Author Archives: Katie Armour Taylor

Artist Spotlight: Fatima Ronquillo

There are few things I love more than stumbling upon an artist I adore. My latest find? The work of Santa Fe-based painter Fatima Ronquillo. I came across her work on Pinterest while perusing images of Victorian lover’s eyes (one of my many random obsessions). Clearly, Fatima and I have some interests in common! The self-taught artist’s work is full of animals (snakes, monkeys, hedgehogs, and more), Orientalist attire (talk about turban chic), and playful yet moody classical motifs. It’s no surprise she was invited by Alessandro Michele of Gucci to collaborate. Below, explore more of Fatima’s exquisite paintings. Adding one to my bucket list! READ POST

A Royal Wedding Viewing Party

I don’t know about you, but as an admitted Anglophile, I’m very excited about the upcoming royal wedding. I love that Meghan Markle is a fellow Californian (she attended the same all-girls Catholic high school in Los Angeles as my mother and grandmother), and handsome Prince Harry has always seemed like good fun. The wedding will take place on May 19 in Windsor Castle and I’m hoping to have some girlfriends over to watch from home in Denmark (it begins at 7am EST if you’re in the States!). It’s the perfect excuse to indulge on clotted cream, scones, and a good English breakfast tea (and/or pop some bubbly!). Will you be watching…? Below, explore some fun finds inspired by the royal nuptials. READ POST

The Daily Hunt + Best Weekend Sales

Friday greetings, my dears! We’re back in London after four dreamy days in the Dorset countryside, but more on that later. Did you know that Parisian favorite¬†Sezane is now available at Nordstrom?! Hooray! Also, in weekend sale news:
Shopbop: The biggest sale of the year! Get up to 25% off with code EVENT18
Pottery Barn: get 20% off your purchase with code FRIENDS
Williams Sonoma Home: get 20% off your order with code HOME
Serena & Lily: get up to 30% off their gorgeous Pacifica collection
J.Crew: get 30% off 3+ styles with code TAKE2030

Ann Taylor: get 30-50% off all pants and denim with code PERFECTPAIR
LOFT: get 30% off tops and sweaters
Urban Outfitters: up to 40% off all home items
And now, I’m off to the National Portrait Gallery. I hope you have a lovely weekend! Above, a chic wicker clutch I’m coveting.

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Over 30 Fun Cinco de Mayo Finds

I love entertaining with a theme and lucky for me, the colorful Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner (a big deal where I grew up in California!). Fun fact: though it’s commonly mistaken as the day of Mexican independence, the holiday actually commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Below, find some of my favorite finds for a memorable Mexican fiesta (ginger margaritas, please!). READ POST