Written by Hannah Lyons
Friday is finally here! First of all, is it me or has everything been a bit hectic lately? Must be the change of seasons, or not… Yesterday Punxsutawney Phil, the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of winter. Bummer. We’re already in beach mode.
Speaking of the beach, we’re clearly ready for warmer weather. Last week, Hunt Slonem’s ‘Pillow Painting’ inspired us with its tropical hues and floral patterns. This week? We’re continuing the beachy vibes and adding a touch of Valentine’s Day – all inspired by Gray Malin’s photograph – ‘Heart Balloons’.
Inspired By: Gray Malin – Heart Balloons
Firs of all, in the quick second that Carrie introduced me to Malin’s work, I fell in love! Malin’s photographs reflect places he’s been through his unique vantage point. Using bucket list travel destinations as his canvas so to speak, Malin produces the most gorgeous and highly unique photos. Indeed, his gift to find natural beauty is refreshingly beautiful!
Considering that we’re already in beach mode, have you seen Gray’s first monograph, Beaches? Released last summer, the gorgeous coffee table book is a New York Times Best Seller. It’s definitely something to check out and, may I add, a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the summer lover in your life.
14 Gray Malin Inspired Items We Love
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, be sure to browse our 14 Gray Malin inspired items all related to the upcoming holiday! Considering it’s a holiday for giving, we may have added some colorful choices for the man in your life, check out #8 and #10. No doubt everyone deserves some rainbow in their lives.
Go ahead – don’t be shy… share your favorites with your significant other. A little gift hinting never hurt anyone, right?
Added note: #3 is a personal favorite of mine. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift, Chanel Mademoiselle is by far my first choice when it comes to fragrances. Men, you can’t go wrong with this perfume!
1 – Voluspa ‘Vermeil Prosecco Rose’ Candle | 2 – Valentine’s Day Heart Bubble Sticks | 3 – Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum | 4 – Fitbit ‘Blaze’ (Special Edition) | 5 – Sonix Fancy Heart iPhone Case | 6 – Mar Y Sol Ibiza Tote | 7 – Monogram Turkish Cotton Beach Towel | 8 – Paul Smith Stripe Button Cuff Links | 9 – Havaianas Slim Flip Flop | 10 – Paul Smith Refresher Stripe Money Clip | 11 – Junk Food Heart Tank | 12 – Heart Wand Cat Toy | 13 – Sugarfina Gummy Love Bento Box | 14 – Conversation Hearts Glass Trinket Tray
Have a Happy Weekend
Finally, it’s time to rest up and enjoy Superbowl Sunday with friends and family! Need some last minute appetizer ideas for the occasion? Click here. Delight yourself in some scrumptious while healthy goodies.
Also, don’t forget to check out some of our Houston guides – great for traveling friends and family. Browse the blog for more. Finally, as always we wish you a wonderful weekend full of positive vibes!
Graphic design by Ashley Cardoza