Hunting The Good Stuff

The best of everything catching my eye this week: 1. YSL: The perfect little card holder for stashing cash and credit in your clutch. |  2. Scored this perfect date night top at for 25% off (it's Friends and Family site wide: enter FRNFAM) it's 25% off at Rebecca Taylor too! |  3. Thrilled to receive this amazingly chic Dyptique candle as a thoughtful gift earlier this week, smells heavenly...and that marbled container is everything! |  4. Gold match boxes-coffee table luxe... | 5. Tory Burch's In Color is out and next on my never ending book list....


Book Review: Kate Spade - Places To Go, People To See

Last month, I attended a Better Homes and Gardens Style Maker event in New York City and received an advanced copy of the latest Kate Spade publication: Places To Go, People To See.  I was thrilled to get my hands on this colorful and stylish coffee table book as I'm a big fan of the Kate Spade books in general (not to mention the Kate Spade stationery line, which I'm proud to carry over at Since the book officially releases today, I thought it would be fun to feature it.

Inside this lovely book you'll find the usual wit and bold colorful style associated with the Kate Spade brand.  The focus here is travel, or more particular traveling in style, capturing a time when travel was sophisticated and romantic.  A great addition to your coffee table and a fun gift for the jet set crowd (or even those who love to "armchair travel" as well).


One Room Challenge: Week Three

It's the third week of the One Room Challenge (here's week one and week two) or as I like to keep telling myself, it's the half way mark! I'm renovating the kitchen in the house that we'll be moving into and just to add to the drama, our big move is happening right around the same time this challenge wraps...(The kitchen is actually one of several rooms being renovated, you can see progress on those via my Instagram account @zhush.)

The biggest news this week: the marble was installed! And, the cabinets were painted! Also, the carved legs on the center island were removed, making the island feel a lot more modern, and finally the glass doors were modernized as well.


Shopbop Friends and Family Sale!

There are a million things I should be doing right now (like packing!) but I've got the Monday blues on Tuesday, there's a few problems at the new house and really, I just need a little retail therapy break.  I scrolled through my Instagram feed and realized the semi-annual Shopbop Friends and Family sale was today! Save 25% on everything with code FAMILY25 - now all bets for being productive for the next few hours are off..
I'll be packing up my entire closet in a few weeks, in the meantime I've been purging and observing a few holes in my wardrobe...mainly cute, warm sweaters and flattering dresses. As for these gray velvet skinny jeans, that was just a weak moment! Enjoy!


I'm not sure how I missed the Architectural Digest feature on Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massenet's amazingly chic London abode, but there's nothing like a long weekend in Vermont for catching up with all those unread magazines. Designed by Michael S. Smith, each and every room beautifully merges old world charm with a bit of modern edge.  So much inspiration! In case you missed this gem too, here are a few of my favorite images.

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