This Needs To Happen...

thinking, I need this...

And, in other somewhat related news,

Gorgeous necklaces by zad have arrived, in the store now!  Happy jewelry for a happy summer and exactly the sort of "zhush" your mid summer wardrobe might need right about now.


Random Chanel Item

No. 83
Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of summer... Seriously, how is it possible that this is the last weekend in July!?  Hoping to slow it all down, for just a bit this weekend.

Photo taken by yours truly on the beautiful beaches of Rhode Island.


Home Work

Now that I officially work from home, I fully appreciate any and all inspiration when it comes to sprucing up my little home office space.  So, when I saw this feature in the upcoming September issue of Women's Day, it immediately motivated me to get a lot more organized. I love all the varied looks shown, so many chic ways to control and manage paper work and clutter.  Now, when I head off to buy back to school supplies for my children this fall, I too will be stocking up on all these great organizational ideas featured here.  You can check out the full article and all the resources in the September issue of Woman's Day.


Beat The Heat

In the middle of last week, in the middle of the summer, in the middle of a heat wave, Mr. Zhush, (as he's fond of saying) called an audible.  With the forecast showing triple digits for the tri-state area, plans to head into New York City for a mini-vacation were eschewed in favor of scoring the last room at the newly renovated (and new to us) Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  A short two hours later and we were in breezy, beachy heaven.  The rooms were lovely and impeccably clean, the service, quietly attentive and the beach, divine.  Heading out to explore the small surrounding village proved just as satisfying...ditto the excellent cocktails and fresh oysters on the veranda.  Watch out Watch Hill...we'll be back for sure!


Summer Just Got Even Better!

The July/August issue of Entra Magazine is out, and it's chock full of beautiful images and inspiring interiors. This Victoria Hagan designed Hamptons house was a stand out favorite feature of mine.  Yesterday, I spent the entire afternoon devouring this chic and smart publication...have you seen it yet? 
All images via: EntraMagazine


Sheyna Jewelry Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to number 39, Jel!  You've won these adorable earrings, a Sheyna representative will be contacting you shortly!  Thanks so much to Sheyna for the giveaway and to everyone that entered.

Ice Cream Social

These fun and bright garden chairs from Anthropologie  took me right back to my childhood.  Growing up, there was this amazing ice cream parlor, not too far from our house, known as Farrell's.   Graduations, report cards, birthdays...we'd look for any excuse to celebrate at this wonderful old timey spot complete with singing waiters, a candy store and the world's largest ice cream sundaes!  While it's no longer in the part of New Jersey that I remember as a child, I was able to locate a Farrell's out in California.  They even had some vintage photos of the franchise, from back in the day.  And, sure enough, I spotted those whimsical seats, albeit not in all these fun, "rainbow sprinkle" colors.
 awww... I miss Farrell's!

Vintage 2012

When it comes to summer time, I resent any infringement on this short season. Please don't show me back to school supply commercials or send me catalogs with Halloween costumes...can we just live in the moment please!?  However, if planning ahead also means looking back with uber stylish Vintage Travel calendars, well... then I guess I'll have to make an exception.  (And, for some fall fashion magazines and shopping, too.  But, that's part of summer anyway, right?)

Monday's Pop Of Purple

pleasing purple pizazz

Image via: coco+kelley via houseandhome


New In The Shop + Thanks!

agate platters, as seen in Lonny!
Every day new boxes are arriving and we are adding so much more to the shop.  Here is just a small sample of some of the new items we are can check the rest out here.  Thanks so much to all the great blogs out there who have featured zhush in a post.  Love reading these so very much!
popular wishbone now comes in silver
ceramic elephant side table

rope bookend/doorstop
decorative stone Buddha head

If you did a post about zhush and I missed it, please shoot me an email and let me know, I would love to include it in a Thank You post!  Have a great weekend!


Random Chanel Item

No. 82

This weekend really could not be any sweeter, as we're picking up our girls from sleep-away camp!  We'll have sugar and spice and everything nice in the house again...and no doubt laundry 'til next Thursday!  What fun little treats are you planning for this weekend?  Hope it's deliiiicious, daahling!

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Procrastinating With Bear Hill Interiors

I consider myself a "first-class-world-champion" procrastinator.   Right at this very moment I have a "to do" list as long as my arm of various (and boring) things that I need to get done for my shop.  Yet, here I am cleaning up my computer's desk top instead. It's cluttered with more images than I care to count, however, there does seem to be a running theme, as almost half of these saved photos are from Bear Hill Interiors.  Since this design team based out of Little Rock, Arkansas has captured my eye (and all the available real estate on my desk top), I figured it was time for a post!
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