If you're looking for an excuse to add a little flair to your everyday wardrobe, the holidays are it. I'm eyeing these red and gold pieces for a touch of winter sparkle...! watch / purse / lipstick / ballet flats / bracelet / glasses / earrings / sugar paper print – because your walls need love too.
On Sunday I popped up to Providence, RI to visit a good childhood friend. Few things compete with the charm of New England at the peak of fall foliage – but add in hundreds of darling historic homes and the city won me over, hook, line and sinker. We wandered Benefit Street, through the quaint Fox Point neighborhood surrounding Brown's campus (below). iPhone in hand, I instagrammed a few lovely homes, but simply had to share the rest of my favorites here. I adore how most of the buildings have a plaque stating who the home was built for, and the year.
PS. Follow along on my adventures on instagram!
I'm sure we all own a copy of Deborah Needleman's The Perfectly Imperfect Home (if you don't, run and get it!), in which she devotes a chapter to jollifiers. She describes these as "sentimental things that spread a little joy every time you cast your eye upon them. They are among the easiest decorating tools, as they require no skill, no sophisticated understanding of color, texture or composition. You basically set them out and, like talismans, they exude their subtle power." While these might not have a sentimental place in your heart (yet!), they're certain to spread a little joy. I could jollify all day long... here are 10 new favorites:
clockwise from top left: spaniel cookie jar / salt and pepper shakers / rhino wall bust / elephant match strike / wine opener and stopper / donkey foot stool / pair of peacocks / puppy bookends / doormat / hedgehog box
I'm smitten with Ferragamo's Walking Stories series of super-short films, all viewable here on their site. Serialized in eight episodes, we follow the would-be-could-be love story of the darling Sara (Kaia Scodelario) and Jared (Tom Ellis) through LA, Shanghai, and Florence. Utterly charming to say the least – Episode 5 perfectly showcases the unpretentiousness and quirky flair that makes you want them to live happily ever after. With episodes 7 and 8 yet to air, I'm excited to see how their story unfolds... (Spoiler: You will have major shoe envy!)