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the Grandmillennial stylist,
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Reading Lately – Spring 2023
What I’m reading lately…the 3 books to order right now! Curl up with a cozy throw, brew up a cup of tea, and while the spring rains of April shower down dive into a delicious read! Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out by Kate Schelter “A classic is timeless and…Read
Bows & Bunnies – An Easter Table
Celebrate a joyous Easter with a colorful Easter table filled with spring florals, vintage linens, cabbage ware, and Bavarian china + an easy napkin folding trick! Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were — Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. I found this darling vintage tablecloth at a thrift store,…Read
March Curio Collection
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Downtown Shopping, Asheville
While strolling the streets of downtown Asheville, there are plenty of sights to see from street performers to 1920’s architecture and public artworks to views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but even with these delights the shops will…Read More
The tart flavors of lime, grapefruit, lemon, and orange add vibrancy to any summer cocktail or dish. Let these hues energize your wardrobe as the summer heat intensifies, and pastels seem oh so subdued. Choose one citrus color…Read More
The River Arts District, Asheville
Even on a sweltering hot afternoon, a kinetic, creative energy permeates the air in Asheville’s River Arts District. Artists are busy at work in their studios with fans buzzing and music playing, while tourists and locals alike are…Read More
Read It: The Art Experience
Art Museums are grappling with a “plugged in” public obsessed with technology and having an “experience.” How do museums satisfy this public without falling into the entertainment trap? Is social practice art a key solution to avoiding this…Read More
Indigo & White: An Ultra Chic Summer Duo
This color story may conjure up nautical reverie, but this summer’s blue and white duo is about more than stripes, sailing, and sand. Instead designers have drawn on the Mid to Far East as inspiration, offering up intricate…Read More
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