Happy Weekend (A Little Late)!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are having a lovely Sunday! Until I return tomorrow, here's an inspiring image of a wonderfully sunny, colorful and relaxed living/dining area. That's the kind of room I wish I was lounging around in today!

(Image via Homes & Gardens)


For me and my sweetie...

...our zodiac signs on these new needlepoint pillows from Mr. Jonathan Adler. This would make a great wedding gift (hint, hint!)...

What I Wish I Was Wearing This Week, Part 1 - Tracy Reese

Have I mentioned how crummy the weather is in Philly this week? There is snow and slush and ice EVERYWHERE. Which means that cute outfits (and particularly cute shoes) are a challenge. I wish I could be bundled up the way the models were on Tracy Reese's fall 2010 runway. I'm loving the mufflers and ankle boots and bright, short dresses. Sexy, playful and cozy all at the same time. So perfect for this time of year!


Tuesday Eye Candy... Lonny Faves

Each new issue of Lonny has been better than the last. Here are a few of my favorite images from the February issue:

A glossy, girly dresser...

Chic wallpaper in a tiny kitchen...

An eclectic coffee table arrangement...

(All images via Lonny Magazine)


Top Hats and Cocktails...

Can't get enough of these playful and feminine cocktail looks from Alice + Olivia's Fall 2010 collection. And the top hats are crazy adorable! I recently acquired one of these mini top hats at Nordstrom... it's black with feathers, a bow, and swiss dot netting, and totally, totally cute. I highly recommend seeking one out and wearing it with your favorite nighttime look! (Here's a really tiny one from Forever, fyi...)


Happy Friday!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend... one without too much snow, and perhaps with a few flowers (if only peonies were in season)!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

(Image via Lucas Allen Photography)


All I Want for Valentine's Day is...

... a gigantic, gorgeous dressing room with a fireplace, zebra rug, tons of sunlight, stacks of Hermes boxes, fresh flowers, and clothes and shoes galore! This is my idea of heaven...


New Bedroom

Here's a glimpse of my kitty Radius relaxing in my - mostly - new master bedroom. I've been dying to fix it up for the longest! The painting was done months ago, but that's as far as I got. But then a couple weeks ago the fiancee and I bought a new headboard and frame, and that sparked the redecorating effort. I love the bright white headboard against the charcoal walls, and the new taller bed (the old one was a low platform "Malm"from Ikea) is perfect sitting under a collection of old and new artwork (yikes, they are looking a bit crooked here!)

Remember the pineapple lamp and round table from my guest bedroom? I decided they were too cute to stay hidden away in a not-often-used room, so I brought them upstairs and gave them a new home! The little bench under the window was found at a thrift store recently - I covered the seat in a scrap of pink velvet (the same velvet I used for my guest bedroom headboard!) Now it's the perfect spot to rest a purse and maybe a new pair of shoes...

A close-up of my little bedside table. The lamp is from K-Mart, simply sprayed a glossy apple green. The cat paperweight is from John Derian and the fish figurines are Jonathan Adler. Meanwhile, I highly recommend Fabulous Fakes by Carole Tanenbaum. If you love vintage jewelry like I do, you will LOVE this book. Gorgeous photography... eye-popping jewelry!

The bedding is one of my favorite things about the room. Sometimes you just want something colorful and feminine and nothing else will do. I considered something from the fab new Orla Kiely line, but I wasn't in the mood for simple and modern. I think these sheets from Ralph Lauren's "Belle Harbour" collection are heaven - they are the perfect bold, vintage floral and they're soft as can be. Also, the rick rack-trimmed shams are from Anthro, the quilt is from HomeGoods, and the mod knit pillow is from Urban Outfitters.

Finally, I have to share these adorable painted storage baskets that I found at HomeGoods. They are made like boxes and are perfect for holding scarves, magazines, and whatever else needs concealing!  Cute, don't you think?! (p.s the platform peep-toe heels are Marni, via Neiman Marcus Last Call...)

Soon I will share more photos of the room. Next time I will try to get better angles so you all can get a better sense of the entire space...


Poster Details

The talented ladies over at Loveleigh Invitations have some very cool detail shots of my save-the-date posters, including behind the scenes photos of the screen-printing process.  Seeing these pics make me even more grateful for the hard work and craft that went into the project. Wow!