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Sponsor Welcome: MK Style

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

MK Style is one of our newest sponsors and one that I personally am thrilled about!  The Denver based home store is the brainchild of two very stylish ladies, Molly Simons and Katie Agron.  Their style is very “me” so I thought it might also be very “you”.  Check out some of my favorite items in their online shop (click image for link) and if you live in Denver, go visit them!

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Prep for Spring: My Patio Project

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Spring is supposed to begin in a couple of days- it certainly doesn’t feel like it here.  It’s still flipping freezing and hope is waning in these parts.  But as the snow melts (and we pray we don’t get any more) I can start thinking about outdoor living again!!!  In the warmer months I spend as much time as humanely possible outside, it just makes me happier.  So when we bought our house I knew I HAD to get a patio installed sooner rather than later. Luckily, we did to get to design and install a fabulous one last summer thanks to the fine folks at Quikrete ,Pavestone  and Chris Miller Brick Paving.  If you are thinking of adding a patio or re-doing one at your home this spring I thought a little step by step may be helpful!
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We have a long narrow yard, but after living in the city for years it felt like a farm to us. 

1. Product arrives!  Yay!  Site preparation – level patio area and remove any tree roots, stumps, or anything you may find (there’s more on this whole process in my book because it was kind of hilarious/dramatic.)   The fun part of excavating any area new to you is you NEVER know what you might find!

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2. Lay down QUIKRETE HardScapes Base Sand and make it level so the pavers have a level surface to be placed.  Note: slope patio away from any structures for drainage. This protects your basement from water problems which we ALL want to avoid! You’ve seen Property Brothers- wet basements are a HUGE bummer.
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3. Place the pavers on the level surface. I used the Venetian Stone™ Combo 80mm in charcoal and in 4 different sizes to achieve a slightly more “natural stone” look.  The grey color is great and works nicely with the classic New England style of our house.

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4. The pattern, while seemingly random, needed to follow the design so it seemed random.  Follow your plans and the pattern plans to make sure the repeat looks it’s best!  It’s a OCD person’s dream to figure out and perfect this puzzle!
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Need A Getaway?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Me too. Which is why I am finally heading away for a long weekend in Arizona.  But if you live in New England and can’t swing a flight right now how about a weekend away in Maine?  I know, it’s cold in Maine in March, but the cold is SO much better when you embrace it with fires, hot chocolate, wine, long dinners and snuggles!  The Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport has been a long-time EOS sponsor and a place I personally love to visit. Eric and Liz, the NYC transplant innkeepers are the NICEST people and really go out of their way to make your stay special and comfy.

So, for the month of March if you mention EOS when you book you’ll get 20% off your stay!

Need more of a reason for a romantic little getaway? Here are two offers coming up:

March 8th- A relaxing day spa day at The White Barn. - Start this deliciously decadent day with a glass of bubbly Champagne and canapés and then change into your spa robe and slippers as you unwind before your luxurious day ahead. Throughout the day we will be offering massages and reflexology hand treatments, as well as high tea in our living room. Featured partners include B. Kamins, Molton Brown, Airelle and La Bella Donna. Be sure not to miss out on this exclusive event. Must be booked thru English Meadows. 11am to 4pm.
$45pp. Includes two 20 minute treatments,  complimentary samples to take home and a chance to win a Moroccan Oil basket worth $350

March 22nd-  Jacque Torres chocolate tasting and wine pairing – complimentary to guests staying at the inn.

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Fashion Friday: Work It Out

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I know it’s so cliche to be all “let’s get in shape!” as a New Years resolution, but there is a reason it’s such a popular thing to do.  After the gluttonous holidays and, if you’re like me, the craziness of the end of the year in which working out falls by the wayside, it’s a line in the sand. A fresh start. I for one have promised myself to get back to yoga and try barre classes.  So far this month I’ve done a bit of that, but moreso I’ve made myself go to the gym at least three days a week.  Even when I don’t want to (i.e. last night) I tell myself I’ll feel so much better if I do. And I do! And for extra motivation I’m picking up some new workout stuff.  After the whole Lululemon scandal I’ve been looking for alternative vendors for cute, well fitting workout gear and have found a super awesome selection at Nordstrom.  So here are my top picks to put a little spring in your step as you kick off your new workout regime (or maintain it, if you’re awesome like that.)

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*This post sponsored by Nordstrom. All selections and opinions my own.

Blockprint & Beaches: Welcome Pomegranate, Inc.

Monday, January 6th, 2014

I know in a good portion of the country the weather is dipping into historically low temperatures, and so I thought a little sunshine and bright color would do us all a lot of good. Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to be all “it’s after Christmas, therefore let’s talk about spring non-stop”…..oh no!  We have a WAYS to go before the s-word is on our tongues. I mean, I saw shorts and bikinis on the “new arrivals” racks at Bloomie’s and nearly had a fit.  But when we face below zero temperatures we need a little hope, am I right?  And what’s happier than the beach, dining outside and bunches of block prints? Not much! It’s a great time to introduce a new EOS sponsor Pomegranate, Inc too.

How badly do you want to be here right now?

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A summery table.

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I adore a good block print- I’ve used this paper in a powder room and it’s lovely.

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Caftans and tunics in a bohemian print are my FAVORITE thing to wear in the summer (India Hicks looks pretty stunning in this one!)

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AHHHHHHHH….. yes please.

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So let’s so a little daydreaming about setting a summer table with these awesome block print napkins (I adore the anchor ones and actually got my mom the oven mitts for her new beach house for Christmas!)

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Their raffia placemats with inset border are a favorite of mine.  But they also have these pom pom trimmed ones and print as well.  If tablecloths are more your thing, there is a BEVY in similar prints to the napkins above too!

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Kitchen prep with oven mitts and aprons.

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These pillows and quilts are SO adorable in little ones rooms.

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They introduced great bathrobes (love this one), pajamas and tunics (on sale!) in their prints as well!

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I mean, come on! The little anchor tunic? I know a few little ladies who would be just DARLING in this!

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Some cute totes and clutches are available too, for beach excursions and seaside dinners.

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Back to the frigid temperatures for now….unless you live somewhere warm already, then LUCKY YOU (can I come visit?)