Charleston Hideaway

March 2, 2015

I’m currently sitting in my office looking out of my window staring at mounds of powdery snow piling up. As I sit here bundled willing the snow to melt and the sun to shine, I’m daydreaming about warmer days to come, specifically sunny days to come on my trip to Charleston, South Carolina for The Southern C Summit! Since most of us in the US have been pretty chilly lately, I thought I’d share one of my favorite spots to soak up the sun and color of Charleston.
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Circle City Sesh 24

February 26, 2015

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After following the Igers Indy group on instagram account for months, I finally attended one of their monthly Instameets. This meet, dubbed #CircleCitySesh24, was held at the historic Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. We huddled under the clock in the Grand Hall at 3pm and after a brief intro from the Igers Indy creator we slapped some name tags on and began scanning the space for worthy instagram shots. READ MORE

I Heart Preservation

February 10, 2015

Buildings need love too. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this past Saturday I joined a group of preservation enthusiasts, professionals, and students to heart bomb a couple of buildings that were in need of a hug.

 

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The idea behind these “heart bombs” is to raise awareness of the potential for vacant buildings while making advocacy visible and accessible. And sometimes they’re a loving send off for buildings that have lost their battle.  READ MORE

You’re the Bee’s Knees – Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 26, 2015

 

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I love Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a significant other it’s the perfect time to spoil someone or treat yourself. I prefer both. READ MORE

Pulaski Heights BBQ

January 6, 2015

I’m back in Bloomington (freezing) and all I can think about is Southern food! During our long holiday down South my hubs and I spent a few days hanging out in Athens, Georgia eating and drinking our way around town. On this visit, we finally had a chance to check out Pulaski Heights BBQ.

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2014 Memories

January 5, 2015

2014 was a total whirlwind… after an awesome road trip back down South, I’m back home in snowy Indiana thinking about the year gone by. Here are a few of my favorite memories from 2014. READ MORE

Wanderlust Gift Guide

December 14, 2014

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This is the gift guide for the explorers and free spirits… READ MORE

Woodford Reserve

November 17, 2014

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I’m not a bourbon drinker; however, when you visit a friend in Bourbon country… when in Rome. A couple of weeks ago, I visited the oldest working bourbon distillery in the United States, Woodford Reserve, a National Historic Landmark. READ MORE

Unmentionable History

November 9, 2014

Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and 20th Century Undergarments takes a look at undergarments from the 1890s-1920s and demonstrates the incredible change in desired body shape from the hourglass to the straight lines popular in during the Roaring Twenties.

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Swaths of lace, silk, delicate beading, corsets, and crinoline… The latest exhibition by The Sage Collection is a must see.

Undress Me will be on display in the Kinsey Institute gallery until December 23.

 

Cocktail Hour

October 12, 2014

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I like a good mix… my style is an eclectic hodgepodge; I often enjoy a stiff and perfectly mixed cocktail; and when it comes to home decor I like a mix of  both vintage and new pieces.  Antiquing is one of my favorite weekend activities. A Saturday spent at an antique show is ideal… strolling through decades of history and rows of treasures. Thanks to esteemed editor and Southern C Summit connection Amy Flurry, I recently discovered a unique website that brings the antique mall to your laptop.

Chairish is a fantastic tool for antique aficionados and bargain hunters alike. You can see listings for all types of vintage and retro inspired furniture, art, and other decor from around the country and make an offer. I noticed their fabulous collection of mid mod pieces so I decided to put together a few of my favorite finds.

Fuchsia bar stools: not vintage but they’re a great nod to the atomic aesthetic from the 60s.

Original 1966 Dylan poster by American artist Milton Glaser – simple design with wild color.

Mid Mod Shelving: no longer available on the website but check out these other similar styles

C Jere Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture: A circa 1980s dramatic brass sunburst sculpture by Curtis Jere. The sculpture features radiating brass wires on three tiers.

Modern Chrome Bar Table

Vintage Turqoise Decanter

Tumbler Set: similar style

Vintage Cocktails: Gin Fizz, Gimlet, French 75, Brandy Alexander, Pisco Sour, Singapore Sling, Sidecar, Dark and Stormy… Explore the classics with this book by Laziz Hamani.

Click here to shop the entire Chairish Bar Stool collection. Cheers and happy hunting!

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