Friday Favorites – Weekly Inspiration

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!

Well, spring is here, or should I say summer, haha! We’re set to have over 85° days this weekend! Didn’t I just say last week how cold it was? Even though I know it won’t last, it’s really gotten me in the mood for some warm weather, wearing sandals, eating outdoors – all my favorite things!

And today I’m sharing some of those favorite things so let’s get on with Friday Favorites!

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THINGS I LOVE IN DESIGN/DECOR

This home right on the water will have you dreaming of a vacation!

 

It’s time to spruce up the outside! I love this cheerful outdoor pillow – it’s reversible so it’s like getting two different cute prints in one, I love the fluting on this concrete accent table, this rattan utensil caddy is perfect for summer, and how great is this woven patio storage box?!

This textured rustic vase would look great inside or out (plus the price is right!), I absolutely love these scalloped wicker trays that I featured in the Mother’s Day Gift Guide, this beautiful diamond jute rug is so well-priced, this pretty rattan wrapped candle would also make a perfect gift (all 3 scents are great), and how cute is this rattan wrapped hurricane?! Another piece that would look good indoors or out and it’s big!

Last week’s best sellers: this stunning French chair (on clearance) and this pretty outdoor sconce.

 

THINGS I’M WEARING/LOVING/WANTING

I’ve been completely obsessed with finding a cute, small straw bag for summer. It all started when I fell in love with this one, which was not only sold out but also pricey!

So I spent a good amount of time last weekend trying to find something equally adorable, and though they aren’t quite the same, I did find some great options! This one has the cute pearl strap, and I also love the style of this one. For a slightly larger size that’s still charming, I love this one.

I love when jeans have something special, like interesting pockets, or cute buttons or the like. Totally crushing on these adorable jeans (above), I mean, do they get any cuter?! And this white pair is so great, too (and perfect for summer)! Soft colored jeans are also a favorite, like the pretty green of these, and for a more affordable version, this pair comes in several cute pastel colors!

A couple spring pieces I’m loving are this sweet block print blouse (love both prints!) and these gold sandals are 30% off and would go with everything (soo good with white!)

Speaking of Mother’s Day, in the gift guide I posted this week I shared this new-to-me French brand dry-oil that I’m obsessed with! The feel is divine, the smell is amazing, and it’s almost 40% off right now!

Last week’s best sellers: this well-priced white bag and this faux leather jacket (comes in 4 spring colors).

 

THINGS I’M WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TO

I’m so dreaming of travel – especially to Europe. And since I love Italy so much, I thought, why not bring some Italy to me?! Here are 41 Movies to Watch if You’re Dreaming of Italy.

Some of these I hadn’t heard of, but Roman Holiday is a favorite, as is The Talented Mr. Ripley. And I’ve never seen Under the Tuscan Sun which clearly is going to have amazing scenery!

 

THINGS I’M MAKING/EATING/DRINKING

I recently got turned onto Alison Roman (former NYT food writer) and her internet famous recipes from a friend of mine. Apparently she was so popular during the pandemic that her recipes were known as “The ___” such as “The Cookies.” That recipe is these Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies which look amazing! I also want to try “The Pasta” and “The Stew.” 

This friend is mad for all of her food and swears by her cookbooks, Dining In and Nothing Fancy.

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

34 Stylish Outdoor Dining Area Ideas 

A fun article featuring The Most Iconic Hairstyles of All Time

One of my favorite designers shares her Favorite Blue & Gray Paint Colors

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If you missed it, this week I shared lots of great ideas for the perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

 

Happy Friday!

Sheila
xo

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