Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites

What an amazing week at The Southern Summit in Charleston!  One of the many highlights was Eddie Ross' fantastic workshop on "Instagramable"Cocktail Parties!  Isn't his arrangement gorgeous? If you don't already have his book, Modern Mix, please order one today! It is so colorful and inspiring!

I spoke at the Summit on the Myth of Work/Life Balance and I can't wait to re-cap my speech for you here on the blog!  I'll start working on it this weekend so that I can share it here this week.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blue and White Entertaining Essentials

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Basket Ideas

Big Thanks to World Market, a brand that I love, for making this post possible! 

Abraham Lincoln said "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother." I don't know many people who disagree!  My mother is the greatest in too many ways to describe.  This year, my mother and I took a week long Mother/Daughter retreat to The Pearl in Laguna where we started every morning with a glass of hot water with lemon.  That is my inspiration for this Mother's Day gift basket.  I hope it inspires you to put a great basket together for your mother!

How cute would these Lemon Measuring Cups be on any kitchen counter?

I'll be borrowing this Sweet and Tart Citrus Recipe Book.

I love my Adult Coloring Book - so relaxing - and I want my mother to enjoy one too!

This Lemon Squeezer makes it so easy to add lemon juice to our morning cup of hot water with out the getting the seeds!

This You are my Sunshine Mug is a cheerful way to start the day.

My favorite Diptyque Candle is the kind of thing she never buys for herself.

I love these Chantecaille glosses and this color would be great on my mother for spring. 

Instead of a basket, put it all in this charming retro cooler with a little bit of tissue filler, confetti and wrap it in cellophane!  Don't forgot to add a big bow and meaningful card.

Monday, April 4, 2016

How inspiring is this shot of artist Stella Ehrich's pastels laid out on her studio table?  

If you ever read this blog, you know what one item I would run in and grab if my house was on fire - my son's portrait by Stella Ehrich.  It was painted when he was four, almost five, and I can't wait until my daughter gets to that age so that I can have her portrait  done too!  I'm feeling especially sentimental about the portrait now that we are moving.  I'm so thrilled to take this image that captures JR leaning against the columns at our current home to our new home. 

I'm writing about Stella's portarit again because she is headed for a tour of the South this month and I don't want you to miss out on the chance to meet her and visit with her about commissioning a portrait of yourself or a loved one.  She will be on the road soon so please reach out to her at (802) 922-3989 or email her at  Click here to visit her website.

She will be in: 
Dallas: April 10-20
New Orleans: April 21-24
Raleigh: May 8-11
Memphis: May 12-16

She just sent me this darling picture of a little girl she recently captured along with her new portrait.  Isn't it darling?  I love the way Stella gets to know the people she paints, regardless of age.  She truly becomes a friend in the process which makes the final product even more special.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Blue and White Sale!

What's my favorite piece in the big One Kings Lane Blue and White sale you ask?  
You know I couldn't pick just one, right?  See below for my picks!


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