A short stroll along Chicago's charming North Shore reveals an abundance of color, texture and seasonal beauty.Read More
Talk about coastal flavor! These North Shore weather vanes are just the thing to add a touch of Lake Michigan charm to any roof top architecture. Chicago’s North Shore may be miles from the ocean, but in a million different ways…totally lives coastal. And these seaside inspired beauties—-scattered throughout the quaint villages along Lake Michigan’s...Read More
I adore the soft, subtle color palette of a day at the beach.
Warm, sunny sand between my toes. The glimpse of an occasional yellow seagull leg strolling by. The crisp whites of the surf and seagull bellies. And of course, the gentle grays of the water and endless horizon.
No surprise, like so many of us who live along the Lake Michigan shore, it's the go-to color palette for my home and decor. Calming, soothing and welcoming. Just like a day at the beach!Read More
Here along the Lake Michigan shore, seaside-inspired table settings and accessories aren't just a summer thing-----we do coastal all year long!
So when I stumble upon irresistible pieces that are charming and fun, at must-have, end-of-the-season sale prices, trust me, I stock up.
Enjoy a touch of nautical flavor with your tableware every now and then? Then now's the time to steal the last of summer's double-discounted, coastal-inspired dishes, flatware and accents.Read More
Thanks to Coastal Living Magazine ( see their 2012 Happiest Seaside Towns ), the rest of the country now knows what we've known all along: Chicago's North Shore may be miles from the nearest ocean, but it's loaded with coastal style! Here along Lake Michigan, the natural beauty of the water, bluffs, sand and shore create a "seaside" atmosphere that's as much a part of our lifestyle, home and decor, as any coastal area.Read More