3.19.2010

Blogger's Favorites -- Catherine of Rikshaw Design + A Giveaway!

So, you already know of my fondness for Rikshaw Design... Their bedding (and now fun kiddo clothing) manages to feel sweet and boho but still sophisticated and interesting. Not an easy (or common) feat with children's lines. I'd happily outfit the girlies rooms with their bedding... and wouldn't mind it in my room either!

The lovely and talented Catherine Fitzsimmons is the creative force behind all of this...+ she has a fantastic blog where you can check in on her daily inspirations. Not only has Catherine kindly agreed to share her favorites with us this week (and they are awfully lovely), but she's also offering a little giveaway...the super sweet turquoise seahorse kurta below. (The winner picks the size -- 6mo,12mo, or 24mo.)

Just leave a comment on this post by next Friday, March 26th and I'll pick a lucky winner at random!



So without further ado, herewith Catherine's favorites. Enjoy and have a splendid weekend (we have some fun surprise adventures planned for the girlies! I'll be back with details and photos on Monday...)


thanks for having me on your lovely blog..its a daily read for me and i am honored!
my favorites for you...in no particular order


jumby, my snuggly fat yellow lab...she is my child , literally...i tuck her in at night, kiss her way too many times a day, she rules the roost, my best friend.


warm weather by the water, preferably at a beach that you can see goes on for miles..love those beaches in the southeast..and smelling like suntan lotion! image via here...


my everyday cup of tea..i actually get excited to get up and start brewing my tea and go straight to read blogs and get inspired for the day! my tea of choice is Mighty Leaf Orange Dulce..2 cups (large ones) a day! (image via here)


elephants- in the past few years i have grown to adore them..a great photograph of them & i have incorporated them in some of the rikshaw designs..they are so sweet to me.(image from we heart it)


cupcakes- they are just this darling little feminine treat to indulge in. I stop in mos cupcake bakeries and usually go for a coconut one or a key lime with buttercream frosting..yum



feminine style- there is nothing edgy or modern about me, it just doesn't work on me..i love dresses, tights, a braid or special twist in the hair, an extra ruffle on the bag or shoe, and a feathery skirt is pretty fab too! i adore images that are feminine…they inspire me to get out of my jeans. (top image via souvenirs of a girl, bottom image via this is glamorous)


movies- its a family tradition, my entire family are big movie goers..nothing like a movie that will make you cry & laugh like sex and the city but don't get me wrong i love a good corrupt government movie like syriana...and thoughtful films like - Up in the air, away we go, garden state..i could go on and on.

and

music- i choose music to play everyday off my computer when i work..i love all brands..it just depends the mood! & live music is a slight obsession.


the South- its where my family lives and where i am from... countless memories from growing up on the river in the summertime to college in the deep south of alabama..(image via we heart it)

97 comments:

cindy said...

What an amazing giveaway! I love the elephant image!

LMo said...

i am loving it- everything on here is so lovely- I feel overwhemled, but in a good way, great even. inspires me to fill our life with even more lovelies!

Megan said...

Love your blog...luv the super cute giveaway!! I'm always up for some Rickshaw goodness! Our little one would look adorable in this for her first beach trip this summer...or on any other day! :) Thanks!!

lmr4y said...

we love everything rikshaw! mighty leaf african nectar is one of our faves. great blog!

Rach said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! That feathery-skirted dress is just divine.

Stephanie said...

Catherine's description of tea in the mornings is simply charming! I typically find myself unwinding with my cup of tea at the end of the day, but now I'm inclined to try it in the mornings too. And of course, the obligatory dainty teacup shall be used.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Stephanie.i.Kuo [at] gmail.com

style-for-style said...

wow the photos are amazing!

wideopenspaces said...

count me in - I'm mad for rikshaw.
lovely list!

Sandy said...

i love her stuff! everything is soo soft and sweet! i would love to win this to give to my nephew at 24 months!

Amy said...

beautiful photos! i am very excited about the giveaway as well!

Andrea said...

I've yet to win a giveaway...maybe this is the one?!

Irina said...

Lovely list! The kurta would be a nice gift for my newborn niece.

Team Botanical said...

Oh, my. That shirt. The cut, the print. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and love Rikshaw's blog! The kurtas are AMAZING!! What a stylish & splendid giveaway!! Wish I could fit into one of those!! I know my 8 month old will look absolutely adorable in it at his cousin's wedding in May, so please, please, please pick us!!

from: jubjubspie@hotmail.com

Kelly and Kelly said...

love these, thanks

kt said...
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kt said...

we're moving to key west in may, so this little kurta would be just perfect!
thanks! katie

Jo said...

what a great favorites list!!!

