This is our first home and we are absolutely in love with it. Decorating a home is quite daunting at first. The thought of colors, rugs, tables, couches can be overwhelming.
After much thought, I have decided to ease into it and take my time. My goal is to have a home we don’t want to leave. A home filled with love & pretty things. I have decided that it may take us years to have our dream home but that is the fun of it all. Finding pieces of art or furniture on trips. Waiting for that couch that you know will complete the living room. I’m ok with waiting, as I want pieces in my home that I love. Like a good wardrobe I want to be happy knowing it’s mine:)
I am in the beginning stages of decorating the guest bedroom. These photos show what I would call my canvas! I love a neutral home. Whites & greys are my favorite. Having a neutral home allows us to add pops of color with throw blankets, decorative pillows and art!
I am trying to decide how I want to take this bedroom to the next level.
I am thinking of adding these paper flowers above the bed. I just love the colors! I also love the idea of paper above a bed!
We have a beautiful Persian Rug in our bedroom and I just love it!
This rug is beautiful and it is a fraction of the price!
I love these pillows! They would even go well in my living room on our big comfy white couch!
You can find all the above items here:
Sky Bedding SOLD OUT (similar here)
Pillows from Joss & Main HERE & HERE
I can not wait to see how this room will come together!
Thank you so much for stopping by and when the room is completed. I will be sure to post pictures!
PS. Our Etsy Shop is having a $10 Earring Sale tomorrow night @8PM EST, This is our biggest sale EVER!! Over 100 pairs to choose from!
iCrave Jewels Boston Bright Pink Necklace ~ HERE
Hot Pink Bandeau Crop Top ~ HERE
Asos Pleat Skirt in Bright Yellow ~ HERE
Woven Beach Tote (vintage) ~ similar HERE
Kate Spade “Jacey” Patent Leather Slingback Heels ~ HERE
Have a bright happy day!
I grew up in Boston. After living in five states over the last 6 years. I always enjoy getting the chance to go home and visit my favorite restaurants and places! We were home for a few days last week and we had a ball!
Where to stay🏛
Langham Hotel (Financial District) it’s a gorgeous newly renovated hotel. I worked here for years and it holds a special place in my heart! It’s two blocks from Fanuiel hall and 6 blocks from the North End.. It’s quiet on the weekends and has the best brunch!
Westin Copley (Back Bay) Great location close to the South End & Newbury Street. We stayed here a few weeks ago and this was the view from our hotel room!
Cafe Fleuri @ The Langham Hotel. It’s decadent and you will probably indulge enough for the rest the weekend!
Stephanies on Newbury (Back Bay) a great stop while shopping all day! The perfect place to people watch and enjoy a glass of wine!
Neptune Oyster (North End) BEST lobster roll in Boston. You can order it warm with butter or cold with light mayo! We usually get BOTH!
Oath Pizza (Chestnut Hill) My friend April and I stopped in for lunch the last time I was home and it’s delicious! I think I’ve been back 10x since we went. Thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients! Delicious salads as well!
Monicas Mercato (North End) has HANDS DOWN the best Italian sub! It’s worth the wait in the line!
My favorite: Pleasant Cafe (Roslindale) My family has been going here for 40 years! The pies are delicious and the Shirley Temples are still the best!
A’s favorite: Pinos (Brookline) We always stop by after a night out. It’s opened till 2am and filled with local college students! Very Good!
Cup of Chowdahhhh
Legal Seafoods (all over the city) it’s a chain restaurant but it’s still the BEST. Also their Tuna Sashimi is a favorite as well. PS. There is also a location in the JetBlue Terminal at Logan Airport we always stop in before flying back to Florida!
Panza (North End) A and I met at this restaurant so it’s special to us! I always get the Free Form Lasagna and he orders the Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Marsala! Start with the Grilled Italian Greens! Delicious! 🍝
Prezza (North End) Upscale Italian. Absolutely delicious.
Assagios (North End) best espresso martinis!
Envoy (Seaport) great rooftop deck!
Taj Hotel (Boston Common) formerly the Ritz Carlton, I love to sit in the window seats, sip a glass of rose and people watch!
Mikes Pastry (North End) a classic Italian bakery
Georgetown Cupcakes (Newbury Street) My favorite is the Key Lime
Gingerbettys Bakery (Quincy) I stock up on their gingerbread cookies every time I’m home! They are great all year-long!
Hair, Nails & Tanning
Aria Salon (Marina Bay) I have been a client for over 14 years! Toni is the best and so talented. They have the nicest girls that work in the salon!
Glow Beauty Boutique (Braintree) Need a spray tan? This is your place! Facial?! These girls know what they are doing! Tell them Erin sent you!
MiniLux (locations throughout the city) my choice for a manicure/pedicure. It’s a chain of shops, they are super clean and have a choice of all the popular Essie & OPI colors as well as “designer” polishes such as Christian Louboutin & Chanel!
PS. While shopping on Newbury St. If you feel the need for a highlight or blowout.. Stop into Avanti Salon on Newbury and go see Rob (pictured) He is an artist and one of the funniest, kindest people I have the honor of calling a friend! ❤️
Shake The Tree (North End) cutest shop that carries everything from home goods to the best jewelry line in the world iCrave Jewels😘
Holiday (Beacon Hill) adorable boutique that has their own clothing line! Reasonable and really cute pieces!
Newbury Street I would consider this the Mecca of shopping in Boston. There are adorable small boutiques that line the street and you can also find favorites like Kate Spade & Anthropologie!
Other Options to keep you busy:
Red Sox Game visit the oldest ballpark in the country⚾️
Take a duck tour.. The tour lasts about an hour and a half and you get a really good briefing of the history of Boston. This way if you wanted to learn more you can spend some extra time visiting that spot later on in the day.
Boston Public Gardens.. A gorgeous park in the middle of city.. Take a ride on the swan boats! I like to walk around and walk over to Beacon Hill and shop on Charles Street.
Boston is a wonderful walking city so it’s easy to get around. The best thing is you can get to the other side of the city with a quick Uber trip! There is also a convenient subway system as well!
Have an amazing time in my hometown. I am always here to answer any additional questions😘
xx, Erin 😘
As you can probably tell from past posts. I am a huge fan of sparkle! I am OBSESSED with these sequin camisoles from Asos! I’ve linked this entire outfit below:
Sequin Cami HERE
Wishing all of you a sparkling weekend❤️
The art of mixing patterns can be daunting at first. I truly believe if you feel good you look good. There have been many times where I mix patterns and I leave the house thinking. OH LORD! What was I thinking?!?!? Then someone comes up and says “I love your necklace or skirt” I instantly feel like I did something right. I love to tie the shirt at my waist to accentuate it. Here are my tips for mixing patterns
Keep the top a smaller print than the bottom
Don’t be afraid to mix colors. Keep a color wheel in your closet and use that for reference.
Keep the shoes neutral. I tend to keep my shoes simple if I’m mixing patterns. As much as I love a neon pink heel. I’ll hold off for another outfit.
Most importantly HAVE FUN! Remember: This isn’t brain surgery. Clothes are meant to express who you are without saying a word.
Keep em guessing!