PASTEL LOVE: ZARA HOME LOOKBOOK

Zara Home’s newest lookbook reminds me of marshmallows and cotton candy. Oh, the sweet pastel colors. And those tiles – I can’t get them out of my mind!

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Read more about my love for pastels in this post or get some pastel-theme party ideas on my Facebook album. (That reminds me, I have yet to update it!)

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HEAVENLY BAKES

A ballerina-turned-baker was the star of a previous post here.  Today, I’d like to show you a few creations by another artist who ventured into the world of confectionery. Heather Baird used to paint and work in galleries for painters, sculptors, glass blowers, textile artists and other artisans as a career. Now she creates art in the form of “desserts that are as artful as they are delicious.” The best part: Heather shares her passion for making beautiful, delectable sweets by posting free recipes and decorating ideas on her blog SprinkleBakes. That’s certainly more than just a sprinkling of love, don’t you think?

Raspberries and Cream Macarons Pantone SprinkleBakes

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PASTEL POWER

Those who have been following my blog already know that I have a soft spot for pastel shades. I’ve featured a bedroom with accents in pale blue, pink and yellow; shown ways on how to use pastel prints at home; and recently included pastel-colored summer accessories on my wishlist. Here’s another post on pastels, just because we can’t get tired of looking at these soothing colors. By the way, two of these pictures are from Muuto, the Scandinavian firm whose office furniture designs I wrote about here.

Furniture shoot

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SUMMER PASTELS: TOMS AND BETSEY JOHNSON

Currently loving the crystal shades and crochet slip-ons from Toms, and the flamingo print messenger bag and wayfarer sunglasses from Betsey Johnson. Happy weekend, everyone!

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Sunglasses: Beachmaster Champagne Crystal and Kitty Champagne Crystal; Shoes: Crochet Women’s Classics in Mint and Lilac Snow betseyjohnson

 Cut It Out Crossbody bag and Wayfarer shades with Floral