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SHOP SMALL: LOVING LATELY FROM PALOMA AND CO

La Dolce Vita was one of the very first design blogs I ever followed more than a decade ago, so when designer Paloma Contreras opened Paloma and Co, it was inevitable that I would covet every single curated piece! This is one of my first stops for gifts for friends, hostesses and sometimes even teachers,…

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INSPIRED: HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

I’ve been forgoing folding laundry while catching up on the Crown after the littles go to bed lately in favor of hitting up Pinterest pretty hard and I realized a few days ago that not only are the majority of my pins of cedar shake or white clapboard exteriors and landscape architecture, but an overwhelming…

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WORTH THE WAIT: THE WELL LOVED HOUSE BY ASHLEY WHITTAKER

There isn’t much I look forward to more come fall, save for the bevy of beautiful new coffee table and design books that debut this time of year. Ashley Whittaker’s The Well Loved House is the first of my pre-orders to arrive and it does not disappoint! For someone loves tone-on-tone neutrals and subtle patterns,…

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GET THE LOOK: BLUE AND WHITE PERFECTION ON LONG ISLAND

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a home tour, but once I saw this Long Island beauty by designer Sarah Bartholomew, decorated from top to bottom in blue and white, it was too beautiful not to share! I don’t think there’s another color combination that I love more than blue and white; it’s crisp,…

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BLOG POST IDEAS

A few weeks back, I asked friends on Instagram what they’d like to see more of here on the blog, as I’ve been in kind of an inspiration slump lately. The responses ran the gamut from everything from skincare, makeup favorites and daily outfit ideas to favorite recipes, house tours, DIY’s and more decor finds.…

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LONG LIVE DAHLIA SEASON

The only upside to the close of summer is that my back-to-school blues are assuaged by lots and lots of dahlias! My friend Sarah started her own sustainable flower farm last February and I couldn’t wait to sign up for her fall subscription for all the dahlias, zinnias and cosmos my little heart could wish…

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TEN FAVORITES I USED CONSTANTLY ALL SUMMER

Summer is, hands down, my favorite time of the year; I’m probably the only person in the country that isn’t pining for sweater weather and pumpkin lattes, but I’ve just always been a summer girl and can be found holding on to the season with both hands this time of year. We’ve got a ways…

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: NAUTICAL BOARDS

If you guys have been following along for a while, you know that arranging charcuterie is one of my latest passions. There’s just something so therapeutic and satisfying about creating something for family and friends that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. It’s also my favorite way to celebrate the end of a long week…

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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS LAST LONGER

Flowers are one of those little things that just end up bringing so much joy and this summer has been no exception.  In spring, my daughter and I planted pots brimming with globe amaranth, zinnias, cosmos, dianthus, rosemary, basil, chocolate mint, and the vases and vessels teeming with blooms around the house have been bountiful…

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EXPLORING A SECRET, ENGLISH-INSPIRED GARDEN WITH THE LITTLES

A few weeks before school started back up again, the littles and I swapped our swimsuits for sneakers and headed over to a local horticultural garden for the afternoon.  Down here in the south, August is the hottest and most humid month, but the garden has lots of shade and is completely in bloom, and…

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PARING DOWN + BEAUTIFUL STORAGE

When school let out for my kiddos this summer, any and all home improvement or decor projects came to a screeching halt. It’s been so nice to have had a little break, but my list of items to tackle when they’re both in school again is growing longer and longer by the day! This past…

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BEAUTIFUL, BUDGET-FRIENDLY TABLE LINENS FOR SUMMER

Summer is the season for entertaining and even though I don’t need an excuse to set a beautiful table, it certainly helps when you find table linens that are gorgeous AND ridiculously affordable! I stumbled upon this navy and white buffalo check table cloth a few weeks back and did a double take when I…