December 1, 2014

home decor - the living room

We love home decor as much as we love fashion. Just like an outfit, you can take a room to the next level by accessorizing. With the help of Modani, we were able to create an inspiration board for a modern but comfortable and inviting living room. Modani is a retailer that specializes in modern furniture, as well as modern accessories and statement pieces, thus allowing the designer in all of us to find the perfect balance in any room of the home. The glass table from Modani was our starting piece as we enjoy styling tables with trays, books, magazines, candles and flowers. It is fun to use different tabletop items depending on the season and/or mood and the glass provides a blank canvas to style to your heart's content. We then added natural elements and colors to make the room warm and inviting. The Buddha statue from Modani is our favorite component of the room as it brings a sense of peace and tranquility.

living room inspiration board
Chairs // Modani
Astronomy Wall Art // West Elm
Wall Art // West Elm
Ampersand //Barnes & Noble
Rug // Modani
Standing Lamp // Modani
Mirror // Lamps Plus
Glass Coffee Table // Modani
Crown Pillow // Lamps Plus
Home Pillow // Modani
Gold Pillow // West Elm
Gold Tray // One Kings Lane
Vanilla Candle // Diptyque // Liberty London
Match Holder // Jonathan Adler // Shopbop
Faux Peony Flowers // Lamps Plus
Buddha // Modani
Couch // Modani
Throw // Pier One Imports 

namaste,
m&s

p.s. Modani is having cyber Monday specials on furniture! Check them out here

November 25, 2014

gift guide

gift guide 2014

We love gift guides. 
Here is a round-up of some of our favorites for the variety of people in your life:
 
one // for the kiddos and/or parents
two // for the mixologist hostess (these little critters are so cute to add to a bowl of punch or sangria for all the fall dinner parties)
three // for the artist and cheese lover
four // for the new home/apartment owner
five // for the baker
six // for the beer drinker
seven // for the wine drinker
eight // for the boozy baker
nine // for the men
ten // for the accessory lover
eleven // for the cheese and charcuterie hostess

Please forgive us for our absence...we are planning a blog redesign and are so excited for the new year and launch!

namaste,
m&s

 

October 21, 2014

ready for fall: hats!

hats for fall
We wanted a quote on this collage simply because we love quotes and feel they add to anything and everything. So, we stumbled upon this one by artist Felicia McMillan and thought it was perfect. Hats are great to make a statement and to enhance any outfit and, well, to cover up a bad hair day and/or when you don't feel like doing much to your hair. The last one applies to us more days than not. We both have long hair and sometimes (a lot of the time for Megan) we do not want to blow dry or style it. As such, a hat is a great go-to...especially in the fall. We wanted to showcase great hats at a variety of price points so that everyone can see great fashion does not need to expensive...it is more about creativity and expression and, well, waiting for sales. We tend to stick to the ones in the price range of the top row but how cute are the ones in the other two rows?

Top row: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
Middle row: 1 // 2 // 3
Bottom row: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

namaste,
m&s

EXPLORE: A great place to shop for hats in the Monterey/Carmel area is the Carmel Hat Company. Not only is it located in the most beautiful and quaint place but it has the best hat selection we have ever seen and great customer service! In Old Town Pasadena, for our LA readers, we recommend the Goorin Bros. Hat Shop. This little shop takes us back in time and has a great selection of hats!

October 13, 2014

ready for fall: link love!

fall links
Some great fall-related links:

** Love Jimmy Fallon: here he discusses the pros and cons of the return of the pumpkin spice latte (aka the PSL) to Starbucks...in August. 

** Pumpkin + Macaroni & Cheese is a MUST try in our book. Check and check! Recipe here   

** Halloween treats for friends, family, co-workers, kid's classmates are always well received. Wrap these in a clear plastic goodie bag sealed with twine.

** Add some gorgeous chairs to your home to prepare for all the holiday parties. Find this beauty here

** The fall hairstyle trends you may want to try out this season can be found here.  

** Planning a fall wedding? Some great ideas can be found here

namaste,
m&s