Miles to Style

Psst. There is a new blog in town :: Miles to Style. My friend slash lovely client Christine from LAMA has launched a blog about fashion and dog!

Christine and her adorable dog, Miles (I’ve met him when I first met Christine, he was in his bag, didn’t say anything throughout our meeting at a cafĂ©. I remember being so impressed by him. What a good boy!) will show you how to coordinate “the look” together both you and your dog and I’m sure more fun posts are coming soon… isn’t it so fun and cute?!

I remember telling Christine when we first got Maia, she was just as excited as I was and she sent me TONS of links for cute dog bags, clothes and collars, I had no idea there were so many fashionable dog related things out there until I had a dog! And yes, she hooked me into all that right away :)

I was so very happy to be a little help putting together the design that she envisioned, too — still in progress, more to come!

Congratulations, Christine (and Miles), everything looks fabulous!! :) xo Hijiri

Make sure to check Miles to Style here.

Maia’s Room

In between dining area and living room area, Maia has a little room for herself :) I’ve been wanted to do this, it makes me smile every time I see her there! ((Right now, her dining area and her sleeping area are a bit too close to each other, but as we finalize our living room area, she will have more room in between… so she can’t drink water from her bed any more — lazy girl!))

Her initial M and the framed art is by Jamie Shelman (yes, she does dog illustrations sometimes! We did a work trade while back, I love this so much!)

Sometimes, Maia sleeps just like the dog in illustration, it is so cute. I haven’t been able to take that picture, but someday, I will…

Hope you like her room as much as she does (and we do)! :)

First Day of Spring

Beginning of this week is not so springy with rain and grey sky, but the past few days have been so gorgeous that we went to Prospect park everyday on the weekend just to enjoy the sun and the spring — everyone was thinking exactly the same, the park was packed and everyone was having a blast!

It was 70-something degrees, I was just wearing tee-shirts, but all the trees are still brown with no leaves and it looked weird — I saw little buds coming out, though!

The dog beach was finally open — saw many dogs around and a few were actually swimming and having fun! Made me smile :)

Maia enjoying her first back rubs…

and I found some flowers! Everywhere else was all brown, but these little lives found their way to bloom — so inspiring.

On Sunday, there was an Irish parade on Prospect Park West (I think it’s for belated St. Patrick’s Day ceremony, too) — it was another gorgeous day and their spirit and everyone’s vibe were so nice.

Love these costumes!

Happy Spring to all of you :) xo Hijiri

Dog Parking

Yesterday, I found the cutest dog parking! In front of this new cafe called Choice Market in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I can’t wait to have Maia park here… :)

More DUMBO finds will follow…