Mornings Away: V E N I C E, Italy

December 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetVenice has an astonishing palette: pastels mixed with blues mixed with grays. I visited in the cold spring, and I’m now turning to those colors to get me through the cold winter (it is coming, I can feel it).

Looking back, I realize that I only posted photos from Murano & Burano, and Caffè Florian. I left out Venice’s best part: the water. The sinking buildings. The bright, bright blue.

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Spring Blues

April 11, 2016 § 2 Comments

Here is a Spring wishlist featuring my new affinity towards a dusty, pale blue.  There’s something so calming and classic about it.  Don’t you agree? Happy Spring!1.
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Spring Things

April 1, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Everyone always says time moves quickly, but am I wrong for thinking 2016 is moving very, very, verrrrrryyyy quickly? April? Today? Already? Busyness aside, there’s something MAGICAL about the seasons changing.  Every few months I’m convinced the approaching one is by far my favorite, and right now it’s seriously easy to consider Spring time in NYC as being number one. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

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Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetCome on?! Couldn’t you just sit underneath those blooms forever?

A few things on my April to-do list: 1. The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens, 2. Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty exhibition at MoMa, 3. Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival 

What are you looking forward to most about Spring in the city? Food recommendations with outdoor seating very much encouraged.

 

S P R I N G

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.

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D O W N T O W N Charleston

May 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Spring has been good to me. I was fortunate to spend a week in Charleston, SC to celebrate my graduation from The College.  Some vacations don’t feel like vacations. There’s stress. Or arguments. Or failed expectations. And poor weather. This was not the case.  This felt like a vacation in every sense. Sunshine. Lots of hugging. Champagne. More hugging.   All those emotions I’m known for (I get it from my mama, who teared up no less than five separate times). And well, you can’t beat the low country. Truly.

My family stayed in a farmhouse (no chickens or cows, just land) on John’s Island which was the best decision we’ve made maybe ever.  Kiawah Island wasn’t far, Angel Oak was even closer, and downtown Chs. was about half an hour drive. There was space, so much space.  Rocking chairs on the porches. Birds by the water. A dirt road. That.

For those considering visiting this city in the South. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Just. Freaking. DO. IT.

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I have posted a lot of Charleston recommendations throughout my blog’s two years of life, so excuse the repeats… but here are my ultimate Liz Recommends:

Fish and Oysters from Leon’s, juice from The Daily (their green lemonade + jalapeño is my jam), brunch at St. Alban’s, cocktails at The Belmont, beer at Closed for Business.  Sandwiches at Queen Street Grocery. More coffee at Black Tap (which officially roasts their own beans now!). Dinner at Chez Nous or if you are made of more money than I am, The Ordinary. If you’re made of no money, dinner at D’Allz or Santis. Shop at Blue Bicycle and Candlefish. Or get your hair cut and admire my best friend’s paintings at The Beacon on Spring, which just opened and is the coolest.  Walk around. Find gardens. Enjoy it.

Birthday Bonanza

April 28, 2015 § 1 Comment

My mother and grandmother have their  birthdays two days apart. This year, my grandmother turned eighty-five!  Danny and I drove to Cocoa Beach and met up with the rest of my family for the occasion. We threw her a surprise party that was successful and quite exciting. You may see a little clip here!  She was certainly surprised. Not to mention extremely popular! There were fifty or so in attendance. Born in 1930 and thriving. We love you, Nana! Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset « Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Edit.

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.

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1. Zara embroidered topI 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 PressThe 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 HatI know about five people who need this hat. Goes straw hat to chic hat real quick (Drake Voice). 10. Vintage Green Suede Boxy HandbagAnother 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!

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