pretty paisley

Me, I like paisley. I have since I was a little girl. Look at these pretty things. Paisley has a few moods - a bit boho, a lot preppy, sometimes mod, sometimes super trad. Paisley and stripes - forever love. I'm doing this post about paisley because I can't manage to collect my thoughts about so many other things. There's that whole New York Times piece on digital magazines, there's Million Dollar Decorators, there's the Tweed House reno (or lack of one)...I don't know where to start on any of these topics. They are so much more complex than paisley.

Here in Toronto, there used to be a shop called The Paisley Shop. It was a fine antiques shop and not only was it in one of my favourite buildings in the city -- but I think that is one of the best shop names. Ever. The one-time Paisley Shop is now home to Seventy Seven, flagship location for Pink Tartan and Kim Newport-Mimran and her favourite things. It's located at 77 Yorkville, hence the name. They heavily renovated the building. I haven't been able to bring myself to go in. Partly because I'm prob not cool or skinny or rich enough to shop there and partly because, well, it's not The Paisley Shop.

That's all for today. Thanks very much for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely day. Stay cool.

sources: 1 & 2: Rickshaw Design. 3. West Elm. 4. Les Indiennes/IVM Prints. 5. Etro. 6. Linen Way. 7. J.Crew

happy valentine's day

I hope you spend time with someone you love today. I also hope you enjoy today's collection, despite it's utter predictability.

prabal gurung, style.combrooke giannettiben pentreath

homes & gardens erin featherston,

erin featherston,

phoebe howard, max & cophoebe howardmadeline weinrib atelierbarbara barry

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pretty in pink

Moi, j'adore this colour of pointsettia. Spotted these at Home Depot yesterday. Would love to set a formal holiday table with these. I'd cut them and put single stems into curvy white ceramic vases, then set a white and gold table. Imagine....