Sweet Inspiration

I am a frustrated baker at heart. I have always LOVED baking, and wish I could translate my creativity and art skills into amazing cakes. Alas, I do not have the time- and when I do, I often get so frustrated by working with icing that I give up and just eat the hot mess I’ve created. So I am in awe with the work of baker/artist/pastry wizard Alana Jones-Mann in Los Angeles.  She makes such incredible cakes and bakes goods- many with clear influences from the design world! Here are a few of my favorites paired with interior compliments!

Can yuo EVEN with this palm leaf wallpaper cake? Because I can’t.
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The wallpaper it’s based on.

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I mean, Pinterest gold people. GOLD.

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International Delight: Barnaby Lane

I can’t recall where I saw this brand, Barnaby Lane– probably Instagram- but I fell in love with the leather and wood chairs they make. Especially since they come in BLUSH.  A bit of modern design girlie girl heaven if you ask me! Blush leather + wood = a hundred heart eye emojis.

Too bad they are in Australia and don’t ship internationally (but yay for you Australian readers!!!)
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I adore this woven leather look- great for a corner in a bedroom or in a pair in a living room.

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The dining chair version

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A cool, sleek teak desk.

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A couple other options I love.

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Maybe they’ll ship to the US soon? *Pretty please*

A Dream Event Venue

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My project manager Lindsey showed me this amazing place, The Barn at Flanagan Farm, an amazing event venue close to Portland, Maine and I just about died.  This spectacular barn and farmhouse, lovingly and painstakingly renovated by new owner Gail Landry (read more about the process here), is such a warm, gorgeous spot to celebrate some of life’s greatest moments. And what design inspiration too!

What I’ve Been Missing In My Life

I didn’t even know it until I saw this article, but a cocktail tower may be the secret to happiness. :)

Yup, there are people in this world who have gorgeous structures on their property expressly for drinking cocktails while watching the sun go down.  I can’t even wrap my brain around this awesomeness, so I’ll just let you take a look:

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