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!


  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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