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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Door County: Finding your favorite ‘Spot’

Those who know me well, know Door County has a special spot in my heart.

It’s the kind of place that forges your strongest, most precious memories. My family began coming to the beautiful Wisconsin peninsula when I was a kid. Decades later, it remains our favorite retreat. My husband proposed on the shores of Lake Michigan, we tied the knot in a Sturgeon Bay church, and I can’t wait to watch my son discover the magic of Door County for himself.…

How to decorate transitional spaces

Transitional spaces are often the “ugly ducklings” of our homes.

Hard to define and a challenge to decorate, they languish vacant and forgotten. I’ve used transitional spaces in my home to store moving boxes, surplus shoes and unused exercise equipment. There is a better way! So, what exactly is a transitional space? Quite literally, it’s an area of connection—that joins one room to the next.…

The RepliKate Effect: Dressing Like a Duchess

By now, you have probably heard about the legion of women who try to repliKate—pun intendedthe style of the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton).

I’m usually not one to directly copy looks. Rather, I’m drawn to bright, unique and bold items I don’t think others would try. That said, I firmly believe it’s healthy to have style crushes—women whose fashion choices inspire your artistic side.…

Spring stripes: More wearable than ever

As a girl who loves the classics, I’ve long had a thing for stripes.

Offering a taste of both nautical and Parisian chic, they invoke images of style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Brigette Bardot. Stripes are versatile, elegant and affordable.

And guess what? They work for EVERYONE. Curvy? Short? Tall? There is an option for you!

Designers are reimagining classic stripes in bold new ways this spring.…