postcards from Greece

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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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new year, new goals

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Welcome to 2017! We made it, can you believe it? 2016 was quite the year for so many reasons. I’ve never been one to make new year resolutions or drastic changes at the start of the new year. Though, this year I want to slow down to enjoy the small things and focus on growth. So far, this means creating obtainable goals and writing them down – career opportunities, the direction of Taffeta and Cedar, traveling, and volunteering more, just to name a few! For me, 2017 is going to be about change! Yes, everyone always says that, but I tend to be resistant to some types of change. Hence the need for a solid goal list! What about you? What is something that you are focusing on this year? Comments and emails are always welcome!

xo

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