September 16, 2014

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this space has me swooning.  a pink chair, white beding, green plant, pretty art, wooden plank floors, a cozy gray and white striped throw, a fireplace, and a bed that is saying come relax, take a nap, watch a movie, read a book.  sounds perfect to me.

it’s been a busy week painting rocco’s room and turning it into a big boy room.  we are filming today and i cannot wait to show you how it turned out.  kids rooms are my favorite, for sure, but now, i’m ready to spend some time in my room relaxing….maybe next month!

xo . t

p.s. this whole cottage, located in melbourne, australia, is simply stunning.  you can see more here.

Photos by Brooke Holm, styling by Marsha Golemac via Inside Out.

September 4, 2014

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i’m crushing big time on the home of photographer dana van leeuwen (her home + photographs) which was featured in est magazine last year.  her home is located in amsterdam which makes me like it even more.  i’ve never been to amsterdam, but it’s inching its way up on my places to visit list.  my friend just got back and said it was magic, my sister and brother have both been, i’m part dutch, i have a dutch style bike, and when i took the facebook test (i know i know-  but you take them too, right?) to figure out what city i should be living in, my results said amsterdam.

i love everything about this home and i’m certain you will too.  click thru for more, including a cute cat.

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August 21, 2014

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i have been thinking a lot about vacation.  like a real vacation.  not a business trip.  not a conference.  not a family holiday trip.  a straight up nothing to do but vacation vacation.  it’s been a little too long.  while my favorite places to go almost always include europe and exploring, i’ve been dreaming of a beach (most recently this pink beach) lately.  sitting, listening, reading.  nothing to do and no agenda.

i have no beach vacation planned, but i do like to plan all kinds of trips, even if only for my one day some day wish list.  the other day i happened upon chateau de la resle, a luxury retreat in burgundy, france and i thought it looked pretty amazing and like something i needed to share.  france is always a place i want to visit.  i’ve only been once for a few days and it seems like that was forever ago.  i’ve never been to a chateau and hadn’t envisioned a modern one, but i’m liking what i see.

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this staircase is worth saving in a one day, some day house kind of design file!

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thursdays always require a little escape, even if it’s virtual . . . so click through to see more of this modern chateau, complete with a sauna.

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it wasn’t long ago that i was crushing on the home of sophia of mokkasin blog.  so when a new home tour, of the same home, emerged so did more love for this swedish beauty of a family home.  the light and lived in quality in this home is what i’m always drawn to.  see what i mean . . .

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click through to take a peek in the bedrooms.

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June 5, 2014

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it’s no secret that i’m a fashionABLE super fan.  i love their scarves (i never go far without one) + i love their mission (to create sustainable business for africans so they are not dependent on charity, but instead earn the dignity of a job).  and, today there is even more love going around because fashionABLE has just added a new product – a blanket!

the mehari blanket is so gorgeous!  it’s great for both indoor and outdoor use.  think cozying up on the couch with a good book and warm cup of tea or a summer picnic in the park (or beach, if you are so lucky).  i’m using mine draped over my bed.

i don’t know what could be better then helping to empower and invest in women by purchasing a pretty new blanket.  i love that helping create jobs (buy purchasing these products) gives women, an ocean away, the opportunity to create . . .   create beauty with her hands, but also create a bright future.

for the next 48 hours fashionABLE is offering F R E E shipping on the mehari blanket to all la la lovely readers.  just use code : LALAFREE

click, through to see how else i’m using my blanket :

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