One last hurrah

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The East Meadow looking all glorious on Sunday
Did I tell you yet that we're off to Mexico in two weeks for a week of bliss by the ocean? Ted arranged the whole thing and I couldn't be more excited. We're jetting off to Cabo to celebrate his birthday in a gorgeous private house overlooking the ocean. I hope you'll join me on instagram (@dervlakelly) for the trip cause you know I'll burn your eyes out with images. So I can't really mourn the end of summer yet while I've got one last warm weather hurrah coming.

interior design

I'm totally impressed by the cabinet makeover by Centsational Girl.

And while we're on the dresser/cabinet kick, here's a great IKEA hack by Emily Clark. She made a plain white IKEA dresser totally sparkle with some gold paint and spray. 

There's a new column at SF Girl by Bay on Victoria's top 10 favorite online stores. For her first column, she's tackling the kitchen and has links to a few of my own favorites, but some others that are new to me.


Eva at Adventures in Cooking ALWAYS has the best pie flavor combos. I'm adding her salted rose and honey pie to my list for holiday baking. Or maybe for this weekend's baking?

Jeanine and Jack of Love & Lemons are in Japan at the moment, and they're inspiring me to try a Japanese breakfast. Yummy warm, eggy rice goodness in a bowl.


Maybe I'll invest in a chunky cable knit sweater and pair it with white jeans as Erin Gates suggests?

And Heather of Habitually Chic has helpfully created a roundup of the best fisherman's sweaters out there. I really want the Madewell one.

hard to define

Song of the moment: Summertime Sadness by the ever talented Lana Del Ray. It's on constant repeat in my iTunes.

The iPhone 5S was finally announced. I think the gold version would go well with that all white outfit I mentioned above. Even though one of my sisters has already told me that the gold is "tacky". Well Genevieve, I don't care!

I'm super excited for and proud of my Fall 13 books. See photo below. The authors (and the subject matter) ranges from Brooklyn to the Hamptons, to California, to Maine and back. I also think they made a really attractive stack when put together.

Titles from top to bottom: 66 Square Feet by Marie Viljoen, Bountiful by Diane Cu and Todd Porter, Farmhouse Modern by Terry John Woods, and Luminous Interiors by Brian J. McCarthy.


  1. Wooohoo congrats again on the books! Remind me to block your instagram while you're in Mexico. Otherwise I'll be very jealous. Also, I maintain my stance on the gold; Google Image 'gold iphone' and you'll see what I mean.... I don't see how the Apple-endorsed version will be much different!

    1. thanks G. I'm holding on to my gold iPhone wishes.


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