Patience is a virtue — one with which I was not blessed. I imagine I'll spend much of my day at JA wondering whether this beautiful campaign baby will still be available when I get home from work...
So I can snatch it up and make magic:
Cross your fingers for me!

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Someone Get Married!

I'm far away from getting married myself but I've been dying to attend a wedding. Won't someone volunteer? I want all the fun of picking out dresses and flowers and decor without the commitment of actually tying the knot myself. Mostly I'd just like an excuse to take a spin through J.Crew's new Bridal Boutique at 769 Madison Avenue in New York.
Top-to-bottom gorgeousness. The styling of the bookshelves, the clean lines of the brassy desk, the amazing floor detail...
More beautiful built-ins and fabulous flooring.
How stunning is the fur vest over the wedding dress on the left? Genius!
Unexpected blue paint creates a fun little vignette in what appears to be a dressing room. Take me there!

Dining Rooms for Dinner Parties

I had such a lovely evening celebrating my bestie's birthday party in New York yesterday and it made me think of how important it is to have a space that's large enough to entertain in but cozy enough to feel intimate and special. You know, something along these lines...

...each with enough room for six or eight to eat comfortably and a fabulous piece of statement artwork that gets the conversation going if the wine doesn't. Which is your favorite?