Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) At Home with Homepolish's Noa Santos <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>ew people practice what they preach as ardently as Noa Santos. As the co-founder and CEO of <a href="https://www.homepolish.com/">Homepolish</a>&mdash;a service that connects style-conscious homeowners and renters with accessible interior design experts&mdash;he urges potential clients to recast the way they think about their homes. &ldquo;We want people to talk about design the way you talk about fashion. You don&rsquo;t wake up one day and say, 'OK, I&rsquo;m going to start building my wardrobe this month, and then next month it&rsquo;ll be done.' The clothes you wear constantly reflect where you are in life, how much you make, what geographical area you live in, what your style is. That is what your home should be. Your home should be constantly be evolving.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Wy92_jxJgRp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Wy92_jxJgRp"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EDCKMHwcwiRx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="At Home with Homepolish's Noa Santos" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w90 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QagaFPR7zwx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QagaFPR7zwx"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GRlgtzjTcCYx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Santos and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux discuss the pattern, texture, and color on display in the living room." /></div> <div class="below">Santos and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux discuss the pattern, texture, and color on display in the living room.</div> </div> </div> <p>Perhaps no one has taken that advice to heart quite like Santos himself, who has lived&nbsp;in as many as four different rental apartments in the last five years. &ldquo;I enjoy moving around the city, experiencing the different neighborhoods and, of course, decorating my new apartments,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;With each place, my own personal taste becomes more honed, my style becomes more distinct&mdash;it&rsquo;s more me.&rdquo; Such was the case for&nbsp;his latest residence,&nbsp;in a hi-rise condo building in New York City's Hells Kitchen neighborhood, where he recently moved with boyfriend Ross Matsubara. There was, however, one notable exception. &ldquo;For this apartment, I really wanted to do something that challenged me as a designer. I wanted to push the boundaries, specifically regarding pattern and color.&rdquo; So, seeking to gain some insight into the design process from a Homepolish client's perspective&mdash;and to help him think outside of his own admittedly neutral box&mdash;Santos enlisted the help of <a href="http://www.dwellstudio.com/">DwellStudio</a>&nbsp;founder and executive creative director Christiane Lemieux. &ldquo;Noa and I are very much on the same page [in terms of design], so it was an easy partnership,&rdquo; says Lemieux.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UB6nXMHwWnv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UB6nXMHwWnv"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PoaY5uhs26-x.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A fur-topped ottoman doubles as a coffee table thanks to a pair of elegantly stacked design tomes." /></div> <div class="below">A fur-topped ottoman doubles as a coffee table thanks to a pair of elegantly stacked design tomes.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="IpqzTGHDC27" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="IpqzTGHDC27"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KUUzWOa1s_ax.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A taxidermy ram's head&mdash;a gift from Santos's grandfather&mdash;takes pride of place over an ethanol-burning, wall-mounted fireplace." /></div> <div class="below">A taxidermy ram's head&mdash;a gift from Santos's grandfather&mdash;takes pride of place over an ethanol-burning, wall-mounted fireplace.</div> </div> </div> <p>Another&nbsp;major&nbsp;goal of their collaboration:&nbsp;find a balance between&nbsp;Matsubara's bold, pattern-influenced aesthetic and&nbsp;Santos's timeless, more&nbsp;subdued sensibility. &ldquo;I spend my whole day around design, so I want my own home to be a sort of palate cleanser,&rdquo; says Santos. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t use a lot of color. I really like my home to be a vehicle to exhale.&rdquo; So Santos and Lemieux&nbsp;set to work finding pieces that satisfied both requirements, deciding on a graphic black-and-white palette and bringing in tactile&nbsp;elements&nbsp;throughout. &ldquo;We wanted to create rich colors and textures in the furnishings and fabric choices so that Noa had some modern luxe,&rdquo; says Lemieux. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the perfect backdrop for this stylish couple.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WX1DqcUQDIE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WX1DqcUQDIE"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tN6s_rE0gMAx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A graphic IKEA rug anchors an eclectic seating area designed for entertaining." /></div> <div class="below">A graphic IKEA rug anchors an eclectic seating area designed for entertaining.</div> </div> </div> <p>It helped that the apartment was essentially a blank slate: the only items&nbsp;that made the transition from Santos and Matsubara's last apartment were a tufted-leather chesterfield sofa and a gilded wheat sheath lamp purchased from a flea market. With the establishing pieces&nbsp;in place, the living room came together thanks to a high-low mix of furnishings and accessories. A graphic black-and-white <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80104862/">rug</a>&nbsp;grounds the expansive main seating area, which features a pair of lacquered coffee tables from <a href="https://www.chairish.com/" target="_blank">Chairish</a>, fur <a href="https://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod4650014&amp;categoryId=cat5090014">floor pillows</a>&nbsp;from RH, and charcoal <a href="http://www.bryght.com/product/517/ceni-coral-gray-ottoman">ottomans</a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;Bryght. Color comes courtesy of a vibrant fiddle-leaf fig tree,&nbsp;patterned <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60103236/">throw pillows</a>, and pastel-hued <a href="http://www.upriseart.com/">artwork</a>. The result is a space that is ideal&nbsp;for the cocktail parties the couple likes to host, at once inviting&nbsp;but with a definite point of view. &ldquo;I think the mix is a great reflection of the inhabitants&mdash;it&rsquo;s layered and rich and just a little bit over the top,&rdquo; says Lemieux.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Xsu6pcsY_0v" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Xsu6pcsY_0v"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FCDw087UFtPx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A midcentury-style bar cart sits next to a pre-existing leather chesterfield topped with throw pillows from IKEA." /></div> <div class="below">A midcentury-style bar cart sits next to a pre-existing leather chesterfield topped with throw pillows from IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-IfEndOxd7e" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-IfEndOxd7e"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/t8dUg0Q0Yexx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Copper stools add a glam metallic moment at the counter-height kitchen bar." /></div> <div class="below">Copper stools add a glam metallic moment at the counter-height kitchen bar.