Nicholas Lundeen: Shell Collection

Absolutely love this new collection by jewelry designer Nicholas Lundeen. Each piece is individually handmade in his Brooklyn studio. His pieces have a beautiful delicate quality to them while still looking modern & bold. My absolute favorite is the maxi shell earring in sterling silver.
Shop via his site:


Adaptations in Brooklyn is a great spot if you're in the market for a piece of 70's glamour to brighten up your home, or if you're just looking for a little decor boost in the shape of an emerald green velvet shell pillow!!
Some of my favorite pieces were the brass Swan planter (which, I highly regret not purchasing!!), the brass coffee tables with ornate embossed patterns and the show stopping blush pink sofa.
'At Home by Adaptations' is their custom line of pillows, ottomans, sofas, benches, headboards and more, where you can work one on one with them to create your dream space.

A gorgeous store with lots of treasures.

Adaptations, 109 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

New Instagram: @theswanshouse

I am beyond excited to announce that I have set up a new Instagram called @theswanshouse.
Here, I will be showcasing images from the finest designers I can find. It will be featuring everything from furniture & home decor to jewelry, fashion & art.

I will also review my favorite stores and visit flea markets, crafts fairs and vintage sales whenever possible, to view the work & wares of craftspeople & their small businesses.

I hope to see you there!!

Christmas Wish List 2017

The ultimate wish list for the fashionable girl in your life.

Moya oversized shearling jacket from The Arrivals. This deep green color is gorgeous!! $1095

Who doesn't love a gorgeous sweater to bundle up in over the holidays. Mango grey color block sweater with faux fur cuffs $100 Sezane marley jumper $135

Everlane cashmere crew $100. I absolutely love the Everlane cashmere collection and they are reasonably priced all season long, no need to wait for sales.
If money is no object, then log on to and choose pretty much anything! The jewelry is sublime. Im torn between these malachite & peach sapphire earrings ($6625) and the seven sister emerald ring ($3105)

Im starting to see a green theme here...anyway, these boots from Dear Frances are dreamy and they come in an array of colors...Spirit Boots $595 These bags have been around for a while but I'm still obsessed. Mansur Gavriel large lady bag $1350

Sarah K Benning Contemporary Embroidery

I stumbled across Sarah's work on Instagram last night and I am already obsessed. I highly recommend you check out her website (which she updates regularly with new work for sale) and her instagram, for amazing, inspirational embroidered artworks.
Her next website launch of new work goes live April 15th at 4pm EST.

Artist: Izziyana Suhaimi

It takes a steady hand and a patient mind to painstakingly embroider the kind of detail that Suhaimi achieves in her multi-media art…not to mention the fact that her embroideries are done on paper! Suhaimi combines vibrant pops of embroidery over delicate pencil and watercolor drawings, breathing new life on to the pages.
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My perfect places: Positano Italy

My husband and I recently took a trip to Italy. One of the stops on our trip was Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Lets just say that I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.
We stayed at Conco D'Oro hotel, which, if you're not afraid of a few hundreds steps, I highly recommend. Be warned though, you'll need to bring an empty suitcase for all of the ceramics that you'll want to purchase while visiting this gorgeous town.