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Monday, September 26, 2022

JOSS AND MAIN STORE OPENING

*This post is sponsored by Joss & Main but all opinions and content are my own


A couple months ago while enjoying lunch at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts, I noticed a sign  “Joss & Main Coming Soon!” You can imagine my excitement when I saw this. I love being able to see items in real life to get a feel of how comfortable things are, the scale of items and seeing even more in person that I wouldn’t normally notice online. If you’re not local the good news is, they will be rolling out even more stores in 2023! You can shop in the store and have all the items shipped directly to your doorstep and remember if you're not local you can always shop Joss & Main for fast and free shipping!



As I was browsing their Fall 2022 catalog a couple weeks ago which you can view here, I dog eared the Lilo chair because it’s so unique with its beautiful curved arms and woven finish. I knew with the dark walls in our family room that it would be a beautiful addition to our space, especially for the Fall. This is one of those pieces that you would want to see in person. Some may say it doesn’t look that comfortable but for a chunky woven chair, it is. There is a little give with the curved style of the chair and the seat is nice and wide. 




I added these leather storage bins that are the perfect addition to store throw blankets which will be needed as the cooler days approach. They come in a set of two and the larger size would be great for storing firewood next to a fireplace. The smaller one is shown above with the throw blankets. 





I have a slight obsession with fun organic looking vases and planters and these beautiful nubby cement ones come in a set of 2! 




And lastly for our little fall update to our family room, I added a new statement mirror. This room doesn’t get a lot of light so adding a mirror to a space can help reflect the light that does come in the room. This mirror not only looks beautiful but the quality is amazing. I will definitely be adding this to my sourcing list for clients. 



If you’re in the area, stop in and check out their beautiful store in Burlington, Ma. If you’re not local, don’t worry. You can shop all these beautiful pieces online at Joss & Main


If you're not local, don't worry. I rounded up some of my favorite pieces I saw at the Grand Opening that are available to order online. So many beautiful pieces for your home from unique chairs to beautiful bedding and dinnerware for the upcoming holidays. 


Joss & Main Store Opening Picks


COGGIN METAL DESK LAMP | RATTAN PENDANT  | PULLY WHEEL | SET OF 2 CONCRETE PLANTERS | THROW PILLOW | THROW PILLOW | ART | FLOOR LAMP | VELVET SOFA | RUG | STORAGE OTTOMAN | COFFEE TABLE | BOUCLE CHAIR | LEATHER STORAGE TOTES | VASE | CABINET 






Thursday, June 23, 2022

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING WITH ALL MODERN

Patio season is upon us and I don't know about you but it's my favorite time to host impromptu get togethers, summer BBQ's, pizza parties with friends and spend all the time we can outside. The backyard is an extension of your home and a change of scenery can make things feel special.  When entertaining outdoors, I like to make it just as great as if we were entertaining inside. With the help of Allmodern, I've put together everything you need to entertain outdoors. Beautiful melamine dinnerware that is lightweight and shatter resistant.  Serving pieces for all those charcuterie boards and all the beautiful glassware for those never ending summer cocktails. 



Allmodern makes it easy to shop online and what I love the most is that everything arrives so quickly. If you're local to the Boston area you can now shop their FIRST retail store in person at The Market. They make it easy to stop in and grab all the entertaining needs in person. I had the opportunity to see the store in person and connect with new and old friends and it was such a great experience. The store is incredible beautiful and they make your shopping experience simple!



These melamine plates and serving ware caught my eye immediately because they look like real pottery but they're shatter resistant.  Great for entertaining outdoors! The large serving bowl is great for salads, watermelon slices, bags of chips or s'mores ingredients. It comes in 2 color options and additional serving pieces to coordinate. The neutral hues can coordinate with all your outdoor table setting ideas. I paired it with these stone salad servers and coordinating flatware settings in matte gold. I'm all for fun themed paper goods but there's something about real linens that take the outdoor entertaining to another level. I added these beautiful linen napkins that come in a variety of colors.I selected the cream color. 



To add a little elegance, I added this beautiful stemware for wine and water. A beautiful glass ice bucket that can be used year round to keep your wine and champagne chilled. A crystal vase to hold fresh cut flowers to finish off the look. 



There is always a charcuterie board involved every-time I host and this marble cutting board is a great size for outdoor use. I especially like the leather detail on it. Add one of these bowls to the board for olives or peppered jelly and don't forget the knife set. 



