My second visit to Gucci Garden

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Gucci Garden again this year. As mentioned earlier, Gucci Garden is an exclusive boutique redesigned by Alessandro Michele with clothes, accessories, and shoes not available at any other location. It also houses archives in a perfectly curated exhibition by Maria Luisa Frisa. So naturally, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit again during my visit to Florence. Here are a few highlights of the pieces on display and interior. Enjoy!

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Gucci Garden


Last month when I was in Italy, I had the pleasure of visiting Gucci Garden. Alessandro Michele has redesigned the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence, which dates to 1337 and previously housed the Gucci Museo. Opening this past January, 2018, Gucci Garden is an exclusive boutique with clothes, accessories, and shoes not available at any other location. It also houses archives in a perfectly curated exhibition by Maria Luisa Frisa. If you are planning a trip to Italy, I suggest adding it to your list. You will not be disappointed! Ciao Ciao!

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beach prep!

clockwise from top right: sunglasses: Prada,  Prada, Gucci | sandals: Old Navy similar | beach bag: Marc Jacobs | bikinis: Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler similar| coverups: both Old Navy | scarves: Moschino, Gucci similar | products: Sum Bum, Dermalogica, Dior Lip Glow

My husband and I will soon escape Chicago’s cold weather to soak up the sun in Tulum. Here are a few items that I’ll be bringing on our trip to Mexico! This year, I decided to add a white bikini into my wardrobe. After spending hours online shopping, I decided on another one from Proenza Schouler. I love the black and white bikini I purchased a couple of years ago and was excited to find this one – super comfortable and a great fit. Also, since my hair is short and I can’t pull it back, I wrap it up in silk scarves. It’s easy and keeps me looking chic on the beach! Sunshine, beaches, tacos, and mango margaritas for days! Follow along on Instagram @taffetaandcedar.

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new year – consistency & perspective

Welcome to 2018! This year I want to slow down, enjoy the small things and focus on continued growth.  I plan to continue building on the same; creating obtainable goals and writing them down – networking, traveling, patience, career and volunteering more, just to name a few! For me, 2018 is going to be about consistency and perspective! What about you? What is something that you are focusing on this year? Comments and emails are always welcome!

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postcards from Greece

AcropolisErechtheonHydra – no cars on the island, just donkeys!HydraMykonosMykonos – windmillsSantorini – OiaOia – blue domes

Enjoy a few postcards from Greece! My husband and I have been busy exploring Athens, Hydra, Mykonos, and Santorini. We’re having a great time – the weather, food, people, history, antiquity, and overall experience has been so wonderful! We’re also traveling light, only carry-on luggage. More on that later, but it’s completely doable and my newly preferred way to travel internationally. Follow along for more highlights @taffetaandcedar 

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wardrobe services

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of wardrobe styling and personal shopping services here on Taffeta + Cedar. I have always loved fashion and feel that styling pieces together can transform your look to develop your personal style. Whether you’re looking for a new seasonal wardrobe, a dress for a special occasion, or you just don’t have the time to shop, I am here to assist and make the process a whole lot easier.  I would love to work with you to make you look and feel great!

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Antigua – Sugar Ridge

Turners Beach

The Nest Beach Bar – Jolly Harbor 

Our spring getaway this year was to Antigua. We stayed at Sugar Ridge, a gorgeous resort on the southwest side of the island near Jolly Harbor. It was wonderful, and everything we needed to relax and escape the cold weather in Chicago. Here are just a few highlights from the trip, check out more on my Instagram @taffetaandcedar. The weather was perfect – sunshine and in the low 80’s. We started our first full day with a massage at their Aveda spa, then we took the beach shuttle (vintage Land Rover) to the beach, followed by a trip to the pool, and dinner at one of their restaurants. Perfection! The next few days were pretty comparable. It was just what we needed to relax, defrost, recharge and reenergize.   If you’re looking for a place to escape, add it to the list!

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Gucci preview

Last week I attended the Gucci preview highlighting the 2017 Cruise collection and a few pieces for Spring & Summer. Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci describes the Cruise collection: “… a beautiful chaos, it is a powerful mix of the past and the present.” I completely agree, it’s a bold balance of classic silhouettes, vibrant colors with adornments displayed in a unique and very modern arrangement. From fur-lined slippers to hand stitched embellishments, each piece is exquisitely crafted. Gah, those tiger fur-lined slides! One of everything, please!

 

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