i have a client who loves cowtan & tout’s bowood fabric, not sure if there is anyone who doesn’t love it, it’s a beautiful fabric. came across some images of bowood on pinterest that led me to the neotrad blog that highlighted bowood in a recent post/ see here. 

the beauty and simplicity of bowood inspired this weeks pretty pinterest pins. when you start pinning bowood, lot’s of pretty things come up. 


Valentino Men's Spring 2018


the spring 2018 men’s fashion shows are taking place right now in europe. the valentino show took me back to a time (around 18 years ago) when i used to wear track suit jackets, colorful tennis shoes, track pants, parkas, and yes, i even had a few embroidered belts i’d tie around my jeans or chinos.

keep in mind i never wore it all together like they did at valentino, but this collection sure took me back in time…and it’s true, if you stick around long enough, what’s old will again be new again. 



i’m a bit obsessed with woody house, the long island beach house i blogged about on monday that is in the newest architectural digest/ read here. i went down the rabbit hole and found more pictures of the shingled fantasy on the architects, pietro cigognani, website 

love the outside and the gardens as much as i do the inside. the red striped awnings, the green trim, all the wicker, the red potted geraniums and batik textiles are a feast for the eyes. also, i love that we get a few more views of my favorite room, the sunroom. 

this house is so chic, it’s just oozing with great style, and it’s got me thinking that i really need a rambling shingled beach cottage out east. enjoy!