Here Comes the Sun April 11 2017


We love the new blue. The softer sidekick to denim, CHAMBRAY, has made its way to cool button front tops, jogger pants, and dresses. And now casual Friday is looking perfectly polished with looks that can easily transition from errands to a night out.

The chambray dress is a key piece to add to your closet for the warmer seasons, so much that your little black dress might get green with envy. We're swooning over our new chambray styles in-store, ranging from beach-chic vibes to city street style.



Creating a bright, blooming floral arrangement is the perfect way to add life and color to your home. Just follow our fool-proof plan to make your trip to the flower market a success! Here are some of our favorite varieties.

1. Tulips | 2. Peonies | 3. Olive Branch | 4. Ranunculus | 5. Cherry Branch 

  • Lay out all of your flowers and fillers. Peonies, tulips, and ranunculus are beautiful, eye-catching flowers that always make their way into our homes during the warm seasons.
  • Trim the ends of the flower stems at a 45 degree angle under running water. Ideally you should trim a little from the stems every other day to help the flowers stay alive a few extra days. (Cutting the stems under water prevents extra air from going into the stems.)
  • To extend the life of these little beauties, remove any wilted petals and all of the leaves that are submerged under water.
  • When selecting a vase for your arrangement, be sure to keep the size of its neck in mind; if its too wide, the arrangement will look sparse and not stay in place. If its too narrow, the stems will look stiff and cramped. When in doubt, a mason jar is the perfect size for an arrangement.
  • The foliage such as the olive branches and cherry branches, work to balance out an arrangement and add the finishing touches. Add them to your vase as the first layer since they are the tallest and their stems are the most structured. Place them around the edges of your vase, crossing the branches to almost create a nest.
  • In this bright arrangement,  pink peonies are the main focus. After you have secured the foliage into the vase, choose 3-5 primary flowers to scatter and cluster throughout the arrangement. *Tip: Select flowers that bloom at different angles and heights, which will add dimension to your arrangement.
  • Add your secondary flowers to fill in any holes. Secondary flowers complement the primary flowers in an arrangement. They’re smaller and are more diverse in color and texture.
  • Check the arrangement for stems that may not be secure or need to be trimmed just a little more.
  • Now you can add Florist to you resume; you've created a bright, beautiful arrangement like the pros!
    *Tip: Want to add a few extra days of life to your flowers? Add a touch of sugar to the water.


    Moscow Mule
    2 ounces vodka
    4 ounces ginger beer
    1/2 ounce lime juice
    1 lime wedge

    1. Add lime juice and vodka to a copper mug
    2. Fill mug with ice cubes
    3. Add ginger beer
    4. Stir 
    5. Garnish with lime 



    The nail trend for spring is all about NUDES and barely-there polish. Choose a sheer finish for a subtle hint of color, or a creme formula, which offers more opaque coverage.
    Some of our favorites:
    Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Simple Nude (malt ball nude)
    OPI Nail Lacquer in Tickle My France-y (pinkish nude)
    Chanel Le Vernis in Particuliere (chocolate nude)


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