Halloween is always a love it or hate it holiday for people. Some people scrounge at the tackiness, while others go all out for costume and decorations. Halloween doesn’t always have to be tacky though, there’s plenty of ways to get your home feeling spooky without resorting to awful taste. It can be as simple as adding in a little bit moodier and darker colors to your space, colors such as black, purple, burgundy and mustard. You can do that with some different pillows, we like this deep purple pillow from Target, or this spooky skull pillow from Etsy. Speaking of skulls…. Skulls are a perfect (and bad ass) way to add the Halloween touch to your space. We love these little skulls, you can place them on night stands, bureaus, or have it be part of a center piece. A lot of our below Halloween chic inspo have tall candle holders on tables, we like these mercury glass one’s form Pier 1. Long candle sticks create the old fashioned, creepy chic look, a look that is more than acceptable during Halloween. You don’t need to do flashing orange and purple lights to get in the Halloween spirit. Although the line for tackiness is thin for Halloween, with attention to detail and the right colors, you can make your home be the chicest spot for a Hocus Pocus watch party. Don’t these Pinterest inspiration pics make you want to have a Halloween dinner party? Or is that just us? For more inspo, and to see all of our other interests, head to the GGG Pinterest! Happy Halloween 😉
It’s been a minute since I got a chance to post on the blog! I guess I can never say it enough times, I wish I had more hours in a day, honestly, the days start and then before I manage to do half of what I planned it’s 4pm and I have to pick up Shirel from daycare! Once I pick her up, that’s it I’m on mom mode and I don’t work and try to be as less as possible on my phone/laptop, so i can dedicate my time to her, and enjoy it until I put her to sleep. Once she is asleep I get to do more work, but lately I have been falling asleep with her:) I guess what Im saying is that I just like all mothers am on permanent exhausted mode where sometimes Id rather sleep than stare at a laptop, does that sound familiar? But I have been wanting to share with you guys how amazing my Jo Malone experience was at their City Center DC boutique. I absolutely fell in love with everything Jo Malone, I entered their world with no way out. The interior design, the packaging, the details, the fragrances, the candles, and of course the hand treatment I received was just magical. I couldn’t get enough of the different frangrances, and the beautiful philosophy of the brand, how loyal it is to it’s London roots, to elegance and grace, because you feel it in every detail. I lived in London for 4 years, and walking into that store I just felt transported back to the city! Jo Malone is truly a brand that lives up to it’s word, quality and it’s fame. Stay tuned for my next post where I will share my favorite products of Jo Malone, which I seriously cannot live without on a daily basis! I will also visit their Barcelona store, so stay tuned for that! For now I hope you enjoy the snaps I took of the store, and if you want to surprise a loved one, or treat them simply because they derserve I recommend Jo Malone’s hand treatment! They let you pick your favorite scents, and use the lotions, essential oils, and their amazing body scrubs, it is an absolute treat, for yourself as well!
The idea of a gallery wall in your home, or design space is not a new idea. Not a new idea at all, but still a great one. Pinterest is always flooded with gallery wall pictures, so GGG grabbed some of our favorite pins for you guys to take a look. Our favorite reason for still loving gallery walls is that it is such an easy way to show your personality through design. Your gallery wall could consist of personal family photos, uplifting quotes, prints of artists’ works and more. This mysterious, moon print art from Urban would be great for a gallery wall in the bedroom. This brings us to our next reason of why we love gallery walls, they can be used in almost every design space. Perfect for a bedroom, office, living room or that random wall in your house that you just don’t know what to do with. This dramatic painting from Jonathan Adler would look great for a living room, pair it next to an old black and white family photo for the start of a great gallery wall. Having a gallery wall lets you get super creative too, we love the idea of framing a map of your home city, or state. Look at these ones at West Elm to find your city. Don’t think that your wall has to be all pictures and prints though! Placing a mirror in the middle of your gallery adds great effect, we love this teardrop one at Crate&Barrel. We hope you have been enjoying, and gathering inspiration from these Sleepy Sunday posts as much as we have! If once a week isn’t enough, head to GGG Pinterest for more inspiration! xx
Sometimes during life, we forget to take a pause and look up. We are trapped in our phones, too engaged about what is right in front of us. That’s why this week’s Sleepy Sunday post is all about how creative light fixtures, that are hanging above, add the finishing touch to spaces. Sometimes all you need to do is look up to see the beauty. The Pins below all showcase how eye catching light fixtures can be, and how they add to the mood of the room. The industrial look like in the office Pin below, as well as the exposed light bulb, really set off the industrial design. Not only does it add the final touch to that type of design, but it gives the room one of a kind style. Check out this industrial looking fixture here, or this hand crafted exposed light bulb chandelier on Etsy. All lighting doesn’t have to be industrial looking though, a below Pin from laurenconrad.com shows girly, rose gold light fixtures in a kitchen. To mimic this look, head to Anthropolgie for these pendant lights. You can also create a heavy dramatic mood with darker light fixtures like Pin below with the dark green fixture. A dramatic fixture not only can adjust a room’s mood, but makes a great focal point. This out of the ordinary chandelier from Pottery Barn is a great example of a piece that will strike awe in your guests as they look up. Although purchasing and finding light fixtures is tough, these inspiration Pins truly show how amazing they can make a room. All one must do is look up and turn the light on! xx (For more interior design inspiration check out GGG’s Pinterest!)
