Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ETSY | Emily McDowell

When I jumped on Etsy this morning this print caught my eye...

How adorable is that!  I'm ordering it now for the nursery.  The print is by Emily McDowell a California-based artist.  Her shop (check it out here) is full of great prints with fun and inspirational quotes and beautiful colors.

She also sells stationary, scarfs and iphone case...

These cards crack me up!

And how great are these!?
What gems have you found online lately?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

TRAVEL | Back from Miami

Well I'm back from my Miami Beach babymoon and NOT happy about it. It certainly does feel more Spring-like here in Connecticut, but I'll take 85 and sunny on South Beach any day over New England weather. 
I just finished uploading my pictures of the trip to Instagram (follow me here to see them!) but I've pulled a few to share.

I dragged my husband into some of the swankier hotels to have a look-see.
We stopped for a drink  (virgin pina colada, please) at the Kelly Wearstler-designed Tides Hotel...

And at the Shore Club where they use a killer lapis blue in the pool area.
The SLS Hotel had the most stunning seashell chandelier in their dining room. 
I loved it paired with the black and white library wallpaper. 

A shady grove area by the pool at the Delano.  
The astroturf treatment on the stairs was awesome...and low maintenance!
We did end up checking out Vizcaya which was truly beautiful.
I took some illegal photos of the interior but just for paint colors, I swear!  
The main halls were painted the perfect shade of barely-there shell pink...

And the plasterwork in one of the staircases was done in mint green and light taupe. 
The palette is so fresh and modern for a house that is nearly a century old. 
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