fan favorites: alix of modern kiddo

April 09, 2010

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 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)



Shoppingsmycardio said...

I didn't put it together that alix runs both makes so much more sense now! Where is that darling coffee cup from? Love!!

alix said...

Well that's because of my wonky "I spell my name two ways" maddness.....haha. It started out as a bit of a typo, and then I thought "Well, it's kind of a fun way for me to separate my two blogging worlds!" My big goof was that I didn't stop to think some people might read BOTH blogs. Argh! So Alex, Alix, Alexandra.....Crazy Girl. I answer to all!!

Katie thank you so much! This was a blast. We heart Art Wall!

Anonymous said...

that mug is adorable!

enjoy your weekend :)

xo Alison

annamaria potamiti said...

I love that poolside/heaven dream! Can I use the next chair and bring my book? I will be soooo quiet!

Annamaria :)

ringmaster said...

love the vintage jewelry!

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