7/25/14

Awesome Art

Lately I've been swooning over Teil Duncan's artwork. Something about her color palette and style are so enticing to me I can't even handle it. I've been stalking her site for the last few months and recently this beauty popped up with the headline "coming this fall":
OBSESSED. He shall be mine once available!!!
 Other favorites (which are all sold, unfortunately):
{I want to be there...}
{Or lay by this pool....}
{Oh wait, this beach looks pretty nice too...}
{A bright figure study}
In her own words, she is "forever learning and trying new techniques, mediums and subjects. Inspired by light, movement, surprising color combinations, social interaction, and patterns, I try to collaborate these elements and form abstracted, pixilated compositions." I dig it.
 Lastly, for $50 a piece, she has three prints available for purchase until the end of the month. I just love her style! What do you think?
Until next time-
Have a great weekend!
 

7/24/14

European Itinerary

Exciting news on the Cantrell home front: we've finally nailed down our itinerary and booked accommodations for our trip this year! I'm SO looking forward to two weeks with the huzz (cell-phone free, a rare luxury around here) exploring, seeing and doing. Here's a little of what we've got planned:
Paris- 6 nights (split between beginning and end of trip), with day trips to the D-day beaches, Versailles and Amboise 
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Reims- 1 night, lots of champange
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Colmar- 2 nights, a town that's not quite German and not quite French, but a fusion of the two
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Rothenburg-1 night, a historic German town spared during WWII
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Munich- 3 nights, Oktoberfest and visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle are two major highlights
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Baden-Baden 1 night, a spa/resort town for a quick stop and welcomed re-fresh
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Have you ever visited any of these places? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommendations! This planning thing can get quite overwhelming...
Until next time-
Here's to exploring!



7/23/14

Summer Beauty Products

There's nothing better than beautiful healthy skin. With summer in full swing, I thought I'd share some of my favorite moisturizing, shimmering and exfoliating products, all which help to achieve that enviable summer (or year round) glow!
1) Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil: Incredibly shimmery, this dry oil has a light but nice scent. I add two-three small splashes to lotion before applying to skin for a glowing, dewey look but you can also add a little to your hair to give it a golden glow. A little goes a long way and this stuff lasts forever!
2) Michael Kors Leg Shine: Another great way to achieve those perfect, wax-finished looking legs is by using Michael Kors leg shine. It glides on (think similar application to deodorant) and leaves the legs super shiny. It also has a nice floral scent.
3) Clinique Take the day off Cleansing Oil: I used to use Neutrogena make-up remover wipes but started to dislike the film they leave on my face afterwards. I recently switched to Clinique's Cleansing Oil and am obsessed. Application is simple and it leaves the face feeling clean.
4) Davines Oi Conditioner: I'm obsessed with all things Davines. I have very thick, fine, tangly hair that's easily weighed down by products. This is one of the few conditioners that detangles and repairs but doesn't leave my hair stuck to my head and volume-less. Perfect for dry, sun damaged hair.
5) Clarisonic Mia 2: A completely unnecessary product until you've used one- then it becomes a necessary evil. Nothing feels better than clean, fresh skin and this is the one thing that does the trick time and time again. I debated for months on purchasing one and finally pulled the trigger this week. What gets your skin through the summer months?
Shop the post and a few of my other favorite products here:


Until next time-
Here's to getting (and keeping) that summer glow,

7/22/14

Loving Lately

1) From House of Earnest: How to cut your hydrangeas to keep them from wilting (it works!)
2) Champagne flavored gummies. WHAT THE WHAT?! Life may never be the same again...
3) This issue of G&G is full of recipes I can't wait to try from updated, classic cocktails to cast-iron green tomato pie.
4) The only thing better than a pretty dress is impeccable customer service. I can’t recommend Social Dress Shop enough!
5) For the calligraphy enthusiast- different nibs and their end result.
 
Until next time-
It has been awhile...