As far as outdoor entertaining, Allmodern has everything you need to bring style, fun and functionality to all your open-air events. If you are local you can shop the AllModern store IRL at Market Street in Lynnfiled, Ma! 




*This post was sponsored by AllModern but all selections are by yours truly 

Monday, May 2, 2022

MOTHER"S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Where would we be without all of the amazing, strong and inspiring Mom's in our lives? Let's celebrate those Mom's and mother figures in our lives with a gift of appreciation. A day off to relax and do nothing, breakfast in bed, a massage or a gift that she really wants this year. If you're stumped on what to get her, I put together a Mother's Day Gift Guide to help make her day special. 

What would be your ideal Mother's Day or the perfect Mother's Day gift? Leave a comment below. 

I regret mentioning I need a new handheld vacuum. Note to husbands: No buying Mom's vacuums on Mother's Day unless that's what she really really wants! Get her something she wouldn't normally buy for herself or get her this candle and send her to the spa for the day! 




SHOP MOTHER"S DAY GIFT IDEAS HERE: 



Friday, February 18, 2022

MY WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE

 Winters in New England can be harsh on our skin. With the dry air inside our homes and the freezing cold air outside, our skin is just begging for some moisture. Bring on all the serums and masks! Over the years I have tried so many skincare products because I'm somewhat of a product junkie. I'm a sucker for "erases fine lines" when in reality the only thing erasing fine lines is Botox and Filler. But that doesn't mean you need to run out and inject yourself. There are a lot of great products out there that have worked well for me over the years. As someone who worshipped the sun and tanning beds in her  younger years, I am now paying the price. Especially since I have pale, thin Irish and Swedish skin. If you take any advice from this post, don't worship the sun and use good skincare products. 

Everyone's skin is different so I would always consult with your dermatologist or an aesthetician to get a good skincare routine for yourself. These are the products that work well for my skin. I have normal skin and I am trying to treat sun spots, fine lines and texture. I try to get a hydrafacial every couple months. If you have not had a hydrafacial they are amazing. I don't know if I will ever have a regular facial again. They're great to do before an event to as they leave your skin glowing! 

Along with regular hydrafacials, here is my current winter skincare routine and other items that I like to use for masking. 



These are all the products I consistently use on a regular basis along with masks and other favorites listed at the bottom of this post. 

ZO Daily Power Defense-The Daily Power Defense is a powerful antioxidant serum designed to improve the signs of aging like lines, wrinkles, and dull skin

ZO Retinol-apidly improves the appearance of uneven skin tone for a brighter, clearer and smoother complexion. When I first started using this, I panicked because my skin got really dry and was flaking off and then I asked an aestetician and she said this is normal. It only happened the first week I used it and then my skin shed the layer it needed to shed and has been great ever since. This is a key product in your skincare routine. 

ZO Skin Health PadsRemoves excess surface oil and pore-clogging debris. I use these every other morning. 

Drunk Elephant Baby Skin Mask-a cult favorite but for a reason. It really does make your skin baby soft. I use this once a week. It stings a bit when it first goes on but your skin will be incredibly soft after 

P150 Lotion- another cult favorite. I have used this for years and think this is one of the best products to help fade spots. I only use every other day. 

Beautycounter C Serum - another must have in your skincare routine is a good Vitamin C serum. I love this one from Beautycounter 

Vitamin EAn indispensable nutrient for collagen production, our 100% pure & natural vitamin E oil is designed to visibly improve the look of scars, stretch marks, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots & sun spots for moisturized & youthful skin. 

Eye Cream - this is pricey but it lasts a long time. I love the applicator and it keeps my under eyes moisturized and helps with hooding of the eyes. Hello, 40's! 

Vegamour Gummies - these Biotin gummies help restore hair growth. They also taste really good too. When I was diagnosed with my thyroid disease, my hair had noticeably started falling out and thinning. I've been taking these for 2 months now and am starting to see little baby hairs grow in around my hair line. I'll have to report back in a couple months but I will try anything for hair regrowth. 

Revision Skin care face wash - ok, I have to admit. I was one of those people that thought what face washed you used wasn't really important because you washed it off so quickly and then I tried this face wash and I am now a believer that what face wash you use is important. I don't know if I will ever use anything else ever again. Revision, do not stop making this. I have noticed my skin has had more of a glow to it. I'm not breaking out anymore and the only thing that I changed was this face wash. I bought it in October and the I barely made a dent in the bottle. This will last me a long time! 

Ordinary Buffet- why I love these products? The price and they actually work. This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of aging at once.


 MY MORNING ROUTINE

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