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.     

Friday, September 25, 2015

Only in Barbados Exhibition

I was beyond honoured when The Frame & Art Co. reached out to me and invited me to be a part of their Only in Barbados exhibition. #onlyinbarbados is an exhibition of mobile phone photography and focuses on images taken in and around Barbados. I was unable to make the opening party but visited last week to look at the other photo entries. I was beyond impressed with the creativity of some of the shots and humbled that they would include my photos alongside some of these epic shots! 



All Photos are the property of LDB unless stated otherwise

Friday, September 18, 2015

Swagg Restaurant

A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the new Swagg restaurant located in the South Beach Hotel on the South Coast. I live on the South and was very excited to hear of a new restaurant being opened. I wasn't sure what to expect but had checked out the menu on their Facebook page and was very impressed with the dishes and eager to try some of them. One of my best friends accompanied me and upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the manager, Cheryl Ann. She offered us the option to dine outside or inside but we opted for indoors so we could enjoy the air conditioning - Barbados has been super hot recently! 


Friday, September 4, 2015

Travel : Spyglass Villa, Saba

Saba is one of my favourite places ever! I have been fortunate enough to visit numerous times on family vacations which my grandparents take the kids and grandkids on. Every time I visit I feel like I fall in love all over again. The authenticity of the island is infectious and I often daydream about moving there to spend my days reading and writing. Saba is a Caribbean island and smallest municipality of the Netherlands. They boast the smallest commercial runway in the world and a population of under 2,000 people. While I do not scuba dive my grandparents rave about the beauty and visit every year just to scuba dive. They also have lovely hiking trails, the tallest and most difficult is Mount Scenery which goes up to 2,910 ft! If you make it to the top you are literally in the clouds as you take in the views.



Friday, August 14, 2015

How to create the perfect backyard

I love outdoor living and believe in making the best of your outdoor spaces. Editor, Derek B. Lotts of Smooth Decorator shares his tips on how to create the perfect backyard below. Who does not dream of having a secluded place in his or her backyard, a private corner where they can rest from the troubles of the world and prepare themselves for new challenges that await? If you are blessed with having a backyard that is roomy and private enough to create a nook in it, do not wait a second to start turning it into a great hang-out one. Here are several suggestions on how to do the job perfectly. 

See more about this property on Blue Sky Luxury

Pool
Relaxing in a pool after a long day at the office is in top 10 rejuvenating activities there are. Do not be immediately turned off by installation issues. Your pool does not have to be anything of large proportions. Nowadays, you can find practically any shape, size and depth and a lot of them are highly customizable. If you want to go all the way and add the tropical touch, landscaping is the key. Add palm trees, banana plants, and birds of paradise. If your space does not allow you to do landscaping due to concrete surroundings, use tree pots. Remember that there are different types of pool finishes. Polished colored quartz is the best if you want to achieve tropical aqua blue color.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Archers Hall opens it's doors at Millhouse

Archer's Hall has opened a stunning new store in Millhouse and I am so excited to visit! Julie Chalbaud visited and took some phenomenal photos which I have been fortunate enough to share. Their new store perfectly showcases the extraordinary talent of Monique and Terri Archer along with their team. The massive space has been designed so that there are distinct living areas with both indoor and outdoor furniture, dining spaces and detailed vignettes. Some of my favorite elements are the abundance of natural light and of course the exquisite furniture and accessories.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Travel and Beauty!

Travelling is one of my favorite things to do, packing - not so much! I tend to over pack and I am definitely guilty of throwing everything into a suitcase at the very last minute! When freelance writer, Sophia Smith sent me this piece I found it incredibly helpful and had to share. The photos are pretty inspiring also.  See her post below. 

