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.

Brimfield Antique Show

Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day!

I hit the Brimfield Antique Show with my mom in Brimfield, MA. There are three shows every year, this years shows run May 8th-13th, July 10-15th, and September 4th-9th.

Since I went on the last day a lot had been picked over and some vendors had left, but the advantage was I was able to get better deals I might not have gotten earlier. I will definitely be going back!

Here are my two new treasures:

140 year old Iranian Kilim Sina Rug

Antique box, how could I not?


House Lust: photographer Amy Neusinger

Today is so incredible out, it has me craving light, airy, open spaces.

I saw a picture of this home on Pinterest awhile back and immediately had to look it up and see more. It is the extremely talented photographer Amy Neusinger's house. (Check out her photography too- it is incredible how every single photo evokes such a mood or convey's an emotion.)

I went through a period where I was really inspired and into Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic when I was in college in Savannah, Georgia. Not only because they sold bed linen's at Target, but because it felt so feminine, comfortable, and home-y while I lived far away. I may have gotten carried away in my bedroom... but it suited Savannah.  The style of Amy Neusinger's house is reminiscent of that- an evolved, modern, industrial take & I'll take it.

I love the subtler, romantic approach to the now overdone industrial. (I still love industrial, but it. is. everywhere.) The house is humble, personal and unique. All the natural light the house gets makes it feel so fresh. Amy has nicely balanced simplicity and charm.  It feels like home & I am ready to visit.

kitchen is one of my favorites! love the contrast of the deep, stained concrete and white cabinets.

note the double troth sink and.... walk in shower. love.
I would love this creative office. A blank canvas to let your imagination reign & your inspiration speak for itself.
eclectic, sophisticated & charming. let the outside in. perfect for parties!
What do you think?


Green with Envy

Not unlike every other blogger out there, March & Saint Patrick's Day have me thinking green... the following left me green with envy. I approve. Maybe I even found something you haven't already seen!

Green is such a versatile color, while I am usually more partial to the lime, chartreuse green variety I love these deeper, darker tones. 

I just love this dining room, the deep gun metal walls and bold drapery have completely transformed the traditional architecture of the room to an edgy, unexpected space. The room was featured in the article "Bright Just Right" published in the September 2011 issue of Veranda magazine, agreed.

Interior Design by Kay Douglass of South of Market
SOM - South of Market has room ideas I love, and products I love even more. (even though I can afford nothing)
be inspired here.
Haldane Martin's White Nest in Cape Town, South Africa be inspired here.

Paint something as dramatic as a staircase or a door for a fun, bold punch.

Kelly Wearstler Green Subway Tile Bathroom

Must find somewhere to incorporate this color.

Overwhelming amount of images? Maybe- but I was inspired & you know the best motto on Saint Patrick's Day- go big or go home.