Friday Faves of the Month

August both dragged and flew by at the same time, if that's even possible.  Being sick for 2 solid weeks was the dragging (re: miserable and frustrating) part. Being on vacation in Maine this past week and a fun weekend in Newport starting tonight is ending the summer right.  Here are my faves of the month and have a great Labor Day weekend!
Photo by me



#FlashbackFriday - off to Maine!

brother and I circa 1990

I am flashing back this Friday to Kennebunkport, Maine, as my family is taking their annual vacation trip starting tomorrow.  I will be going up for 5 days and am all ready for reading, relaxing & paddle boarding on Gooch's Beach; shopping at Dannah, Minka, & Daytrip Society; steamers & lobster night; and hanging with the family.

See you back here Thursday and follow along on Instagram!

PS: a KPT packing list
PPS: another throwback from KPT


Pre-fall shopping list

I still ask my mom if we can go "back to school" shopping, despite having not gone back to school for the past 7 years (omg).  She humors me and laughs, but there are such great memories of shopping before going back to school or college, that I am programmed to want some new things around this time of year.  Here's what is catching my eye for this "back to school" season.  What is on your list?
pre-fall shopping list

Whino napkin - see more August Morgan in a recent post
Carson bootie - splurge alert!
Cape blazer - just purchased
Pillow - wise words from Kenny Chesney



Mad Men Inspired Decanters

I know I am about 7 years late on this, but DC and I have become obsessed with Mad Men. Thank you, Netflix! We are just starting season 4 and binge watching, while trying to avoid any spoilers online. I was so happy to read that the final episodes and series finale air next spring, so we will be able to watch live!

I, of course, adore the fashions of the show, but I am also becoming obsessed with how fabulous they look sipping on whiskey and scotch all day. I don't really drink either, but DC and I are wondering if we both need to start...? If nothing else, I want to add a decanter to my bar car. Here are a few that caught my eye.
Modern: corky carafe & glasses by Muuto at HORNE (I know this is probably for wine but I love it.)
Classic: library decanter at Pottery Barn
Metallic: mingle decanter at Crate & Barrel
Hand made: porcelain decanter & tumbler set by Redraven Studios at BRIKA 

Are you a Mad Men fan and have you watched from the beginning? No spoilers!


Fun cocktail napkins

I stumbled upon August Morgan's adorable and funny cocktail napkins on Pinterest. I couldn't decide which one I loved best, as they are all so cheeky!  They'd be a cute hostess gift with a bottle of champagne.
August Morgan cocktail napkins
My faves: PlasteredBuzzed | Three Sheets 

Which is your favorite?