Friday Finds

Every Friday I take time to sit down with my iced coffee “decaf, thanks to baby #2 ­čśë ” and┬árummage through my favorite blogs, designer’s websites and online markets for whimsical & fanciful finds that are only discovered by digging in deep for jewels amongst the clutter.

Today’s Friday Find… ┬áthis Luxurious Turkish Tea set for six. I adore the quaint size and jubilant colors.

 

 

 

Welcome Guest Baskets

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There’s nothing more exciting than having guests drive or fly in for a long overdue visit. Those precious moments of long hugs, how are you doings, and much needed catching up stories are ones you look forward to as you watch the clock for their ETA. As I’ve recently moved cross country from family and friends I completely understand how special that time is with loved ones and while visiting my sister in Ohio, she made such a thoughtful gesture it made me tear up. As I walked into my guest bathroom, I found a bottle of lavender bubble bath along with an aroma lavender candle. One of my previous telephone conversations I told her how much I was looking forward to a long week of relaxation and a nice bubble bath.┬áI’m not suggesting you try to make your guests cry… but putting a little thought into their stay and letting them know how much you appreciate them coming to visit, can make the stay all the more enjoyable.

If you know your guests pretty well, try to cater a welcome guest basket to their liking. If they enjoy a specific scent, magazine, lotion, drink or like my Mom if you know a wash cloth is a MUST for showering, it will tickle their heart with gratitude… if you don’t know your guests as well, there are staples in a guest basket that not only will be appreciated but very much needed as things go forgotten when packing. Travel shampoo/conditioner, shower gels, loofah, toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, q-tips, facial cleanser/lotion, hairspray, razor, bottled water, aspirin and most importantly lots of towels!

Happy Visiting ­čÖé

Top Honeymoon destinations with the best interiors/exteriors

I think we all have a dreamy picturesque vision in our minds when we think of honeymoon suites and destinations. Tangled and lost in one another surrounded by the most beautiful and natural of ┬áromantic hideaways seems to always set the bar for most couples. After many months and tireless nights of researching for my destination wedding, I came across so many destinations and accommodations that I never want to forget and hope to have the chance to visit them someday. So if you’re tired of searching high and low for that perfect “walking into the sunset” scene, here are a few recommendations to get your wheels spinning…enjoy!

Amuleto Boutique Hotel- Mexico

Amuleto Boutique Hotel- Mexico

 

Sugar Beach Villas/Formerly Jalousie Plantation- St. Lucia

Sugar Beach Villas/Formerly Jalousie Plantation- St. Lucia

 

Goldeneye Resort/Formerly know as Ian Flemming's hideaway- Jamaica

Goldeneye Resort/Formerly know as Ian Flemming’s hideaway- Jamaica

 

Ayuna Resort- Bali
Ayuna Resort- Bali
Isle De France- St. Barts

Isle De France- St. Barts

Le Taha'a Resort and Spa- French Polynesia

Le Taha’a Resort and Spa- French Polynesia

The Sirenuse Hotel- Positano, Italy

The Sirenuse Hotel- Positano, Italy

Zeavola Resort- Phi Phi Island Thailand

Zeavola Resort- Phi Phi Island Thailand

Le Meridian- Bora Bora

Le Meridian- Bora Bora

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Kailua-Kona

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona

Ponta Dos Gachos- Brazil

Ponta Dos Gachos- Brazil