Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Last month Kate of Taffeta & Tulips asked me if I wanted to participate in a recipe swap with her, and of course I jumped at the chance! Inspired by the spring bounty at my local farmer's market, I put together a quick and easy recipe for a spring vegetable tartine with grilled Meyer lemon. Originally shared on Kate's blog, it was too good not to share here too. Enjoy with a crisp glass of Chenin Blanc on a warm summer afternoon.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Over the years I have been very vocal about my love for wallpaper. I still smile every time I walk through our front door and admire my all time favorite print - Nina Campbell's Perroquet - on the walls of our entryway. Always on the lookout for my next favorite print, I was recently perusing my Pinterest boards when I noticed a commonality in several of my pins - a beautiful pale blue floral chinz being used everywhere from walls to chairs to beds. After a little research I found that it was Colefax & Fowler's Bowood, and I'm officially obsessed. I love it as a wallpaper, but my favorite application is as a headboard. Paired with crisp white monogrammed sheets, a dark grey nightstand, and a framed vintage print, the Bowood print perfectly epitomizes the casual elegance of English country style.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Maybe it's the fact that I live in the landlocked Midwest, but I look forward to being able to ride the train in Europe almost as much as being there itself. One of my favorite experiences was the nine hour trip from Lucerne, Switzerland to Vienna. The train quietly weaved its way through the alps, alternating between gorgeous pastures, snow capped peaks, and ancient villages. As much as I wanted to sleep, my desire to soak up the gorgeous surroundings kept me awake the entire trip.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
As I've mentioned before, Rita Konig is my all-time favorite interior designer. Her use of color, pattern, and antiques give homes a whimsical yet timeless vibe that always feels comfortable and lived-in. So when I saw on her Instagram account that Elle Decor was featuring a home she decorated in their March issue, I knew I would have to get my hands on it!
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Although we have been to Europe several times, we have not yet been able to make it to Ireland. It seems like every time we plan a European vacation one of us suggests it but we ultimately decide that we will wait until next time. Well, at least that was until I stumbled upon the majestic Ballyfin Demesne...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
One of the elements that I'm most excited about for our wedding is the flowers. Our florist, Adornments Flowers & Finery, is amazing so I'm really going to just let her take my ideas and run with them. Here are some flowers that are currently inspiring me.