Sea Island

We all have our favorite vacation spot.  Both sides of our families have been going to the Gulf for years, but after this last trip and now that we have a growing little family, I started doing a little digging.  I’m going to let these images speak for me here, but I’m dying over the 5 Star Sea Island Resort.  This is truly the epitome of a getaway.  They have successfully captured the feel of an English manor and replicated New England charm, but has grounds with giant live oaks and sweeping Spanish moss.  Nestled just off the Atlantic off the coast of Georgia: Sea Island.

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above images via www.seaisland.com

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I sort of can’t deal with this place.  I just keep saying ohmygoodnessohmygoodness over and over again…  And not only is it breathtakingly gorgeous, it is family oriented with dozens of activities for little ones.  Sea Island is on my dream vacation list for sure.

Happy Tuesday!  It’s rough being back on this 5:00-5:30 am schedule after being on vacation time sheesh.  Have a great day!

Dream Vacation: Belgium

My mind is just not even here.  I’ve been dreaming about Belgium for weeks.  Joseph and I are talking about ideas for our five year anniversary in 2015 and my vote is for a stop in Brussels.  I don’t know what it is, but it could be this:

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images via google search

I came across this hotel and now I’m just dying to go.  In the city center of Brussels, Stanhope Hotel would be such a dream.  The decor is traditional, and oh so warm and inviting.  I just need a fireplace, a coffee, and a book.

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We love dreaming about places we want to see, and right now all I can think about is Belgium.  Everything about this place is just breathtaking!

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Happy Monday everyone!  I am back in action this week after taking Friday off to love on this little sweet pea:

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And do some of this:

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A sneak peek, oh yes.  Come back later this week to see my new dining room!

Stay Here: Brigadoon Inn

Last fall my sister-in-law was married in Leiper’s Fork.  Saying we fell in love with this place doesn’t quite cut it.  I know downtown Nashville has condos and downtown living spaces and lofts popping up all over the place, but to me it feels like almost everyone I know talks about moving out and buying land, having more space, slowing down, and finding some quiet.  Leiper’s Fork is only a few miles outside of Franklin, TN and is less than an hour from Nashville.  It’s just far enough away to feel like you’re away, and it’s heaven.

We stayed at the charming Brigadoon Inn.  It was featured on the Heritage Foundation Tour of Homes in 2012 and there is no doubt why it has gained such attention.  In the owners’ words, “It is a quirky, post Civil War home that has succumbed to a slight British invasion.”  The two-minute walk to the tiny village was a perfect way to spend a few moments by myself, to shop a little, and have a little baby-free time.  If you’re anywhere near, and you might need a little getaway, this is it.

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all images: Brigadoon Inn

This is where my love of horizontally-run trim began.  We see vertical bead board and wainscot all the time, but in my opinion, this traditional interpretation is just incredible.  It made me want to come home and panel all the walls.  And the ceiling.  It is here that I re-evaluated my stance on mixing dark and lightly stained antique furniture- even oak.  I love the pops of black, the layered textures in the rooms, and the use of traditional pattern.  It is definitely eclectic, and oh so cozy.

Mondays make me want to get away.  Anyone else?