02 Jul


Deep breath.

I have been wanting to share Mark and Graham for-EVER. I think I get too overwhelmed because I just love EVERYTHING. SO, I am just going to bite the bullet and share some of my faves because you need to be checking them out if you don't already.

I stumbled upon them when I was putting together my gift guide last holiday season and I have not left them alone since?!? They have become my definite go-to gift shop for wedding, showers, birthdays, graduations, hostess...and of course, treats for myself! Too much perfection at Mark and Graham.

A monogram freak since I got my first Papagallo bag when I was 8...I was taken by these words on their site.

"We believe that a mark is more than a symbol;
it's an artful mingling of typography and design
that turns a gift into a personal gesture."
-mark and graham

Brilliant. You had me at mark...

Check out their amazingly fresh, cool products and monograms...and add them to your wish list, stat! Here some immediate faves of mine.

Undeniably obsessed with their clutches and totes (ask my friends!)...




I am in love with their brass jewelry collection!


Calling all of my sea side and sailing friends, this nautical collection is spot on...


And I can't get enough of the home collection...one of each, please?!?




And my most recent purchase, these stunning copper mugs, ideal for a family favorite libation, the Moscow Mule...cheers!


And the icing on the cake is the impeccable gift box (complimentary every time!) It honestly makes me melt before I even see what's inside!

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Photos courtesy of Mark and Graham


13 May


I am known to always be wearing arm candy in all shapes and colors but I instantly fell in love with Dillon Rogers' Kid's Signature Leather Bracelets and immediately added it to my collection. A definite must-have.

What a great piece that is totally unique and customizable with over 18 colors of leather and featuring the signatures of your kids (or anyone else for that matter?!) Plus they felt like rock stars giving me their autograph! The process is super simple and makes the perfect gift!

See more on these bracelets and others from Dillon Rogers here.


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03 Apr

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There is definite power in the flower this year.

As Claude Monet once said,

{ I must have flowers. Always and always. }

I am in OBSESSED with all of the flowers popping up across fashion, home decor and of course, weddings! From bold to ditsy to watercolor to bontanical. Fresh, flirty and fun!

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If the Earth truly laughs in flowers, then this is one happy place...


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20 Mar


I love fresh flowers but I also love paper so I am digging the concept of The Paper Flower Shop from West Elm.

Handcrafted from paper, these blooms make the perfect home, event or wedding accent...and they will never wilt!

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I hear they are expanding the collections throughout the year with nine seasonal varieties. What a wonderful thing to look forward to as I browse the already inspirational shop of West Elm!


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Photos courtesy of West Elm



20 Feb


I have a sweet spot for woodland creatures and I have discovered the sweetest pendants featuring a hand-painted cast of woodland characters. 

I am a bird does original paintings which are then suspended in high gloss resin in a wood slice retrieved from wine barrels. Such charming portraits. Others feature original artwork hand-painted on recycled wood from the wonderful Canadian landscape (and maybe even from her Grandfather's orchard!)




I agree...it must be nice to be a bird.


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Photo credit: I am a bird

06 Feb


I have a penchant for monogrammed pendants and when I discovered these custom morse code necklaces, I was giddy an immediately putting one in my virtual shipping cart!

Handmade in the Portland studios of COATT and available in various colors, lengths and materials (personally I LOVE the silk option), it is truly a labor of love using gold or silver dots and dashes on silk cord, spelling names and phrases in morse code.

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How clever. How delicate. How pretty. How modern. How irresistible. heartBlue


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Photo credit: COATT





10 Jan


“People connect and respond to handmade things in a different, deeper way.I seek out pieces with a soul and history, and I love layering on my own point of view.”- T. Schafhauser

Meet Sheer Addiction.

It is bold. It is feminine. It is sophisticated. It is addictive. It is stunning. 

I first discovered Sheer Addiction at the Junk Bonanza and now I find myself quite frequently browsing their online shop to hold me over until the next Junk Bonanza. It's definitely a happy place for me!

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Tamara Schafhauser, the creative gem behind Sheer Addiction has a wonderful way of translating her inspiration into ridiculously amazing jewelry.

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From necklaces to bracelets to earrings to their adorable charm bar...everyone should own at least one of these treasures! The Wedding Collection will make you weak in the knees knowing that you have found the perfect statement piece for your big day.

Get ready to ooo and ahhh as here are a few lovelies on my wishlist...

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Photo credit: Sheer Addiction



02 Jan


I heartPink opening my email and discovering a treasure! 

