I’m in love with the new Dusen Dusen collection for F/W 2014 by Ellen Van Dusen. I think this might be my favorite DD collection to date! There are so many fantastic pieces to wear together–it was difficult to narrow it down to my favorites below. All her prints are so special–I’m loving the wavy grid, sports balls, letters and pebbly prints. AND the sunglasses designs are so good–I can’t wait to try some on. Plus, Ellen’s dog, Snips, is a handsome Boston Terrier model and there are more amazing dog sweaters coming in fall! More HERE.
Happy Monday! I didn’t get a chance last week for an update here about our sweet pup, Miss Zelda Fitzpuppy. She’s doing well after she suddenly needed surgery when a little growth on her front leg that I brought up during her annual checkup turned out to be something scary (I still can’t say the “C” word–too hard) after being aspirated and sent to the lab. Needless to say, there was a bit of crying on the floor in the fetal position and last minute reaching out to some heroic blogger buddies to take the HK wheel for a week.
The worst part (for the humans anyways!) was the waiting to find out the lab results from the “aggressive margins” that Zelda’s vet had sent off to the lab. We were nervously bracing ourselves for one of three scenarios: 1. The bad thing was removed entirely and it was all over 2. They weren’t able to get all of the bad thing and they’d need to get the rest with an even more aggressive measure or 3. The bad thing was removed, but it was the extra bad kind that would come back. The wait was long and excruciating, but we got better news than we could have hoped for–the growth was all gone AND it was BENIGN. The word “benign” hadn’t even been on the table. We all did a jig in the dining room for about 20 minutes.
So, I just wanted to give this update and say “thank you” for all your kind words and wishes on my blog, email and across all social media portals. I really did draw strength from all the love coming our way. A BIG thanks to Ilenia (It Can Be A Lover), Anna (Door Sixteen), Lisa (Today Is Going To Be Awesome), Kate (For Me, For You), Kelly (Design Crush) and Sarai (Coletterie) for swooping in and taking the blog reins while I was freaking out and taking care of a drugged terrier. AND thanks to Zelda Fitzpuppy. This scare made it crystal clear how much you mean to us and how much I truly rely on your sweetness each and every day.
IMAGES ABOVE: Our incredibly sweet Boston Terrier, Zelda Fitzpuppy. Like me, she has a pretty heavy linen bedding addiction. Only the best for my BFF! She’s the bee’s knees. ♥
It’s been a while (again) since I did one of these mega Cavalcade! posts. With taking time off last week to take care of Zelda–I’ve got a backlog of lovely things and not enough time in the day. So, here are some things I’ve been admiring lately. There’s not really a theme per se, but it looks cohesive through my rosy goggles. Maybe a “blush silk Morocco quartz crystal diamond whiskey jetsetter magical rays” kind of theme? I dunno–that’s all I got.
I love this old photo of model, Jean Shrimpton. Such great style–those bags!
This print from Liam Stevens is fantastic–love his work.
This amazing ring from Erica’s shop is going to stay in my mind FOREVER.
I don’t technically need another credenza, but this one from Angela Adams is a beauty.
This rose hip mask sounds nice. They say it leaves a “rose hip milk tea” scent on your skin.
This pretty Dawn in Montauk candle smells like melon, honey, grass, sandalwood and sun.
I’m very much in love with this saddle bag that Nette’ made. So beautiful!!
These link rings are so lovely and come in gold, brass, platinum and sterling silver.
Oh, just the PERFECT white marble mortar and pestle.
I love these kaleidoscope basket bowls–especially this one.
I’ve always adored this Irving Penn photo of kids running in Morocco.
These dotty hexagonal coasters are so pretty.
I would love love love to have one of these stoneware eyes in my house.
A dreamy neroli candle entirely sculpted by water.
This taxidermy swan by Jessica Silversaga is such a striking image.
Perhaps the most beautiful flask in the world? Yes, it ’tis.
Whoever gets this ring is one very freaking lucky person. Major dazzler!
I’m still completely enamored with these quartz crystal mirrors from a few years ago.
I wouldn’t mind chilling out in this gorgeous space for a few hours.
Hello! I’m happy to be hosting a sweet Ay Marieke Jewelry giveaway today. Each dreamy piece is made by my friend and Portland-based designer, Marika Emerson. The lucky winner will get $150 credit to spend on whichever pretty jewels they’d like to smuggle from Marika’s shop! Some of my personal faves right now are this ring, these earrings, this necklace and this cuff. Also, make sure to check out her beautiful new lookbook! GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!
P.S. Get 25% off Ay Marieke jewelry with code: GREENSPRING now thru 3/7/14.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Carolyn Michaels! She Won the prize!
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Ay Marieke and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
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SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Ay Marieke. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, March 4, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Thursday, March 6.
ANOTHER GREEN WORLD (photos: 1, 4, 5 above) Photography: Talia Migliaccio, Model: Joelle Friend. AY MARIEKE FALL/WINTER 2013 (photos: 2, 3 above) Photography: Anja Verdugo, Styling: Marika Emerson, Hair + Makeup: Amber Blasco, Model: Angela Thornton.
I love these terrariums from Living Room Glass by Jessie Cundiff. Jessie has been working with glass since 2001 and makes these beauties from the comfort of her Cincinnati living room with recycled glass she finds at thrift shops. All her shapes are so cool! Now that I am a reformed plant slayer, I feel like investing in a few more pretty plant vessels would be fun instead of completely delusional. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Living Room Glass.