Tour the Colonial Theatre, a jewel of Northern New Hampshire

We cherish The Colonial Theatre in nearby Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Nestled north of Franconia Notch, the historic Colonial is one of the oldest continuously operating movie theatres in the country. It opened for business July 1, 1915 featuring Cecil B. DeMille’s The Girl of The Golden West.

Today, it’s also a rich cultural center that is almost exclusively volunteer run. For locals, recent transplants, and visitors to the North Country, the Colonial hosts domestic and foreign films, live performances, film festivals, and children’s theatre workshops.

When you attend a live event, the theatre’s connection to the community is evident. In the summer, concertgoers linger out on the patio and catch up with old friends.

At movie showings, the popcorn is organic and freshly popped each night (with real melted butter), and you can doctor it up as you like. On chilly nights, or when you’d just like to get cozy while watching a movie, you can wrap yourself in one of our fleece blankets. Where else can you do that?

In 2001, Friends of The Colonial was formed, with the goal of bringing the theatre into modern times. Since then they have upgraded to a digital projector and amazing sound system, and completed the first stage of significant renovations that will serve the theatre well into the future.

The project is in its final phase, and the theatre is inviting the community to help support the Arts in northern New Hampshire.

The Colonial Theatre is a treasure in northern New Hampshire, a rural area where cultural activities are limited. It’s a meeting place where friends and family can enjoy listening to live music or watching a film in a casual setting.

 

Seasonless Dressing defined

Designs that feel good
Designs that look good
Designs that are always in season

A wardrobe that can take you from season to season doesn’t chase the trends — it doesn’t need to. Pieces that are seasonless remain relevant, because their beauty and quality are timeless.

Discover designs that endure. Wear them now, love them always.

Seasonless Fashion: Ruched Maxi DressNot just for a summer stroll, a fully-lined maxi dress in a muted color palette is elegant year-round.

Seasonless Fashion: Linen and Cotton Crewneck SweaterAs beautiful as it is breathable, a long-sleeve crewneck in linen and cotton is a staple that works in every season.

Seasonless Fashion: Cashmere WrapAs necessary in AC-fueled August as it is on a snowy evening, a wrap is always elegant.

Seasonless Fashion: Knit Trapeze DressAn unfussy silhouette and a flattering drape is what it takes to make a dress a four-season for-all-reasons favorite.

The Day Tripper’s Guide to Nantucket

Nantucket, MA is an island rich with history, fresh seafood and scenic ocean views. Perhaps you know of the Island from Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” or its annual and internationally renowned sailboat race, Figawi. Authentically historic, there’s a feeling of nostalgia in the Island’s breeze, and its 18th century roots are shown off in the shops nestled close together with hand-painted signs clanking above the entryways, tiny alleys cluttered with shoppers, and chunky cobblestone walking paths.

With the help of our friend Abby Capalbo, we’ve assembled a quick and easy guide for those planning a day or weekend trip to the ACK (a local nickname derived from the Nantucket Airport’s call letters).


WHAT TO PACK:

Nantucket has a dress code all its own – preppy, relaxed and beachy. Double-check that you’ve packed plenty of items to protect you from long days in the sun. This includes a hat to shield your face, and a full bottle of sunscreen.

Then, stuff your suitcase with all the essentials for small island exploration: a camera to capture the lighthouses, wharf, beaches, and cobblestoned streets; comfy shoes to walk and bike; and, believe it or not, a wrap to cover up when it gets cold along the water. Since the island is often fog-bound, the chances of getting chilly – even in the hot summer months – are high. They don’t call Nantucket “The Grey Lady” for nothing!


HOW TO TRAVEL:

Those visiting the island should ride as the locals do – on two wheels! Rent a beach cruiser for the day to get a true sense of the island. There are over 30 miles of bike paths, all of which offer a unique way to explore.


WHERE TO GO:

Whatever your goal, there are plenty of must-sees and delicious eats to indulge in during your time in Nantucket. First stop: the art galleries located near the harbor and Old South Wharf. Visit to see amazing collections of landscapes and coastal scenes by local artists.

Next, wander back in time with a trip to the Whaling Museum, located in the original candle-making factory in Nantucket. The museum is over 80 years old and currently includes an exhibit on the legend behind Moby Dick. Back in its prime, Nantucket was once the hub for the whaling industry and has maintained the look and feel of this time period since the industry declined in the 1850s.

