Weekend Picks

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1. It’s the last month of summer! Time to breakout the minty make-up trend if you haven’t already and release your inner mermaid. From polish to eyeliner there’s lots of ways you can incorporate this hue this weekend.

2. I don’t know about you but when I get home from the farmer’s markets, Saturday or Sunday morning, I love washing the fruits and veggies only because I get to store them in these adorable containers from Anthropology.

3. Brunch on a stick? I want to do this every weekend! Saw the creation on Pinterest and doing it tomorrow… soon to figure out mimosas on a stick. [Image via TheChicSite.com they have other amazing recipes too!]

4. Low back maxi’s, even mini’s. Backs have never looked hotter and I’m digging this simple one from Planet Blue.

 

August Lust List

 

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Happy August! Summer is flying by with full of pool hangs, beach trips and grilling. Keep that free spirit flowing through this month with a little mid-western hippie vibe. We’ve got a list of goods we’re lusting over this month:

Clockwise: Easy beauty keeping the skin natural with a seaweed mask. A lip stain that gives you the “I just ate a popsicle” look.  Adding natural elements to you home with these gilded precious stone coasters. Petite leather backpack are a must have, not only are they super adorable but practical, especially packing for an weekend getaway. Turquoise beaded jewelry is always a summer boho staple. Voila, the perfect shorts to go over your swimsuit. These two-toned ankle boots that will take you right into September.

Lush BB Seaweed Mask:

Benefit Benetint

RABLAB Lumino Guilded Coasters

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Zipper Backpack

Suzanna Dai Rome Drop Earrings

Spell Daisy Chain Barabarella Shorts 

ACNE Studios Chestnut Clover Flat Ankle Boot

 

Weekend Picks

 

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1.  For a change from the flower vase combo try a floating flower arrangement! Check out this great DIY from Rustic Weddings for ideas.

2. The center of the aloe vera plant has beneficial properties such as it’s ability  as alkaline the body, support the immune system and lower blood sugar [see here] . However it is bitter tasting and a slimy consistency makes it difficult for some to stand. Add it to your next smoothie and get the benefits without the bitterness.

3. Cutout one-piece swimsuits that can transition to dinner wear by adding pants or a skirt and then pop into the hot-tub are what European summer vacations are made of.

4. Mochi Ice Cream a delicious Japanese treat, great for summer entertaining. Ice cream on the inside with a sticky rice outer layer these little guys aren’t readily available many places however you can find them at Trader Joe’s!

 

Weekend Picks: Cool Chrome

Chrome is a staple in elegant decor. From conversational pieces to hardware this shiny, reflective material is hands down my favorite finish when sifting through the brushed steel, satin nickelbrushed nickel selections.

If your design aesthetic favors the more transitional or contemporary look consider this polished mirrored finish to make your rooms pop.

RH: LUGARNO PULL $17 – $24

Decor Walther HT 45 Towel stand

Alessi – Aldo Rossi – Set of Two Espresso cups with saucers

Taymor Chrome Vanity Stool

Itre Trecentosessantagradi Wall / Ceiling Light

Alessi “Blow Up” via by South El Monte Lighting LBC Lighting

Modo Bath Faucets via Skippack Kitchen & Bath Fixtures

 

 

 

Weekend Picks

This weekend I watched the 1979 film “Manhattan” and was inspired by the black and white film that was filmed as such solely to give  New York City a “great look”.  This week I’m stealing that idea from the cinema pros with ways to give your space a black a white look.  The Weekend Picks are sleek metropolitan [and a little trendy ] ideas perfect for a Manhattan inspired Pied-a Terre.

1. B&W Architectural  Photography: Bring the best of city into your abode.

Framed black and white photography by photographer Andrew Prokos in Merchant’s House luxury condominium building.

2.  Art-like seating: Because you want your guests to wonder where they should sit.

“Bucefalo” by Emanuele Canova

3.  Conversation starting whimsical chairs.

Acrila Chairs

4.  Chess Set: Because every intellectual must have a chess set in their home.

Skyline Chess Set- in prototype phase.

5. Bedding. But you wont be eating chinese take out in these luxe sheets.

Restoration Hardware: Italian Tipped Satin Stitch Bedding Collection

Pied A Terre Weekend Picks

This weekend we are dreaming of the deep indigo blues of the Mediterranean Ocean. Check out our weekend picks that will transport you away from these wintery, grey, February days to… well .. just about anywhere on a coast and over 70 degrees.

Mini Capri Blue Candle- Anthropologie

Blake Raffia Side Table

Oscar de la Renta Faceted 4.5″ Glass

Indigo Embossed Leather Journal- Two’s Company 

Rayna Paisley Euro Sham- Pottery Barn