Friday, October 7, 2011

Vacation Recap! (Long One!)


I know that was a ton of photos, in one VERY large image...my apologies if it forever to load! If there's one thing I'm good at, it's taking photos on vacation. "Hold on, I need to take a picture!" (right, Chris?) I hope the collage gave you a sampling of our short vacation out to the coast of Massachusetts! I'll try to recap to the best of my memory, so if any of you ever have the absolute pleasure of getting out that way you'll know what not to miss!

Thursday: Flight delays and lost luggage....but we successfully arrived in Providence late at night.

Friday (my birthday): Hit up the Bourne Scallop Festival in Buzzards Bay. Yum! Checked into the SeaCoast Inn in Hyannis, absolutely highly recommended. The owners were super duper nice and incredibly helpful, and our room was cute! Toured beloved Chatham, drooled over the incredible dream houses, then went up to Orleans and did more of the same. We ended up eating one fantastic dinner (complete with candle-topped cupcake) at Chatham Squire Restaurant. Oh and stopped for some fudge and candy at the Chatham Candy Manor. Yum!

Saturday (our anniversary): Drove to Woods Hole and took the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Rented a car (jeeps were sold out!) so we could see more of the island (more houses!). Ate a fab lunch at Among The Flowers Cafe in Edgartown. Stopped in fun shops and walked the streets, couldn't help but imagine we were a fisherman family back in the day! Drove all around the island...highlights being Gay Head, the adorable Victorian gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, and the stone walls of the picturesque Chilmark countryside (that was our fav). Back to Edgartown where we ate dinner overlooking the harbor at the Seafood Shanty. Walked the quiet streets, at some delicious Mad Martha ice cream, then back to Hyannis all pooped out!

Sunday: Walked to the ferry station and took the high-speed (1 hr) ferry to Nantucket. I couldn't even handle how pretty everything was as we were coming in! Walked the cobblestone streets, visited some cute shops (awesome decor shops there!) and ate a late breakfast at Black-Eyed Susan's. Best pancakes ever! We decided to rent a moped so we could see more of the island (more houses!). It was such a good time. Made our way to Cisco Beach and watched the surfers, then over to our favorite part of the island: Sconset. The cutest little rose-covered shingled cottages I could ever have imagined, super fabulous shingled homes on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, the quaintest, cutest little village....I'm surprised we even managed leave. Made our way back to the town of Nantucket, returned the moped, walked around some more, then ate dinner at The Brotherhood of Thieves. Best chowder we've ever tasted! Super tired and with sore feet (shouldn't have worn my new flats), we then took the last ferry back to Hyannis.

Monday: Finally slept in, then took a leisurely drive to Newport, RI where we took in the impressive Newport Mansions. Insane stuff. Then spent our remaining time by the water taking in the incredible views of the Atlantic, not knowing when we'd see it next!


Phew! If you're still reading along, bless your hearts! :) I've wanted to see this area for as long as I can remember, and it was so much more than I imagined...I'm still so excited about it (if you can't tell.) Anyway, thanks for reading along and again for all your recommendations. We know it wouldn't have been such an amazing trip without all of your great suggestions! And with that, I hope your weekend is full of fun and sunshine where ever you are!


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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lesli DeVito









Lesli DeVito of the blog My Old Country House and I are totally on the same wavelength. We are all about the turquoise and pink. Turquoise or pink in the form of a fab chevron print?? We'll take it! Recently Lesli reupholstered her old sofa in the the prettiest aqua zig zag fabric (for less than $7.50 a yard!) I LOOOOVE the results...it totally makes the space! I was sure that was enough joy for one room, but then Lesli scored (among other things) that yummy pink Missoni pouf ottoman from Target. (I copied her and bought 0ne in aqua after she said how amazing it is in real life.) Don't you absolutely adore her pink cabinet too??? That's insta-smile material! You guys definitely need to head to Lesli's blog...it's filled with so much inspiration you'll be followers in no time. Oh and talk about happy, let me introduce you to Lesli's awesome paintings! Love!!



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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Suzanne Kasler & Lynn Monday



I don't feel like we see this look enough! More mountain homes need to incorporate pretty turquoise hues, don't you think? The soothing color palette in the living room designed by Suzanne Kasler for the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse is the perfect juxtaposition to the more rustic space. I love the stacked-stone fireplace, ivory furniture and layered rugs! Lynn Monday designed the dreamy sitting room in the home. I love the colors she used in there...and how about that nailhead trim on the walls?! So cool! You can see more photos of the showhouse taken by Erica George Dines over at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle!


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chris Barrett Design










It's Mad Men...with a twist! I love how designer Chris Barrett used the same vibrant complementary colors throughout this entire Manhattan Beach home for a cohesive look that's fun and inviting. So much great retro furniture here...those turquoise lounge chairs are so cool! I'm really loving the artwork, especially the poolside photograph by Slim Aarons in the dining room. Oh, the dining room. That's my favorite...the juicy colors, awesome chairs, fab chandelier! See more of this home photographed by Karyn Millet right over here!


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Polhemus Savery DaSilva











Another coastal home in Massachusetts...shocking I know! Like I said on Friday, I'm super obsessed. This light-filled home designed by Polhemus Savery DaSilva and photographed by Brian Vanden Brink is brimming with fresh, cheery color and I love it. I wish I knew the paint color of the kitchen cabinets...it's so pretty how it changes color like that. I think it's so cool how relaxed the dining room is too. Such cute fabric on those dining chairs! To finish the tour of this house, head right over here!
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