Once you’ve had your fill of history, pop into the Club Car for a drink to refuel and perhaps even a tapa while you’re at it. This Nantucket staple is in a refurbished railway car, featuring California Cuisine and a menu full of your seafood favorites.

Close your day with a stop at Bodega on Candle Street for light shopping of all the housewares you can imagine – candles, table settings, throws, you name it.

There’s a reason people fall in love with the ACK. Above all, our recommendation is to make it your next day trip and experience the charm firsthand.

 

5 decorating tips for incorporating Mother Nature into your home

Building on the concepts behind our room in the Hampton’s Design Showhouse, we wanted to provide a few more decorating ideas that capture the Beautiful, Naturally theme. Here are five easy ways to incorporate natural elements in your home.

#1. PLANT A GARDEN INDOORS

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Plant a Garden IndoorsHerb gardens on sills, succulents arranged in cachepots on a tabletop, a single elephant’s ear leaf slanted in a vase on the hallway table… there are so many ways to incorporate live greenery into your decor. If you live in a city, become an urban (or suburban) forester. Plants are a beautiful way to bring nature into your home, and Greenery is the Pantone color of the year.

#2. BOTANICAL PRINTS

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Botanical Prints: Vintage Floral Kantha Quilt and ShamBright flowers, bittersweet branches, creeping vines… botanical prints on soft cotton bedding echo the nature theme. Go bold and colorful to create a focal point, or select subdued and tonal hues for a restful vibe. Prints can also provide a strong color story for the room. Pull shades from the sheet pattern or quilt to accessorize with decorative accents, artwork, pillows, throws, and other fabric textiles — even help choose a paint color.

#3. WEATHERED WOOD

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Weathered WoodTexture adds depth and dimension to a space. A distressed finished here, some natural wood grain there, and the bed, seating, accent tables, and storage baskets will give the room a casual lived-in look that’s warm and inviting. You want to find pieces that invite quests to relax, put their feet up, and get comfy. Upholstery is a great way to soften hardwood and metal surfaces.

#4. REFLECT ON LIGHTING

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Reflect on LightingAdding a mirror to the wall can amplify the natural lighting from a window or skylight. Mirrors will also make the space seem larger and more open. Be it crafted from leather, metal, or wood, we love a design with a distinctive frame that complements the room’s décor, lending a natural or architectural element to the space.

#5. FOUND ART: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Found Art: The Beauty of NatureRounded river stones, a cluster of branches, sea glass, pinecones, driftwood, birch logs… Nature is full of beauty, full of symmetry. Memories from a trip to the beach or a walk in the woods, these curated collections bring life to a home; they tell a story. Artfully arrange them in a chunky bubbled glass vessel or rustic basket to preserve the moment and enhance your decor.

How do you incorporate natural elements into your home? What inspires your design aesthetic?

Inside this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse

Welcome to the Hampton Designer Showhouse in Southampton. This year, we teamed up with designer Melanie Roy to contribute a beautiful guest bedroom to this stunning home. Melanie and her team mixed natural elements with modern design details to create a space that’s both comfortable and luxurious.

COLORS & THEME

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: Colors and Theme

photography by Anastassios Mentis

The design speaks to Garnet Hill’s ethos, Beautiful, Naturally — and it showcases the Pantone color of the year, Greenery. To suit the theme, Melanie sought pieces that meld organic shapes and natural materials with modern elements. Pops of green stand out in an environment of soft whites with highlights of black.

THE GARDEN WALL

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: The Garden Wall

photography by Anastassios Mentis

An affordable option for creating a stunning accent wall was to cover it with faux ferns. This design choice brings the beauty of a woodland glen indoors. Easy to install, the greenery brings the color story and natural theme to life. Accented with a swinging chair — this blast-from-the-past seating option has resurfaced as a fun summer decorating trend.

NOW LOOK UP!

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: Wooden Branch Chandelier

photography by Anastassios Mentis

Melanie selected a sputnik-style chandelier (from Arteriors Lighting) that incorporates wooden-branch spokes into its contemporary starburst form. To add more ambiance, the ceiling was covered with shell wallpaper (by Romo) to give it subtle sheen and highlight the light fixture.

TEXTURED FABRICS

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: Textured Fabrics

photography by Anastassios Mentis

Flaxen and silken fibers add rustic charm and elegance to the space. From the linen upholstery of the headboard and bench to the washed-silk bedding, the fabric choices lend a casual Hamptons vibe to the room. Scoring extra points for creativity, Melanie used a sheepskin rug as a luxurious dressing at the foot of the bed.

