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sweet dreams...



As much as I love the idea of bright colors in bedding, I have a hard time committing and tend to favor neutrals instead. So I'm loving these color-blocked and striped pieces from Unison for their mix-and-match appeal that offer a step in a bright direction for bedding color commitment phobes like me. — Joy

jam sessions...

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I have deep affection towards any kind of "something of the month" club...whether it be bacon, fruit, cheese {or shoes!}, so I love the idea of sending these artisanal jam sessions to the fruit jam enthusiasts in my life. Dagstani & Sons in Denver makes small-batch jam that is sourced locally, organic, and wild whenever possible for pairings that are out of this world. I had a chance to taste the Meyer Lemons and Cara Cara Oranges and the Pear Vanilla jams, and they taste like grown-up candy in a jar. I partnered the Pear Vanilla jam with goat cheese, mixing the sweetness of the jam with the slightly tart goat cheese for a creamy, salty, and sweet version of cheese and crackers... — Joy

{top photo by Michael Wright, bottom photos by Oh Joy, jam from Dagstani & Sons*}

happy friday + smiles aplenty...


Happy Friday all! There's been lots of fun and photo booth action going on around here lately. So I thought I'd leave you today with these fun Smilebooth pics of Bob and I from Bri's birthday party the other night. Here were are re-enacting our wedding day....ha, fun times. Looking forward to more smiley times in Palm Springs on Sunday at Hitched! Hope to see some of you there!

And, congrats to Jess from New Jersey for being the winner of our winter "this & that" giveaway! Be sure to get in on the special offer action as Gretel and EmersonMade's reader discounts {see bottom of this post} will only be available till Monday! Have a great weekend all! — Joy

feeling dandelion & blush..


{1. Studio Bel Vetro pendant {via Coco & Kelley}, 2. Kate Spade fierce flats, 3. change purse from Anthropologie, 4. Anne Paso bird ornament, 5. rose gold heart earrings from CatBird, 6. Madewell sweater, 7. Vanity Fair's Proust book, 8. J.Crew pouchette. — Joy}

table for two...


With Valentine's day around the corner, here are some savory things to indulge in with your Valentine...with some sweet suggestions to come next week! — Joanna

{1. heart-shaped egg fry rings from Williams-Sonoma, 2. luscious langoustine dinner plate from Anthropologie, 3. Terrain organic lavender flowers, 4. heart cutting board from Urban Outfitters, 5. surf & turf dinner for two from Sur la Table, 6. Jamie Oliver Three Measures of Pleasure infused oils.} 

love these...

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I'm kind of a pedestal fanatic and currently loving the mix of white & wood, so these new wooden pedestals from Iacoli & McAllister are so up my alley. I love the mix of modern simplicity with classic craftsmanship. — Joy

{As a special to celebrate their new shop, the folks at I&A are offering 15% off to Oh Joy readers through next Wednesday! Simply enter WELOVEOHJOY at checkout. Thanks guys!}

this & that...


...for your next garden party, wear this necklace by New Fashioned Whispers, entertain guests with that set of napkins by Crate and Barrel... — Bekka

{closet & casa} with nicolette owen...


who: Nicolette Owen, Floral Designer

in her closet: I treasure handmade pieces from friends, and these beauties were designed by my dear friend Fay Andrada. I've worn them nearly everyday since I got them so in turn she ended up naming them "the Nicolette's"!

in her casa: This antique milk crate table was a surprise gift from my friend's father! Miles is an excellent craftsman, and I've been admiring his woodwork for years. I recently redid my living room {I painted it dusty pink!} and it was the perfect addition with the beautiful wood top and metal frame—I love it! I feel so lucky to have one of his pieces in my home.

Thanks Nicolette!

{photos by Nicolette & Miles}

fun with friends...


During the photo shoot for the new Ban.do collection, Jen & Jamie asked a few of their friends to join in on the glitzy superstar action. This meant...putting on a cute outfit, getting our hair & makeup done professionally, putting on a Ban.do {or several} to our heart's content, then making silly faces in their sexy shiny mylar photo booth...um, how could we say no?!? Here are a few fun shots from the day. You might see some familiar faces here for sure...role call: Bri, Amanda, Elizabeth, Jaimi, Catherine, Jen, Lydia, Shoko, Jaime, Margaux, and I'm in the polka dotted dress!} — Joy

{photos by Ban.do}

hot pants...


Ever since I ordered a pair of pink pants from J.Crew {that sadly had a too baggy fit and had to be returned}, I've been on a mission to find another pair of slim-legged bright pants for the spring. So I'm loving the colors of these poppy pants from Zara and on the hunt for other not-too-pricy pairs like these. And, PS. Why doesn't Zara have an online shop?Joy