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!

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Treat Yourself to a Day at Terrain

0916_ab_banner_wp_raindateThere is no better place in this area to get inspired for whatever season we’re in than Terrain.

Due to rain last weekend, they are holding their Autumn Bounty Festival this Saturday, 12pm-5pm. There will be tastings, both sweet and savory, crafts for the kids and a signing with Sweet Paul magazine’s, Paul Lowe.

Here’s a little preview of what awaits you!img_0377 img_0378 img_0379 img_0380 img_0382 img_0383 img_0384 img_0385 img_0388 img_0389 img_0391 img_0393 img_0395 img_0397 img_0399 img_0400Autumn Bounty in spades…if only my car was big enough to bring it all home! Don’t forget to eat at their amazing cafe!

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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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