I love all the cute hats that Brookes Boswell Millinery has been making in Brooklyn. I’ve been going cuckoo looking for a summer hat to shade my ghostly pale Irish mug and Brookes’ are really sweet. I also love that she makes made-to-order hats. Everything is 100% hand blocked and the stitching is done almost entirely by hand. Beautiful! More HERE.
I’ve been really enjoying looking at these photos of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti’s beautiful 50-room lavish villa in Rome. They were taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life in June of 1964. It’s hard to believe that this was nearly 50 years ago! I guess that’s the magic of classic, well-made, timeless style–which Loren and Ponti both possess. Even their “guest cottage” looks like a palace. Imagine having breakfast on that terrace, dipping in that pool and frolicking in those fields. Una bella vita! Such a dream.
Today I’m having a wonderful Small Earth Vintage giveaway and there will be TWO winners! Each lucky winner will receive a $75 shop credit to Karen’s lovely shop. She has dreamy dresses, breezy tops, adorable bathing suits and heaps of other cute stuff in the shop right now. SO GOOD. Plus, look below for a special shop discount code! GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Small Earth Vintage and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, “Like” both Small Earth on Facebook and Honey Kennedy on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us, just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: YAY! Get 20% off of your Small Earth Vintage purchases with special promo code: HKMAY now thru 6/5/13.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, May 28, at 8PM PST. The winners will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the names of the winners on Weds, May 29.
SHIPPING, ETC: Winners can use a portion of their gift certificates towards the shipping of their selections. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes. Thanks!
Images courtesy of Small Earth Vintage.
I love these simple, pretty handmade pieces from the Beauty & Use collections by MAV. Those are the initials of Maria Alexandra Vettese, half of the lovely collaborative creative effort you may already be familiar with, by 3191. The other half of by 3191 is Stephanie Congdon Barnes who has created a sweet collection of gingham table linens for their little shop. Plus, the new issue of their quarterly magazine was just published. More HERE.