Kerri Rosenthal – Give Away!

IMG_0029-1I first met award-winning artist, Kerri Rosenthal, in 2011. At that time she was painting and painting and painting! She was on something of a creative roll and I could sense something special happening. You can read my first article on her here. A lot has happened in the ensuing years. Kerri continued to evolve her craft and her art began to reflect new styles, new subjects and to include photography (her new Le Biblioteque series is one I love), as well as interior design.Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 8.50.22 PMHer work had always been admired and used by interior designers, so it was no surprise that her art began appearing in At Home, Domino, Luxe Interiors & Design, CTC&G and Traditional Home. Her “Drippy Heart” is a favorite of many and went stratospheric when it appeared on the walls of Amanda Nisbet’s office in Domino Magazine.thumb_KR.Domino_1024Fast forward a few years.

Kerri evolved from an artist into a full blown brand. Last year, Kerri knew the time was right and opened her namesake Concept Shop in Westport, CT where she extended her original art into a home and lifestyle collection, XOKR. She has already released 40 designs that she incorporated into fabric, wallpaper and an exclusive line of furnishings.

But, that’s not all! In addition to Kerri’s own XOKR designs, she has curated items from her favorite brands, so that you are walking into a shop of her “favorite things”. Lines that you’ll find include: Clare V, Kule Stripes, Figure Love, Current Elliot, Ace + Jig, Jess Brown Design, and her own XOKR Bijoux collection.

Everything is blended into a visual color package. Stacks of stylish books are mixed with art, jewelry, clothing and home accessories which create a serious style vibe that you might find in St Barths or Venice Beach’s Abbott Kinney. It’s everything you never knew you needed, but don’t want to live without. And, if you find that you want/need more….Kerri has a team dedicated to bringing this vibe into your home through her interior design firm, Space + CO.Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 8.57.36 PMxokrIMG_0093IMG_0559HEART BRACELET_02 (GOLD_SILVER)IMG_0507-1024x768 IMG_0524-e1478051367255-768x1024 IMG_0129Even more important….it’s a happy place. A place you want to visit often, as I do! (You can read a post I did in on her shop here.) With each new collection, Kerri hosts a Pop Up event, creating a party atmostphere and one where fun and art collide. You can visit the Concept Shop at 10 Sconset Square in Westport, CT!IMG_0674But, today is a celebration of our shared love of tulips! And, one lucky reader will win 1 Tulip Nouveau pillow (100% linen and cotton blend, down filled with white linen backing), pictured below. The give away is actually happening on Instagram (@prettypink2lips) and will run from today through 10pm Sunday, May 7th. Winner will be announced on the blog and Instagram on Monday, May 8th!IMG_0030TULIPS NOUVEAU PILLOWScreen Shot 2017-05-02 at 9.38.58 PM

IMG_0618It has been my great joy and honor to watch Kerri soar with creativity and boundless energy, as she inspires me not only with her art but with her vision of creating a beautiful and meaningful life for herself and others!

Visit her in Westport or on her webite! And, visit often, as Kerri and her shop are constantly evolving!

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Art Show Pop Up: Wizzie Broach

If there is anything this long, cold, gray winter has taught me, it’s the need we all have for color. The difference between a cloudy sky and one that is bright blue, regardless of the temperature, can make a difference in your attitude, your mood, your feelings and your energy.
So, today, I am treating you to a mid winter Pop Up Gallery Show! All of these established and emerging contemporary artists are represented by art consultant and interior designer, Wizzie Broach of Norfolk, VA. 

As art goes, there is a color, size and a price for every collector!!! Some of the paintings above are under $500! So, grab your coffee or tea and take a virtual stroll through the gallery and see if anything catches your eye or speaks to your heart!

What color makes you happy?

Powered Up and Moving On….to the Holidays

Happy Monday! It feels SO good to be back online and connecting again!

Thank you to each and every one of you who left a comment, sent an email or text to check in on us during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Most of our small town had no power for nearly 2 weeks and I’ve learned that I don’t do very well when I’m cold. Everyone I know has their own story and it was one of the most trying times I’ve ever experienced. Yet, we realize that our journey was one of inconvenience and frustration. There are thousands of people who have had their homes damaged, destroyed or are still without power. I know your thoughts and prayers are with them, as are mine.

Talking about the holidays, which are literally around the corner, may seem trivial, but I find that whatever you fill your mind with is what it will reap. And, right now, I need happy and light!!

As a mom, one of my favorite online sites has been The Land of Nod. Toys, sheets, artwork….they just seem to have their pulse on what childhood should be. Bringing their world to life, they have opened their first NYC Pop Up Shop in Soho! They have shared their list of events with me, so if you live in or will be visiting the Big Apple this season, go visit their holiday fantasy land.

Their holiday shop is chock full of colorful, charming decorations and gifts. My TOP PICK for a holiday gift for little boys or girls is their wood carved checkers set and chess pieces. Perfect for those holiday vacation nights by the fire and tempting enough to lure them away from their xbox, wii or handheld devices. I’ve already got mine ready to wrap for my boys.

Over the coming weeks, I look forward to sharing my picks for holiday decor, gifts and ways to enjoy the season.

Most of all, I’m thankful for you!!