JANE LILLY WARREN, New York, NY
Designer + Co-founder of Matchbook Magazine

This is a blog for musings on design influences, decorating, style, travel, new york, etc.

Please contact me directly for design and editorial inquiries, and collaborations. Thanks!
 




Friday
May232014

Ocracoke: Where time stands still

I spent the last week on Ocracoke, a sliver of an island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was a true throwback in time, where locals and tourists peddle beach cruisers about town and feast on the fishermens' catch of the day. A 3.5 hour ferry ride from shore, its remoteness only enhances the pristine, undeveloped charm of the island. 

Don't Miss: Eduardo's Taco Stand – the best fish tacos you will eat! Dajio's oyster plate. A couple nights at the quaint Crew's Inn (my family and friends rented the whole B and B for our stay, which was perfect for 10 people). Ocracoke Island Beach. The lighthouse. Beach cruiser rentals. Homemade Ice Cream in the noon sun from Sweet Tooth. Apres-beach cocktail hour at Howard's

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Wednesday
May072014

happy mother's day

 

My mom's love of art, travel, cooking, and little luxuries (the apple doesn't fall far...) puts these gifts at the top of my list this mother's day. On Sunday, we'll be visiting the botanical gardens and surely feasting on our favorite treat of lobster and champagne for dinner. To every mom: happy mother's day!

lulu frost earrings / monet / white cotton twill pj top and shorts / veuve tray / rocks glasses / ll bean windowpane sheet set / le crueset dutch oven / prada iris perfume / monogram passport case / 36 hours in the Caribbean 

Thursday
Apr172014

Tangled up in Blue

 

stone earrings /geode frame / pair of rattan lamps / gobi sheet set in navy / x bench in indigo pinstripe / henna indigo lumbar pillow / gypsy / hobnail pitcher / glass tumblers / bedside trinket tray /  scalloped cobalt sandals

Tartan wool throws, fishermen sweaters and LLBean boots can finally be tucked into the depths of the closet, while summery discoveries you've long since forgot you owned get tugged out. With this little spring ritual, it's fun to rediscover the old (while repurposing in different ways), and of course adding new gems to your collection. For me, there's no greater perennial luxury than indulging in new set of crisp white sheets. Last spring I was smitten with green, but I'm currently having a case of the blues... 

Tuesday
Apr152014

Just Beachy

bobbi brown beach perfume / floppy hat / pendleton towel (fun statement for the sand!) / pink bikini top + bottom / warby cherry blossom sunnies / essays and stories / striped shirt (eternal cabana classic) / lavender running shorts soludos espadrilles (it's love for $48)

Blink and you'll miss it, but this spring weather is perfection. That means beach weather must be just around the corner...! I'm heading to the outer banks (north carolina) next month for a wedding and I'm planning on making good use of these beachy acquisitions. (Plus I haven't finished thawing out from this winter yet.)