Monday, June 12, 2017

Apertivo

I love having friends over for dinner, drinks, apertivo - whatever! I also love keeping it so simple so it is stress-free for everyone.  A simple cheese plate, easy-to-assemble bruschetta, and plenty of rosé is my go-to. We got this Butternut Brooklyn cheese board for a wedding gift and it is a kitchen/entertaining favorite; Riedel wine glasses {these} are pretty perfect for white wine or rosé. For the bruschetta, I sliced a French baguette and topped it with fresh mozzarella, chopped fresh basil, roasted cherry tomatoes with garlic, EVOO, and balsamic. Just add jazz music, fresh flowers, a great candle {Candlefish No. 40  is what I burned this night, one of my faves}, and great company, and you've got the perfect evening :)






Monday, June 5, 2017

Currently Coveting: June

Happy June! I cannot believe we are well into summer, and it's time to celebrate all things warm weather: flowers in bloom citrus-scented anything, tropical-inspired fashion, and simple beauty and make-up to beat the heat. Below are a few June items that I am currently coveting {image via This Is Glamorous}:


Currently Coveting: June

Marie Turnor ruffle clutch via Shopbop {here}
S'Well water bottle via Nordstrom {here}
Burt's Bees deep pore scrub {here}
Kate Spade cactus earrings {here}
Mac & Murphy citrus greeting card {here}
Fern Living plan box via Domino {here}
Nails Inc. nail polish in "Cambridge Grove" via Sephora {here}
Thorn and Bloom "Savage Garden" perfume via Etsy {here}

Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Summer is officially here, and while it is not my favorite season, there is still so much to look forward to..like the beach! We are getting away to the ocean this weekend, and could not be more excited for it. Below is my idea of the perfect summer items: flowy top, fun earrings, a great straw bag, and a natural burst of lip color. Cheers to Summer 17! {image via Shop This Is Glamorous}


Summer



Vanessa Mooney earrings via Shopbop {here}
Korres velvet orris violet white pepper perfume via Sephora {here}
Chloe espadrilles via Nordstrom {here}
Burt's Bees gloss lip crayon in "Outback Oasis" {here}
H&M off-the-shoulder satin blouse {here}
Clare Vivier woven bag {here}

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spring

Spring is one of the best times in Georgia, because the weather is seriously perfect! Unfortunately, it doesn't last too long, and the excruciating heat sets in. Below are a few spring favorites right now, I am especially loving the scarf, blush bag, and J.Crew earrings:


Spring


Kate Spade vase {here}
Yao Cheng flora print via Minted {here}
Bijou candle in "Bois de Vanille" {here}
Tarte lip pencil via Sephora {here}
J.Crew earrings {here}
Illesteva sunglasses via Net-A-Porter {here}
Mansur Gavriel saddle leather bag via Net-A-Porter {here}
S'Well rose gold water bottle via Nordstrom {here}
NARS eyeshadow in "Outer Limits" via Sephora {here}
Bene scarf {here}

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, I'm In Love: Rosé on Ice

Happy Friday! We made it {almost}! It is so nice and warm here, and it makes me want to keep rosé in an ice bucket permanently. I plan on indulging in quite a bit of it this weekend, along with maybe a trip to the farmer's market, maybe cat yoga {!!!}, and plenty of Netflix and sleep. Cheers to the weekend! :)



Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, I'm In Love: Matches

Happy Friday! Trying so hard to get my weekly post in. Last week was not great {oops}, but I wanted to pick it up again this week. SO excited the weekend is finally here, and looking forward to lighting some candles and much relaxation. And speaking of lighting candles, I have this thing for matches, and collect them at every bar/restaurant we go to that has them. We had some made for our wedding {thanks Etsy}, and had a lot of leftovers, which makes for the prettiest little addition to our place. Sometimes it's the little things that you have to appreciate :)




Friday, March 24, 2017

March Babies

Happy Friday! What a month. Life has been crazy, but good. I turned 30 {ahhhh} and celebrated all weekend in beautiful Charleston. And this little angel celebrated her 2nd birthday/rescue day yesterday. My new goal is to post on here once per week {leaning towards home/decor/entertaining/food focus..}; I know I have been very neglectful, and I really do miss my creative outlet! Goals for this weekend: snag as many flowers/herbs/plants at 3Porch Farm on Saturday, maybe do a little cleaning/tidying up, and drinking my favorite rosé {here} all weekend. Cheers :)


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring

Spring has sprung! I firmly believe that it is spring officially beginning on March 1st, and I am so excited for warmer weather, patios, rosé + rosé + rosé, and plenty of spring fashion. I now associate endless pink flowers paired with blue + white decor, so that is my current spring inspiration at home. Bring on the roses, peonies, spring-inspired table runners, and obviously, rosé :) {Anthropologie vase here, and Anthropologie candleholders here}







Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, I'm In Love: Last of Winter

Happy Friday! Another fail this week of not posting, but work has sure been busy. I cannot believe this is the last weekend of February, and that spring is basically here. I plan on spending the last weekend of "winter" cozied up with lots of vino, an amazing candle {obsessed with Bijou candles, check out here}, and making a heavy, meat-centric meal {trying this Food52 recipe, I figured it was my last chance to make something heavy with the warm weather creeping in}. Have a great weekend! 









Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspiration: Out + In

Happy Valentine's Day! Whether it's going out or staying in, I have some outfit inspo that I think is pretty great for Valentine's Day. A date night out is always a great excuse for a LBD, fun geels, and a great clutch, but this year we are doing date night at home. A pretty top + necklace, leggings, and a delish home cooked meal {we're excited to try out this Food & Wine recipe} is my go-to this year. A great candle {burning this Bijou candle this week}, and a romantic movie we can agree upon makes for a pretty perfect Valentine's Day in our home :) 

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspiration: Out + In

Bite Beauty lipstick via Sephora {here}
Carven dress {here}
Jimmy Choo clutch {here}
Topshop heels via Nordstrom {here}
Bobbi Brown nail polish {here}
Banana Republic shirt {here}
Hourglass lipstick in "Seeker" via Sephora {here}
J.Crew necklace {here}
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in "A Fine Romance" {here}
James Perse leggings via Net-A-Porter {here}

Monday, February 13, 2017

Last Minute Valentine's Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and although it's sort of last minute, I have a few ideas for a great gift! Of course, chocolate and/or diamonds are always acceptable, but I love the idea of a candle {duh}, fun leggings, or badass feminist artwork {my fave}. Any one of these gifts would make my V-Day:

Last Minute Valentine's Gift Guide

Starling Candle in "Currant + Rosewood" {here}
Jennie Kwon Designs three diamond ring via Catbird NYC {here}
Sir Madam oyster linen towel via Food52 {here}
Kate Spade capri leggings {here}
Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in "Pink Quartz" {here}
Condor Chocolates {here}
Aziza Jewelry XO stud earrings via Scoutmob {here}
Rebecca Minkoff heart sunnies pouch {here}
Smokey Road Press poster via Etsy {here}


Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, I'm In Love: Weekend Getaway

 Happy Friday! After being homebodies thus far in 2017, we are excited to get out of town in Hilton Head for the weekend to see family. Looking forward to wine, seafood, and the smell of salt water in the air. Cheers!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Mani Monday

 Happy Monday! I've really been alternating between my 2 favorite Deborah Lippmann polishes this month, and one of them is "Stormy Weather." I love dark nail polish, and this one is so chic without being too dark. My BaubleBar {sign up here} bracelet has also been a staple this month, along with celebrating strong, inspiring women who make this country great. With all of the hatred and ignorance being spewed, it's nice to remember her eloquent words: when they go low, we go high :)




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Date Night at Home

We've been doing a pretty good job this month of staying in, and eating out less. Although sometimes it's nice to go out for dinner or brunch, I have really embraced the concept of "date night at home." It's something I really look forward to almost every Friday, and I've figured out a few key items to making date night at home a success. These items include great ambiance {candles, great home decor that makes me happy, music}, using our new kitchenware, cookware, and dining/entertaining items, and a comfy yet chic sweater..that goes perfectly with leggings {or sweatpants..}, and a fun, new recipe. Below are these items that would make an ideal date night at home, I already can't wait for this Friday!

Date Night at Home

La Fourmi steak knives via Anthropologie {here}
Woven Promises napkin via The Little Market {here}
Scanpan classic fry pan {here}
Banner Butter assorted gourmet butter via Scoutmob {here}
Anthropologie margeaux red wine glass {here}
Banana Republic striped sweater {here}
Candlefish matches {here}
"Ladies who Lunch" painting by Amanda Norman via Well & Wonder {here}
Candlelight Georgian wood candlesticks via Food52 {here}

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, I'm In Love: Love

Happy Friday! Yay for Fridays. Looking forward to a weekend filled with wine tasting and hibernating and more wine. Sending lots of light and love to everyone today :)


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A New Orleans Honeymoon

Planning a honeymoon was a little tricky for us; we knew we wanted to go somewhere for at least a few days, but didn't have time for the typical weeklong tropical destination honeymoon. New Orleans was a pretty obvious choice being that it is close to home {quick flights are always great}, and arguably one of the best cities in the U.S.! It was an amazing trip, and of course went by way too fast. It was wonderful to basically plan a trip around food {our restaurant choices: Peche, Willa Jean, N7, Cochon, and Commander's Palace - would recommend all of them!}, and wander around this beautiful, magical city with my new husband :) I cannot get back to that city fast enough, and laissez les bon temps roulez! 






 


 








Thursday, January 12, 2017

January

January can sometimes be depressing since it means the holidays are over, but I try to make up for it by wearing lots of fun, bright colors and florals, and focusing on starting fresh with lots of "spring cleaning", rearranging/redecorating, and cooking/date nights at home. I have had my eye on that calendar for a while and think I might need to order it now that January is almost halfway through; I am loving the floral scarf and necklace right now, and that paella pan is seriously a work of art - and makes me want to try a new paella recipe real soon! 

January

Banana Republic floral scarf {here}
J.Crew Mardi Gras necklace {here}
Sertodo Copper paella pan via Food52 {here}
Rifle Paper Co. Georgia peach art print {here}
Kate Spade flats {here}
Bite Beauty amuse bouche lipstick in "Kimchi" via Sephora {here}
Sonia Cavallini 2017 calendar via Etsy {here}
Hortense kitty ring dish {here}
Clare V clutch via The Outnet {here}