I enjoyed a brief stay recently at the Madonna Inn while driving back home down the coast from Sonoma. Known for being ornately and colorfully decorated, there’s no area of the hotel that doesn’t feel special, including the tennis and basketball court.
With its striking pink and blue combo, here’s a few shots of the courts, perfect for inspiration boards. Already looking forward to returning soon!
With the French Open winding down, my attention’s been sucked back into tennis lately, so it was appropriate to stumble upon Danielle Clough’s work this week. Clough’s embroidery work stems across a number of items, not just tennis rackets, but what a clever application! While this could even make for some neat DIY inspiration, I’d rather leave it to a pro and enjoy her craftsmanship. I couldn’t stop scrolling, so here’s a number of her other rackets to enjoy. Read More
Here goes my first post of 2016, and it’s unsurprisingly about the Super Bowl, my favorite event. As what I believe to be an effort to further encourage women’s viewership, the NFL has paired up again with the CFDA for 50 one-of-a-kind, designer-decorated footballs. In 2014, 48 designers contributed to the helmet project [here]. This year’s class includes, Rag & Bone, Rachel Zoe, Alice & Olivia, Jennifer Meyer, Marchesa, Rebecca Minkoff, and Prabal Gurung, to name a few. You can see the rest of the collection on the link below. What are your favorites? Do you think the NFL and CFDA make a good partnership?
The auction is on now until February 14 with all balls on display in San Francisco, home of Super Bowl L*, from January 3-February 7. Auction proceeds wiill benefit the NFL Foundation. Get your bid on.
November, my favorite month, is finally here! One of the best things this month brings is the bounty of Christmas gift guides. My favorite spotting so far has been Free People’s Vintage Loves shop, which featured a surprising number of vintage and vintage-inspired sports items. While they’re all filed under the “For Him” gifts, I think any gals like me would be equally stoked on this. I’m thrilled to see collector items like this being highlighted at a major brand, but I’m also a little selfishly disappointed that collectors will have to be competing with corporations that are scouring the market.
Due to the condition and rarity of these items, a few have been unsurprisingly sold already. For items just as cool, but much lower in price, I highly recommend Etsy for finding that unique gift for the sports fan in your life.
1. Handsome Dan Football
2. Vintage Sports Illustrated – 1975 Nolan Ryan cover [sold]
3. Vintage Hank Aaron Signed Bat
4. Vintage 1950 Phillies Yearbook [sold]
5. Vintage 1940s Phillies Pennant
6. Vintage 1950s Phillies Decal
7. Vintage Steve Carlton Set [sold]
8. Vintage Negro League Legends Signed Bat
+ Quick check-in here: Football season is officially here! I’m excited to seem the Rams take a victory yesterday, but not at the cost of my fantasy teams’ success. Can’t win it all. Tonight is the first MNF for my girls league, which is one of my favorite traditions.
My week is packed with projects and catching up on September issues. Cheers!