Sunday, April 28, 2013

Isn't it weird how you can live in a city for 11 years and still feel like you don't truly know every nook and cranny? I feel like I'm still finding inspiring and exciting sights and events. I hope I never stop. 

These photos are from a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens last weekend. I'm guessing the gardens were/are a whole lot busier this weekend as it is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, but I'm still glad we went last weekend, right before the blooms along the main walkway were at their peak. The tops of the trees are still extending frozen fingers towards the sky while the lower branches are slowly budding red. It felt like a sneak peak of spring.

The sadness emanating from this statue in the Botanic Gardens parking lot was palpable.

Interior design

Apartment Therapy has a soft spot for tiny apartments, and always hosts a Small Cool apartment contest each year. It hasn't begun yet, so feast your eyes on these eight totally cool (and under 400 square feet) apartments.

Justina Blakeney is visiting Copenhagen and has noticed a color trend that I'm going crazy over: copper and blush. I would have thought those two were too similar, but they work, they totally work, people. ...And now I want to redecorate my bedroom.

Speaking of redecorating, I've been wanting to do something to my office at work for ages, and I'm thinking this Washi Tape framing trick that I saw on Apartment 34 might be just the thing to spruce up my otherwise plain office.

Erin Gates of Elements of Style put together her top five no-fail home accessories for Better Homes and Gardens Style Spotters column. I want the Mongolian lamb pillow!

Kirsten at Simply Grove teaches us how to achieve this incredible kitchen on a budget.

Emily Henderson has put together a tween bedroom with Land of Nod hat makes me want to be a tween again - especially if it means getting a bedroom with that bedside table and lamp! And you could too, cause Emily is giving away $250 to spend at Land of Nod!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)


  1. Thanks for the mention, Dervla! I'm thinking that the copper + blush combo would work swimmingly at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens, too--with all of those cherry blossoms! Love your happy snaps!

    1. Hi Justina!! Thanks for checking in here :) Loving your coverage of Copenhagen!

  2. What beautiful gardens! Hanging out there for the day must have been so fun. I think cherry blossoms are my favorite trees just because of how stunning they look during the spring months :)

    1. Thanks Eva! They are gorgeous, right? I feel like they're extra spectacular this year. Maybe because we've been waiting for so long!


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