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It’s a good thing I love driving, because I’m about to do a lot of it. I’m off to New York today for two whole weeks. I’ll be splitting my time between the city and the beach (but the beach will mostly win — let’s be honest). I’ll be working poolside, thus crossing off item number 1 on my summer bucket list. I even prepared a playlist for the occasion (try it — I think it’s a good one). Follow my shenanigans on Instagram.
J.Crew is practically giving away clothes this week with the code TREAT. Get an extra 40-50% off final sale styles like these metallic sandals, this Liberty bikini, this panama hat, this white denim jacket, this lemlem scarf and these vintage track shorts.
Blake Lively’s Preserve is finally here (and everyone hilariously throws in their two cents)
This also made me laugh out loud: The great (albeit trivial) lament.
What we Instagram versus what is actually happening.
This girl’s summer playlist might as well be my own.
Seems I’m not the only one in a Montauk mood.
Expert advice for buying furniture online.
I’m crushing on Catalina Creative‘s blog.
Hello pretty beach house coffee table.
Did you celebrate World Emoji Day?
Something about July Sunsets.
I have a thing for industrial lighting. It’s timeless in an edgier more modern way. In it’s most basic form, it could be considered the normcore of home decor. The industrial pendant also lends itself particularly well to the whole seaside aesthetic I’ve been curating around here. Just as this world’s sartorial crowds have seen one too many peplum tops, I’ve seen one too many murano glass chandelier, and industrial era inspired lighting is my solution. I would be perfectly contempt going turn-of-the-century on every electrical box around my house.
See more of my favorite lighting on my shop.
“On Harbour, even the most proper people become much more relaxed”
I’ve been dreaming of going to Harbour Island — the remote island in the Bahamas allures with its pink sand beaches, colonial style architecture and golf cart only policy. Not to mention it is only accessible by water taxi from the island of Eleuthera. While I’d be more tempted to visit the Bahamas in the Spring or Fall, this seaside retreat designed by Alessandra Branca is giving me the urge to go. She chose the pink palette to play off the pink sands beach on which the house is located and to warm up the cool blue hues coming from the ocean. I’m loving the distressed dirftwood-like panels and all the coral seashell accents. My favorite room would have to be the bathroom — it’s simple, understated but with a chandelier, mirror and library sconces that pack a punch.
This week’s edition of Gab Loves makes me want to wake up in a quaint beach house in Santa Barbara for an early morning surf session… In an ideal world, my shingle style beach shack would look something like this — it would be decorated with sea-inspired watercolor paintings, neon-lined jute rugs, geometrical side tables, colorful Bahir floor pillows, rattan chairs and industrial warehouse pendants. I would throw on a cute floral bikini underneath my lemlem shorts and swing tank, slip into my Vans sneakers, grab my aviators, backpack and Gray Malin surfboard and go.
Land & Sky Watercolor by Alysanne McGaffey | White Warehouse Pendant (34% off on One Kings Lane) | Addison Cole Mixed Media Swing Tank | Bop Basics Raffia Backpack | Ray-Ban 58 Mirrored Original Aviators | Tibi Italian Ponte Top (40% off on Tibi) | Bahir Euro Floor Pillow (32% off on One Kings Lane) | Vans Authentic Brushed Twill Sneakers | LemLem Lilly Striped Shorts | Eloise Meringue Side Chair (37% off on One Kings Lane) | Indium Triangle Aluminium Side Table | Calhoun Yellow Jute Blend Rug
Pssst— Final markdowns are up to 70% off at Tibi.
Ahhh— long lazy summer pool days… Throw on a sexy bikini, turn up the poolside radio and call it a day. Right? Wrong. Does your poolside decor look like something reminiscent of a garden patio warehouse sale? How about a little poolside decorating?
I think we’ve long outlived the infamous bedroom and living room sets— thank god. But it boggles my mind how even the savviest home decorators tend to throw a patio set in the backyard and call it a day. To break the mold, start by mixing up your furniture. If you have classic teak and white chairs (that would be my top pick, in case you’re wondering), throw some funky bright yellow stools into the mix. Don’t be afraid of outdoor textiles— you can find really beautiful and durable options nowadays. Accessorize with ceramic planters, classic white umbrellas, bright beach towels and don’t forget to bring the bar outside! See more poolside picks on Houzz.
SOURCES: La Banane Resort St. Bart’s featured in Lonny Magazine.
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