Bikes with Baskets

0f3b8213c792d629fa68d67140df4249One of the best parts of Spring is getting to be outside more. And, that’s usually when I’ll start pulling out my bike with the basket on the front. I wish it was pink – it’s not – but, it is pretty cute and the basket just begs for flowers. As part of my “spring cleaning”, I think I’m going to dust off my bike, so that on the first pretty day, I can peddle it it town and fill the basket with a bouquet of blooms!

These darling bikes provide loads of inspiration!8b5531e0ca658df79b6bd5585aaf110d 622ebc2bd2c1ff3c6edba9ede6852fd0 bd603ba9f60780969ff372cf4f1e30da my bike with flowers pink bike with flowers yellow bikeWhat would you put in your bicycle’s basket and where would you want to ride?!

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Lilly Pulitzer x Society Social

lilly_pulitzer_-_7With a Nor’easter looming this week, the thought of sun and sunny things is mighty appealing! So, leave it to Lilly Pulitzer and Society Social (of bar cart fame) for creating¬†an amazing collaboration. Available for one day only – March 18th, – if you spend a certain amount (it’s kind of a lot) at any Lilly boutique or online, you can have a Lilly approved barcart, with accoutraments, for your self!

If you have daughters, it would be the ideal day to shop, so you could make the minimum. Otherwise, use this Palm Beach inspired bar cart styling to create your own version!lilly_pulitzer_-_2 lilly_pulitzer_-_5 lilly_pulitzer_-_6 lilly_pulitzer-_8_85507dc6-5630-4fe0-980a-55d4211818f1In the words of Lilly….”The Lilly girl is always full of surprises. She lives every day like it’s a celebration, never has a dull moment, and makes every hour a happy hour.”

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A Rose is a Rose

IMG_8126A rose is a rose is a rose. Or as William Shakespeare said, ” What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” There is just something about the smell of roses. And, they are the classic Valentine flower. Though, I would steer clear of a dozen red roses…so cliche. Roses mixed with tulips and hydrangeas or any other flower let the roses soar.

Perhaps something rose scented. The new RosaViola fragrance from Diptyque is divine. I’ll have to admit….I treated myself. The packaging inspired by Olympia Tan takes it over the top. But, the scent is still the star.IMG_0662Dark chocolate reigns supreme at our house and this dark chocolate-rose bar by L.A. based Compartes would send me to the moon!IMG_8168woa-embed-el-brunch-2-smallNever kiss and tell, but always have your lips “done”! Whether it’s the rose balm lipsticks from Aerin or Smith’s Rosebud Salve…you are kiss ready!

Wishing you bunches of roses from that special someone. Even if that someone is YOU!!!

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