getaway

cabin bedroom tour + before & after

cabin bedroom before & after // smitten studioSpeaking of Michigan, it has been a while since I shared anything on the status of the cabin. We basically finished up most of our projects here in time to start our home renovation back in LA. Our last trip consisted of some spring cleaning and not much else work-wise, but I was finally able to take some photos of the full finished bedroom. It really has become a lovely peaceful getaway.

cabin bedroom before & after // smitten studiocabin bedroom bunkbeds, before & after // smitten studiocabin bedroom before & after // smitten studioMore images of the space, some side by side before and after photos, and all the sources after the jump.

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in my bag: anniversary date night

anniversary getaway - in my bag // smitten studioLet me start off by saying I am a huge fan of traditions, old ones and especially starting new ones. Tomorrow is Rupert and my 4 year wedding anniversary and we started a few traditions of our own since we’ve been married. The first being that I wear a white dress, we find a pretty spot and recite our vows to each other. This is my favorite. We get married all over again every year, just the two of us.

The second tradition is that we take turns planning a little getaway to celebrate and it’s a surprise to the other every year. This year it is Rupert’s turn to plan, so I am in the dark of where we are headed but my bag is packed and I am so ready to go. I’ve got my date night outfit ready, a gorgeous card from Rifle, a bikini in case there’s a pool or beach, some slinky lingerie, and an overnight bag to throw it all in.

Do you guys have any fun anniversary traditions?

Shopping Guide: 1. Card by Rifle Paper // 2. Love swing dress from Asos // 3. Camden Bag from Madewell // 4. Floral bikini by Zimmerman // 5. Nude heels from Asos // 6. Beaded clutch by Moyna // 7. Lingerie by Lascivious // 8. Crystal crush bobbi by Ban.do

from the weekend: palm springs getaway

05.13.13 weekendIt was high time to get out of the house and get in some relaxation time. Rupe surprised me with a weekend trip to Palm Springs to take a break from the busy whirlwind my days have become lately and to celebrate his almost finished recovery after surgery. We happily swam, read, ate, and relaxed the weekend away at Korakia Pensione.

Images by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)