Friday Favourites 6.6.14

It's Friday! This has been a busy week, and while I'm looking forward to winding down a bit on the weekend, it's going to busy as well. This weekend's line up of events will include a fundraiser, a concert, playing baseball with the kids at the park and making some headway on each of the various projects I've got going on at the moment. I didn't have any time for blogging this week so hopefully I can get back to a better schedule next week.  

In the meantime, I'll leave you with just a couple of links to some big things that happened this week. 

The new Pippit app was launched this week to great fanfare and no wonder, it is such an incredible app. Created by Naomi and Josh from Love Taza with Joy Cho from Oh Joy, Pippit combines the best of popular social media apps but with extra features. For example, you can post a photo and add "dots" where you can provide links and additional info about the photo. You can connect your blog so that your network is automatically notified when you publish a new post. There are many other great features, but you'll just have to join to see them. And when you do, look for me! I'm on there as username lesleymetcalfe.

Another big announcement this week was the news of Michelle Adams stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of domino magazine. The magazine appointed new leadership for print and digital, led by Robert Leleux and Krissy Tiglias, respectively.

Lastly, this isn't major industry news but it's important to me: I happened to stumble upon Pinterest user Kristen Paulsen who has a board called Blog Crush...and my blog is on there! I have a very modest blog readership so I was highly flattered to have made someone's list of blog favourites. And it doesn't hurt to see the company I'm in - other blog crushes of Kristen include some of mine: Emily Henderson, Bijou & Boheme, The Doctor's Closet, Peppermint Bliss, Savvy Home, The Pursuit of Style, and many more.   

Have a great weekend!

Friday Favourites

Leading into the weekend, I wanted to leave you with a few of my favourite things this week.  

This Chicago home featured on Style Me Pretty Living and decorated by the talented Christine Dovey of Bijou and Boheme is absolutely gorgeous.  Visit SMP Living for the full home tour.  

Aerin Lauder's Instagram is an endless stream of pretty vignettes around her home and office, and other snapshots from her daily life. I especially loved this picture looking out of her Manhattan office window.  

When I repurpose my TV room and turn it into a dining room, I'm going to paint it blue. You know when you have the perfect colour in your mind's eye but you can't find it on a paint chip? Well, I saw this picture of Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball and I think it might be the perfect choice. I'll have to get a sample and test it out on the wall. (Try and picture a dining table below instead of a tub!) 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!