5.31.2011

What's In Your Beach Bag?



 Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 
We worked in the yard and I finally planted my garden
(around the rain schedule) + some nice family time.
I'm so darn ready for summer!  

I'm sure many of you spent time at the beach this weekend
or will be spending time there soon.
Loving this video by 
Calypso
 What will you be packing in your  
beach bag?
I'm dreaming of the beach and dreaming of these lovely items:


Perfect Canvas Bag for the Beach: Modern Palm

5.26.2011

Wish List: Summer Parfum

Can't wait to try this beachy fragrance by Jennifer Aniston.
Has anyone tried it yet?

I love beachy, tropical, or Mediterranean scents.

Here are a few more I'd like to try...

 Virgin Island Water  by Creed


Palm Beach by Michael Kors

 
Coco Chanel

Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions? 
I always love to hear about people's favorite scent or better yet their 
"signature" scent.  




5.24.2011

Tablescapes: Gwyneth Paltrow + Remodelista & Lunch in London


This is long overdue, but considering that it still feels like 
early spring in these-here-parts, 
I feel that I can still post an Easter-ish post... ahhemm, especially this one. 
I meant to post this last month, but my month got away from me. 
After you take a lookie at these gorgeous photos, 
you'll see why I couldn't resist to still post.


This tablescapes series with Gwyneth Paltrow is from Remodelista. 
They collaborated on a spring table setting in London. The concept? 
A fresh take on traditional, with a palette of white, pale pink, lilac, robin's egg blue, 
and a bit of black here and there. 
Sources for the beautiful tablescape are found on Remodelista.
Photographed by Simon Bevan for Remodelista.



Love this arrangement with white English blossom branches 
and handmade egg ornaments.
Notice the copy of My Father's Daughter  on the table?
Just got Gwyneth's new cookbook and looking forward to 
trying some of her fabulous recipes.



I would love to have an Easter Lunch at this table. 
I love how the look is sophisticated yet casual.
I also think Gwyneth looks amazing as always. 

Note: This entire shoot makes me just laugh at how understated my meals are. 
Ha! I'll work on that one. ;)
PS: as I'm writing, I'm catching up on my DVR Oprah shows... crying! 
So grateful for the empowering and uplifting woman that she is!
Wondering what will we do without her and hoping that more amazing women 
with step up and share and influence.

5.20.2011

Modern Palm on Secrets from a Stylist~ HGTV


Well, I am a fan of Design Star and watched as the talented Emily Henderson  
worked her way to the top and won Design Star. 
Now, Emily has the ever-so-fantastic show, Secrets from a Stylist
This show is one of my faves on HGTV. Emily's darling personality, 
and spot-on design style is quite fun, entertianing, and inspiring. 


Well, I'm extremely excited that Emily included some of Modern Palm's 
decorative pillows in the final look of last Saturday's show; 
episode 12 of Secret's from a Stylist.  
Our Katherine Rally pillows made their debut on some fabulous, 
red denim recovered chairs, and contributed to a fantastic final look. 


Emily holds a style diagnostic at the beginning of the show
to discover the couples "style." 
Afterwords, she creates "Look 1" and then layers in "Look 2" for the final look.
These last two photos are a part of Look 1 and the above photos are the final look. 


DON'T FORGET TO  
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IF YOU DO YOU CAN WIN 
A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SPEND 
IN MODERN PALM.

5.18.2011

Song of the Week*Jack Johnson: Home


No matter what, Jack Johnson's music can calm me and put a smile on my face.
This week I'm loving this song and video.

5.17.2011

Scent of the Month: Kobo Artemisian Lemongrass


Artemesian Lemongrass: lemongrass, thyme leaves, sage

The pleasantly light lemony note of this grass is mixed with a touch of lavender and grounded with the earthy undertones of sage. A note of peppery thyme leaves is the finishing point.

Right now this scent is my fave.  It is perfect for spring, so fresh, so new & springy.
I love anything with a citrus, lemony scent and this is perfect because it is so light and lovely. Deep breath and aagghhh!



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5.13.2011

My Makeup Bag + Favorite Cosmetic Bag

Confession:
I am a makeup + product junkie. I don't know why, I guess I just love trying new things. I love the search and find of  the perfect product. I love learning about what ingredients are good, important and helpful. I love what my makeup bag currently holds.  It is a collection of, in my opinion, the best of the best from what I have found through trial...

Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer, L'Oreal Infallible Lip Colour, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Laura Geller Eye Shadow, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Buxom Insider Eyeliner, LancĂ´me 'Artliner' Precision Point EyeLiner, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten, Laura Geller Lip Gloss, 
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara(very similar to Dior Diorshow)...
these are my faves, at least for now.

Yes, I also have a favorite cosmetic bag.  I love these bags because there are 3 different sizes.  I love the barrel bag to protect my brushes, the small bag I use for the everyday makeup + I use them to hold odds and ends in my purse.  The large size is perfect to hold everything + brushes, hairspray, and/or travel items. I find so many ways to use these bags. Plus, I love fun patterns and designs. 



right now I'm liking this funky golden and navy bonsai print


DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" MODERN PALM 
ON MYNEW FB PAGE! IF YOU DO YOU CAN WIN 
A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SPEND IN MODERN PALM.
 

5.12.2011

Let There Be Stripes

Let There Be Stripes


I put together this inspiration board in honor of my  
Want some more striped love & inspiration? 
Check out some other posts I have done:

Are you a lover of stripes too?  What are some of your favorite striped items?
DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" MODERN PALM 
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5.10.2011

Stacey Kent: Raconte Moi

 
I am a fan of Stacey Kent's music and am adoring her latest 
French album: Raconte-Moi.
Her voice is so clear and soothing and her music just makes me happy.
 
 
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5.06.2011

Striped Walls in Mudroom: Gray + White


It finally happened! I have wanted horizontal stripes for quite some time now, 
I just couldn't decide exactley where... hall, bedroom, or mudroom?
It ended up in the mudroom and I'm so excited. Everytime I pass through our mudroom,
I have a smile on my face. The stripes just make me happy.

**The organizer above is from IKEA and holds the socks and shoes for my 4 kids. 
They each get a baskets for socks and one for shoes.  
For us, it's hard enough to get out the door even with this organizer, 
but it just simplifies the process a little more. Anything helps, right? ;)

***The random cabinet door on the wall is our hidden organizer.
When we built our home, I had them do a cut-out to put in a cork board 
so we could have our messy papers hidden: 
our calender and all our papers from dance, gymnastics, piano, baseball, etc.
Right now I'm tempted to paint it with that chalkboard paint so it can be a chalkboard/message board too...

Everything is almost complete... 
I just need to find the perfect mudroom rug-- 
with my track history this could take awhile...
I want something funky, bright & the perfect color to hide dirt since it is in a mudroom.
I also need to hang something, possibly hooks, on the wall above the bench.
But for now, I'm super happy.
We did a little more painting... so more photos later. 

PAINT COLORS:
Decorators White by Benjamin Moore
Charleston Gray by Sherwin Williams 
(i had them add just a tiny more black to get the exact gray I wanted).

DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" MODERN PALM 
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5.05.2011

Coastal Cookies


How darling are these cookies? 
Are you surprised that I'm obsessed with these coastal cookies & cookie cutters? Probably not. ;)
Can you imagine a fun picnic on the beach and pulling these out for dessert? Insta-hit!
Or, a summer BBQ, party, or luncheon? Simply darhlin'!
Yummy Sugar Cookie +  fun coastal design + bright frosting =  perfect cookie!

Recipe is found here
photos from here
Cookie cutters from here

5.02.2011

A Royal Room

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Hope everyone had a lovely royal weekend! 
I didn't watch the entire wedding, but I was able to see bits and clips.  
I was so tempted to have a little "tea party" and watch with friends, however, 
I was a bit preoccupied with another special occasion of my own... 
my 8-year-old son was baptized and we had family and friends over for the occasion.  
I was able to squeeze in a Royal movie, though, and finally watched  
The King's Speech
Have you seen it? I really enjoyed the movie and thought the acting was fantastic. 
I always love a good historical film.
I was trying to explain all the excitement and significance over the Royal wedding 
 to my kiddos, when I realized how neat it REALLY is... 
there is something really historically amazing about  how far back the 
Royal blood line goes and how Great Britain has held on to the tradition of Royalty. 
I love these photos and think they capture the excitement 
that the British must feel.

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