Friday Fab: 5 pre-vacation things!!

Wooooo hoooo, it’s officially the Friday before vacation, and I could not be more stoked! I plan to do a TON of sleeping and sunning over the next 10 days – what are your plans for the weekend? Hope they’re amaze!

Here’s the best 5 things from around the web this week:

  1. The BEST homemade pickles (unless of course you’ve been to Super Duper Burger, where they make their own) – I’m addicted – follow this PureWow recipe to DIY:

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    Pickles via PureWow

  2. Can we talk about how rad this Frida Kahlo inspired wedding is? Truly dreamy – can’t get enough…

  3. In case you were wondering, here are 18 incredible beaches that prove summer is year round in the right places:

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    Oludeniz, Turkey via Huffington Post Travel

  4. Glamping, you say? I’m into it – and am getting inspired for a little fall getaway after clicking through this gallery:

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    Glamping inspiration via domino and Paws Up Montana

  5. Work life balance is a MAJOR consideration around here (in my office, and in our household – not to mention, San Francisco in general), and at D&D we’re taking our cues from the Europeans, and starting this vacation weekend on a de-stressed note. Here’s why they have the work/life balance thing down:

Today’s inspiration – and a few other things

I’ve been spending a lot of my open-eye minutes recently thinking about what inspires me. Not that I really have time to set aside for this activity – it’s more like it pervades my subconscious while I’m doing other things, like dialing in for a sales call or talking to a girlfriend over a glass of wine at a very well decorated bar (happy hour, duh). I’ve noticed I can’t go more than 5 minutes without thinking about something creative, even when I’m engaged in another activity – and that has me considering my life plans.

It might sound a little silly in the abstract, but in general, I’ve been working on mindfulness, and distilling some of the 5,000,000,000+ thoughts that I have each day into tangible ideas and action-starters. I have also recently realized and acknowledged that there is only so much data capacity in my brain – how much actual hard drive is still available remains to be seen, but certainly my processing speed is impacted when I have a lot going on (so there, that’s proof! Sort of). I still believe that I can do everything I want to, semi-simultaneously, and fairly fabulously – it’s just going to take some mindful consideration and planning.

So all this is to say that about 3 times an hour at work, and on my phone every 10 minutes the rest of the time, I’m finding inspiration online, on Pinterest, reading articles, and dreaming big dreams. It’s a lot like daydreaming, and it’s great for my professional productivity. Here are 5 things creatively inspiring me today – where are you finding inspiration?

1. This perfectly ladylike living lounge, accented by a gilded mirrors and marble side table, a natural jute rug, and the most perfect custom upholstered floral lounge chair. Society Social, you are the stuff dreams are made of. I can just picture having a ginormous home office one day and a lounge area to make as girly as possible…

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2. This retro photo of Françoise Hardy in a rattan peacock chair. This is what I’m saying: I want a peacock chair more than ANYTHING. Very Mrs. Lilien, no?? And also: how gorgeous is her sunkissed preppy look, in very little makeup?

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3. Neon signs like this one at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in the city (SF) (in pink, obviously). I’ve been dreaming of a ‘Detailed & Delighted’ neon sign for a while now – it might be time to pick one up…

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4. Saving up for a dreamy summer home, like this one in Nantucket. I have a lot of things to save for first (and I mean a LOT), but one day, I think it would be really special to give our future kids a place to call home outside of the hustle of life during the summers. Being near the sea is a must; sand is an added bonus; add in East Coast charm, and its a no brainer. Nantucket it will be.

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5. The most perfect girly chic wallpaper and matching monogram to go with it – le sigh, when will we live somewhere long enough to put up wallpaper? Alexis Bednyak (conritbutor at Rue Magazine, stylist, and designer extraordinaire) really kills me with her perfect modern prep designs. LOVE.

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Wedding Wednesday: Color Inspiration with Wedding Paper Divas

Detailed & Delighted // Wedding Wednesday: Colors with Wedding Paper Divas
For some brides, choosing an appropriate color scheme for your wedding day may seem like an afterthought. You’re busy with the florals, the votives, the officiant, and if you’re lucky, you’re interfacing with a FAB wedding planner throughout the process. Maybe your bridesmaids are wearing green, the flowers are blue and tablecloths are yellow… and suddenly you realize nothing goes together! Do pink peonies go with red bridesmaids’ dresses?

Instead of worrying about paint swatches and fussing over fabric samples, wedding invitation company Wedding Paper Divas has taken the work out for you, and created 190+ color schemes based on your favorite color, season and style! Their tool is chock full of inspiration, and really easy to use – and I find myself on the site at least 3 times a day, playing with color and seasonal combinations.

After navigating to the wedding colors page on the site, simply select your season, favorite color and voila! You’ll receive five different palette swatches based on your personal style and taste. Bonus? Each palette comes with a curated Pinterest board and information on each color so you can supply it to other vendors. With over 100 palettes to choose from, there’s a lot of inspiration, but here are some of our favorites from the fall wedding color schemes – what is your favorite color combo?!
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Detailed & Delighted // Wedding Wednesday: Colors with Wedding Paper Divas
Detailed & Delighted // Wedding Wednesday: Colors with Wedding Paper Divas
Detailed & Delighted // Wedding Wednesday: Colors with Wedding Paper Divas
Detailed & Delighted // Wedding Wednesday: Colors with Wedding Paper Divas
Check it out, and tell us what you think!