Friday, December 11, 2015

Anonymous Art Show for Charity

A few months ago Kelly from The Frame & Art Co told me about the idea of an "Anonymous Art Show" which artist, Corrie Scott had come up with. I personally thought it was a fantastic idea and was excited for the show. My excitement grew further when Kelly asked about involving the Know Me Love Me Foundation. The Know Me Love Me Foundation aims to give needy children the chance to receive an education and have the tools to be able to do so. The charity delivers backpacks full of educational materials to children in Africa, Haiti and Barbados who cannot purchase them.


Learn more about the KMLM Charity and how you can donate here

Friday, November 27, 2015

Home Office

I have been working from home for a few years now and while I love the freedom I do encounter some challenges. In the past few months I had noticed that I was slightly "stuck" and find it to focus while working from home. I even read over my blog post on Tips for working from home in an attempt to get motivated but I was still struggling. I have been obsessing over Home Offices for the life of my blog and decided that my space needs a little pick me up. I made a few changes which made a huge difference. The biggest expense was the addition to my desk. I had a desk built which I put next to my current "Parsons Style Desk" to form a L Shaped unit. This provided me with much needed counter space and extra storage. I also got bamboo blinds from Walkers World, updated my inspiration boards as well as framed them and lastly brought some plants in from outside. 


Friday, November 20, 2015

Gallery Wall

I love a Gallery Wall and have blogged about them a few times here. I have been meaning to create one at The Cottage for a while now and when I came across Minted.com and all the fabulous artwork and prints they have I was instantly inspired. I was a bit hesitant at first ordering online and shipping to Barbados but they arrived in 3 days and in perfect condition. I used 5 prints from them and then framed one of my Instagram shots from the "Only in Barbados" exhibiton as well as a gold foil Barbados print from The Frame and Art Gallery. See below my Step-by-step DIY guide on how to create your own gallery wall!



Friday, November 13, 2015

Travel Dreaming

During the Summer freelance writer, Sophia Smith did a guest post on LDB about Travel and Beauty. Since then I have been working incredibly hard with Simpson Creative and have had little time to even dream about vacation - until recently. Sophie sent me another great Travel feature which left me dreaming of relaxing in Greece! See Sophia's post below. Enjoy! 

When you think about finally going on a holiday, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Are those the wildest parties on world’s most famous beaches and fun nights out in the best clubs? Or are you more into a bit quieter holiday, long walks on the beach, sunbathing, and hiking on a mountain?


Friday, November 6, 2015

L'atelier de Sophie

A few weeks ago I visited Sophie Domenge of L'atelier de Sophie at her beautiful home. The whole experience was incredibly inspiring. I left with grand ideas of painting the interior of my house white, changing out cushions and adding flowy curtains to all the windows. Sophie was the most kind hostess and it felt more like a visit with a friend than an interview for the blog. She gave me a tour of the house and I was enchanted - the house had an energy which cannot be explained. The house, designed by architect Ian Morrison ( one of my favourite Barbadian architects ) felt like a chic tree house. Sophie's design aesthetic only further compliments the architecture of this home.    


This space is on the lower level and just off of the guest bedroom. I love the open plan living of the home and would love to lounge in this cozy space with a  book and a cup of tea.