new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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friday finds.

happy independence day weekend, everyone! we’re taking off a bit early here this week, hoping to head out of dodge! the fireworks in my neighborhood get so bad that it sounds a bit like world war III and my pup lucy is just terrified of them! so, we’re on the hunt for a very peaceful retreat — if i can just figure out where that might be! we’ll be... 
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friday finds.

happy friday one and all! i’m checking off my to-do list and readying myself for my trip to cuba tomorrow and wanted to wish you all a very happy thanksgiving while i’m away! we’ll be popping in with posts next week, but i’ll be offline (that is, unless i find some wifi hotspots) so i won’t be around to wish you a happy day filled with family,... 
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DDIY.

Big Fringe garlands from oh happy day! i am not really a DIY kinda girl. sure, i can paint a room, or hang a few pictures but when it comes to crafts of any kind, it’s not really my forte. i’m more of a DDIY’er – don’t do it yourself. so thankfully for all of us, there are an abundance of bloggers out there that excel beyond expectations in this... 
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hot pink high drama.

fashions designers at home. beyond the culture and the history, one of the things i am most interested in seeing when i travel to cuba is the color. that well-worn, faded patina finish that can only come with years of weathering. there’s a certain vibe architecture and interiors take on when they’ve been left untouched for a long time and i find it so beautiful.... 
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