friday finds.

a warm welcome to the weekend, friends! i hope you’ve got some fun plans, and perhaps a little relaxing downtime scheduled, too. i adore my vintage daybed for reading and dozing — there’s something so inviting about them — they just beckon you to lay down! i have some scoop about that daybed of mine coming soon, but in the meantime, i thought i’d... 
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mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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wear this there: loosie’s cafe.

loosie’s cafe is stand alone proof that our favorite botanical trend isn’t going anywhere. it’s over-abundance of greenery isn’t the only reason this williamsburg spot is on our hot list. it’s the trifecta of a foodie’s dream with an all day cafe, restaurant, and bar (happy hour runs almost all day — is this heaven on earth?). being that... 
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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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saphyr pure linen: bedding giveaway.

i love featuring mother/daughter businesses and saphyr pure linen is an inspiring one. founder Rory O’Mara knows fabric from the inside and out — from an early age, her love of textiles and fashion set her on a path of developing a passion into a career that would take her around the world as an industry innovator. As Director of International Fashion Marketing at... 
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