Thursday, May 24, 2018

Friday Finds: The Long Weekend

1. Sundress2. Striped PJ's3. Rattan Bag //4. Gingham Romper5.  Slides6. Lobster Tee //7. WEEKENDER BAG8. Mini Skirt,  9. Earrings

The long weekend has arrived! I dreamt about Memorial Day weekend all winter long, especially during April's snowstorms. Mother Nature can be cruel! I'm more than ready to bring on the grilling, swimming, and campfires! My current mode is to spend every second I possibly can outdoors. We live on a lake and there is no where else I would rather be this weekend. Whether you are staying home or going away, I put together a few of my summer wardrobe must haves. These are easy, breezy summer pieces that can be worn anywhere from a backyard bbq to exploring your favorite beach town. I also included this beautiful personalized weekender bag for those who plan on doing a good amount of summer traveling. I'm not in the market for another travel bag but if I were this would be the one.

If you are looking to add to your summer wardrobe there are some great sales going on this weekend. Here are some of my favorites:

+ Tory Burch: Up to 40% off sale items, includes beautiful pieces such as thisthis, and this jacket that I've worn constantly over the last few months.
+ Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale, it' a big one -- save up to 40% off site wide including designer items. I just purchased these Prada sandals yesterday. Couldn't resist! I also have my eye on this, this, this, and this for Harry. These overalls I bought for Harry are also on sale. 
+ J.Crew: 40% off site wide
+ Kiel James Patrick: This weekend we are offering 25% off site-wide. This includes all items from my new Sarah Patrick Collection
+Net-A-Porter: Save up to 50% off. Over the past year this site has become my go to for discovering new designers and finding unique, quality pieces. I love this, this, and this striped coverup that would be perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. 
+ LL Bean: 20% off site wide -- ideal for stocking up on the basics such as this and this


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Flower Alley

Dress: Pink City Prints Sandals: Carrie Forbes Bag:Aranaz Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick, Van Cleef & Arpels Earrings: Rebecca de Ravenel (similar) Glasses: Gucci Scarf: Gucci

Location: Palm Beach

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Palm Pedals

Shirt: J.Crew (old, similar) Shorts: Ralph Lauren  (also love this pair) Bag: Mansur Gavriel Sandals: Carrie Forbes Scarf: Gucci Bracelets: Sarah Patrick, Van Cleef & Arpels Earrings: Sarah Patrick Glasses: Karen Walker
Harry: One Piece: Gap Hat: Cat & Jack Stroller: Baby Zen YoYo

Location: Palm Beach 

Sharing scenes from last month's trip to Florida. I love wandering around the shops and hidden courtyards along Worth Avenue. I discover something new every trip whether it be a pretty tiled staircase or a new to me restaurant such as Renato's. The outdoor setup at Renato's was simply stunning! I was instantly drawn to the beautiful flowers and elegant table settings. Unless it's a muggy day, I love any restaurant with outdoor seating. 

 The Brazilian Court Hotel where we stayed  was a short distance away from the heart of the island. It was wonderful to walk everywhere. I also loved borrowing their bikes to explore the surrounding neighborhood. Harry's stroller was perfect for our walking adventures. He loves being outdoors. We stopped in some of my favorite shops such as CJ Laing and C'orrico. I wanted to walk the entire road down to the beach but we tried to keep Harry out of the sun as much as possible. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Finds: Navy & White

1. Pitcher 2.Pearl Embellished Swimsuit 3.Striped Maxi Dress // 4.Candle 5.Umbrella  6.Sandals // 7.Champagne Bucket  8.Hand-Painted Canvas Tote 9.Tassel Earrings 

The warmer and longer days are finally here! I'm sharing a few of my favorite Navy & White finds that are my must haves for this Summer. 

Summer days are best spent by the water -- pool, lake, or ocean. I love this glamourous one piece Navy bathing suit with embellished pearls. Pair it with oversized glasses (my all time favorite pair here) and this hand-painted canvas tote to complete the look. 

