Are you familiar with the clothing line Veronica Beard? I actually had never heard of this brand until this past Labor Day weekend when I was on Nantucket with Jess. I arrived a day or two after Jess so she was able to do some shopping on the island before I arrived. After checking in to our hotel, she showed me the cutest bomber jacket she picked up from one of the boutiques on the island and it was from Veronica Beard. I (of course) was like – what’s that?! Seriously, I love my girlfriends for keeping me in the know on the coolest and upcoming fashion lines!
Since our weekend on Nantucket, I’ve been seeing Veronica Beard everyyyyy-where. So many of my girlfriends both in New York and Chicago have been shopping the line! I have added so many pieces from this collection to my wish list for Christmas. Shopbop has a fab and unique selection from the line including this super cute (and preppy) red cashmere v-neck sweater, these hip slides, and this chic skirt. Have you picked up anything Veronica Beard yet?
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P.s. Have you shopped my holiday gift guides yet?! Take a peek at the latest below.
Picking out gifts for men is quite easy! Whether you’re shopping for your dad, brother, boyfriend or hubby, today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite christmas present ideas for all of the men in your life. Some of my favorite go-to brands to shop for men each and every Christmas include Tumi, Burberry, Sonos, J.Crew, East Dane, Mark and Graham and Keihls.
This is always one of my favorite gift guides to do each year since I personally love to invest in plaid home decor. I picked up these Ralph Lauren Plaid Pillows on Ebay this year but also love these pillows from One Kings Lane. I’ve been collecting wool plaid blankets from Pendleton, Ralph Lauren and a few collectors shops over the past few years and I love putting them on display. Plaid blankets are great to use throughout the winter months even when Christmas has passed!
What I love most about living in New York and on the East Coast in general is the ability to plan weekend trips to surrounding states and towns within a 48 hour window! So when the Annie Selke team invited me to Lenox, Massachusetts to visit her new luxury inn, 33 Main, of course I said YES!
I had never visited Lenox or the surrounding villages that make up the Berkshires but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Lenox is only 3 hours from the city or about 2 hour 15 minute drive from Stamford, Connecticut! I invited my cousin Holly to drive up with me (or should I say, I asked her to drive US since I don’t have a car) to Annie’s new Inn so we can indulge in a relaxing girls weekend!
We hit the road quite early Saturday morning and arrived to Annie’s Inn around 10:30am. We were graciously welcomed by Becca, Annie’s Inn Keeper, who had breakfast and french pressed coffee waiting for us upon our arrival. Omg, you guys. When I say breakfast… I mean home made waffles with cream cheese and blue berries on top. Breakfast over the course of our weekend was our absolute favorite meal of the day!
The Inn is located right off main street and is housed in a historic, 4,320-square-foot building federal building and is made up of 8 rooms — two of which are pet friendly! I stayed in the blue and white room photographed below and it felt like I was in an actual home vs. hotel – so cozy! What I loved most is that each room is uniquely decorated and full of Annie’s furniture, textiles and linens. Each bathroom includes apothecary products from Farmaesthetics that are 100% natural and certified organic products (my favorite!). The beds are from the mattress company, Hastens, which are so luxurious. If you haven’t heard of Hastens, please do yourself a favor and google this brand right now. These mattresses are often passed down as heirlooms in Europe as the price tag that come along with these mattresses are pretty hefty! So needless to say we slept VERY well on Saturday night! Last but not least, you can expect freshly baked cookies, cocktail hour and complimentary wi-fi – yes, please!
Throughout the course of our stay in Lenox, we were able to visit the Crawnwell Spa, shop at Annie’s Pop Up Shop (located right across from the Inn), grab dinner at Bistro Zinc, and explore the surrounding villages of Stockbridge and Lee. Holly and I loved our weekend so much we already are planning on taking our moms back here next summer! We also popped in this little shop called Mackimmie Co. which has fabulous plaid wool blankets that are imported from Scotland.
All in all it was amazing and relaxing weekend. So if you’re planning a trip to the Berkshires this winter or spring, you must add 33 Main to your list! Don’t forget to follow Annie and 33 Main on Instagram! Xo. Lauren