Summer is the perfect time to travel to new and attractive destinations. However, packing is not something we look forward to, particularly girls who tend to pack every single thing ( just in case). This time, do not take everything out of your wardrobe and throw into your suitcase. but take a piece of paper and make a list of all the essentials and most importantly: stick to it! This especially applies to the enormous makeup kits that we always carry around. We have numerous beauty products that we use on a daily basis, as well as makeup that most of us cannot imagine going anywhere without. How to pack and what to take with you?




Friday, July 24, 2015

Simpson Creative

It has been a busy couple of weeks launching my newest venture - Simpson Creative. As a result I have neglected LDB a bit. I am determined to get back on the blogging train but just trying to find the balance. Until then I wanted to share with you all what I have been up to. I started doing Social Media Management a few years ago after I had better established LDB. I saw the importance of it in promoting my blog and found it to be both challenging and interesting. Simpson Creative Caribbean offers services in social media management, creative direction as well as marketing and online marketing solutions. Below I share a few photos from my first SC Photo Shoot. See more by liking us on Facebook and following @ simpsoncreates on Instagram and Twitter. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

New York Bound

As I sit here on the plane I am both excited and a little anxious. In the past I have done a lot of traveling but in the past year those travels have been limited to Antigua. I am on my way to New York for BlogHer conference, the last time I visited was in 2012 for Blogfest on Design. I have incredibly fond memories of that trip and made a lot of blogger friends. I hope that this trip I can be a little more outgoing and make some new connections. 


Friday, July 10, 2015

The Good Life - Afternoon at Sheer Rocks

Since I have returned from Antigua I have been left daydreaming of my amazing trip there! One of the highlights of my visit was my afternoon at Sheer Rocks. Sheer Rocks is located on the West coast of the island and has the most spectacular views. The food, service and overall atmosphere of the restaurant are equally impressive. I arrived around 4 PM and was greeted by the charming Jackson who promptly insisted that my sister/assistant for the day; Faye and I try some of the cocktails. I am not a big drinker so I took his suggestions and enjoyed an "Apple Rocks" cocktail while Faye had "the best Mojito" she had ever tasted.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Life as I know it : I've been a bad blogger

The past few months seem to have flown by and I have really neglected the blog. I think this is a challenge that I have faced numerous times over the years and am still trying to overcome - any suggestions are welcomed. I have so much respect for bloggers who can stay focused enough to post daily or even weekly. After having a brief "techy" meltdown this morning I decided to take some time to browse Pinterest and review some of my favourite blogs. This is something that I used to do daily but over the years hasn't been as easy, especially since the launch of Simpson Creative! It was incredibly refreshing and reminded me why I started LDB in the first place - to share my inspiration. 


Friday, June 19, 2015

Life as I know it : Bits of Barbados PT 2

About two weeks ago I took a Sunday drive with my Mum starting on the South Coast of Barbados and then through Bridgetown, along the West Coast and ended in Speightstown. I shared some photos already of Speightstown but here are a few starting in town and on the West. Again I can't say it enough that I am so incredibly blessed to life on such a beautiful island! See more photos from my Island Tour here

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Splash

Summer is here and in Barbados our Carnival or "Crop Over" season will be soon underway. That means endless events; breakfast parties, cruises, cooler fete's,  lots of dancing and having fun! LDB has teamed up with some of our favorite stores to put together our "Hot Party Picks". Apart from the clothes, accessories including jewelry, handbags and sunglasses are very important in pulling the look together. The Royal Shop, Sun Collection and Something Samarah have shared some of their favorite pieces for the season. See the product information below. 


1. Rebecca NY earrings and necklace - The Royal Shop
2. Dita Freebird Tortoise Sunnies | Thiery Lassry Strippy Sunnies - Sun Collection
3. Belle Etoile Cherry Blossom Orange bangle, pendant and ring - The Royal Shop
4.Rebecca NY bangle & ring - The Royal Shop
5. Movado Watches - The Royal Shop
6. "Like a Boss" & Orange pineapple clutches from Something Samarah.

