A FEW THINGS || MOST COMFORTABLE BALLERINA'S AND MORE
I look forward to updating you all tomorrow on my One Room Challenge. It's coming along, but boy it's hard work to get everything done in just six weeks. In the meantime, I have some fun things for you today!! The most exciting one is that my favorite Dallas shops for all things super chic just launched a website. Oh My Goodness!! But wait, let's start at the beginning-
ONE || BUFFALO CHECK THROW. This is the perfect throw to have at the foot of the bed or wrapped on the arm of a sofa or chair. It comes in the prettiest colors plus it can be monogrammed, making it a perfect present for Mother's Day! It also makes for a great hostess gift if you are staying in someone's home for a long weekend or anytime this summer.
TWO || CABANA AND CANARY NOW ONLINE. This is really exciting particularly for those poor souls who don't live in Dallas and have not experienced shopping at such well curated boutiques as are Cabana and Canary. These adorable flats are one of my favorite ballerinas ever and now you can get them too! They come in the best color combinations and are so very comfortable. Canary and Cabana are both owned by the fabulous Merry Vose and although each store has its own distinct personality they now share a fun website which you need to bookmark asap. You will love having this new online resource so you can be the best dressed gal in your area. It is comforting to know that our friends from out-of-state can now get their share of Canary and Cabana loot as well. Cabana's style is more beachy and bohemian and offers fun and perfect pieces for everyday life. Canary is perhaps a bit more formal offering pieces that are for more special occasions- from celebratory lunches to black-tie events (this beautiful dress from Canary I wore to a wedding in Spain last fall). Aside from sharing a great new website both Canary and Cabana showcase a great mix of contemporary and emerging designers that will add fun and excitement to your wardrobe.
And they also have a great Tish Cox selection! She is our very own Dallas designer that my mom and I adore. Her fabrics are rich and luscious and her draping is flattering and feminine. She has a cult following for sure.
THREE || CAKE ATELIER AMSTERDAM HAS THE PRETTIEST INSTAGRAM. You will enjoy following this amazing instagram account with the most magical flower arrangements like the one above! The funny thing is that she is not a floral designer but rather a baker and makes beautiful cakes adorned with sugar flowers (of course!) that look as real and beautiful as the real thing. Take a look here at her creations. Stunning right?
FOUR || PUNCH BOWL PARTIES. I'm always a sucker for books on entertaining as I love to gather new and fun ideas of things I can incorporate into my own gatherings, so I was so happy to read about Kimberly Whitman's latest book which is about hosting parties with punch bowls. I always loved a good punch bowl as a kid and I love that they are back in vogue. Plus, she shares some fun accompanying recipes and ideas.
FIVE || BOUNCE FOR YOUR SKIN. Now I'm completely obsessed with all things skin and have a million new products I want to try. My latest find is this serum that helps skin bounce back after harsh treatments like long flights (excited to add it to my travel kit along with my new compression socks), extreme heat (hello hot yoga!) and late nights (uhm...I don't have too many of these lately, but anyway....). It helps hydrate, plump and soften. Yes!!