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...
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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....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What a transformation....

While perusing, I stumbled upon a pretty fantastic renovation story! Gives me some inspiration that my abode will one day get done and look beautiful too (well ok..not this beautiful)! :-) Wanted to share this great renovation story...enjoy:

Love everything about this beachy kitchen!

Love all the white!!

Great color on those vases

So comfy :-)

Love the green accents and OF COURSE the claw foot tub!