Monday, March 19, 2018

Scribner's Catskill Lodge Getaway

I had a week last week that made me wonder, "how is Mercury not in retrograde?"  The week culminated on Friday when I managed to slice open two fingers trying to open an Amazon package, and found myself in the emergency room getting six stitches.  Le sigh- there's never a dull moment!  Thankfully, I was able to escape to Scribner's Lodge in the Catskills this past weekend to decompress and relax with my girl GabbyMadewell x Parachute hosted the weekend, properly pitched as "The Coziest Weekend Ever", and it was lovely.  We meditated, we did yoga, we knitted, we drank lots of negronis by the fire, we roasted marshmellows.  It felt a little like being back at girl's summer camp, but in a much more plush atmosphere.  If you get the chance, I highly recommend checking out Scribner's.  As I noted on my instagram post, the vibe is very 70s Abercrombie chic.  While the lodge itself has existed since 1966, things got a hell-of-a-lot more chic in the fall of 2016, when Scribner's got a facelift by the fab Studio Tack:

Here's what was on my packing list:

From top to bottom, left to right:
Donegal Kent Beanie $19.99/Indio Sunglasses $55/Madewell x Vans Unisex Sneakers $70/Maroon Blanket Scarf $19/Fleece Jogger Pants $44/ThermoBall North Face Puffer $199/Merino Travel Kit $169/Georgina Snow Boots, $160/

Hope everyone has a good week- I'm counting down the days til I can get these damn stitches out! :)



Monday, March 5, 2018

Master Bedroom Design Board

Happy Monday!  Sorry for the radio silence, things have been a little crazy for the past few weeks and I've had little time or energy to blog!  Work has me slammed, and I've also been helping my friends in Oklahoma build their new home.  Designing remotely can be a bit of a challenge, but luckily I go home to visit my family in OKC on a fairly regular basis and that provides ample opportunity to check up on the site progress.  The house should be done in early summer, so we've been working on getting the furnishings and decor in order now that all of the architectural decisions are done.  I thought I'd share a peek at one of the master bedroom design boards I did for them today- we ended up going with a different look, so I feel comfortable sharing the direction I was envisioning below and links to each piece:

Master Bedroom Design Board:

1.) Paint color - Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray/

2.) A Giacometti-inspired chandelier designed by Miles Redd- $449/

3.) One of my favorite go-to lamps, the Octagonal Spire Table Lamp designed by E.F. Chapman- $357/

4.) Modern Gustavian Dresser $1,299/

5.) Antelope Bolster Pillow $174/

6.) Arianna Belle Indian Arbe Hyacinth Pillow Covers $150/

7.) John-Richard Collection "Refuge" Painting $2,859/  (this and this are pretty, too!)

8.) Donna Dresser $2,601/

We chose airy gray paint colors throughout most of the house, with a fun marble wallcovering in the powder bath.  The kitchen will have a lovely white Carrara marble countertop with the island cabinetry painted in Coventry Gray (one of my all-time favorite grays).  We opted to add a few accent beams throughout the home that will be stained light gray, similar to the beams shown in this bedroom:

I can't wait to share more of the project after it's finished!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday's Worthy Links 02.15.18

What a week.  We all survived Valentine's Day, I'm hoping?   Does anyone else feel that Valentine's Day, while well-intentioned, quickly turns in to a pis*ing contest on social media to prove your significant other gives the best presents?  Honestly every time I opened instagram I had to roll my eyes and quickly close the app.  And this comes from a girl who's boyfriend did actually give her a pretty spectacular Valentine's Day. :)  But then, to close out the week, we learn of another school shooting in Florida- where a single student killed at least 17 people.  It's hard to know what the right thing is to say after this kind of tragedy, but I am certain the answer isn't just "thoughts and prayers" for the families.  It's this kind of empathy, but coupled with action.  Donate to every town or better yet the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund, and then contact your members of congress and urge them to act on sensible gun control legislation.  I think Cleo Wade said it best: "It should be hard as hell to get a gun.  Period." 

To balance out my angst, I thought it appropriate to post a lovely photo of Jane Scott Hodge's living room, originally featured here.  And now, on to weekend links...

Friday's Worthy Links:

The United States of guns- a required read for all Americans.  This is very informative, too.

A billionaire's daily breakfast allowance.  Now I'm dying to watch his documentary.

So proud of my friend Kimberly on the purchase of her NY apartment!  She shares the deets on how she saved up for her downpayment (in one of the most expensive cities in the world) here.

