The snow is thawing, the ice has melted, I am receiving my daily allotment of Vitamin D, and spring seems to be creeping around the corner. Even little bulbs find themselves poking through the soil and tulips are back in our local bodega. We’ve officially entered the season of pastel hues and lawn picnics.

Spring Has Sprung
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  1.  – The Sia cropped T-shirt in slub-cotton by Elizabeth and James is the perfect peach.
  2.  – Crafted from crisp cotton sateen, this classic pencil skirt sports a lush and lemony floral print that’s arguably a wearable work of art. It’s from Italy’s Luigi Verga, founded in 1940 and famous for its digital and hand-painted motifs.
  3.   – A simple, elegant leather sandal with a single wide strap at the front and leather heel cup at the back. Go ahead and frolic.
  4.  – Functional, versatile, yet playful, the Sally is a key bag for Spring ’15.
  5.  – A delicate gold bracelet featuring a spring green enamel diamond-shaped clasp. Go green.
  6.  – Betsey Johnson’s Spring Fling purple flower rhinestone stud earrings belong in your costume jewelry collection.
  7.  – Guard against the unpredictable seasonal weather with Burberry Prorsum’s  umbrella.
  8.   – This elegant pillow adds a luxurious style accent to the home. It’s hand loomed from a blend of beautifully soft llama, merino wool, pure merino sheep fur detailing.
  9. – As inspiration Stelton watched the changing colors of Danish nature. The highly insulated glass insert in these jugs will keep your beverages hot (or cold) whilst looking great. Perfect for your morning coffee, afternoon tea or spring-time lemonade.
  10.  – Go ahead and celebrate the weather. The unique design of GoVino’s set of four champagne flutes makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite bubbly on-the-go.
  11.  – Sharon Montrose has a way with animals. This little flamingo is better and brighter than your favorite plastic lawn ornament.
  12. – Even if you don’t possess a green thumb, you can still bring the tranquility of nature into your home with artist Melissa Moore’s illuminated ecosystem. A minimal, contemporary bell jar frames and protects the fragile mosses and spindly greens inside.

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

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Eat Your Vegetables

It’s spring, and I spent the weekend buying flower seeds, and planting a miniature vegetable garden with my nephews. There is something so exciting about this season of rebirth and planting. The colors are verdant, the mood is hopeful, and winter has finally thawed!

Botanical Citrus Tablecloth from Williams-SonomaBrightened with a ripe lemon and delicate citrus blossoms, the tablecloth sets a warm tone for year-round dining.
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Nordic Living, by the Nordic Design Collective, rather than Do It Yourself, Grow it Yourself.  Styling by Linda Åhman, photography by Maria Richardsson. 
Swedish Elle Decor, botanical print rooms
Photography by Petra Bindel for Swedish Elle Interiör via Blueprint.
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It’s time to celebrate the bounty of the earth by showcasing a colorful array of fruits, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and greenery. Vintage botanical illustrations are always a classic choice evoking an English Cottage. One part shabby, two parts chic.

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With the advent of spring, and the warm winds slowly sweeping through New York City, I am reminded of new birth. This cyclical times of year brings to life the bulbs that have been hiding beneath soggy soils, the buds on sidewalk hedges, and the nude shades of fresh, farmer’s market eggs. Quail Eggs and Coastal Living

A quail egg, speckled in cream and brown, pairs nicely with a modern and minimalist kitchen.  Less is more with carefully chosen palm leaves and gourds. Photo by Tria Giovan for Coastal Living.

Crow Eggs and Scandinavian, Midcentury Modern Accents

Karl Anderson photographs a saccharine, Scandinavian dinging room complete with white Moroccan tagines, mid-century modern curves and light wooden accents. The interior’s colors highlight the blotched bluish-green to pale olive of a crow egg.

The Brown Gloss of a Common Loon Egg

The glossy, lacquered sheen of a common loon egg lends itself to the high impact, brown hue of a living room or den. Brown is considered a color of comfort and security. David Hicks, who is considered the James Bond of interior design, painted the walls and ceilings in his apartment a “Coca-Cola color”. The trend of a dark brown space took off ever since. Room image via Shelterness.

Spring has sprung! Egg-celent! Don’t mind my horrible puns…