Happy Valentine’s Day from The Dylan

Someday, just maybe someday I’ll be spending Valentine’s day in this suite at The Dylan hotel in Amsterdam.It’s not just a suite… it’s totally sweet! The Dylan is housed in a historic 17th century building in the heart of Amsterdam. And the sensational red room above is just one of 41 beautifully decorated rooms in the 5-star boutique hotel. 

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you lovelies just have a fabulous one! You’re worth it & you deserve it! xoxo

{images via alkemie.blogspot, travel intelligence on flickr, hostingprod.com}

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Winter Tea

{images via bitterlemons}

Right now, nothing else would make me feel better than a hot tea this cold winter morning in a lovely teacup.Ok, maybe with a cupcake, or a muffin & some tea cookies.

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First YouTube Vid!

Ok, I can’t help it anymore & finally got sucked in … in making YouTube videos. Below is my first one. I made it last Saturday. Something simple but totally fun {at least for me!}. To my Facebook & Twitter friends, so sorry, I know you saw this already.

Happy Monday everybody!

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Guest Blog + Pink is not Dead

I don’t know about you but I’m so ready for Spring! It’s been raining & so dreary & cold outside that I think I’m ctaching the winter blues. These “Pink is Not Dead” series by VonMurr at Flickr cheered me up some!

Oh & I I have a guest post at “In Her Shoes” about my day trip to the Roundtop Antiques Market. Thanks so much Camila. Thanks also to my Twitter friend, Marybeth at Downhome DIY for posting about the site.
Happy weekend everyone!

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This Time I’m Dreaming of Marrakech

It’s not set in stone yet but some friends & I are planning a trip to exotic Marrakech in Morocco. Details are still being hashed but I just can’t conceal my excitement. I’ve been wanting to go for such a long time. So many designers have been inspired by this place, the saffron hued design & decor & the subtle blend of spices, flavor & fragrance of their dishes have been summoning my taste buds for quite some time.And of course, the excitement of being immersed in a culture that’s both African & European.

I’ve been researching about the place some & has been stalking one of my favorite blogger’s posts about the city & found that the best place to stay at is in  a Riad {a traditional Moroccan house situated Medina or old town}.Most riads have a central courtyard that will often have a fountain, restaurant or a pool. Some even have rooftop terraces where you can eat breakfast and look out over the city.

According to Trip Advisor, La Maison Arabe is one of the best places to stay at. Here are some images:

We’ll have to try the pool of course!
Maybe meditate some near a serene fountain.
This is probably where I’ll write about the day’s adventures.
We can eat inside…
Or outside.
And hold our meetings in the courtyard.
Of course, shopping & perusing can be extremely exhausting & we need to unwind at their Spa.
I can’t believe I already planned it all out. Well, we still don’t know if we’re going to stay in this one. We’re trying to make this a not-so expensive trip & hope to use most of our $$’s for those must-have amazing finds. After all, my company is a product designer & a tabletop designer! How sweet is that? Lucky me!

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Dreaming of a French Macaroon Spring

It’s cold & dreary outside and all I can think about is a wonderful Spring {it’ coming soon!} and some adorable, sweet, crisp & oh-so-delicious French Macaroons with my cafe au lait. Maybe these images will hold me over. 
Of course, the ever famous Laduree French Macaroons
Nestled in wonderful New Orleans, Sucre
And would you know, Louboutin & Laduree got together to make these decadent french macaroons! The images below are fragrance, bath & body products and a gorgeous candle inspired by these sweet things.
Aaahhhh, just love it!
{images via sucre, gastrochic, emerging fervour, a girl’s guide to Paris, point a la ligne, pievcake blog}
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My Firefly is Coming Soon!

I recently bought this “Firefly” chandelier which will grace my entryway soon. It’s repurposed garden fencing & will be such a contrast against our urban cement walls.
It’s from Barb at Knack Studios. If you haven’t seen her work, check out her site, her shop at Etsy or her Flickr photostream. She recycles, reinvent & repurposes vintage items, which is of course right up my alley.
I think the Firefly would look so adorable in any room with any of the two pieces above
or a set of the fabulous chairs below {all via her shop}.
I absolutely can’t wait to hang it!

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Adore Doilies!

                       Frame                                                                                          Doily Tin Mirror

I never thought there will come a time when the new generation will be infatuated again with these intricate & delicate embroideries called doilies. Have you seen those beautifully wrapped gifts with a simple kraft paper, a doily & a ribbon? The design is oh-so beautiful for Spring!

{images via Country Living & The Inglenook Decor}

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Winter Decorating Tips

I know a little boring right? But once in a while, I do have some fabulous ideas I also share at the Decorating Tips & Ideas” section of the shop.

So here you go…
Even though the holiday decorations are gone, decorating that evokes this wonderful season {and not the bad weather out there} is simple. Follow our 5 easy tips:
1. Have a bulb bonanza.
Winter bulbs are so beautiful & very easy to grow and take care of. Choose from paperwhites to hyacinths.Place them in clear containers filled with gray & white pebbles.
2. Be pro “faux fur.”
Blanket throws, pillows & area rugs in this fabric definitely makes the season cozy & warm.
3. Let it glow.
Your fireplace shouldn’t be the only place lighted up. The flickr of candles with the scents of the season should to. Check out our soy-based Winter & Pomander scents by Linnea’s Lights.
4. Shimmer & Shine.
Throw in some metallics & silver decor and soon you’ll forget how cold it is out there, because indoors, it’s all about glitz & glam.
5. Dress up the mantle.
Your hearth will be your home’s focal point for a couple of months. Dressing it up with winter garlands, candles, candleholders & other decorative accents will beautify this space throughout the season.
It may be cold & dreary outside, but inside, it’s definitely cozy & warm. Have a wonderful Winter everyone!

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A Classy Winter Wedding

Ahhh, what a wondrous wedding indeed! Simple yet sophisticated. Classy & intricate details & the bride? Delicate & fascinating. These amazing photos were taken by the wonderful Jessica Otwell. See the rest of her work at http://www.jessicaotwell.com.
Have a happy & undreary {not sure of there is such a word} weekend everyone!
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