…had grand plans of posting all sort of summer time goodness through Sunday, and then I realized it was a holiday weekend. A holiday weekend where I actually have Friday and Monday scheduled off yet I’m sitting here at 11:30 pm working! So loves, that’s it. It’s time to do a little less working and a lot more living. Truth is I’ve been a little lost in the day to day, the grind, the hustle. And while that is all good and fine, and I love it (and I do love it), it’s not what will be holding my hand in the end.
Yesterday I saw THIS video and “WOW”, what a perspective shifter. It reminded me of my favorite video/lecture, which is long but SO worth it (so is the book)! Things like this, people like this, remind us of what is important. So I’m taking back my weekend. Redesigning it if you will. The hubs and I are off for an adventure filled couple of days, and we’re doing it all with a little help from my friends over at Southeast Toyota (I mean is there a better way to road trip?). So I will see you all again on Tuesday, and per usual you can follow along with all of my shenanigans on Instagram.
From me to you, happy Memorial Day! xo
P.S. I can’t help myself…don’t forget to enter our ridiculously amazing giveaway with Pomegranate! It’s so good! xo again.
From left to right, top to bottom…Vintage Italy postcard trinket tray || Sugar Paper LA sunnies letterpress print || C.Wonder nautical flags charm bracelet || Dorothy Perkins striped dress || “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met” || Nantucket necklace || Voyage Auberge decorative dish || JETS bathing suit || Limited edition stand up paddleboard || Jonathan Adler Muse bowl || BCBG MaxAzria studded belt || C.Wonder pineapple cocktail picks || ShopBop fortune cookie box || Dorothy Perkins striped skirt || Alice & Olivia lucite clutch || ”Adventure“
Heavy heart and many prayers this morning for everyone in Oklahoma. If you are able, please visit The Red Cross and donate online or by phone , 1-800-RED CROSS. You can even text 90999 to donate $10 which will simply be charged to your cell phone bill next month. To everyone effected directly or indirectly big hugs and love. xo
Sunnies, RayBan Original Aviators (last seen HERE) || Earrings, Waiting On Martha || Shirt, J.Crew stripe silk popover (on SALE now) || Pants, Lilly Pulitzer Palazzo Pants || Shoes, Christian Louboutin (old similar HERE) || Bag, Tory Burch Katie Fisherman Bag || Nails, Julep
Images via Rustic White Photography
This past January when buying for the Shop I fell in complete love with a line out of Lexington Kentucky, Pomegranate Inc. I had heard of Pomegranate before, specifically their amazing placemats and table linens, but what was really killing me was their new summer designs. From the vivid and colorful prints in all things table to the addition of tunics, totes, kaftans and pom pom embellished scarves Angie Beck truly tapped in to her love of Harbour Island and all things colorful
Almost my entire summer MUST list can be found at Pomegranate. Literally no joke, my entire list. Well not including wine or margaritas, but pretty much everything else. You’ll find these and these on my summer table. I’ll be sitting on this and toting all of my picnic necessities perfect for Piedmont Park in the this (also pictured above).. Wearing this at brunch and on our boat (pictured above…I mean it’s a scarf, parero, plus you could even use it as a tablecloth)! And if you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen me in Pomegranate’s long and short kaftan. See…pretty much my entire list.
So Loves, because everyone needs a little Pomegranate in their life we’re giving away the gorgeous Bridgette shawl and raffia market tote pictured above ($151 value) to one lucky winner. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only and will run through Sunday night with a winner announced Monday morning. We’ll be running this all through Rafflecopter (below) which allows you to earn points for each item completed with a simple click of the button…the more points you earn the more likely you are to be the winner (and remember you probably already have entry points if you’re a regular reader of the blog).
Happy Monday, and good luck! xo
P.S. Because I know that you’re going to fall madly, deeply in love (if you haven’t already) with all things Pomegranate we’re also offering our readers 20% off their entire Pomegranate purchase now through May 26th with code MARTHA.
Image via Rustic White Photography
This giveaway is sponsored by Pomegranate Inc., but my opinions and love for Pomegranate is 100% my own!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
…worked on a couple amazing photo shoots with Rustic White. I can’t wait for you all to see the results, but you can check out some sneak peeks HERE, HERE, and HERE.
…welcomed (and fell in love) with our new sponsor Motita Jewels.
…mixed a cocktail with One Fine Day and said goodbye to Michael Scott and the gang on The Office.
…found my dream lake house thanks to Savvy Home.
…continued my love affair with orange.
