2.22.2011

Anticipating Spring

Looking forward to Spring with a visit to
Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California.

First stop,  Kate Spade.





Not just for clothing, it is a good place to find one of a kind furniture like:
Wood and zinc topped table
Iron and Wood Shelving
1920's Butcher Block Table

Trina Turk





Maison Midi has colorful Palacek bistro chairs 


also available in bar stool heights.
I considered these for our kitchen.  Fresh and timeless.


Good bye for today Fashion Island.

Taking a couple purchases home...

This phone case makes me happy every time I use it.
For some other really cool cases check out Style Beat.

Are you ready for Spring??

Best Wishes,
Mary Ann

49 comments:

  1. Oh those bistro chairs are perfect!! How fun- bring on Spring!!

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  2. Well you had fun today didn't you!?! Your new pillows are NICE! I love all the pretty Spring colors especially on the bistro chairs... I will have to go check Maison Midi - I have not been there. Check out and see what I did today - I think you may have had more fun than me ;)

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  3. Loving the pillows in that first picture, pretty colours. Wouldnt mind getting my hands on the cute halter neck top & shorts, bit cold right now but I can dream of sunnier climates, roll on spring time

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  4. Jonathan Adler? I'm so jealous you've got a JA store near you...would L O V E to have that.
    Thanks for letting us see his store, anyway.

    Love the post.

    Can NOT wait for warm, bright, crispy spring to arrive.

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  5. I am jealous! We were in Fashion Island about 5 years ago, and the views alone are just breathtaking the way its perched up high and you can see the ocean...wow! I love all the pictures of all the great items above, the french chairs, all the pillows, so many goodies! Have fun...enjoy what I am sure is beautiful weather (its gotta be better than here)

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  6. I think I need a visit to Fashion Island....thanks for sharing! Those bistro chairs are yummy! I am loving all these bright colors!

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  7. That looks like a fun place and the spring colors are my favorites. The phone case is really cute.

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  8. Wow! Looks fabulous. Makes me want to go shopping!

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  9. After a freezing rain storm, two days with the kids home from school and more sleet/snow predicted for tomorrow, I'm definitely ready to think spring.

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  10. wish i could have been with you! :) JA store, really! I don't think we have one here? i'll have to check. I have always loved color, trying to add it lil by lil here and there around the house..also, gotta go to anthro for that octopus! i'm crushing octopus's right now! xoxo's nancy

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  11. What a fun shopping day! You hit so many great shops. Love the bright colors being used at Kate Spade and Jonathan Adler, and that wood and zinc topped table is to die for at Anthro. Thanks for letting us share in the shopping trip.

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  12. Wow, love the shelving! Anthropologie is a great store. Looks like you had a great shopping trip.
    Have a great day.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  13. Oh, my! Ready for Spring? I'm almost jumping into it! I simply can't wait any longer. We still have so much snow and I can't even tell you how tired I'm of it.

    I'd love to go shopping with you.... you really know where to go! :-)

    Have a wonderful day, my friend.

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  14. After waking up to snow this morning, I'm more than ready for spring! Love your purchases!

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  15. Have you ever been to Zinc cafe
    it is fabulous and close to Fashion Island on hwy 101
    Love your post
    felt like we were shopping with you
    xo
    Pam

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  16. This looks like a fabulous place to shop...I LOVE Kate Spade and Anthro! Pretty plates there and I love the butcher block cabinet!

    Great pillows you bought and I spotted those phone cases...I am looking for something cute!

    XO,
    Janie

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  17. Here's a secret....I took that little trip to Fashion Island the weekend before last. We are skiing at Mammoth Mountain. So, we are actually enjoying all the snow! I will try to take photos...but it's all outdoors and not really design related :)
    Mary Ann

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  18. Love the shopping trip! You made some great choices. Can't wait to see how you use them.

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  19. What a great shopping center!! Lots of fun picks and actually also love the rug under the wood and zinc table!!

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  20. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for giving me a glimpse inside these amazing stores! I would love the butcher block island! Amazing. :)

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  21. I just found two Kate Spade handbags at a thrift store!! Your photos make me want to go shopping. There's a new Anthropology that I haven't been to yet. Thanks for the lead on the Louis Phillipe mirror. Have a good day.

