Passion

MB as stylist
How does that quote go… “Do what you love and do it often.” One of the many reasons I decided to return to my island roots nearly two years ago was I felt like something was missing. Don’t get me wrong. I had a great life in the city. A good job, wonderful friends, a sweet studio (that I miss nearly every day) but something just felt amiss. With a little distance and lots of quiet island time, I have come to realize what was missing. Passion.

My time home has allowed me to find the courage to seek out and explore my passion(s). I no longer sit in an office but rather divide my time between a catering kitchen in the summer months and a beautiful shop, where I wear many hats including social media girl, shop girl, buyer, web girl, and design assistant girl. I never thought much about my love for all things design. Colors, textures, furniture placement… it always came natural to me. But I have come to realize it doesn’t come that easy to everyone.

And so I thought I would share my guiding principle when it comes to design. Let your space be a reflection of you and what’s important to you. Buy pieces that you love. Invest in them. My studio in Boston was nearly empty for the first six months as I was waiting to find just that right piece.

If you ever need help, know I’m here. And if you need a little interior inspiration, do check out my Pinterest board. Another one of my passions, I must confess.

Oh and the photo above… that’s me doing a little styling for a website photo shoot. Not bad for a day’s work.

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And, We’re Live

Shop
Good Morning! So, a few months ago I gave you all a little insight into my day job here on the island and mentioned the launch of the new Nantucket Looms Web site. Well, it’s finally here. Take a look and let me know what you think. Oh and you may see we have a blog too… Warp and Weft. Looks like I have two sites to keep up with. Wish me luck!

Day Job

Shop
Nantucket Looms. One of my favorite shops on the island. And now, I call it my office. I am so excited to be working with the very talented team at the Looms. What am I doing you may ask? Some may say I have returned to my roots as a shopgirl, which I love. But even more exciting, I am working on redesigning the store’s Web site and e-commerce platform. It has been a wonderful process. We sent off our proposed layout to the tech gurus this week with the goal of launching Memorial Day weekend. Stay tuned!

This shop has always been my go-to for stalking my gift closet. We are known world-wide (can you believe that?), for our wildflower soaps. And at $6 for a box of 3, you really can’t go wrong. Do you keep a gift closet? I started a few years ago to purchase wonderful items to keep on-hand for those last-minute dinner invites. It has restored just a bit of sanity to my life. Here are a few of my favorite go-to hostess gifts:

– I just can’t get enough of Rifle Paper. Just when you think they have created the best product, they come out with an even better design. So is true with this shopping pad.
– Sticking with my slightly mild obsession with all things paper, this O-check is great for jotting down all your random notions. I keep one in my bag at all times.
– These playing cards from Hello Lucky! are the perfect gift for a friend hosting game night.
– For the epicurean in your circle, these little glass jars of herbs will be a hit.

What do you think? Any items I should add to my repertoire? Would love to hear!