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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wear this there: westward.

we hear the words oyster bar and our interest is piqued — you add in a wes anderson theme and we are there. seattle’s union lake is home to westward, a bar and restaurant that sits amongst ships and serves up delights fresh from the sea. with every playful nod to nautical you can think of (including everyone’s favorite the life aquatic) the space is packed with... 
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b & b in puglia, anyone?

i came across this stunning italian b&b on sight unseen, one of my favorite design blogs and instantly added it to my must-visit list. but then their post suggested we might pop over to Masseria Moroseta’s instagram for further ogling and that was when i was really smitten. Masseria Moroseta is a Mediterranean b & b with modern stone farmhouse vibes and views... 
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a trip to spain with coast to costa.

i’ve had so many travels this year, i feel extra fortunate. i don’t normally travel this often and i sometimes forget how much inspiration comes from stepping outside your day-to-day world, getting a fresh perspective and seeing life from other countries outside our own. as you probably couldn’t help but see from the abundant instagrams i posted, i went to... 
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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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