April 15, 2014

Cooking Up Lime Green

(source: ebocube.com)

I'm about to remodel my kitchen. It's one of the most important rooms in my home because so much of life and love happens there. It'll be the second kitchen re-do I've undertaken in a ridiculously short period of time. The first was a test of wills with contractors and my patience (of which I have little) but I take full responsibility for my overzealous design ideas and almost impossible requests for structural changes in our condo in Philadelphia which by the way, had been recently renovated very nicely by the previous owner. But I've learned my lesson. The kitchen in our summer home near the New Jersey shore will be as uncomplicated as possible. Yes, it will be a complete gut job but what will replace the 60's style colonial kitchen will be sleek, contemporary and most importantly, simple to build out.

(source: Daphne Graphics)

Slate gray will be the dominant color but to punch it up a notch, I've decided to accessorize with small blasts of luscious Lime Green. It's been fun shopping for kitchen accessories that will add the desired "pop" on a modern neutral. I don't know how long I'll stick with this neon hue but the great thing about adding color to a room with interchangeable items is that you can mix things up whenever the mood strikes you without having to hammer a nail. Check out the fun cookware, gadgets, glassware and other tools I've collected below and stay tuned for renovation updates!

April 8, 2014

In the Color Lab: Pinks & Gold

Images: Pinterest. Gemmy Jewels

I marvel at the unexpectedness of Pinks and Gold. When you mix them, pair them or mash them together, the combination is fun, feminine and fresh. To be honest, I thought I'd stopped loving pale pinks, cherry-blossom fuchsias, dusty roses and cotton-candy pinks when I stopped wearing pigtails but add shimmering, glittering Golds and you have a surprisingly elegant palette. 

We collected a few fab beauty buys and accessories on our Style Board below including our Gemmy Jewels enamel bangle bracelets, so perfect for Spring!

Images: Polyvore

April 1, 2014

These Three Things: See, Eat, Read


It's April! Time to get out of the house after an overdose of Winter and see (1) the artistry of a gifted photographer in New York City. I'm also excited to start trying the great new restaurants that have opened in our Philly neighborhood (2) like this progressive American my man and I sampled on a recent date night. And I'm always eager to curl up with (3) a good book at the end of a hectic day and this fun read combines my love of good food with intriguing family drama.


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