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WOVEN ACCENTS IN MY HOME | LULU & GEORGIA

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This month I’ll be revealing bits of my DUMBO, Brooklyn loft! So much sweat was put into getting it just right. Home for me is always a work in progress. But I like to start with the little details. My favorite things to shop for are rugs and woven pieces to warm up my already minimal home. I immediately went to Lulu & Georgia. I love their play on color and texture. They carry every type style, but I love their beautiful exotic collection. I of course gravitated towards the Sauri wool rug. I went with the extra large size for my living room. It’s dramatic and really brightens up my space. How beautiful are the deep red colors? I clearly have a thing for red. It’s so vibrant and bold! So most of my house bounces off it’s industrial red accents like the painted pipes and bright barstools.

There’s also something about sheepskin I can’t get enough of. I like them casually thrown over a chair, or like here, thrown over my couch. It’s simple, chic, and extra cozy. The long “Alma” sheepskin rug is a transitional piece that can be styled anywhere. 

When it comes to hanging things on my walls, I’m still slowly finding artwork from my travels and adventures. But I love to play off textures. So I snagged a Lulu & Georgia wall hanging reminds me of my childhood. Of all my colorful wool knits. It adds a bit of an earthy element to my entryway. Though I love the industrial, minimal vibe, my style is still super quirky. 

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shop more of my favorite home pieces at Lulu & Georgia.

HELIX SLEEP

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So I just got back home to Dumbo, Brooklyn after a month long of traveling. Yes, I’m completely wiped out, but I’ve got a ton of work to do on my new loft, next to getting a good night’s sleep because boy is this week going to be non-stop! My couch is almost here. My dining table and buffet table won’t be here for another week, so I figured I may as well begin with putting together my guest room. I just received 2 amazing Helix Sleep mattresses to put together a gorgeous day bed. I’m excited to pile it with metallic pillows and a red comforter. The amazing thing about Helix is you can customize the mattress, and it’s a simple and easy process. We spend the majority of our life sleeping. It’s worth investing in something so important. With Helix, you start by picking the side you sleep on, decide what you love/hate about your current mattress, and what firmness you prefer. Then, they create one that works best for your body type. Totally personalized.

For me, I always sleep on my side. I love my mattress very firm. And I nearly never wake up in the middle night, ever. I shall continue to sleep like a baby from now!

My story on my home and loft will be out soon. Patiently making it perfect.

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ABSOLUT ELECTRIK MUSIC TUESDAY

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Every party needs a little inspiration and this time,  I’m taking some cues from Absolut’s new limited edition Electrik bottle and hosting an intimate gathering with a few friends complete with tunes and good times.

Not only are we obsessed with the beautiful electric blue and silver bottles (so chic), but with Absolut, we can create all of our favorite holiday mixed drinks, and listen to our favorite tunes. My whole life revolves around music. We always just need a few of our favorite records out…I’m talking Jimi Hendrix, Nancy SinatraVan Morrison, Fleetwood Mac and Bob Dylan. All artists that inspire my very own music. I love gathering my friends together to go through my collection of records and playing all of our favorites. Dancing and drinking with the city lights as our backdrop. And of course, there will always be someone who brings out my keyboard and guitar. It is times like these, with my friends and having little jam session that we start coming up with melodies and some fun lyrics that I then want to take into the studio. Talking and just laughing with friends is when we come up with some of our favorite phrases that eventually turn into songs. We decided and start to “electrify” our night with a delicious, refreshing Apple Cider Moscow Mule. It’s perfect for the holidays. Fill your room with candles, and fresh flowers, and make this easy delicious cocktail before a night of slamming on our guitars at sunset.

What You’ll Need Per Glass: 

Absolut Original Vodka (1.5 ounce)

All-Natural Apple Cider (4 oz)

Ginger Ale (or Ginger Beer) (6 oz)

Cinnamon (sprinkled at the end for extra flavor)

Fresh gala apples (slice up, and add at the end!)

