Category Archives: Outdoor

Modern Richmond Penthouse

It’s not often in Richmond, Virginia, that I peruse the real estate offerings and see a truly modern aesthetic.  Usually the decor includes a combination of overblown bright blue toile, waaaay too many country accents and civil war muskets used by the resident’s great-grand-daddy.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Richmond, but the home decor in this city could use an update!

So, imagine my surprise when I came across this gorgeously modern penthouse at Rocketts Landing overlooking the James River and Richmond’s skyline:

{I love this clean, all-white Master Bedroom, especially the white floor-to-ceiling curtains and the all-lucite table lamps.}

{I like the simplicity of this dining room, especially the lines of the table and chairs}

{The perfect modern kitchen — fabulous Bertoia bar stools and Elsa Peretti-esque light fixtures!}

{Now THAT’S a man cave!!  I love the Greek Key rug and the mod light fixture.}

{Two story view of the gorgeous James River and the scenic Richmond skyline.}

{Rooftop Deck.  Yes please!}

And this can all be yours for a cool $1.5M!  For more pictures, click here.

{All pictures courtesy of Lynn Pritchard, Joyner Fine Properties}

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness


This weekend, we will be enjoying a stay-cation with burgers and dogs on the grill, fireworks over the James River, a boat ride or two, a libation or three, and lots of relaxation.  Wherever you are, I hope you will be celebrating life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Very Happy Independence Day!

P.S. For more July 4th inspiration, check out last year’s post!

P.P.S. I have got a great giveaway for you on Monday, so be sure to check back next week.  Yay for free stuff.

{Photo Credits: 1. The Sartorialist for Vogue, 2. Suzanne Kasler via Simplified Bee, 3. Thousand Island Park, copyright 2007 Christopher Bonney, check out his amazing Flickr photos, 4. Martha Stewart, 5. Martha Stewart, 6. Pottery Barn via The Material Girls, 7. Country Living, 8. JC Interior Sources, 9.  Martha Stewart, 10. Back of the Boat, Thousand Island Park, Ada-Marie Aman for spark!, 11.  Thousand Island Park, copyright 2007 Christopher Bonney, 12. Country Living}

Buy This, Not That

I am sorry for the radio silence last week.  I was traveling for work and trying to catch the runaway train that has become my life!  I have about 1092841740 blog posts drafted, and none of them are finished, so that will be my goal for this week. 

In the meantime, I found a great summery BTNT gem for you all:


{Flip Flop Buckets, RSH Boutique, $62}


{Flip Flop Pail, Jaye’s on One Kings Lane, $29!}

That’s almost 50% off!  Happy Monday, indeed.

P.S.  Need an invite to One Kings Lane?  Leave me a comment and I will email it to you. 

Happy Weekend

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
–   L. M. Montgomery

{Image Courtesy of Coastal Living

Today We Celebrate….

The unofficial start of summer….


Lilly Pulitzer….

White Sandals….


Family and friends….

And most importantly, today we celebrate all of the heroes who have given their lives defending our country….

As the wife of a former active duty Army officer who spent a year in Iraq, this holiday always hits home with us.

Happy Memorial Day.  Don’t forget to thank a service member and their family today.

{Images: 1. Coastal Living, 2. J. Crew, 3. The Fashionopolist, 4. Cole Haan, Air Verona Wedges, 5. Martha Stewart, 6. Country Living, 7. Chip Somodevilla, MSNBC, 8. Personal collection (my hubby!)}

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Non-Stalkerish Look at a House on My Jogging Route

Check out this post on Young House Love for a look inside one of my favorite houses on my neighborhood jogging route.  They have done an amazing job with the small spaces that come with a turn-of-the-century house.   I love that I got to peek at the inside without pressing my face up against the glass and praying that no one is home!

Dreaming of a Vacation

Won’t you join me?

{All images courtesy of Coastal Living}