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THIS COULD BE YOURS!

Anthropologie’s home and furniture offerings are becoming more and more high priced and niche targeted, but I have to say they have outdone themselves with their most outlandish addition yet. This Altair Tent is offered at the tender price of $8998. Anthropologie recommends placing it “poolside, beachside, or right-smack in the middle of a meadow.” I personally could see this waterproof canvas gem with a mirror embellished interior as the perfect wedding tent.

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July 24th, 2012 Comments Off

SUMMER SALE

It’s high summer – have you found the perfect pair?

Get it now or forever hold your peace. 50% off all collection styles. Sale starts now and ends Sunday at midnight. Free shipping on orders of $250 or more.

**All items are final sale. Previous purchases are not eligible for this discount. Offer valid while supplies last. Cannot be redeemed for cash or applied to previous purchases.

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July 24th, 2012 Comments Off

DAY AT THE BBG

Grab a friend, bring a picnic, take in the sights. Photos via Eva Plainer.

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July 24th, 2012 Comments Off

SEVILLE AND THE WEDDING

I stepped out of the dirt drive way and this was my first view of Hacienda de San Rafael. The main courtyard is filled with flowering trees under every archway.  On either side of the courtyard are guest rooms where we stayed for the wedding and the remainder of our trip.

Although we barely spent any time in this room, I would be remiss if I didn’t showcase the main living area! I love the hand-picked cotton stems they added to each vase.

Flowers in every nook and cranny!

A pic of my friend Nora and I dressed up before the rehearsal dinner.  Side note – I was reading The Hunger Games during this trip, so I braided my hair just as I imagined Katniss would :)

All of my favorite things: SUN, WICKER, RELAXATION

More flowers, more braids – it’s wedding time! My BF happened to be the best man too.

Definitely the color of summer – HOT CORAL

Derrick making his way down the aisle with his parents.

A sun drenched ceremony!

The bride in all her glory – Amanda, you couldn’t be more radiant!

The best end to the best wedding – so delighted to have been part of it!

If you would like to learn more about Amanda and Derrick’s destination wedding, click here.

< Catherine >

July 17th, 2012 Comments Off

CHEZ CANDELA PELIZZA TRICARICO

Via Tales of Endearment

So cute! Loving Candela’s home inside a leather factory in Milan that her husband converted into the perfect living space for their family. There wasn’t a photo of the exterior, but she says from the outside the building “resembles a tree, and [my husband and I] are Adam and Eve, living in the tree of sin, eating apples!” Amazing.

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July 15th, 2012 Comments Off

SUNDAY SUPPERS: OCT CALENDAR

The October events have been released for Sunday Suppers. I’ve got my sights set on Aran Goyoaga’s session on October 14th. $150 buys you a cooking class followed by a seated, 5 course dinner with a lovely intimate group:

roasted cauliflower soup
dandelion green and almond pesto

savory tart
Pear, Swiss chard and Gruyere

sea bass
parsnip buttermilk cream and fennel vanilla sauce

pots de creme
chocolate, hazelnut and fleur de sel

pistachio vanilla bean shortbread cookies

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July 14th, 2012 Comments Off

ETSY FAVE

Hand dyed silk trousers $62

Ivory silk skirt $38 (hand dyed blouse sold out)

Hand dyed silk blouse $48

Perfect mid rise Levis $75

Here’s a little weekend shopping inspiration from Pleiades Vintage. I am completely obsessed with these hand dyed vintage pieces. The styling is so sweet, and they are totally affordable to boot.

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July 14th, 2012 Comments Off

MADRID > CADIZ > TARIFA

I attended a spectacular wedding for my friends Derrick and Amanda in Seville Spain a few weeks ago. It happened to be a great excuse for my BF and I to take a mini-vacay road trip through Spain.  Here are some of my pics along the way!

Our first meal in Madrid – jamon and queso ended up being the staple diet for 10 straight days.

Walking through the streets of Madrid.  It was Sunday and all the shops were closed.

Our last night in Madrid – we closed down a bull fighting bar …..

There was a tequila drinking contest with a 70 year old flamenco dancer. It did not end well.

Despite the subsequent hangover and a lengthy 7 hour drive, we made it to Cadiz!

Sorry, this is my cheesy couple in Europe pic:)

My favorite crazy tree park.

After a few nights in Cadiz, we hopped into the car and drove 45 mins to Tarifa, the windiest city in Spain.

Popular for wind surfing, Tarifa was my favorite city to visit. We only made a day trip, but managed to squeeze in an amazing dinner. All the food was locally grown.  The restaurant even made their own mineral water. It was best water I’ve ever tasted!

Hi Mom!  It’s windy up here and I’m sunburned!

Stayed tuned for pics from Sevilla and the wedding!
< Catherine >

July 12th, 2012 Comments Off

MARAIS USA IN THE PRESS

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July 10th, 2012 Comments Off

IN DA TUB


Owning an apartment with a claw footed bathtub is definitely an item on my personal bucket list. Love the wallpaper and chrome accessories with the crisp red and white in this room. This one‘s going in my inspiration folder.

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July 7th, 2012 Comments Off

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