Do you read the new London-based travel and design magazine, Cabana? My friend Jane and I stumbled across an issue at a wine bar in Rome and drooled over every page. The latest issue includes the stunning Paris apartment of textile designer Carolina Irving. As you can see in these photos, every inch of the sophisticated interior is bohemian chic. Order the latest issue of Cabana Magazine here.
I may not be much of a cook, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about a gorgeous kitchen. For The Host is a Washington D.C. based Etsy boutique that makes simple, chic kitchen accessories with a pop of color. From cutting boards to serving utensils, each piece is made of solid beech wood that has been painted and sealed with a crisp, color block design. They would make such unique hostess, housewarming, and Mother’s Day gifts (plus you’d be supporting a small business!). I am partial to the rose pink, robin egg, and light grey. Which would you choose? Shop For The Host’s full collection here.
This week’s insta-crush is the illustrator behind the charming city guides, Bonjour Paris, London, and New York. A stripe-sporting Frenchman, Marin Montagut’sinstagram feed is sure to capture any Francophile’s heart. When he’s not painting, Marin can be found creating documentaries for his friend Inès de la Fressange, antiquing at the Paris flea markets, or zipping around Normandy in his 1964 Peugeot 403 (he has a circa 1887 country cottage in the area). Marin’s whimsical photos feel a bit like stills from a French Wes Anderson film, and Marin himself reminds me of actor Romain Duris (who else loved L’Auberge Espagnole?). Read more about Marin in T Magazine and if you like, follow his instagram adventures here. Enjoy!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been coveting after a pair of Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings for years, but due to their $395 price tag, haven’t pulled the trigger. Luckily, I stumbled across the St. Raine boutique on Etsy. The Houston-based jewelry designer creates a gorgeous selection of beaded tassel earrings at a great price. The designs are available in both small and large sizes and each tassel is topped with pretty gemstone. I’m debating between turquoise, navy, and black. Which would you choose…?