get the look: the brooklyn brownstone from the intern

September 28, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I managed to snag a babysitter and sneak away to see The Intern on Saturday; if you haven’t seen it yet, I definitely recommend it!  I love Nancy Meyers’ films as much for the set design as (and sometimes more than) the movies themselves, and the Brooklyn…

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porch envy

August 6, 2015

Summer should be all about a classic blue and white color palette and super chic outdoor living, wouldn’t you agree?  I’ve been smitten with this covered porch by designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton and think it totally nails the quintessential summer aesthetic, from the incredible scalloped water hyacinth console table and collection of blue…

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a dreamy backyard retreat

July 20, 2015

Living in the South, the weather is decent enough to be outside for basically nine months of the year and so outdoor spaces are a big part of the way most of us live down here.  It goes without saying, then, that the best outdoor spaces are those that live like extensions of the indoors…

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grand banks nyc

June 30, 2015

I’ve always been drawn to places that are inspired by the ocean, no matter where I go or what time of year it is (I happen to think snow falling on the sea is the most magical sight and my idea of the perfect summer afternoon is eating oysters on the half shell and sipping…

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get the look: victoria hagan’s nantucket hideaway

June 23, 2015

I can’t believe it’s been a whole fourteen days since I last blogged!!  The hubby has had leave the last two weeks and so we took advantage of each and every single minute and soaked up some serious family time.  We were at the beach last week for some much-needed R+R and as sad as…

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halcyon house, cabarita beach

May 21, 2015

My sister-from-another-mister lives in Australia (by way of South Africa) and she is one of the most amazing, interesting individuals I’ve ever met; not only is she a jet pilot for the Australian Air Force but she’s an amazing momma to two littles, too!  She had her baby girl three months after I had Lydia…

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a midsummer night’s dream dinner

May 7, 2015

With the temps quickly approaching 90 degrees around here, all I can think about is poolside dinners, playing cornhole under twinkly string lights and sipping light, crisp cocktails.  So you can imagine my delight when I laid eyes on this STUNNING bohemian-style dinner hosted by Athena Calderon, author of the blog Eye Swoon, at her…

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get the look: new “old” home in wainscott

March 18, 2015

Nothing beats the charm of an older home; for as long as I can remember I have dreamed of buying an old fixer upper and transforming it into a quaint little cottage, complete with an ivy-covered entrance, Dutch doors, a limestone fireplace/mantle, skeleton keys and, of course, a white picket fence.  Like most families, especially…

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champagne + oysters

February 26, 2015

So much for a snow day; the 5-8 inches we were expecting and which caused mass hysteria at the grocery stores yesterday turned out to be gray skies and rain, instead.  And not even a whole lot, at that!  Scrolling through my blog feed this morning, rather grumpily,  I was stopped dead in my tracks…

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fresh cottage style

February 20, 2015

With the temps well below freezing, we’ve been holded up at home while baby girl gets over this nasty head cold, but I have to say, I’m not minding this unusually cold weather one bit!  I know a lot of you are buried under mountains of snow and are totally over it, so I thought…

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