</div> </div> </div> <p>The bedroom provided an opportunity to take Santos even&nbsp;further outside his comfort zone. Lemieux introduced a tufted-velvet <a href="http://www.dwellstudio.com/DwellStudio-Bellevue-Bed-155-DWL7684.html">bed</a>&nbsp;in a rich crimson shade and a Berber-inspired <a href="http://www.dwellstudio.com/DwellStudio-Medina-Rug-DWC3000-DWL6674.html">rug</a>, both by DwellStudio.&nbsp;&ldquo;The rug&nbsp;was a big departure from my normal style," says Santos. &ldquo;Normally I don&rsquo;t mix pattern and texture, but Christiane loved it. I put it in the bedroom because I thought it wouldn&rsquo;t work, and I actually really love it.&rdquo; Santos also questioned the use of two different end tables as nightstands but was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. &ldquo;It's a learning process,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;You can only learn what you like if you&nbsp;experiment.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/_RKi48H0xxf" data-style="width:900px;height:602px;margin:0 auto;" style="width: 900px; height: 602px; margin: 0 auto;" data-widget-guid="_RKi48H0xxf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>For Santos, there's no better place to experiment than in a rental apartment. Though it seems counter intuitive, he insists that the impermanence of the space is precisely the draw. &ldquo;Doing your apartment while you rent is something that everyone should experience,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Things happen. You make mistakes and you learn from them. If you wait till you have a bunch of money, you run the risk of making all of the mistakes you'd make in an apartment&nbsp;more expensively because you haven&rsquo;t had the chance to explore what you love and don&rsquo;t love.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RLL3OhBPI1W" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="RLL3OhBPI1W"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/F9cOZPd2MJ0x.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Lemieux makes minor adjustments to a DwellStudio task lamp on a bedside table." /></div> <div class="below">Lemieux makes minor adjustments to a DwellStudio task lamp on a bedside table.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6YxG4kdK9qb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6YxG4kdK9qb"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/RRyR4-gzYc8x.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A midcentury desk&mdash;paired with a vintage barrel chair&mdash;makes for a discreet home workstation." /></div> <div class="below">A midcentury desk&mdash;paired with a vintage barrel chair&mdash;makes for a discreet home workstation.</div> </div> </div> <p>Santos knows from personal experience. In his second New York City apartment, he opted for deep colors and dark rooms. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very editorial look," he says. &ldquo;I had a lot of stuff in the room. It was like a grandma&rsquo;s closet kind of feel.&rdquo; But once the redesign was finished, he had an epiphany. &ldquo;I thought,&nbsp;<em>This is cool. I really like it. It photographs well.&nbsp;</em>But then I realized, <em>I really don&rsquo;t want to live here.</em> I never would have learned that if I hadn't tried it.&rdquo; Which brings him back to his current apartment. &ldquo;Now I know&nbsp;I like my place to be a respite for me from design in general, and I want it to function as a place to relax.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qbV0iReDGMS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qbV0iReDGMS"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fwdczFRhTlvx.jpg" title="TKAT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="At Home with Homepolish's Noa Santos" /></div> </div> </div> <p>That said, Santos admits the obvious limitations of a rental unit.&nbsp;&ldquo;If I owned my own apartment, I would love to do things like concrete floors and wood beams. I can&rsquo;t do that.&rdquo; Still, he's willing to accept the things he can't change with a more enthusiastic focus on the things he can&mdash;even if that means testing his own design limits. In this instance, the&nbsp;risks reaped big rewards. &ldquo;I think the space is amazing,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s as close to the perfect representation of where I am now as I&rsquo;ve gotten in all of my apartments, and it's&nbsp;probably the best reflection of Ross&nbsp;and me, the two of us together.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w90 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JErquwrLXC0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JErquwrLXC0"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/a5wsahKGXAbx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Santos and boyfriend Ross Matsubara kick back in their new fur-covered bed." /></div> <div class="below">Santos and boyfriend Ross Matsubara kick back in their new fur-covered bed.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:28:27 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/nN8kUqNNgoh/Home+Homepolish+Noa+Santos nN8kUqNNgoh Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="-w726fknlHl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-w726fknlHl"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/N_zJh8Patrrx.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.thejewelsofny.com/">Photos &copy; The Jewels of New York</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Is there anything better than a popsicle on a hot summer day?&nbsp;(The short answer: no.) Whether store-bought or homemade, the nostalgic <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/PRvsF_e_FXD/Make+Home+Diana+Yen+Goat+Milk+Panna+Cotta">dessert</a>&nbsp;always has a place at summer picnics and outdoor barbecues, especially the one coming up this weekend. Just in time for 4th of July celebrations, these strawberry shortcake-flavored treats by Lonny contributor <a href="/search?q=diana+yen&amp;type=all">Diana Yen</a>&nbsp;are not only&nbsp;refreshing and delicious, but they're a cinch to recreate, and&mdash;bonus!&mdash;they also feature a festive&nbsp;white-and-red palette that makes them perfect for serving up to kids (and kids at heart). Simply fill&nbsp;popsicle molds&mdash;or paper cups for the ultimate convenient cleanup&mdash;with pur&eacute;ed fresh <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/L-7S2n_VQrQ/Diana+Yen+White+Chocolate+Cardamom+Fondue">fruit</a>&nbsp;and vanilla ice cream, and serve on a bed of shortbread crumble. Then keep a few&nbsp;in the freezer to beat the heat all summer long.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="WvAqz5XxKii" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WvAqz5XxKii"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HQc58Xjcok5x.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles</strong><br /><strong>Makes about 12 popsicles</strong></p> <p>- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved<br />- &frac12; cup sugar<br />- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<br />- 1 quart premium vanilla ice cream, softened<br />- shortbread cookie crumbs, for serving</p> <p>Equipment<br />- 12 (⅓-cup) ice pop molds or 12 paper cups and 12 wooden sticks</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="9-lrLsOB-b_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="9-lrLsOB-b_"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DMY8pe56Qo9x.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Mash strawberries in a large bowl with a potato masher or a fork. Transfer to a 12-inch nonstick skillet along with sugar and lemon juice and boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, then refrigerate until cold, about 20 minutes.