For summer parties this striped maxi dress is a dream! The bold stripes are eye-catching and it looks just dressy enough for a party that starts in the day and heats up at night. 

For summer dinner parties, small or large, I can't think of a more perfect champagne bucket to keep your bubbly or rose' chilled this summer. I also love the shade of this blue pitcher for serving guests water or Sangria. 

Hope everyone has a lovely Mother's Day weekend! 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mintwater Cottage

Shirt: J.Crew Skirt: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Saint Laurent Bag: Mansur Gavriel c/o Hat: Hat Attack Belt: Kiel James Patrick Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 1,2 Necklace: Kiel James Patrick 

Location: MintWater Cottage -- Portsmouth, RI

Today I'm sharing a property that all of my house goal dreams are made of. It's situated between two pastures of perfectly lush grass and stone walls. Whether you are looking out the front window or sitting on the back porch, the Newport Polo horses can be seen roaming the fields. Through the yard runs a babbling brook with daffodils lining each side and a stone carriage bridge to cross it. When the windows are open the sound of running water can be heard throughout the house and it's simply magical. While I was there I felt like we were in the English countryside and I honestly didn't want to leave. 

Washington Irving III, a descendent of Washington Irving the author of Sleepy Hollow, once called this charming place built in 1750 home. Our friends Allison and Steve are the current owners and they did a beautiful job updating the property and opening up the space. I  love the exposed beams in the reading room, I can't think of a cozier place to curl up with a good book and read by the fire. 

In high summer the yard truly comes to life with flowering shrubs and a perennial garden that includes hydrangeas, roses, and dahlias. If I lived here I would probably start every  sunny morning with breakfast on the patio and every night in the same place with a glass of wine. 

This unique property is currently for sale. Contact Lila Delman for more info. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring Gingham

Dress: Charles Henry Shoes: Ralph Lauren Glasses: Gucci Earrings: Sequin
Harry: One Piece: Little Me 

I purchased this dress from Nordstrom Rack before my trip to Nantucket. It was a steal at $34.oo. I loved that it was red as most of the gingham pieces in my closet tend to be Navy and Green. Below I shared a few dresses perfect for Memorial Day weekend or to wear all summer long for under $98.00 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Nantucket Weekend

Coat: Barbour c/o Sweatshirt: Kiel James Patrick Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: Joe's Shoes: Ralph Lauren (30% off) Bag: Bembien Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Watch: Kiel James Patrick Glasses: Gucci 
Kiel: Sweatshirt: Kiel James Patrick Pants: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Gucci Glasses: Ray-Ban
Harry: Sweater: Nantucket Kids c/o Pants: Nantucket Kids c/o 

Last weekend we headed to Nantucket for Daffodil Days. We've been to Daffy Days a few times and this past weekend topped them all. The weather was absolutely perfect. It's usually chilly on Nantucket this time of year but we enjoyed surprisingly warm weather. It was ideal for watching the parade and walking around the tail-gating party in Sconset. So many great picnic setups this year. I would love to enter one of our vintage cars in the parade. It looks like the best time. 

Kiel, Harry, Kiel's sister Kalin, her boyfriend Dan, and I stayed at the Harborview Nantucket . Bennie also came along on our adventure. The hotel is very dog and kid friendly. It's perfectly situated in town and a one minute walk from our favorite coffee shop, the Handlebar Cafe. We stayed in the Nautilus accommodation. It had a full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a loft, and a washer and dryer. Perfect for accommodating a family or a small group of friends. I was very grateful to have the kitchen and a washer and dryer (with Harry I find that I am washing clothes on a daily basis). On the last night of our trip we stayed in, cooked a meal, and watched Wedding Crashers by the fire. It was all we wanted to do after a busy week. 

The small beach featured is right on the property. We had a perfect view of the harbor from our room. Bennie loved running around and swimming.It's been a really long winter for her. On one of the mornings Kiel and I snapped a few pictures of our new sweatshirts. The anchor knit sweatshirts have been a really popular seller and we were really excited to introduce three new colors for Spring. 

                             Special thank you to Harborview Nantucket for our stay!