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Hayden Reis x Waiting On Martha

April 16, 2015

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For those of you not familiar with the amazingness that is Hayden Reis, let me bring you up to speed.  Hayden Reis was born out of the need for a fashionable, yet functional carryall.  Founder Emily designed Hayden Reis as a colorful collection of sailcloth totes and accessories that are proudly made in the USA.  Her choice to select sailcloth as the brand’s signature material was an important one, and it is what sets her line apart from other carryalls.  Sailcloth is unique in that it’s virtually indestructible, extremely lightweight, water/sand resistant, and very easy to clean.  So when Emily reached out to see if I wanted to put my stamp on a Hayden Reis tote, I jumped at the opportunity.

When designing my bag, I wanted to create a timeless tote. So with a classic combination of white and tan stripes, the Hayden Reis x Waiting on Martha tote was born.  It’s accented by white rope handles and gold hardware, making it a chic go-to while you’re running around town or filling it with turkish towels for a day at the beach.  Its lightweight, foldable material makes it perfect for traveling, and each tote is lined with interior pockets and zips for privacy and security. It also includes a snap hook to keep keys or another Hayden Reis x Waiting On Martha accessory (like our beach bud bags) close at-hand.

While our limited edition tote is a complete classic, our beach bud bags are fun and boldly designed in neon colors with some of my favorite appliques; pineapples, cactus and sunnies.  The beach bud bags are the perfect addition to hold beach bag essentials; iPad, mags, sunscreen, sunnies, jewelry, etc.

The collection just launched today and since it is limited edition, I’d suggest snatching one (or two) up before we sell out! TRULY, MKR

P.S. Be sure to enter our giveaway on Facebook for the chance to win our exclusive Cream and White Stripe with Rope Handle Middy Tote and coordinating Wristlet (a $194 retail value!). The giveaway will run through next week, and you can enter once per day, per email address. Good luck! 




Photography, Kathryn McCrary 

Wearing:  Shirt, Saint James  |  Pants, J.Crew (old similar HERE)  |  Hat, J.Crew  |  Necklace, W. Port  |  Sunnies, Karen Walker  |  Sandals, J.Crew  |  Ditty Bag, Hayden Reis x Waiting On Martha (also available in Middy size)  |  Pineapple Beach Bud Bag, Hayden Reis x Waiting On Martha (Sunnies applique also available) |  Cactus Beach Bud Bag, Hayden Reis x Waiting On Martha

One Room Challenge: Week Three

April 15, 2015

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Week three of the One Room Challenge had me focusing on the upstairs bar, obviously. While impossible to say that the bar has just one show-stopper, it’s hard to argue that the beauty and grandiosity of the Paul Marrot Feathers doesn’t steal the show. Mounted on linen and framed in thick lucite, Feathers is sure to spark a conversation or two over cocktails.

Then there’s the natural agate lamp from Times Two Design. This stunner adds just the right amount of femininity while it’s also the perfect size. Since the room already had lots of color aspects (not all pictured here), I chose the white agate, but the turquoise and emerald agate are jaw-dropping as well.

And of course, how could I forget about the grey python table from Society Social, a constant go-to of mine. The python creates great interest and adds texture to the room, while its stone coloring is the perfect neutral. I’ve put the table in my home, my parent’s home, and I’m currently adding two of the tables to a client’s home. We’re halfway through the One Room Challenge and I’m loving how the loft is coming together thus far.  What is your favorite element?  TRULY, MKR



Photography, Rustic White  |  HOSTED BY: CALLING IT HOME


AS PICTURED:  Bar/Table, Society Social |  Lamp, Times Two Design c/o  |  Acrylic Tray, WOM  |  Rocks Glasses, Dwell Studio  |  Horseshoe Drink Sitrs, WOM  |  Ginger Jar, collected (similar HERE)  |  Quartz Trinket Dish, WOM  |  Books: Art, Miles Redd, Tim Walker  |  Poufs, V Rugs & Home Cecil |  Art, Paul Marrot Feathers

Black Bean, Serrano & Pineapple Salsa

April 14, 2015

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Yesterday’s fun cocktail cove with Lilly for Target called for the perfect bite.  And there’s nothing I love more than a recipe that combines salty and sweet flavors, while also incorporating a little sugar and spice.  This Black Bean, Serrano and Pineapple salsa does just that.  The tart, citric pineapple perfectly combines with the heat of the serrano peppers and the smooth texture of black beans.  The freshness of each flavor packs a punch, making it the perfect go-to for a hot summer day, and you can even prep all of the ingredients the night before.  After mixing up a batch, I really couldn’t stop myself from eating it all…and I’d go so far as to say it’s my new absolute favorite salsa!  Truly, MKR


Black Bean, Serrano Pepper & Pineapple Salsa
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
  1. 1 large pineapple, diced
  2. 1 can of black beans, rinsed
  3. 1 serrano pepper de-seeded and thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 red onion diced
  5. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  6. 1/4 fresh chopped cilantro
  7. salt to taste
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Add additional lime juice and salt to taste.
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