*Visit The Royal Shop and mention LOVE DESIGN BLOG for a Special Discount on these pieces*

Bonita Bay - Barbados

I have the pleasure of working with Archers Hall Design centre and I was so excited when images of this stunning property, which they decorated showed up in my inbox. Bonita Bay is located on the West Coast of Barbados. The West is known for it's luxurious beach front properties and Bonita Bay is no exception. The home is newly constructed and features six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and 9,200 square feet of living space. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the home are the views which can be seen from almost every room. 



Friday, June 5, 2015

Cafe Luna

Cafe Luna has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years but I haven't gone in quite some time so I was very excited when they invited me for dinner. Cafe Luna has a unique allure and feels like a secret spot. I went for dinner this past Friday with my boyfriend and it was nothing short of perfection. Cafe Luna combines quality service with delectable food and a stunning ambiance. 


We were very spoilt and sat at the best seat overlooking the beautiful Miami beach. Photo by Steven Cumberbatch of Magical Moments photography.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Life as I know it : Bits of Barbados

Over the weekend I took a drive with my Mum from the South Coast through Bridgetown, along the West Coast and ended in Speightstown. Along the way I stopped to take photos of some of the sights and beaches. I drive to Speightstown about twice a month but have my eyes on the road more than anything else. Mum drove and I was able to look out the window and truly appreciate the beauty. Every so often when I really think about it I see how blessed I am to live on my beautiful island - Barbados. See some of my photos below and stay tuned for part 2 of my island tour. 

I passed some older gentleman at a small fishing area playing dominoes to take some photos of the beach and when I looked to my left I saw these two beauties playing in the surf. It was so nice to see them as they ran excitedly from the waves. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fashion and Denim

Denim jeans are one of my wardrobe staples. They are incredibly versatile and depending on the styling can be dressed up or down. I tend to mix mine with simple black or white t and leather sandals for everyday or throw on a pair of heels and a blazer if I have a meeting to attend.( See my post on how to dress up your jeans for work here). While browsing the internet for denim inspiration I came across four different looks from some fab fashion blogs. While I am partial to the simplicity of the first two they are all looks I would wear and have sparked a Shopstyle shopping spree!



Friday, May 8, 2015

Wedding Gift Picks

A few weeks ago I talked wedding rings with The Royal Shop. Today we are looking at Wedding Gift Ideas for both the wedding party and bride and groom. Traditionally in the past bridesmaids were given gifts for being part of the wedding party. I fondly remember receiving beautiful pearls as well as diamond studs when I was a flower girl, many years ago! While it is not as common now a wedding party gift is a lovely reminder of the big day. In more recent times I have been hearing about Brides and Grooms receiving gifts from their significant other, in addition to the rings! These can include handbags, pieces of jewelry or my favorite idea - matching timepieces. Here are some choice picks from The Royal Shop for you. See the product information below and visit The Royal Shop's Facebook page to learn more!





1. Timepieces for the Bride and Groom
Ladies say “YES’ again with this beautiful ROLEX EVEROSE GOLD and DIAMONDS LADY DATE JUST (28MM) Men, Let the adventures of your new life together begin with this ROLEX EVEROSE GOLD YACHT-MASTER 40MM for him. 

2. Rebecca Bridal Bracelet, Swarovski crystals and gold plated bronze & Rebecca Love Lock Bracelet, Swarovski crystals and gold plated bronze. | 3. Movado Women's Museum Classic watch, 28 mm stainless steel case, black Museum dial with tone-on-tone outer ring and silver-toned dot and hands, black calfskin strap with stainless steel classic tongue buckle. Personalize this watch with a message to celebrate your  special occasion! | Men's Museum Classic watch, 40 mm stainless steel case, black Museum dial with tone-on-tone outer ring and silver-toned dot and hands, black calfskin strap with stainless steel classic tongue buckle. | 4. Rebecca Passion Necklace | 5. Citizen L SunriseThe gold-tone stainless steel case and bracelet, Mother-of-Pearl dial with champagne gradation, features a sapphire crystal, deployment clasp and water resistance up to 50 meters. 6. Belle Etoile Pashmina bracelets, earrings and pendant


