all about blue.

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all over france last week it was blue for as far as the eye could see. not the skies necessarily, but when it came to decor, blue was the spot on hot trend. especially bold cobalt blues, navy and those Mediterranean deep aqua blues. the salon in our marseille pensione was painted the most divine rich teal blue and had us swooning at bonjour. if you’re not brave enough... 
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book smart.

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i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love... 
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best of: bring back those beach vibes.

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sonja velda photography. i need a vacation. badly! i can usually tell it’s time for a holiday when i’m immediately drawn to all things beachy on pinterest. i’ve been dreaming of heading back to tulum and realized i’ve been pinning all these images that have that sophisticated beach vibe — and for some reason lately, anytime i see ‘fringe’... 
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best of: one very fine site: de dujes.

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via good old pinterest i stumbled onto this truly beautiful blog this weekend. have you ever visited de dujes? well, you should. it’s run by sisters, Gaétane and Gaëlle Dujardin who say “We grew up in a warm and very close family. As a family we often call ourselves ‘The Dujes’. We are there for each other through thick and thin.” I like them already.... 
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moroccan rug giveaway!

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i really love when i get to give away a beautiful rug. and hurrah! it’s that time again, but this time, amber at the Pink Rug Co. introduced me to the folks at The Sunny Side & Co. who invited me to give away one of their gorgeous moroccan rugs — of the winner’s choice. With their bold combinations of fleecy black lines set against a plush ivory field,... 
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