10 Florists to Follow on Instagram

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image via @valleybrinkroad

In honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend, I figured I’d share ten of my favorite florists to follow on instagram. It was seriously hard to narrow it down to just ten – there are so many talented floral designers and companies out there right now. One of my all time favorites is Valleybrink Road whose image is above; she’s a caterer, florist, gifter, and event planner, and has one of the most gorgeous flower and food filled instagram accounts I’ve come across. That being said, it’s hard to play favorites since all of these accounts are filled to the brim with pretty pictures and fun glimpses behind the scenes.

Scroll on for more pretty flower inspiration, and feel free to forward to your husband/boyfriend/parents in case they wanted to send you a little something ūüėČ

                      @valleybrinkroad / @farmgirlflowersflorists to follow on instagram @flowerboyproject / @jardinebotanic floral design london@ruby_marylennox / @putnamflowerswedding flower inspiration

@sarah_winward / @amy_merrickmoon canyon florist

@studiochoo / @mooncanyon

Olivia Palermo Launched a Clothing Line!

Olivia Palermo has launched a new clothing line with one of Nordstrom’s in-house brands, Chelsea28, and as you’d expect, it’s filled with chic basics with a twist; the classic denim jacket has become a structured blazer, the button down Oxford shirt ties up in the front, and the trench is sleeveless and done in suede.¬†The entire collection has a bit of a DVF meets Tibi vibe (a few fun prints and patterns like DVF, and a few more architectural basics a la Tibi) and overall looks pretty great.

The one thing I’m not so into is this pair of bright, patterned silk culottes. I have a feeling that OP might be literally¬†the only person in the world who could pull them off, but other than that, it looks good – I’ll let you know if I see any of it in person, it’d be nice to feel the quality up close.

Some of my favorites from the line:


a navy and white cabana striped cashmere pullover,

Channeling Kate: Ten Best Vests (All on Sale!)

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Like Kate, I love a good vest. I’m pretty obsessed with this one that I own, and have had my eye on this military inspired khaki vest from Club Monaco for a couple of weeks. One of the best things about this time of year is that everything is on sale and you can score some pretty great deals on fall and winter items for next year, while still getting another few weeks (or months, depending where you live) of wear out of them.

If you’ve been searching for a fur vest, now is the time to pull the trigger. Joie’s camel colored faux fur version looks like the real deal and is currently 40% off, and if you’re looking for the real deal then this rabbit fur vest (marked down 30%) is pretty chic. A few more of my favorites are below. Happy shopping!

Weekend Links

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Happy weekend! One of my very best and oldest friends is visiting (we’ve known each other since we were 7…over 20 years!) for the next few days and I’m looking forward to showing her around the city, taking her to some of my favorite restaurants and maybe even hitting the beach since it’s supposed to be in the 80’s this weekend. Do you have any exciting plans, or are you just laying low and relaxing? Whatever you’re up to, have a good one!

15 of the richest fictional characters of all time. Scrooge McDuck (from Ducktales?) tops the list, but I think I’d rather have Leo/Jay Gatsby.

Secrets to mastering your Gmail inbox. I need this; as of right now I have 32,544 unread emails. I know! It really freaks out a lot of my girlfriends who keep theirs in tip top shape.

An interesting read from Redbook: has social media turned you into a narcissist?

The New York Times discusses whether it actually matters what day you book your flights on. I’ll take any tips I can get, flights are expensive!

This is actually a really comprehensive and applicable approach to figuring out your wardrobe, once and for all. How To Banish Morning Tantrums, via Stylist.

8 books we need to read this month, from Vulture. In Other Words looks really good!

Prepare yourself, you’re going to want to move to the country after you see how gorgeous this Texas farmhouse is.

These champagne popsicles sound like a really good idea. Maybe a fun Valentine’s treat!

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, how gorgeous is this little date night number?

Quisisana Dinner, Casa Del Mar

The other day I had lunch at Casa Del Mar’s seafood restaurant Catch to try out the dinner menu that was created by the chefs from Quisisana Hotel in Capri for a fun, weeklong collaboration between the two hotels. I love Italian food more than anything and everything that I tried was light, bright,¬†and delicious. Luckily I got to try quite a few of the items, like the thinly sliced Mediterranean Octopus Salad (I tried to take a photo but it didn’t do it justice) and the Roasted Scallops with Artichokes and Parsley, but the absolute star for me was the Spaghetti with Garlic, Oil and Breadcrumbs. I feel like that’s what the Italians do best; simple food perfectly cooked and made with incredibly fresh ingredients.

The meal was paired with specifically chosen Italian wines (I ordered two bottles of this one I loved it so much – not to drink then¬†but to have at home. That would be quite the lunch if I drank two bottles!), and¬†ended with a choice of either the coffee dessert or their ricotta and pear tart. I had the coffee one which was good, but I’m planning to bring Justin for dinner in the next couple of days so that I can also try out the ricotta one (and have the spaghetti again).

The collaboration runs from today until next Wednesday and i have a feeling it’s going to book up so make yourself a dinner rez, stat. Maybe I’ll see you there!¬†

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