Halloween is just around the corner (can you believe it?!) and with the costumes and candy comes pumpkin carving. Slicing and dicing pumpkins is a great family tradition and can be a lot of fun, but for a modern touch on a timeless classic, try decorating pumpkins instead!
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By using a variety of mediums including markers, paint, and decals, the possibilities are endless for creating modern interpretations of the childhood jack-o-lantern. And did we mention the cleanup is a lot easier as well?
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Camping has grown over the years, and evolved into a range of everything from your primitive tent setup with cooking beans over a fire, all the way to high end, luxurious glamping complete with indoor plumbing and lush beds. Somewhere along the spectrum you can find a stunning hybrid between the two, sporting modern amenities coupled with a rustic setting. Today we want to focus on three stunning resorts geared towards the new age take on camping.
1. Treebone Resort - Big Sur CA
Big Sur's natural beauty alone is breathtaking, but paired with magnificent accommodations and amazing views, Big Sur transforms into a surreal wonderland showcasing what nature has to offer. Treebones Resort offers visitors the choice between 16 yurts, 5 campsites, or the human nest. With options for just about everybody, Treebones Resort seems like the perfect place for a weekend getaway from reality.
2. Dome in the Desert - Joshua Tree CA
Looking for a more spiritual and intimate escape? Then Joshua Tree's Dome in the Desert might be the perfect sanctuary for you. It's geodesic design can accommodate up to 10 guests at a time, creating a great option for a close group of friends to runaway for a few days.
3. Shelter Co. - Traveling
Shelter Co. is a unique lodging service based out of San Francisco that travels the west coast, offering pop-up lodging and rentals. With no permanent location, Shelter Co. offers some of the most beautifully styled tents in breathtaking locations such as Big Sur and Leonard Lake.
When picturing a warm and cozy living space, we often think of rich wood floors and plush rugs. But what about concrete? At first, concrete may seem like a cold, hard option, and more industrial than comforting, but when styled correctly with lush accents, concrete may become your new favorite, and relatively easy to clean flooring. Take a look at these gorgeous concrete floors and you might just be surprised.
A beautifully styled bar cart can be a cocktail party game changer. There's just something so chic about serving your guests drinks from a gilded piece of furniture. Whether you are lucky enough to find a stunning bar cart at your favorite retailer, or choose to take the DIY route, one thing is guaranteed: your next cocktail party will be a hit!
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Don't have room for a full on cart? Try a bar tray instead! Transform a traditional standing tray with paint and hardware for a fresh new look.
Once you have found the bar cart of your dreams, don't forget the most important part...stocking it! Add in your favorite booze, fruity mixers, tumblers, and a show stopping ice bucket. Bring on happy hour!
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Creating a lovely tablescape used to mean a perfect set of matching dinner plates, salad plates, complimentary chargers, and exquisite drinking goblets all framed by the usual flatware family. Although very beautiful and enchanting, why not mix it up a bit at your next soiree with mismatched vintage china.
Pulling together a mismatched china setup may seem like a daunting task, but the beauty of it is that there's plenty of room for creativity and flexibility since no two pieces are alike! We recommend hitting up your local Goodwill and garage sales for a good kick start to your own eclectic china collection. And the best part is, at prices usually ranging from 15 cents to a dollar per dishware item at the thrift store, curating a lovely collection doesn't have to break the bank.
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We can't wait to start collecting some stunning floral motif china and incorporate the pieces into our daily lives. Eating just became so much more chic.