Thursday, July 24, 2014

it is better to want what you have than to have what you want

i wanted to share an op-ed i think is worth a read from last sunday's NYT.  back to my regular posting about wanting things tomorrow ;)

Love People, Not Pleasure

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

closet cravings


1 - splendid new haven tank and skirt shop bop / 2 - embroidered shorts jcrew / 3 - shibori dress anthropologie / 4 - gladiator sandals madewell / 5 - bookshelf agenda furbish / 6 - AG stilt jeans shop bop / 7 - embroidered clutch sole society

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

now that's a deal - 30 thrills under $30

sometimes you just need a little pick me up.

a bit of color, a pop of pattern or a kick of kooky... we've got it - all under $30!

change your day with a little surprise for yourself or someone who needs it. use code PICKMEUP for free shipping today, and find something fun in our under $30 category.

clap along if you feel like happiness is a treat.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

translating a trend

boedrum dresser west elm, batik pillows furbish, periwinkle bedding john robshaw, turtle shell brass tray high street market, flynn table lamp serena & lily

  wearit gorjana earrings shopbop, banded tee madewell, floral shorts jcrew factory, sam edelman petty booties nordstrom, boho tassel necklace furbish studiopicnicit woeffler rose, printed tablecloth furbish studio, panama hat madewell, rattan cocktail glass set furbish studio, brass ice bucket high street market

Friday, July 18, 2014

peter dunham in 500 square feet - house beautiful feature

it's a spread like this in a glossy mag that reminds me there is absolutely nothing else in the entire world i'd rather be doing than immersing myself in the world of finding pretty things and sharing them with people.

peter dunham's small home in this month's house beautiful is breathtaking.  rooms that exude personality, attention, color, and a life well lived.  inspiration for everyone here!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

behind the scenes

rowdy and i have had our hands full

jessica had a delicious instagram-worthy meal at st. cecilia in atlanta

leah was a fairy princess at the acorn kitchen pop-up dinner in the raleigh rose garden

tori's family is renting at house at wrighstville for the summer, and enjoying it to the fullest

alina put her pretty things all in a row on a stylish python tray

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

bookcase of the day

from alessandra branca's harbour island home, featured in lonny

Monday, July 14, 2014

mandolin restaurant

when sean fowler opened mandolin restaurant just around the corner from our house, we couldn't have been more stoked about having a neighborhood treasure within walking distance.

perfect for special occasions, a lazy sunday brunch, or an impromptu evening out, mandolin has been an almost weekly staple for us since opening in raleigh in two years ago.

with offerings as delicious as they are photo-worthy, the food is a celebration of fresh farm-to-table ingredients combined sean's extensive training in jackson hole and the esteemed fearrington house restaurant in chapel hill.

think party in the front, business in the back -- mandolin accomplishes what every fine dining restaurant aims to, but manages to keep it a casual and inviting destination that could easily tempt you on an evening stroll to pull up an outside table for dessert and a glass of wine. it's not surprising that i tend to end up overserved there (walking home is a plus!) -- the cocktails are too tasty to turn down, and the wine list is impressive. lizzie, sean's wife adds to the southern charm of the restaurant with her gorgeous flowers, inside and out.

some furbish friends and i spent a lovely evening with sean and lizzie last week, trying some of the stars of their seasonal menu.

now tell me this doesn't make your mouth water...

photography by gary meyer

Saturday, July 12, 2014

easy outfit - my style

one of my favorite outfits for a night out - a simple leopard print dress with an easy twill jacket.  pair it with kick-ass boots, a statement necklace and a one-of-a-kind clutch.

dress - madewell
jacket - old navy
boots - ascot and hart
necklace - furbish
clutch - furbish, a new shipment coming soon

Thursday, July 10, 2014

eye candy from the mashburns

i'm here in atlanta this week for the gift show. finding some real spesh things -- start thinking christmas list! (i know, isn't that downright looney, but it's real life.) we stopped by the mashburn's shops last night for a little surtsey and i couldn't put my camera down. it's major eye candy in every direction. furbish is making a move in the next 12 months or so, and i'm taking cues from ann on all-white-everything so the pretty bits all have room to shine. doing doing and doing it well ann and sid. thanks for the inspiration! (also, i'm long overdue on a post about ann's eponymous line of tailored shirts. i finally snagged one last night, so my investigative reporting is complete, so i'll soon share my thoughts on these classic pieces that you need one of yesterday).

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