new wallpaper collection from sarah sherman samuel.

if we’ve seen her work, most of us have been long smitten with designer sarah sherman samuel, of the well-loved blog stories. i’ve personally followed her forever, and have had the fortunate experience of getting to know her as a friend over the years. not only is she talented and beautiful, she’s also one of the kindest humans you’d ever want to meet.... 
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an italian retreat.

picture yourself surrounded by groves of olive and fruit trees, perched high above the Mediterranean sea. can you imagine yourself here yet? not quite? well, i’m back with yet another holiday retreat you can visit — this time a beautiful home on the amalfi coast — via albeli home rentals. the concept behind albeli’s holiday home rentals is an ‘intellectual... 
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this week’s must reads.

it’s summer and what better time to be reading like little fiends? so i’m back with this week’s must reads and some perfect reads to fit in before our beloved warm weather season comes to a bittersweet end. in addition to some great fiction i’ve been buried in (swimming lessons, a gentleman in moscow, and Along the Infinite Sea just to name a few)... 
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friday finds.

welcome to the end of a long, weird week. i don’t know about you, but the world is freaking me out a little bit and i’m just looking for some light-filled, lovely spaces to hide out in for a while. these pretty spaces all gave me the good feels so i’m sharing them with you — in the hopes that they rub off a tad on all of us. i don’t know if y’all... 
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live simply.

do you ever wake up and wonder what it might be like to live more simply? not exactly move to the woods and live a rustic existence, but some semblance of that? just a few belongings that truly mean something to you and the domestic basics you need to get by — a cozy bed, a bath to soak in, a comfortable reading room, books — naturally. all the simple comforts... 
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