friday finds.

as i write this on thursday, i’ve had a particularly emotional morning, and honestly, i just need to see some inspiring things. today, lucy and i came upon a poor neighborhood pup who had been hit by a bus and killed and it was just heartbreaking. i tried to help and comfort the owners, the bus driver, the friends and neighbors who came to the scene, but as you can imagine... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. a modern twist on classic patio furniture — the Akello Outdoor Dining Chairs from anthropologie come in a few different fun colors. ooooh. awww. and gosh darnit, i’m finding this week’s new & noteworthy rather irresistible — the downside of my beloved job is trying not to shop. such pretty hues — pastel-y and graphic and they all compliment... 
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b & b in puglia, anyone?

i came across this stunning italian b&b on sight unseen, one of my favorite design blogs and instantly added it to my must-visit list. but then their post suggested we might pop over to Masseria Moroseta’s instagram for further ogling and that was when i was really smitten. Masseria Moroseta is a Mediterranean b & b with modern stone farmhouse vibes and views... 
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living simply with plants.

these days it seems one can never have too many houseplants. it’s almost as if plants are the new black. personally, i don’t have a ton of plants on the inside (but plenty to care for on the outside!) and i like my plant life a little dialed back inside. a simple, maybe more sophisticated display of houseplants — for instance all clustered together in one... 
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entertaining with Q Squared: a giveaway.

i’m a dedicated member of those of us who love to throw parties, especially a themed dinner party! i think i get it from my mum — the ultimate hostess. recently Q Squared invited me to check out their beautiful collection of melamine dinnerware and throw my own soirée with their Cambridge Rose set in crimson. the pretty dinnerware is inspired by vintage English... 
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