Monday, May 30, 2011

Lily Pulitzer - Queen of Palm Beach Coastal Chic...

The look of Lily Pulitzer embodies Palm Beach Coastal Chic....and now that Neiman Marcus has just added a selection of the furniture line....I thought I'd share some of my very favorite pieces.  

While it is a bit pricey...and not the most gold retriever friendly furniture I've seen...I just can't help but want the pink striped couch.  That would look perfect in my living room.  Well, since my couch is similar in style and shape - maybe I can have a slip cover made? Hmm... 

Now off to ponder how I can come up with a good enough excuse to my husband that a pink striped slipcover would be perfect for our living room couch....any ideas??


Hope you enjoyed this little tour of Lily Pulitzer's
 furniture line offered at Neiman Marcus.

p.s. let me know if you can think of a good
story, excuse, fib, explanationreason or idea 
on how to pitch a pink slipcover to my husband.

Or do I just go for it?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Best of Outdoor Living...

Hope your having a fabulous holiday weekend.  Outdoor showers are very practical in Florida - especially if you spend a lot of time in the pool and ocean.  I've often thought about adding an outdoor shower area in our Keys home...and most likely will some day.

So I thought I'd share some of my favorite outdoor shower areas, courtesy of Coastal Living where can you find awesome outdoor decor tips.  

Hope you like my favorite picks.  










I just can't pick my favorite - I love them all!!!
Have a great, sun shiny day....



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Seaside Summer from Napa Style

I always associate Memorial Day Weekend with the beginning of summer and this first photograph from Napa Style's most recent catalog embodies everything wonderful that summer has to offer...beautiful ocean, tasty seafood, great company...you can even see a dog in the background running on the beach.  

So here are some of my favorite offerings from Napa Style's Seaside Summer.

Hope you enjoy my favorite summer picks from Napa Style....

Have an amazing Memorial Day Weekend!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Is there such a thing as Coastal Inspired Shoes??

So - this post is a little off topic...but it does include nautical stripes, canvas, jute and bright red...so I guess you can say these espadrilles are "coastal inspired" shoes for the summer.  

I'm known amongst my friends, family and others...for my shoe habit collection obsession fondness. It surpasses my love of a coastal inspired lifestyle and I have a blog dedicated to that...so you can imagine what I'm saying here.  I'm talking I love flip flops, sandals, boots, sneakers, pumps, wedges - if its cute and fits on the foot, chances are I will like it.  Maybe I was shoe deprived and barefoot in a past life...who knows.  

So with that - when my new espadrilles arrived today - I realized they contained some of my favorite nautical & sea inspired textures and colors so I thought I'd share them.  


They also come in the reverse colors...
And in a pretty yellow....
But I just had to go with the red patent toes....that look like waves.


So hope you enjoy my "coastal inspired" shoes...now I am wondering - what in the world should I wear these with.  Not that impracticality ever stopped me before.  Any ideas?  All suggestions are appreciated...because I can't think of anything else except white jeans. 


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pink Pelican Designs....Amazing Coastal Artistry...

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I love to feature my favorite Etsy Shops. Some of you may remember my first post on Pink Pelican Designs....a collection of amazing sea shell and coastal inspired artistry sold on Etsy.  

I love this shop so much, I just had to share it again.  Pam has incredible talent, I can spend hours just gazing at her creations.  And even better,  she also does custom pieces....I'm looking for the perfect chandelier to have her transform for me one of these days.

For those of you who live on the Gulf Coast, Pam has a space at the Gas Plant Antique Arcade in St. Pete, where you can stop by and meet her in person. I'm hoping to do that on one of my visits this summer.

Hope you enjoy these amazing selections from Pam's shop...



As always, I am having a hard time deciding which is
my favorite,  I think the glass pedestal bowl and the wreath. 
How about you?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Double the Fun...We have two winners!

Thank you everyone for helping me celebrate reaching 200 "Likes" on Facebook!


Now - onto the good stuff.  We have a winner or shall I say two winners.  Up first is Ann from On Sutton Place.  If you are not familiar with Ann's blog - please go check it out...I'm sure you will love it.  












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(I don't know why this is showing 1 to 100 when I cut and paste it.  On my computer it clearly shows 1 - 40.  This was a tricky little thing to cut and paste and it is messing up all the spacing on this post.  If anyone knows why it is doing this - all feedback is appreciated.  I have no idea why there are such big gaps between paragraphs in this post).


Anyway, the great news is - we have a second winner!  Yes - I was so excited to see 40 entries...trust me - 40 comments is A LOT for my little blog....so I added on a second gift...which is this another gorgeous coastal inspired tray....And that goes to one of my fellow Floridian's Diane, from Lavender Dreams.  











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So congratulations to the both of you...I'll be contacting 
you both later tonight for your addresses...
and I hope you enjoy your trays. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!