Serena and Lily’s Newest Outpost – Westport

IMG_9326Recently, I had a chance to walk through the new Serena and Lily in Westport, CT.

It was as if the catalog had come to life…only better! The store is one of only a small handful in the country and has a charming location in an old home. Each floor (living, bedroom, children, outdoor) has a different feel and flavor, but shares the same feeling that a talented interior designer had put a room together. Original artwork dot the walls and the stairwells. You can’t help but want to look closer.

The folks at Serena and Lily didn’t ask me to come by, nor did they know that I was writing this…so, lest you think this is a sponsored post, it isn’t. I just wanted to share an inside look at an inspiring shop. If you’re in Westport, you should definitely pop in and take a look!IMG_9324IMG_9325IMG_9328IMG_9330IMG_9332IMG_9333IMG_9334IMG_9336IMG_9337IMG_9339IMG_9340IMG_9342IMG_9343IMG_9344IMG_9345IMG_9346IMG_9347See anything you like? I know I did….and it’s on my kitchen table now!

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Halloween Decor That’s Happy Not Haunted

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Our neighborhood has seen a huge uptick in little kids….really little. They are SO cute!!! And, I can’t wait to see them all decked as Darth Vader, peacocks, princesses, football players, spiders, skeletons and many other creative costumes. And, because they are so young, I tend to decorate a little more “happy Halloween” than “haunted Halloween”.

With that in mind, here are some daring and darling decorations that will illicit a smile instead of a scream!

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Don’t these ideas seem more treat than trick?

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