NATURAL ACCENTS

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: Natural Accents

photography by Anastassios Mentis

Pieces of driftwood, sculptural coral, green foliage, moss, and bubbled glass… These elements enhance the Beautiful, Naturally theme. Distressed wooden finishes add texture to the nightstands (from SERENA & LILY) and painted artwork (by Jason Middlebrook). The artwork over the bed is actually a series of decorative plates by Lori Katz, organic designs adorned with mod geometric shapes.

WALLS THAT TALK

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: Wallpaper

photography by Anastassios Mentis

Wallpaper continues to make a comeback. It’s a great way to accent a wall and add pattern to a space. The subtle striated pattern on the bedroom walls (by Romo) brings the design elements together. Go bolder in smaller spaces, like the custom palm print (from Phillip Jeffries) in the entryway or Judy Ross Brushstrokes in the bath.

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2017: Judy Ross Decor and Wallpaper

photography by Anastassios Mentis

Guide to Hiking in the White Mountains

With roots in Franconia, New Hampshire and an appreciation for all things beautiful, naturally, the Garnet Hill team has plenty to say when it comes to hiking in and around the White Mountains. Here are some of our favorites, grouped by difficulty.

Easy

Artist Bluff, Bald Mountain

Artist Bluff, Bald Mountain Photo by Jason Tors

A great hike for kids! – Photo by Jason Tors

This is a very short hike with two big pay offs at Artist Bluff and then on top of Bald Mountain. The distance is short but the hiking is very steep and rocky. Kids love this hike. Park across from Cannon Base Lodge, follow spur trail around to the ascent to Artist Bluff. After Artist Bluff continue up the trail over to Bald Mountain.

Bridal Veil Falls

This out and back hike is longer with a more gradual incline. There are plenty of nice stopping spots along the stream. The falls are stunning year round but they are really incredible in winter.

Mt. Willard

An easy hike for all ages (and dogs too). Proximity to the AMC Highland Center makes this doubly great for beginner hiking families. The view at the top looking down at Crawford Notch State Park is amazing!

Zealand Falls
A longer hike with a slight incline that goes through some amazing woodland. Visit the hut for a cookie and continue on for great views of the Bondcliffs.

Moderate

A great hike for kids and dogs! Photo by Jason Tors

Bald Peak is a fun out and back trail that is good for all ages — for those in fairly decent shape with good footwear. It’s an offshoot of the Mt. Kinsman Trail, which is located in the White Mountain National Forest. The round-trip hike of 4.6 miles takes approximately 3 hours. The trailhead is located on the left side of Route 116 in Easton, NH — 4.6 miles from downtown Franconia, just passed Tamarack Tennis Camp. The first section of narrow trail goes up and down through a pretty conifer forest and joins a wider old logging/maple-sugaring road in a mixed-hardwood forest. After you pass the old sugar shack, the trail gets rockier and steeper. The grade remains consistently steep. You’ll cross three streams on the ascent. After .1 miles there will be a sign for Bald Peak spur trail heading off to the right. Follow the spur trail for .2 miles of high elevation woodlands. It will eventually open up to Bald Peak with views of the western slopes of Mt. Kinsman, the Easton Valley, Sugar Hill, and Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Mt. Pemigewasset aka Indian Head

Starting in Franconia Notch State Park, you’ll climb up through some gorgeous forest that weaves back and forth until you reach a small ridge and emerge onto large flat rocks perfect for picnics. Spectacular views looking into the wilderness west and south. You can walk around and find other great vistas looking back east to Mt. Lafayette and the rest of the Franconia range.

Lonesome Lake

Lonesome Lake Photo by Bill Cobb

Photo by Bill Cobb

Lonesome Lake is one of the most popular hikes in Franconia Notch. The hike up is steep with a few switchbacks then gradually levels off before approaching Lonesome Lake. Follow the trail to loop around the lake and take in the views of the back side of Cannon Mountain. At the far end of the lake be sure to visit the hut for a quick hot chocolate or chat with the caretaker.

