instagram friendly book – free just for you.

it’s been a season of travel and i’ve been most fortunate to be getting around these days — from cuba, to france and on to london. you’ve probably seen my abundance of Instagrams, but it’s nice to create something even longer lasting, as a personal souvenir if you will from my trips. so when artifact uprising invited me to try out their┬áinstagram... 
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a keen eye for the eclectic.

without sounding too much like a brat, i’m really becoming disenchanted with a lot of the cookie-cutter looks out there right now. i think decor needs a little more eclectic oomph added, if you will — maybe mix things up a little bit with some unexpected pieces, especially vintage paired with new. one of the things i was most inspired by on my trip to europe was... 
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getting creative with the minted 50.

i’ve been very kindly invited to participate a creative project called the Minted 50, and today i’m sharing my project and a little bit of my creative process with you. it was so much fun to actually get my hands dirty, so to speak and actually make something close to ‘art’ — i created this collage (above) using photographs i took and ephemera┬ái... 
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at home with designer anna valentine.

when in london last week, we kind of accidentally discovered the west end area of Marylebone. The main neighborhood shops are along Marylebone High Street and we fell instantly in love with its charming narrow side streets, sweet boutiques and cafes. so i can see why fashion designer Anna Valentine chose this spot for both her studio and her Georgian-style home just walking... 
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the perfect london flat.

i thought i’d share a longer look at the airbnb flat we stayed at in london, since when i posted it on instagram so many of you were curious about where it was and how to stay there, too! located in the beautiful garden district of holland park, we loved everything about this cozy spot — just a hop skip and a jump from notting hill, portobello market and the tube... 
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