July 25, 2014

leopard & stripes {beach chic friday}

 bikini separates: Victoria's Secret  {top ~ leopard push up halter, bottom ~ cheeky low rise bottom}  |  
sun dress: Loft |  sunnies: Ray Ban


I'm off to the beach for the afternoon, and then dinner and drinks by the shore.  A laid back day with my bff really is the perfect recipe for a  fabulous Friday.
Sunday evening I'm heading up to the Stowe Mountain Lodge for a few days with hubby. I'll be back in the blogging game on Thursday with lots of pics to share.  This lodge is one of my favorite places to stay.  I'm not sure if it is the gorgeous tranquil surroundings, the amazing gym and spa or the funky hotel bar that has captured my heart.  More than likely it is staying in a luxurious place that provides all of the above and the chance to hang with my love sans chaos.  Oh, and we stayed at this gem for a couple of nights on the way up to Quebec City on our honeymoon:) 

 Here is a quick hello, happy weekend wishes, and a glimpse of my beach style essentials.
thanks for stopping by...

July 23, 2014

creative spaces

As I've been promising for quite a while now, here is a sneak peak into my home office, and my closet (and surrounding areas).  Yes, my wardrobe focus has generated some overflow (as hubby calls it) from the actual walk in closet space.  

I've always been an all or nothing kind of girl who is very much affected by aesthetics and energy of the space around me   I guess this is somewhat typical of creative types, and it certainly isn't a bad thing except that we run the risk of needing everything perfect to do what we do best.
I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise to you that my top creative spaces at home are my closet, my office and my kitchen:).   As my dad always said, Rome wasn't built in a day.  When I get impatient with the time and effort it takes to create a space that is perfect for me, I recall my dad's very wise words.  All great things evolve and the best approach is to allow ideas to steep when that is our inclination.  It has been my experience that the end result is always so much better for it.

Nothing on this side of heaven will ever be perfect, but we can make our home a reflection of who we are, and who we want to be.   My side of the office I share with my husband is flooded with images of style and kitty cats, stripes, dots & gold.  My little project that I like to call "wardrobe zen" is equally reflective of my penchant for black & white, chevron, stripes, dots... type A-OCD-hyper- organization...and the list goes on.   Although it isn't perfect, it is perfect for me.  It inspires me and that is all I can really ask for.

Oh, and if you are looking for an agenda (August 2014 - December 2015) I highly recommend the Kate Spade one pictured above (buy here).

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