Soho House | Smitten Studio

I have not been able to get this image out of my head since first spotting it on Smitten Studio (amazing blog, add it to your reader!) and now I desperately want to take a trip to the Soho House in Miami OR re-create the entire fabulous situation in someone’s breakfast nook. PEACOCK LEATHER CHESTERFIELD!

This is Glamorous | Design Sponge

I’ve never been a shoe girl, but This Is Glamorous makes me want to be. More clever shoe storage ideas here and Michelle Smith’s stylish living room shoe situation.

Tory Burch Blog

De Gournay and Serge Mouille make unexpected bedfellows, but I think this relationship will make it the long haul! Bonus pints for the powder blue mid-century buffet. via Tory Burch

Lately I’ve felt like my brain is starting to share an unsettling resemblance to my internet browser–a hundred different tabs open at once that I promise I’ll get around to reading, buying, blogging, doing later.

We’re just over two months away from the wedding (headed up to NYC for my first fitting this weekend!) and as much as I swore up and down I’d be a low key bride I’m definitely starting to feeling the stress building, but also the excitement!

I’m working with some amazing clients who have put full trust in me creatively which always makes for a more rewarding project, and am getting ready to celebrate a birthday on Thursday. Life’s been a whirlwind, and I’m not nearly ready to say goodbye to summer. Where did it go?!

With of all of the crazy, TPOS got pushed further and further down the to-do list and sadly began to feel more like a box to check than a place to engage and share inspiration. Hence the sporadic posting this summer.

I’ve been having more and more conversations with fellow bloggers and blog readers alike about the “state of blogging” and there seems to be an overall sense of discontent. A feeling that something is missing that we can’t quite put our finger on. Scrolling Insta has replaced checking in on some of our old daily reads, others we read with an eye roll.

So I’m curious both as a blog writer and blog reader, what’s next? Do we think blogging is on its way out or will it simply continue to evolve?

More importantly, I’ve shared some of my current inspiration above, what’s inspiring YOU? Please share in the comments below.


  1. I love in Miami and have been wanting to go to Soho! As for the shoes in the cabinet… I styled a cabinet like that at my sister-in-laws house. It’s in her living room, and we love the way it looks. Finally, as for blogging…I still feel like I am finding my voice after all these years. I love to read and write when I can. XOXO

  2. My take: too many sponsored posts have made some blogs seem unauthentic. I was just reading a blog post by a professional makeup artist in which she lamented beauty bloggers recommending whatever product was sent to them as a freebie instead of the tired and true product that’s been a favorite for years. It’s happening in the design blog world, too. I want to see what’s going on in another city. I want to know what is inspiring in a blogger’s world. I don’t want to ready about Target or Wayfair or Joss and Main.

  3. As long as people are inspired to share, blogging (whether long-form blogs like this or micro-blogs like Twitter or visually blogs like Instagram) will help us connect.

    As for inspiration, currently I’m loving…
    A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemmingway
    Habitually Chic’s travelogue from her summer in Paris
    The new issue of Porter (still a sucker for print magazines!)
    McNally Jackson Books and McNally Jackson Store in NoLIta
    The tile floor at Balthazaar
    That slight temp drop in August that lets you know Autumn (and back to school and fresh starts – and new notebooks!) waits just around the corner


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