Middle Sugarloaf

Views of Mt. Washington Photo by Jason Tors

Amazing views of Mt. Washington – Photo by Jason Tors

This hike is similar to Mt. Pemigewasset. This hike features many large glacial erratics on the bottom third of the hike, the trail becomes steeper as you get closer to the top. At the ridge you can go left or right or both! Going left to Middle Sugarloaf has the best view and wide flat rocks for lunch or a snack and amazing views into raw NH wilderness.

Welch and Dickey Loop
For any Bostonians looking for a day-trip getaway, we suggest the Welch and Dickey Trail Loop. It’s a 4.5-mile moderate level hike, just 2 hours away from the city. With wildflowers, streams, and a dog-friendly path, you’ll be glad you ventured out for some fresh air.

Hard

Mt. Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack Loop

View of Mt. Lincoln from Little Haystack Photo by Bill Cobb

The view of Mt. Lincoln from Little Haystack – Photo by Bill Cobb

Give yourself the whole day for this hike, plan ahead for good weather and bring plenty of food and water. Start out by going up the old bridal path which will quickly ascend to a narrow ridge line with views across the notch of cannon, as you gain elevation you will be able to look down on Lonesome Lake. Before reaching the summit of Lafayette take a break at Greenleaf Hut. Here on out you are hiking above the treeline. Amazing views of the Franconia Ridge into the Pemi wilderness and all around. Bag three peaks along the ridge trail and begin descent via Falling Waters Trail. This trail is steep so take it slow. Finishes back where you started.

Mt. Jefferson via Caps Ridge Trail

Looking South to Mt. Washington Photo by Jason Tors

Looking south to Mt. Washington – Photo by Jason Tors

Located on the northern end of the Presidential Range, Mt. Jefferson offers unique vantage points looking south to Mt. Washington then 360° views all around for the duration of the climb. Do not be deceived by the short distance of this hike. It’s all very steep with many rock scrambles along the way. The start of the hike begins at relatively high altitude so within a mile you are hiking above the treeline. Be sure to attempt this hike on a clear day with plenty of food and water.

Photo by Jason Tors

The Beaver Brook trailhead is located on Route 112, 6 miles west of North Woodstock, NH. If you start going down hill or pass Beaver Pond you’ve gone too far. Mount Moosilauke, one of the 4000 footers, is accessible along the Beaver Brook Trail. It’s an enjoyable hike that runs along the stunning cascades of the Beaver Brook. A true local favorite, it’s a great hike any time of year.

Photo by Jason Tors

The ascent is steep and gains elevation quickly. Many locations will require scrambling, and steps should be taken with care because it can get slippery. After 1.5 miles of steep climbing you reach a junction. Follow the signs to Mt. Moosilauke. This will take you through about 2 miles of high-elevation woodlands. The trail goes up and down, eventually lead to the alpine meadows at the summit of Moosilauke. It has has incredible 360-degree views of Franconia Notch, Camels Hump in Vermont, and even a glimpse of the Adirondacks on clear days. Give yourself a full day to complete this round-trip hike. It will take approximately 6.5 hours.


Of course, there are countless other options and breathtaking views to explore in the White Mountain Range — including Mount Washington, tallest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet and site of “The world’s worst weather.” If you’re ever in the area, be sure to pop into our outlet store in Franconia!

What are your favorite trails to hike in the White Mountains?

**Please note that while beautiful to behold, New Hampshire’s mountain landscapes can also be dangerous to hike due to steep ascents, rapid weather changes, and a variety of other risk factors. It’s important to know your ability, and to consult with local authorities and experts such as the AMC before beginning a hike.

Interview with Surf Shack author Nina Freudenberger

SURF SHACK author Nina Freudenberger

We caught up with designer and SURF SHACK author Nina Freudenberger for a little Q&A session after a recent book signing at our Bridgehampton store. We were so impressed by her surf-style inspiration and insight that we wanted to share them with you.

SURF SHACK by Nina Freudenberger

You alluded in the book that you were surprised by the cultural difference between LA and NYC. What did you do to help your adjustment to a different lifestyle?

At first I think I was trying hard to remain a NY’er that was just “esiding” in California, but that didn’t work for long. I love California and realized it would be home for a lot longer then just a year or so. It was a huge lifestyle change — everything from being more active (hikes, outdoor life) to embracing the flexible work schedule…But I love both coasts; I just happen to live on the west one for now.

What does “surf culture” really mean? How have you embraced this culture in other ways besides surfing (i.e. interior, cuisine, weekend adventures, etc.)?

