Happy Weekend

I’ll be baking in the sun all weekend at FYF Fest, but at least there will be some amazing bands to listen to while I melt away. Have a good one!

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Mend Hearts…

Summer is soon coming to an end, but being in this hot hot heat all week has reinspired me. And for all you folks living in SoCal, I don’t think summer truly ever ends so you can keep enjoying these goodies all year long.

glassware, bar cart, chair, shorts, book, hammock, beverage dispenser, outdoor rug

Vintage Spaces

Midcentury_Modern_Retro_Architecture_Design_Pool_Outdoor_Exterior

This is one of the photos that started it all…my love for all things mid-century. Perfect photo to describe my week so far…

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California Dreamin’

Sim Aarons Photo Girl in Hammock

So excited to be in the hotness of LA…got a packed week ahead of me, but hoping to squeeze in a little pool time, too! Let’s have a good week ya’ll!

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On the Hunt

Mend Re-Loved Vintage Furniture Refurbished Chair

It’s that time of year again where I’m on the hunt for a chair that needs some major re-loving. The nephew’s school auction is soon approaching so I better get on it stat. Above was the chair we donated last year (sorry for the horrible pix), but it’s all I got, and I can’t even find the before photo. It was literally hot off the press delivered straight to the auction table. And you may remember this chair that got the Mend makeover the year before. It was a hit and I loved it so much, I had to make one for myself (which I am happily sitting in as we speak). Wish me luck!

Vintage Spaces

Whoever invented the term “bachelor pad” probably had something like this in mind…the Playboy Townhouse that was never built…

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Artfully Curated Tribeca Loft

Delivered to my doorstep yesterday was Harper’s Bazaar September issue, too thick to fit into my mail slot. It will take me a few days to devour the entire issue, but I just had to share the home of Vera Wang president Mario Grauso and Brood designer Serkan Sarier. This is what their home looked like after just a few days of moving in…

I’m drawn to the clean and minimalistic as much as the layered, which I guess makes me a true Gemini in every sense. This couple has mastered the art of layering and they have created a home of great antiquity. The jewel tones and deep hues of the furnishings give this loft a very warm and lived in feel.

Love the layering of the headboards followed by a screen in the bedrooms.

Grauso and Sarier have inspired me to get my act together and hunt for those remaining pieces I need for the apartment, which includes a desperately needed headboard!

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Vintage Spaces

1920s Simple Kitchen Black and White Photo Interior Design

Simplicity.

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The Nomad Hotel

Oh, to be able to escape to the Nomad Hotel at a moment’s notice. Visiting NYC is one of my favorite things to do and staying in it’s gorgeous boutique hotels is my other favorite thing to do while I’m there. The Nomad opened up earlier this year and it is named after the neighborhood it resides in, North of Madison Square Park. The turn of the century landmark building was converted into a Parisian inspired lifestyle hotel that speaks to the building’s architectural heritage. The hotel accommodates 168 guestrooms with views of the Empire State and Flatiron Building. The interiors were designed by Jacques Garcia and I have to say his work at the Nomad is luxury defined.

This is where I picture the family and servants of Downton Abbey to reside…in modern times…if they were alive…and real…

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So Fresh and So Clean Clean

My mail has been held captive for a week due to a broken garage door, but my patience was rewarded with a big stack of magazines, including the new MS Living Home Issue! One of the featured homes belonged to Martha’s daughter, Alexis, and it is a great display of soft minimalist.

Love the terrazzo floors throughout the home.

Oh, to one day have such an orderly kitchen…

Just sitting at this beautiful, vintage Italian vanity would probably make me look ten times better.

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