Hermes Collaboration with Nigel Peake

March 29, 2018 by Melissa | 0 Comments

All images courtesy of Architectural Digest

Every once in a when I am flipping through a magazine (yes, I still buy magazines in hard copy) I will find something that really speaks to me.  It most recently happened when I was perusing the April 2018 Architectural Digest.  This month the “Discoveries” section includes a profile of Nigel Peake’s tableware collaboration with Hermes.  The collection is stunning.  It is geometric but somehow also floral and the color palette, orange and blue, is perfection.  I had to look at the pieces immediately on-line.  Obviously anything by Hermes is not going to be inexpensive.  But, for purposes of inspiration, I don’t really care if the item is out of my reach.   I simply love finding pieces that really inspire me.   Here are the pieces, for your viewing pleasure.

Hermes "Garden" Plate | RevolvingDecor.com

Hermes "Garden" Tea Pot | RevolvingDecor.com

Hermes "Garden" Bowl | RevolvingDecor.com

Hermes "Garden" Mug | RevolvingDecor.com


Spring Gardens

March 26, 2018 by Melissa | 0 Comments

Ritz Garden Paris | RevolvingDecor.com SF & Chicago

PC: Architectural Digest

I spent the weekend daydreaming about warmer days and thinking about our garden.  It started because I had to put together a plan for a few planters in our back garden.  I realized that while I love the hardscaped surfaces in our exterior space, we really need to work on our plants.  We have a few boxwoods that I adore, but I’d like to fill in the space with garden roses and maybe a Japanese maple or cherry blossom tree.  So, of course I started looking for inspiration.  I found it in spades.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

French Garden, Veranda Magazine | Revolving Decor SF & Chicago

PC: Veranda 

French Garden

PC: Unknown

Cherry Blossom Tree | Revolving Decor SF & Chciago

PC:  Rachel Elise Design

PC: Veranda 


Art Source: The Poster Club

March 23, 2018 by Ariana | 0 Comments

Art is one of the hardest things to source.  While my preference is to bring home a painting or photograph from a memorable trip, it’s not always feasible.  Luckily, the abundance of online sources makes finding interesting and unique art more accessible and more affordable.  The Poster Club is a new favorite of ours, with selections of prints ranging from dramatic black and white photographs to subtle but detailed graphics.  These prints definitely give off a modern vibe and are at an accessible price point.  Here are our top picks:

Click on photos for detailed description and to purchase.  This post is not sponsored.



My Favorite Flat Sandals For Spring

March 20, 2018 by Melissa | 0 Comments

Audrey Hepburn Sandals

Image courtesy of thetwelfthtale.blogspot.com

I love the look of a beautiful, classic, flat leather sandal.  Some of my favorite style icons have worn them glamorously over the years.  I think it is a look that never goes out of style and every Spring, I look forward to choosing a pair that will be my workhorse shoes for the summer.  I have a few requirements.  To start, they have to be flat.  I want to be able to wear them every day and walk in them for miles.  In addition, they have to be versatile.  I like to wear them with everything from sundresses to shorts to denim.  Finally, they have to be high-quality.  I do not want to have to replace them mid-season.  Because I wear these shoes to death, I don’t mind spending a bit more for a high-quality pair.

Jackie Kennedy in Sandals

Image courtesy of Town and Country Magazine

This year, there are some great choices available.  Here are few of my front-runners.Steffi Tassle Sandals

Steffi Tassle Sandals

Edris Flat Sandals

Edris Leather Sandal

Patos Flat Sandals

Patos Flat Sandal

Niove Sandals

Niove Sandals

Saint Laurent Nu Pieds Sandals

Nu Pieds Sandals

Fringe Leather Horsebit Sandals

Fringe Leather Horsebit Sandal



Easter Brunch

March 15, 2018 by Melissa | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Homeyohmy.com

Every year, I entertain the idea of going out to a nice brunch on Easter.  While certain aspects of that plan are very appealing (i.e. no prep, no work, no clean-up), I really enjoy celebrating at home.  For me, Easter signals the start of Spring so I enjoy putting a bit of effort into marking the day.  That usually means brunch with friends and family.  The kids like to hide Easter eggs and eat the chocolate that the Easter Bunny brings – and I like to linger over coffee in the morning before preparing the meal.

Since we’ll be eating at home, I decided to pull together the menu early this year.  So, if you are looking for a little inspiration here is what we’ll be eating at our house.  Some of these recipes like the arugula salad and berry tiramisu (the latter of which I have been making for more than a decade) are tried and true.  The others are variations of recipes that I have made in the past.  Just add mimosas, or your favorite beverage, and you are good to go.  Happy Easter!

Peach and Arugula Salad

Photo Credit: CookingChannelTV.com

Peach and Arugula Salad

Asparagus Quiche

Photo Credit: FoodNetwork.com

Asparagus Quiche

Ina Garten Orange Glazed Ham

Photo Credit:  FoodNetwork.com

Orange Baked Ham

Crunchy Rosemary Potatoes

Photo Credit: FoodNetwork.com

Crunchy Rosemary Potatoes

Bon Appetit Mixed Berry Tiramisu

Photo Credit: BonAppetit.com

Mixed Berry Tiramisu