December 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
Last weekend, Ashley and I ventured North for a BFF Day away. We chose Beacon, NY because we’d both never been, it’s not too far from the city, and we’d heard good things. UM. BEACON IS GREAT. But Beacon’s jewel, DIA was really, really great.
Pulled from their site: Dia was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. To suggest the institution’s role in enabling such ambitions, they selected the name “Dia,” taken from the Greek word meaning “through.” « Read the rest of this entry »
April 8, 2016 § Leave a comment
Some brunch inspiration for this weekend: Two Hands! I’ve been wanting to try the popular spot since I moved here, and I finally went last Saturday.
Two Hands is an Australian breakfast joint (I can count the number of times I’ve used the term ‘breakfast joint. Just once, just now.) known for its charming ambiance (clouds !!!! adorable little hanging clouds!!!) and healthy menu (fresh juices, superfood bowls, avo toast).
Last weekend had a bit of bizarre weather- cloudy, rainy mornings, heavy wind mixed with sunshine, freezing temps overnight. Aka everything to make my Spring Post look like a cruel April Fools joke…. Brunching here was the perfect choice for an instant boost of cheer. So colorful and bright. *Scours Pinterest for an illuminating cloud DIY tutorial.*
^^^ Two Ashleys. ❤
March 4, 2016 § Leave a comment
It’s still winter, but I couldn’t be happier with the two new scents in the shop- No.16 and Ilha! No.16 is lilac, jasmine, and sandalwood. Ilha is teakwood and coconut. I haven’t stopped burning either one since their creation. My apartment is a candle. Of course, many of the original scents are perfect year long. But these feel extra sunny.
In addition to the candles, I’ve updated the shop with a new bundle of ceramics. So very exciting! Hope you enjoy.
December 2, 2015 § 1 Comment
I was back home in the Carolinas last week for the holidays and spent the entire time sleeping in and eating poultry with my love. Tough life. I also had plenty of time to visit all my favorite shops and some newbies (Holder Goods & Crafts! Woo!). I love Raleigh because it feels like a wonderfully kept secret (even though it’s one of the fastest growing city in America). Somehow, I had never been to Yellow Dog Bread Co., so Danny suggested we go. I regret not buying bread for our Thanksgiving table or at least a dozen toasted-coconut almond scones for the road, but maybe next time. Here are some photos of Yellow Dog because I had to pass along the pretty.
May 4, 2015 § 1 Comment
Harry Potter readers are the luckiest readers in existence- who else gets to travel into the world of their favorite stories so vividly? It’s a dream. When we celebrated my grandmother’s birthday, we also took her to Universal Studios to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. She’s been a loyal fan since J.K. Rowling published the first book. So it was pretty cute and super special. My aunt (also a HP lover) came with and it was, as you’d expect, like magic.
April 20, 2015 § 2 Comments
Crazy rainy in the Carolina’s lately. The pressure is on, May. Bloom beautifully. Anyway… we’re headed to the beach this week! Here’s some of what I like and love for Spring, Summer, and the ocean.
1. Zara embroidered top. I fell in love with this whimsical beauty the second I saw it. 2. Film. I’m excited to take a break from digital as I recently dug up an old Canon AL-1 and Polaroid 600…Also found these shots of Lauren and I frolicking in Cocoa Beach circa 2008! 3. Beatrice Pink Metallic Sunglasses. These should come with a convertible and a silk scarf. So fun! 4.Yield Design French Press. The ceramic body and copper top of this French press feels bright and clean. 5. Byredo La Tulipe Perfume Tulips remind me of a person who reminds me that life is precious. Byredo for the win with beautiful fragrances. 6. Mango Fringe Linen Poncho. Way, way good for words. 7. Books. Kelly Link’s Get In Trouble and Karen Solie’s The Road In Is Not The Same Road Out are at the top of my list. 8.Black Hole Creations Palmistry Necklace. Etsy is awesome because a girl in France can make this amazing piece and ship it over like its nbd. 9. Zara Two Tone Wide Brimmed Hat. I know about five people who need this hat. Goes straw hat to chic hat real quick (Drake Voice). 10. Vintage Green Suede Boxy Handbag. Another Etsy find! I was doubting the suede in the summer look this season until this structured little bag won me over. 11. Nars Lip Pencil in Cruella + Rikugien. Birthday gifts are awesome, but early birthday gifts from Sephora are super awesome! Nars is a favorite splurge, so I’m looking forward to these May 1st.
Now…. More book recommendations, please!