have you ever thought about what chinoiserie would look like at the beach? i hadn’t either until i started looking at all of my favorite pinterest pins this week all together.

here are several colorful rooms with chinoiserie and then a few beach scenes…red is the common theme. i like the way it looks all together.

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Audrey Hepburn sul set del film 'Due per la strada' diretto da Stanley Donen. 1967

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i’m about to go into a very busy time. it’s going to be a busy fall. i sure wish i could get-a-way this labor day weekend and go somewhere fabulous. i’ve always wanted to go to portugal, i think it’s something to do with all the portuguese blue and white that’s drawing me in.

i just heard about this place casa mae– doen’t it look wonderful? it’s located in lagos which is in southern portugal. the property is centered around a 19th century family house with five suites. the house has fabulous gardens that provide the food for chef pedro limao’s cuisine. the house is 5 minutes from the beach.

there are three cabana’s that sit next to the garden and then there is a modern structure that has been built called jogo da bola. there are rooms, a bar, a restaurant, a store and an open cinema- i think it’s where everyone hangs out.

i’m a sucker for marketing and casa mae’s marketing is beautiful and draws you right in. konstantine kakanias did the art work- isn’t it great?

whose ready for a chic labor day get-a-way? if you make it it to casa mae, make sure you pick me up some blue and white!

Casa Mae

Casa Mae

a suite inside casa mae

A suite inside Casa Mae



inside the cabanas

Inside the Cabanas

jogo da bola

Jogo da Bola

a room inside the jogo bola

A room inside the Jogo Bola


Lagos, Portugal

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i haven’t done a “looks i love” post in a while. this look caught my eye this week. a perfect white tee, a pair of painter pants with paint on them of course, loads of gold, and a tote. i can only imagine this darling girls, love her smile, has on a pair of fabulous sandals. i threw in a couple of white blouses that she might have layered on for evening!

i think this is perfect look for labor day- love! happy shopping!

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