Calligraphy with Heart – Maghon Taylor

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.19.43 PMSpreading happiness is the mission of celebratory calligrapher/confetti lover, Maghon Taylor, via her company, All She Wrote Notes. And, from the looks of it…it’s spreading like wildfire. I stumbled across Maghon’s work this week and am enamored with her glittery style and her joyful outlook on life. She does the typical wedding invitation addressing and teaches calligraphy classes, primarily in the south, as she’s a Carolina girl. But, I am truly impressed with the depth and breadth of her offerings.

Custom gift tags. Baby name signs. Balloons. Custom notecards. Inspirational quotes. Pool floats. Yes…..pool floats. Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.27.42 PM tags_largeil_570xN.794226165_musi_largeil_570xN.620699239_itfh_large 51d2c20ad9e02a6b2f85ddf667dbb873_large tags2_largeScreen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.20.26 PMThe confetti chair – which I’m completely obsessed with, is a DIY project of Maghon’s. It’s not exactly related to calligraphy, but it sure is fun. To see her instructions for how to create one (dorm room or office insta-cool), go here!

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.15.06 PMI’ve got to get back to my shopping cart, becasue I’m loading up on Maghon’s celebratory goodies!

Spread some happiness today!

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Summer in the Hamptons

26HAMPTONS-master768I’m just wrapping up a long weekend in the Hamptons.  It’s been a few years  since I’ve been there and though much stays the same, there were a few new discoveries.

For starters, we stayed in Sag Harbor at the recently renovated and refurbished Baron’s Cove. Overlooking the harbor, this jewel of a hotel/restaurant is a short walk to Main Street and boasts a storied history. Rooms have chic furnishings and there is a pool, which is such a plus, especially if you are traveling with children. They have beach passes and chairs/umbrellas/towels for you to borrow, which made it so easy to spend the morning at the beach. The bar and restaurant were hopping and there is live entertainment each day, as well as a small fitness center and complimentary bikes to ride.

I highly recommend it for your next stay in the Hamptons!homepage-51 homepage-61IMG_9887IMG_9888IMG_9890homepage-41

IMG_9871 IMG_9872For delicious Mexican food in a relaxed environment, just stop into the Blue Parrot, which is in the alley behind Ralph Lauren. Recommended by a friend who knows how much I love tex-mex, this was a home run!3fb6c8_114712f8c5e3e30e49719a840d117539

IMG_9896 IMG_9898The Topping Rose House is at the top of everyone’s list, so I was thrilled to finally enjoy dinner there. Jean George recently took over the restaurant and his farm-to-table formula is clearing working. The place was PACKED!trh_night_exterior_3025_LIMG_9861IMG_9864Porch-and-Patio_LThe Hamptons are really a place for everyone…whether you want to keep it casual and get to bed early or go for the glamour and stay out all night. I’m definitely more the former than the latter, but I was happy to see that the Hamptons are still one of my very favorite places to be. And, I always love to share my favorites with you!

Wishing you a wonderful last week of August!

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Friday Flowers – Heavenly Hydrangeas

IMG_9795Happy Friday! Summer is over for some and for others (myself included) we are clinging to it with our fingertips. Oh…where did it go?!

This is also a time of year that brings my garden into riotous bloom. I finally saw a hummingbird today, dancing around my lantana, which did not bloom as it has in the past. But, the bees have been in OVERDRIVE with my hydrangeas, which may explain whey they smell like honey when I clip them and bring them inside.

So, today is a rather indulgent post. A medley of my hydrangeas’ favorite hits. So, I thank you in advance for letting me share them from every angle!DSC_0283DSC_0318 DSC_0285DSC_0284 DSC_0288 DSC_0289DSC_0291 DSC_0290 DSC_0292 DSC_0293 DSC_0294 DSC_0295 DSC_0296 DSC_0299 DSC_0300 DSC_0301DSC_0310I hope you enjoyed this garden tour as much as this little bunny.

Happy almost end of Summer!

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