Wearing total look by Zadig & Voltaire, dress and denim jacket, Converse, Shirel is wearing Target kids, and Children’s Place sandals. I hope you enjoy this look by Zadig & Voltaire, you can get it at their City Center DC boutique.
Photography by Maleknaz
The title of this post is all about my look, which is one of my favorite easy casual and feminine look to pull together, but for many reasons once I started writing this post I couldn’t help but think about Shirel, and all the love we have for her, so it turned out to be all about her:) Hope you enjoy it!
There is one phrase that as much as it sounds like a cliché I just cannot stop myself from saying it or thinking it! TIME FLIES! It truly does, it feels just like yesterday when we were in DC shooting this in the Shaw area and getting to know the neighbourhood, and now suddenly we are in Barcelona. Another thing that always amazes me it doesn’t matter how often I fly and how I have been a traveler since I was a little girl, non of it stops phasing me how I can be in one continent and within a few hours land in another one. It is quite amazing, and we are so lucky, and I feel so lucky that my husband signed up with me to live this life of traveling back and forth until Shirel is a little older and starts school. Some might call us crazy, but we love it, at times it gets hard but nothing worth it comes easy, and for us this is worth it, and a privilege that we get to share time with these two beautiful cities, with our families and friends on both continents. Come to think of it I have always wanted to live like this, maybe it’s my Gemini in me, or maybe it’s the nomad in me, I am used to moving around since I am 4 years old so after a while I tend to get anxious in one place, because I feel like there is so much to see and discover around the world. So yes even as a mother I tend to pick a different way, maybe not the mainstream but also not that strange or crazy, because guess what I am not that special and there are plenty of other families and people doing just the same or even more. Which brings me back to how time flies, next week Shirel will turn 2 years old, and Jeff will turn 35 WOW I can’t believe it so much to celebrate. I met Jeff when he was about to turn 23 just a few days away from his birthday, I had just turned 21, we were so young and little did we know where life would take us together, and that October would be such a special month for us. Shirel turns 2, my baby is growing so fast, and I can barely keep up with her, she is so feisty and funny, with a stubborness to her that is exactly the right mix of her dad and me (we are quite stubborn the two of us), she is starting to boss around boys in her class (love that, I was NOT at all like her, and I love that she is like this), she still loves to dance and sing more than anything, she is convinced that the whole Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is her clique, she speaks three different languages within one sentence, she loves carbs, cheese and avocado (my favorite foods when I was pregnant and always), she loves dogs but is terrified to get near them, and she is sweet to everyone she meets, she gives the best hugs and she gives so much love! Shirel is everything I have ever dreamed of and more, I could not have asked for a more precious babygirl and I cannot wait to celebrate her for the rest of our lives! She is our Love, she is that pure love of two young 20 something year olds that met in Barcelona years ago, not looking for love but who happened to stumble upon it, she is the manisfestation of what was thought to be a love that would never happen, a relationship that was doomed from the beginning because of our very different cultures, despite all the hardships we grew stronger we got even closer with every struggle our love grew stronger until one day Shirel graced us with her love, and for her we have walked hand in hand these years to embrace her and to have her in our lives! Words can’t be said as to what she means to us, and we can’t wait to celebrate her birthday next week!`