Monday, August 31, 2009

Perfect Hostess Gifts from iomoi

In the past, iomoi has been a hard to find, much loved brand of mine. Luckily, they have just launched a brand new website and on-line store. I think this tray would make a perfect hostess gift. Yes, a bottle of wine is nice, but how much fun would it be to receive this beauty? I'm in love.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Windsor Smith Dream Home

Buying home d├ęcor magazines is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I have loved magazines since I was a little girl and would always look at them while my mom grocery shopped. Although Hickory, NC did not typically have my favorites; House Beautiful, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, it did have Southern Living.

I have quite a collection of shelter magazines and have them displayed on the bookcase in my living room that my grandfather built. Anna Spiro from
absolutely beautiful things had one built in her Brisbane, Australia home and I knew that one similar would look beautiful in our living room. My husband did the measurements and then sent them to my grandfather. So now, my husband has a place for his TV and I have a place for my magazines.

In the most recent House Beautiful, Windsor Smith’s Los Angeles home is featured and it is really drop dead. It’s my favorite kind of style and the one that is most hard to achieve. It’s very ecletic but not too hippy, homey without being frumpy, and pink without being too girly.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Off to the Mountains

Tonight, my sweet husband of two years, Grayson, is whisking me away to Asheville, NC for a long weekend. Being a wedding planner, I don't have too many chances to have a weekend night with my husband, much less an entire weekend, so I am thrilled!

If you have never been to Asheville, NC, you should plan a trip immediately! It has so much to offer and is absolutely beautiful. We are staying at the Princess Ann Hotel and have planned to spend Friday hiking and exploring the hidden trails of Asheville and Brevard. Saturday we will be going to the Biltmore house with my brother, Josh, and his girlfriend, Cynthia. We are renting bikes from Biltmore to explore the grounds and will more than likely end our day spending the late afternoon at the winery. It's going to be a fabulous weekend!