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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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House Tour: Federico de Vera’s Railway Depot …

House Tour: Federico de Vera’s Railway Depot …

I’m always excited when I come by projects such as this one, an old railway depot gets turned into a tasteful home in upstate New York. I feel like old buildings have a soul and tearing them down just doesn’t agree with me, I always feel something can be done to salvage them. Federico de Vera, a jewelry designer and art collector rescues this building and adorns it with his eclectic style,…

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Trending Thursday: Under the Pergola …

Trending Thursday: Under the Pergola …

Love how the light filters through branches, leaves and vines under a pergola … the shadows are just magical. Today I wanted to feature a few inspirational images of these cool relaxing spaces. I’ve always loved the idea of a swing or hammock or a super comfortable low seating sofa under one of these, I can just imagine myself lounging here with a cocktail … soaking up the sun:)

 

 

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Travel Tuesday: Rosewood London …

Travel Tuesday: Rosewood London …

I get giddy and excited when I come by hotels like these … the ability to maintain the integrity of an old building while making it functional and modern at the same time is a real challenge. Designer Tony Chi has respected this neoclassical landmark building built in 1914, located on London’s High Holborn, by preserving its Edwardian heritage and including it as part of the hotel’s design.…

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House Tour: Elegant & Modern Swedish Apartment …

House Tour: Elegant & Modern Swedish Apartment …

I love touring Swedish homes, they do an impeccable job at capturing daylight by using minimal color yet packing in a whole lot of style. This apartment is located in an old building built in 1897 … hence the high ceilings, typical Scandinavian fire place and moldings. The apartment is modern yet retains design elements from its past which makes it even more elegant … Via

 

 

 

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