Monthly Archives for June 2012

Collection: Citrus

Fresh lemonade…mint mojitos…pops of juicy colors… Summer loves citrus and citrus loves summer. (I keep my J.R. Watkins hand soap year round for a burst of fresh orange in the midst of every other season.) Wear it, smell it, decorate with it, drink … Continue reading

29. June 2012 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Succulents

I can’t stop thinking about these little green guys lately. I love that they are touchable, organic, sophisticated and low-maintenance. Arrange in a wood trough or metal tray, create an open terrarium {3}, or try this slate wall hanging to add a … Continue reading

27. June 2012 by susan
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Bestowed: Someone Sweet

I love packaging that’s so good lookin’ it doesn’t need to be covered up.  Pardon the pun, but these new cupcake mix canisters from Williams-Sonoma take the cake!  Pair with a great cake stand (vintage milk glass is cute and plentiful … Continue reading

25. June 2012 by susan
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Collection: Let’s Polka

My three favorite (splurge) dresses donning polka dots this season. Plus three ways to dress your home in dots. Equals six examples of what Kate Spade has known all along: the polka dot is super chic and not going anywhere. {1 … Continue reading

22. June 2012 by susan
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Collection: Dashes of Dahlia

Neon pink, fushia, azalea, peony, popsicle, lipstick, bubble gum… Bright pink is everywhere this summer. It’s fun and super flattering.  I finally got over my all-neutrals wardrobe and took the plunge with this Zara coat {1}. It still has the tags, … Continue reading

21. June 2012 by susan
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Curated: Samantha Hahn

I am a huge. fan. of Samantha Hahn, New York based artist and DailyCandy illustrator. Her portfolio includes blogger portraits, storybook heroins and more…all masterfully created in watercolor and ink. Vintage inspiration makes her pieces easily suited for a rugged barn … Continue reading

15. June 2012 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Cheese

If you have ever considered making cheese at home you’ll be happy to know that Williams-Sonoma put all you need in a handy little box (which I plan to buy and test asap).  Want to share your culinary creation? Package it … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by susan
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Bestowed: Hostess

For a personal way to thank your hostess after a visit tuck some homemade scones (recipe below) into a cute cake box or swap a decorative box of store-bought mix. Pair with any or all of the following treats and…bestow! {1} Lemon … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Berries

When summer berries are at their peak (ahem, inexpensive and delicious), let them take center stage at your next gathering in adorable, grabbable paper cones.  For an extra touch, use japanese masking tape along the seam, like festive stripes for the Fourth. {1} Patriotic … Continue reading

12. June 2012 by susan
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Collection: Gilded

Sandy beaches, warm sunshine, glittering water…I am ready for summer and with it some splashes of gold.  Here are a few of my favorites, perfectly suited for gifting or for adding a touch of glamour to your summer style. {1} Gold … Continue reading

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11. June 2012 by susan
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