Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Modern meets Traditional

I saw this ad for The Rug Company in this month's Traditional Home magazine, and it totally caught my eye! I love the mix of the traditional settee with the contemporary rug, modern light fixture and vintage desk. It's the perfect combo! (Sorry for the poor image quality...had to scan the ad!)

After seeing the ad, I googled The Rug Company and came across their sleek new store in Malta. I think it's fantastic! Don't you?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stationery Sale!!!

My talented sis, owner of Unink Design LLC, is having a fabulous (and I do mean fabulous!) stationery pre-order sale through this Friday, May 25th. She has several notecard designs that are available and ready to ship with personalized and non-personalized options. She is best known for her amazing watercolors and custom-invitation packages, but her notecards are just as lovely and very popular also! So please, please stroll on over to her facebook page HERE and support a wonderful artist and very talented gal! You won't be disappointed :) Below are a few preview pics...thanks in advance for your support!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Piping Hot!

The hubs was out of town so Brennan and I enjoyed a nice girls weekend! We went to the neighborhood spring social on Saturday and spent some time at the park this afternoon to stroll, swing and see the ducks...three of our favorite activities! One thing was for sure, though, it was piping hot!! It's a good thing there were some shade trees we could escape beneath.  I posted a couple of pics from our outing at the bottom of the post :)

Speaking of piping hot...I am totally digging the HOT PINK accents that the Hotel Gansevoort on Park Avenue NYC has used to create a total wow factor in the guest rooms! I think I could handle spending some time in that room after a long day of NYC shopping. Hmmm...let me go check my calendar - ha!

Above images via here.

Love her!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Starbucks Sizzler

Since a Starbuck's gift card is one of my Mother's Day Must-Haves (see post below), I thought I would feature this stunning Starbucks that is on the path to the Dazaifu Tenmangu Temple in Fukuoka, Japan. The design, by architect Kengo Fuma, features 2,000 stick-like parts that are weaved together diagonally and range in size from 1.3m – 4m in length. What do you think about this design? I personally think it is super cool!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Must-Haves

Mother's Day is fast approaching! I am excited to be celebrating my second Mother's Day as a mom and looking forward to spending time with my own mom and also honoring those in my life that have been much like a mom to me. Below are my top Mother's Day Must-Haves (hint, hint!) and things I'm loving right now:

Sequin Brights Large Enamel Bangles

Seda France Japanese Quince Candle

 L'Objet Frames

Catherine Thoms Art Deco Earrings

Chanel Sunglasses with Leather Side Protectors

Poultry Patterned Cutting Board

Sloane Ranger Duffles and Totes

Starbucks Gift Card

Rinse & Chop Cutting Board

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Derby Darlings

In honor of the Kentucky Derby race this afternoon, I wanted to post some horse inspired products that I just love! And yes, I will be in attendance at a Derby Party with my new white hat! Can you tell I'm excited about that?! I probably won't be making any bets (my favorite never wins), but a good time it will be. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and be sure to tune into the "greatest 2 minutes in sports." Oh, and happy Cinco de Mayo, too!

Oars and Anchor Cushion by Helkatdesign
Gate Citrine pillow by Dwell Studios
Horses Cushion by Helkatdesign

Cast Iron Bookends

Horse Doorknocker

Barbara Cosgrove Lamps

Herend Porcelain Horse Figurine (I'm a collector of this company - love it!!)

Leroy Neiman Churchill Downs Painting

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Backyard Bliss

I ran across this amazing backyard retreat a few days ago and had to share it! Can you imagine having this cozy little hideaway in your own backyard?! Ahhh...pure bliss!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Bee-Day, Brennan!

Since it's been a while since I have posted, I figured I'd write about something bright and sunny....my daughter's first "Bee"-day party! I can't believe it has already been one year since Brennan came into our lives, and let me just say, it's been the best year EVER!! She has truly been the light of our lives and is such a sweet, happy little girl. I could go on and on...and on and on... but I think we could all do that about our little ones, right?!?
Since we call her "B" for short, I thought having a bumble-"B" party would be the perfect celebration. Instead of using the traditional colors of black and yellow that we associate with bees, I incorporated all of the party details using a lighter, softer color palette of whites, yellows, grays, pastel pinks and pastel teals. I must thank all of my amazing vendors that helped make the party such a success (see all listed below), and in particular, I want to give a shout-out to my talented and hard-working sister. She is the owner of Unink Design LLC (www.facebook.com/uninkdesignllc), and really made the ideas in my head come to life!
Below are some pictures from the party. Thanks to all of you - family and friends - who came to celebrate on this special day with us. And last, but certainly not least, we love you, Brennan!!! Here's to your year number 2!

 Invitation (Front and Back)

Favors (Beehive Soaps)

Invitations, Favor Tags, Party Pieces (signs, thank you notes): Unink Design, LLC (www.facebook.com/uninkdesignllc)
Centerpiece/FLoral Arrangements: Drake's Designs and Gifts (Jackson, MS)
Napkins: www.foryourparty.com
Birthday Cake: For Heaven's Cakes and Catering (Jackson, MS)
Birthday Cupcakes and Cookies: Crumb Gourmet
Plates/Paperware: Caspari
Favors: Soapsational Favors (on Etsy)