Thursday, November 12, 2009's been too long!

I just wanted to quickly check-in and say sorry for abandoning the blog! The truth is, between work, home renovations (still!) and life, I was able to write the blog in my free time. Now my free time is spent wedding planning and searching the web for ideas. And I actually LOVE it! So hopefully I will be back again...for now too-da-loo!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Bells

Steve and I got engaged this excited!!!! There will be lot's of planning to be had over the next year...but for now we are just soaking it all in!!! :-) Here is an ode to one of my all time fave movies...and really...can I please get a Frank of my own!? ha

Friday, June 12, 2009

Secret Gardens...

Yesterday I attended the Greenwich Garden Education Center annual Garden Tour. It was FABULOUS!!! The homes themselves were of course GORGEOUS but the landscaping and gardens were breath taking! Some were lavish, some were understated...but they were all beautiful! I will post pictures once I get them up on-line...but in the meantime, enjoy some photos of last year's Garden Tour. I must say though...this year's tour out-did past years.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rain rain go away...

Stay dry today ladies and gents. NY can't seem to break free of these clouds....
image via the english muse

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 9th...

Today is my 28th birthday. So close to 30...a little too far off from 25. I've got a good job, an even better family and friends and a pretty awesome guy. 28 is going to be alright :-) Enjoy with me some images from our old friend Domino Magazine....and be happy today.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Time to reflect...

Happy Monday everyone! I don't know about you all (I really wish I could say y'all here b/c it fits so appropriately....but I don't want people accusing me of being from Boston and asking why I use words such as y'all. OK I digress) but I am exhausted from the weekend! The wedding was fabulous and couldn't have been more fun!!! But back to posting...

I find that I every time I move I seem to collect more mirrors. Mirrors are great for everything from giving the allusion of more space to a room or just adding a decorative accent to any space! A neat trick that we've all seen in various mags is finding antique or just plain different frames and then adding a glassed mirror to it. How do you all think mirrors fit best in a home? Any tricks you want to share...let us know! :-) Here are a few images that I liked when surfing the www.....

Last minute add...I just found this image on pink wallpaper - perfect for today's post and love this look!!!
I am in love with the mirror top row Left. I just don't know where I would use it!? I have been contemplating using a mirror like the one bottom row Right and top row Middle for my entryway when you walk in the it too intrusive?

This image is from a renovation story on Southern Living. They didn't want to disrupt the window in the they added a vanity with surrounding mirrors. So cool and gives the feeling of yet another window and so much space - love it!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Friday! Wedding # 2

This wedding video is so precious that I found on Snippet & Ink! I can guarentee it will put a smile on your face to start out the weekend! Off to wedding #2 this excited to celebrate Meg and Dave's big day!!

Megan & Mihir Sunday Wedding 8mm from A Bryan Photo on Vimeo.

Such a talented guy and great couple!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I am sorry...but this is most definitely bigger than my kitchen! I love all the organized! You never have to move things around to look for it (like I ALWAYS am doing)! And I love this ladder - very cute idea!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sorry guys!

We had a leak in our house last night so things are kind of crazy....promise I will be back soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

And we're off....

My first wedding of the season is tomorrow and it should be splendiforous! All my college pals will be in the city to celebrate our beautiful Caitlin's big day. In honor of wedding season officially beginning for me... here are a few wedding shots that I love: A wedding inspiration roll if you will. Enjoy and have a great weekend - I'll be off the blogosphere tomorrow :-)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I am lovin' these lamps featured on Design Sponge! I could really envision the third one in from the left on an end table in my future living with a brown rug and white's different and not necessarily my style...but something is drawing me too it.

Images from design sponge

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I just love this...

Always nice to be easily we forget in this day and age.
Posted by Absolutely Beautiful Things

Mud Room...

If this was my mud room, I would be home by now... heres to wishing!

Image from Design Sponge

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Summer is officially (well unofficially until june 21st I guess) here!!! The weekend that starts the season of cookouts, parades, weddings, showers and of course beach time! I am heading up to Boston to go to Fenway...but years past I would be heading down to Chatham, Cape Cod to enjoy some much needed drinks at the Squire, shopping on Main Street and possibly sun if the Memorial Day weather holds out. With excitement for when I do finally get down to the Cape over the 4th...I'll settle for these beautiful images from the Cape and the Islands....and a little outfit and travel accessories I would most likely be wearing at my Mem. Day cookout on the Cape! Enjoy the weekend everyone!!

Main Street Chatham

Images from elements of style

Images from elements of style

Images from elements of style

Ahhh, Light House Beach

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Splish Splash!

This 86 degree weather reminds me of summer days sunning pool-side. Here are a few pools I wouldn't mind walking out to in my backyard every day for a morning swim....or an evening randeveu! :-) For those of you in the North East....enjoy the day!

So relaxing. I am in love witth this pool house!!!
Take a lap anyone?

Love infinity pools!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Do My Back Anyone??

So a little random, yes. But tis the season of beach bums and pool parties....and in the name of Skin Cancer month - this product couldn't be more relevant! A fellow Hearst-y, Kate Slavin of Cosmo created this new mechanism that allows one to rub sun lotion on their own back...yes it's true! It's actually been selling like hot cakes at Henri Bendel for the last few weeks. At $22, this is a no-brainer. Plus I have to say, it makes an excellent back scratcher if you take the pad off….

Check out her interesting love story behind this product as well as see some instructional videos on how to use at the beach, pool or in the tub (ok, thats wierd...but here you go) here!! :-)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Access to the best of the best.... what is usually only reserved for the trade professional....enter is a fabulous site that was created by Shane Reilly, a former Interior Designer herself. Through this amazing site she gives access to non certified design enthusiasts like myelf to purchase products that are usually only available at design centers and sold only to the trade. Readers can also ask for design help and learn about any upcoming sample sales or news in the design industry! Check it out here - I am a fan!

PS - She also has a great blog

Monday, May 18, 2009


Imagine this horitcultural dream in your backyard??????? This english garden in Greenwich, CT is simply beautiful...
For more images visit

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Friday!

I am off to one of my best friends' bachelorette party for the weekend down Cape Cod! There will be some relaxing .... such as these photos....

Enjoy your weekend everyone and sorry for the non-design related post....I am rushing off to catch my train! :-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tea Party

Today Design Sponge featured a fabulous DIY project for your kitchen or eatery. I thought it was so cute and a great idea for all the tea lovers out there. So if you have a rainy lazy Saturday coming up in your future...maybe give this a shot!

CLICK HERE for the full instructions....