I was instantly in love with the LilahV Modern Line found on Etsy. This collection of handmade jewelry features mid-century beads made by a European designer from the 1940's through the early 1960's. The designer had disappeared and the entire collection was lost for decades. Just recently the beads were found buried in a factory! (Crazy, cool story...the Jimmy Hoffa of beads?!?)

All of these original beads were painted on the on the sides with solid platinum followed by 22k gold for a gorgeous effect. The color pallet is ridiculously perfect with every combination.




An added bonus (and a beautiful one) is that 20% from all LilahV sales goes to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

LilahV. Vintage materials, modern design at its best!


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Photo credit: LilahV


20 Nov


I was drawn in by the texture and color palette and then they had me at Hope. Believe. Carpe Diem.

I am loving the collaboration between New York jewelry designer, Catherine M. Zadeh (better known to be found in Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman) and Restoration Hardware. Of this comes the chic yet rugged "Words to Live By" collection of uber cool bracelets.

Even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kids Wish Network, an international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories and improving the quality of life for children experiencing life-altering situations.

I heartPink everything about this.


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12 Nov

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Oh, hello friend...I have found a new happy place!

Oh Hello Friend has recently reopened their shop with a new format - and I am so excited about the wonderful array of products. Vintage-inspired curiosities at their best. I honestly heartPink everything.


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The rubber stamp line is ridiculously adorable - and one of my favorites...



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Always a blog on my list of Favorite Reads, Oh Hello Friend seems like an old friend...with an awesome shop! It is sure to be a place where I will put things on my wish list as well as get some goodies for those on my gift giving list!


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Photo credit: Oh Hello Friend

18 Oct


The perfect mix of refined style + modern chic.

I fell in love and cannot resist these adorable embroidered statement necklaces by Zelma Rose.

With color combinations inspired by Martha Stewart's color palettes coupled with hand embroidery, these not only make THE cutest bridesmaid or mother-of-the-bride gifts but truly become an heirloom piece.

Zelma Rose's shop on Etsy also features equally cool lockets, geometric, constellation and cross-stitched statement necklaces. Don't forget the trending pocket squares and bow tie boutonnieres for the guys!



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And Zelma Rose is a FINALIST in the Martha Stewart's American Made Awards...so cool and deservedly-so! You can see her profile here.


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Photo source: Zelma Rose via Etsy

08 Oct


It's Monday and I have a new favorite piece of arm candy! I have my friend at the Pink Door Boutique to thank for my latest obsession by Mono & Me.

Inspired by different cultures, these bracelets by Mono & Me out of Barcelona are the ideal fusion of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. Stack 'em or wear 'em stag!

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The CROSS bracelets come in a HUGE variety of colors...all with their own meaning and expression. My first ones were GOLD - enjoyment, creativity, rich life and RED - passion, sensitivity, love.

The expanding collection also includes pompoms, skulls, stars and beads in a zillion color combinations. Perfect for each individual and mood!

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Mono & Me can be found in boutiques all over the world and even around the wrists of your celebs like Kanye West, Nicky Hilton and Emma Wasson. So go amp up your arm candy and express yourself!


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Photo credit: Mono & Me


02 Oct


Coming from a family of sailing enthusiasts, I have a soft spot for all things preppy and Cape Cod-esque! Plaid, stripes and leather make me happy.

Thus, I CANNOT seem to stop buying accessories from Kiel James Patrick as they are the epitome of New England summer to me and make me feel like I was just at the ocean.

I would love to add some of these accessories to a seaside wedding party...or give as gifts! Classic. Regal. Understated. Elegance.

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Handmade in Rhode Island, Kiel James Patrick designs continue to reflect classic styling while combining patterns and textures. Timeless all the while perfect arm candy.


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Photo credit: Kiel James Patrick

01 Oct

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First of all the packaging alone is amazing...but I love am so loving these cloisonne pendants on Yellow Owl Workshop's new site!

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These gold gilded pendants are the perfect balance of whimsy and chic. I love the neon accents with the gold!


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Photo credit: Yellow Owl Workshop


21 Sep

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Nothing gets me more excited than a new way to wear your monogram. And being type and font obsessed, this is a match made in heaven...letterpress pendants!

These pendants were actually salvaged from the New York Center for Book Arts and have been cast, plated and hung to create the most beautiful and unexpected pendants.

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I adore all of Erica Weiner's designs and originally stumbled upon her creations at one of my favorite neighborhood shops, Patina. Visiting her storefront in NYC is definitely on my to-do-list next time I'm in the Big Apple.


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