Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley August 6, 2016

Hello friends, what are you up to this weekend? As I mentioned in my last post, I’m off to Hawaii for a week before the fall semester begins and the kids go back to school. I’ve written before about my Maui favorites and I’m excited to revisit them again. Below are some favorite links for you!

 anderson cooper brazil retreat

Anderson Cooper’s Brazilian vacation home is divine.

So is Sutton Foster’s NYC apartment.

This cleverly designed rooftop has a garden.

Classic and chic: black and white kitchens.

A kid’s closet workspace packed with personality.

A hammock in the house!

Top honeymoon destinations according to Pinterest.

Want to rent your home on AirBnB? They do.

A beautifully written story of a search for lost loved ones.

My article for Glidden: falling in love with red (inspired by Paris).

For Lamps Plus: budget friendly wall mirrors under $200


Have a lovely weekend!


Endless Summer: Etsy Picks

By Kate Riley August 4, 2016

This week there are no camps to rush off to or obligations beyond waking up to the sound of a whirring fan. Next week is my last trip of the summer, I’m sneaking away to Maui for a week with my family then the kids go back to school the following week.

Summer is my favorite season, it’s a time to relax and recharge before fall pulls us back into a structured schedule. I welcome the more regimented days because I’m more productive when I have a calendar and To Do list in front of me, but for next two weeks I am squeezing every last drop of relaxation I can get from summer. But does it ever have to end? Not really. You can have and endless summer if you incorporate elements of it into your home or wardrobe. Some Etsy favorites below:

 hammock palm tree


pillow shams and kitchen towels by Linen Sky

 linen sky

straw totes at Moosshop

 straw totes


ice cream and pineapple pillows at Dear Violet Shop

 ice cream pineapple pillows

handmade fruit bowls at Vegetabowls

 fruit bowls

crocheted pineapples at SoCrotch

 pineapple crochet

wide brim hats at Victoria Grace Clothes

 wide brim hats

linen duvets at Linen Tales

 linen duvets


beautiful beach photography at minagraphy

 beach photography