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Life as a Renter

via Hope everyone’s having a wonderful week! Today I’m over at one of my favorite blogs EVER, Made by Girl, sharing my view on the ups and downs of being a renter in fabulous NYC! Check it out-and big thanks to the sweet and talented Jen! Also, Karla was kind enough to include … Read more ››

A Helping Hand

There’s something about hands as decor accessories that just really appeals to me. They’re the perfect little weird touch in a space, yet they still look completely elegant and sophisticated. viaEmily from Cupcakes and Cashmere has these hooks-in an entryway, I assume. SO much more interesting than a boring regular coat hook! … Read more ››


I was beyond, beyond excited for the release of Julianna Baggott’s Pure from the minute I read about it on The Book Case. As they said there, it’s similar to all of those dystopian, post-apocalyptic Young Adult novels that have become common recently (i.e., Hunger Games)-except finally it’s one for adults! … Read more ››

Stripes, Brights, and Polka Dots

A few items I’ve been lusting after from J. Crew lately (seems I never lust after items from anywhere else!). Not sure how much longer I can resist… First of all, remember this post? Right. So now look what they do: They go ahead and make it in a flat. … Read more ››

A Fairy Tale in Green

House Beautiful really nailed it this month with their issue focusing on green (the color, more so than the movement). My favorite layout featured a Greenwich Village apartment designed by Fawn Galli to invoke the feeling of a modern day fairy tale. via The cover just screams “SPRING” to me, … Read more ››


Ampersands seem to have become the coolest piece of punctuation around. Here’s a few that I’m loving recently:  via I adore this bookend posted on Deliciously Organized (what a beautiful photographer Carlee is!). This kind of kicked off my obsession. via?  Neon ampersand print Recently got this adorable neon print … Read more ››

Nutella Crescent Rolls

I am a huge fan of Nutella (who isn’t?)-so I was VERY intrigued when I came across this post on Things That Sparkle, describing a dessert of Nutella inside Pillsbury crescent rolls. Sounded easy and delicious-and it was! Here’s what I did, based on Alex’s instructions.  Open up a package of Pillsbury … Read more ››

A Touch of Quirk

As I mentioned in a previous post, I really enjoyed Deborah Needleman’s The Perfectly Imperfect Home. A section I found especially interesting suggested adding a touch of quirk to your space, in the form of  irreverent accents, some small animals, an odd chair, things where they shouldn’t be (like a frame … Read more ››

Lookalike for Less: Classic Flats

I’ve had a thing for these Banana Republic flats for the last few weeks: They look very Olivia Palermo to me, yes? Except there’s a big yellow strip on the heel, which is probably the only reason I haven’t bought them. That and the 98 dollar price tag. Then I … Read more ››

A Warm Studio

I think it’s clear to readers of this blog that I have an obsession with studio apartments, which developed even before I moved into a studio of my own. I love the ingenuity they inspire in terms of coming up with creative layouts and storage solutions, plus I just love the cozy factor. … Read more ››