Monday, February 28, 2011

Oh a horse of course!

I want this. I LOVE this. I have to have it.  I don't even know where I'd hang it (at 24.5 inches tall) - but oh I love it so!!

If you would like to buy this for me, order it here & I will be forever grateful.  I'm dreaming of appropriate places to hang it as we speak.....

*An update on another item I HAVE to have: the Tory Burch Robinson Satchel I blogged about here.  Jumped online to order that badboy during the President's Day Weekend sale, & much to my dismay - the bag is sold out.  It's not even an OPTION to order online.  It isn't in stock in any boutique in the US, & it isn't in stock in any TB retailer in the greater Boston MA region. Not on EBay. I am devastated.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Come a little I can see what big eyes you have

I've been toying around with the idea of getting a pair of nerd glasses.  I think they're absolutely adorable - paired with the right outfit.  They might be a little daring for a night out on the town, so I may break them in over a Sunday Brunch or a afternoon Newbury St. stroll.  Thoughts??

My inspiration:
Other cuties:

Maybe I'll stroll on over to Urban Outfitters & check out their selection.  They have these online for $14:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rollin' In Deep

Firstly, is it miserable & rainy everywhere in the US today??? 'Cause it sure as hell is in Boston.  Secondly, with this dark & gloomy weather hanging overhead, as well as a breakup - I am not medicating myself with martinis&chocolate, but rather Adele. This woman has an amazing voice, & an unbelievable album.  Go listen to these three songs on ITunes & thank me later!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go & when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, & cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, & young enough to enjoy it.
Finally know who you are.”

Kristin Armstrong

Saturday, February 5, 2011

How amazing is this...I have to have it. I love it.  I need it.  Tory Burch's new must-have (no need to tell me twice) bag, behold: the Robinson Satchel.

..I have been searching for the perfect kelly-green carry-all...praying Marc Jacobs or Michael Kors would release one this spring...but my homegirl' Tory Burch has come through! (Robinson Satchel also comes in two other envious colors Poppy Red & Sake Yellow). Trust me, I will own this bag & I will post pictures to show you all how gorgeous it is in person.  Have a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hanging Art

Hanging art & photos on walls is one of those things they don't teach you at home or at school. I learned by constantly flipping through Pottery Barn and Crate&Barrel catalogs, studying their placement of pictures over desks, and art over fireplaces.  Thanks to Horchow, there is now a guide on how to hang wall art.  Now you can showcase all the photographs & paintings that are tucked away in closets & basements! 

How To Display & Hang Artwork via Horchow

How High?
In hallways and entries, hang wall art at average standing eye level, about 5' 6" from the floor.
For a large piece, hang so the center of the piece is about 5' from the floor.
In living and dining rooms you are likely to be seated, hang wall accents closer to sitting eye level.
Allow at least 6' when hanging art directly above a sofa or dining table. It should be high enough to avoid crowding the furniture, yet low enough to enjoy the full effect.
When hanging two or more works together, such as tapestries and figurative art pieces, mentally divide the wall vertically in thirds and position the art within the lower two-thirds.

Proportional Presentation
Generally, large works of art balance large pieces of furniture and vice versa, but don't be afraid to mix things up.
A straight line isn't always desirable: Try hanging several works above a sofa with a curved back, following the curve in positioning the art.
When grouping , wall art separate them by at least 2".
An odd-numbered grouping (3, 5, etc.) tends to be more pleasing to the eye then a symmetrical even-numbering arrangement.

 Hammer Time
Decide where you want to hang the wall decor.
Measure artwork to locate its center.
Mark the wall where you want the hanger, and don't forget to account for the "drop" of the wire.
For a grouping, arrange all the pieces first on a table or floor, then sketch an outline to follow in hanging them.
Use hangers specifically designed for the weight of the wall art. A large or heavy piece may require two hangers, so use a carpenter's level to make sure they are aligned. Use wall studs or special drywall hangers for added strength and security. Use masonry screws for brick walls, and molding hooks for plaster walls. To hang art from picture-rail molding (near the ceiling, typically in older homes), use molding hooks, S-hook hardware, and a decorative chain or cording.

Happy hanging!
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