Thursday, December 3, 2020

Gift Guide - Tween Girl

Today I'm sharing items for the "tween girl" in your life. My daughter is increasingly picky these days, some of these items are on her list. I'm holding on to the little girl in her as long as I can. She stopped wearing dresses this year, it's a bit sad...she was my frilly hippie girl... xx 

1. Hoodie - I have been told not to buy anything pink. 

2. Bracelet

3. Slippers

4. Airpods

5. Led lights for their room

6. Natural face cream

7. Books, and more books.. (I am supporting smaller book shoppes this year)

8. Earrings (Yes, Emmi asked for lighting bolts)

9. Comfy joggers

10. Natural lip gloss

11. Soccer ball 

12. Bed lounge pillow

13. Ring/jewelry Dishes 

I of course still adore Zara's girl clothing but my daughter won't wear sweater anymore either.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Gift Guide - For him

Today I have pulled together a selection of gift ideas for the special man (men - as in brother, father. etc. lol) in your life. 

1. Classic pea coat

2. Cappuccino maker

3. Nice boots

4. Oyster shucker - a good knife and glove are also key

5. A soft beanie

6. A cozy blanket

7. A vintage album

8. Wireless headphones

9. Double old fashioned glass

10. Yeti cooler

11. Cashmere scarf - How handsome is a man in a scarf?

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Gift Guide - Shop Small business


I am going to shop and support small business ventures as much possible this holiday season and year. Every item on this list has been sourced from a small and/or women owned and operated business.. I have the pleasure of knowing a few of the owners personally. Happy Shopping. xx

1.  I wear Budha girl bracelets all the time and love the thought of setting an intention everyday for each bracelet. 
3. Pajamas 
4. Cece DuPraz Bow barrette, available in a number of colors. 
9.  I love Jane Winchester jewelry, her pendants make a lovely gift. Wishbone, Joy. 
10. This adorable original art can be customized with your favorite books. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Gift Guide - For Her

This weekend I'll be taking advantage of all the amazing sales and kicking off my seasonal gift guides. I think we all deserve to have an extra festive holiday season. 2021, will hopefully be a wonderful year of holiday parties but for now, I'll be getting together one on one with some of my friends to enjoy the merriment. Each gift guide, I share, will contain an item or items from a small business. My goal is to support local restaurants and shoppes this season. Cheers! xx

1. Earrings

2. Fabulous shearling boots

3. Classic crossbody bag

4. Cozy vest

5. Soft pjs

6. Leather gloves

7. Belt

8. Sneakers (cause we can never have enough pairs)

9. Paper

10. Teddy coat - I live in mine

11. Hat with mix and match pom poms..

12. Handmade pottery bowls 

Giving Thanks...


(image: My 2019 table)

This year has been a challenge, to say the least. With that said, I think it has also been a year of growth and reflection. I aim to live with gratitude daily. There are so many things in life to be thankful for, our health and well being are at the top of that list.. Humans are resilient; times of adversity are often when transformations and true appreciation occur. 

I am grateful for YOU, my wonderful readers. I hope to spend more time blogging and will be giving this site a much needed face-lift soon.. My design business is thriving and my family is healthy... I am unbelievably grateful for that.

Wishing you and your loved ones moments of joy, gratitude and peace this Thanksgiving Day. xx

Monday, November 23, 2020

Shelter - Style Edit - Sweaters

I think it's safe to say we're all dressing a bit more casually these days. I still pull together cohesive outfits for design meetings but am finding that comfort is key, even outside of the home. I love the art of dressing in the Fall. Layered looks are both warm and textural. 

Today, I'm sharing two options with soft sweaters. One is with a cardigan and gorgeous silk blouse, the second features a crewneck paired with a crisp cotton top. Complete the look with your favorite jeans/black pants, accessories and a camel coat. I'll be sharing my gift guides beginning this Wednesday! Eek. 


* this color cardigan is pretty too 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Shelter Loves

I'm going to flip blog post days..... I'll be back with my style post tomorrow. Apologies for the sporadic appearances on here. I've been working, while juggling a full service restaurant and school house over here. Sadly, the blog comes last. I am, however, working on a number of exciting projects with some really nice clients. I am also having my website revamped! Cheers to you and yours, I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy. Read on about my current distractions......xx

1. Jenna Lyons' chic bathroom still speaks to me. I'd love to wake up to this space every morning. There is something to be said for creating a comfortable, functional, cohesive home, especially with the amount of time we are spending sheltering in place. I have some serious nesting going on around my home right now. Do you?

2. I love neutral colors but do incorporate a jolt of bright hues into my wardrobe. Pink is a favorite. This pretty parka is on sale! I ordered it today for 45% off!!

3. I'm often inspired by fashion icons from the 60's and 70's. I adore Francoise Hardy's style and music.

4. I'm drawn to geometric tile and textile patterns lately.

5. This can be difficult but the alternative is a real downer. I allow myself to feel like shit for a day but then move on to positive thoughts. I even write them down and repeat them to myself every a.m., if needed. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Ashley Stark Kenner at home

 It's VERY refreshing to see a chic home that isn't embracing the modern farm house style. Ashley shares her newly renovated NYC town house with her husband and three children. It's filled with unique art, gorgeous carpets, textiles (of course) and a perfectly blended array of vintage and custom designed furniture. Images via AD

Friday, October 16, 2020

Dakota Johnson - at home

 Do you ever dream of living in a sexy mid-century modern designed ranch with expansive windows overlooking an ever changing landscape? I certainly do... I would fill my home with an array of art, unique vintage furniture and custom designed pieces. Dakota Johnson's home is just this and so much more. Created by Carl Maston and located just outside the bustle of L.A....Designers' Pierce and Ward helped pull together this cozy, dreamy refuge.  Images via AD

Monday, October 12, 2020

Shelter Loves

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the lovely weather over this extra long weekend. Here is what I am currently contemplating. Cheers to a wonderful week. Make sure to peek back tomorrow for an insanely chic mid-century modern inspired home. xx

1. I'm planning to order one of Patti Smith's books this week. Her quotes and excerpts are also pretty inspiring. This too, is my outlook. 

2. Fall fashion, especially inspired by Parian fashion heroes like Jeanne Damas.

3. I need to refresh my walk way. I ordered pea stones and I am going to add a bluestone path.

4. Someday I'll design a house and have an interesting closet like this....

5. Pretty lamps make the room. Serena and Lily is having a lighting sale. 

6. * Not pictured above....I was burnt out on preparing meals after the lockdown. I've been slowly getting back into cooking but desperately needed some fresh but easy meal ideas. I made three cheese zucchini ravioli last week. They were AMAZING. 


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