All items available at The Royal Shop. Visit them today! 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bar Cart Alternatives

I love a bar cart and have blogged about them here a few times. I recently acquired a vintage bar cart from my Granny and was torn between turning it into a Coffee/Tea Cart or using it to put some of my plants on it. I decided on using it on my patio and while there are primarily plants on it I am loving some of the ideas below. The bar cart is definitely a classic piece to own and these ideas showcase that it is not limited to only drinks. 


1. Use your bar cart by the pool to store towels and summer drinks. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Travel : Dreaming of St. Kitts & Nevis

I love traveling and I haven't left Barbados in almost a year - quite possibly the longest I have ever been home without a trip overseas. I have been very blessed over the years to explore exciting places and travel a couple of times each year. I have already planned a trip to NYC in summer and will be going to Antigua in a couple months but have been thinking of joining my grandparents on their trip to St. Kitts & Nevis. I visited the St. Kitts Tourism website to start doing some research on the island and of course being the social media nerd that I am also I followed St. Kitts Tourism on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. See below some of my finds from the official St. Kitts Tourism website. 

Accommodation : Belle Mont Farm at Kittian Hill. The farm is comprised of 84 Guesthouses, 12 three-four bedroom villas and 7 four-bedroom Farmhouses set within a tropical organic farm. See more here 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Love for a Lifetime - Choosing the perfect ring!

Wedding season is fast approaching and perhaps one of the most important factors is the ring! I have been planning my wedding since I was a little girl and have endless pins on Pinterest of decor inspiration, dresses and of course rings. Simone from The Royal Shop talks to us about the process of choosing the perfect ring and gives her advice. 



Home Tour: Going Green

Interiors are my first love and while I am far more busy than when I started the blog I still like to make time to visit some of my favorite websites and blogs. While browsing on Lonny Mag I came across this home by designer Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors. What initially caught my attention was the clean lines and simplicity of the space. I became even more interested when I read that the home is eco-friendly and encourages sustainable living. This is something that I have been trying to learn a little more about and Jeniffer is an expert! See more on this contemporary and eco friendly Silicon Valley home on Lonny.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Life as I know it

It's been a while since I have posted one of my "Life as I know it" features. Things have been incredibly busy and I will soon have some very exciting news to share! In between the meetings, emails and overall madness I made time over the weekend to stay at my families beach house. While I wanted to sit on the verandah all day and read I went for a nice walk with my Mum, sister and boyfriend to a beach a little farther away to swim in the "pools". 


Friday, April 3, 2015

Wine and Cheese Pairings with Platinum Wines & Relish

Two Fridays ago I attended an event at Relish Dockside at the newly built Port Ferdinand Marina. The event was a collaboration between Platinum Wines, Relish and Hatchman’s Cheeses. The pairings were thoughtfully chosen with each wine complimenting the cheeses perfectly. Daniel Lambert of Daniel Lambert wines was the co host for the event and gave us some interesting history and facts behind the wines. The first Relish Craft Canape was the Amuse Bouche - St. James Smoke House Smoked Salmon Tartare with Champagne and orange infusion. All of the food was phenomenal but that was definitely one of my highlights. The Amuse Bouche was followed by four appetizing cheese courses as seen below. 
Relish Canape: St. Marcellin Cheese Burschetta with Red Onion Chutney | Platinum Wine : Calmel & Joseph Faugeres 2010
Photos by LDB unless otherwise specified.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Watch Shopping at The Royal Shop

I have a weakness for nice things - handbags, sunglasses and watches are high on that list. In the past two years I have been living more modestly while trying to grow my business but the time has come to treat myself. I contemplated for quite some time on what kind of watch to purchase and decided to visit The Royal Shop on Broad street. I have been learning more about jewelry from them in the last few months and wanted to take a better look at a Movado timepiece which I featured on my Christmas Gift Guide. I was very impressed with the service and if I had my way I would have purchased both the watches I tried on along with some of the Marco Bicego jewelry! 


