New Mag to Savor: Souvenir

March 20th, 2012

Hello all, I wanted to share a lovely spring publication with you today!  I’ve long admired Heather Bullard – stylist extraordinaire and contributing editor to Country Living magazine.  Heather has amazing taste, a discerning eye, and is an incredible photographer.  I’m so excited for her because just today she launched the premier issue of a new quarterly publication Souvenir

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There are no ads within the 118 pages – they’re filled only with spaces, crafts, recipes, features, destinations, and decorations to inspire.  Heather and her team came up with so many gorgeous ideas, like these beautiful glittered ombre eggs . . .

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. . . and floral arranging in vintage vessels.

heather bullard floral arrangement

 

See a sneak peek for yourself here.  The digital version of Souvenir is $3.95 and you can also order a full printed version. 

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I read the entire issue cover to cover and it’s divine – it will make you want to throw open the windows and welcome the freshness of spring.  Hop on over to Souvenir Lifestyle to grab your copy!

 

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Touches of Blue

March 20th, 2012

I’ve been in a funk for the last week and I think it’s a combination of too much rain and daylight savings time.  But I decided to thumb my nose at all the dreary weather and create a little bit of spring indoors instead. Over the weekend I brought in a new umbrella plant to replace the wintery branch that once stood in the corner and bright pink ranunculus bring a breath of spring to the living room.

I also added some touches of blue in the form of those paint swirl vases on the mantel, a bold but cozy throw, and some new blue and white pillows I scored at Joss & Main.

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Today is spring equinox, derived from the Latin meaning “equal night” so that today (and only once more in autumn) we experience equal parts daylight and dark – the bonus of spring equinox for us in the northern hemisphere is the longer days of spring and summer are just ahead. 

I think I enjoy the spring season even more than autumn now.  Is it age?  Perhaps, but the idea of everything growing again, of nature coming back to life in all its marvelous ways, gives me hope of great things in the days ahead.  

Linking up to Layla’s Spring Mantel Party today!

 

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