the many moods of blue.

when i was in portugal, i was yet again surrounded by european blues. beautiful blue tiles are everywhere in the city of lisbon — azulejos, a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework is literally everywhere. in fact, Heather, of skinny laminx wrote an entire blog post about their beautiful blue tiles. so, i was inspired yet again to share the... 
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modern neutrals.

lately, i’m really crushing on modern neutrals. not your boring beiges, mind you, but instead natural woods, rattan, off-white linens — a textural mix of layered pieces that look great together but aren’t necessarily matchy-matchy, if you know what i mean. i think when i visit european cities they tend to really rub off on me in different ways. in mariseille... 
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wear this there: peonies paris.

roll your eyes in our direction, but yes this is yet another paris-based wear this there! it’s not our fault the city has an overwhelming abundance of cute cafes. peonies paris may be the most swoon-worthy yet though — with a founder that fulfills all our french girl beauty desires, and a concept that’s so simply perfect the whole world wishes they thought of... 
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simple restraint.

after staying in that beautiful lisbon apartment, i came home and kind of went ‘ugh’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of ‘stuff’! living those few days in lisbon in a very simple, but also quite stunning apartment taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me.... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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