Sarah Palfreyman said...

great list! love the chosen photos as well!

Tilley love said...

Wow! The seahorse kurta is adorable. It would look so sweet on my daughter.

Courtney said...

Thanks for introducing me to RickshawDesign!
I have a love for woodblock prints and am so glad I found the shop. Check out my repost here:
http://tinyurl.com/yjp79ew

Thanks again!!
designsketchbook.blogspot.com

Kim in the Cove said...

Any girl who knows how lovely it is to live in Alabama is pretty cool by me... But as a native of Auburn, Alabama, I may be a teeny weeny bit biased. :)

Chatters said...

Catherine has captured my heart! Her elephants have inspired the nursery I'm working on... I've purchased some items off her Taj collection as well as a pair of bloomers & a matching hat... can't wait to take a picture of my little one decked out in her Rikshaw attire. I also read her blog everyday- should have know she grew up in the south, I knew she had the soul of a Southern Belle!

Susana said...

I love dresses and elephants too. And seahorses (did you know the male gets to the pregnant belly?). Would love that kurta on my itty one.

Molly said...

Love rikshaw designs!

Lady Grey said...

what an enjoyable post! Gorgeous pictures, great vibe, I love it all!

stacy said...

gorgeous giveaway!

love my cuppa too.

Eva said...

Oh wow I really love that elephant photo!
Thanks for the giveaway.

nicole me oh my! said...

i love these favorites!! i also love rikshaw, my friend caitlin just told me about her stuff this past fall, i would love to have a piece from her collection! thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth H. said...

I LOVE the sea horse kurta!

Susan said...

That Kurta is fabulous. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

Fern and Feather said...

beautiful photos and such a sweet favorite list. truly one of my favorite guest bloggers. love.

skona said...

so cute!

julie machen said...

Yummy.

uglygirl said...

Cute, cute, cute kurta!

Jennifer said...

Oh what a lovely shirt! And Catherine's favorites and accompanying photos are equally lovely...so inspiring!

le @ whoopwhoop said...

what a lovely post .. I too love her designs ... there is real 'heart' in each and every one :) best le

manda said...

adorable kurta!

paula said...

wait a minute did Catherine write this or did I and I simply forgot, ha! Love it. Catherine we live in Birmingham but are shooting a wedding in Fairhope soon, so excited! your line is stunning.

Emily said...

lovely! thanks for sharing.

Kirsten Sue said...

I too love that elephant photograph.

Christine Chitnis said...

Ever since reading the book, Modoc...I have loved that elephant print! What a great interview and giveaway!

Hayley said...

Wonderful collection of images! And I love that little shirt!
Cheers!

becca said...

Lovely little elephants!!

Ahalya said...

I absolutely adore rikshaw designs and catherine's blog! What a great give away and a new must read blog

Michele P. said...

the elephant photo is adorable...

kristina [ the darling house ] said...

I was introduced to Rikshaw through your post in February. Absolutely adorable and chic! Can't wait for the grown-up kurtas to be released. And what a lovely list of favorites Catherine has!

Mrs.French said...

me me me....oh pick me...i have been loving rikshaw since your lovely introduction awhile back. my new little one needs her very own rikshaw kurta. xo t
p.s.
could catherine's favorites be anymore lovely...nope, don't think so.

christinelim said...

i'll take a cupcake with a side of elephant please

karen&kren said...

OMGOMGOMG!

those bohemian tops are so just what i'm looking for!
it's so difficult to find them here in Singapore.

ME ME ME, PLEASE!
i would love to have a piece!

THANKYOUUU :))

Melissa Blake said...

Great inspiration! Would love to win!

mellow1422@aol.com

Taryn said...

lovely sneak peak into an inspriring woman!

Lyndee said...

I have my 6th grandbaby boy to give newborn gifts to and would love to win! Your work is lovely!

Patty said...

Those pictures are fantastic! The one with the girl in front of the house is very ethereal and beautiful, thanks for posting!

TheMuscatoHansens said...

Seahorse tunic! LOVE IT! And loving the inspiration! Thanks!!!

handmade charlotte said...

amazing images...

kbockmann said...

My sister is giving birth in just 2 months. I would love to surprise her with a little gift. She's been through a lot the last few days.. A little surprise might just cheer her up!!! The clothing is so beautiful!

