Shop to Know – The Maryn

bedroomWhat is it about the water that we find so calming?

Well, Michelle Adams, of Domino fame, has recently launched a new business, The Maryn (meaning of the sea), which celebrates all the best aspects of laid-back seaside holiday. Michelle believes that we can bring those elements into our homes so that we can breathe, unwind and get back to our roots.

Michelle sought inspiration from her favorite seaside spots: Sausalito, Montauk, the south of France and the shores of Lake Michigan.

She’s partnered with favorite artists and makers, such as Caitlin McGauley and Julie Terestman to offer exclusive prints, textiles and ceramics. There is a lot to love and it’s the type of things you’ll have forever. As a magazine editor, Michelle found that “trends are fleeting, so I’ve curated pieces that are here to stay.”TheMaryn_CamilleStyles-7FURNITURE hero_lifestyle static1.squarespace-1 static1.squarespace-2 static1.squarespace-3 static1.squarespace-4 static1.squarespaceAnd, I couldn’t help but notice a lot of red, white and blue…which seemed appropriate today.

Check out The Maryn…there’s a lot to love!

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Watson Kennedy – Fabulous Seattle Shop

One of the reasons I went to Seattle was to see my wonderful friend, Ted Kennedy Watson. Ted and I met at a blog conference years ago….and over time zones and shared interests became great friends!

Ted is a conniesseur of living a wonderful life. And, his shops, Watson Kennedy, reflect that in their displays, their smells, their music that plays at just the right level and his team’s desire to help you find the perfect gift or element to enhance your own day-to-day. 

I had not only become a friend, but a customer over the years and yearned to experience the physical aspects of the shops for myself. Boy, did they deliver. Come…let’s take a tour!

One fun note about all the Veuve Clicquot bottles that line the wall of his 1st Ave shop is that they are all from his 40th and 50th birthday celebrations. How fun is that?! Every time he looks at that wall he’s reminded of great friends and special memories.
Eye candy galore, right?! If you see something you like or need help with a gift, they are just amazing at wrapping and sending, so don’t hesitate if you don’t live in Seattle.
In fact….there should be a box arriving for me any day now!

New Find – The Loveliest

It might have been the pink door that drew me in, but actually it was a set of monogrammed cocktail napkins on Instagram that caught my attention. And, just like that I found The Loveliest, which is located in Dallas, near one of my other favorite places, Blueprint!

The Loveliest, opened in May by sisters, Britni and Kelsey Woods and their mom, Joni, is a boutique specializing in bespoke embroidery and personalized gifts for every day and special occasions. In other words…FABULOUSNESS!

These native Texans are pulling from their travels and time spent in Santa Fe, Palm Springs, Carmel and Marfa to bring a fresh and eclectic twist to traditional gift ideas.

Here’s a snapshot of what they are stitching up!

 They even have a stash of notecards for that last minute gift! 

While they aren’t selling online yet, you can peruse their Instagram or send them an email inquiry and knowing how helpful Texans naturally are…they’ll be sure to fix you up.

Next time I’m in Dallas, I’m heading straight to The Loveliest and their pretty pink door!

images: The Loveliest, D Home, Collins Interiors