let summer commence! it took us new englanders awhile to get here {we really don’t have spring anymore} but the nice weather is finally upon us and i. am. ready. as memorial day weekend approaches, a ton of sales have already kicked off and one i’m always excited about is the serena & lily sale. pretty much everything they sell and every space they touch is a total dream. lots of neutrals, organic textures, shades of blues.

my s&l friends were kind enough to send me a set of the capri fouta towels and they are SO soft, SO cheerful + SO needed! hubs got a jeep wrangler last year and it inspired to take more spontaneous day trips. one time we ended up in the ocean on plum island and of course had no towels nor extra clothing but this year i shall be prepared! i plan to stock up on more of these towels in the sale…which begins today and runs through may 28. everything* is 20% off in stores and online with code SUMMERPREP so it’s the perfect time to snag anything you may have been eyeing, especially their outdoor furniture + accessories.

i’ve rounded up some of my favorite outdoor + beach finds below…happy shopping!

mStarr design / serena + lily memorial day weekend sale

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ps. for my boston-area friends, a new serena & lily store is coming to chestnut hill. hooray!

*exclusions: final sale items, gift certificates, art and the limited-edition PUBLIC® C7 bike.


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i’m back with the next installment of our weekly maker series {i skipped a week, sorry!} and today i’m introducing you to joinery, which is another company i stumbled on after falling down the instagram rabbit hole and i’m so glad i did!

in their own words…"joinery is a place where all kinds of good things come together. it’s a collage of whimsy and restraint, an ode to vintage and a nod to experimentation, a mixture of the familiar with the exotic.” joinery started as a storefront in brooklyn in 2012 and eventually went 100% online with a focus on production of handmade textiles woven in their studio in brazil.


but it’s not just their textiles! how good is that basket above? and stunning walnut bench?! and i must say that for handcrafted items, the pricing is surprisingly affordable {plus some items are on sale right now}.

i just LOVE the look and feel of both their products and their website. the photography is utterly dreamy and earthy and really makes me want to buy everything. i love me some color but joinery truly nails the neutral game. i’ve rounded up some favorites below!


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