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Travel Tuesday: Ace Hotel Downtown LA …

Travel Tuesday: Ace Hotel Downtown LA …

I’m simply obsessed with  Commune design, there isn’t a single project that doesn’t blow me away. A few months ago I featured the amazing American Trade Hotel in Panama City and this time they’ve done it again with the Ace Hotel Downtown LA. Located in the historic United Artist Building which has a heavy Spanish Gothic influence, Commune design stripped down the interior of the building and…

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House Tour: A Manhattan loft full of character …

House Tour: A Manhattan loft full of character …

This home is exactly what I would have imagined for Coldplay’s guitarist Jonny Buckland … it’s young, fun and dark at the same time. Love the kitchen island made of mahogany wood and the herringbone patterned hardwood floors. The furniture is modern and timeless with pieces like Eames chairs in the master bedroom and the Hans Wegner hoop chair in the living room. There’s “a touch of…

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Trending Thursday: Easter Table Setting …

Trending Thursday: Easter Table Setting …

I like Easter table settings because they’re fresh and creative. I was browsing through pictures on Pinterest and found a few that I thought were really cool and different … Tulips is a must when I think of Easter table as well as some sort of bunny figurine. My personal favorite color palette is Robin blue with pink, orange or yellow tulips … I also think that using an actual egg as place card…

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Cocktails. In glass, Bottles.

Cocktails. In glass, Bottles.

photo: Tasting Table

photo: Tasting Table

An article by Karen Palmer on Tasting Table highlights the next wave in the world of cocktails… the bottled cocktail. I’ve had a few myself and it’s a clever way to reinvent the art of the drink, a “fresh+twist” you could say…. They feature some cool bars that are incorporating this new style of presentation in drinking : There’s Celestein Chicago – bottling the Chelsea…

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Trending Thursday: Ode to Lavender …

Trending Thursday: Ode to Lavender …

Lavender is one of my favorite plants … love the beautiful purple toned color and fragrance. There is something calming and soothing about it and today I’m taking inspiration from this plant for my selection of images and products …

 

Here are a few items you can add as accents to bring this calming feeling to your home. I like the powdery pastel version of this color.

  Mali Lavender…

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Travel Tuesday: Thompson Chicago …

Travel Tuesday: Thompson Chicago …

This week we’re back to the east coast at the Thompson Hotelin Chicago … I’ve lived on the east coast for almost 15 years and I still haven’t visited the windy city. British designer Tara Bernerd wanted guests to feel like ” a winter’s coat being lifted off your shoulders”as they walked into the hotel. The designer achieves this feeling by keeping the bedrooms spacious, embracing the city’s…

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Trending Thursday: Pastels for Spring …

Trending Thursday: Pastels for Spring …

 

This is the perfect time to bring out the pastels … with Easter round the corner these powdery hues are great for this time of year. The fashion runways also featured a lot of pastels for Spring 2014 … my personal favorite is lilac like the outfit below by Prabal Gurung. The challenge I find in using pastels is that it can appear childlike, girly or unsophisticated even … Below are a few…

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