Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Minimalist-Chic Apartment

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How gorgeous is Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn apartment? I love the minimalist-chic style the interior designer conveyed through out the space. Not to mention the amazing light fixtures and works of art adorning the walls (plus have you seen her closet?!)

Be sure to check out Athena’s blog as well- you’ll be swooning! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Well, I am just a tad late in wishing everyone a happy 2013! I just returned from a lovely (and relaxing) trip to Turks and Caicos. This year is already off to a wonderful start, and I have a good feeling it's going to be one of the best yet. I love the sense of optimism and ambition that the New Year brings. 2013 already has a lot going for it with weddings, making changes in my professional life and new memories with friends (both old and new).

I am not usually the type to make resolutions since I have a hard time sticking to them for a whole year. However, I stumbled across these three resolutions from Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere and thought they were the perfect goals for 2013. Plus what a great idea to frame your resolutions to keep in your home as a reminder of the things you hope to accomplish in the New Year.

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 Hope 2013 brings everyone much success and happiness! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Carried Away with Holiday Stationary

My project this week is to find the perfect holiday stationary. I'm always cutting it close to Christmas before getting my cards in the mail, so this year I'm determined to get this done early! During my search, I found several fantastic options at Paper SourceRifle Paper Co, and Mr. Boddington's Studio. Here are 8 festive cards to spread some cheer this time of year! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

To & From Holiday Gift Guide

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If you are looking for creative holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out to & from, a gift guide curated by bloggers with seriously good taste. Such a brilliant idea! 

p.s. check back here on Monday for holiday gift guides and decor ideas :)

Hello December!

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Can you believe it is already December?! I'm so excited for all of the holiday festivities this month brings. Hope you all are having a lovely weekend to kick off the last month of 2012!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wine Tasting Weekend

We spent this past weekend wine tasting in Traverse City with friends. Traverse City has quickly started to be known as “wine country” and the future Napa Valley. The region’s microclimate allows TC to produce clean and fresh tasting wine that holds its aroma and fruit flavors much better than the wines produced in hotter climates. Traverse City vineyards are most highly regarded for their white wines (my favorite!)- Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay - but are now gaining recognition for light red styles as well! I was surprised at how many lovely blends of Pinot Noir we tasted this weekend. 2Lads 2011 Pinot Noir was one of my favorite pours of the day. We even bought a bottle to pair with our dinner the following evening! Spending a day touring the Traverse City wineries makes for a lovely weekend. I hope you all plan a visit to this special region in Northern Michigan. (It was recently called the Hamptons of Michigan in this article!). 

Chateau Chantal is one of my favorite wineries. Besides their wonderful selection of wine, they also have a spectacular porch to take in the view of the vines and East Bay. On warm summer days, there is no better place to sit outside with a glass of wine and cheese tray to take in the view. 

2Lads is one of the newer wineries in Traverse City. The sleek, modern space is remarkably different from the other tasting rooms of the region. According to the staff, the building is made entirely from sustainable materials. The facility also uses a gravity flow and gentle handling technique to transport and age the wine. By using a gentle process, the aromatics, flavors and colors are preserved and help build a complex wine. 

Brys Estate has a stunning tasting room decorated with beautiful brick and dark cherry wood. The charming property offers a more quaint and personal experience. Don't be fooled though - Brys wine have won more than 225 national and international awards! Be sure to try their unique ice wine!

Last, but certainly not least, we visited Ciccone Vineyard located on the slopes of Leelanau Peninsula. Ciccone holds a special place in our hearts, as it is the location of our upcoming wedding in June 2013! Don't just visit the tasting sure to explore the beautiful property and take in the barn and maple tree that overlook the vines. Stunning!

Check out all of the wineries in Traverse City here. There are many more to visit, this is just a preview :) Also here are a few of my favorite wine accessories (perfect for holiday gifts I might add!).

Monday, October 29, 2012

This & That: Monday Shopping

Anthropologie is one of those stores that I can get lost in. I can spend hours browsing the beautiful clothes and accessories and putting them together to create the perfect outfit. This weekend, I stumbled upon the Judith Collar Coat. I adore the cozy collar and the "ivory" color is just right for fall. Pair this statement coat with a floral dress that's fitting for fall and the result is flawless. 

Happy Shopping!