Category Archives: random

Dress For Dinner Napkins

Amazing. Laugh out loud good.


I have some exciting news to share…

After two years of hard work and much learning – I have officially completed graduate school and have MASTERS in media studies. I am excited.


I have a fantastic balcony at my apartment and have long been planning to get some plants and flowers out there. Now that I have spotted this amazing nautically inspired gardening set I think I am ready to get my hands dirty with soil. Nothing like good lookin’ tools to get inspired!

everyday is a celebration

These banter banners would be lovely for a party or just for everyday enjoyment. Why not live life surrounded by festive decorations!


now that we’ve found amazing placecard holders and napkin rings – how about throwing some fun coasters into the mix for pre-dinner drinks!

10,000 page views

It is very exciting for me to announce that this blog has had over 10,000 page views! (10,179 to be exact)

It’s been almost four months since I started Second Story View… I am having an absolute blast sharing with you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful response.

circa ceramics

Yesterday I spent the evening at International Center of Photography (before seeing Billy Elliott on Broadway). Yep, things get pretty fun when my parents come to visit, even when buried under 20 inches of snow. I always make time to peruse museum gift shops – the books, trinkets, totes, magnets, post cards – I always want them all. The ICP had a wonderful display of cups and mugs with the camera graphic (see top right) that caught my eye. I made note in my things to blog about notebook and when checking out circa ceramics today I was thrilled to see there are a variety of lovely images on these made to order mugs and bowls. Check out their etsy store here.

kravet advertisement

This kravet advertisement made me smile and hungry.

presidential snow

I have a special place in my heart for Washington DC since I lived there for a year and a half and now my sister calls DC home. As I am sure you have heard, the city has been hit with an unbelievable amount of snow in the past few days, and while I am sure this is tough on residents – it makes for some amazing pictures.

a few things retro

perhaps this post will satisfy my craving for a milkshake, some crispy french fries and few tunes from the juke box

dining table, wall clock, cake stand

under (or over) the sea

where would you rather sleep: under the sea or floating on top?

computer book book

BookBook is a hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro and I like it.

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this is post number…

I’m pretty excited. Its been a fun run. And it’s only the beginning!
Thanks to all you folks checking back often and for all the positive feedback!

things i like

lace doilies
stylish bird print
vintage red typewriter
boho vintage bedroom

ding dong…

the witch is dead!

Today in London, Harrods opened their Wicked Witch of the East display with giant protruding red shoes coming out of the store front. Brilliant!

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hold the phone

While I can’t complain about the convenience of having a phone that fits in my pocket, every once in a while I do get a bit nostalgic and wish I could pick up a classic handset, nuzzle it comfortably between my ear and shoulder and catch up with one of my friends for hours. I have seen other versions before, but these are by far the cutest. Designed by YUBZ the retro handset has adapters for both mobile phones and computers (which would make Skyping all the more fun). $39.95

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in case you were wondering….

I know I posted about this site before but here is yesterdays fun fact….

learn something new every day

learn something new every day dogCheck out this cool site: Learn Something New Every Day
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