Archive for March, 2010

March 31, 2010

Gorgeous Gardens

Here are some photos that I took when visiting Edith Wharton’s  home in Massachusetts. The gardens are totally picturesque! Enjoy!

March 31, 2010

Alison Watt

Beautiful paintings by Alison Watt, a Scottish woman born in 1966. Love the monochromatic look and they are massive (you can see her at work below, shows the scale). Hope you like them. -D

March 29, 2010

Photos of Paris

Came across these enchanting photos of Paris on the lovely blog {this is glamorous}. I love the way that the photos look old fashioned and the lighting is beautiful! Enjoy!

March 28, 2010

More Neon

Found this cool image via Teen Vogue, it fits right in with the neon trend -J

March 27, 2010

Southern Home

This house is very nice. Located in Alabama it has southern charm with many unique touches. The house, which was recently featured in House Beautiful, is owned by Mark Leslie and Richard Norris. The garden is one of my favorite things about it, the kitchen is also amazing (I would be afraid to cook anything and make a mess though!)

March 27, 2010

Pretty Ad

I think this ad for Dior’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume is beautiful. The hues of the balloons and the landscape of Paris are so pretty! -J

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March 24, 2010

J.Crew’s Uber Cool Flagship Store

Love the look of J.Crew’s flagship store in Manhattan, located on Madison Ave. -J

Love the mirror and suitcases!

March 23, 2010


I love color- really vivid, juicy color. That’s why I have taken such a liking to the neon trend. Neons can be too wild but they don’t have to be. Many associate neon with the ’80’s but now neon is being used in a whole new way.  A bright cocktail ring can jazz up a simple dress or a neon belt can make a sophisticated pair of slacks and blouse fun. Using it in small doses creates the best effect. Painting a small piece of furniture (such as a desk or chair) a bright or neon color can give it new life. Pair with softer cordinating colors or neutrals for a polished feel. If you’re afraid of painting a piece of furniture start off with items on your desk such as a hot pink paper organizer. Some of my favorite brights are below. Please tell me what your favorite way to use neon is! Thanks. -J

1. OPI Gargantuane Green Grape, In My Back Pocket and Need Sunglasses Nail Polish, prices vary. 2. Trash and Vaudeville studded belts, about $22. (212) 982-3590. 3. Leatherock patent-leather clutch, about $270. (800) 466-6667 4. Kate Spade Tarrytown Darla $100 5. Wanted lycra ballerina flat, about $40 6. Henri Bendel NYC Sequin resin bangles, about $48 each 7. Anthropologie Wow-Factor Bangle $198 8. The Luxembourg Chartreuse Trolley, available from The Conran Shop.

Fun neon hair photo:

Image from Teen

March 21, 2010

Beautiful Photos

I was recently looking through photo albums from a trip to Europe we took about three years ago. I decided to chose a few of my favorite photos to post. Though they don’t have that much to do with fashion or design I think the landscapes and houses are so quaint. Though the photos were taken in different countries (Ireland, France and Italy) I noticed a trend of blue doors and shutters throughout! -J

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March 21, 2010

Macaroon Chart

Just found this cool chart depicting different flavors of macaroons by a Parisian macaroon maker called Laduree. I love the vintage look of it! -j