Paris with kids || Eleven things to do

My friend and I took our daughters to Paris for the first time just a week ago.  It was so exciting!  Beginning with the anticipation and planning of the trip and ending with the wonderful memories of having introduced my daughter to one of the most amazing cities in the world. The girls absolutely loved it and I, seeing everything though their eyes, fell in love with the city all over again.  It really was a magical trip. A perfect mother-daughter getaway. We were in Paris for three days and four nights and were able to fit all this in.  Keep in mind that our girls are seven (or almost seven!) so we had to adjust the trip accordingly.  Here, I highlight what I think are eleven wonderful and easy things to do in Paris with kids.


Lighting || Atelier de Troupe

I have some black and gold lighting goodness for you all today.  Atelier de Troupe studio is based in California and they concentrate on familiar and timeless designs.  I'm just loving all of their pieces. I love finding a company that feeds my lighting obsessions. Here are a few more and I promise the trip photos will be coming soon-


Product Scoop || Decorum Home Accesories

I really like sharing with you my great product finds that not everyone knows about.  Because we all really enjoy being the first ones to find something of real beauty and value before everyone else recognizes it right?  This way you become a fabulous tastemaker among your friends and the source for finding all things chic and exciting. Yes? Yes! So, today I want to introduce you Decorum and their distinctive collection of home accessories which includes trays, catchalls, coasters, ice buckets and styleboardsDecorum uses authentic fabrics to make all their products.  I'm just in love with their trays (specifically this malachite beauty!!). They add texture to any corner and the fabrics they come in are so vibrant in personality.


I'm back and a guest post

I'm back!!  I'm so happy to be back home, but of course I have a million and one things to do.  I hope to get some photos up for you soon as well as some city tips for visits with kids.  And while I download photos I will be guest posting over at Krystine Edward's blog in her series "Guess who is dropping in for coffee"- in my case tea! I'm so honored she featured me! Krystine designs and sells home in the Charleston area.  She has great style and is the sweetest thing on earth. Come see the post here.  And I promise to be back with regular programming. xx


Product Scoop || Setting a Beautiful Table - Kim Seybert

These plates have robbed me of sleep lately.  The colors, designs and combinations really give me heart palpitations of pure excitement. I discovered  Kim Seybert via Bradley's amazing instagram.  I had to find out more about those plates.  Kim Seybert  has designed  really exciting patterns to dress your table for any occasion from fancy dinner parties to casual gatherings (yes, she does some collections on melamine!).  She has adventurous plate designs, luxurious placemats and chargers, and the most exotic napkin rings you ever could imagine.  And don't even get me started on the cocktail napkins.  Modern luxury takes on a whole new meaning here. Warning- these photos are not for the faint of heart.


Product Scoop || Yosuzi Hats

You have not seen a hat like this!  I am smitten with these beautiful, colorful and fun hats by Yosuzi  founded by Yosuzi Sylvester.  Yosuzi means "Cactus Flower" in the Wayuunaiki dialect and with this brand she celebrates the artisinal weaving skills from her ancestral Wayuu Indian community in Venezuela.  These hats have soul that is for sure!  Let me show you more-


Edible Flowers

Ever since I saw this cake I had been wanting to add edible flowers to glam up one of my baked creations. But it took me a while to find a place that sold them in a package and were ready to use.   Until finally I saw these beautiful edible violas.  My daughter and I made the Miette Tomboy cake we tried out here with a few changes to the frosting so it would match the violas.  We made a yummy and exotic lavender butter-cream which was divine.  Now I want to use edible flowers on everything!  They really stole the show at our little luncheon.  Here are some other fun things you could do with these beautiful edible flowers.

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