home décor: C. Wonder

posted on: Sunday, June 23, 2013

My personal decorating style gravitates toward crisp whites, traditional neutrals, and chic coastal colors. To add a bit more color and edge to a neutral space, I love these fresh picks from C. Wonder.

|| 1. ikat nesting bowls ($58) || 2. chain link napkin ring set ($48) || 3. enamel bar set ($28) || 4. pierced ginger jars ($68-$78) || 5. embroidered lattice pillow cover ($48) ||

raspberry-tangerine cocktails

posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013

happy weekend! this recipe from Santa Barbara Chic looks absolutely delicious. (plus, I'm loving all the bright citrus colors!) here's the recipe for raspberry-tangerine cocktails:

• 1 shot of raspberry flavored vodka
• Splash of raspberry liquor
• Fresh raspberries
• 1/2 tangerine
• Lime wedge
• Club soda

Muddle fresh raspberries and lime wedge in flat-surfaced glass, add vodka and raspberry liquor, squeeze the juice from the tangerine, and top with soda. Voila!

home tour: lake view residence

posted on: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

there are many elements I'm drawn to in this traditional home.  coastal colors, beautiful woodwork, natural sunlight... that pool (!) 

take a peek.

when life gives you lemons...

posted on: Thursday, June 6, 2013

when life gives you lemons... make lemonade!

I simply can't wait for summer and all the fun times (and fun beverages!) warm weather brings. this video from Damsel in Dior instantly puts me in the mood for a little hostessing ;)

(p.s. If you had your eye on this gorgeous bar cart, here she is...)


weekend style: preppy in pink

posted on: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

|| 1. linen sweater (J.Crew) || 2. aviator sunglasses (Ray-Ban) || 3. wishbone necklace (Jennifer Meyer) || 4. white jeans (7 for All Mankind) || 5. envelope clutch (Gap) || 6. gold sandals (Tory Burch) ||


posted on: Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hello and welcome!

So here it is: my very first blog post. The idea of creating a blog has been twirling in my mind for some time now. For me, bright and beautiful is a creative and fun outlet to celebrate the things I love most - and I hope to share a little inspiration along the way.


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