Pop-Up, Pop-Up & Get-Down!

It's that time of year again!  The ladies of the MHD Mother's Co-op have outdone themselves with a fantastic line-up for their annual Pop-Up Shops this upcoming weekend.

1. I'm an "addict" for these India Hicks charms.  They have such clever and meaningful sayings and are my go-to gift  right now.  
2. Ummmm, are these cool fanny packs?  Because I NEED some of this Beau & Ro fashionable practicality. They both scream #Chella.  The palm print is so Palm Springs, but the fringe appeals to my inner Cindy Mancini. {RIP} 
Hmmmm . . . decisions.

3.  I also have a soft spot for bracelets and there will be plenty to choose from at the Pop-Ups.  Sequence collection has an amazing social mission.  And Chic Streets will have their share of beauties from The Ropes, Maine and I adore these Rosewood tassel bracelets.

4. I always get myself in a fair amount of trouble at the Bread & Butter table with there incredible selection of cards & housewares.  I choose you.  and you.  and you and you.  you, too.

I've really let my daughters embrace the 'orphan chic' look the last couple of years.  But sometimes I bite the bullet and purchase them adorbs dresses that will likely never see the light of day {because Target leggings with holes in them are somehow more appealing to them.}
Loving Petit Peony's selection of pretty frocks.

I suppose I could bribe them to wear pretty much anything with some goodies from Hayden & Halle.  This is a FANTASTIC addition to this year's shops.  It's a magical land where one million rainbows have exploded and all of your kiddos' wish lists come to life.  And, ummm, they deliver!  Fellow Marblehead Mom, Owner & Operator, Melissa Gallo, has saved my behind more than once, when I've found myself a couple {ahem} of cocktails deep and it's birthday party time and oops, I forgot to buy a gift {or two}!  Doh! Hayden & Halle to the rescue.  Here's a tiny sampling of the unicorn vomit fun!
Read about another fabulous contribution to Pop-Ups from Sweet Melissa, here

Can you even stand it?

And of course it wouldn't be the Pop-Ups without Monogrammer extraordinaire, Cece Dupraz.  Founder & friend, Marion Greely, continues to outdo herself with her stunning collections and selection of custom created monograms & motifs.

"At Cece DuPraz, we could never resist putting our own spin on things to make them unique and are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the ability to do the same!
From linens to party dresses to jon jons and more, this is your chance to take your ordinary items, kiss them with a monogram, and turn them into showstoppers. And many materials are compatible*, so let your imagination run a little wild! 
As we say around here, life is a party, monogram everything."
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.  
Also expect to see . . . 

Seaside Allure 
Irresistibles (Roberta Roller Rabbit, Joules, Saint James, etc)
Prema Yoga and Athlete By Design (Alo, Onzie, Liquido, Beyond Yoga, Magsy Gems etc)

I can't give all the goodness away on the blog - but there are also some SUPER DUPER surprise raffle items. 

Please come see for yourselves and support this year's charity, one that hits pretty close to home, the Friends of Marblehead Public Schools . . . 

Oh, and did I mention some of my fave BC bitches will be on the scene? {Obvs} 
If you can't make the event, and would like to support the cause shop here.

OH WAIT HOLD THE PHONE - did I even tell you about the complimentary champs and bloodies?!

YES, because that is definitely happening. 
{Thank you, Kappy's!} 

Hope to see you there!


today marks one month until our palm springs adventure.
so expect a few posts about this mid-centch mecca between now and then.

not sure how many of the sights we'll be taking in as we might be busy with a certain, ahem, festival.

but there is so. much. eye candy in palm springs - I can barely stand it!

COLOR. so much color. YAY.

love the pops of yellow at the avalon.


 unfortch, the parker was booked, but I plan on stalking this quintessential Jonathan Adler designed spot anyway.

maybe grabbing brunch at the delish Norma's.  one of my faves at the PM in NYC, I'm sure it's even better in this setting. {also, LooLoo was almost named Norma after this yummy spot}

Almost booked the Saguaro based on the rainbow pallete alone.  swoon.

You can actually rent Liz Taylor's house. See more here

Or  Sinatra's house, Twin Palms !

sidebar: love that Franky baby was a dog lover.
There's just too much fabulousness to cover in one post.
via AD

The doors alone would take me all day . . .
via studiodiy
via Kelly Golightly

Can you just pick me up already, Don?!

The Thrill of the Chaise

I stole the title of today's post from one of my fave peeps ever, Miss Kate, whom I used to babysit for many moons ago.  It's the name of her fabulous blog.  She's every bit as lovely as she is clever. 

It is a cold rainy dreary day here and I am so happy to be parked on my new & improved chaise.  A few years ago I 'surprised' horseface with this beauty.
The chaise, covered in Gillian's Zebras by Brunschwig & Fil, not the dog.
 . . . actually . . . come to think of it . . . 

Miss LooLoo was a bit of a surprise, too! Not sure which one he was more thrilled about.

 *I digress *
said chaise has become my home office on many an occasion. 
And has undergone a recent makeover. 
{buy bye, creepy china dolls riding zebras}
images by White Loft Studio
Every home should have at least one piece of this fantastically fabulous furniture.

via Lonny
via This is Glamorous
via Domino
via Elle Decor
via oomph
If anyone is wondering where I could truly die happy, it's in this Parisian loft, specifically on that chaise.
via casa Vogue
via The Apartment

these green machines happen to live in McDreamy's Malibu home.  
via DecorPad
via My Domaine
via AD
via sweet pea and willow

 And here's a sneak peek of my old but new again baby in real time.
{forgive the non-profesh pic}

And there you have it, the thrill of the chaise.

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