Update your space for spring. The sale is on at Style Carrot partner Serena & Lily!
Known for their easy, breezy take on casual and comfortable furniture, dreamy bedding, distinctive lighting, and well-made accessories, Serena & Lily offers pretty much everything you need for a fresh, California-meets-New England coastal modern home.
Get 20% off just about everything at Serena & Lily – furniture, accessories, bedding, lighting, etc. (but NOT art, gift certificates, or that bike) through March 16, 2020. Use code FRESHMIX to save.
Here’s a selection of dining chairs, stools, and counter stools. Swap out your old ones or just add one or two new. There are crisp whites, nautical blues, and textural natural fiber choices.
Have you walked into the Prudential Center lately? Next time you’re at the Apple Store, cross the street and have a look. Boston-based public art organization Now + There has kicked off its 2020 season with a temporary, site-specific, and very colorful installation.
¡Provecho! by Justin Favela, which hangs from two towering windows facing Boylston Street, is joyous. The piece, inspired by piñatas is an ode to Boston’s Latinx culture. It is meant to evoke “the happiness, fulfillment, and pleasure we experience after sharing a good meal with family and friends.”
Justin Favela, a Las Vegas-based artist of Guatemala-Mexican-American heritage spoke with Afro-Latina, agitator, activist, and Boston City Councilor, Julia Mejia on The Art People podcast. Listen here.
¡Provecho! by Justin Favela through Now + There at Prudential Center, Boston through March 2020.
If you need anything (or just want something), now’s the time. Here are some popular Black Friday sales… some are only today, other’s last through Monday.
ELECTRONICS Apple: Gift card up to $200 on iPhones, Apple watches, iPods, iPads… Best Buy: Thousands of deals
DESIGNER FASHION Coach: 50% off bestsellers DVF: 20% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY Goop: 20% off Goop-branded fashion & beauty & home Intermix: Up to 75% off; includes new arrivals Net-a-Porter: Extra 15% off sale items Rag & Bone: 25% off everything with code TAKE25 Shopbop: Huge savings with code MORE19 The Outnet: Up to 85% off + extra 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY Tory Burch: 30% regular + 60% off sale, $250+ with THANKS Vince: 25% off everything, $200 purchase + with GET25
EVERYDAY FASHION Ann Taylor: 50% everything with code BLACKFRIDAY Anthropologie: 30% off everything + free shipping Banana Republic: 50% all regularly priced items Club Monaco: 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY Eileen Fisher: 20% off with code THANKS Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY J.Crew: 50% off reg. prices + extra 60% off sale w/FRIDAY L.L.Bean: 20% off with code THANKS20 Loft: 50% off with code FRIYAY Madewell: 30% off with code GIFTWELL Vineyard Vines: 40% off faves + 25% off sale with BLACKFRI19
During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off! This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. Just use code THANKFUL.
Style Carrot’s partner in design Serena & Lilyis serving up its Thank You Event. Right. This. Minute. During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off! This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. (Note: sale items, gift certificates artwork, and bikes are excluded.) Just use code THANKFUL.
Since I don’t host the holidays, I don’t need many serving pieces beyond what I already have. (I entertained ideas of quiet, chilly Thanksgivings on Cape Cod, but I think we’ve only done that once, with little fanfare.) Each year we head to Fairfield County, Connecticut to celebrate with my husband’s family.
This year we brought the kitty and let him have free rein of the house since the cat-in-residence is no longer. It’s a pre-Civil War farmhouse, so there are lots of nooks and crannies for him to explore. This morning while I staged photos of Serena & Lily swag for you, he jumped right into the action.
I have a lot of coffee table books. I really love this one—Travel Homeby Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel, with gorgeous photographs by Peggy Wong. (The cobalt blue glass is my mother-in-law’s collection.) The book features 20 homes with that incorporate international flavor from far-off cities including Marrakesh, Paris, and Tokyo. Travel Home is currently $30 at Serena & Lily with code THANKFUL.
I rested my morning tea (Earl Gray, black) on my Serena & Lily Granada tray. (The silver is family heirloom. I like the pink runner; I’ll have to ask where it’s from.) The tray is a new offering of Serena & Lily’s own design made from laminated birch. It’s available in small, medium, and large rectangles as well as large and small round ones. This is the small tray on sale at Serena & Lily for $43.50 with code THANKFUL.
It looks pretty here, but I’ll bring the tray home with me to put ton the shelf next to my desk, where my tea will live in the morning. A few weeks ago I dumped half a mug of Earl Gray on my laptop. I’m now, needless to say, working on a brand new computer. That was totally not in the budget.
I also just ordered this Turkish cotton hand towel with hand-knotted tassel fringe from the Serena & Lily Healdsburg bath collection for our powder room. I think the Pink Sand color will work nicely with the neutral sand-toned wallpaper. And be much more fun to dry my hands with than a traditional towel. The Healdsburg bath collection now starts at $12 at Serena & Lily. Use code THANKFUL at checkout.
Happy New Year to everyone. I thought I’d share my top nine most liked posts on my three Instagram accounts this year. I hope you’ll follow me if you’re not already. And have a happy and healthy celebration tonight.
I’ll start with my main Insta account @StyleCarrot. As you can see, Boston cityscapes, Globe Magazine roundups, and the Women’s March. And, obviously everyone loved the hot cocoa bar at the Ritz Carlton.
First row: Leslie Graff painting from MassArt Auction; Lisa Houck, Cindy Clements,Roberta Nigro Hall, Beca Piascik at the SMFA Sale; Babette Herschberger’s abstracts in “The Texture of Light” show at da Fonseca Contemporania in Ft. Lauderdale. Second row: Kristen Texeira at Room 68 in Boston; artist Joe Digg’s studio; Duncan Johnson at Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown. Third row: Linda Cordner’s encaustics and more at a Provincetown pop up gallery by Beth Kantrowitz of BK Projects;Watercolor and embroidery by Regina Jestrow in “The Texture of Light” show at da Fonseca Contemporania in Ft. Lauderdale; prints pinned up during open studios at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Finally, this past summer I started @StyleCarrotCape to capture all my great Outer Cape finds.
First row: A Truro guest house in the native mid-century modern style; The Canteen restaurant in Provincetown; works from a printmaking class at Fine Arts Work Center. Second row: Budd Hopkins painting at PAAM; wood sculpture by Damien Hoar da Galvan at Castle Hill auction; the jetty to Long Point. Third row: Boston Globe Magazine’s holiday gift guide featuring Twenty Boat rum from South Hollow Spirits; a gray day at Provincetown harbor; and back in Boston trying a smoothie at Juice Press to quell my craving for a smoothie from Chequessett Choc0late.