Surf culture to me encompasses so many things, and it really is such an aspirational lifestyle. Surfing isn’t just a sport; it’s a way of life. In order to be a surfer, you need to organize your life so that you have the ability to head out into the water when the waves are right. That means having closeness to the water and a flexible schedule. It also means that you have a true respect for nature and all that comes with it. And this love of nature impacts everything from food to design to embracing an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

A Home with "Surf Culture"

What are some of the key differences between the design aesthetics of homes that are of the “surf culture” and homes that are not? Any key similarities?

Absolutely. Surf-culture enthusiasts make design choices that allow for the way they live. For example, accommodations for sand being brought into the house without ruining the type of floor selected, or a coffee-table design that allows you to relax and put your feet up without ruining an overly styled table-scape…I also think surfers tend to make material choices that are more “natural.” I don’t see a lot of glass, metal, or plastics. There’s a heavy emphasis on woods, natural fibers and fabrics, and a healthy layering of old with new.

How have you merged your two cultures together in your home? How have you brought pieces of your life in NYC and designed them into your LA life?

It’s been such a learning experience! A lot of the things I had in my small NYC apartment looked even smaller when I moved them to LA, so I’ve really had to work on changing scales. I also have been “lightening” things up, because California yearns for light colored fabrics. I still love a polished look, which is my NYC side, so I try to add that to my home out here.

A Home with "Surf Culture"

How often do you refresh your home’s aesthetic?

Quite a bit! I can’t help myself. I also get so excited about certain looks or styles, and I want them around me. I sometimes experiment on my home before trying it at a client’s house. I do “lite” refreshing with accessories. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to give your home a new look and get excited again about a tabletop, a bookshelf, or an entry console. Keep it fresh!

What is your best piece of design advice?

Trust your instinct! I think that we often second guess ourselves and become our own biggest obstacle. I think we have to remind ourselves that we can try things out, and if they don’t work, we can always fix them. Nothing in interior design is permanent — a wall can be repainted, a sofa moved… Therefore we shouldn’t be too nervous to try something that feels outside the box. The best design happens when we take risks.

Tell us about a recent design project that really excited you.

I am currently working on a few projects, but one that I’m extra excited about is my doublewide trailer in Malibu. We are doing a full renovation, and I can’t wait to spend time there when we complete it in October.

Art and design inspiration at SoWa

Boston is a city of summer charms. When the temperature starts to rise, a Sunday afternoon means kayaking on the Charles River, window shopping on Newbury Street, and sprawling out in the Public Garden for a picnic lunch.

However, for Boston’s local design community, the SoWa Open Market remains a summer staple. Every weekend from April 29 – October 29, people gather in the city’s South End in the SoWa Art and Design District. SoWa (derived from “south of Washington”), historically an area of abandoned warehouses, is now home to galleries, artisan shops, and the summer Open Market where 150 local artists, farmers, foodies, crafters, and musicians unite in one of the region’s most vibrant artisan scenes.

Taste from the bazaar of food trucks, sip craft brews and ciders in the Beer Garden, purchase fresh produce from the Farmer’s Market, and pick out beautiful pieces for your home – all while supporting local businesses and artists.

Pretty pieces for your home

This year’s market is curated with artists that showcase everything from handmade jewelry, clothing, and home décor to fragrances, gifts for men, and tourist swag.

Vicki Caira of VPV Photography hosted a booth featuring her and her husband’s beautiful photography taken around the world. The husband-and-wife team has been selling in Boston for four years and this summer, they opened a boutique in Rockport, MA.

According to the duo, their biggest success has come from turning their photography into fine art limited-edition coasters.

Moss & Blue, a Boston-based art studio run by painter Julianne Strom, was another hidden gem among the gathering of vendors.

“There is an interesting balance of new and old in Boston that allows many artists from different walks of life to find success,” Julianne said. “I love feeling like I’m making something new and refreshing that isn’t intimidating or a turn-off.”

You can also shop Julianne’s work on her Etsy page.

Tasty new treats

In addition to artists, there are many local food companies that attend SoWa each weekend. Brand representative of goodMix Foods, Andrew Mcclymont, told us his company originated in Australia and has only recently set up shop in Vermont. He comes to SoWa to share goodMix, a blend of 11 superfoods all chosen for their mineral content and nutritional value.

As for local eats, SoWa boasts a diverse selection of local farmers and produce vendors, as well as a whole area packed with food trucks, all offering a taste of Boston.

