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5/31/12

The Art Of Displaying Your Jewelry

With "boutique" style closets becoming more and more popular it seems only fitting that artfully displaying jewelry would also become a trend, one I'm quite in favor of.  Rather than stashing it all away in boxes and drawers, why not accessorize with your baubles? Not only do these vignettes look so appealing, but they serve the very practical purpose of seeing what you have in front of you each day... (instead of my current situation of outta sight ~ outta mind!)
Images via: The Glitter Guide, C Magazine and The Glamourai

5/30/12

Landscape Inspiration: Miranda Brooks Design

It never fails. Every winter I have these grandiose ideas about fabulous new outdoor elements...and yet, every Memorial Day seems to come and go in a flash, needless to say, without a plan. Even though our property has come a long way from the first year we moved up from the city without a clue as to watering schedules or how much seeding cost, I still find myself looking to make a few improvements here and there.  As far as getting great ideas, the next best thing to going out in the car and real estate stalking is finding a beautiful site like Miranda Brooks for amazing landscape design inspiration. You can view all her lovely projects here.

Wednesday Wants

Now that summer is unofficially officially here, I'm thinking our outdoor spaces could use a few quirky pieces to liven things up a bit.  These whimsical crane planters from Anthropoligie, caught my eye. One part graceful curves and one part whacky bird toes, this is exactly what my back porch needs...

5/29/12

Fearlessly Fierce: Kelly Behun Studio

The summer issue of New York Magazine (which I devoured over the long weekend) is completely devoted to design.  One designer whose work really jumped off the pages at me was Kelly Behun.  Curious to see even more of these bold interiors, I checked out her site.  Full of fresh, hip inspiration, here are some stand outs from Kelly Behun Studio.  According to New York Magazine, Kelly is working on a new furniture line. No doubt these will be as sexy and fun as her interiors...

5/28/12

Lounge Chair Travel: Cape Town

Three day weekends are the best.  I've been taking it easy and catching up with all my favorite magazines and blogs.  IPad at my side, I've finally gotten a chance to check out Pure Green Magazine, after a friend of mine sent me the link weeks ago. She thought I would enjoy the beautiful photography, and she was totally right! I fell hard for this feature on Babylonstoren, a hotel/winery in the South Aftrican Dutch Cape.  Lazy weekend, lounge chair travel was exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries for the upcoming busy weeks ahead. Whether you're spending this day lounging, traveling or a bit of both, hope your having a lovely Memorial Day!

Thanks Sorting With Style!

Who doesn't love cute office supplies?  Coming home the other day to a fun little package from Sorting With Style was a great little pick me up. And, exactly the motivation I needed to get my crazy desk into some kind of working order again.  Chic black pencils with bright faux gems on the end of each one, a hot pink calculator, cute mini ceramic shopping bag...these are just a few of the whimsical ways that Sorting With Style can help you zhush up your office space...thanks Sorting With Style for making my day!

Monday's P.O.P.


purposeful purple

Image via: Mr.andMrs.Smith

5/25/12

Random Chanel Item No. 125

Memorial Day Weekend! Summer! Three day weekend kick~off...yup, my figurative Chanels are literally jumping for joy! Whatever your plans are, hope it's off to a great start!
summertime smooches,
image via: le catch

5/24/12

Driven To Distraction: Hudson Interiors

After being away at Blogfest for the last three days, the plan for me today was to get back to work and deal with my looming overflowing inbox.  Halfway through my to do list, I decided to unpack  from the past few days, which led to discovering my scribbled "must check out Jill Goldberg and Hudson Interiors" note to self.  A procrastinator at heart, that's exactly what I did next. "Jill Goldberg and her team bring a youthful exuberance along with a fresh take on interiors to every project", this is from Hudson's site .  I can tell you first hand that Jill brought this same energy to Hearst Tower, when she came and spoke on the House Beautiful panel on Tuesday.  With many of these exact images floating behind her as she spoke, it's no wonder I wrote this urgent note to self.

Blogfest 2012: Processed + Condensed

Now that Blogfest 2012 has ended, I thought I'd share a quick recap with my Instagrams. Meeting and connecting with fellow bloggers is always the best.  The first night at the Kips Bay Showhouse, I got to chat with several ladies that I was hoping to connect with, but sadly not everyone.  Day two started bright and early at Hearst Tower.  Listening to top tier magazine editors give engaging presentations along with some of the most dynamic personalities in the design world was an incredible treat. I plan to blog about some of these talents soon. That morning there was also a short film about the event's sponsor, Kravet.  The film illustrated the company's origins. An immigrant "American dream" story that personally, as a first generation American, really touched me. Kravet, a family based company with it's vast amount of product lines simply amazes me. Next we were off to the Elle Decor Concept House, and then impossibly in the same day, the Decoration and Design building (the D+D).  There was a delicious spread for lunch and then we were treated to a truly entertaining and talented guest speaker: Alexa Hampton (seated on the left in the image below along with Traditional Home's EIC, Ann Main). Alexa, my new designer crush, is basically the coolest. She should have her own talk show.  Shortly after, with the luxury of not living too far from the city, I took off and joined everyone again the following day at the Museum of the City of New York, where Glassybaby's founder, Lee Rhodes, gave a touching presentation about the company's products and mission. Lee, officially became my entrepreneur crush. Blogfest kept us busy and inspired to say the least, thanks for another great event!
For more detailed recaps, be sure to check out Pretty Pink Tulips and Bright, Bold and Beautiful, just to name a few!

5/23/12

Obsession Du Jour: Cozamia

Putting together yesterday's Pink Flamingo post, led me to discover the vibrant artwork of Nancy Ramirez and her hip site, Cozamia.  In my search for attractive pink flamingo examples, I stumbled across the image above on Pinterest (of course!) Once I tracked it down to Ms. Ramirez, I was hooked.  Each and every print is right up my ally.  In fact, there was at least one or two pieces that I recognized from beautiful interior features I had seen in publications or on blogs, thus sealing the fact that I'm officially and utterly obsessed with Cozamia.

Wednesday Wants

I'm thinking it's time I branched out and tried a new scent.  While I adore my Jo Malone Orange Blossom, I'm loving the idea of a more portable perfume.  I've never owned a solid scent...thinking the blood orange aroma along with the clever packaging of Tocca Stella, make for one compelling want!

Image via + available here

5/22/12

A Creative Day: The Everyday Series

Coming off day two of Blogfest, anything creative sounds fitting right now, as today was certainly a day dedicated to creativity and inspiration at its finest...Eileen over at A Creative Day has a fun feature: The Everyday Series, and she kindly asked me to participate. Today is my day, I hope you'll have a look.

Pink Flamingos: The New "Keep Calm + Carry On"?


Have you noticed all these pink flamingos popping up everywhere from fabrics to art and even on clothes!?  They're kinda' growing on me...how about you? (Keeping things short and sweet over here today, as I'm heading out the door extra early for day two of Blogfest, looking forward to events taking place within Hearst tower this morning...hoping to catch my breath soon!)
Images via: Southern Living / West Elm / I Need Nice Things / The Animal Prints Shop / Cozamia

$100 Shop Bop Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

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