Las Ventanas al Paraiso

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, my deep adoration for Mexico has been called to mind. It’s been three years since I was last there, when my husband and I got married in San Miguel de Allende, and I’m just jonesing to go back. Perhaps a relaxing trip to the beach this time, at the ever luxurious Las Ventanas in Los Cabos? This breathtaking Mexican-Mediterranean ‘window to paradise’ has been on the top of my travel wish list for some time . . . and you can see why.

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Flower Face

Clare Elsaesser‘s paintings are inspired by daydreams and the formidable nature outside her window. Clare and her equally talented artist husband Kai Samuels-Davis live in the tiny hillside town of Jenner, California, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean – I mean, who wouldn’t be inspired there? All of her work is quite beautiful but it’s her flower girls in particular that really make me smile. And you might want to check out SF Girl By Bay, where Victoria is having a giveaway of Clare’s work till the 30th.

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Industrial Steel

My husband and I recently bought our first home together (or should I say, fixer upper) and if you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, you probably already know that we’re in the middle of doing a major gut renovation. Though the remodel began only a month ago, we’re already having to make some major decisions about the kitchen and windows. Gulp. I’ve always been obsessed with large, industrial steel windows – they provide such a dramatic and strong look, while allowing in tons of natural light. Authentic industrial steel windows aren’t the easiest to come by but I’m determined to incorporate them into our home!

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Nanushka Spring 2013

After studying at the London College of Fashion, Hungarian designer Sandra Sandor (also known as Nanushka) returned to her home of Budapest to start her beloved label. Her Hungarian roots inspired the collection’s effortless style, boho vibe and earthy palette. I can honestly say that I want to own each and every ensemble, head to toe. You can purchase all the amazing pieces from her collection at Shopbop and Nanushka‘s online store . . . danger!

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