</p> <p>Spread ice cream in a baking dish. Dollop tablespoons of strawberry mixture over ice cream, then swirl it gently through ice cream with a popsicle stick. Spoon into molds and add sticks. Freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Serve on a mound of shortbread cookie crumbs.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="hdSwOHdT30U" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="hdSwOHdT30U"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FFfIwAOfPUNx.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:07:38 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/OqaOE_nwzcm/Homemade+Popsicles+Keep+Cool+Summer OqaOE_nwzcm Summer Gardens, Italian Eye Candy, and Michelle Williams's Massive Fixer-Upper <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="RhY45SBhKNs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="RhY45SBhKNs"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AD6gINTh_DGx.jpg" title="LINKS LOVE | LONNY.COM" alt="Summer Gardens, Italian Eye Candy, and Michelle Williams's Massive Fixer-Upper" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Do You Love Summer Gardens and Outdoor Terraces?</strong></em><br />Then get ready for this&nbsp;dose of glorious visual inspiration&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2015/06/summer-gardens-outdoor-terraces/" target="_blank">This is Glamorous</a></p> <p><em><strong>Michelle Williams Just Bought this Brooklyn Fixer-Upper</strong></em><br />An adventurous, applaudable choice, and a forthcoming reno to salivate over&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/29/michelle_williams_just_bought_this_crumbling_brooklyn_house.php" target="_blank">Curbed</a></p> <p><em><strong>7 Rules to a Happy Home, by Jonathan Adler</strong></em><br />Particularly fond of rule No. 4: Make everything a statement piece&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/Happy-Home-Decorating-37800680#photo-37800680" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>Haute&nbsp;Design, Parisian-Style</strong></em><br />Old bones, edgy art, directional furnishings. Oh my indeed &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/6/30/the-high.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>Amalfi on Our Minds</strong></em><br />Two images from the coastal paradise where our photo editor is currently frolicking in the sun &ndash; Fathom via Instagram, <a href="https://instagram.com/p/4jvETVuX8i/?taken-by=fathomwaytogo" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4j4C72OX-_/?taken-by=fathomwaytogo" target="_blank">here</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:08:29 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/GHgrSHra6gz/Summer+Gardens+Italian+Eye+Candy+Michelle GHgrSHra6gz Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance <p><span class="dropcap">S</span>ally King Benedict&rsquo;s smile is just as contagious&nbsp;as the memorable&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sallybenedict.com/" target="_blank">canvases</a>&nbsp;that bear her&nbsp;signature. Energetic, colorful, and anything but ordinary, the graphically compelling&nbsp;works have&nbsp;captured the attention of seasoned collectors and novice art lovers&nbsp;alike. A peek into the charismatic&nbsp;Southerner&rsquo;s <a href="https://instagram.com/sallykingbenedict/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;account provides a glimpse into a modern aesthete&rsquo;s work-life balance as a wife, mother, and creative talent&mdash;a woman whose breezy lifestyle often mirrors&nbsp;the art she creates.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HySAHYNpnO6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="HySAHYNpnO6"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zgRpt4ByBSwx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-lM1gXFyfLC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-lM1gXFyfLC"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/YIS4VmY-SUmx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;ARTWORKS</h3> <p>"I approach each painting by considering the size and medium I feel like working with first. The rest follows with palette and subject matter. I create a base landscape with different strokes of mediums and marks, then sculpt it into something greater than just the exercise of a brush or piece of charcoal. It becomes what it is in just that way&mdash;solving a problem through composition, line, color, and balance."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/53dlPR7LMQC" data-style="width:575px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 575px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="53dlPR7LMQC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;BEGINNING</h3> <p>&ldquo;My best friend&rsquo;s dad&mdash; who's a great artist and photographer and is always&nbsp;on the pulse with the newest photo apps and technologies&mdash;told me about Instagram. I post what I feel is relevant to my day or what I&rsquo;m currently thinking about. Winging it, yes. Deleting some, yes. Planning &nbsp;in advance, no. It's pretty much identical to my creative process in the studio."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="o1Ds0cT3gvz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="o1Ds0cT3gvz"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ayKjhetvbPJx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the&nbsp;AESTHETIC</h3> <p>"I love super-clean and curated Instagrams because I can appreciate the restraint and dedication it must take to operate such beauty. [But] I also love the opposite end of the spectrum, where there isn't as much fuss over the appearance or content of the picture. I like to 'gram a combination of my work in the studio, my personal life in moderation, travel bits, and overall surprising and humorous real moments."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NsgGy_w6b5j" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NsgGy_w6b5j"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1d5sgzg7WPDx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the&nbsp;faces</h3> <p>&ldquo;I grew up believing that there was someone extra-special watching over me. The faces [that I draw] are combinations of people and places that all share a spirituality and protectiveness about them. I want them to find homes and families that they can watch over while making a space beautiful at the same time.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:49:31 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/EbIDrV-GSRD/Instagram+Stories+Sally+King+Benedict+Southern EbIDrV-GSRD When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SDa6rcqIcrR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SDa6rcqIcrR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/TIAN-tpEaiex.jpg" title="Lonny" alt="When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="n8r124xojaw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="n8r124xojaw"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/TqgW9RESbDxx.jpg" title="Moet Ice Imperial " alt="When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Moet Ice Imperial</div> </div> </div> <p>Unless you're serving up sangria, there are few summer entertaining rules more universally upheld than "no ice cubes in a&nbsp;wine glass." An unclassy move no real oenophile would attempt, right? Well, not so much, thanks to one very stylish introduction&nbsp;from the French label Mo&euml;t&nbsp;&amp; Chandon: Mo&euml;t&nbsp;Imp&eacute;rial Ice, a just-for-summer sparkling beverage that's <em>meant</em> to be served on ice!