Category Archives: Four Legged Friends

Insta-Crush: @LouiseTownsendPrint

When I stumbled upon the instagram account of British textile designer, Louise Townsend, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit. Her cozy country home in Devon is a neo-trad dream and her sweet pugs, Mary and Bunny, made my heart skip a beat. From her bowood print bedroom to her tulip filled garden, every image makes me want to hop on the next flight to England. Explore some of my favorite snapshots of Louise’s life in the English countryside below, and shop her charming hand printed designs here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Dog Accessories by Silly Buddy

My seven-year-old pug, Alfred, is my best bud. When I first met my husband, Simon, he wasn’t a fan of small dogs, but now he thinks Alfie is the greatest pooch on the planet (not biased at all) and loves to spoil him rotten. We’re always on the hunt for fun dog accessories and Silly Buddy on Etsy is my latest discovery. The Chicago-based shop sells the absolute cutest dog leashes and collars (if only they did harnesses!) in darling prints. Whether you’re in the mood for Liberty London or a timeless tartan, these folks have got you covered. Below, check out some of my Silly Buddy favorite dog accessories and shop their entire collection here.

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Best of Etsy: Knit Dog Sweaters by Blue Grey Studio

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It’s getting chilly over here in Europe and my pug, Alfred, is going to need some cozy layers to brave his first Scandinavian winter. Luckily, I stumbled across Blue Grey Studio on Etsy. The Toronto-based shopkeeper sells the loveliest hand-knit dog sweaters. The designs are all made with 100% wool and come in a variety of colors. I’m a big fan of this classic cable knit. Explore all of Blue Grey Studio’s designs here. READ POST

Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas

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Did you know there’s an uninhabited island in the Bahamas where visitors frolic amongst feral swimming pigs? I spotted the hilarious destination, known as Pig Beach, on instagram and couldn’t resist sharing with you. The pigs are friendly to visitors and spend their days basking in the sun and playing in the surf. Sounds like a pretty nice life if you ask me! Would you visit the pigs…? Terrible tourist trap or bucket list experience…? Learn more about the swimming pigs here.

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Pig-Beach-Swimming-Big-Major-Cay-Bahamas-6(images via the ‘Pig Beach’ geo-tag on instagram)

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Dogs by Del Toro

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Love your four-legged friend? Del Toro has released a new collection of embroidered velvet slippers, leather totes, and leather trays with all my favorite breeds. Exclusive to Moda Operandi, you can even order a custom monogrammed pair in the color of your choice with embroidery that looks just like your pup! I’m obsessed with the pug pair and tray—better start saving my pennies! Shop the entire collection here.

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Best of Etsy: Filly Dog

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Looking for a fashionable bed for your four-legged friend…? I’m eager to place an order from Etsy’s Filly Dog for my little pug, Alfred. The Salt Lake City-based enterprise makes artisanal dog beds and collars in a variety of playful colors and patterns. My personal favorite is the bright pink, though Alfred might prefer the handsome blue and grey. Explore all of Filly Dog beds here.

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