DRY HEAT, click to expand

DRY HEAT

There is something exhaustingly beautiful about the desert. A fact I was reminded about when I found this photo on pinterest. Everything engulfs you: The dry heat, the vast expanse of sky, the realization that less really can be more.  

It is all quite beautiful in my opinion. Inspiring to the point of pulling some airy pieces, natural textures, and heavy detail work for today’s post. I hope you enjoy it.

 

PRINTED LEATHER BUCKET BAG  •  SNAKE EMBOSSED SANDALS (OTHER FAVORITES HERE /  HERE / AND HERE )  •  YARN DYE STRIPE COTTON TOP

 

FIELD STUDY, click to expand

FIELD STUDY

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When I first heard that Palihouse, a self proclaimed “society of unique hotels”, was opening up a new location in Santa Monica this June I immediately got excited. If you are not familiar with their West Hollywood location, you should be. Progressive in design, the hotel seems as though it might have belonged to your eccentric, well-traveled uncle. The Moroccan tile floor is littered with one of a kind pieces, distressed leathers, and industrial accents that impress with a Bohemian, and slightly unexpected flair. It is the kind of place that would have one, two or three signature cocktails. And convince you to drink them all.

But skip over to Santa Monica and you get a slightly different feel with the same incredible service and style. Located in a historical heritage building on the western tip of the city, the moorish architecture couples with traditional accents in a way that brings the word quirky to mind. Vintage toiles, loud prints, rich plaids and some hunt-club decor make this an eclectic and inspiriting mix.

In honor of their June opening and the imaginary trip I took in my head when I saw the photographs, I wanted to throw a few pieces together. I am dying to go so this will have to do for now! Have any of you had the pleasure of visiting a Palihouse location before? I would love to know about it!

 

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FIELD STUDY, click to expand

FIELD STUDY

 

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Though it is nothing novel, I wanted to introduce a location series on the blog.  I felt like I was leaving out a personal source of color inspiration for my graphic design work and with summer on it’s way, traveling is on my mind.


While perusing Town & Country’s website this weekend, I stumbled upon their Special Projects Editor’s trip to Bimini. The write up features Amanda Heart’s personal photographs and recommendations in a very refreshing way. I love how they did not over editorialize her visit and kept it real.

Click through to see her snorkeling. Here’s hoping we can all hop a plane soon!

Ezra Crochet Inset Tunic ($198)   •   Mar Y Sol Sisal Tote ($95)

 Joie Demi Shorts ($178)

 Splendid Mason T Strap Sandals ($65)  •    J. Crew Swimsuit ($106)