One of the most valuable things I’ve learned over the past few years is that taking the time to discover what you enjoy most will greatly influence the amount of happiness, as well as success, you will you experience in your day-to-day life. One individual that reinforces this would be our close family friend, Lea Barksdale. Lea is hands down one of the cutest women I have ever met, and if you have ever had the chance to see her house, you will instantly agree – think The Greenbrier meets Lilly Pulitzer, just omg! Though Lea’s taste in fashion and home decor was always evident, I am more than excited to share her newest passion – art!
When decorating a room, I always love to start with one large abstract painting and go from there. By finding one piece that I can’t live without, it is all the inspiration I need to furnish and accessorize any room. I am completely in love with Lea’s acrylic and oil paintings and the way each piece brings a space to life! I love the way each of these paintings could match any style, whether a beach house with this, a classic home with this, or my favorite, a bold and modern room complete with a huge painting like this! Check our some of my favorites below and click here to visit the website to learn more:
This past weekend, I flew to Park City, Utah for a fun (whirlwind) experience at Sundance Film Festival. Though I am quite the amateur in the world of film, I had such an amazing time all weekend – especially attending the Last Days in the Desert premiere with my boyfriend and getting to hear firsthand all about the film from Ewen McGregor himself. I definitely recommend checking out the film when it hits theaters!!
Apart from all of the festivities, we decided to spend the afternoon skiing at Park City Resort, which was an absolute blast! Investing in a great ski jacket is one lesson I learned from my sister, Blair, this weekend after she let me borrow her favorite Moncler ski coat for the trip. The light and roomy fit of this jacket kept me warmer than any coat I’ve ever worn and was really all I needed to pair with my ColdGear for an afternoon on the slopes – Thanks, sis! Check out my ski look below and shop the links to get my style: