Rose Quartz

Pink is having a major moment right now. We’ve been spotting the soft hue on the runway (hello, dreamy Jason Wu and Max Mara pantsuits) and envying the way people are incorporating blush tones into their homes. It’s no wonder rose quartz is Pantone’s official color of 2016! I’ve started switching out some of my more earth tone rugs for pinker ones and am scheming up more ideas on how to integrate more pale pale pink. Should I paint a wall, collect more textiles and linens, or splurge on a luxe pink chair or sofa?

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Winden

To support her love of slow fashion, jeweler Rebecca Mapes started her blog To Know Wear to highlight independent designers who value local and eco-friendly manufacturing processes. She recently launched a capsule collection of ever so dainty earrings and rings, to her existing collection of gorgeous, and sometimes cheeky, fine jewelry. I’m smitten with the simple, super chic chain earrings and am once again, tempted to add just one more ear piercing. 

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Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin

Austin has been on our wish list of places to travel to for years and quite honestly, I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to finally pay this eclectically cool city a visit. If you haven’t been, just the abundance of mouthwatering BBQ and live music is enough reason to book your flight now. On our way to New Orleans over Thanksgiving, Abe, Quincy and I turned a short layover into a 4 day trip and posted up at the ever so charming Hotel Saint Cecilia. Tucked away on a residential street off bustling South Congress Avenue, and just a couple of blocks away from it’s more casual sister Hotel San Jose and some of our favorite shops and restaurants, Saint Cecilia occupies an intimate, old Victorian house with 14 roomy suites and poolside bungalows. Every room is different, each impeccably designed by hotelier Liz Lambert, but with two common themes throughout: comfort and music. Ridiculously cozy Hästens beds are covered in luxurious Rivolta Carmignani cotton sheets and sweet Geneva sound systems are hooked up to turntables. There is an extensive library of vintage vinyl, DVDs, poetry, and music biographies for guests to take advantage of – after all, the hotel was named after the patron saint of music and poetry. With our little guy’s early bedtime, being able to listen to tunes on our private balcony over drinks and a late night snack was an absolute treat and made us feel right at home. Austin, I can’t wait to return!

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