A Little Bit of Heaven.

At the end of our grueling tour of flying every day into a new city and rushing to get presentable for the signings we treated ourselves to a night at what I now am calling “Disneyland for Adults”- the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay.  I knew this place was beautiful from the website, but I had NO idea how incredible it actually would be. 24 hours was simply not enough, and we already are planning to return next year!

We spent hours sitting right here, glass of wine in hand listening to the waves crash while watching golfers choke on the 18th hole of the magnificent course (and once almost getting hit by a ball). I would be throwing clubs if I had to complete a putt in front of a crowd of onlookers.   It was such a spectacular vista to behold, truly, and the most relaxed I’ve been in months. No, YEARS.
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Quick Getaway: 21 Broad Nantucket

For the next few days Andrew and I are heading to Nantucket- a quick getaway to celebrate our 9th anniversary.  Fall in Nantucket is awesome- a little quieter but still beautiful weather and plenty to do. We’re spending two nights at The White Elephant but for the first night (tonight!) we’re checking out a new hotel in town, 21 Broad.  A modern take on summery Nantucket style, this space was decorated by Boston- based uber-talent Rachel Reider.  Rachel’s decorated all of this boutique hotel company’s properties (amazing gig, right?) and this one adds another feather in her cap.  Take a peek and follow me on Instagram to see more from my Nantucket trip!

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Dream Destination: The Wild Rabbit

I saw this incredible inn mentioned in the weekend Wall Street Journal Magazine and had to look it up based on one little picture. I’m glad I did. The Wild Rabbit is in the Cotswolds (reminds me of The Holiday) in England and appears to me a PERFECT country getaway.  The images on the site are incredible and I had to share because there is just so much inspiration here:
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Terrace at the Wild Rabbit
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The Greenbrier

I just got back last night from a little vacation to the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.  I’ve been once before, but even so, when I arrived I couldn’t help but declare “Instagram GOLD!” The amazing Dorothy Draper designed spaces are just so amazing and awesome you can’t help but pull out your phone for a few- or obscene amount- of snaps.  If you missed it over on Instagram here are a few pics from my trip:

The perfect coral walls (for a similar color try Benjamin Moore’s Bird of Paradise or All A Blaze- the same color in my office) and the herringbone floor just about did me in in this room.  The old paintings look so incredible against this bold color!

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THOSE UMBRELLAS!!!

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Drama everywhere in the form of bold florals, bright colors and black and white!

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This chandelier (and ceiling) slay me- the detail work and the coral paint is just perfect with gold.

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I love this room in the lobby bar area.  Only Dorothy can do hunter green and red without it looking like a Christmas nightmare.

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Sponsor Offer: Maine Getaway Discount!

Last weekend Andrew took me up to Marblehead for the day to just get away for a bit.  There is nothing more relaxing than the ocean to me, and nothing more charming than New England’s seaside towns.  A little R&R, even in little doses, helps rejuvenate and inspire me so much. So I am psyched to be able to offer you guys a special discounted rate from one of our favorite inns in the beautiful town on Kennebunkport, Maine for the month of June!  All EOS readers can get 25% off their stay this month at The Inn at English Meadows- a quick trip from Boston and the perfect spot to spend a couple nights away from the kids/dogs/job/renovation/stress/traffic/noise of life.

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(They make the best breakfasts too!)

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My favorite things to do when in Kennebunkport: a trip to Goose Rocks Beach, a little wandering about town and lunch by the water, a visit to Snug Harbor Farm (mini-ponies AND beautiful home and garden stuff?!) a drink at Old Vines Wine Bar and dinner out somewhere fab like The White Barn, Earth  or Ocean (haven’t been there yet but hear great things).  It’s also an awesome place to do some serious real-estalking. So many gorgeous old homes!

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Snug Harbor Farm

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Also, ample snuggle time with the Inn’s adorable beyond words Goldendoodle Bailey.

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Pick your room HERE and call the inn at 1 (800) 272-0698 to book by mentioning EOS!