6 Reasons to Love Fall

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I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited that Fall has finally arrived!  Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, but there’s something so exciting about Fall… crisp sweater weather (and for LA that means anything below 75º), picking out my little girl’s Halloween costume, looking forward to Thanksgiving stuffing and, of course, proof that Christmas (my absolute favorite holiday) is just around the corner.

So today, I decided to share 6 of my favorite things about Fall, and the reasons that I “fall” in love with this season every year 

20140927-210028.jpg1. Pumpkin Spice Latte – my fave is from The Coffee Bean | 2. DIY Gilded Pumpkins – julep | 3. Faux Fur Jacket – Zara | 4. Faux Fur Throw Blanket – Amazon | 5. Gold Leaf Place Setting – Brides of North Texas| 6. Pumpkin Soufflé Candle – Anthropologie

What are your favorite things about Fall? Feel free to leave a comment to share.

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

5 Finds: One Kings Lane

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If you have a slight shopping obsession (which i may or may not have), and you like pretty things (check), I highly suggest you download the One Kings Lane app onto your phone or iPad (or both like I did). Last night I got totally sucked in, mesmerized by all of the prettiness. Hours later I found myself giddy by all of the glorious finds, and a little sad that I couldn’t buy all of it.

Lucky for you, I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 picks. A room with any (or all) of these pieces is sure to delight.

20140916-163627.jpg1. Pink Tufted Ottoman | 2. White & Gold Bar Cart | 3. Black & White Spotted Pillow | 4. Brass Swing Arm Floor Lamp | 5. Teal Velvet Chaise

 

Do you have a favorite of the 5? It’s so tough to choose just one!

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Trend Alert: Dark Florals

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If you haven’t noticed, the floral trend is still a thing.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving. And just in time for Fall, things are getting a little darker and more sultry… just the way I like it!

Here are some amazing dark floral finds… from the most functional of items (calendar & mousepad) to statement-making pieces (hello gorgeous wallpaper), here are some kick-starters to add some dark floral loveliness to your life.

Black Floral Stationary – Charlotte Ronson for Tiny Prints | Magnolia Photograph – Sarah Ryhanen | Black Floral Wallpaper – Ellie Cashman Design | Oversized Floral Fabric – Miss Matatabi via Etsy | Dark Floral Mousepad – Field Trip via Etsy | Navy Floral 2015 Wall Calendar – Khristian A Howel via Etsy

Loving the floral trend, and want to see more?  There’s this one about pastel-blue florals, this one all about the Spring floral trend and this one which is nothing less than super pretty floral pictures… ah-mazing!

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

My Family :: Our Wedding Day

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As of today, my wonderful husband and I have been married for 3 years (together for 7)… my how time flies when you’re having fun. Sharing this journey called life with such a special man is nothing short of a blessing. Together we’ve turned a relationship into a family, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

To celebrate this wonderful day, I’m taking it back 3 years (and finally sharing pictures) of the day we said “I do” ♥

Florals: Brianna Maxson
photography: Cary Pennington

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

My Family :: Blueberry Picking in Michigan

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I realized I haven’t posted about the fam in a while, so I decided to share some pics from our trip to Michigan.  Every year we head to Eagle Lake in Paw Paw, Michigan to my family reunion.  It’s a chance for all of us to escape city life for a bit and enjoy nature.

One of the things that Michigan is known for in the summer is its awesome crop of blueberries.  I’m convinced they’re the tastiest around.  So of course I had to take Keira blueberry picking while we were there.  Here are some pics of us on Keira’s first official blueberry picking adventure.

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Photo cred goes to my wonderful cousin and fantastic photographer, Felicia Krueger

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Interior Design File: Inspired by Tile

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Despite the fact that it’s Monday, I’m super excited about today’s post. Lately, I can’t seem to get enough bold patterned tile.  It adds so much interest and personality to a space; it’s like an instant dose of sophisticated old-world charm.  Likely not the tile of choice for the minimalist… it takes some guts to take the plunge and embrace these powerful pops of pattern.

From top left: House Beautiful | Indulgy |  The Lettered Cottage | Belle Vivir | Domaine Home | The Schumacher Blog | Decor8

Do you have the guts to go bold with tile? What would be your room of choice?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Here & Now // 21

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More of what I want/crave/need…

Tray Chic

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West Elm

 

Tea (Towel) Time

How stinkin’ cute is this tea towel! Speaking of, I think I need a Vespa.0992c63c8dbfd2116a5010d8fdb726b1
ModCloth

 

Top Feather

This top is the perfect example of boho chic gone right.384503d9d62fcb25caf13102d731b042
Nicole Miller Atelier

 

Love(ly) Notes

Precious stationary for a love note or just a friendly hello.il_570xN.640721091_34bk
The Stationary Boutique; Etsy

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

I’m Bugging Out Over This Artwork

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Something you should know about me… I’m terrified of bugs.  Like all bugs… flies, ladybugs, butterflies… it’s pathetic.  So I was just as shocked as the next girl when I found Kari Herer’s artwork and fell in love with her “bug art”.

Here are my 3 faves…

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All artwork available on Kari’s Etsy Page

Curious to hear what you think.  Would you display “bug art” in your home?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

 

Inspirational Words for Your Friday

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TGIF. I thought I’d send you off for the weekend with some inspirational words.

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All quotes (and more) from my Ain’t That the Truth board on Pinterest.

 

Hope you have a great weekend!

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Inspiration: Blue Bedroom

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My master bedroom is in major need of a makeover. I’m looking for something that will feel calming and effortless. Today I’m drawn to blue (who knows what tomorrow will bring).
Here are a few designs that I find inspiring.

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Do you have a favorite?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

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