Inspiration + Week(end) Roll Call

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Took one look at this photo and thought...."are you kidding me? Is this place real?!" Let's just be sure we are all catching the big picture here.....the walls, an old fireplace and mantle at the end of a gorgeous claw foot tub with an overhead shower.....I need to live here!

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Little re-cap of this lovely 4-day work week:

- My friends Nathan and Kathleen (from Three Sisters Three Cities) departed for a 2 month adventure thru Europe. Follow their travels at 'Backpacking For Two'..... so I can be sure there are others just as jealous as I.

- Attention music nerds: the Spotify US site is up and you can sign up for invites for when they do launch in the US (http://www.spotify.com/int/coming-to-the-us/). If you're thinking...."Spota-waht?".....no fret....Spotify is a super popular digital music service out of Sweden that has had massively huge success in the European world but haven't venured to the US market yet because, word on the street, they haven't finalized deals with a few labels *ahem, Warner*. Read more in this LA Times article for some background --> here

- Discovered the most adorable little nugget jewelry by A Merry Mishap ---> here

- Get familiar with the non-profit 'Hello Somebody'. They are on a mission to feed the hungry around the globe. Hello Somebody’s first action to end hunger provided 50,000 meals to homeless and desperate Haitians. In their inaugural year, Hello Somebody provided food for over one million starving people. Please read about the mission and check out the ways you can help.

- An amazingly simple, adorable and easy DIY fur bag by Heart + Bleecker! Get inspired and check out her tips here --> here

- Mark your calendars NYC ladies.....Housing Works is having another warehouse sale called 'Buy The Bag' where you pay $25 for a bag and then have freedom to fill up with all the clothes, accessories and everything in between from their amazing warehouse full of designer threads! Get ready for the elbows to fly! All the fun aside, Housing Works is an amazing organization here in NYC that is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. They have provided lifesaving services, such as housing, medical and mental health care, meals, job training, drug treatment, HIV prevention education, and social support to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. How could you not want to pay $25 to wrestle other women for cheap designer clothes knowing it goes towards such a good cause?! I know I'll be there!

Hope everyone has a marvelous weekend!

 photo via: Nuevo Estilo