…was reminded of the quote above by John Irving. This week was one of those weeks where all of the hard work seemed to pay off. Projects began to reach their completion while other opportunities started to materialize, and for the first time in a long time I had complete clarity in where Martha, and I, was going. Being an entrepreneur, trying to live your passion on your own terms is tough. It’s tough every single day. But it’s also the most alive I’ve ever felt. When you realize your path you have to take it. No matter how difficult it may be. You, I, we, were meant to live a life full of passion. We are meant to be in love with our life every day. Every single day. So with that thought, I wish you all a fabulous weekend. xo
P.S. Mark your calendars for Monday because we’re kicking off Memorial Day weekend, and summer, early with big giveaway from one of my faves, Pomegranate.
I’m obsessed with jewelry. Especially big, statement pieces of jewelry. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned about Motita Jewels. Motita Jewels though exotic in look is simple in idea. A girl with a love of jewelry from a young age and a desire to create beauty. Backed with a degree in fashion and styling from FIT and LIM, and handmade in New York, Motita actually means small powder puff in Spanish (a nickname given by her beloved grandmother). Every piece is designed with only the finest materials, unique in creation and was recently featured in Henri Bendel (I mean Henri Bendel??!! Amazing??!!). Really you can’t go wrong with any Motita pieces, especially the spike bracelets, Signature necklace and the Tremont.
So the question is, what piece will you be coveting? Personally I’ll take them all! xo
This post was sponsored by Motita Jewels, however the opinions are 100% yours truly.
From left to right, top to bottom...Nicholas John Frith “You’re a Peach” illustration || Erickson Beamon Pretty in Punk earrings || Rifle Paper Company botanical coasters || Essie nail polish || Rifle Paper Company “Hello Hello” iPhone case || Clover Canyon shorts || Swarovski orange coral bracelet || Gorjana & Griffin Zuma scarf || Gorjanna & Griffin rose gold stacking rings || Anthropologie Lanai pillow || Gap rose gold flip flops || Tory Burch Cecil floral bracelet || Gorjanna & Griffin rose gold earrings || Rifle Paper Company “You’re the Cats Pajamas” note cards
Not sure if you heard, but we’re hiring! It has been such a crazy and exciting past 6 months at Martha, and we’re literally bursting at the seams. Between upcoming blog projects and partnerships, big plans for expanding the shop, and with some other announcements in the works for this fall we need to add some team members like yesterday. So if you know anyone in the Atlanta area that you feel would be a good fit, and is absolutely fabulous, please get me their name (interviews are happening this week and next)! You’ll find the full job description over at The Everygirl, and happy Tuesday Loves! xo
Row 1: My $2 Home Depot find…oversized matches! (julep cup, starburst, foo dog lamp, Books; Art, Palm Beach Entertaining, Preppy) || Peonies at my have Cut Wholesale Flowers || Photo shoot props (balloon & balloon tassel from The Flair Exchange)
Row 2: Orin Swift’s just released F, I and E wine || Controlling the bathroom chaos with our python tray || My fave (and most comfortable) new Tory Burch Marlow loafers
Row 3: A great life lesson, “Welcome problems as perspective lifters.” || Making pizzas on the big green egg || Hermes belt illustrations
Row 4: Tribal clutches || Birthday card from my gal Allyson “Trust me totally hot” || fresh strawberries in my favorite berry basket
Row 5: Amazing new Richie Norton book which all entrepreneurs MUST read, The Power of Starting Something Stupid || Tory Burch fox ballet flats (old) || Birthday gifts from Allyson (Tokyo Milk No. 2 bubble bath, hand creme, candle, Manna Kadar lipsticks, and Ecoo scarf)
Row 6: Meg Biram’s Manifesto GSD tee || Reading the new Rue Pacific Northwest issue (Hermes print, mint julep cup, Quips & Queries set, The Rules letter opener, Sugar Paper calendar) || Strutting my stuff (awkward) on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta for a Rent the Runway segment
Row 7: A pair of Celine’s I purchased 11 years ago! My first real designer purchase. || Instagram flash sale we had celebrating 3,000 followers. Make sure you’re following so you don’t miss out in the future! || Hardin & Lane needlepoint hats
Row 8: My morning spot || Heading out for coffee (J.crew sweater, Gap teacups shirt, Rayban sunnies, monogrammed tote) || Vegetable Literacy
Row 9: Rent the Runway pop up shop event at the W Buckhead (sign up HERE to get a $20 credit to RTR) || Our balloon tassel hanging out on Suzy the pig and our python tray || Addison relaxing on the patio.
Happy Monday, xo