It's my favorite day of the week. Hooray, hooray! This week's fan is Alexandra Tyler of Strawberry Lemonade and Modern Kiddo. Alix and I met in a blogging class and we've been 'net pals ever since. We have a lot in common, I'm learning. We both have one kiddo, a love for art/design and apparently a passion for vintage jewelry...read on..
1. (AW) What is your favorite place to be in the world?
(AT) My favorite place to be is lounging poolside with a good book and a cold drinkie--and of course, my little boy Wolfie splashing happily nearby. Palm Springs or Bali are my two favorite poolside destinations. I should clarify that this is a magical pool with no wild children cannon-balling. A girl can dream, right? (Image: Flickr user y2001222)
2. (AW) What is your #1 pick from Art Wall?
(AT) This was a tough question because there are so many great pieces here. I think my favorite, however is the illustration by Nancy Julsen, "Rose L." I love vintage stuff and I'm always taken by formal portraits. This has such a great "old school yearbook" feel! I also love that I found it in the bedroom section of Art Wall, because I'm always looking for something to hang above my bed (and I'm paranoid that if I hang a heavy frame it will come crashing down on me in the middle of the night..sigh.) Ryan Berkley's Squirrel in a Suit was a totally close second, though.
3. (AW) What's in your handbag that you can't live without?
(AT) Besides my iPhone and lipgloss (which I'm guessing are popular answers!), I would say my favorite item is this little mini roll-on bottle of Kai perfume. It's small enough that it fits in my lil makeup pouch and just a wee dab makes me smell all fresh and perty. (Image: Kai)
4. (AW) What is your go-to morning drink?
(AT) I'm a huge coffee lover. I love a straight-up cuppa joe, with a splash of cream (no sugar please). I can't lie, though, I'm also a fan of fancy coffee too. Mochas and Carmel Macciattos? YUM. I usually get the size with an extra shot in it, so it still tastes like coffee. (Image: Embem30)
5. (AW) What is your favorite item in your home under $10?
(AT) This is the hardest question ever! I am a huge thrifter so I really have a zillion items under $10 in my house that I love. I think I would have to say my favorite item is my vintage jewelry collection. Virtually everything cost $10 or less from the thrift store! Each piece is colorful, sparkly and unique. Almost like lil works of art! (Image: Alexandra Tyler)