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My playlist that inspired my own tunes: 

“Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings” by Father John Misty

“Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra

“Coffee” by Sylvan Esso

“Fool in the Rain” Led Zeppelin

“White Room” by Cream

“The Pusher” by Steppenwolf

“I Know There’s Gonna be Good Times” by Jamie XX

“The Hills” by The Weeknd

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In partnership with Absolut. Enjoy responsibly.

Calypso St. Barth Fall Fête

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At home in NYC, I love coming up with fun ways to entertain my friends. When I order in, take-out or cook, I always tend to sit on the floor around my coffee table to eat, rather than actually using my dining room table. It’s such a NYC thing and it feels so natural. Right now, I’ve completely made my home more lovable thanks to Calypso St. Barth‘s home décor collection. They have beautiful wood table settings, Mediterranean-inspired vases, luxurious blankets, and stunning fuzzy pillows. And omg, you must smell their candles. They are addicting and add such a sophisticated feel to any romantic evening. I wanted to celebrate a perfect fall night with friends, overlooking the city skyline, and what better way than to throw a dinner party, completely bohemian style. I was thinking a relaxing get together, barefoot, and sitting on super cozy pillows around my table on the floor. And with our very own chef, the incredible Joseph Yoon of Yummy Eats, to create some incredible dishes for us! We had a mouthwatering 10-course meal made in my kitchen! He couldn’t believe what appetites we had, since we completely licked our plates clean. His amazing energy just lit up our living room. We couldn’t wait to try each dish.

But getting ready and setting up for a special night with friends is the best part; from picking our outfits to snipping some fresh roses for the table setting to putting the blankets out just right. I went with this beautiful Calypso St. Barth‘s wine colored maxi dress that I picked out at their Meatpacking boutique. It’s simple yet so luxurious. It’s totally a piece you will wear over and over again. All of my gal pals wore a piece from the latest Calypso St. Barth’s collection as well; sparkling velvet tunics, flowing silk blouses, and embroidered bell-sleeves.

I’m excited to share that Calypso St. Barth is having a Friends & Family event right now through October 25th. Use the promo code: AMIS15 for 25% off full price and sale merchandise.

*VALID AT CALYPSO ST. BARTH BOUTIQUES AND ONLINE THRU 10/25/15 AT 11:59PM EST. OFFER VALID ON FULL PRICE AND SALE MERCHANDISE. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS, PROMOTIONS OR GIFT CARDS. NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR CREDIT. NOT VALID AT AU MARCHÉ OUTLETS. NOT VALID ON SELECT FUR, FURNITURE, LIGHTING, ART, MIRRORS, SPECIAL ORDERS OR KISMET JEWELRY. NOT VALID ON SPECIAL ORDERS OR PREVIOUS PURCHASES ELIGIBILITY FOR DISCOUNT AMOUNT IS CALCULATED OFF THE TOTAL PURCHASE BEFORE TAX. NO PRICE ADJUSTMENTS. NOT APPLICABLE TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF GIFT CARDS.*

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I’m lucky to have such an incredible group of friends who of course love food just as much as they love fashion. We love any excuse to wear beautiful clothes and just celebrate looking out into our glittering city. Now, let me walk you through our decadent, and exquisite menu.

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Fluke Crudo with Cucumber, Dalkon Sprouts, and Jalapeno Citrus Oil.

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Lobster Fritters with Tomalley Sauce.

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Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Creme Fraiche, Balsamic Glaze, and Homemade Croutons.

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Braised Octopus with Garbanzo Beans and Pico de Gallo.

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Super Green Salad with Aged Rice Wine and Spicy Ponzu Vinaigrette.

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Succulent Babyback Ribs with Red Pepper and Sesame BBQ Sauce.

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Truffle Rice Cakes with Lobster Medallions, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Chili Peppers.

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Braised Beef Short Ribs with Congee and Stewed Veggies.

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Banana Nutella Wontons with Hand Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries.

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Vietnamese Espresso and Brandy Tiramisu with Organic Chili Dark Chocolate.

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