&nbsp;</p> <p>Which means your dodgiest habit just became completely chic. Their experts&nbsp;suggest mixing it with mint leaves, lime or white grapefruit zest, cucumber peel or red berries. We're seeing raspberries and blueberries for Fourth of July and&nbsp;fresh strawberries for a Wimbledon-worthy spin. (We can turn any occasion into a reason to break out the bubbly. It's a gift, really.)</p> <p>All you need now is to grab a bottle&mdash;they go for $75 on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reservebar.com/products/moet-ice-imperial-limited-edition-summer-collection">Reserve Bar</a>&mdash;and a little lesson&nbsp;on&nbsp;how to pour like a pro:</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">Directions for the&nbsp;Perfect Serve</h3> <p>1. Chill the bottle to 45&deg; F</p> <p>2. Choose a large Cabernet-style wine glass</p> <p>3.&nbsp;Add 3 large ice cubes</p> <p>4. Pour 6 oz. of Mo&euml;t Ice Imp&eacute;rial</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:46:33 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/KeOQqAHqm-H/Okay+Put+Ice+Wine+Glass KeOQqAHqm-H Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VgdwFNU2WYL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="VgdwFNU2WYL"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CtF8Rf_PkGdx.jpg" title="Pink Rug Co." alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Pink Rug Co.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">R</span>ug shopping is without a doubt&nbsp;one of the toughest parts of decorating a room. It's no issue to find&nbsp;the life-changing, room-making&nbsp;stunner&nbsp;that comes with a few too many zeros on the price tag or the&nbsp;cookie cutter style you can actually afford. (Seriously, bless <a href="/Home+Tour+Dan+Mazzarini+Project+in+Park+Slope">this Ikea classic</a>.) But hitting that sweet spot of something&nbsp;beautiful, original and budget friendly...well that's another story. Add&nbsp;"trendy" to that wish list and you've got an even pricklier challenge. Enter these three Etsy shops:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/gypsya?section_id=13216526&amp;ref=shopsection_leftnav_7">Gypsya</a>'s handmade rugs spotlight original graphic patterns in on-point color combinations.&nbsp;If you're looking for one piece to make a bold statement in a minimal or mostly-neutral&nbsp;space, this is absolutely your one stop shop.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nO53uU-1tVT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nO53uU-1tVT"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4A_SOAE9wa4x.jpg" title="Gypsya" alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Gypsya</div> </div> </div> <p>2. <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkrugco">The Pink Rug Co.</a>&nbsp;lands on the pricier end of the spectrum, but if you're on the hunt for a gorgeous vintage Moroccan style, this is your new go-to source. And the proprietors really know their stuff. They offer&nbsp;Boucherouite, Beni Ourain, and flatweave styles. If that last sentence had your tongue twisted, here's a <a href="/Decorating/articles/L0AruPV4fE-/The+Cheat+Sheet+Moroccan+Rugs">quick video refresher</a>&nbsp;on Moroccan rug styles.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="g48U2nytjMg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="g48U2nytjMg"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7WT9yx0WL5fx.jpg" title="The Pink Rug Co." alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The Pink Rug Co.</div> </div> </div> <p>3. If your aesthetic&nbsp;is more&nbsp;<a href="/Home+Tour/articles/Z8BuJFYAKyX/A+Summer+Cottage+in+Sweden">Swedish summer house</a>&nbsp;than boho loft,&nbsp;give <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/Skandihome?ref=l2-shopheader-name">Skandi Home</a>&nbsp;a once over. Their offerings are a little bit country&mdash;think traditional "trasmatta" or rag rugs&mdash;and on the smaller side, perfect for accenting a sun porch or kitchen.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="E2dEBSacuXx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="E2dEBSacuXx"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2VHPpFy2bhOx.jpg" title="Skandi Home" alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Skandi Home</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:03:55 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/-sKB5b2vmSV/Secret+Source+3+Great+Rug+Shops+Etsy -sKB5b2vmSV Beach Hut Style, a Barcelona Apartment, and a Minimalist Lover's Instant DIY <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="4kDNEYE5M-r" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4kDNEYE5M-r"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/C4vAqlZaCfcx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Beach Hut Style, a Barcelona Apartment, and a Minimalist Lover's Instant DIY" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Call it Beach Hut Sophisticate</strong></em><br />And sign us up for this clean-lined,&nbsp;rustic-eclectic look &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/06/29/beach-hut-sophisticate/" target="_blank">SF Girl by Bay</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Minimalist Lover's Instant DIY</strong></em><br />Sleek and elegant brass napkin rings (from the hardware store!) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/design-sleuth-brass-napkin-rings-spotted-at-nopi-in-london" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Coolest "Concept Space" for Kids and Adults</strong></em><br />With swing seats, a chalkboard wall, and a dedicated playroom, I'd be tempted to stay in this caf&eacute; all day&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://trendland.com/buenos-aires-innovative-concept-space-for-kids-and-adults/" target="_blank">Trendland</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Stunning Flat in Barcelona</strong></em><br />Baskets as gallery wall! A leafy patio! And livng spaces packed with great ideas&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/06/29/a-beautiful-home-in-the-old-centre-of-barcelona/#more-21403" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>This is the Look for Summer</strong></em><br />Lauren Santo Domingo, looking sexy in killer jewelry and Altuzarra &ndash; Eddie Borgo via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4hshGwjOo7/?taken-by=eddieborgo" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>It's All About the Carved Pig</strong></em><br />If only all my corners could be as curated as this&nbsp;&ndash; Nickey Kehoe via Instagram</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:39:46 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/qTHMsrxGzpY/Beach+Hut+Style+Barcelona+Apartment+Minimalist qTHMsrxGzpY Ken Fulk Launches a Line with Pottery Barn, and We Want It All <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="nYo_eSb5NIZ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nYo_eSb5NIZ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/E-VQtp7BAvgx.jpg" title="KEN FULK FOR POTTERY BARN | LONNY.COM" alt="The master of entertaining: Designer Ken Fulk has an eagerly awaited collab with Pottery Barn out next month." /></div> <div class="below">The master of entertaining: Designer Ken Fulk has an eagerly awaited collab with Pottery Barn out next month. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch">All images courtesy of Pottery Barn</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">G</span>ranted, we're a fairly dramatic bunch here at Lonny. What can we say? We're passionate about design. So the news that San Francisco decorator and event planner&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://kenfulk.com/" target="_blank">Ken Fulk</a></strong>&mdash;he of the&nbsp;stunning private club <a href="https://thebatterysf.com/" target="_blank">the Battery</a>&nbsp;and this insanely&nbsp;curated <a href="http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2014-04/ken-fulk-san-francisco-california-home-article" target="_blank">hilltop house</a>&mdash;is&nbsp;launching a home collection with <strong><a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a></strong>&nbsp;was received with gasps of anticipation and delight. And that's before we even saw the sneak-peek product images, below...