I hate to admit it, but I'm pretty smitten over Nicky Hilton's NoHo apartment tour

Rebecca de Ravenel, drop-earring designer extraordinaire, unveiled a fall 2018 ready-to-wear clothing collection- and I wish I could purchase this, this and this.

At a more practical price point, I'm lusting after thisthisthis, and this. Nordstrom currently has a 40% off winter sale happening, & Ann Taylor Loft is offering 50% off their sale items

Here's to a restful and relaxing weekend, filled with love.  



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Color Punch

Two recent discoveries of mine have put me in a mood for c-o-l-o-r and more color.  The first is discovering the portfolio of London-based interior designer Antonia Stewart.  Her work is certainly not devoid of bright, bold, hues used creatively.  I particularly love this powder bath she designed with the walls covered in Penguin classics:

Also note the toilet paper dispenser, disguised as a vintage camera.  How cool is that?  Another favorite space of mine that Antonia created was this master bath with a coral pink tub:

My other recent colorful discovery was Ashley Whittaker's latest project, which graces the pages of House Beautiful this month:

Monday, February 12, 2018

V-Day Wishes

I think we can collectively agree Valentine's Day is a little silly.  Is it really necessary to set aside a particular day  just so we all remember to love each other well?  I don't think so.  That being said, I've always been a willing participant in celebrating the holiday- whether I've been single or in a relationship.  One of my favorite V-day memories was meeting up with a group of my single girlfriends to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food - in true Leslie Knope Galentine's Day fashion. I'm also always willing to partake in a holiday that gives me an excuse to polish up my wish list.  Here are a few things I think would make great gifts for the holiday of love:

Shop Valentine's Wishes:

1.) Shapes Earrings in Retro Pink $23/

2.) The Allure of Women $60/

3.) Tie Front Minidress $80-  also love this one.

4.) Cashmere Crewneck $75/

5.) Stacked Heel Boot $35/

6.) Falling Hearts PJ Set $120this is cute, too!

7.) Hermes Twilly perfume $79/

8.) Maddy Mule $70/

9.) Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Leather Crossbody Bag $195/

Cheers to what I hope is a great Valentine's Day!  I wish I could buy you all 2 large Valentine's gorillas from CVS (like I did on this day in 2015):



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Needing, Wanting, Loving: Rattan

How is everyone’s week going?  Yesterday evening I went to a very insightful talk at MNDFL given by Sharon Salzberg about mindful connection.  I’ve been to a few meditation classes at MINDFL and have always gotten so much out of each one.  They have a studio in the Upper East Side (which I usually go to) but also have a location in Greenwich Village and Williamsburg.  Last night’s talk was at the Greenwich Village studio and Sharon spoke about her new book, Real Love.  It felt like an appropriate discussion during the month of love and I've added it to my reading list after hearing her speak.   Today I wanted to discuss a material I love-  rattan.  Rattan is the thin, pliable stems of a palm.  It is often woven together to construct furniture in a variety of styles.  Woven construction in general has become popular again over the past year as woven handbags have been all the rage ( I personally can't get enough of these).   I love the ease and relaxation rattan furniture naturally evokes.  It's Cali boho at it's best:

Just a few rattan pieces I am loving right now...

Needing, Wanting, Loving: Rattan 
(Top to Bottom, Left to Right)

1.) Handmade White Rattan Handbag, $63/

2.) Rattan Table Lamp, $129/

3.) Anguilla Rattan Coffee Table, $798

4.) Woven Malawi Chair, $399/

5.) Round Rattan Placemat, $28/

6.) Pari Rattan Daybed, $998/

7.) Yala Mirror, $198/

8.) Caterina Chair, $898/

9.) Flynn Single Wall Sconce, $228/

Monday, February 5, 2018

Sam Loves: 28

Sam Loves: 28 (from top to bottom, left to right):

1.) All hail the stunning style of Alexa Chung.  She's truly one of my style icons for her innate beauty, wit, and charm.

2.) Digging Anthropologie's Oscarine Lucite Stool, on sale now.  

3.) Jeans, white blouses and velvet block heels via Adenorah's instagram.

4.) A small bag having a big moment:  The Chloe Nile Minaudière Leather Crossbody Bag.

5.) The Scalloped Snap Skirt in Black (also love the denim version) is adorable and would be perfect over tights with boots.

6.) As Valentine's Day approaches, I'm feeling this quote.  

8.) Pretty Fay Andara Earrings from Clare V.

Happy Monday lovelies!  I hope it's a great week for all.



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