DAPPLED, click to expand


Dappled |ˈdapəld|

adjective: marbled with

dots colors; flecked with spots of light;

mottled with tint or tinge.


UP IN THE AIR • OUT ON THE TOWN, click to expand


I spent this past weekend in New York attending the annual Haberdashery Show with Southern Proper. It is my fourth time attending and I have yet to tire of the trip. It doesn’t quite feel like work when you are in New York. Despite weather that made us say “woaahhh” when we walked out of the door, we truly had a blast. I didn’t even need my new favorite blush, the wind made my cheeks plenty pink.

We stayed at the Standard High Line, a favorite of ours, and made a small dent in the meatpacking and village scene for drinks and dinners.

Of all the places we went, my favorite had to be our drinks at Margaux, a newbie out of the Marlton Hotel. The atmosphere was just fabulous. I wanted to bring the art and light fixtures home with me.

Katie Armour recommended the spot after reading a Vogue writeup. I am so glad we got the reservation. On top of hanging out with my incredible team, I got to have a quick visit with two of my all time favorite bloggers, Sarah Tolzmann of Note to Self and Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific. I am always so grateful to meet up with any creative, but these two really take the cake. We laughed more than we spoke (a regular occurrence with Sarah) and I feel so grateful to know them.

What I also love about a trip to New York is the opportunity to catch up on culture (yay wifi in the sky.) I don’t often get a huge chunk of time without a phone or to-do list, so I always go to town on the airplane, either devouring a book or flipping through mags.

Both the to and from trip proved intriguing, and I discovered some great articles and pretty products in many a magazine:

Gold and white table numbers are easy but still elegant   •••  I am not normally so girly but this floral tulle clutch is just too cute paired with nudes    •••   I am so excited about the Diana Vreeland film. “The Eye Has to Travel” indeed  •••    I recently acquired the Fresh Rice Sake Bath and the Rice Body Oil and they have totally changed my life. My skin is so much softer.  It was ironic to read an article about the benefits of beauty oil on my return trip because that was the first thing I was going to use when I got home    •••   Warby Parker announced their new spring line and I am obsessed with this Marzipan Tortoise color. I love the sunnies too   •••   Jonathan Adler’s white lacquer pieces are fabulous. Especially love the umbrella stand    •••   The next coffee table book on my list is Elizabeth Peyton    •••   I was excited to find the new to me designer, Cedric Charlier. I like his color-block shapes and sturdy fabrics    •••   A Theory Sale has me praying they will add the Miriam boots in calf. I really (really) want them.

Packing my bag for May, click to expand

Packing my bag for May

Though it is a little flighty of me act like the current season does not exist, the thought of warm weather is just too tempting right now. Whenever I see a fun little dress or perfect sandal, I immediately go into a day dream, packing my bag for the month of May. I don’t know where I would go quite yet, but here is what I would bring…

“This striped dress is perfect for a farmer’s market trip.  •••  Jenni Kayne, you truly are amazing. Penny loafers + D’Orsay? I am so glad shoes were your calling.   •••   I have yet to tire of the evil eye    •••  I was asked for a report on my Catina Sandals and I must say they are a go. Very comfortable and well made. I also love these Joie ones.   •••    Floral Playsuits + Crosshatch Bags say garden party with basil gimlets.   •••   I would overwear this Sculpted Tank and Printed Crepe Shorts outfit   •••   This spotty dotty dress may have to come home with me. Sea is quickly becoming one of my favorite designers.”