I don’t know about you, but now that it’s officially spring I’ve been busting out more and more of my summer whites. I can’t wait for warmer weather to come this weekend.
It’s peony season! My favorite flower is finally back and I can’t wait to pick up my first bunch.
This kids room is absolutely adorable – the star wallpaper totally makes it.
Love the way you can put things inside and on top of these box shelves.
Since getting back from my trip I’ve been more and more into taking the time to enjoy a few books that I’ve been dying to read. It’s amazing how a vacation brings on new habits.
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As you know, I’m constantly on the hunt for new boutiques or antique shops here in San Francisco and when I travel. After a road trip down to Carmel to visit family a couple years ago, I was introduced to Lilify – one of my aunt’s go-to shops for unique finds. It quickly became one of my favorite places to visit when in town. Lilify is filled with so much goodness and inspiration. It’s a feast for your eyes. From the plethora of artisan goods, to the vintages finds, to the jewelry, and so much more – Hanni and Jesse have curated Lilify to perfection. Each time I’ve stepped inside it’s as though I’ve been transported into inspiration heaven. I instantly find myself picking up a handful of goodies that need to come home with me immediately.
A little history on the owners. Hanni and Jesse moved to Monterey, California with the goal of putting their talents to good use by completely renovating a dilapidated building. They saw an incredible vision for what the building could be transformed into, especially when it came to the commercial space downstairs – formerly a bar, which is now home to Lilify. After two years of putting their hearts and souls into the space, Lilify opened its doors in late 2012.
Since opening, Lilify has just added another layer of excellence to make the experience that much sweeter. You can now enjoy a cup of Bright Coffee as you wander through the shop finding beautiful treasures.
The next time you find yourself down in the Carmel/Monterey area add this treasured gem to your list of places to go. You won’t regret it!
281 Lighthouse Avenue // Monterey, California
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Sunday 9 – 1
Photos by Claire Giffen
After an incredible, inspiring and off the grid trip to Mexico to visit my dad – I came home feel rejuvenated, refreshed and at ease with everything that was waiting for me upon my return. Spending my days unplugged, swinging in a hammock reading, snorkeling with sea lions and enjoying life without any interruptions was delightful. Keeping all of that in mind, I’m slowly hitting the ground running this week but remembering that there needs to be more work/life balance happening around here. Details about the trip will be coming soon!
This week there are a handful of fun posts coming your way. So be sure to check back regularly.
It’s good to be back friends!
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
This week we’ve hunted down our favorite porch mats. With Spring just around the corner (and for those of us in California, it’s already been here for months!) it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up our porches and front doors for the new season. There’s nothing like a cute welcome mat to say “hello” to family and friends. The front door space of your home is the first impression for guests when they arrive at your place, and whether it’s big or small, a homey porch with a doormat, plant and wreath on the door is welcoming and warm. Take a look at a few of our favorite doormats.
1. You & Me Doormat: If you’re a newlywed or have been married for years, this is a sweet and sentimental welcome mat.
2. Monogrammed Doormat: We certainly love the simplicity of this monogrammed mat!
3. Herringbone Jute Doormat: This simple chevron pattern is stylish and practical.
4. Go In, Stay Out Doormat: Quirky and cute. We love that you can show a punch of your personality before guest’s even open the door!
5. Handwoven Doormat: To add some color to the porch, try this multicolor woven mat with a simple diamond pattern.
6. Hex Doormat: A bold pattern of hexagons welcome your friends and family.
Take a glimpse at these other perfect doormats.