Posts Tagged ‘Anthropologie’

Put It in Writing

I have never met a stationery I didn’t like. I love making notes, writing things down, and crossing them off my lists. I have way too many bins filled with paper, but I love it. Saturday morning I headed to do some “paper” shopping with another paper junkie. My husband tried to laugh at my happiness, but I know deep down he loves it when I leave him “love notes.” Yep, I’m that sap. It started innocently enough at Paper Source and a handful of blank Merci cards later. After that – things took a life of their own. We both decided in unison it was time to hit up another one of our favorite places for paper – Anthropologie.

It was a tough decision not to buy everything I wanted, but I will be paper shopping in Paris in two weeks so I showed some restraint. That is until I walked into the sale department and fell in love with this scarf . It’s peaking out under the paper. This canister of Paris is perfect for vision journaling and I had to have it. A highlight was the hot pink journal that I plan to take on my trip. A bonus. It can be refilled with these Moleskin beauties.  But the creme de la creme was the Happy Note pads that I have been eying for months and needed in my lifestyle. I can’t wait to send the potion lady a note just to tell her I love her.

{Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~ Williams Wordsworth

Barr-Co. by K. Hall Designs

It always happens whenever I enter Anthropologie. The desire to buy the entire store. It starts with a dress, but when I enter the beauty or home section the desire intensifies. There I was minding my own sweet little business. I was perusing lounge clothes when I turned and was confronted with another thing of beauty. This time it was Barr-Co. collection by K. Hall Designs. I’m a huge fan of most of her products and these are no exception. They have that my-kitchen-is-in-a-French-farmhouse feel to them. I was gone.

At the New York International Gift Fair on Sunday they were in all their splendor splashed across the K. Hall booth. The scent of the candle is divine and the hand soap and lotion makes me want to spend time in the kitchen just so I can wash my hands. It also has me giddy and dreaming of this house in Provence where I will be spending 10 glorious days on an Art Journal + Yoga retreat in May.

Very c’est si bon.

Anthropologie Striped Stripes Dress

The minute I saw this Anthropologie Striped Stripes Dress I knew I needed to have it in my life. It is a perfect dress to keep me (1) motivated to work out and (2) bring to a wedding in Jamaica come June. The best thing about this dress is the colors remind me of Jamaica. I’m all about the strapless dress in the summer and this one has my name written all over it. That is until my cousin Cassaundra tries to steal it from me in Cancun while we are on our annual girls trip. Now all I need is some Bob Marley to get me in the groove. I’m seeing Ziggy Marley here this summer and will definitely pull this dress back out.

Grown Under Glass + Anthropologie

Hello Fall. I’m happy to see the leaves changing, layering sweaters, and feeling cozy. I’m also excited to finally get my hands on the Lurk and Anthropologie body care collaboration known as Grown Under Glass. I’m looking forward to playing with all your six products debuting soon, but I’m especially excited to delve deeper into the Replenish Body Balm. I plan to use the VER (Lavender + Green) scented balm in the evenings to wind down and prepare for slumber and the ROS (Rose + Wood) scent as a treat after my early morning yoga practice.

I look forward to introducing Grown Under Glass to the potion lady when she arrives in December. We are both suckers for a good product and a pretty package. Thank you for combining both. They will look gorgeous in our over flowing arsenal.

Bisous, Julia.

Floral Curiosities Fragrance Collection at Anthropologie

I can’t seem to get enough of Anthropologie. I don’t know what it is. I think the bohemian chic lifestyle that I buried somewhere long ago has surfaced and is coming full force. It’s just something about the store that reminds me of traveling the world, creating decadent meals, enjoying life, and savoring all its complexities.

I use the catalog as inspiration for my visual journals because they are stunning. They have something for everyone, but it’s their beauty section that continues to amaze me. The niche beauty selection will have your girlfriends going “where did you get that?” I’m not the wedding girl, but their wedding shop BHLDN (“beholden”) has me wanting to throw a party, put on Nina Simone, and dress in sequins and lace during the day.

It’s no wonder their new fragrance collaboration with Ineke Rühland – Floral Curiosities has me head over heels in fragrance love. I see myself wearing Angel’s Trumpet often and adding it to the arsenal.

  • Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia) Rich and Opulent: Notes of honeydew melon, Seville orange and leafy greens. The fragrance is then warmed by cinnamon leaf and allspice and supported by Virginia cedar and white musk.
  • Briar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa) Fruity and Powdery: Notes of Briar Rose, Black raspberry, bitter almond, exotic spices, black violet, patchouli and cacao.
  • Poet’s Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) Citrus and Herbal: Notes of Jasmine tea, star anise, rosemary, absinthe, frankincense, cardamom, hinoki wood and guaiac wood.
  • Scarlet Larkspur (Delphinium cardinale) Floral Oriental: Notes of claret wine, nutmeg, saffron, amyris wood, tonka bean and bourbon, blood orange, red currant and morello cherry.

Decorate by Holly Becker

Holly Becker’s Decorate Book is available exclusively at Anthropologie until April. Holly is the uber-talented writer of the blog Decor8 which I love reading. There is something so fun about reading design books. When I look at the photos I’m always thinking of beautiful and luxurious products. In my office I try to maintain some sort of order because paper, products, books and magazines can get out of hand quickly. Decor8 makes me want to visit The Container Store and Home Depot in no particular order. The kitchen shots are the ones that slay me. I can’t help but think of what dishes I would prepare in these glorious spaces.

The book also makes me very excited to watch Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators.