Busted! Thanks, Pinterest – but the answer is, no, we haven’t bought anything. However. A girl can definitely dream, and this one is dreaming big about the cutest little 2-bedroom cottage you ever did see. Meet the Adair:
all photos by me for Carlton Landing
A few weeks ago we were invited to a dinner to learn more about Carlton Landing, the development on Lake Eufaula that we visited two years ago and we haven’t stopped talking about it ever since. It’s a beautiful new lake town envisioned by Grant Humphreys and designed by Andres Duany, of Duany Plater-Zyberk (for those of you not familiar with the New Urbanism rockstars, DPZ designed Seaside and Rosemary Beach). Gorgeous architecture and a walkable lifestyle. Beautiful public spaces. A variety of amenities and price ranges. Our interest was piqued.
We were excited about Carlton Landing when we saw it two years ago, but even moreso after visiting Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach this past summer. I get the vision already – and it thrills me to pieces to think that we could have something so beautifully designed so very close to us. We finally made it back down to Eufaula this last weekend, and it thoroughly rocked our world. Warning: there are a TON of photos ahead! Continue Reading →
Ahhh! I’m so glad to be back here on the blog! I missed this space, but it was so nice to unplug from the blog for a few days while we were in NYC.
A few months ago, I received an email from the digital team at Better Homes & Gardens about their September Stylemaker workshop, a one-day event in NYC for a handpicked group of bloggers to learn more about styling photoshoots, pitching stories, and how to work closer with the magazine in general. My interest was piqued – it isn’t everyday you get an email from BHG, so how could I say no? As a subscriber for a little over a year now, I’d started taking better notice of the publication in general as they’d really ramped up their cool quotient. The demise of Domino magazine left a hole in the shelter magazine industry for the perfect high/low mix of home decor inspiration, and seemingly BHG is filling it that hole with colorful DIY ideas and features on bloggers like Joy Cho of Oh Joy. Attainable but still aspirational is the best descriptive phrase that comes to mind. Continue Reading →
I’m back from the craziness of Stationery Academy 2013 – and it was a doozy! This year’s (two!) sessions were held in Dallas and we were put up in super swank digs at the Hotel Palomar. And just like last year, it was chock full of inspiration, excellent how-tos, fun parties, and all the perfect details that Whitney and Natalie are so good at.
As an invited speaker this year, I really struggled with knowing if I should only go to one session or try to do both, so fellow speaker and alum Emily McCarthy and I both traveled into town on Friday to catch the end of Session 1 and then we were also able to be there for the beginning of session 2. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know that I would do that again – it was really hard to leave that second session and not be able to see how much the attendees take away from the experience. My favorite part of any event is getting to connect with fellow attendees, and that wasn’t totally possible this go around as much as I would’ve liked. Live and learn, you know?
My favorite parts were getting to know Emily even better, and also getting to meet design crush Erin Haines of Be True Designs. There was a whole lot of talent happening in both of those sessions for sure. Additionally it’s so great to connect with people that you might not have ever met otherwise. Big ideas happen when you show up.
I can’t wait to see all the good things that happen for all the attendees of Stationery Academy!