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="nu6g4sMepW3" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nu6g4sMepW3"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/W-Rnbxeqhflx.jpg" title="KEN FULK FOR POTTERY BARN | LONNY.COM" alt="The Federal Mirror, $499." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank">Federal Mirror</a>, $499.</div> </div> </div> <p>Anglophilia alert!&nbsp;If, like us, you're a fan of canine bar accessories; intricate gilt-framed mirrors; caramel leather sectionals; and sinuous bar carts, sign up<a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank"> here</a>&nbsp;for a first look when the collection debuts in August.&nbsp;&ldquo;Pottery Barn was a very natural fit for me, as I've long admired their iconic American style,&rdquo; says Fulk. &ldquo;For our collection, I turned to my own life and the things I love for inspiration: travel, entertaining, my dogs, the daily rituals, and the special moments. This is a very personal collection, and is essentially an extension of who I am.&rdquo; You and me, Ken. You and me.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="gTDhgTEQade" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="gTDhgTEQade"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ep7jhmUeJ5Ux.jpg" title="KEN FULK FOR POTTERY BARN | LONNY.COM" alt="The Retriever Ice Bucket, $129, and Bottle Opener, $10.50. All products available in August." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank">Retriever Ice Bucket</a>, $129, and <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank">Bottle Opener</a>, $10.50. All products available in August.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:33:36 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/w4xPnWQdcgW/Ken+Fulk+Launches+Line+Pottery+Barn+Want w4xPnWQdcgW Birch Lane Goes To India <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>ravel is a never-ending source of inspiration. Whether a quick jaunt down&nbsp;the highway or a trip around the world, the wandering eye inevitably yields a burst of creative energy. When <strong><a href="http://www.birchlane.com/" target="_blank">Birch Lane</a></strong>, Wayfair's year-old lifestyle brand, set out to design a new India-inspired collection, there was no&nbsp;question that the team would travel straight to the source to experience the landscape and collaborate with local makers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="44JOrSoJ7Bj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="44JOrSoJ7Bj"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bYiA_MUz13lx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Birch Lane Goes To India" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LN_oo-G4-Y9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LN_oo-G4-Y9"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/uQQQe1Z-bHZx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Birch Lane founder and design director Meredith Mahoney (center left) and head merchant Kerrie Morrison negotiate with a local shopkeeper&nbsp;near a fabric market." /></div> <div class="below">Birch Lane founder and design director Meredith Mahoney (center left) and head merchant Kerrie Morrison negotiate with a local shopkeeper&nbsp;near a fabric market.</div> </div> </div> <p>"We find that designing our collections alongside the people who&nbsp;actually make them is the way to get great products&mdash;the collaboration is happening in real time, and the creative process is much more effective in person," says&nbsp;Birch Lane founder and design director Meredith&nbsp;Mahoney, who each season seeks&nbsp;to create an&nbsp;inspiring and accessible array of home goods for&nbsp;their shoppers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vqwUPVwnseJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="vqwUPVwnseJ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/vurJSUcpbCzx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Bedding buyer Jill Jones&nbsp;runs her fingers through shelves of floral-pattern fabrics." /></div> <div class="below">Bedding buyer Jill Jones&nbsp;runs her fingers through shelves of floral-pattern fabrics.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0vrPtyFF9Rv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="0vrPtyFF9Rv"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PtwVxbO93hOx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="The Birch Lane team&nbsp;was taken by the&nbsp;marble lattice and reflective tiles covering the exterior of the Taj Mahal.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The Birch Lane team&nbsp;was taken by the&nbsp;marble lattice and reflective tiles covering the exterior of the Taj Mahal.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6_6UyiUoK2-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6_6UyiUoK2-"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/OfZo2HBvHBAx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Birch Lane Goes To India" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Infused with contagious energy, deliberate detail, and vibrant color, the&nbsp;new <a href="http://www.birchlane.com/Passport-Collection-C1850778.html" target="_blank">Passport collection</a>&nbsp;echoes India's storied heritage. Intricate botanical&nbsp;motifs engraved on the exterior of the Agra Fort were translated onto placemats and linen napkins. Embroidered textiles sold by street vendors largely inspired the line's selection of patterned quilts. Bone-inlay accents, block-printed linens, and tasseled throw pillows round out the collection, all designed with the help of their trusted artisans. "Without their skills, creativity, and longstanding construction techniques, we would not have the products that drive our brand," says Mahoney. "The Birch Lane designers have a vision for the product we sell, but our makers bring it to life."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5chyB9WCZeV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5chyB9WCZeV"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9h7ADiES0vWx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="From ornate&nbsp;architecture to the buzzing streets of New Delhi, the sights and sounds of India found their way into the collection's designs." /></div> <div class="below">From ornate&nbsp;architecture to the buzzing streets of New Delhi, the sights and sounds of India found their way into the collection's designs.</div> </div> </div> <p>This global collaboration is equally as important as the relationship Birch Lane has with its&nbsp;growing customer base. The company is just as determined to bring responsibly sourced goods to its&nbsp;e-commerce site as they strive to provide&nbsp;worldly design to American homes. "India has such a rich heritage of patterns, colors, and design that is intrinsic in its culture, and most people don't get to experience it firsthand," says&nbsp;Mahoney. "We want to give&nbsp;that experience to our customers."