Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More of Blogfest 2012 in NYC

I’m on my way back to Barbados from Blogfest2012 in NYC and I’m far from ready to be going back home. I have been to New York before but I fell in love with the city this trip and was looking for any excuse to stay. Some of my highlights included brunch at Balthazar with my mum and sister, seeing Sister Act on Broadway, visiting the Jonathan Adler store in Soho, all of the greenery throughout the city- Bryant Park & Central Park, meeting all of the very inspiring bloggers at Blogfest2012 especially the super nice and incredibly talented Angela from Casa Sugar, snapping photos with Thom Filicia at The Savant Experience Party, the Kravet Studio tour(I imagine this is what heaven looks like!), the Elle D├ęcor and Kips Bay show houses and the very trendy New Traditionalists Party where I got my second glimpse of my new style crush – interior designer Jon Call aka Mr Call Designs. The line up at Blogfest2012 was so impressive and all of the designers, editors and the Kravet family blew me away and have given me a lot to blog about during the upcoming weeks. If you haven't already seen my highlights of Blogfest2012 you can see them here.

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The reflection of the New York Skyline from Bryant Park

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Highlights of Blogfest 2012

I don't even know where to start this one, I am feeling so incredibly inspired and every day at Blogfest 2012 continues to get better and better. It has been a hive of activity since the first minute and I am struggling to pick a few favourites. The bloggers, sponsors, organizers, speakers and everyone involved are all beyond amazing and I continue to be impressed by everyone I meet. Blogfest 2012 kicked off at the Kips Bay Show house and Margaret Russell, editor of Architectural Digest was there to greet us all and she is even more fabulous in person! From there we headed to The Savant Experience center where I was blown away by the integration of technology and design and got a photo op with Thom Filicia and my new blogging buddy Angela from Casa Sugar!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogfest 2012

I'm off to New York for Blogfest 2012 and very excited to meet some of my fellow bloggers who I have been following for quite some time now. Keep updated by following on instagram or twitter for updates and pics from my trip to NYC. Happy Weekend! Lots of love *** 

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Countdown is on - Blogfest 2012

The countdown is on! Blogfest 2012 is a week away and I’m super excited (and a little nervous too!) I arrive in New York next week Thursday for some sightseeing and shopping and then it’s Blogfest time. I have a long list of things to do and I’m excited for every event at Blogfest but there are some that I am especially excited for. I also cannot believe that I am going to be surrounded by such incredibly talented bloggers, going to events sponsored by magazines that I read and love and getting the opportunity to hear interior designers that have inspired me.

Herb Garden

I recently moved into a small apartment and one thing I am missing is a garden. I won't pretend that I have a green thumb but I love plants and flowers. I got given a beautiful orchid for my birthday but I'm ready for a little bit more green so when I get back from New York for Blogfest I plan to start a small indoor herb garden. I'm loving all of these ideas especially the clean contemporary white pots. Some of my herb garden must haves are basil, chives, parsley and rosemary. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Love life !

I'm still a little under the weather but I'm itching to get out of the house and do something. I may not be up to riding around on a bicycle or surfing (who am I kidding? I can't do that on the best of days!) but I definitely think I could handle a coffee or tea and a beautiful view. Happy Weekend and lots of love*** 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Breakfast in bed

Both yesterday and today I have been home in bed with the flu and while I should be using this time to be productive I have just felt super blah and been a big bum and the overcast weather outside is not helping the situation! My bed looks a little something like this - definitely unmade, the sheets are all rumfled. I have piles of books and my laptop on the bed with me and the bedside is overflowing with tissues and half drunk orange juice. The only thing I'm missing is a glam tray filled with beautiful breakfast in bed. Look out soon for an exciting post about Blogfest 2012 and how to win a FREE trip to Barbados with Loop Barbados

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tropical Living

One of my favourite design styles though I'm sure its not defined anywhere is tropical style. Large open spaces, dark woods, white linens and lots of greenery make for a perfect space if you ask me. My dream home would be in the country surrounded by canefields with gusty breezes and big views and look something like this... 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pinterest Picks of the week

My favourite pins from the past week in food, fashion, interiors & life! If you want to see more, follow lovedesignbdos on pinterest and if you aren't already pinning get ready to lose yourself for hours in all the beautiful images. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Get creative when it comes to recycling and re purpose old items for fun planter options. 

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