxury designers and fashion brands at prices up to 70% off retail. If you need an invite leave your email and I'll send you one!

but...

but....so...these boots are perfect and they are all in the front picture of this Shop Rampage website and I can't find them for sale anywhere!!! :( It's like raaaaiiinnnnn on your wedding dayyyyy :(

I hope you all have a great weekend, new blog friends. I've really enjoyed this blog so far and I have loved looking at all of yours and finding so many new ones! I'm excited to read them everyday and spend a nerdy amount of time in my reader... =)

And remember, see the post below and send in your Vday info!

funny valentine..s and a question...

Friday, February 5, 2010




I'm all for the sentimental stuff, I'm not going to lie...but getting one of these cards from KuroCo's Etsy shop would make me laugh!

And also, I have 2 questions...
1. What would be your perfect Valentine's day gift this year?
2. What are you getting/doing for your significant other this year?

If you celebrate V-day - Email me (asweetblog at the gmail) or leave a comment - I'd love to make a list and blog it! I'm sure we can get ideas from eachother =)

Man on Wire & Let the Great World Spin

Thursday, February 4, 2010


"Man on Wire" was one of the most memorable documentaries that I've seen.  It was moving to watch a man carry out a dream that he had been so passionate about since he was a young boy....If you are in to documentaries I would recommend it.
I then stumbled across a book called "Let the Great World Spin" that centers around this story but digs a little deeper to the twin emotions of love and loss. This is going on my reading list - for sure =)


Heavy Heart



This video made my heavy heart melt =)
(via Dear Old Love)

shopping in luzern, anyone?


My favorite purchase this year has been an oversized white button down shirt (from Tally Weijl). Besides the fact that I'm scared to wear it for fear of spilling something on it...I am excited for all the ways that I can wear and accessorize it for the rest of winter and spring!

necklaces, valentine's day, what?


Moon Pendant
I love when the sun sets - night is by far my favorite time - what better way to celebrate it than a moon necklace?



I also like this Swarovski magnolia pendant. Ever since I moved to Switzerland last November it's been Swarovski this, Swarovski that - I mean they had a chandelier in the Luzern train station and a Christmas tree in the Zurich one! So naturally I was curious of them - had to look...consequently fell in love with a few things, you know how it goes =)

Clarevivier

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Clarevivier
I've had my eye on this bag (they have it in black, brown and grey too) for some time. Do I dare order it for $240? I, who has purse ADD? I tell myself that I'm growing up now and am starting to become attracted to quality things; specifically purses, and that it's time to stop buying any cheap purse that strikes my fancy every other month...but I suspect that the purse crush part of my brain could be playing a trick on me...I can't decide...
What color would you choose?

Thrift Switzerland

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

 
Thrifting in Switzerland...my favorite find so far =) ($5)

Alexander Wang ad


I am loving the Alexander Wang add...
(as seen here)

Coach wallets/wristlets





You would think with all of the pretty new spring designs at Coach I would find ones more interesting to be my favorites but I guess I tend towards the classic, I think I would get tired of the other patterns too quickly! Do you have a favorite brand for purses and wallets? 

Hallways

Monday, February 1, 2010


I think these hallways are put together so nicely. I have a long hallway that is in need of some decorating - but it is so hard to incorporate the styles that I have learned to love from all of the amazing decorating blogs I read in to my contemporary Swiss apartment...they are all about modern this and modern that and it's hard to go vintage with floor to ceiling windows, black granite kitchen and the massive amount of space (I know that sounds awful doesn't it)...but seriously...I'm having a hard time decorating and making our apartment feel like home...I suppose it will eventually come around :) 

Alphabet rings


It seems like I must be going through a ring phase :)
but these are so dainty and i could see stacking them with the initials of the one you love and the heart...
{here}

Free City Sweatpants

This blog.

I'm starting this blog anew and fresh.
You can read through the old one here.
I know my header looks weird...
and the video below is messed up...
but i will get it together!
 

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