XOKR – Kerri Rosenthal

img_0499Something new and exciting is happening in Westport, CT!

Award-winning artist (perhaps known best for her iconic Drippy Hearts)  and interior designer, Kerri Rosenthal, has recently opened Kerri Rosenthal, a flagship concept store which will serve as a working art studio, gallery space and curated shop of everything Kerri lives in, loves and swears by. As with most things, Kerri does….this isn’t your typical shop. The moment I walked in and saw the paint splattered floor you see above, I knew it was from her former art studio. That floor has been turned into a textile pattern that now graces chairs, pillows and more.

The shop will have 5 “concepts” each year. Now, you’ll find Holiday, which will be followed by Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, so the colors and the offerings in the shop will constantly be changing. Kerri has already designed the patterns for the upcoming seasons, so if you are looking for more color than what is in store right now, you can visit the website!  If you want to try something on apporval….take home a pillow, see if it works and if it does…she’ll have it ordered and to you in 2 weeks. Instant gratification!

Among the curated items you’ll find pieces from her new XO Bijoux collection, her favorite perfume, Clare Vivier clutches, her favorite candle, striped shirts by Kule and nubby knitted hats. A little bit of everything that she loves! 64a60a_50db42396ace42cd9d6759e0324b1cac-mv2_d_5520_3680_s_4_2img_0524img_0500 img_0505 img_0506 img_0507img_0523 img_0509 img_0511 img_0513 img_0514 img_0515 img_0516 img_0517 img_0522 img_0530 img_0533 img_0535 img_0537The website contains much of her collection, but the best way to really understand the creative energy of Kerri’s new concept is to visit in person. This weekend she’s hosting her debut of Holiday 2016, so I encourage you to stop by this Saturday!screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-10-07-55-pmThere are a lot of original and special shops out there, but I really can’t recall anything that was so vividly reflective of it’s creator. I’m so excited that the shop will be evolving with each concept…giving me the perfect excuse to go again….and again!


Winner of the Kerri Rosenthal Tulip + Pink Tulips

unnamed-4Happy Friday! Between the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day, I’m sure you all have a busy weekend ahead!

First things first….thank you for all of you incredibly heart warming comments about your favorite memories of your moms. I was so touched to read each one of them! In a random drawing, the winner of the Citron Tiki Tulip by Kerri Rosenthal is….Michelle Lynne! Congratulations, Michelle! We’ll be in touch about shipping it to you.

Speaking of tulips, mine are just about at their peak. The weather here has NOT been great (cold, gray and rainy), but I managed to snap a few photos to give you a glimpse of how they look this week. It’s amazing how they always manage to bloom for Mother’s Day. Nature’s bouquet!DSC_0184IMG_8750 IMG_8752 IMG_8743 DSC_0187 DSC_0192Wishing all of you who are moms a wonderful weekend….I know you’ve earned it!!


Weekend Wrap Up

Faena_Hotel_Pool_Other-View-1220x660Ahhhhh….it’s the weekend! I’m sitting poolside to recharge my creative batteries (and because my husband was sweet enough to watch the kids)…I’ll tell you where next week. So, while I read my magazines and novel (Along the Infinite Sea, by Beatriz Williams) I wanted to leave you with some fun links for the weekend!

The amazing Kerri Rosenthal “tiki tulip” give away

7 Steps to Healthier, Stronger Lashes

Chicken Tequila Taquitos for Cinco de Mayo

Where to find the cutest mini custom pinatas

Wishing you poolside-style drinks and someone to watch the kids!! Think of it as an early Mother’s Day!