</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/C32QRRuWEY8" data-style="width:1000px;height:602px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 602px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="C32QRRuWEY8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>The design trip wasn't only spent perfecting designs, however. The small team took the time to bask in the majesty of the Taj Mahal, marveling in the honeycomb-carved marble in the <em>pishtaqs</em>, and letting the colorful chaos of New Delhi engross their senses. Quieter moments, such as&nbsp;enjoying tea with their host family each morning and sharing American chocolates with their head seamstress, proved to be just as memorable and impactful.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cT9nl-S2J5i" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="cT9nl-S2J5i"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VekAf_R2HU1x.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="The team enjoyed&nbsp;a camelback ride to the Taj Maha.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The team enjoyed&nbsp;a camelback ride to the Taj Maha.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="25bBcneH9co" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="25bBcneH9co"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BI3KbGOwAB9x.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="A fabric market shows off a rainbow assortment of silk jacquard.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A fabric market shows off a rainbow assortment of silk jacquard.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>"It's humbling to meet people who&nbsp;have carried on cultural traditions for generations&mdash;hand-knotting rugs or block-printing fabrics&mdash;and [to see] how important those skills are to the identity of their communities," says Mahoney. With an eye to&nbsp;authenticity and quality, the brand's potential is truly global in reach.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/xlH3HnfrcIQ" data-style="width:800px;height:555px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 555px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="xlH3HnfrcIQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:44:31 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Escapes/articles/GcDp6609TQQ/Birch+Lane+Goes+To+India GcDp6609TQQ A Summer Wedding in the English Countryside <p><span class="dropcap">N</span>early 10&nbsp;years ago,&nbsp;Chelsea Green and James Minola, both students at the Rhode Island School of Design, signed up for a winter semester class in Guatemala that changed their lives forever. They met, discovered that they had several things in common (a Southern California upbringing; families that resided a mere six miles apart near Seattle; and a shared major, industrial design), and started dating not long after. Their courtship lead to the launch of <strong><a href="http://www.graindesign.com/" target="_blank">Grain</a></strong>, a sustainability-focused design business based on Washington&rsquo;s Bainbridge Island, and a proposal in 2012, at Manhattan&rsquo;s Morgan Library after their collaborative designs were spotlighted as part of New York Design Week. &ldquo;I was so surprised and excited and exhausted. I was really feeling all the feelings,&rdquo; Chelsea says.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="i7Xvhp2_xbi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="i7Xvhp2_xbi"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/TMjXiJq36Cax.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Summer Wedding in the English Countryside" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HdDTf7aARzR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="HdDTf7aARzR"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/iWb9e5GplCex.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="Chelsea and James Minola prepping for their big day in English finery (Alice Temperley and Paul Smith)." /></div> <div class="below">Chelsea and James Minola prepping for their big day in English finery (Alice Temperley and Paul Smith).</div> </div> </div> <p>When it came time to choose a wedding location, Chelsea&rsquo;s mind wandered to England&rsquo;s Chipping Campden&mdash;a historic market town in the Cotswolds, 90 miles northwest of London&mdash;where she spent time as a child visiting her paternal grandparents. &ldquo;When I told my mom, she started crying and said, &lsquo;That&rsquo;s the first place I took you when you were a baby. Let&rsquo;s figure out how to do it,&rsquo;&rdquo; recalls Chelsea. &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t have a global wedding in mind when I got engaged, but I knew we had to make it happen.&rdquo;</p> <p>The couple&rsquo;s background as designers came into play during the process. &ldquo;I took it on like [it was] a work project,&rdquo; says Chelsea. Because the planning had to take place from overseas, she created detailed mood boards for all of her vendors, many of whom she didn&rsquo;t have the chance to meet before the wedding. &ldquo;[Organizing details from a distance] was actually good,&rdquo; says Chelsea, &ldquo;because there&rsquo;s only a certain amount of time you should fuss over this stuff. When I showed up, maybe [the decor elements] weren&rsquo;t exactly what I had in mind&mdash;but they were beautiful and they were there and it was done.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lgbuvZmrQt_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="lgbuvZmrQt_"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/832THsS7qlqx.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Summer Wedding in the English Countryside" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KDcuk9PluDe" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KDcuk9PluDe"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GPyfOvj7AFtx.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Summer Wedding in the English Countryside" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/gdAqTQHKNrk" data-style="width:800px;height:536px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 536px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="gdAqTQHKNrk" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>Keeping the focus on the picturesque event locations&mdash;the medieval St. James&rsquo; church for the ceremony and a beautifully rustic barn at Mickleton Hills Farm for the reception&mdash;and using locally sourced materials were high priorities. &ldquo;Chipping Campden is such a magical place. We just had to try not to distract from what was already there,&rdquo; says Chelsea, who described her wedding aesthetic as &ldquo;relaxed English country.&rdquo; She encouraged her florist to use gathered wildflowers and foliage from hedgerows for the arrangements. And because many of their guests were visiting the Cotswolds for the first time, the couple requested a menu that drew on regional ingredients, including Gloucester Old Spot pork and Bibury trout. &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2WggH5PeLWt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2WggH5PeLWt"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Ys2uwD0G8k3x.jpg" title="TKENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="Local wildflowers and foliage made up the arrangements." /></div> <div class="below">Local wildflowers and foliage made up the arrangements.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="d-RsabvNYDS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="d-RsabvNYDS"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/asOO5eg-NKSx.jpg" title="TKENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="The ceremony took place on a sun-dappled summer afternoon." /></div> <div class="below">The ceremony took place on a sun-dappled summer afternoon.