Areias do Seixo is a modernist glass and concrete construction located on a protected patch of Portugal’s Costa de Prata, just 30 minutes north of Lisbon. 14 uniquely designed bedrooms are equipped with polished cement floors, pebble walls, soft quilts and sleek hanging stoves, relying entirely on geothermal energy and solar power! How would you love to escape to this intimate oasis for a few days?
Making shoes from organic and natural materials, as well as up-cycled plastic bags from the polluted beaches of Bali, The People’s Movement has set out to repurpose and eliminate single use waste. This year they’ve collaborated with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group dedicated to stopping plastic pollution and it’s toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment, by donating $1 from every pair of sneakers from their Clean Act collection. What a great feeling to know that behind these super cute (and extremely comfortable) kicks is an outstanding mission and cause. Sneaker up!
How can one not absolutely love a holiday that’s all about feasting around the dining table?! Food, family and friends . . . the perfect Thanksgiving trifecta. And with this scrumptious celebration just a few days away, thoughts about putting together a simple but elegant autumnal tablescape is inspiring and consuming me.
Oh, how we love Gray Malin‘s ability to transport us to far away destinations like Sydney, Lisbon, Rio and even Marfa. After swooning over his À la Plage, À la Piscine collection a few months ago, I finally settled on a extra large scale print for my dining room – in hopes that it will sweep me off my feet to St. Tropez every time I glance upon it. And thanks to Gray’s generosity, he’s offered to giveaway one of his signed 44″ x 32″ prints, from his ‘A la Plage, A la Piscine‘, ‘Prada Marfa‘, and ‘Up & Away‘ series, to one lucky reader! Simply leave a comment below, follow Gray Malin on Twitter and then head to his Facebook page for the remaining details on how to enter. A winner will be selected at random on November 20th. (Winners will be announced and contacted by email. Good luck! xx)