black lacquer design.

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black lacquer design was created by interior designer Caitlin Murray with the belief that almost every room can benefit from a bit of black and a little lacquer. Several years of growing a career in the design industry with award-winning firms, including House of Honey and MASHstudios lead to launching and co-founding her first design company, Caitlin & Caitlin. C&C... 
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don’t forget your mum.

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i had no idea mother’s day was so early this year – did you!? it’s this sunday! so i went to one of my favorite online shops, food52 for some pretty gift ideas. i think most mums would love the pink Jadeite Glass 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set or these pretty Gold-Dipped Pink Pinch Bowls, or maybe she’s into reading cooking magazines? i love Cherry Bombe Magazine... 
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cheers to mothers everywhere.

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perhaps you’re in need of a quick, delicious and very pretty cocktail for mother’s day brunch, or a pre-dinner apéritif? i thought i’d share one of my favorite easy, go-to cocktails — prosecco with a splash of st. germaine and fresh raspberries. it helps if you have some pretty glasses to start (more on that topic was covered in this morning’s... 
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cheers to colored glassware.

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Elsie Larson’s rainbow glass collection (above and below) via A Beautiful Mess. when it comes to throwing parties, it’s fun to have great glassware — it just adds a whole other layer to the event, not to mention, it’s very instagrammable should that be a goal of yours. when i’ve hosted parties i’ve rented from two amazing rental agencies... 
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la dolce vita, at home.

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if you asked me where else in the world i might like to live, the answer hands-down would be italy. i love everything about the italian culture — the friendly people, the slow life, eating amazing fresh food al fresco, drinking wine on warm nights outdoors in charming cafes. those gardens created in window boxes but that spill lushly over tiny balconies — sigh.... 
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