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Has the fitting room ever made you cry?

I know this sounds a bit dramatic… However, I’ll bet some of you are nodding your head right now. I wish I could say this has never happened to me—there are certainly way more important things to get upset over—but I want this blog to be honest, unvarnished space. So, if you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror wondering why you can’t just have a “normal” body, please know you are not alone.…

Subtle coastal decor: How to Get Beach Chic

Whoa – it feels like an eternity since I’ve talked about decor. If you’re wondering why, I have one word for you… toddler. His ability to make messes far outpaces my ability to clean them up. Consequently, all decorating and interior projects have taken a backseat to the daily triage of keeping the house from looking like a stuffed animal bomb went off. I feel I’m always juggling things, waiting for the ball to drop.…

Goat Yoga: A Zany, Can’t-Miss Experience

Usually namaste concludes a yoga practice, but when you’re doing goat yoga, baaaamaste just feels more appropriate. As I rolled up my yoga mat, leaning into another friendly goat nuzzle, I silently wondered why I hadn’t tried this before. This zany activity not only had tears of laughter streaming down my face, is also left me utterly relaxed. There’s something about hanging out with adorable, friendly animals that really lifts the spirit.…

It’s All In the Details: 5 Fun Elements to Try

I talk a lot about the classics and traditionalism on this blog. After all, elegance is typically understated. However, when I’m buying something that’s NOT for work – I like to have a little fun! I’ll never be a “trendy” gal, but I do seek out styles that are “different” and put a unique twist on a familiar shapes. These are the kind of pieces that make you smile immediately when you pull them on.…

How to travel in STYLE with Maggy London

Three people – one month – one suitcase? 

If this sounds improbable, you’re right. If it sounds impossible, think again! Yes, there were some fights over suitcase space. Sure, I missed the plethora of wardrobe options (especially shoes) I had at home. But I quickly discovered minimalist packing makes voyages much easier. You can travel without overburdening your suitcase, and you don’t need to sacrifice style to do it!

Wedding Invitations: 5 Must-Have Tips for Brides

Tis’ the season for weddings…

Know anyone who is getting married soon? I sure do! Summer and fall always seem jam-packed with these joyful celebrations, and there’s nothing I love more than helping a friend or family member plan their wedding! While I don’t do it professionally, I am certified in wedding planning and have guided plenty of pals through the process. I get a kick out of sharing tips, elegant DIY ideas, and helping brides-to-be manage stress.…

Bonus Room Ideas: “Crew’s Quarters” for the Lake

Ah, the bonus room… We get so excited when our homes have one. That is, until we have to decorate it. Unlike most other rooms in our homes (e.g. the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom), which have defined purposes, bonus rooms are blank canvases. And blank can be intimidating! The possibilities are endless: Home office, study space, game room, crafting area, bar, guest quarters, etc. It can really get your wheels spinning.…

Prime Day: Inside Amazon’s Sales Blitz

Some call it the Super Bowl of shopping, others a “Black Friday” in July – However you spin it, Amazon Prime Day has become a significant day for retail. Isn’t it funny that a company can invent its own holiday so effectively? Amazon knows modern shoppers follow the bargains… and Prime Day is a source of major deals!

Hoping to compete, other retailers are also jumping on the bandwagon.…

Amalfi Coast Style: What to Pack for an Italian Vacation

Few places in the world are as “stop-you-in-your-tracks” scenic as Italy’s Amalfi Coast…

No matter how many pictures you see, nothing can prepare you for the awe you will feel as you get your first glimpse of the vibrancy. Like pottery forged in a kiln, colors are more intense here. Terraced gardens⁠—dotted with lemons⁠—offset glistening, turquoise water. Sun-bleached storefronts cascade down soaring mountains. The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and so are its people.

15 practical things to know BEFORE going to Italy

Remember your first day of high school? Your initial experiences at a new job? Traveling to (or living in) a country where you don’t speak the language is something like that. Your emotions are a stew of excitement, nerves and anticipation. Each day another feeling or question bubbles to the surface. For instance, what practical things should I know before going to Italy? Will my phrase book be enough to help me navigate this new and foreign territory?…