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  If there is anything I have learned as a Southern transplant to New England: we have EARNED our warm weather. We pay some heavy dues in the winter, and once the tide turns and warmth starts to creep in, we CELEBRATE it big time! And that is my favorite thing of all about Boston. […]

Beginnings of Spring in Boston

April 23, 2019

Bedroom Moodboard & Plans

April 15, 2019

Now that we’ve established the overall scheme and specific needs for my bedroom space, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what exactly I plan to replace and add to our bedroom. While I will be keeping our vintage white and brass iron bed frame (for those of you interested here is a very […]

    photo sources clockwise from left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9    As you may have noticed in my last home update post, the bedroom has left much to be desired. The bare minimum essentials are there, and they’ve been […]

Bedroom Inspiration

April 8, 2019

24 Hours in Chicago

March 29, 2019

As I’ve teased on the gram, I recently took a very quick trip to Chicago — I was only there for about 30 hours total, much of which was for a work conference. But I went with two of my gal pals and managed to squeeze in some sightseeing and fun for my first time […]

The struggle is always real trying to fight the urge to go out to eat or to grab take out on the way home from work versus actually cooking something fresh at home. You’re tired and you only know like four easy recipes, all of which you are sick of. And by “you” I mean […]

Three Pinterest Meals I Tried and Loved!

March 19, 2019

Current Favorite Floor Lamps

March 12, 2019

Finding a good floor lamp is surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. One: they are expensive….particularly for someone like me who has been functioning off of Ikea and Target lighting for all these years. Graduating to something higher quality and more unique is definitely graduating to a new tier in the wallet dipping, […]

As you know, winter in New England can be brutal. And if you follow my Instagram, you know I recently ran away from old man winter and escaped to much fairer weather in Mexico! I’ve learned that the secret to every Bostonian’s happiness is to go somewhere warm to recharge at some point during blizzard […]

Our Winter Getaway to Cabo

March 6, 2019

Let’s Make it Official: Saying Goodbye

February 12, 2019

I’ve been mulling over this decision and tossing over how to write this post for some time now…and what I’ve concluded is that I just need to stop searching for the perfect words, or event, or time and just rip the band aid. So here it is: I’m closing Millay Market. Closing the physical storefront […]

Confession: I’m known to digitally window shop Net-A-Porter a lot, dreaming up super chic outfits and parties I can go to if my budget were truly unlimited. More than that though, their magazine Porter is essentially the only fashion magazine I subscribe to anymore because they really know their stuff, and it often sparks lots […]

What I’m Coveting…

February 3, 2019

Our Home: An Update

February 1, 2019

Progress on our home, eight months in It’s been a while since I’ve really shared what our home looks like, so I thought it was high time to share the progress we’ve made in making it our own, new ideas on what we’d like to see done, and our next steps. So here we go! […]