GLAMOROUS IN THE GARDEN

In the last three weeks of travel I’ve gone from lounging by the lake in Michigan, to enjoying Manhattan rooftops and city parks, and both have made me realize two things. 1. I’m so happy to be home for a bit. And, 2. Wherever you go, and whatever the size, it’s so important to have a little outdoor space of your own…

small backyard patio in black and white

If I could completely re-do my rooftop garden, I think it would a little something like this. I love black and white and green together – whether done totally preppy or casual. But, I have to admit I’ve been spending much more time in my boyfriend’s yard this summer instead…

ikea outdoor kitchen set up

Which means I’ve actually, finally been getting into gardening. I come from a long line of green thumbs and I’ve always loved watching (and occasionally helping) my mom with all her flora and fauna – especially the vegetable garden! So, I think it’s high time I invested a little in my gardening attire and accessories. After all – there’s no reason we can’t get a little glamorous when gardening!

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Pink flamingos are a necessity for this former California girl, and gold Birkenstocks are the only way you’ll see these sandals on these Seattle feet. Some chintz garden tools, and high-shine hose and watering can will complete the look. Oh, and a woven visor of course. Getting dirty is much more fun this way…

images :: house & home // ikea via remodelista

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  1. Marie

    I love to garden; I find it really meditative although now with the heat and humidity we’re having in Montreal, I find it almost unbearable some days. Looking forward to slightly cooler days so that I can get back out there.

    On another note, the gold garden hose has caught my eye. I might just have to get one.

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JUST MY STYLE :: THE DESIGNER COLLECTIVE

Well, I was a bit of a slacker blogger this week to say the least. Running around NYC will do that to a girl! I always forget that the second my feet touch the ground in that city, I rarely get a chance to be on my laptop (not complaining about that one!). It also always makes me want to step up my fashion game a bit, so I spent half the plane ride home pulling together a few of my favorites from the new eBay Designer Collective

ebay-designer-collective-favorites-from-coco-kelleyNow these are pieces I can get behind!  If you haven’t heard, basically eBay has created a whole new section where you can now purchase items – still very much at a discount – via the designers themselves. Brands like House of Harlow, Cynthia Rowley and Rebecca Minkoff and more! And (obviously) we’re not talking about cast-offs here. That flask bangle bracelet was totally on my covet list last winter!

For all of the items above, head over to my eBay Collections Page where you can choose to follow any boards that speak to your inner treasure hunter. All of these pieces are under the ‘Just My Style’ board, but I also added a bunch to the ‘Wedding Season‘ and ‘On Vacation‘ boards  - all from the Designer Collective. Keep following along to see what other goodies I find, and do some hunting  yourself!

this post sponsored by eBay. all thoughts and opinions my own! 

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SEATTLE WORKSHOP :: CALLIGRAPHY CLASS WITH BLUE EYE BROWN EYE!

It didn’t take long for the word to spread that Lauren Essl of Blue Eye Brown Eye will be hosting two calligraphy workshops at our offices in Seattle in September! I’m super excited to be hosting her, and there are a few spots left for our Saturday class…

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The class will take place Saturday, September 20th from 11am – 2pm and will include all the little tools you’ll need for the day plus some extra goodies! For more info on the class, check out Lauren’s blog right here.

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I can’t wait for this!! And I’m excited to be hosting more workshops this fall too, which we hope to announce soon. If your’e interested in the calligraphy course, you can register right here. If we sell out of the Saturday one there’s a small chance we’ll add a third if there’s enough demand, so stay tuned if you can’t make that day!

UPDATE! We are totally sold out, so if you’re still interested, please add your name to the wait list as we may be adding another class! 

photography by amanda marie

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  1. amy bordeaux

    Hello there! I’m VERY excited about this and interested in the Seattle 20th class. I’m just just curious if you know where the location will be yet?

    Thanks!
    Amy

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HOUSE TOUR :: A LITTLE LA IN NYC…

I should really know better than to try and leave my posts until the last minute when I’m traveling in New York! There are far too many distractions here that keep me off my laptop! So today’s post is a quickie… but a goodie. Infusing two of my most favorite things together – a laid back west coast approach to design in a beautiful Manhattan apartment…

mid century modern in chelsea // robert mckinley shot by nicole franzen

mid century modern in chelsea // robert mckinley shot by nicole franzen

I totally love the modern furniture in such an old space, and how crafty the owner – Robert McKinley gets with using each little corner. Note the low side tables pushed together above, and the cornered seating below!

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It makes all sorts of sense to lean towards low-profile mid-century style in a smaller space like those found all over New York City, and this Chelsea apartment really hits it out of the park in showcasing just how well it works. But I have to say, my favorite part might be this incredible pattern mix in the bedroom…

layered tropical patterns in the bedroom // robert mckinley shot by nicole franzen

layered tropical patterns in the bedroom // robert mckinley shot by nicole franzen

 

I mean… now I absolutely need banana leaf curtains in my life!

credits :: shot by nicole franzen for t magazine

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DULY NOTED :: 7.18

This has been one of the busiest summers I remember, and I feel like we’re just getting started around here, so this week’s roundups are all very much a reflection of the many places my head has been lately…

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1 // Yes, I know. Shoes – how deep. But, it’s wedding season, and I’ve been in the mood for some sassy heels. I love the combo of black leather and bows in these heels.

2 // Proof that exposed brick doesn’t have to be masculine, I love this glam loft design from Caitlin + Caitlin. While my own loft won’t be headed in this direction, I will definitely taking a piece of inspiration from this for our office space which has the same black windows and brick!

3 // My girlfriends are my girlfriends because of things like this: a new series from my bestie Erin at Apartment34 about real women, our real lives, and how we’re doing it all. A lot of stuff I’ve been thinking about too. I can’t wait to read more.

4 // I’ve been loving all of Nordstrom’s Pop-In shops, the latest of which is with Poketo. I need to make an in-person visit so I can snatch up some goodies, including this gingham tray.

5 // As a card hoarder, and paperie obsessor, I’m always looking for new lines to add to my favorites list.  Enter Ashley Buzzey. If you’re looking for super fresh event or wedding invitations, you should be checking her out now. That ‘it’s about to go down’ card is exactly how I’m feeling right now too.

6 // This sweet little flower shop caught my eye with its beautiful dried floral ceiling installation and these exposed root vessels. Too bad it’s halfway across the world, or I’d be popping in for a visit! But I’m gladly take the inspiration for my next fete…

As for me, this weekend I’ll be unpacking and repacking as I head to NYC on Sunday for a fun little project, and some visits with my favorites! See you all next week!

 

 

 

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  1. Sara H-B

    The last photo of the plants with the exposed roots has been circling Pinterest like crazy and I have to tell you, I re-pinned it as well, they look awesome. Great selection of things, and no matter how “deep” or not, a good pair of shoes is always nice – and seem to inspire entire outfits so thanks for posting these!

    http://www.youmademelikeyou.com

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  2. Holly

    I just love the Ashley Buzzey items you featured. I might have gone on in ignorance for the next 50 years if you hadn’t flagged them. Thanks, what a great find! And of course, yes, the Gingham is very cool.

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