May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Summertime and the living was easy…. rosé flowed like a river to the sea and our lives were filled with songs that made us feel good. Now that we’re past Labor Day, it may be time to say farewell to our beloved cocktail fare and roséwave playlist. But we’re not waving goodbye to rosé-colored Instagram posts just yet so here are some of our favorites!
P.S. We’re heading off to Grand Cayman for work (yes, work!) so we’ll see you in our Instagram stories.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin
Happy Labor Day!
It’s your time to bloom. ~ Unknown
While many are wondering whether the great minds at British Vogue and US Vogue got together to plan their September issues, we’re more interested in finding out who wore the flowers best! Both editors chose two of the most influential female pop stars as models and bedecked their heads with an abundance of flowers, but while Rihanna’s fashion spread (styled by Edward Enninful) is more traditional in its style, Beyoncé’s shoot is decidedly romantic.
Beyoncé has appeared before on the cover of Vogue but this time she was given free reign over the issue and made history by choosing 23-year-old black photographer Tyler Mitchell. Set against the backdrop of an English country home, Mitchell’s images capture a soft, dreamy aesthetic that is a departure from the usual September vibe.
“It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists. There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter,” recounts the icon about her choice.
When it comes down to Vogue covers, these have to be some of our favorites and think that both Beyoncé and Rihanna wore a garden full of blooms quite well! Don’t you?
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin
It’s raining… Again! We had over 10 days and 4 inches of rain in July and the storms just keep coming. So instead of hanging out in our gardens, we’re getting our green fix on Instagram.
Anouska Hempel‘s feed had us at “hedge” and it’s completely enchanting. The striking gardens and landscapes she’s designed for homes and hotels the world over are so lush, layered and lovely, they literally take your breath away. It was hard not to ooh and aah over every image.
A fusion of east meets west pervades Anouska’s design aesthetic whether it is classical or contemporary in feel. And her landscapes use the exquisite Japanese layering of box trees, bays, hornbeams and myrtle, to create space and texture.
The effect is intimate and magical, and so very, very green! Just ask the kitty cat among the plants…
Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world. ~ Rumi
Is it our imagination or is there just so much blue and green on Instagram these days?
California-based designer Mark Sikes is certainly inspired by this palette, the perfect combination of green grass and blue sky…
as is British stylist Hannah Wilkinson.
Newlywed Mackenzie Horan‘s feed is full of Nantucket blues and greens…
while the new wallpapers from the talented duo, Suysel and Anne, at Tilton Fenwick for Hygge & West beautifully capture these summery hues.
Last but not least, we could not resist this gorgeous table setting by Serena Fresson and love how she used basil as the perfect touch of green to complement the blues. Can you believe summer’s halfway over?