</div> </div> </div> <p>On the day of the wedding, Chelsea, who was staying at a Landmark Trust house just steps from St. James&rsquo;, got ready to the sounds of church bells ringing, which she recalls as one of her fondest memories. She wore a kaftan-style Alice Temperley gown and a crown of flowers, which also served to keep her veil&mdash;a vintage Italian style borrowed from a close friend&rsquo;s mother&mdash;in place. James, sticking with the English theme, donned a Paul Smith suit. The couple left the afternoon ceremony, which took place on an uncommonly warm and sunny day, to guest showering them with flower petals.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="T8FD1hwWLd0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="T8FD1hwWLd0"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-5r-zeRQWYAx.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="FROM TOP The couple exited to flower petals strewn by their guests. The dinner tables were lit by candles." /></div> <div class="below">FROM TOP The couple exited to flower petals strewn by their guests. The dinner tables were lit by candles.</div> </div> </div> <p>For the reception dinner, two long parallel tables, lit with plentiful candles, sat beneath draped garlands of hand-harvested foliage. The couple opted for local summer pudding with cr&egrave;me fraiche for dessert, rather than a traditional wedding cake, and followed the dinner with dancing&mdash;their first song was Johnny Cash and June Carter&rsquo;s <em>If I Were a Carpenter</em>. &ldquo;I love the line, &lsquo;I gave you my onliness. Give me your tomorrow,&rsquo;&rdquo; says Chelsea. Another of the bride&rsquo;s favorite moments came at the end of the evening as the party of 72 started to dwindle. The remaining guests grabbed the rest of the champagne bottles and a huge basket of cheese for the ride back to town&mdash;a fitting ending to the thoughtful yet unfussy wedding that James and Chelsea had planned together.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cHEk7QJdPjM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="cHEk7QJdPjM"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FuBBrDZfdmPx.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Summer Wedding in the English Countryside" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bPzfGcmxQN-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bPzfGcmxQN-"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HfDEUQHjlkPx.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="Regional ingredients, from Bibury trout to Gloucestor Old Spot pork, made up the couple's menu." /></div> <div class="below">Regional ingredients, from Bibury trout to Gloucestor Old Spot pork, made up the couple's menu.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget fc-unordered-list-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4ReArQ7cB9o" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/list_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="list_widget"><span class="maple">HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING FROM ABROAD</span> <p>Nearly every detail of the Minolas&rsquo; English countryside wedding had to be organized from eight time zones away. Here&rsquo;s how they pulled it off.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">SPLURGE ON THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER</h3> <p>Documenting your day is important, and Chelsea and James found ease knowing it would be done right. &ldquo;I was so relieved throughout the planning process knowing that Ben [Blood], our photographer and friend, was going to be there making everything look beautiful. Even if something didn&rsquo;t work out as planned, I knew he would find an angle,&rdquo; says Chelsea.</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">MAKE A MOOD BOARD</h3> <p>Early in the process, Chelsea created detailed documents with inspirational images, written descriptions, and even color chips to share with everyone she hired for the occasion. &ldquo;It helped me make decisions and communicate with the various vendors. Looking back, I [realize] it was a very important planning tool.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION EARLY</h3> <p>&ldquo;Due to parish law, we had to live in the village two weeks before the ceremony. That was one of the most special times for us,&rdquo; says Chelsea. It also served as a way for the couple to finalize details with their caterer and florist and put the finishing touches on the event.</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">GO WITH THE FLOW</h3> <p>&ldquo;We had to be chill about the process because we had to decide on some of the people we were working with without meeting them,&rdquo; says Chelsea. Her advice: focus on finding a great location, prepare as much as you can ahead of time, then try to relax on the day of the wedding&mdash;even if things don&rsquo;t work out entirely as planned.</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VchKhsNWxB4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="VchKhsNWxB4"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/V_3rbBb5fFDx.jpg" title="ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="The newlyweds and their first dance, to June Carter and Johnny Cash." /></div> <div class="below">The newlyweds and their first dance, to June Carter and Johnny Cash.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:46:20 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/zJUyLY7hS5H/Summer+Wedding+English+Countryside zJUyLY7hS5H Dreamy Guest Rooms, the Ultimate Bonfire, and the Deep Truth About Dark Interiors <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pbVmY8yGGY9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pbVmY8yGGY9"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/xPoUaeX9_cYx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Dreamy Guest Rooms, the Ultimate Bonfire, and the Deep Truth About Dark Interiors" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>10 Summer Guest Rooms You'll Never Want to Leave</strong></em><br />Built-in storage, vintage Marimekko quilts, and more than a hint of nautical flair &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/simple-serene-guestrooms-10-favorites" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>How to Build the Ultimate Bonfire</strong></em><br />Pile on the blankets&nbsp;and pack the enamelware for a beach picnic complete with s'mores&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2015/06/25/what-you-need-for-the-ultimate-bonfire/" target="_blank">Style Me Pretty</a></p> <p><em><strong>Style Crush: Claiborne Swanson Frank</strong></em><br />The modern socialite and her updated-trad interiors&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="http://ripandtan.jennikayne.com/profile-claiborne-swanson-frank/" target="_blank">Rip + Tan</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Deep Truth About Dark Interiors</strong></em><br />Instant Hitchcockian vibe? All you need are a few layers of inky hues&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/dark-interiors/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pretty in Paris</strong></em><br />A classically beautiful passage at the Palais-Royale&nbsp;&ndash; Mr. Porter via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4Yy-GnvEDC/?taken-by=mrporterlive" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>At Home at the Edge of the World</strong></em><br />A larger-than-life moment in Finland&nbsp;&ndash; Passion Passport via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4ZQXZVqWCj/?taken-by=passionpassport" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:12:51 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/LddcR8lLF1z/Dreamy+Guest+Rooms+Ultimate+Bonfire+Deep+Truth LddcR8lLF1z The Perfect Beach Tent for Summer <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="bWWGQZ4tbj_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bWWGQZ4tbj_"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Z2zSZckRMGax.jpg" title="LOVIN' SUMMER | LONNY.COM" alt="Eleven feet of shade will accommodate the gang (or a lavish beach picnic for two)." /></div> <div class="below">Eleven feet of shade will accommodate the gang (or a lavish beach picnic for two). <div class="below attribution">All images courtesy of Lovin' Summer Beach Tents</div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">G</span>reetings from sunny Cape Cod this week, where I find&nbsp;myself wishing I'd packed one of these. (Instead, today my family and I committed the beach faux pas of using a rain umbrella for shade.) Next time I head to the shore, one of these&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://lovinsummer.com/" target="_blank">Lovin' Summer</a></strong>&nbsp;beach tents will be&nbsp;slung over my shoulder.