Inspired By: The Joule Hotel

I spent my weekend in Dallas, Texas at the RewardStyle Conference held at The Joule Hotel. I don’t think I’ve been an enamored with a hotel’s lobby design in a long time.  Giant, breathtaking Lindsey Adleman chandeliers anyone??? Yeeeeaaaahhh, pretty much a designer’s mid-century influenced dream, if you ask me.  Since this was mainly a style blogger gathering, I found myself drawn to hanging with the few lifestyle bloggers like Caitlin from Sacramento Street, Jaime from Furbish Studio and Erin from  Apartment 34.  After years of interacting on the internet only, it’s so fun to get to hang out with these ladies in the flesh!  But back to the lobby, here are some quick Instagrams (follw me here!) I took to file away for inspiration.

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Amazing barstools by Garza Marfa

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And speaking of inspiration, here’s a little living room concept based on the seating area by the coffee shop (best latte I have EVER had, by the way!) A mix of leather, pink, light blue, gold and marble- and a Adelman looking chandelier I found on Etsy for a fraction of the cost of the real deal.

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sofa // chandelier // art // pink pillow // patterned pillow // coffee table (and a cheaper option) // chair // rug // pouf // side table

And one other REALLY excited bit about this weekend? I got to see the prototype for the handbag I designed for Gigi New York which will come out in the next few weeks in 5 colorways!!! Trust me, as soon as it’s out and you can buy it, I will sing it from the mountaintops. It’s AWESOME, you guys!

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Fashion Friday: My New Favorite Shirt Two Ways

I was in New York the other week for a meeting and right before I went into a rather important meeting I spilled coffee on my white jacket (per the usual- I keep Tide Stick in business).  Panicked, I ran into the nearest J.Crew looking for something to pop on in place of my stained top and picked up this Thomas Mason for J.Crew tuxedo shirt.  Little did I know it would become my favorite new shirt!  Made of insanely soft yet substantial fabric and with the cleanest, best fit I have found in a button down to date, I have worn it so many times since- and right now it’s 30% off with code GOSHOP.

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(This is a slightly more rumpled version of it, I have kept mine a little crisper)

Here are the two ways I’ve worn it- casual and slightly preppy with white denim and dressed up with my favorite leather leggings and heels (a sexy menswear meets vixen look!) Here’s how you can get it for yourself….

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CASUAL: shirt // jeans // sandals // bag (only $59!) // bracelet // earrings // sunglasses

DRESSY: shirt // leather pants // heels // lipstick // bracelet (affordable version of Cartier’s Just un Clou!) // necklace // clutch

My Favorite Face Oils

As I get older I am finding I can’t put just anything on my skin and have it appear luminous and supple (uh, I kind of hate that word but it’s true). As I’ve been testing and sampling things I’ve fallen madly in love with face oils. I still swear by Shamanuti’s Charcoal Cleanser (also have been using Revive Gentle Cleanser and love it too), Creme de la Mer in the winter months (especially this past winter- my God) and I’ve added a prescription Retinol to my repertoire too. Apparently 34 is proving to be the age in which I have started noticing my age catching up to me (grey hairs, wrinkles, sun spots- oh my!)  Over the past two years I’ve found face oils to be the best way to add either light or dramatic moisture to my skin depending on the type and brand- and even that hard to capture J.Lo “glow”.  Even those with oily skin should try them!  Here are a few of my favorites and a few I’ve been dying to try:
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1. My new personal favorite- this really makes you glow and I feel like it feeds my skin all sorts of good stuff.

 2. I’ve heard AWESOME things about this Tarte oil. Must try.

 3. Josie Maran’s regular Argan Oil is one I keep in my vanity, but this version is great for those with oilier skin instead of dry like mine.

4. The cult favorite that so many celebs swear by. Another on my lust try list.

5. Nude is kind of the “king of oils” (their cleansing oil is also amazing).  This has anti-aging qualities as well as good moisture.

6. This Bobbi Brown oil has so many superfans, it’s basic and it works well at really moisturizing your skin.

 7.  I adore the Plantscription line, I’ve used the serum a lot over the years, but this new addition is one I need to get a full size of!

 8. I tried this L’Oreal version and also really liked it- and it’s at a good price point too!

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Sponsor Welcome: Hudson Boston

I have long frequented Hudson, my most favorite home shop in Boston, not only for myself and my clients. Jill Goldberg, the shop’s owner and interior designer, has THE most impeccable taste.  Her store installations, changed seasonally, are always so perfectly spot on I end up leaving a visit to the shop with lots of ideas and desires for my own space.  So when they asked to become an EOS sponsor I was super thrilled, a more natural fit than this I cannot think of!  Here are some shot of the store’s spring look…

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And here are some of my current favorites in the shop (you can shop online as well, but if and when you are in Boston’s South End you NEED to go!)

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I also saw these new pillows on their Instagram and LOOOOOOOVE them.  The gold zipper detail is perfection, no?

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Beautiful Boxwood

As I get used to having a home with a yard that needs landscaping I am starting to become more educated about plants and how to use them properly.  Being a busy person who doesn’t have the greenest of thumbs I constantly am looking for plants that make a big impact with as little maintenance as possible. Enter the boxwood.

I love the sculptural essence of this plant and the modern yet traditional vibe that boxwood can take based on how it’s potted and shaped. From using it in the yard to in pots by a front door, it’s the perfect way to fill your beds and outdoor space with big impact greenery. Here’s some inspiration…

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