August 18, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 31

Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a great week.  We are happy to be back to our “normal” routine over here after a couple weeks of travel.  We know Henry appreciates all the extra cuddles that we’re more than happy to provide.  Our travel schedule will resume in just two weeks, so we are definitely not taking these quiet days for granted at all.  At the end of the month we will be heading to London for a week before traveling to Seattle for the Create & Cultivate Conference.  It will be a busy time for us, so we are working our butts off to try to get things ready for our Casita demo start date which is only ten days away now.  The details are being ironed out and that project is just about to get under way.  This weekend we will be seeing some friends, hopefully a movie, and running our usual errands around town.  We finally have some cooler mornings and nights over here, so we’re going to enjoy every minute of them.  Below are some of our favorite links and shopping finds from around the web this week.  Enjoy!


August 17, 2017 |

An Airbnb Experience in SF

San Francisco Victorian Home Tour - New Darlings Travel Lifestyle Blog

Thank you to Airbnb for partnering on this post and gifting us this beautiful experience in SF. As always all thoughts & opinions are our own.

During our time in San Francisco, we had the pleasure of joining Jay, an SF resident for almost 40 years, on a Victorian Home Walk. We strolled through the curving streets of SF for two hours together, learning about the various types of architecture and the city’s landscape design. You might remember the floral design experience we signed up for in Paris a few months back. We enjoyed ourselves so much last time, that we decided to do another and were excited to partner with Airbnb on the experience in San Francisco. This afternoon did not disappoint. READ MORE

August 16, 2017 |

Weekend Uniform

Not gonna lie, on the weekends we’re pretty bad about getting up and at ’em. We often run around like a couple of chickens with our heads cut off during the week, so our weekends are our time to enjoy our house, cook together, and relax. However, one thing we noticed that helps get our day started is getting up and getting dressed right away. This usually motivates us to get the day started, whether it be running to the grocery store or just feeling ready if we decide to catch a movie or join friends for lunch. READ MORE

August 15, 2017 |

Eyelet Details

New Darlings Style Blog French Girl Style Top Knot Lace Blouse
I’m sucker for anything with lace or eyelet detailing so when I saw this blouse from J.Crew, I thought it would be perfect for our trip to SF. I layered it with a classic trench for a day at the market, with some bold accessories.

August 14, 2017 |

Our Guesthouse: Color Scheme & Design Choices

A shed turned Guest suiteimage via

Last month we started talking about plans for the guesthouse. Layout, timeline, all the important stuff. After getting some of the major stuff out of the way like, deciding to raise the floor to meet the driveway elevation (to prevent any potential flooding after a big rain), removing the garage door to create a large open window, removing ceiling beams and raising the roof a few feet to compensate for the floor being raised, and AC unit, we’re now beginning to think about the fun part: decor and color scheme. READ MORE

August 11, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 30

New Darlings Summer StyleEverlane shirt | Madewell denim | Gucci loafers (similar) and bag | Kate Spade sunglasses

Live from New York… Ha! We switched coasts this week and headed from San Francisco to New York City for a fun project and dinner we attended last night on Ellis Island.  Sometimes life hands you some really amazing things and you just say thank you and enjoy every minute of it.  We’ve had a good week going from coast to coast, seeing some family while in New York and getting to go home to our house tonight to see our pup. He’s been partying hard with his best friend back in Phoenix.  😉 We’re excited to slow down for a couple weeks before heading back out on the road (or sky) at the end of the month.  We love our home in Phoenix, but definitely don’t mind missing a few weeks here and there during the summertime.  We have a few hours left here in SoHo before hopping on our flight tonight, so we’ll catch you guys on the other side of the weekend.  Have a good one and enjoy some links we’ve compiled over the week after the jump!


August 9, 2017 |

5 Favorite Places to Buy Eyeglasses Online

Warby Parker glasses | J.Crew trench | JBrand jeans | Chloe bag | Moorea Seal necklace

I was one of those kids who had braces and got glasses at the same time, which was during my last year in middle school. Let’s just say I didn’t feel super stylish walking into high school, which now looking back on was pretty silly. Childhood insecurities. I remember harping over it, like most adolescents do leading up to the first day of school. Just to add to it all, in the midst of my glasses/braces fit, a family member so kindly reminded me “guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” They all got a good chuckle out of it, while I acted dramatic about the whole thing, leaning up against our very Brady Bunch-esque orange countertops in the kitchen. Well, I got over it pretty quickly and learned that whole misquote of Dorothy Parker, was ridiculous.

Now, I wear my glasses proudly and love how they also act as accessory to any outfit. Here are my go-to places for buying glasses online: READ MORE

August 8, 2017 |

Day to Night Denim

Easy Everyday Outfits for Men
We’re always talking about keeping it simple and classic around here.  Those are two guidelines we try to think of when adding pieces to our small, historic closets.  We don’t have a ton of storage, so we are very mindful with what we bring in.  For menswear, Mr. Porter is my go-to.  They carry everything from grooming to formalwear and everything in between.  Their online space is beautifully curated and we love reading their editorial pieces for inspiration.  We recently partnered together to add a few pieces of menswear for our trip to San Francisco.


August 7, 2017 |

Our Backyard Bistro Area: The Plan

We have been working on our second patio area with the Havenly team and are looking forward to putting the finishing touches on it when we get back to town. The goal for this space is to create a tranquil reading area off the guest house (when that’s completed). The previous owners used the space as their BBQ/outdoor dining area. We placed our dining table in another spot in the yard and are excited to use this space as an area for guests to relax and nosh on some treats together. READ MORE

August 4, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 29

Greetings from San Francisco! We decided to skip town for the next few days to the Bay Area.  We’ve been indoors for much of the last month and it’s been so refreshing to spend some time outside, walking from shop to shop, and sitting on park benches just people watching and sight seeing.  We’ve been drinking all the coffee SF will offer us and thinking about heading over to the SFMOMA today to grab a few things for our home. It’s been over a year since our last time in San Francisco  and we’re thrilled to be visiting our favorite spots all over again, in addition to so many we missed out on.  If you’ve been here before we don’t have to hype this city up, but if you haven’t… we definitely recommend spending some time here. (You can view last year’s city guide here.)  This is one of our favorite American cities to explore and we’d love to make this trip more often from here on out.  We’ve been out and about most of our time here so far,  we’ve found some great links around the web plus some favorite items, while getting in our caffeine fix.  Enjoy!


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