Dallas Favorites: The Latest at Blueprint

IMG_8389My list of favorite places in Dallas is long…but Blueprint is near the very top! I only had about 20 minutes the day I ran by, but it was so worth it. The ladies are always so welcoming and the art and styling never disappoints.

The minute you walk through the door, you are transported. Here’s what’s in store now!IMG_8376 IMG_8377 IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8380 IMG_8381 IMG_8383 IMG_8385 IMG_8386 IMG_8387 IMG_8388 IMG_8391If you see something you like, give Blueprint a call and ask for Ann. Tell her you saw it here! And, even better, if you find yourself in Dallas, be sure and stop by!

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Monday Blues

Monday can be a real downer. But, I hope to cheer you up with these Monday Blues. Divine interior design by Laura “Birnie” Birnbaum and Claire Arnot of Collins Interiors

Blueprint, of which Cynthia Collins is part owner, figures prominently in the design with original art by Brenda Bogart, Joyce Howell and Mallory Page as well as a number of furnishings.

Suddenly, Monday isn’t seeming so bad is it?!

If you want to see more of Joyce Howell’s work, join the Blueprint team this Thursday in Dallas from 3-8pm! I’ll be stopping by, as I’ll be in town to celebrate a couple of special birthdays!

images: Collins Interios via Blueprint Store

Mid Week Musings

 Like most of you, I find myself running in multiple directions. This week is no different! So, today, I thought I’d just share some of my mid week musings. Where I’ve been. What I’m loving. What I’m working on. And, something for my Texas readers!

You’ll recognize the famed Bergdorf Goodman above, in a photo I snapped at the corner of 5th Avenue & 57th Street. I’m always drawn to this remarkable retail shop, but was struck at the signature “gift wrap” it gave itself. Celebrating 111 years of swoon worthy shoes, bags, clothes and objets.

Next, my newest delight are these “french m&ms”. They are made with 70% cacao (so, that’s healthier, right?!) and are packaged so well that they would be a darling party favor. Pour them in a silver dish and you have a glam little dessert.

I’ve been on “hold” when it comes to decorating our new playroom. I loved the balance of whimsy and sophistication that Lilly Bunn Weekes gave this NY apartment, which appeared in LONNY September 2012. I have a middle schooler and one in elementary…so I need to balance youth with pre-teen. Love what appears to be a Stark rug, that could grow with any age.
Finally, for my Texas readers and friends….my favorite Dallas shop, Blueprint, is headed down the highway to San Antonio. 3 days only. If you live anywhere nearby, I KNOW it will be worth the trip.
What’s caught your eye lately?