over the period of a year, i probably spend a fortune on fresh flowers for our bedside tables (my faves are white roses as evidenced here). i love the freshness live plants bring to a room, and figured it was time to get creative and kill the weekly flower budget. i hadn’t considered succulents before, but now, i’m obsessed. they’re modern and simple, and i love the fact they really are like a little piece of art in themselves. they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and are low-maintenance which is always a great thing for plant murderers like myself.
we also came up with a way to add a little romantic touch to ours…
so, not to
humble brag, but i made these babies myself! no, i’m not a graphic designer, but with a little patience, and the help of google, i was able to design them for print. it’s pretty easy once you get a few fundamentals down. this is by no means a diy business card post, because i’m not a professional, but tinkered around in adobe photoshop elements to get a design i loved.
the things i love right now definitely scream “spring is here!” – i’m ready for the weather to brighten, and the windows in our downtown apartment to stay open 24/7. here are just a few things that make my life more sparkly.
estée lauder’s spring pastel polishes are just so pretty. i’m especially loving the pink shade (narcissist) on my fingers! aerin lauder’s spring style palette smells of roses and is such a nice little spring treat. i plan to use it for an upcoming long weekend getaway with my love | i wear these nike free run runners to the gym, on walks with my pup, ava, and even to run errands they’re so stylish. i love the neon pink! | we picked up this rug from ikea about a month ago, and i love the print – it’s in our office and really makes the space feel stylish and special. plus, it was only $70! | i’ve been meaning to frame my cocoa and hearts painting for, um, over a year. an ikea frame wouldn’t do it justice so we got it custom framed at opus, which is a local art shop. it was about $40 to do, and for a special piece of art, it’s completely worth it. right now it sits in my home office, and it makes me happy every time i see it | m.a.c’s new ‘japanese maple’ lippy is a beautiful creamy beige-nude and made the perfect addition to my professional makeup kit
i’m a huge bethenny fan. since the first season of the real housewives of new york city, i’ve followed her every step. from her book (place of yes – if you haven’t read it, you must!) to her skinnygirl cocktails (i stood in line for a few hours to meet her when it launched in vancouver, photo proof of our meeting, here), to her reality and talk show… i’m a super fan. she recently moved into a remodeled loft and i was uber curious to see the completed space; and lucky me, here it is!