Friday, October 16, 2015

THE HOUSE HUNT





The house hunt is ON.  We've called a realtor, have a meeting to get financing next week, and have been scouring houses and house plans nonstop.  Lately, our weekends have been spent driving around getting house ideas and seeing what's on the market.  It's looking more and more like we'll be building in the spring, but it takes just one house before then to change our minds.  I promise some fashion posts are coming -- but in the meantime, I thought I'd share a few of of the images from my HOUSE binder that I've been drooling over as of late.

The boy's headed to Starkville tomorrow for the game.  I'll be staying in Nash and my only plans involve my favorite fleece pants, no makeup, and the hair in a floppy.  

Hope you have a great one! X.

Images via Summerhouse and Pinterest

Saturday, September 26, 2015

PARIS CITY GUIDE

What I wore: Dress: Vince | Sandals: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Tom Ford

Hey guys!!  Just popping in to share a few snaps from our trip to Paris.  Let's start by saying how much I luvvvvvvv some Paris.  The french architecture + the fashion + the open-air cafes along the streets make me swoon.  We arrived late in the evening after taking the train in from London.  We went straight to our hotel to catch up on some zzzz's only to find out that our hotel's air conditioner was B-R-O-K-E-N.  It was 90 that day (way hot for Paris), and it just wasn't going to happen.  So, we hopped over to a cafe and booked a new hotel -- Hotel D'Aubusson.  We dropped our bags off and headed to a cafe down the street where we noshed on wine and baskets of french fries until 3 in the morning.  The next day we grabbed breakfast a few blocks away from our hotel at Cafe de Flore.  All of the cafes in Paris face their chairs toward the street for people watching -- which in Paris is aHMazing if you're into fashion.  After we fueled up, we headed to the Louvre for a bit and then did some street browsing.  We ate at Cafe George V {twice... oops!} and at tiny, tiny Ferdi (you have to text them for reservations and you MUST have reservations).  Every hour on the hour the Eiffel Tower sparkles -- so we headed down to watch at midnight on our last night. A must see if you're ever in Paris!  

Sorry I've been stingy with posts lately.  It's been a busy few weeks.  I finally fought off the jetlag but am still pretty tired.  We traveled down to the 'Sip to get Charlie back from my mom last week (she kept her while we were away).  This is our first weekend to get some R&R in Nashville, and I plan to do as little as possible.  The boy just informed me that we have to go to dinner before 5 o'clock because he has "games" to watch tonight. Sigh... Check back next week for pictures from lovely Portofino!

Thanks for stopping by! X.

  

Saturday, September 12, 2015

LONDON CITY GUIDE




 








  


What I wore: Dress: Vince | Flats: Chloe | Blazer: J.Crew

You guyyyyyyyyyyyyys.  We're back!!!  We had the absolutely BEST time in Europe.  I can't wait to share our travels with you over the next few weeks -- from London, to Paris, to Italy, and back to the BNA.  We're still trying to get back into regular life, and the JET LAG is real Y'ALL.  

Okay, let's start with L-O-N-D-O-N.  We flew out of Nashville at 4p on Friday afternoon and arrived in London the next morning around 11a.  Because we only had a short 36hrs in London, we hit the ground running.  We quickly checked the bags into our adorably perfect hotel -- Blake's Hotel -- and caught an UBER to Westminster Abbey.  We bought our tickets online in advance -- best move maybe ever -- because we walked straight into the Abbey with no line at all.  Westminster Abbey is one of the prettiest places that I've ever seen and touring it was probably my favorite thing that we did in London.  TIP -- download the free App before you get there for an audio tour that's so very helpful.

After touring the Abbey, we took a short walk over to Westminster Pier where we caught a boat to Tower Bridge.  We walked passed Big Ben on the way to the pier -- and... it started to rain.  OF COURSE.  I was okay with it though because we bought a pure touristy umbrella which I'd been eyeing since we landed.  {It was 8 pounds and pretty much fell apart before we left London -- but I was so glad we had it for the short time we did!}.

Because of the drizzle, we got off the boat at Tower Bridge to grab a happy-hour drink along the Thames River.   The rain stopped, and we jumped back on the boat and made our way back toward Westminster Pier at dusk.

From there, we took the Tube to dinner at Chiltern Firehouse.  Super yummy and the atmosphere was so glam!  It's tucked into a boutique hotel that was a fire station in the 1800s.  The coolest, right?!  We grabbed a taxi back to our hotel -- I just LOVE the taxis in London.  They're so cute and Londony!

The next morning, we grubbed at the Wolseley {highly recommend!} before walking to Buckingham Palace and then through Hyde Park to Kensington Palace.  I realllllly wanted to stop by Portobello Row in Notting Hill so we made the trek over -- only to get caught up in the most MASSIVE Notting Hill festival!  They closed all the trains in the area which made it more than a bit difficult to get back to our hotel to grab our bags.  

We finally made it back -- and it was off to do some browsing at Harrods and then on Bond Street -- I swear there were like six different Chanel stores on one street! H-E-L-L-O.  We had a quick spot of tea at Fortnum & Mason before we hopped on the train to Paris.

Thanks for stopping by, guys!  Have a great weekend! x.