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  22. Can't go wrong with any of those stops! What a great way to brighten any day. =)

    www.goodgirlgoneglad.com

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  23. Oh Maryann I am sooo ready for Spring. I gasped when I saw the striped Kate Spade dress I thinK I really need that. It makes me smile. Thanks for sharing such great images, Kathysue

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  24. I am soooo ready for spring!!! You've got an eye for style! I luv it! I also LOVE Jonathan Adler and Anthropologie!!! YUM! I LOVE your blog! ;)

    xoxo

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  25. The bistro chairs!$!$!$!$!! Thank heavens they are nowhere in my part of the planet! I'd have to take out a line of credit! Fun post!

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  26. Thanks for taking me along shopping while I'm still keeping toasty under the covers!

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  27. Oh, I love this 'virtual' shopping trip! My mother lives in Huntington Beach and we visited a couple of years ago. I lived in CA for a year and remember going to Newport Beach a couple of times. Those fabrics and colors are so fresh and bright! They do make you feel like Spring is here. :o) Makes me want to sew some pillows or a tote..or go shopping for clothes. (Not necessarily a good thing..LOL!) Great post!

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  28. So fresh and cheery! I'm SO ready for Spring.

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  29. WOW! what fun that must have been...smiles.

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  30. Seriously great stores in Newport, I have only been once. We don't have any of these close by. I think you brought home some sweet items for sure.

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  31. So lovely...I think I am ready for spring and some beautiful, bright colors! FUN blog you have!

    Liesl :)

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  32. Ugh--I want each and every piece! What a happy and fun post. There is still snow on the ground in Michigan and I am SO over it. Bring on spring!
    abby

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  33. That first picture is making crave spring more than ever, and I'm far from it with all the snow we got last night and today! Have a great weekend!

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  34. Ahhh. Fashion Island My very VERY favorite mall. Nothing can compare. People in Orange County are so very lucky to have that and South Coast, of course. I need to make it down there very soon; it's been awhile.

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  35. What fun shopping! I am feeling your need for spring. We are getting so much dang snow today...can't wait for sunshine! Have a great weekend!

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  36. Fashion Island...how fun!! I so need a shopping spree. Have a great weekend!

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  37. Lovely, happy
    colors!! Your
    i-phone case
    makes me smile,
    as does your pillow.
    Fun day!!
    xx Suzanne

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  38. Lovely stores. It seems a place worth to visit. I can't wait to enjoying spring.

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  39. Hi Mary Ann
    LOve your post, especially the first photo "JOY". Its so colourful and makes you think about whats around the corner. (we're in the middle of a snow storm, so hopefully soon!!)
    Thanks for sharing such an uplifting post.
    By the way, that iphone case, I have the same one but mine is in pink!!
    Have an amazing weekend:)
    hugs
    Manni

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  40. Hello Mary Ann. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is delightful and I'm happy to be your newest follower. I'll be back often. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  41. That looks like a fantastic day out. I love your phone case. I love things that make me smile every time I see them.

    Next time you go shopping...pppppppleeeeeease take me with you!!

    Sarahx

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  42. Happy Pink Saturday Mary Ann Sweetie...
    A beautiful share today.I am so tickled you took me shopping with you. Love the soft pastel colors in the Kate Spade collection that you shared. Nothing like polka dots says Spring and Summer. They make me SO ready for the warmer temps to come on. Phoenix has been a little under the warm temps of late. We are expecting the rain today. I say someone pay our bill out here and turn the heat back on in the desert. Pllleeeeeezzzz.

    I see you selected a really nifty phone case. I love it. So pretty, and a reminder of your beautiful day shopping.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for the beautiful pink share. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  43. What lovely spring items! I'm looking forward to warm weather too and over here it's been wonderful. Hope you have a great Pink day and enjoy the weather!!

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  44. Dearest Mary Ann,

    Loved reading your introduction and that's exactly why I am following you! We both might have a little French Connection... Feel free to visit my blog.
    Have a great Sunday!

    Mariette

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  45. I love the pillows and am also anticipating SPRING! Visiting from Pink Saturday!

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  46. Love a shopping day like that! We are getting a JA store her in Atlanta...so excited. I think your pillow purchase was a great addition to your sofa.

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  47. You have some killer shopping in Newport Beach--lucky girl. And YES I am so ready for Spring!

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  48. I love, love, love this post! It is so bright, colourful and cheerful! Angie xo

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  49. Interesting stuff, I like the color scheme that you've chosen, it's so bright, exactly what we need after a frosty winter.

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