Over the weekend I took my older 2 kids to Target to look for some of the Vineyard Vines items. They found a few things (more on that in another post) but I was most impressed with the home decor items and the outdoor decor. I decided to do a round up for you since I was ask about a lot of the items when I did a live post on Instagram over the weekend...Here are some of my favorite things....
I cannot believe that Memorial Day Weekend is here..Time to spruce up your outdoor space to get ready for all that summer entertaining!!! I have been to Home Depot 4 times already looking for plants for my patio pot..I think I am almost there..now onto the rest of the decor. Here are some photos for inspiration. I am def going to add an indoor outdoor rug and umbrella this year. I love all of these pops of color against the neutral sofas.
I love the black and white against all the natural greens!!
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Such a clever use of all the garden stools!!
I love the pink and green!!
Green and White is my fav. So crisp and clean!
This would be my dream set up...I'm drooling over that chandelier!!!
This reminds me of Charleston!!
This is another of my favorites..I love the climbing greens on the fence and the other natural elements. Its really just perfect!!
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Through a couple of chic bloggers, I was introduced to Fete Home. It is the brain child of the dynamic duo Audrey and Jen who met working at Bunny Williams Home. They both wanted to fill their home with beautiful things but were on a budget. Using their connections in the industry they started designing with themselves as their target audience. Their business is based upon a direct to consumer model (no retailers and no MARK UPS!!!!) with gorgeous pieces ranging from Minimalist to Chinoiserie. Take a LOOK (there is a 20% off site wide SALE going on now). I know you will love what you see!!! Bon Shopping and Bon Weekend!!!
Here are my fist two purchases, the gold vase and the malachite box. I'm already deciding what I will be ordering next!!!
OMG!!! These Candlesticks....speechless..
Their table setting items are just incredible!!!!
Meet Audrey and Jen
The pillows are so chic!!!
I am in LOVE with these placemats!!
They also have a line of desk accessories...great grad gifts!!!
Love the idea of an all white table setting!!
I love their linen, flatware and glassware collections too!!
Earlier today sister-in-law Sally asked me what I would bring as an easy appetizer for a large crowd. I started going through my recipes and found one that a college friend served at a reunion cocktail party, Smoked Gouda and Herb Puffs. OMG!! This is such a great addition to a party. I only made it once but I think I am going to bring it back!! So if you have an upcoming cocktail party, picnic night or just some great friends coming over, promise me you will try this!!!
Adapted from HGTV.com
1 cup water 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 3 large eggs 4 ounces smoked Gouda, diced 2 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon thyme, minced 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Place water, butter and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
3. Once the mixture has come to a boil, add flour and quickly stir with a wooden spoon until a ball of dough forms, 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Transfer dough into a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix over medium speed, allowing steam to escape.
5. Once steam disappears, 2 to 4 minutes, begin adding eggs one by one, scraping down sides of bowl for even mixing.
6. Remove mixture from the stand mixer and gently fold in remaining ingredients.
7. Scoop heaping tablespoons of mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, 1 inch apart, and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
I have admired photographer, Gray Malin's work for a while now. I have a cousin, who lives in LA, who is good friends with Gray. She had been after me for a few years to reach out to him and write a post. I always felt like he was so popular, why would he talk to me?! From following Gray's Instagram, I saw that he was going to be in Westport, Ct tonight at the fabulous Serena and Lily. I messaged him, introduced myself and mentioned our six degrees of separation. He messaged me right back to come by between 5-7. Well, I have to say Gray Malin was as dreamy as his photographs!!!! He was so handsome and personable. We made a "plan" to meet up, with my cousin, maybe at Lisa Vanderpump's Pump, which is right across from his office, if and when I get to LA anytime soon!!!!!!!! Tonight was celebrating Gray's incredible new book, Italy. His photographs of the Italian coast were always hands down my favorite (and of course his Miami beach photos) so I was dying to get my hands on the book..It does not disappoint. It also makes a great gift. If you are not familiar with Gray Malin's work, here are some of my favorite pieces....
Positano Beach and the book cover!
Faraglioni Beach, Capri
And of course I could not end this post without MIAMI!!!!!!
Lastly here is one of my Bestie Bloggers, Jessica and I tonight in awe of Gray Malin!!!
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Surprise!!!! I am giving you an extra post this week..my Mother's Day gift to you!!!! My reader's favorite posts are the Home Good's Re-caps. I went to the Port Chester Home Goods this week and found some great things. The store is gearing up for outdoor entertaining so that is what I am focusing on today. I could have literally walked out with everything in this post.....Happy Saturday Shopping!!!!
This outdoor seating set was to die for in person. I wish I had room for it!!!!!
I bought a pair of these round chairs in turquoise last summer. They were so hard to find but looked so great. I was happy to see this orange gem!!!
If anyone is looking for an outdoor dining set..this one is incredible.....I love the wood accents..
I am in LOVE with this accent table...I cannot believe I left it there!!!
These buddhas are gorgeous..perfect for a bookcase or on your dining room table!!!
Love these David Hicks looking outdoor accent pillows.
Home Goods always has the BEST coffee table books..there were great fashion ones that MOM would LOVE!
I love the selection of contemporary art!!!
This mirror was too much for me..I fell in love and had to take it home...DON"T WORRY...there is another!!!!
How perfect are these melamine plates. Very Dorothy Draper and just like the ones Tory Burch home just introduced!!!