happy summer!

"summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
                                        -henry james

All images from Pinterest


Holiday Gift Guide

1.) Scarves are one of my favorite accessories, so cozy and in New England, so necessary. My mom would adore this Tasha 'Tiles' Scarf, as would I.

2.) Give a little glam to someone on your list. This Essie 'Beyond Cozy' polish will make them happy every time they look down.

3.) For the Pinterest obsessed tween in your lives... do them a favor and have them rock a Tattly temporary tattoo before acting on one of their tattoo pins.

4.) I love this original acrylic 'Inward Drift' Painting by Anna Waters. Even more obsessed with the driftwood frame it comes in. NEED.

5.) A little arm candy for one of the ladies in your life. This arrow cuff bracelet would look great stacked.

6.) This wishbone necklace sneaks onto almost all my gift lists.  Giving good luck never gets old. My little sister wears the one I got her regularly.

7.) Great hostess gift for the beach babe in your life, Driftwood Coasters handmade in the Hamptons by my bestie Emma of the Etsy shop Els & Whistles.

8.) For the book worm, The Salmon's Run is a new novel about a girl's journey through challenges, failures, and triumphs. Written by the artist and proprietor of Acorn Gallery, Marblehead's own Debra Ann Highberger. (Coincidentally my all time favorite art teacher/person EVER.) It is no surprise that Debra paints as vivd of a picture with her words as she does her brush.

9.) Perfect for a Yankee Swap gift, as long as you know I would be trading you for these Elephant Salt & Pepper Shakers.

10.) Rablabs Fuchsia Agate Coaster Set for the girly - girl on your list, or me.

11.) This diptyque paris candle is guaranteed to please, such amazing candles.

12.) My little sis would die over this John Robshaw Suluwesi Duffle.

13.) My older sister would like this Sea Glass necklace, so sweet.



Ornament Lust

It's that the time of year when a lot of us are decorating our trees. Since this is only my second year having my own tree in the city, I am looking to start new traditions- mainly amp up my ornaments. Not that I don't love my tree as is, it makes me the happiest but I want to make it more personal. I'm thinking every year I get myself an ornament. Here are some contenders I absolutely love.
My 2012 Christmas tree - all gold 
1. Saks Elephant - seriously gorgeous
2. Owl Ornament  - reminds me of you Lil Hoot
3.Dove Ornament - reminder of peace in a month full of chaos
4. Etsy Elephant - you can really never have enough elephant ornaments
5. Frame Ornaments - since I am obsessed with pictures this makes sense
6. Artichoke Ornament - So random, but so pretty
7. Dog Bone Ornaments - to represent my favorite pup, minnie-girl

No matter what ornaments you have on your tree, Merry Christmas from Minnie and me!
(so lame I know, didn't mean to rhyme but have to keep it)

Christmas Card 2012


Suzie Kelly Jewelry

I feel like I start off most posts by saying how long it has been since I last posted.. so I'll spare you. I am  staying in tonight and stumbled upon Suzie Kelly Jewelry via a Facebook link. There are a few pieces I wouldn't mind having.

Elphants, always a yes. Buy Here

Buy Here

Super preppy but I love- so pretty how the initials overlap. Buy Here


Photographer: Eric Roth

Sorry, no new posts in quite awhile!

So the other day photographer Eric Roth came up in conversation, so I googled him later that night. Other than loving his work and the emotion each photograph evokes, upon looking at his portfolio, I realized I was in his photoshoot at Tico in Boston when he shot it! Somehow didn't make the website...  Check out all of his work here. Here are my personal favorites:

Not a bad morning view...



Love this slatted porch roof!

So my selection MAY be a bit summery... summer is my absolute favorite so I can't help but be partial.


Summer Spaces

Even though it may be torrentially down pouring today- I am dreaming summer. These spaces would have me dreaming even bigger. So light and airy.
perfection. (with different pillows)
Dining Room by Nellie Tilly from Vogue Living Australia
Sydney Dining Room by Nellie Tilly Interiors featured in Vogue Living Australia
Danish home photographed by Boligmagasinet (stumbled upon a website not in English..)
got to go....

my boyfriend is waiting... (if only James Marsden wasn't a married man...)


Loving: Zoe Johns & Max Catalano's Apartment

Featured on Design Sponge today, here. Although the apartment is well designed and sleek, it it oozing with personality, feels completely livable and is a reflection of who they are. Below are a couple of my favorites:

Adore. Well done.