pardon the pause //

pardon the pause //

Hello, there! Things have been pretty quiet around here since my big “I’M MOVING!” announcement. It has been far, far too long since my last post. Work, side projects, and moving across the country seemed to have taken over my life the last few months.

I just wanted to drop in and say “hello!” And I’m still here! I’ve been a New Yorker for one week. It is sort of sinking in. I’m still looking for jobs and we’re looking for a new place to live. I think once both of those have been finalized things will definitely sink in and I’ll be able to fully settle in. I have an interview next Wednesday that I’m really looking forward to so, wish me luck!

I’m ready to get back into the swing of blogging & excited to start exploring a new city. I just bought a new-to-me vintage bike. It’s yellow and wonderful. Now, it’s time to get a helmet to protect my head and a cute basket for the back.

Hope everyone’s having a great start to the week. I’ll be back soon!



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In a New York Minute

love made me do it //

So, it’s official. May 2nd I will be getting on a plane and heading to New York. The difference between this trip and the many others I have taken before is that this time it’s a one way ticket. I’m moving to NEW YORK.  Continue reading

A Much Needed Vacation

Mount RoyalHave you ever heard that saying, “when you don’t have time to relax is the time you need it the most”? That couldn’t have been more true leading up to Valentine’s Day weekend. Continue reading

Creating a Cozy Home //

eat drink and be cozy
One thing I love about winter is the chance to finally wrap up in a cozy blanket, turn on your favorite show (*cough* friends on netflix*cough*), and sip on something warm and tasty.

While the days have been warmer than I would like, the nights are still staying fairly cold. I know one day I will probably regret wishing for colder weather but that day is not today. Instead, these photos have me daydreaming of fluffy rugs, plush pillows, and warm blankets; perfect for a cold winter day.

The good thing about creating a cozy home is that the weather doesn’t have to hit blizzard like conditions. Although, can we all agree that thoughts of curling up in a warm blanket sound much better when it isn’t 75 degrees outside?

No matter what the weather looks like outside of your window, here are some ways to create a cozy home. And who wouldn’t want a cozy home all year long?

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Life lately //

Margarita AdventuresHey there! & Happy New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying their new year. 2015 is here! Can you believe it?? Other than a few instagram photos, I took a break a bit of a break from the digital world during the holidays. It wasn’t entirely intentional but I did enjoy the time off.

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Holiday Tablescape Ideas //

Holiday Tablescape Ideas

We’re in the double digits in December. And in a few shorts weeks we’ll be ringing in a new year! Even though I’m saying it, I still cannot believe it.

But here we are! Holiday parties have commenced, homes are decorated and smelling wonderfully of fresh trees and garland, and I’m playing Christmas music A LOT. I am one happy girl.

While the Beach Palace won’t be having any holiday parties before Christmas, I wanted to share these lovely holiday tablescape ideas. It’s always nice to have a few ideas up your sleeve for when the time comes. Continue reading

Interior Envy // Using Maps as Decor

framed maps // copper accents
Before I start getting into Christmas decor and decorations, I wanted to share this idea. I’ve been seeing maps as decor more and more lately. There’s a certain wanderlust effect of having maps on your walls. Whether it’s a map of your favorite city, a world map as an accent wall, or a gallery of maps in the same shade, there’s a style that can fit in any home.

My love of copper is no secret so, it isn’t too surprising that I was drawn to the photo above. Pair copper accents with a NY and Paris map, a city I already enjoy and one I would love to visit, and it’s a done deal. I’m also partial to the gallery wall of maps in the same shade of yellow.

Check out a few ways to use maps as decor:

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