Friday, March 20, 2015

One Enchanted Evening with KMLM Charity and The Royal Shop

I have posted about the KMLM ( Know Me Love Me ) Charity here before and was thrilled to be on the committee again this year. We changed locations and moved from Fisherpond to Lancaster Great House. The theme of our event was "One Enchanted Evening" and the location was perfect for this! The event was a success with delicious food from Anna Went, fabulous servers and waiters from Lancaster, fantastic auction items and generous attendees. The Royal Shop participated in a big way and not only donated a stunning bracelet and earrings from Marco Bicego for the live auction but also loaned Roberta, Lady Simpson some Bellari pieces from the Mademoiselle Collection. Rafi wore a smart Rolex also on loan from The Royal Shop. 

From Left: Nathan Simpson, Roberta, Lady Simpson & Founder of KMLM Rafi Simpson.

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

Friday, March 13, 2015

Subella London

Over the weekend I had the pleasure  of meeting with the lovely Susen of Subella London as well as Creative Director Anna Nicholas and Chris Browne of Fashionable Photography UK. I fell in love with Anna's work when she visited Barbados last year to shoot some fantastic Polo inspired Fashion Shoots. While we chatted about many things over drinks at Lime Bar the main focus was Susen and her amazing Subella London handbags. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Packing the perfect picnic basket for The Holders Season

Holders Season, The Caribbean's International Art Festival is fast approaching. I haven't attended Holders Season in quite a few years and I am looking forward to the fantastic events and performances that they have planned. When I was asked by Platinum Wines to put together my perfect picnic basket for Holders I was more than thrilled. I can think of nothing better than laying out a blanket, enjoying gourmet foods, good wine and wonderful performances at the stunning Holders House under the stars.  



I had great fun putting together three different "picnic baskets". All wines are available online at Platinum Wines Barbados or from their store in Tudor Bridge. When choosing wines I opted for screw tops so that they were easy to open and close. Baskets and all edible contents are available from The Gourmet Shop in Hometown. Acrylic wine glasses are courtesy of Walkers World and napkins can be purchased from The Studio in the Chattel Village, Holetown.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Citizen - The Royal Shop

CITIZEN is one of the most well known watch companies in the world and I personally have owned a few over the years. In fact I still have one that I was given for my sixteenth birthday - it still works and the classic design is still relevant all these years later! The Royal Shop has been teaching me more about jewellery and watches over the past few months and today we explore a little bit more about this brand and their story.  

Since its foundation in 1930, CITIZEN has promoted a multi-cultural mindset that fosters excellence and creativity. The very name of the brand conveys a deep respect toward craftsmanship and considered as familiar by citizens the world-over. CITIZEN’s Brand Ambassadors are always striving for the next ‘better’ and the new ‘now’. This simple belief that no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better – and now is the time to start doing it. Fresh determination to perform at their best. Passion driving improvement. Determination to succeed against all who stand before you. 


Citizen Brand Ambassadors include Eli Manning, Victoria Azarenka, Matt Kenseth & Kelly Clarkson. See some of Matt and Kelly's favourite timepieces here. Seen above - Three Time Grammy Winner Kelly Clarkson & the World Time A-T Watch. This is their first Eco-Drive Atomic Time Piece for women. With soft lines and shimmering mother-of-pearl dial, this is the go to piece for the international traveller. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Crane Barbados - One of the best beaches in the world!

I love my island and I was incredibly proud to see The Crane Beach nominated by USA Today as one of the top beaches in the world. I visited The Crane hotel a few weeks ago and as I sat at L'Azure Restaurant overlooking the beach I was mesmerised by it's beauty. I often take my beautiful island for granted and I was glad that I took the time to reflect and truly appreciate my surroundings. The Crane Beach is located on the southeastern side of Barbados and features dramatic natural scenery and a stunning sea of blues. 


