2 Jan 2017

14 Images To Print For Your 2017 Inspiration Board


Happy Monday, friends! Can you believe it’s the first Monday of 2017? How was everyones New Years Eve?

Last year I did a blog post around 5 tips for creating your 2016 inspiration board so this year I thought I could create the inspiration board for you! I included links below of where you could print out the images. You can also find the majority of images on my Chasing Summer Pinterest page.

A few of my favorite tips when creating an inspiration board: Start collecting your favorite images whether it be magazine tear outs, pieces of fabric, quotes, cards, and print outs. I love laying out the images before I pin them to my pinboard. Don’t be afraid to use your gallery wall as apart of your overall gallery wall. Do incorporate jewelry or sparkly items to up the glam factor!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2017!



J.Crew Sunnies | Palm Tree Print | | Yachting Habitually Chic | Scarf in Hair | Blue Chair | Car | Mark D. Sikes Blue Fabric | Girl on the Boat | Palm Tree Print | Summer Bike | Dive In | Cocktail

31 Dec 2016

Happy New Years: The Ultimate Bar Checklist


Happy New Years Eve, party people!

I cannot believe 2017 officially begins tomorrow, can you? In case you missed it, I rounded up some of my favorite moments from 2016 and oh, what a good year it was!

In honor of New Years Eve I thought it would be fun to put together the ultimate New Years Eve bar checklist. What’s great about this checklist is that you can use it for your party tonight and beyond!

Ever since I moved to the UES, I’ve been dying for a new bar cart. I’ve had my eye on this Williams-Sonoma silver bar cart for quite some time and I think I may just pull the trigger. Other bar cart must-haves: bubbles (Veueve, of course!), Mixers (Vermouth for dirty martinis, bitters and citrus mixers!

Bubbles + More

Must have stocked: Vodka, Scotch, Bourbon, Tequila, Gin, Rum, Orange Liquor, Campari, Grand Marnier and champagne!


Vermouth, Bitters, citrus mixers, craft syrups. Let’s not forget the soda water and tonic.

Bar Tools

Shaker, ice bucket + tongsstrainer, jigger, stirrer, vintage coasters, wine and beer opener.


Green olives, fresh berries, herb sprigs, citrus slices, sugars, salts and lots of ice! Adding fresh berries to champagne is one of my go-to moves whenever I host a party. <3


One should always have on hand: Highballs, tumblerswine glasses and champagne flutes.

Extra Details

It’s all in the details! Don’t forget: fresh flowers (duh), gold striped straws, fun cocktail napkins, a rattan tray and a marble ice bucket!



Veuve Clicquot Champagne | Dillion’s Distillers Cocktail Bitters | Zinnia Barware Collection | Ice Bucket | Marble Place Card Holders | WS Bar Cart | Shaker | Tray | Gold Bar Tool Set | Drink Dispenser | Tassel Garland | Easy On The Ice Napkins | Happy New Years Gold Glitter Garland | Hello 2017 Sign | Vintage Coup Glasses | Gold Stripe Straws 

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29 Dec 2016

Get The Look: A Neutral Bedroom


When it comes to learning how to design a bedroom, it can be quite challenging for some. This especially rings true when you’re dealing with smaller spaces! I recently came across this beautiful neutral bedroom by Amanda Barnes on My Domaine. What I love most about this bedroom is that it achieves a perfect mix of tranquility without skimping on color. Adding a piece of furniture like a bench at the foot of the bed allows for a look of luxury and sophistication. The flow of your bedroom is also crucial – you never want to obstruct walkways. If your bedroom is limited in size, choosing a narrow bench is a great alternative to help add dimension to your bedroom.


28 Dec 2016

5 Ikea Products That Everyone Will Be Buying In 2017


Confession: I have a serious Ikea addiction. Some of my most popular blog posts from the past few years all have to do with Ikea so I know I’m not alone in this obsession – phew! In case you missed it, check out my ultimate Ikea shopping list, 10 Ikea hacks to freshen up your space, and 7 Ikea hacks us girls can do. Ikea has launched some new product for 2017 so today I’m predicting the top 5 Ikea products that everyone will be buying in 2017. Are you ready?