Love for Emma

Screen Shot 2013-01-17 at 8.38.41 PMThere is nothing I love more than Phoenix creatives designing new and beautiful things. My favorite local magazine at the moment is Emma Magazine with the tagline “If Martha Stewart was a twenty-something.” Seriously, someone pulled the pages of this magazine from my brain.

The great read spotlights some of my favorite Phoenix haunts, adorable DIYs, recipes and fashions that are actually my style and it is completely refreshing. I also love the style of photography that captures all the above.

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In the two issues that have come out, Emma Magazine has had recipes for delicious soups (I am going through this phase where all I want to eat is soup), DIY wood transfers, crepes and “Mama Duds,” which I am not pregnant, but I wanted all of their picks.

One of my favorite part of the magazine are the printables! I printed this cute calendar (with my signature glasses) for my work desk and I can’t wait to use the gift tags.

I was even more in love when I flipped to the next page and saw friend Chelsea Brown in her own spread. Chelsea has the great blog Tea Talk and always shares her great daily outfits and thoughts on Phoenix, so they couldn’t have picked a cooler chick.

Screen Shot 2013-01-17 at 8.47.50 PMI am so excited to see the next issues of Emma Magazine. I have been pulling ideas from their outfits, decor and recipes, so I can’t wait to be even more inspired. Check out the December and January issues, as well as videos and outtake, at

I am always looking for new magazines to read and love. What are some magazines you are currently reading?


Ace of Spade

J.Crew and Kate Spade are my wallet weaknesses. I promise you that I can justify any purchase made from either store. So, you can bet that when I saw that Kate Spade was having a 75% off sale, I was going to purchase a few things (despite my super tight budget).

Well, you just lost a bet. I did not go wild. I bought one lovely plate for a centerpiece. However, Kate Spade’s items are so classic and quirky and fit my style to a tee (and she’s an ASU alumna) and I am pining over a few things:

The Wellesly Rachelle in peacock (basically my dream bag)

Composition Notebook iPhone 4 Case

Skinny Mini Bow Bangle
(My boyfriend bought me one of their idiom bangles last Christmas and this would go perfect with it)

And all of her dresses

One day I will become a millionaire and buy this all. Until then, I will head to the outlet that’s on the way to L.A.