I’ve heard about the opening of the Graydon House, a Nantucket hotel for months now! My friend Gabby keeps me up-to-date on the best and chicest hotels around so of course she knew about the Graydon House. I (of course) was like what the heck is the Graydon House?! Where’s it located and what’s the big deal? Mind you I’ve only been to Nantucket once last summer and my knowledge of the island is pretty minimal at this point. Anyhow, after seeing the first reveal photos of this gorgeous Nantucket hotel I finally got what all the fuss was about.
Designers Robin Stander and Stephen Alesch, the duo behind world renown design firm Roman and Williams built the Graydown House. The pair is also married and have had a home in Montauk for years. The two are also the genius’ behind the original Ace Hotel which hopefully everyone has heard of by now. What I loved reading most about Robin and Stephen is that they didn’t want to re-create their own success – aka repeat the Ace in a different location. Rather forcing the aesthetic of Ace, the design team studied Nantucket history evaluating how they can revitalize this 1850’s Nantucket hotel in the center of town to a must-see destination for both locals and tourists. What I love most about the first look photos are the moody undertones, brass accents and history incorporated throughout each and every room. It’s safe to say the Graydon House has made it’s way on my must-visit hotels next summer. For more photos and information you can head to Architectural Digest for the exclusive first look. Happy Tuesday, friends! Xo. Lauren
The Shopbop annual surprise sale is back!! I haven’t shopped on Shopbop since summer and after browsing some of their new arrivals and editors’ top picks, I have to say there is SO much good stuff for fall. I typically like to break out categories when a big sale is in full swing but I just don’t have the time this week. You know what I mean? So with that, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items I discovered when browsing this morning! This year they’re offering 25% off orders up to $500 and 30% off orders over $500. Be sure to promo code MAINEVENT16 at checkout. Sale is happening today through Saturday at 4 a.m. EST. Items are selling out quickly so get to it, ladies!
When it comes to my beauty routine, I have it nailed down. I’ve tried numerous brands at this point and know what works and doesn’t work well for my skin. However when it comes to makeup, I’m honestly not as good when it comes to the best of the best in products. I have certain products in my makeup bag that I’ve used for years. The new goodies only make their way in through word-of-mouth through my close girlfriends. So when one of my best friends started telling me about a few of the products she was using from Makeup For Ever, I had to try it out!
The top products she recommended to me include the HD high definition pressed powder ($36 dollars) and the Ultra HD Fluid Foundation ($43 dollars). From what I hear, this pressed powder is basically in every makeup artist’s makeup bag. It’s silky, lightweight and totally undetectable, helping seal in makeup all day. The Ultra HD foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion. A bit on the heavier side for me, I think I’ll use this for special events.
The other must-buy products I’ve come across from makeup forever is the mist & fix product ($14 dollars). This universal setting spray locks in makeup for over 12 hours and keeps it looking freshly applied. I personally love this product as it helps my makeup looking fresh even after a long day at work. Last but not least, the Makeup For Ever Aqua cream in #13 ($28 dollars) is a GEM. What I love most about the aqua cream is that it’s waterproof, crease-proof and helps you achieve a shimmery glow! Plus it’s super versatile, you can use it as a eye shadow, cheek highlighter or even on your lips. Done and done. Shop the best of Makeup For Ever products below!
When it comes to dressing for fall, I always try to stock up on camel pieces. For whatever reason, I think that any piece that comes in camel just looks more expensive.. Am I right?! It doesn’t matter if it’s a top coat, clutch or sweater, I truly believe that’s the main reason why camel is the signature color for fall.
Today I’ve rounded up over 9 camel pieces that will perfectly compliment your fall wardrobe. These heels would be perfect for work as would these flats. I have the J.Crew Regent Blazer in navy and black so it’s about time I also stocked up on camel! A camel scarf for $40 dollars is a must – you’re closet will thank you later. And how good is the camel sweater from Tuckernuck? A little more expensive but it would most certainly be a fall repeat offender. Shop my favorite pieces below! Xo. Lauren