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Sconce Up Your Life — $100 and Under

July 31, 2014

I never was much of a Spice Girl fan but I do hope you’re now humming the 90s favorite Spice Up Your Life as we discuss my secret obsession with sconces.

Sconces are one of those things that do not get nearly the amount of love or attention that they deserve. A source of light — and happiness for me — sconces are a great way to illuminate a room and add some flair to a blank wall. Below are some great sconces I found online that are all under $100. Except for one, oops. 



#0 — Super modern, super interesting to look at. I bet it would cast a really neat shadow on the wall too from the double lightbulbs. $69

#1 — Finally, something from Restoration Hardware is on sale… Their stuff is so ridiculously expensive. $75

#2 — Great bronze sconce for cheap. Lowe’s has surprisingly great light fixtures, Wilson and I bought almost all of our fixtures for our old house from Lowe’s. Mad respect. $80

#3 — Simple, beautiful. Two of these pretties would be perfect flanking a bed or in a bathroom. $90

#4 — These are my FAVORITE! I love them — on Etsy for only $75! Holla. 

#5 — I really love this sconce too and I’ve never seen any like them before. On Crate and Barrel for $90.

#6 — Mmk so this sconce is stupid expensive so do NOT buy it, but it’s so pretty I wanted to show it to you anyway. Sorry. $447. I promise I haven’t been drinking yet.

#7 — This one is a little too ornate for my taste, but it’s pretty regardless. $80

#8 — Another great simple light fixture. Simple is the new black. $80

#9 — Very modern and unexpected. $100

#10 — This sconce is neat because it’s a candle. Candles are cool. $71

Sconces are like champagne — simple, delicious and always make you happy. Go buy some, you won’t regret it.

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Silver Spoon Taste on a Silver Spoon Budget

October 30, 2013

A few weeks ago Wilson and I visited his good friend Neill in New York City, or as Wilson and I like to call it — The Big City. Neill has hosted Wilson and I several times at his amazing apartment in the West Village, so we were very excited to stay at his new apartment that he recently moved into in NOHO on Bowery Street. Don’t I sound like I know what I’m talking about?

After explaining to me at least four times that it was pronounced HOW-ston Street — never HEW-ston, don’t ever say that, just no — I began to feel like a real New Yorker. Except for the fact that this stunning apartment is not typical New York for 20 to 30 somethings — at 1,100 square feet with REAL exposed brick walls and 10-foot ceilings, this space is what concrete jungle dreams are made of. And while this apartment is no where near my plastic fork budget, it sure was nice to be a guest in it.

I was enthralled by the light fixtures, which are part of the lease. As are the window panels. This tickles me for some reason, but really does make sense because of their exorbitant cost.


The natural light in this space is awesome.


While we were there I also talked my way into The Top of the Standard. As I was a) not staying there and b) not even an inch cool enough to be in such a chic place, I should not have gotten in to drink my $20 glass of champagne. But neither of these details bothered me. All I did was bat my eyelashes and deepen my Southern accent a little bit and voila! Instant access to a place where I’m not hip enough to be. I’m pretending my ploy came off as charming instead of desperate.


I’ll do anything for a great view and champagne.



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