Heading to Ireland, Any tips…?

Hi friends! I hope those of you in the U.S. are making the most of your President’s Day Weekend (check out excellent sitewide sales at J.Crew, One Kings LaneWilliams-Sonoma, and Wisteria). Simon and I are headed to Ireland next weekend to visit friends and I wanted to ask if you had any tips on things to see/do/eat/drink in Dublin…? I haven’t been since college and always adore your suggestions. I also may be headed back to Ireland in May to explore the countryside with my mom and little brother, so ideas beyond Dublin are much appreciated as well. Thanks in advance! xx Katie P.S. I’m also popping over to London early next week for 36 hours…stay tuned! READ POST

Design Crush: Décors Barbares

Since moving to Europe two years ago and traveling to Morocco, Turkey, India, and Japan (still pinching myself), my love of textiles has soared to new heights. We’re returning to Istanbul for my birthday in late March and I can’t wait to fill my luggage with more fabrics. One of my favorite textile designers is Nathalie Farman-Farma of Décors Barbares (previously Tissus Tartares). Nathalie was born in California, raised in France, attended high school and college in the U.S., and now calls London home. Her dreamy Chelsea townhouse has been widely published in magazines and was included in the gorgeous book, Haute Bohemians. The interior reflects the designer’s love of Persian, Central Asian, and Russian folk traditions and her instagram account is one of my favorites to follow. Someday, I hope to incorporate Décors Barbares fabrics (all meticulously screenprinted in France) into my home. Below, explore more of Nathalie’s lovely textile designs. READ POST