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Fashion Friday: Scarf Prints

February 28th, 2014

I bought BOTH of these dresses for my trip to Arizona and I really love the bohemian feel of their scarf-inspired prints. Here’s how to pair each with simple accessories for easy packing (same jackt, clutch and earrings)- but alas, shoes will always be my packing kryptonite!!

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1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. //  (petals- I forgot to number!)

Bobbi Brown Friends & Family Sale

February 27th, 2014

I’m taking of today for a few days away but wanted to leave you with a little beauty bonus- Bobbi Brown is one of my favorite cosmetic lines and right now they are having a Friends & Family Sale offering you 20% off your order plus free shipping on orders over $65.  Here are a few of my favorite Bobbi Brown items:

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1. Creamy Matte Lipcolor in Warm Beige, Nude Sand or Runway

2. Extreme Party Mascara

3. Eyeshadows: Bone // Stone // Rich Caviar

4. Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Sugar and Beach

5. Blush:  Tawny (winter) // Apricot (Summer)

6. The new Foundation Stick (new formula, so much better!)

7. Shimmer Brick in Bronze (I always, always have one)

8. Vitamin Enriched Face Base ( super for winter)

9. Brush Kit (I love her brushes- I need some new ones!)

10.  Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Bronze or Sunlight Gold

11. I am loving this new Nectar & Nude eye palette!

12. Creamy Concealer

13. Intensive Skin Supplement (oils are SO good for the skin!)

14. Art Stick in Rose Brown or Cassis

15. Bronzer in Medium

SHOP THE SALE AND STOCK UP!

Need A Getaway?

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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Through the Lens.

February 25th, 2014

I love finding new, fabulous sources for art- specifically modern photography that doesn’t cost 9 zillion dollars per print.  Meet Uplo, the brainchild of Patrick Cline you you all remember as the co-founder of Lonny Magazine alongside Michelle Adams.  An amazing photographer in his own right, Patrick created a way for both people like him AND those of us who are amateur shutterbugs to print, sell and share work easily.  Some images can be printed as large as 40″ x 60″ or even on plexi- which is my current favorite way to display photography (frameless, modern and GORGEOUS).  You can search away for a print for your own home or upload you shots, name your price and get commission on each sale! It’s a phenomenal source. It makes me want to start taking pictures again.

Nicole Cohen, the blogger behind Sketch 42 and a fabulous painter and photographer has a lot of work on there. I am LOVING her Lego Slim Aarons series to use in a kid’s room!!! Isn’t it genius???

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I also kinda of need to have this print by her. I just love the mood. Love the flamingos. Just LOVE.

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An amazing composition of brown and white horses (will I ever tire of horse photography??? Nope.)

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Another cool, moody shot for a glamorous space.

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Nicole Gibbons is also a design blogger and her pool series can be printed huge and would be awesome in a modern beach house!

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Design Crush: Nina Farmer Interiors

February 24th, 2014

When I quickly perused the new House Beautiful I stopped when I saw one particular spread. I looked closer and found out that the home I was admiring was not only in Boston’s Beacon Hill but the designer was too!  Nina Farmer’s own home is a really interesting mix of modern, traditional and personal. And when I went on her site to peruse her portfolio I found many, many more examples of her amazing work!

Parts of the HB spread (isn’t this first image arresting?)

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Ahh, the amazing interior architecture of historic Boston brownstones- such an fabulous canvas on which to work! How I crave high ceilings like this!

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I ADORE ADORE this office space in her kitchen- particularly that rug and those coral peonies! Oh my!

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I mean…this kitchen. With those windows. And that stove? Can you even?

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BAM- yup, that’s a skylight with a vintage sputnik light fixture hanging from it.

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A closer look. My my my.

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Her dramatic and moody bedroom swathed in grasscloth with a Room & Board four poster bed.

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See more of her portfolio after the jump!

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