Wednesday, June 17, 2009

practically perfected: palmer weiss

via San Fransisco Designer Showcase

via decorati
decorati has composed a feature on this oh so talented young designer and the peak of chic has also added her own commentary. this designer has root in south carolina so that wonderful southern charm is definitely carried out in her style. it is a fun article to read from both groups...enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

lovely in lavendar

anne coyle delivers a powerful punch of unusual color combinations and mix of traditional and more clean lined tradish with a twist! she is based out of chicago and has been designing for over 10 years. love her sense of style and whimsical sea life touches.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


found a splendid little company's website today called jardins en fleur with is french for "gardens in flower". their store is located in los angeles, ca but warehouse is in phoenix, az. they have lots of fun pieces that are classic chinoiserie in style but the bright colors modernize each piece...very tradish with a twist!! so check out all their wares online. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

luxurious bathrooms and blog

The talented Karen Olivia has inspired so many with her great posts on her blog alkemie and below are just a few of the amazing images she has collected...along with a few books that come with her recommendation. hope you enjoy and can get some great ideas!! 

JS Eckert Photography

Mary McDonald

Eva Lindh

Elle Decor

Friday, May 29, 2009

a-tisket a-tasket - not your everyday basket

via country living

summer is here and the more time spent outside the better. so why not grab one of these deluxe picnic baskets and head out to your favorite spot.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

fabric and blog obession

anna spiro is a very talented interior designer located in brisbane australia. not only is she the creator of a divine blog called absolutely beautiful things. she also creates wonderful spaces for clients and owns a lovely shop called black & spiro
she posts beautiful painted portraits when she adds them to her collection, floral arrangements to make anyone smile and has a fantastic knack for selecting fresh fabric shown below from her blog. i have been an faithful follower of her blog for over a year and have enjoyed every minute...stop by her page sometime and check out her talents!

bubbly bellini

i am picking these ingredients up today and trying this one! sounds delish!!

will let you know how it tastes...just in case the picture text is too small to read here are the ingredients/directions:

1. looza sweet mango nectar
2. ice kabobs to pour the juice in to creat swizzle sticks
3. pop the swizzle stick into a glass of sparkling white pine. santa margherita prosecco is recommended

- then you have got a bellini that makes itself as the ice melts-impressing guest in the process!

image via country living

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

outdoor envy

who wouldn't want to lounge around this pool in style...what a great place to have a cocktail party for any occasion.

happening hostess gifts

via french bull
via target (psst..only $16.99)

via country living or lilly pulitzer

wanna spoil the hostess who thinks of everything for her get-togethers then take one of these unique gifts to show her how much you appreciate her invitation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

summer lovin'

fill glass halfway with pomegranate, cherry or raspberry
sparkling soda then add a scoop of lemon sorbet
and garnish with a lemon slice or two.
a cool drink that will refresh you during a hot summer evening!

simply devine

what an amazing company...these fabrics are gorgeous! michael devine is a well known fabric designer with a showroom in kniderhook, ny. he has over six years of experience as the style and party editor for hfn magazine. and now has great success designing innovative fabric patterns with lots of natural handmade appeal.
they aren't currently represented in a texas showroom but the images are very clear on his check them out!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

love list i can't conceal my excitement for another amazing season of "so you think you can dance" katy's roomate that didn't make it through last year is already going to vegas and has my vote!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

park place

this lovely pillows from megan park are something special. the closest shop that cares some of her pieces (she also has women/girl clothing) is by george in austin, texas. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

passion for patisserie

love desserts and love this backery...they provided all the food for our wedding reception. everything was precious and delicious. stop by there if you're ever near lovers and the toll road.

via cupcake courier

so i don't own one yet but hope to someday. i love making, decorating and eating cupcakes and really what's not to love!

via rosanna

i am always in search of new and pretty ways to display food for showers. these seem so sweet and perfect for such an occasion and the prices are reasonable too (ranging from $39 to $65)