I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2018 MuuMuu of the Month than with a Tiki Tuesday mash-up!
On this second to last day of January in my newly acquired super fab leopard print muumuu I sit here and dream of the tiki days of summer!
Surprise and Delight…that’s what happens when Art and Mother Nature collide.
I was minding my own business driving home the other day and as I passed a local town square park I came upon such joy and magic that presented itself in the form of crocheted and knitted covered trees…yes, you read that right.
This was a definite stop, park and check out situation!
So this was what I found out…in honor of National Arts & Humanities month (which was in October) there was a nation wide public art installation celebration to bring awareness of the importance of the arts in our community. This absolutely amazing art that I had the privilege of encountering was created by the Atlanta-based group of knitters and crocheters The Knitterati.
Art is for everyone and everywhere,
Sliding in the with just a few hours to spare this month is July’s Taking it to the Streets MuuMuu of the Month!
Straight from the streets of ATL…really straight from the trails of the ATL BeltLine.
A bike, a muumuu and some public art is all a girl really needs on an amazing summer day!
Although I am a total ROYGBIV gal and color is my middle name (not really it’s Suzanne) for my master bath remodel that is just wrapping up I leaned hard into textures…when I say hard I mean I followed my normal gig of more is more. AND I LOVE IT!!!!
These are the textures I combo plattered into the bath of my dreams. I will have a reveal and some fun before and afters but still waiting for the final touches!
Now onto the guest bath…
One was new to me and one was a repeat read but both were fantastic and I highly recommend both.
Travel, adventure and connecting with people is part of my DNA so it’s no surprise that my first round of reads this summer had to do with getting out there, exploring and meeting people from all over the country.
Although Travels with Charley was written in 1961 and South and West was from Joan Didion’s notebooks from 1970 what really struck a chord with me was how a great deal of the topics, issues, concerns and observations from the early 60’s and 70’s are similar to the topics, issues, concerns and observations of modern-day.
What is for sure different now than back in the 60’s/70’s was the actual book itself! Back in the day a book was a book…paper that was bound with a spine and with pages that could be dog eared to a indicate your stopping point. Now you can listen to a book, read a book on a computer, tablet or phone but I prefer the old school method…the real deal paper book!
So now let me share with you something I am crazy in love with which is the Little Free Library…a worldwide non-profit program the inspires the love of reading and community with a “take a book return a book exchange”. There are over 50,000 Little Free Libraries around the world in 70 countries from parks to front yards.
Today was my first time using the library which was pretty awesome. All I had to do was to go to the map to find my local library and too my surprise there were several within 5 miles of my home. So I got my book, wrote a message inside and asked future readers to do the same and then hopped into my car to find this purple Little Free Library which I found in a neighbors front yard…magical!
To learn more about the Little Free Library check out the link below.
inspiration everyday * everyday inspiration
Often the question comes up of how and where do I get inspired from a design perspective…
For me it’s simply that I get out there with me eyes wide open no matter where I am with ferocious curiosity. I look up, look down, open doors, ask questions and go into corner’s (you never know what you might miss otherwise) of wherever my adventure might take me. Those adventures are sometimes a hike out in the wonderful world of Mother Nature, exploring a city and all it has to offer, rummaging through a flea market or in this case an amazing visit to Palm Springs.
Palm Springs for me was an EPIC ULTRA hotbed for all things design and inspiration…here is my Show & Tell.
Today was the opening day at Brimfield and man did I get my game on! I was locked and loaded with my fanny pack, comfy boots and the will for treasure!
7 hours, 3 disco shirts, 2 dresses, 2 patches and a bounty of jewelry later I find myself wiped out and ready of bed!
Yoga + Cats= Amazing
I have been practicing yoga on and off for the past 20 years and love what the practice provides to my mind, soul and body…
All yoga experiences are very special in their own right but last night I had an incredibly unique, special, soul soothing session like no other that I had to share.
Yoga with the wonderful cats at the Good Mews cat shelter…true fact!
Not only did they observe and hold court there was also a fair amount of participation from these furry friends…even a downward dog or two (sorry but could not resist)!
If you live in or find yourself in the ATL Metro area make sure to check out the Good Mews website for the yoga schedule. Even if yoga is not your gig still check out Good Mews…it is an amazing organization that is a cage free and no kill cat shelter…good people doing good things!
April showers bring May flowers…and fingers crossed will also bring many May muumuus as well!
Peace, Love and MuuMuus,