VALENTINE’S DAY DATE NIGHT

The candy hearts and cards are starting to appear on store shelves which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! After seven years together, we keep things pretty low key around here. I’d rather have a handwritten note than a dozen roses, and we tend to favor making a special meal at home than fighting for a reservation–last year I found the cutest heart shaped lobster ravioli at Eastern Market!

If there’s one thing I am a sucker for though, it’s a love story; and A Winter’s Tale scheduled to be released this Valentine’s Day looks to be a tearjerker! Watch the trailer above and you’ll see what I mean. Based on a novel by Mark Helprin, the film follows the unlikely romance between a burglar (Colin Farrell) and the sick young daughter (Jessica Brown Findlay–Lady Sybil!!) of the wealthy family he attempts to rob. Russel Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Will Smith round out the star studded cast.

Winter's Tale

See it with your girlfriends or capitalize on the one night a year you can get your significant other to watch a romantic movie with you. We’re just under three weeks away, but to get you feeling festive I’ve started pinning some inspiration for the perfect Valentine’s Day right over here.

A Perfect Valentine's Day | The Pursuit of Style

Keeping it Real: This post was sponsored by WB Winter’s Tale through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about WB Winter’s Tale, all opinions are my own.

BITS & PIECES

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

In the winter I’m completely guilty of going into hibernation mode. I’m embarrassed to admit exactly how much time has been spent in yoga pants and an oversized sweater. With the Polar Vortex, this winter has made me even more of a recluse. Why go outside when I could be warm and perfectly content snuggled up reading The Goldfinch? (P.S tore through it in 3 days–so good!)

As great as it’s been checking things off my reading list, there’s only so long you can stay cooped up before going stir crazy. Craving some fresh air and a respite from gray skies, we ended up at the Botanic Gardens. If you’re in DC and have been feeling at all similarly, it’s a must visit.

In my humble opinion, the glass conservatory is one of the most beautiful buildings in DC, and with the citrus trees ripe with fruit in the garden court and the palm fronds reaching skyward in the jungle room, you’ll easily be transported to a balmier climate.

Photos by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style

BIG LOVE

Chloe Sevigny | House & Garden 2007

Chloe Sevigny | House & Garden 2007

Chloe Sevigny | NY Magazine

Chloe Sevigny | House & Garden 2007

Chloe Sevigny | House & Garden 2007

Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny | House & Garden 2007

Thanks to an HBO Go password borrowed from my sister, a whole new world of shows has opened up for us to binge watch. Big Love, starring Chloë Sevigny (among others), was our most recently devoured series.

Coincidentally, I was recently moving a stack of back issues of House & Garden I noticed Chloë peeking out from the cover of January 2007. Her quirky East Village apartment decorated by David Cafiero has since been sold, but I thought it was worth re-visiting.

Her rose garden alone (featured in the first and fourth photos) would be enough of a selling point for me, but I’m also completely taken with her black and white bath (that tassel bench reminds me a bit of my own!) and the coral/robin’s egg color combination going on in the guest bedroom.

P.S anyone else remember Chloë’s entryway being endlessly blogged about at the height of the Imperial Trellis craze? As much as it’s been done to death, I have to admit, still kind of love it!

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IN PURSUIT

In Pursuit | The Pursuit of Style

Kelly Wearstler Rosella Earrings | Top Shop Zebra Espadrilles | House of Hackney London Rose Mug | Time & TideAllan Winkler Blue & White Bowl | Juliet & Co. Pearl Wrap NecklaceTory Burch Printed Heart Cosmetic Case | Smythson Notebooks | Taliah PillowMadewell Baseball Sweater

As if being one of the most well-known interior designers wasn’t enough, Kelly Wearstler is also killing it with her jewelry line. Is it too early to make my first Spring purchase? Because these are at the very top of my list. While I’m at it, I’ll take this too.  This mug is almost pretty enough to make me a coffee drinker (but who am I kidding, I’d probably just fill it with diet coke!)

I have two of Christian Chaize’s Praia Piquinia photographs in my entryway, so I was very excited to see this book of his work. Allan Winkler’s blue spotted bowls would mix perfectly with my Blue Willow, and this necklace would be perfect for everyday wear.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I couldn’t resist a little pink and red in the form of this cosmetics case and this pillow. Leave it to Smythson to make the perfect wedding planning companions. I especially love the ‘honeymoon recollections’ notebook. Wouldn’t it be fun to re-read on some long off anniversary?

COLLECTED | LINDSEY CORAL HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper | House Beautiful

Lindsey Coral Harper | House Beautiful

Lindsey Coral Harper | House Beautiful

Lindsey Coral Harper | Elle Decor

Lindsey Coral Harper | House Beautiful

Lindsey Coral Harper | Elle Decor

Lindsey Coral Harper | Elle Decor

I remember first stumbling upon NYC based interior designer, Lindsey Coral Harper, via some magazine’s list of up and coming interior designer’s and thinking to myself: “Yes! She gets it.”

I’ve been a fan and follower of her work ever since and was thrilled to get a glimpse inside of her NYC abode via House Beautiful and Elle Decor. Truly a kindred spirit, the features focus on Lindsey’s collections of malachite and zebra which are pretty envy inducing!

The mix of Quadrille, Madeline Weinrib, a Slim Aarons photograph of Babe Paley, and treasures collected along the way made my heart skip a beat and gave me some much needed inspiration to be bold in a sometimes very beige world.

P.S what do you think my chances are of sneaking a little malachite by the fiance and onto the registry… 😉