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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Red, White and Woo Hoo

DSC_0002Is anyone else excited about the upcoming L-O-N-G weekend?!

Even though school is still in session in the Northeast, Memorial Day Weekend makes it feel like “summer”. Beach clubs open, tennis tournaments commence and I’ll break out my new white dress. It’s also one of the times I set out all my flags to honor those we are really celebrating. Red, white and blue is a favorite color combo of mine, so I dress everything from the house and the table to the bar cart and the dog (Molly!).IMG_6567 IMG_0845 DSC_0019 DSC_0039 IMG_6569IMG_6140 IMG_6556IMG_6544IMG_6542

Here’s to the start of a great week…pool time and the long weekend are in sight! Bring out the red, white and blue. Woo hoo!

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Falling for Fall

IMG_7461We’ll be “falling back” this weekend, much to my chagrin. I like daylight. I don’t mind nighttime, but it doesn’t need to arrive at 5pm! Or earlier, as it will this winter. The Northeast usually produces a gorgeous Fall season, but it’s over too quickly, as the leaves that are so vibrant are too soon on the ground.

As we “fall back”, I’m looking back over one of my favorite months of the year.IMG_7459 IMG_7469IMG_7449 IMG_7522 IMG_7524IMG_7569 IMG_7572 IMG_7577 IMG_7589Cheers to a happy Halloween, sneaking your favorite candy and cozying up by a fire. Good-bye October….it was a really good month!

What was your highlight for October?

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