March 19th, 2013 § § permalink
And then there was that time that I fell in love with a farm… last week. We stayed at Springdale Farm for SXSW in Austin last week, and it was just stunning. FInally being back to the busyness that is Houston, I honestly don’t see how the family that lives at Springdale doesn’t wake up singing the Sound of Music every morning. It’s just that peaceful. They even set fresh eggs on our porch every morning!
If you follow me on Instagram then you know I made the comment that I may never go back home. Trust me, you would say so too. If I could plan a wedding all over again, it would be here.
It has the most perfect outdoor dining spaces for dinner with friends and a good cheese plate. Plus, you can buy all of the produce from the farm that you’d like. Hands down one of the most magical places I’ve stayed.
Where’s one magical place that you would recommend over and over again? You can see more of the house on Apartment Therapy.
March 1st, 2013 § § permalink
I hope you’re free next Saturday (and if not, try and make that happen?), because I’ll be at Ikea Houston hosting another DIY event for the Bring Your Own Friend weekend! I may be biased since I’m usually the one doing all of the talking, but Ikea events are seriously my favorite. Not only will this free DIY totally be worth showing up for, but if you came to the last one then you’ll know how much free stuff we give away. It’s kind of insanely awesome. Plus, who doesn’t like a reason to go to Ikea?
If you want to come, RSVP here by selecting the Houston location and you’ll also get some quick goodies. See you there!
photo via Mokkasin design by Sugar & Cloth
January 17th, 2013 § § permalink
Aside from the number one question I always receive (which I mentioned here), people always ask me how I come up with ideas for projects, or things that inspire me. I can say without a doubt that adventuring to new shops, cities, and places inspires me more than anything else. I’m always intrigued by how things are displayed or used in new ways, and there is never any shortage of genius ideas behind little boutiques and local spots that are reinventing the creative wheel. To spread the wealth, I thought I’d start sharing my favorites with you here…
I’d like to introduce you to Sweet, the cutest, most drool-worthy bakery and coffee shop that you may ever step foot into. Not only does Sweet do sweet really well, but it definitely has bragging rights for the loveliest decor on the Houston macaron block, and trust me, I have been around the macaron block!
And just in case you want to take the treats (and cuteness) home with you, all of their goodies can come lovingly tucked into containers and boxes that could make any heart melt.
I had the strawberry and vanilla pots de creme… and maybe a macaron or two for the go, but I can neither confirm or deny that.