Our Heading Home to Dinner Table Design

We are so excited to be participating in the Heading Home to Dinner event this year at the Boston Design Center!  Last year was the first time local designers put on this event and it was a huge success, raising lots of money for a great cause and having a fabulous time while doing it!  The event is comprised of Boston area designers creating unique table scapes and bar carts.  You can come see them all Thursday from 11-3pm!  There is a great dinner event tomorrow night, but it has sold out already!

Here’s our table!  We are so grateful to partners Duralee/ Robert Allen Group, Makkas Drapery Workroom and Juliska for their generosity in helping us create this gorgeous table.  I wanted it to be a mix of traditional and modern, relaxed and formal and I think we really achieved that! I was inspired by the interiors and gardens of various notable style mavens like Bunny Mellon, Aerin Lauder and Tory Burch.

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13 Years and Counting!

Today is my 13th (!!!!!!) anniversary with Andrew. I cannot believe we’ve been together now over 15 years, but also can’t recall life before him ( well I can, but I’d rather not). So a little revisit to our wedding feels appropriate, as it always does. I am so glad that still, 13 years later, our special day looks classic.  There aren’t any glaringly obvious “trends” or choices that make me cringe at all, which is shocking — and makes me very happy.

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A Royal Wedding Review

I am honestly depressed the royal wedding is over.  I was delighted out of my mind on Saturday morning watching it and thought it was the best royal wedding ever. Not only for it’s beauty but for the more relaxed (for royals) vibe it had as well as a serious feeling of true love. Like, Harry is HEAD OVER HEELS, it’s so obvious. She was cool as a cucumber, and he was a fidgety, teary mess! It was adorable!

Ok, so down to brass tacks– the church and flowers were AMAZING. Absolutely perfect, loose, garden-inspired and exactly what I was thinking they would do.

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The Royal Wedding: Last Minute Thoughts & What I’d Wear!

It’s HERE!!!!! Tomorrow morning I’ll be up bright and early to watch the event of the year.  Of course, I had to post today about my final fashion guesses about the dress, hair, etc. but also had some fun dreaming up looks for guests (ahem, MYSELF). So here we go!!!

THE DRESS DESIGNER:  BURBERRY

I think it’s going to be Burberry– no label is more British and yet also offers goods to the masses. Megan wants to be the new “People’s Princess” and this choice would be brilliant.

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27 Awesome Mother’s Day Gifts!

I wanted to post my Mother’s Day gift guide nice and early this year so everyone has time to order something special for their mama (or wife. or friend. or yourself!) I am loving so many of these items, I hope you do too!

  1. I asked for this amazing new book by Clairborne Swanson Frank– beautiful to look at AND display.
  2. My Les Points Locket is also on my wishlist- and M.Flynn is offering 15% off my line with code MOM2018, valid until 4/25!
  3. So you could also pick up my Compass Rose stud earrings too :)
  4. All busy moms need a cute little monogrammed zipper pouch for their bag, right?
  5. I adore these gorgeous blue floral jammies!
  6. Pop a cute picture in one of my favorite gilded frames.
  7. I love this one– turn your kids artwork into a phone case for Mom! Dad– get on it!
  8. Rothy’s new loafer style slip on is sure to be a hit ( I also want these cheetah Stan Smith’s!)
  9. A cute little pairing of bath salts AND bubble bath for the ultimate stress-relieving soak.
  10. A little ring bowl to remind her to seize each day!
  11. Love this beautiful lace trimmed robe.
  12. This stylish beach tent will keep the whole family out of the sun this summer (mom worry about sunburns, after all).
  13. Send stunning flowers from Farmgirl Flowers (I was just sent some and they were impressive!)
  14. I just got this dress and it fits like a dream. So cute with sneakers for summer!
  15. I am DYING over the adorableness of this wine-in-a-can called Dear Mom! Hellooo summer picnics!
  16. This painted monogram stripe tote is so great for going to the beach or the market!
  17. An essential oil diffuser that also is a pretty object.
  18. For the gardener- this stunning book on flowers.
  19. Pop an orchid from the grocery store in one of my pots from Jill Rosenwald. Comes in blue too!
  20. I love this rain jacket– I have it in navy!
  21. The world’s FANCIEST flip flops.
  22. “The Future Is Female” sweater, for the mom who makes a statement.
  23. And for EVERY mom, this tee says it all. (Also comes in a water bottle
  24. The prettiest mint teapot with wood handle.
  25. Everyone loves a pretty candle, right?
  26. Can’t get her a Birkin? You CAN get her this matchbox cover though!
  27. A super affordable but incredibly chic knot bangle bracelet.