Caviar and Bananas

March 10, 2017

Filed Under : Around Town - Lifestyle - Style

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Top: Tobi c/o (on sale!)| Jeans: Articles of Society | Heels: Shoemint (old, similar) |Lips: Colourpop

Greenville has really upped the anty on their coffee situation. It’s about time I updated my “6 Must Visit Coffee Shops in Greenville” post. It’s more like…12 now!! I am recently loving Caviar and Bananas. The decor is on point, the cappucinos are delicious, and their food is out of this world. It’s the perfect little spot to grab a cup of coffee and get some work done, or meet girlfriends for salads or sandwiches, and a glass of wine in the evening. If you live in Greenville, you must check them out! And if you’re local to Charleston, they have a location there as well.

Caviar and Bananas
1 N. Laurens Street
Greenville, SC 29602

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*photos by jessi nichols photography

Artificial Plants + The Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Tree Out There

March 6, 2017

Filed Under : Interiors

The Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Love LolaIf there’s one thing I don’t have, it’s a green thumb. I absolutely love indoor plants and the color and life that they bring to a room, but I am the worst at keeping them alive. I mean, I try. Like, really really hard. Yet, it goes south 90% of the time. If there’s any one out there who is thinking about making an e-course on gardening and plant care, please do. I will buy it!!!

So when my husband told me for the 100th time that I need to stop wasting our money on plants that are going to die :/, I decided to try out some fake ones. My first fake plant came from Ikea, and I have been hooked ever since. I love the fact that they take NO effort to maintain and I don’t have to remember to water them. Because, let’s be real, watering plants is the last thing on my list most days. And it’s been fascinating to find that people that come over to our house have NO idea that they are fake. If you get up close and examine them, sure you can tell they aren’t real. But when we’re just hanging out in the space, it’s my best kept secret. The Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Love Lola^ I always land natural looking artificial plants at Target. That’s where this plant is from, and it is one of my favorites. I had a live plant on Piper’s changing station, but after she kicked it down one afternoon while I was changing her diaper, I realized that maybe that wasn’t the best spot for a plant. When I took it down I missed the color it brought, so I replaced it with this one. Confession: I went back to Target and bought two more for a couple other rooms in our house.The Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Love LolaThe Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Love Lola^ This fiddle leaf fig is my prized possession. I cannot tell you enough how happy it makes me! (it’s the little things in life, right!? ;) These beautiful trees are all over Pinterest and I think they look so beautiful in any room. I bought two live ones from home depot last year, and quickly realized how finicky they are. For someone who is already not great with plants, I realized the beloved fiddle leaf and I might not be the best fit …. I was devastated! Enter stage left this faux fiddle leaf from Plantscape Inc. It’s huge, always green and perky, and no leaves will brown and fall off on me. It genuinely looks real, and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks! You guys HAVE to get one … right now … what are you waiting for!? Shop it directly HERE. And believe me when I say it is worth every penny.The Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Love LolaThe Most Convincing Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Love LolaArtifical succulents and air plants generally look natural, and I have found great quality ones at a great price at Home Goods, Wayfair, Amazon, and West Elm.

We’re in the process of renovating our guest bathroom, and there are no windows so I will definitely be adding some artificial plants to brighten it up. These plants have also been great in Piper’s nursery, so she can’t tip them over and make a mess. Also, with her nap schedule, I feel like her blinds are shut 50% of the time, so it’s not the best place for plants to get sunlight. This has honestly been a game changer for me, and I’m not ashamed to say it. As I continue to work on (and hopefully get better at!) keeping real plants alive, me and my fake little guys will be doing just fine.

I’ve linked some of my favorite faux indoor plants below, and if you are interested in the fiddle leaf tree you can find it HERE.

Dreaming of Spring

February 27, 2017

Filed Under : Style

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Jeans: Articles of Society | Sweater: ASTYR (sold out, similar) | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Lips: Colourpop Ultra Satin in ‘Frick N Frack

I have been dreaming of spring for quite sometime now, and I have been sporting this look as the weather slowly begins to warm up. The sweater is warm and cozy, yet great for warmer days with it’s airy knitting and open back. I paired it with some platform sandals that I know I am going to be obsessed with all spring.

Also, can we talk about this lip color for a minute? I have always loved a bold pink or red lip, but I have been all about the neutrals lately. This deep warm neutral shade is perfect for the colder months, and literally goes with everything. Also, it’s only 6 freakin’ dollars (!!!). It wears really well for a price that can’t be beat. In these pictures I’m wearing the color Frick N’ Frack, but I also love the colors Magic Wand and Echo Park.

Piper at 15 Months

February 22, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood

Piper at 15 months

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It’s amazing how much Piper has grown and changed in just the last few months. Her vocabulary has expanded tremendously, and she is communicating more and more. She signs milk, all done, please, dog, and more. She says mama, dada, thank you, papa, naenae (aka “grandma”), ball, baby, night night, hi, bye, dog, uh-oh and no. She walks, or runs rather, can point to a few different body parts, and can make a couple of animal noises.

She loves her baby dolls. I think one of my favorite moments was watching her pull down a dish towel from the oven, wrap her baby doll in it like a blanket, and then carry it around and rock her, just like we have always done with her. It’s amazing to me how much she seems to understand and how much she is learning at this point.

As far as meal time is concerned, fruit is, of course, a big hit. She loves bananas, applesauce, and particularly berries…all the berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries…any variety really. She eats a lot of greek yogurt, avocado, and sweet potato. She’s just started eating broccoli, but she hates eggs. Getting her to drink milk has also been a struggle, which I think in large part is related to the fact that she is still nursing. That girl signs “milk” at me and wants to nurse all.day.long. I try to keep nursing just to the morning and the evening, but I am quickly realizing that fully weaning her is going to be rough.

She’s decided to start expressing her independence around mealtime and throws the food she’s not interested in on the floor. She’s also started throwing tantrums, which is a whole new category for us (send tips, or help, anything…). I’ve honestly felt a little lost in how to handle and parent through them. So we’re definitely learning a lot more as parents through this stage.

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