While in NY last week, I stumbled upon Club Monaco‘s 5th Avenue Flatiron location and was not only blown away by the impressive psychical transformation of the store (I know, it’s been awhile!), but also drawn to all the minimalist yet sumptuous clothing they’re offering this season. Cashmere, silk and leather in muted tones and tailored silhouettes are Club Monaco staples but this time, it all felt so fresh – with an added bit of edgy detail that is currently setting themselves apart from other retailers. And with the addition of really amazing capsule collections by emerging designers, Club Monaco is simply killin’ it. And their summer collection?! Take me to the beach already . . .
My newfound obsession with Chairish began with this pineapple lamp, which is quite honestly, the lamp of my tropical dreams. And when you find something that good, it really just doesn’t stop at one. But wait – for those of you who don’t know yet, Chairish is a beautifully curated online marketplace that allows people to buy and sell vintage home decor items. Not only are most of the items surprisingly affordable, there is a unique little feature that allows savvy buyers to make an offer below the asking price. It’s like being at the best flea market, only you get to shop from the convenience of your own home and phone! So back to my shopping infatuation. I’ve been having so much fun shopping with the team at Chairish and shopping their site, they asked me to curate a collection of my favorite items. I’m always inspired by my travels and think incorporating found, one of a kind items give a space that much needed charm and appeal. Head over to Chairish to check out the rest of my globetrotting inspired wares – and if you don’t snatch it all up, I will!
I live for the moments when I come across a material or element that has the potential to spark an infinite amount of ideas. When I spotted these mini silk tassels, from this gem of an Etsy store, my rainbow-hued, tassel/pom pom loving cabeza was like: Eureka, I’ve found DIY gold! Dish towels, pillows, scarves, jewelry, baskets, totes . . . gladiator sandals, there isn’t anything I don’t wanna adorn with tassels. Especially, when they’re already made for me.
How incredible are these handmade forts? Cheeriup thickets are the brainchild of Kelly English, a mom who was inspired by her own daughter’s imaginative play. Each indoor, outdoor and miniature fort is made to order using willow branches and other natural materials in her Minneapolis studio. In the fall and winter, Kelly harvests saplings and cures them in her studio and then come spring and summer, she gets busy weaving her incredible shelters. Just dreamy, right?!