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Book of the Week: Travel + Leisure’s 100 Greatest Trips

Travel + Leisure, a magazine that I have been hooked on since 1989 (my friend Judith gave me a gift subscription as a teen), is known as the leader in directing thousands in the right direction when it comes to planning the perfect vacation. As a reader for 18 years, they have helped me put the dollup of whipped cream on all of my travel plans, that extra touch that I may not have ever known of had I not read about it in their magazine. This is why I am so excited to tell you about the new title from Travel + Leisure magazine, a gorgeous 287 page book called, “100 Greatest Trips”.

Categorized by country, from the United States to to western Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and beyond, this book is jam packed with hundreds of beautiful photos arranged neatly around quick bites of information (it isn’t text heavy) in clean, modern typeface.


Inside you’ll find everything from shopping expeditions to culinary tours, driving vacations, beach getaways, art and culture explorations, outdoor adventures, travel tips, mini-guides, and listings of recommended hotels, restaurants, shops, galleries, musuems, and tour operators. The best part, everything they suggest seems to be within my budget! Score! (This isn’t too common in most travel books, as they tend to cater towards the money crowd.)


Shot by some of T+L’s award-winning photographers, it’s one of those books that grabs, and keeps, your attention. It’s one that you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again, it’s almost a cookbook for travel. I love it because there are so many delicious interior shots that it gave me loads of inspiration. I highly suggest it either for yourself, or to give as a gift.


decor8 gives it: 5 stars
newsstand price: $34.95
amazon price: $24.12 (and comes shrink wrapped, so you can crack the spine. I know, I’m a dork, but I love being the first person to open a book.)
available here at amazon.


See more photos of this book here.

(images snapped by holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Books + Magazines on January 05, 2007
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Survey Monkey Time!


I’ve actually never done this before, but I figured since it’s a new year, why not see what you all think about decor8 before I start planning for ’07 and beyond, right? Your thoughts mean so much to me, so if you have a moment, click here to take an anonymous survey – only 10 questions, short + sweet!

I’d like to add that many of the questions ask for you to answer them in your own words, so please do that and be careful not to skip over them. Thanks!

Thank you so much, I’ll see you tomorrow! :)

(image from 10 cent designer. it’s not a survey monkey, it’s a sock monkey, but i thought it was far too adorable to pass up.)

Posted in inspiration, small business on January 04, 2007

Orla Kiely Chair at Anthropologie


So… Most of us are Orla lovers, what do you think about her Pear chair over at Anthropologie this season? Like it or? I’d love to see it on a different frame, perhaps a more mid century style chair like the drayton from Jonathan Adler… Your thoughts?
(images from anthropologie)

Posted in furniture, shopping on January 04, 2007

Amy Smyth Made It


A big thanks to the talented Amy Smyth for writing in about her new line of greeting cards. Based on her illustrations, her cards are whimsical and fun while maintaining a sense of ‘grown up’ so you can take them seriously – and I love her sense of color and style,with my favorites being (of course) the trees, fruits, and flowers. Great combinations.

psst: Her moving announcements are the best I’ve seen because they aren’t geared towards those who have an actual home – yeah urban dwellers!

Thanks for the tip, Amy!

(image from amy smyth)

Posted in stationery on January 04, 2007

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