10 Things That Make Me Happy: Habitually Chic

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

Today, I’m excited to have the one and only Heather from Habitually Chic blogging about what makes her happy. I was waiting with baited breath for her picks because I knew they would fill me with inspiration. When they arrived in my inbox I was even more excited about what came in. Her bookshelf is a library of inspiration, her perfume selection is divine and the shoes, well you’ll just have to look at them below.

Heather is a interior designer working in New York City. One of her most recent projects was on a Bachelor Pad, which turned out amazing. I hope she starts to feature more of her client projects because she does a phenomenal job with each and every interior design job she works on.

Thank you Heather for blogging here today, I couldn’t be more flattered.

Books – My bookshelves are overflowing but I can’t resist buying more art and design books. I find them so inspiring!

Art – I have a degree in art history so art is important to me personally and in my work. I don’t think any project looks finished until the art is hung. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. I’ve found some great paintings and watercolors on eBay!

Spring – I love autumn too but there is nothing better than seeing all the trees and flowers in bloom after I long cold winter! The tulips along Park Avenue make me happy every April!

Mario Badescu Facials – Not only are Mario Badescu facials wonderful but they are reasonably priced! They also sell amazing products. Martha Stewart is also a devotee so you know it’s a good thing! (Mario Badescu website)

Le Labo Perfume – Since I started wearing Le Labo Santal perfume last summer, I’ve had so many people ask me what I am wearing or tell me that I smell good. It’s a unique and interesting scent that isn’t too strong or cloying.

Traveling – I used to travel a lot but it’s hard to make the time to getaway when you are working for yourself. I plan to stop feeling guilty and get away more since I find traveling so inspiring and refreshing!

Shoes – Like any woman, I love beautiful shoes and I’ve been lucky to find a lot of great pairs on sale in New York including my favorite Roger Vivier sandals.

Dog Walkers – I love dogs but don’t have one yet so there is nothing I love more than seeing a cute pack of pooches being walking down the street by a dog walker. They always make me smile!

Orange – orange is my favorite color and always makes me happy, especially when it’s the color of cute classic cars!

Top Interior Designers – I am very lucky to live in New York where I can meet other interior designers and often run into them while shopping. I am inspired by those who have come before me such as Todd Romano, Steven Gambrel and Charlotte Moss and greatly admire their hard work and creativity!

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  1. Flory

    oh that's really worth sharing Caitlin, I love those flowers in bloom too! have a nice week ahead!


  2. Simply Luxurious

    I am a huge fan of Heather and her blog, so thank you for letting us get to know her a little bit better. Great post!

  3. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    I love her blog so it has been great reading more about her here, thank you so much for these series

  4. Sam and Livi

    i loved this post!!! i also enjoy seeing dog walkers.

  5. rikshaw design

    what an amazing top10!
    love love the shot of the dog walker!

  6. Global Atelier

    Great Inspiration!! I love the wall of art and the orange car.

  7. Julie

    SO incredible! She is so inspriing…

  8. Jane Flanagan

    Such a lovely list. Thank you both for sharing!

  9. Cristin

    What a fun post! love her sandal too.

    Caitlin, your blog is looking amazing!!!


  10. annechovie

    Great feature! Thanks for posting.

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