Category Archives: shopping

day trippin': zimmans

a spur of the moment trip to the north shore
left me the opportunity to hit my favorite resource for interior fabrics
zimmans in lynn, MA

packed with ev-ry-thing under the sun

the latest designer faves

and inspiration galore

(excuse the iphone blur)

i left with two perfect picks…
soon-to-be roman shades
for the guest room

and some thing punchy
for tay’s room

summer soiree

i hosted a
rikshaw design trunk show
last week
in my parent’s front yard
catherine’s gorgeous gauzy creations
looked perfect
in the shade of the maple trees
a beautifully sunny
slightly breezy
made even sweeter
with petite cupcakes
and prosecco
boho baby bloomers
all in a row
ladies browsing
the softest
baby blankies
make the perfect shower gift
love. love. love.
what a wonderful excuse to throw an afternoon soiree!
thanks catherine and francesca xo

summer in the city

my dad and i were in NYC for a few days last week
and managed to hit all my favorite places
for food, drink and inspiration

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lunch at balthazer
their goat cheese carmelized onion tart is one of my very favorite things!

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way-cool vintage interior decor
and gherkin bar snacks

pizza at serafina

a trip to the city is never complete without a visit.

color. texture. perfection.

and then….
at the MET

there are no words.

favorite shop: nido, burlington vt

while up in vermont
i had to make time to stop into (admittedly in paint-covered pants) one of my favorite shops in burlington:
a perfectly edited fabric + yarn shop right downtown.
the exposed brick
warm winter sun streaming in the tall windows
antique cabinets and wooden crates
bursting with a rainbow of organic yarns
favorite projects
hung to inspire
oh, my!
and the icing on the cake-
picture-perfect vignettes
featuring japanese goodies and the best in crafting books
it’s like a little purl
in the great green mountain state!

quick gift guide

we’ve decided to do a good-old yankee swap this year for family gift giving
(each person brings a $50 gift)
which has been a fun shopping challenge
and should make for an even funnier christmas morning!
but when putting together my guide for rikshaw
i put together this collection
of what i would have, could have gifted to my loved ones…

craft books for my sister
nellie will get her favorite toy
inspiration in a mug for a great friend
a kindle cover for reid
mom loves bling
cozy slipper socks for the kiddos

29 wishes

i cannot believe my 29th birthday is a little more than a week away…
i little scary to be entering my last year of my twenties, i have to say.
here is my list of wishes, needs and dreams.
many, not so glamourous, but as a new homeowner
with a to-do list a mile long
this is what is on my mind!
others are truly “in my dreams”
but that’s allowed, right!?!
canon 5d * my signature nude: sandy beach * kate’s favorites * a couch!
organic king size mattress * gold toms * polka dot love * letterpress for 2011
a pantry full of glass jars * a perfect collection of classics * nellie for my charm bracelet * stylish hoodie
running shorts * livingroom rug * glam china * i’m over my ever-cracked screen
wallpaper for our entryway (3 rolls) * two sconces * yoga tank * first home charm
roller shades for the kitchen * easy eco ambiance * garbage disposal, installed