Those little things you didn’t know you needed

One of our favorite finds is a vendor after our own heart, a business called The Wander Truck. This mobile boutique run by Laura Sylvester carries home goods, accessories, and jewelry, all sourced from small makers around the U.S.

“I have always been really drawn to the idea of being able to bring the store to the customers, whether that be at a market like SoWa, or a music festival, or someone’s driveway for a party!” – Laura, The Wander Truck

There’s certainly something for everyone at SoWa. And if nothing else, it’s an invigorating place to soak up some of that summer sun and design inspiration.


The little white dress, a summer staple

We chatted with Sara Mueller, a fashion blogger from A Dose of Pretty, to find out how she manages to stay cool during hot summer months.

Garnet Hill Signature Summer Sundress in White Cutwork Stripe

Photos by @ananewyork

I’m currently living in Miami with my husband and two kids, so I know a bit about this endless summer thing. As a mom of two, lifestyle blogger, and aspiring photographer, staying cool in the summer is not just preferable – it’s necessary. My happy place is when I am with my family, surrounded by pretty things, styling, creating content, taking photos, and traveling. You’ll pretty much find me with my camera everywhere I go. If I had to tell you about three things I can’t live without (aside from my family), it would be my camera, a good cup of coffee or tea, and my love for creativity.

One of my favorite things about Miami living is how it’s al fresco weather all year round, regardless of the heat. Since outdoor entertaining is the norm, I’ve learned that the key to staying cool (besides simply being in the shade) is dressing in light and flowy pieces of clothing. This summer I’m loving this little white dress.

Afternoon Tea - Laduree

Photos by @ananewyork

Garnet Hill Signature Summer Sundress in White Cutwork Stripe

Photos by @ananewyork

Afternoon Tea

Photos by @ananewyork

Another thing I love is Parisian style – yes, I’m a Francophile. So of course, I picked Laduree as the place to debut this beautiful Garnet Hill dress. We were in Paris last summer, so being here at Laduree brings back fond memories of our trip.

Garnet Hill Signature Summer Sundress in White Cutwork Stripe

Photos by @ananewyork

This little number looks great dressed up a bit for an afternoon tea date with a friend, or to jaunt around the town running errands. And since I love my summer whites, I have a feeling this dress will be in constant rotation this season.

What do you have planned for the season?

Looks made of linen

Crisp like cotton, yet silky with high luster. It’s no mystery why we adore anything and everything linen. And we especially love the way some of our favorite bloggers used their Garnet Hill linen pieces to get into the summer spirit, styling them in wildly unique and trendy ways.

This season wrap yourself in nature’s fibers and treat yourself to something linen. Here are a few ways you can incorporate linen pieces into your wardrobe.


Breezy beachside basics

Brittany of Life of Charmings and her daughter, Maddalena

When it comes to a day spent in the sun, nothing pairs better with the beach than a breezy top. This was beautifully put to use by Brittany during a seaside trip with her daughter Maddalena.

“I always swoon a little reading about the origins of their materials… fine linen from hand-picked flax in France? Oh! Don’t mind if I do!”

– Brittany of Life of Charmings

Brittany of Life of Charmings' daughter Maddalena Brittany of Life of Charmings and her daughter, Maddalena Brittany of Life of Charmings

Closet classics

Jessica of Bedknobs and Baubles in the Essential Linen Shirt

For a woman on the run this summer, staying cool is priority number one. Jessica shows how to merge function and fashion by coupling her linen tunic with classic closet staples, such as denim shorts and strappy sandals.

“It’s such a classic piece that pairs well with other closet mainstays, but will look just as chic over a swimsuit when the weather really heats up!”

– Jessica of Bedknobs & Baubles

Jessica of Bedknobs and Baubles in the Essential Linen Shirt

Secure and stylish

Adri of Adri Lately
We never underestimate the power of the perfect tee, though it can be a challenge to find one that fits your needs and is a contender for multiple outfits. We couldn’t agree more with Adri who opts for a linen tee as her go-to white top. An easy basic that also is cute and functional – what more can a girl ask for?

“When this linen tee arrived, it was everything I look for. It’s a little oversized, but not too much. It has a nice weight, so that it hangs just right. Even though it’s linen blend, it doesn’t wrinkle which is a huge plus.”

– Adri of Adri Lately
Adri of Adri Lately Adri of Adri Lately

What lovely linen look are you sporting this summer?