Archive for May, 2010

the message says it all

05.11.2010 · Posted in Key to My Heart

Today I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this vintage wallpaper posted on The Ardent Sparrow. BCL and I are not overly romantic but he has taken to finding me lovely cards for holidays + such, quirky messages that speak to me. ...

calypso rugs

05.11.2010 · Posted in Cabin Fever

I swear if I had more time to browse not only would I want to re-do my house nearly every week, but I’d be 100% broke as a joke. Isn’t this beautiful? Today’s ohh + ahh find is Calypso St. Barth’s amazing rug feature. A shoot unto itself (take note of such details as the ...

honeysuckle rose

05.10.2010 · Posted in Musical Mondays

As I was driving to Detroit today, I heard the news about Lena Horne’s passing. What a loss for the musical world, she was such a unique and sultry siren. NPR had some lovely tribute’s running … the best being the menagerie of her music which included this tune, Honeysuckle Rose. It’s very big band, ...

bran goodness

05.09.2010 · Posted in Oh My Sweet Goodness

Happy Mother’s Day! BCL and I are toasting are beautiful mom’s via Chicago as we aren’t able to join them in Detroit + West Palm Beach today. Luckily I saw my mother last weekend for her birthday, which is when I made these fantastic bran muffins via Farmgirl Fare. This plate is a new styling ...

not || dreaming of || grey skies

05.07.2010 · Posted in Dreaming of...

Today has been a very grey day. Rain rain, go away. 1. Adam Kimmel striped braces / Browns Fashion. 2. Dining room measuring spoons / Anthropologie. 3. Nicholas Kirkwood snakeskin booties / Browns Fashion. 4. Julia canvas op art logo tote / Coach. 5. Salt & Pepper shakers / Heath Ceramics. 6. Violet rain print ...

chic by design baskets

05.06.2010 · Posted in Cabin Fever

Recently I got to style a gorgeous Mother’s Day campaign for Chic By Design Collections, an upscale gifting company that sells lavish and sophisticated gifting “experiences,” along with single luxury products. These shots were taken by Cybelle Codish and recently featured on her blog, Shoot Happens. The website and identity is being designed my dear ...

xenia taler ceramics

05.06.2010 · Posted in Cabin Fever

Need we revisit how much of a sucker I am for pretty decor pieces? In fact, BCL and I constantly scratch our heads over my abundance of objects. He says purge, I say NEVER! That being said, these pieces by Xenia Taler Ceramics are undeniably perfect and might soon be part of my collection (I ...

cinco de mayo sizzles

05.05.2010 · Posted in Key to My Heart

Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends. This colorful post is inspired by the celebration of Mexico’s history and culture. Last year we threw a house party, which was a surprise hit considering we asked our guests to help juice nearly 30 limes for our authentic and skinny margaritas. This year, to be quite frank, we’ve decided ...

paper or plastic? no thanks.

05.05.2010 · Posted in Ohh + Ahh

I was browsing for another post last night and saw these ridiculously cute canvas bags from J. Crew. Now I know everyone and their brother has a re-usable canvas bag, but I especially loved the illustrations on these. Being entirely neutral, you could tote anything from food to books, while wearing your best in dress. ...

|| dreaming of || Maine attractions

05.03.2010 · Posted in Dreaming of...

Today’s musical Monday is dedicated to Ingrid Michaelson’s Girls and Boys album, especially that lovely little song called Far Away. It reminds me of my mom, who once confided in me that she dreamed of marrying a lobsterman and living in a seaside cottage. Our family’s been vacationing in Maine since I was yea big, ...