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="7VW3rnsy7k5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="7VW3rnsy7k5"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8w0uK_Bj3bnx.jpg" title="LOVIN' SUMMER | LONNY.COM" alt="FROM FAR LEFT The Biarritz, South Beach, Bondi, and Santorini, each $169." /></div> <div class="below">FROM FAR LEFT The Biarritz, South Beach, Bondi, and Santorini, each $169.</div> </div> </div> <p>Made of UPF fabric in fun, non-jarring patterns, the tents can be set up by one person (watch the video <a href="http://lovinsummer.com/instructions/" target="_blank">here</a>) and provide up to 11 feet of coverage. And just like that, your beach vacation got a little bit better.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="SY9GLAyBB_v" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SY9GLAyBB_v"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/MavrBqyR3EDx.jpg" title="LOVIN' SUMMER | LONNY.COM" alt="The Perfect Beach Tent for Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:28 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Family+Living+2015/articles/nhDH2AF-PrD/Perfect+Beach+Tent+Summer nhDH2AF-PrD Moody Interiors, Maximalist Inspo, and 20 Movies to Watch Before You Decorate <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bNyJhkY9aXw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bNyJhkY9aXw"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/o3xwDIaLwFkx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Moody Interiors, Maximalist Inspo, and 20 Movies to Watch Before You Decorate" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>10 Ways to Create a Moody Interior</strong></em><br />Cozy textiles, the right lighting, and layers of patina, for starters&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://decor8blog.com/2015/06/24/10-ways-create-a-moody-interior/#more-43457" target="_blank">decor8</a></p> <p><em><strong>Tour this Soulful Copenhagen Home</strong></em><br />White-painted floors&nbsp;and textured walls create a compelling canvas&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://trendland.com/rebecca-uths-copenhagen-home/" target="_blank">Trendland</a></p> <p><em><strong>More, More, More: Maximalism to the Max</strong></em><br />Because we can never have enough chinoiserie, champagne, or crystal chandeliers&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2015/06/design-decor-inspiration-maximalism-vol-01-no-04/" target="_blank">This is Glamorous</a></p> <p><em><strong>20 Movies to Watch Before You Decorate</strong></em><br />Wes Anderson, Nancy Meyers, and <em>Coco Chanel &amp; Igor Stravinsky</em>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/g2557/movies-to-watch-before-decorating/" target="_blank">ELLE DECOR</a></p> <p><em><strong>First Impressions</strong></em><br />A morning moment starring a marble console&nbsp;&ndash; One Kings Lane via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4WvGs6Flid/?taken-by=onekingslane" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Bedside Manner</strong></em><br />A quiet slice of luxe to begin and end the day&nbsp;&ndash; Kapito Muller via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4WaLGnjFtl/?taken-by=kapitomullerinterior" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:09:27 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/-3DYO1L99KB/Moody+Interiors+Maximalist+Inspo+20+Movies -3DYO1L99KB Easy Weekend Breakfast: Goat-Cheese Pancakes with Raspberries <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ocFh-OgaJva" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ocFh-OgaJva"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eSu4WC_DO3kx.jpg" title="Easy Weekend Breakfast: Raspberry Goat Cheese Pancakes Recipe | Lonny.com" alt="Easy Weekend Breakfast: Raspberry Goat Cheese Pancakes Recipe" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.thejewelsofny.com/">Photos &copy; The Jewels of New York</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Summer in New York City&mdash;and the country, and the beach, we imagine&mdash;is prime time for <a href="/Julia+Leach's+Checklist+For+Summer+Guests">overnight guests</a>, and while we have no doubt you've made arrangements for dinner and activities throughout the day, breakfast is generally left to chance. Or at least it was until you stumbled upon these piled-high beauties. Delicate raspberry-topped pancakes are on Lonny contributor <a href="/search?q=diana+yen&amp;type=all">Diana Yen</a>'s short list of low-fuss meals&nbsp;to serve visitors the morning after. "I break out the cast-iron griddle, which is my secret to pancakes with perfect crisp edges and fluffy melt-in-your-mouth centers," says Yen. Another secret: she folds&nbsp;goat cheese into the batter to lend&nbsp;a layer of moistness and richness that ups the elegance factor without adding much effort. After all, sitting down to a big stack of flapjacks&nbsp;for a weekend <a href="/9+Breakfast+Recipes+to+Kick-Start+Your+Morning+Routine">breakfast</a>&nbsp;is a treat in itself, whether you're <a href="/Entertaining">entertaining</a>&nbsp;for a crowd or enjoying them on a quiet Saturday on your own. So go ahead, indulge a little. And if anyone asks, tell them Lonny made you do it.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="jMyCzqSXDjT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jMyCzqSXDjT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/y9mC5SionHVx.jpg" title="Easy Weekend Breakfast: Raspberry Goat Cheese Pancakes Recipe | Lonny.com" alt="Easy Weekend Breakfast: Raspberry Goat Cheese Pancakes Recipe" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Raspberry Goat Cheese Pancakes</strong><br /><strong>Serves 2-4</strong></p> <p><em>For the Raspberry Topping</em><br />- 1 pint raspberries<br />- 1 tablespoon sugar<br />- 1 tablespoon lemon juice</p> <p>Using a fork, smash the raspberries with the sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.</p> <p><em>For the Pancakes</em><br />- 4 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled<br />- 1 large egg, beaten<br />- &frac34; cup milk<br />- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br />- &frac12; teaspoon vanilla extract<br />- 2 tablespoons sugar<br />- 2 teaspoons baking powder<br />- pinch of salt<br />- grated zest from one lemon<br />- 1 cup all-purpose flour<br />- maple syrup, for drizzling</p> <p>In an electric mixer, combine the goat cheese, egg, milk, butter, and vanilla extract over medium-low speed until just combined. Reduce speed to low and add in the sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Slowly add in the flour until just mixed (lumps are okay).</p> <p>Preheat a large, oiled skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spoon batter onto skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until browned on the underside. Flip over and cook the other side. Serve warm. 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