Accessories, Gift Guides, Life + Style

Pool Party


I stumbled across an Australian company, Sunnylife, that seems to make everything cool + chic for summer pool time.  You may have seen many of their products filling up various trend setting Instragam feeds… like their amazing Gold Swan.

My picks above for the perfect pool party.  You can find all the items at Sunnylife.

Inflatable Life Ring / Picnic BBQ Wooden Pineapple Cutlery / MaracasGarden Bocce Ball Set / Outdoor Entertaining Black & White Stripe Straws  Beach Game Paddles / Paper Pineapple Napkins / Inflatable Pineapple Pool Raft

Accessories, Outdoor Living, Seasonal

summer lovin’ – outdoor pillows

chic outdoor pillows

Serena & Lily Stripe Harbour Island Floor Pillow / John Robshaw Lanti Outdoor Pillow / Williams Sonoma Outdoor Printed Salinas Stripe Pillow in Emerald/ Etsy Beverly Hills Banana Leaf Green Outdoor Pillow/ Pottery Barn Outdoor Otami Pillow/  Serena & Lily Sol Outdoor Pillow in Coral / Terrain Mesa Stripe Outdoor Pillow/ John Robshaw Rabaat Outdoor Pillow /   One Kings Regent Pillow in Celadon 



Color Inspiration, Outdoor Living

Santa Barbara Umbrella – Decor

Outdoor Furniture


Have you seen these outdoor umbrellas?  Made by Santa Barbara Designs, I absolutely love the classic vibe and thoughtful craftsmanship.  They are perfect for any traditional or retro backyard.  Quality craftsmanship, bold details and careful use of daring colors.

The Petite Flamenco umbrella is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s dress from the horse race scene in My Fair Lady.

The Double Decker Scalloped Valance is fresh and fun but still classic, if you can’t quite pull the trigger on the darling Mirasol Flamenco

Accessories, Dining, Gift Guides

Modern. Pretty. Garden. Party. | Life + Style


Outdoor Pendant via Circa Lighting / White & Ratan Tray via Serena & Lily/ Blue Glass / Old Fashion Blue Bar Glass via Cavalier Goods/ 5-Piece Stainless Steel Place Setting via Sue Fisher King/ Tyler Table Runner via Shop Cecy/ Pliers Bottle Opener via Cavalier Goods/ Antipasti Collection via William Sonoma

Decor, Kids Rooms, Kitchens

Costal Living Coronado Showhouse | Decor












I came across the photo tour of the Costal Living Coronado Showhouse via Derring Hall today and it’s truly everything you would hope for in a California Beach retreat.

Built by Flagg Coastal Homes and designed by Los Angeles based Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey, the home is a true nod to fresh, elegant and casual California living.  I love that they did everything they could to take advantage of the ocean views by putting the sleeping quarters downstairs and the living space upstairs.

Read more about the house over at Derring Hall or Coastal Living


Bedrooms, Decor, Kitchens

Sawyer Benson | Decor















I’ve been in a rather “traditional home” mood lately and nobody seems to be doing it better than Sawyer | Benson… an architecture, landscape, and interior design firm based out of New York City.

Their thoughtful mix of traditional exteriors paired with more modern and clean interiors is truly inspiring.

A few of my favorite snaps from their various projects.


Dining, Outdoor Living

folding chairs: decor

bamboo, modern, cafe, chic, folding chairs


Summer is all about making room for friends and family to gather together.  Here are a few of my favorite folding chairs (and stool) to ensure we have room for everyone.


Folklore Folding ChairBamboo Folding ChairMAAM Contemporary Folding ChairCafe Folding ChairGhost Folding ChairJamesport Stripe Folding Stool