Sherry said...

Loving the elephant!

Inconstanta said...

adore the sea :) hope, it adores me too <3

h said...

love all things Rikshaw!!! What a great giveaway!

愛情遊戲 said...

我對自己的信心已超越別人對我的評價..............................

Andie said...

Happy mood and spring-time colours! Cheer up!
A great giveaway!

Liz said...

What sweet summer cover up. I would love to give this to my little niece to wear at the beach this spring!

BJ and Shalene said...

I love her designs and her design inspirations. So ethereal, so lovely!

suzanjill said...

love her designs & would be thrilled to win!

Anna said...

What great prints...love that top.
Such lovely textiles and such a nice giveaway!

sallyavena said...

Lovely and inspiring!

H said...

I check the blog every day for inspiring images - and it never fails to dissapoint!

Allison D said...

The kurta is too cute. Love it!

Stephanie said...

What a lovely top! I'm with her on the elephant love. After reading The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary, I have never looked upon elephants the same again.

Meghann said...

I'm loving all of her favorites!! Thanks for the great giveaway - always so inspiring.

a pina colada said...

I am so loving her designs and think they would be perfect for my little babe!

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous giveaway! and list! First time to your blog and it is lovely indeed.

Janna McCalley said...

I just came across your blog and love it already! A new favorite for me. I love rickshaw design too, so colorful and unique! thanks for the great give away.

mrs boo radley said...

I don't think I commented yet...love it all!

Law of Attraction said...

Beautiful. I love all of it.

Staci said...

I love it. I am also loving the teepee that is used in your photo shoots!

shisomama said...

i love the seahorses! it would be a great summer top for my daughter. we're going to be in taiwan this summer and it will be hot hot hot!

jill graziano said...

I love her whimsical style...i just found out about her via my friend who has her babies room covered in her stuff...it reminds me of being near the water and sunshine:) which i miss! her stuff is sort of like roberta roller rabbit...but a little more dainty and feminine and girly which i LOVE...and i have to say i like her stuff more...shh....anyway, thanks for sharing....and i love that she will do woman's shirts as well....super cute! I love the teepee too....is that for sale?:)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Love. this. gal! I flatter myself to think perhaps we are long lost twins.....elephants? (check) dogs ( check) the beach and smelling like suntan lotion? (check) excited to brew my first cup of tea? ( check) :) What a gorgeous gal and that top and turquoise throw behind you? Please say they are from your line so I can buy them from you! :) Thanks for sharing this ladies!
xo
Melis

The Dostie Family said...

Just found your blog and Love it!

sarah calder said...

Ah! Beautiful! Just perfect :)

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

The kurtas are so cute! Thanks for your lovely blog, it's a joy to read.
kmstanford@gmail.com

Gina Marie Dunn said...

Love all of your pics, what a talent Catherine is! The turquoise kurta is calling my new baby boy's name. :) Fingers crossed.

julie machen said...

This would be such a lovely gift for a lovely lady friend who found her second chance at love and is bringing a new babe to us out of it! Fingers crossed. Thank you!

EA and M said...

I can't let my daughter see that elephant picture, or she'll wonder why she can't hug the elephants at the zoo! That's her favorite part.
Tea is my segue into my work day. Coffee is for getting up and going, then when I get to work I switch to tea - my settling in and making progress drink. I think I'd better have another cuppa right now!

Cindy said...

This is sooo cool. Such freedom.

Ashleigh said...

Rikshaw's line is beautiful. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

la la Lovely said...

Love your inspirations and love love love your designs!
x Trina

Annasui said...

Love your blog. Really inspiring! Keep up the good work! Good luck with everything.

Anonymous said...

Love these so much! I love visiting your blog for all kinds of lovely things! Lynn Y

Anonymous said...

Firstly, congrats Aunty!! Josie is a lucky little lady!! What adorable and stylish finds for a new babe!!! Secondly, I LOVE your blog!! And lastly, I LOVE Rikshaw!! What a CUTE giveaway!!! We definitely need some CUTENESS up here in Canada!! Can't wait to win it for my babe!!

shelleymutty@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

I love them esp with the bloomers! Can't wait for the adult size!

melissa engel marterella said...

Love Rikshaw!

Agnes said...

oh, i love the design on that kurta! thank you!

Nikki Barnard said...

I love these favorites!! i also love rickshaw. My friend just told me about her stuff this past fall, I would love to have a piece from her collection! thanks for sharing.