Packaging

If I could manage, I would have a bubble bath daily.   Instead I enjoy a nice hot shower while breathing deep deep deep.  But seeing this Lollia Wish sugared pastille bubble bath really sort of begs me to run a bath and shut out all things for just a little while. Or I’m just as happy admiring the packaging.

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Once Upon a Time / 29

This past week has been one of my favorites, and not just because of all the food and drink you’ll see here (though that helped).  I loved the rest I caught up on and the surprising ease with which I just went with it all.   And I love the people I shared the time with.  Could I get used to this way of living?  I think I just have. We enjoyed a fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner out at my very favorite restaurant.  I ordered a Shirley Temple while we waited at the bar and after eating 2,000 pieces of bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, I dove into the raviolis.  (I always get the ravioli!)  Anyhow, it is by far some of the tastiest Italian food I’ve eaten, ever (But not including the meals made by my mom, dad, and my aunts. Naturally.). and then tea for dessert since I wasn’t feeling tip top that night and felt something soothing would do the trick… which it did. (Sebastian enjoyed a yummy chocolate mousse; I stole a couple bites.)    I maybe have a little too much of a good time with putting together outfits, though I joke that I dress like a six year old who just gained access to trunks of clothes in her grandmother’s attic, but whatevs… (The embroidered belt on the left is a gift from my wonderful childhood friend, Karen.  The sparkling tights on the right I wore with my New Year’s Eve dress and are a gift from my awesome mother-in-law.) On New Year’s day, we hung with a bestie (and the insanely adorable Charm the Dog) all day while drinking coffee and champagne (first photo, up top) and tasty treats…     …surrounded by art materials…   things like these beautiful vintage chains and mother of pearl buttons that you’ll be seeing integrated into the designs of my next collection, by month’s end… Back in the studio working on a pair of sterling silver earrings…      And popping into Sebastian’s shop one day and ending up with photos of him tattooing this incredible sleeve…   This weekend and the following days and nights will find me deep into piles of materials, making the pieces for the next collection photoshoot in a couple of weeks and catching up on all things with the business.  Maybe I’ll throw in a drive South for…

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Make / 1

I’m excited for this first of many do-it-yourself projects (DIY, as the kids call it).  Each Thursday I’ll post a new Make idea that you can easily create in a doable little chunk of time, but that will also have high impact awesomeness for your own use or as a gift. How great are these leather-wrapped vases?  Use for bouquets or for art materials or whatever else you see fit.  The metallic lace is really cool, but you can also switch up the colors with pastels, earth tones, or any rainbow assortment of your liking.  (By the way, there are also faux leather options, if you prefer.)  Get the projects instructions in their entirety over at Creature Comforts! Are there any diy projects you’d like to see here on Wish List?  Email me your suggestions at info [at] ShopCatherineMasi.com  and I’ll do my best to feature it in a future Make post!

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Welcome, 2013!

Dear friends, For this brand new year, I’m saying Yes, please. Bring on the daring, the fearlessness, the peace and the calm that comes with letting go and trusting in all good and passionate and beautiful things here and now and more to come. So much to look forward to on this blog, with my shop, with life in general…  a bold combination of wild wishes and a fond appreciation for the simplicity of every day happenings.   I hope you discover things in your own life to feel inspired by in 2013. Cheers! Love, Cath [ decorations ]

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Favorite posts from 2012…

I had great fun with this blog over the past year and hope you’ve enjoyed it, too.  Having learned ways to evolve Wish List into a reader friendly place to hang while also staying true to my aesthetic has been a somewhat tricky process (I sometimes veer off the beaten path).  But I feel I’ve achieved a happy and inspiring space here both for my own personal creative endeavors and, fingers crossed, for all of you, as well.  And if this blog’s analytics read true, its appeal is spreading; and for that I am so very very thankful. This coming year, you’ll see lots more random pretties in design and fashion, wit and wisdom quotes, delicious food and drink, and peeks inside my personal world and my shop.  I’ll also be adding a DIY series of cool and easy projects curated from around the web and an interior decorating series for stunning design tips and ideas for your own home.  I’m so excited about all of these and much much more in 2013. For now, here are my favorite 2012 posts by month.  Grab a cup of tea, a mug of coffee, a flask of spirits and kick back… enjoy. * I love this photo. * Some things about Mars the Dog * This home wedding is lovely. * A Valentine’s Day wish* One of my first in many lessons about a work/life balance* Really pretty product packaging * What a sweet image.* This woman has got some incredible talent.* A beautiful combination* I could stare at these forever.   * Five things of great beauty * I never thought I’d be so into pink. * One of the best reminders ever * How cute. * Yes to all of this. * What’s not to love? * I will eat this and then pass out. * Such nostalgic style* Keep these words tucked in your pocket. * A fun day* Yes, please.* How magical would this be?! * The origin and early progression of my business* A behind the scenes peek into a collection photoshoot* True true. * One of my favorite quiet by-myself days.* I agree. * Me and my bicycle* A mini-vacation * Such a beautiful version of Moon River* What stunning dresses!* This dad is super funny, don’t you think?* I love that I am surrounded by creative people. * Trying out my new camera* Places I’d…

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