Category Archives: inspiration

Hotels that Inspire: Quirk Hotel

April 11, 2016

inspiration / style / travel

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I love love love staying at boutique hotels. There’s something so cool about local art on the walls, unique installations in the lobby and impeccable styling at the hotel restaurant. I stayed at The Line in L.A., and it was the perfect reflection of uber-trendy Koreatown. I’ve been looking to visit a few other cities around the country this summer, one of which is Richmond. After finding the Quirk Hotel, I’m even more inspired to stop in and stay.

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The lobby is bright and colorful with delicate details. It was constructed in 1916, which is why it has those gorgeous arches. Looks like the perfect place to people watch while enjoying a cup of the hotel’s signature blend coffee.

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Victor’s Bedroom

April 4, 2016

home / inspiration

 

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I recently made the state-long trek from Tallahassee to Fort Lauderdale to visit my friend, Victor, and see his apartment for the first time. His place is charming and quiet and in typical bachelor fashion, completely empty. Although Vic’s somewhat of a nomad, I keep trying to stress the importance of a comfortable home, an HQ, a space of his own. Because he has tried to hire me as his life coach for the past three years, and because I love a project, I’ve assembled a design plan for his space.

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February 11, 2016

holiday / inspiration / style

valentines

I look at Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to treat myself. (You know, “Treat yo’ self!”) It’s a chance to feel extra girly by getting a mani/pedi, or splurging on a luxury candle or perfume. And since I’m single, I can celebrate any way I want…  which may or may not be watching Love Potion No. 9 while drinking champagne in my pajamas, and Snapchatting my sister. Ah, the little things… Any way you wanna celebrate, Happy Valentine’s Day!

balenciaga b. / eberjey jammies / love potion no. 9 / philosophy bubble bath / diptyque candle / gal chat / a drink that’s pink

PS. Valentine’s Day, 2015

GOALS

March 2, 2015

inspiration / life

I’ve experienced certain jobs, and relationships that I’m grateful for, but have motivated me to move on, and lately I’ve been feeling the push more than ever. In an effort to figure out where I’m going and what I want to be, I’ve started with a few small goals each month. This month is all about baby steps in volunteering, working out, traveling, and job hunting.

Volunteer – Truth be told, I’d adopt 27 puppies tomorrow if I could stay home with them all day and just cuddle in their cuteness. But, a girl’s got bills to pay, and my 8-5 work schedule wouldn’t be fair to a dog. I’m hoping to spend my evenings and/or weekends giving back to animals in some way.

Take a fitness class – I am without a doubt the least athletic person I know. But, I have to do something to take care of myself and I figure a weekly yoga or barre class will not only motivate me to work out more, it will force me outside of my comfort zone, which is always a good thing.

Travel – I have so many places I want to visit! I’ve been feeling held back because I’ve never traveled alone, but I’m going to push that uncomfortable feeling out of the way and just do it. There’s no time like the present, and I don’t want to wait around forever wishing I had seen the sites.

Find a job I love – I’m so grateful to have the job that I do now, but I still have a passion for all things creative. While I’m not sure what exactly I want to do, the exploration part of this journey is exciting. My goal this month is to overhaul my resume and look for classes that further my knowledge in design.