I dream of the day when we’ll have enough lilacs to create a lilac ‘hat’ for my Grecian lady bust/vase. She makes the most beautiful statement piece in any setup, and would look gorgeous on a mantel along with her ‘older sister’. She fits my needs perfectly, and when she’s not in use as a vase, I like to have her sitting along with a little collection of my favorite things on my left bedside table. I also picked up a honeycomb vase that is a much larger piece that I plan on using as a centerpiece either at some point this summer or next spring. The details are just beautiful, and given our love for all things bee related, I know we’ll get a lot of use out of it.
Our fern garden is looking the best it’s looked all summer, and we’ve added a few new additions here and there. I absolutely love our ferns and they have such fun names; birds nest, maiden hair, and fluffy ruffle. We also added some ground cover around our fairy tree called ‘Elfin’ and ‘Odin’ which I think is very fitting. Now if we could just interest the birds in our new bird feeder and keep the deer from eating our lily turf we’ll be happy!
Read a thought-provoking essay with beautiful captures from Krystal Bick’s time in Tuscany in ‘People I about who likely don’t think about me.’ (This Time Tomorrow)
Already looking forward to season 3 of Bridgerton. (Vogue)
This Gia Giraffe Planter would look adorable with a small fern for decor on a fun summer tablescape. (Anthropologie)
The Mango Sorbet is so easy to make! (A Couple Cooks)
Planning on spending the weekend curled up with a good movie or two? Here’s a list of 33 of the Best Comfort Movies. (The Stripe)
I’m definitely going to make a mocktail version of this Lavender Blueberry Vodka Soda. (How Sweet Eats)
I live in navy most days, and I love this Navy on Nantucket look. (Carly Riordan)
Oh my, goodness does this Chocolate Zucchini Bread look good. (Love and Lemons)
Soon you will be able to book the Mansion from ‘The Godfather’ on Airbnb. (Travel & Leisure)
I haven’t shared as many artist interviews as I usually do this year, but here’s a little Artist Q&A. (The Stripe)
These are not your average Chicken Wings. (Freddie Cipoletti)
I haven’t always been a fan of my freckles, but here’s some science behind freckles. (Allure)
These Fajita Chicken and Avocado Ranch Salad Wraps look seriously yummy! (Half Baked Harvest)
As most of you know I’ve been an ambassador for Modern Picinic for a few years now. They recently released a new large launcher in the most beautiful shade called ‘elephant‘ (all of the bags are made of vegan leather) and it’s one of those bags that will go with every outfit. You can use my code: CHRISTA15 for 15% off your order. Also, they’ve recently opened up the company to small investors, so if you’ve ever wanted to invest in a small female-founded company you can read more about it here.