Vote for my beautiful island here

Friday, February 13, 2015

One Kings Lane Living Room Update

Interiors are my first love and I am always on the lookout for beautiful spaces. My aesthetic varies but as mentioned in a previous post I have recently been drawn to simplicity. This space has lots of interesting elements but the choice of furniture, fabric and accessories make it very laid back and simple. This space is a collaboration with One Kings Lane and Erica Chan Coffman of Honestlly WTF. Erica had a common problem: She couldn’t decide how to set up this all-important room, so One Kings Lane style team got to work. See the before and after and shop the look on One Kings Lane.



Friday, February 6, 2015

New Year - Time to DAZZLE!

I am beyond excited to share with you my first ever magazine cover! When Dazzle editor, Ryan Wills called me I thought he was calling to ask me to write for his magazine. I was beyond shocked when he explained that they were interested in doing a piece on me. I was sure they had made a mistake but at the same time I was very excited and incredibly flattered that they thought I was worthy of their pages. DAZZLE is a bi monthly publication which features young professionals, entrepreneurs, and established businesses. See more of DAZZLE on their Facebook page, view the issue online and stay tuned for the print copy coming soon !



MY COVER!
I was so humbled to be featured on the cover. Previous covers have included the incredibly inspiring and successful Matthew "Fewwture" of Dream Real Projects along with equally impressive Amanda Reifer of "Fantasy" the band. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fashion & Jewelry

Over the past three months I have been learning more about jewelry from The Royal Shop. They carry an impressive range of fine jewelry and timepieces and every time I visit their Broad Street location I find another item to add to my wish list. I am currently crushing on their "My World" bracelets by Rebecca. They first came across my radar while I was doing my Christmas Gift Picks and have been on my mind since. In my opinion these stackable bracelets are a modern take on charm bracelets and are very on trend. There are a variety of options available and I love that you can customise them to fit your taste. Valentines Day is approaching and I think they are the perfect gift - thoughtful and fashionable at the same time. 


The first step is to choose your leather bracelet. They are available in a variety of colours and in single, double and triple strands. The fun part starts after when you can choose from an assortment of charms. The charms are all made in Italy  and plated over bronze - white, black, rose and gold. The charms range from initials to crosses to semi precious stones and there is truly something for everyone to love. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Year - More Inspiration

One of the biggest challenges I have faced in getting back on track with the blog has been the content. I do a blog schedule every month but this year I have struggled with finding the perfect content for those topics. I decided the best thing to do was ignore the schedule for a day or two and just share items that speak to me. Today I'm sharing some of my current inspiration from around the internet. 

This image sums up so much of what I love right now. There is something so simple and cool about the photo, the styling and the contents - the hat and beach towel are my faves! 



Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy 2015: Time to get organized!

I find it hard to believe that 2015 is already here, last year went by with incredible speed and I wish if anything that I had taken some time to "smell the roses". 2014 was one of my best years yet and as I mentioned in a previous post I accomplished almost everything on my list of goals. There were also a few welcomed surprises and some not so welcomed bumps in the road but I made it out alive and stronger for it. As 2015 starts I have already started working on my list of Goals which I will share in time. I am also craving a few things including structure and simplicity. In saying that I will be taking a week off to get everything organized. Thanks for all your support and see you next Monday! Xo








Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year - Bigger Goals

I have had a bit of a slow start to 2015 with some medical issues but I am finally feeling a bit better and determined to get on track and start tackling my goals. 2014 was an incredible year for me both personally and business wise and has left me craving even more this year. Below I have shared some of my goals with you guys and will be sure to keep you posted over the year of my progress. Follow me on Instagram @lovedesignbdos to see more of what I have been upto! Xo 



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to all of my LDB loves! Let's make it the best one yet. 


Graphic by Camilla Anchisa