Friday, April 25, 2014

Our Honeymoon

Tuscany (via)

Okay, get ready for a bit of a saga, but I’m excited to say that my fiancé and I have settled on a honeymoon destination – Italy, Tuscany and Sardinia to be exact! I basically had my heart set on a safari in South Africa (which I sort of eluded to a couple times) and we had everything all planned and ready to go, until I tried to book our safari lodge and it was sold out. And so was every other one in the vicinity. So, word to the wise, if you’re trying to go to Africa for a safari, you need to book more than 8 months in advance.  After going back to the drawing board and considering and ruling out (for all sorts of reasons) a whole bunch of places (India, Morocco, Egypt, Bora Bora, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Greece, Bali), we settled on Italy for the delicious food and wine, ease of travel, and depth of culture. South Africa will just have to wait a couple years.

We’re planning to spend about a week in the Tuscan countryside, exploring small towns, the wine region, and some famous sites, followed by a week of relaxing by the sea in Sardinia (and of course exploring Sardinia culture). So, if anyone has any tips, must sees, things to avoid, whatever, please let us know!

xx Molly

Sardinia (via)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Palmed to Perfection: Martinique Wallpaper

A quick Google search of Martinique wallpaper will turn up a plethora of rooms designed with the iconic paper, but the picture above is what inspired my search. Made famous for its use at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the print is a classic. Below are some ways you can add the print to your life, if you, like me, can’t quite swing a full Martinique bathroom at this point. #4 is by far my favorite. At $68 apiece, these watercolors, hung in a series, are an easy, affordable way to get the look for less.

xx Molly

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Splurge or Save

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I recently purchased these Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (2) as a little spring present to myself, only to find less than a week later this nearly identical pair (1) for a fraction of the cost (I mean $235 versus $12.99 is no joke). While I’m still happy with my purchase (I keep singing the Black Eyed Peas song to myself), I thought others should benefit from my discovery. What do you think, are the sunnies worth the splurge?

xx Molly

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Brunch: Friend of a Farmer

This past (almost) year as an engaged couple has allowed the boy and I to start creating (and thinking about creating) some traditions we’d like to start as a family. I’ve insisted on an annual Christmas party, and maybe even a New Year’s Day bagel and Bloody Mary brunch, while he’d like to establish an early Sunday morning breakfast tradition. One thing we started this year, and plan to continue, is dressing up and indulging in Easter brunch. Not the most original tradition I realize, but still something that is, and will be, special to us. This year we tried Friend of a Farmer, I’d been dying to give their pumpkin pancakes a whirl (they didn’t disappoint). Next year, who knows, as long as it’s delicious.

xx Molly