Hello and happy Friday! Hope it’s been a wonderful week. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow and let me tell you, I love some weekend snow. It’s the best excuse to stay in and play with Taylor. She is getting so big and busy (and will be nine months old next week! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?) Here are some fun links for your Friday:
If you haven’t read this article yet, you should. It’s wheels off
Today I’m sharing another stunning project from Ashley Darryl. I think we can all agree, a spacious Manhattan home is a dream, and this one is no exception. I love the tall ceilings, crisp white walls and strategic use of space.
I don’t know about you, but chilly temps have me dreaming of a vacation. That or maybe just general lack of sleep with a baby. Either way, Nest in Tulum, Mexico looks like a dream. How perfect is this boutique hotel?
I’ve talked about Emily Blunt and John Krasinski real estate before, but I was so excited to stumble on photos of their Park Slope townhouse. My friend Lauren used to see Emily at the Milk Bar quite often and verified she’s just as stunning in person as she is on the big screen. Per usual, their Brooklyn estate does not disappoint. Take a look:
There is so much space and natural light. The dream for NY living.
This post is an oldie but a goody! With the holidays approaching, I’m trying to get our house ready. Here’s a few tips on how to have your home ready for holiday guests:
One thing I like to focus on is giving our guests (whether close friends or mere acquaintances) a hotel like experience. This cuts down on awkward moments of your husband’s college friend asking you for shampoo in the hallway at 6am. I always start with a hospitality basket in the room with a few Colorado items as well as bottled water and chapstick. My Texas friends are never prepared for the altitude and lack of humidity, so it’s always nice to have this ready to go. Voss is my favorite bottled water to get. You can pick it up at Whole Foods for the same price as most bottled water, but people are always very impressed by it.
I also have a nicely framed printable with our WIFI password on the nightstand (you can find the one I have shown here), as well as a small ironing board and high quality steam iron ready to go in the closet. To top it all off, I stock our medicine cabinet in the guest bath with travel size toiletry items. If you want to be a real all star, add robes and slippers to your closet, but don’t take it too far or they may never leave.
I hope you’re more inspired to pull out all the stops for future company!
Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a Meghan Markle inspired gift guide. I love to throw in a celebrity inspired collection (remember Mindy Lahiri’s?) and I think we can all agree Meghan’s style is one to aspire to. I am so excited for another royal wedding and something happy in the news. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
It’s no secret that I love Austin, Texas. If I had to move back, it would be my top city of choice. It’s the Boulder of the south. This weekend my friend mentioned Hotel Saint Cecilia and now I want to plan a trip.
Yesterday’s research led to the discovery of Julie Hillman, a high end residential designer out of New York. A graduate of Parsons and recognized fashion designer, Julie made the move to interiors in 2000 at the request of her clients. Her designs are all unique and very striking:
Consider me a fast fan. I’m adding Julie Hillman Design to my watch list.