When you have your own business to run and have a toddler to run after, you’re kinda forced to cope with the transitions and chaos that come along with welcoming another baby to the family. Thanks to the helping, and loving, hands of our amazing parents, siblings and friends, sleep deprivation and the premature to return to work has been surprisingly manageable. My renewed sense of energy has also eased me back into the spirit of hosting casual gatherings at our house. Even if it’s just having friends over for dessert or a drink, it’s nice to have the house buzzing again. Inspired by all of the gorgeousness currently happening at Target, I gave our our lawn a mini springtime makeover. It’s amazing what a few new pillows, throws and baskets can do, which is why, to my husband’s dismay, enough is never enough. I’m loving the contrast of the neutral, natural elements against a black and white color palette – I mean, how chic is the set of handpainted, earthenware vases and carved wooden side table?! But most exciting of all has to be the purchase of new fire pit, perfect for those longer days and cool evenings. Of course, the only sensible way to break it in was with a low key, girls night in. S’mores anyone?
I found Waldo. And he’s on Instagram! Kudos to this anonymous Londoner for keeping the iconic character thriving with beautiful images of his explorations, dressed as Waldo, in some of England’s most scenic landmarks. A sucker for nostalgia, I absolutely love this and can’t wait to see where Wally ends up next.
The jute fiber of the Abacá, a native plant of the Philippines, is some of the strongest and durable natural fibers, making it the material of choice when it comes to handwoven goods. After recently stumbling across these Abacá handbags, and learning of the tedious process that’s required to weave these bags from their rawest form, I had to purchase the Tiaco circle bag for myself. Plus, a portion of proceeds goes to Right Start Foundation, a non-profit, non-government organization for underprivileged Filipino children. Done and done. Say hello to my summer bag!