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Hampton Showhouse Snaps

Over the summer, my Mom and I made it a point to visit the Hampton Designer Showhouse (the day before we saw this). We try to go every year, and if you’re in the area I highly recommend it! It’s fun to compare it to the other one we attend … Read more ››

A Few Questions With…Julia of Lemon Stripes

Today I’m so excited to have another installment of A Few Questions With… (the first interview is here, if you missed it), featuring Julia of Lemon Stripes. Julia is a blogger turned entrepreneur whose online shop, the Lemon Stripes Store, is stocked up with lovely paper goods, jewelry, decor items, … Read more ››

Colorful Trees

As you may remember from this post, and this post, I am a huge fan of Jessica Durrant. Her art is feminine, beautiful, and full of cool watercolor drips. When I decided to remove the gallery wall in my hallway (felt too cluttered), I knew I wanted some art that … Read more ››

Homemade Cupcakes

After my recent trip downtown to Magnolia Bakery, I felt a desire to try my hand at recreating their classic yellow cupcakes at home. I pulled out my trusty Magnolia Bakery cookbook and got to work. The results were delicious!   I hit a bit of a speed bump in the middle here. The … Read more ››

Well Said: Sofia Coppola

“You’re considered superficial and silly if you’re interested in fashion, but I think you can be substantial and still be interested in frivolity.” Sofia Coppola Read more ››

Instagram

Supermarket roses // Sofia wine// Rifle Paper Co. floral desk calendar // Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie (the best in the city, some say) // J. Crew + leopard in my apartment // Pink gumballs at a boutique in Soho // Beautiful architecture on the Upper East Side // a … Read more ››

A Few Questions with…Rachel of Mignon Kitchen Co. and elephantine

Many of my favorite bloggers also run online shops, something that to me sounds like a lot of fun (and hard work!). I was curious about what that would be like, so today, I’m sharing an interview that I did with the lovely Rachel of elephantine. In addition to sharing … Read more ››

Lookalike for Less: Joie vs. Zara

Joie Eleanor B. Top: $208 Zara Blouse with Contrasting Edging: 39.90 I think it’s interesting how these two blouses share similar attributes (white with black piping, an interesting back detail), but come off as completely different looks-one very feminine, and the other modern and minimal. I like the bow and … Read more ››

Art + Activism: Aurora Robson

Over the summer, my Mom and I took a trip out to Southampton to walk around, enjoy the lovely weather, and peruse the charming shops on Main Street. While window shopping at Ralph Lauren, Aerin, and the other cute stores, we were surprised to discover a little art museum/gallery space … Read more ››

A Few Good Links

I loved Melissa Clark’s video and short article about simple syrups in the New York Times Dining section (no surprise there, since I have a fondness for sugar). It was interesting to learn that simple syrup adds more than just sweetness to a drink, but also texture and flavor (depending on what … Read more ››