Blogger's Favorites -- Kate of Moodboard

Kate is a bit of a mystery.

Which, given the propensity toward sharing every detail of our lives, is pretty refreshing and attractive. (Quite frankly, I could work on cultivating a bit more mystery myself...)

But, as a long-time reader of Kate's excellent blog, Moodboard, here's what I do "know" about her: She has impeccable taste, an enviable closet (which she regularly allows us glimpses into), an amazing sense of style, serious vintage prowess and, from what I can tell from the occasional peek, mad interiors skills.

Based on our e-mail exchanges, I also know that she's kind and funny. Bottom line...I want to spend the day shopping with her. Big time.

So given her tendency to keep a somewhat low-profile, I was pretty thrilled that she was willing to let us into her world a bit by agreeing to do this week's "blogger's favorites".

Without further ado, Kate's list. Enjoy and have a splendid weekend friends!

Hermes Cuff -- I'm rarely without my Hermes cuff, a gift from my husband. I wouldn't love it nearly as much if I had bought it. My husband always takes the time to read my blog and keeps track of what I'm loving. The cuff was a complete surprise and it makes me smile every time I wear it. I get teased because I've been busted trying to rush out the door late for an appointment, managing to grab my cuff but my wedding set has been left on the nightstand. eep! oops. I just see it as a big ol' wedding ring for your wrist ;) (photography: Moodboard)

Vintage clothing -- I collect all eras but my favorite is the 1930's. I have a hard time leaving something beautiful behind, even if it is wrecked with stains or holes. When I bring pieces into my tailor she normally turns up her nose and orders me to toss them into the trash. I then beg and plead their case, maybe an extra pleat here? An embroidery patch there? I usually win.

L.M. Montgomery – Her descriptive writing changed my life. I think I own every story she has written. (Image via Anne of Green Gables)

Reclaimed barn wood – I love its heft and history. I long for wide plank flooring in my kitchen. (Imagevia Apartment Therapy)

Hot Cocoa -- I love hot cocoa so much that I drink it all year round. My favorite so far has been at Angelina's in Paris, which is much like drinking a melted chocolate bar. (Photography: Moodboard)

Travel -- My husband and I love to travel, and we made a pact that we would go outside of the US every two years. We are taking turns picking the destination, and next on the list is Marrakesh. I'm dreaming of visiting souks and lugging home vintage wedding blankets instead of my suitcase. (Image: Moodboard)

Taylor Tomasi Hill -- Style Director Taylor Tomasi Hill's take on classic mixed with fashion forward pieces is usually pitch perfect. (Image: TFS)

Sarah Moon's photography -- It has a dreamy, darkly romantic quality that calls to my very aesthetic. (Image: Moodboard)

Favorite Movies on Repeat -- The women in my family have an embarrassing habit of watching a favorite movie over and over for weeks on end. My mom and aunt once got hooked on The Long, Hot Summer—both the Paul Newman and Don Johnson versions—which resulted in a mega moviethon that almost killed us. (Images: Amazon)

Elements of Masculine and Feminine in Design -- I like the tension of masculine and feminine elements combined in design, like the soft green chairs paired with metal industrial tables. (Image: Moodboard)

The Home of David and Nicole Page – They own the vintage shop DavidMetNicole. I'm always referring back to this home for inspiration. (image: Moodboard via Vogue Living September/October 2005 Photography Jonny Valiant)


Jane Flanagan said...

OHHHH!!!! LOVE seeing Kate here. Thank you both so much for sharing this lovely post.

Nomadic D. said...

Beautiful choices! And an extra emphatic 'hooray' for hot chocolate (I think my favorite is Spr√ľngli in Zurich), barn wood, and that gorgeous juxtaposition of industrial and country furniture.


Ana Degenaar said...

I'm so happy to see this. I have a girl-crush on her.

rebecca said...

that's a good hubby you have.

saltandpine said...

Perfect picks...

gbf said...

hot cocoa...the cuff...the rug in the first image!!! all gorgeous. dayle

molly said...

one of my favorite lists yet.
i adore the writing of L.M. Montgomery and hot cocoa year round is a must!

la la Lovely said...

That cuff is killer and she's right the fact that her husband reads her blog and then bought it - so sweet. Can't wait to check out Moodboard.

Camille said...

If she likes L.M. Montgomery and Jane Austen, she must be a good egg.

jack, lucy and finn said...

i love that L.M. Montgomery got a place on this list! and what a mighty fine list it is.

Moodboard said...

Joslyn, thank you for including me in your Blogger's Favorites! Your blog is the epitome of lovely, and I'm so honored to have been asked.


Ode to Beatha said...

Ugh, I didn't know about that cuff. How am I supposed to carry on without that cuff? Lovely post, but now I'm depressed.

melissa loves said...

Gorgeous....all of it. Now, I can't wait to go over and check out everything on Moodboard. And that cuff.....wow. Oh, and the vintage? wow. Love this lady's beautiful taste. thanks hun!

kimbydee said...

Love the long, hot summer too! both versions = HOT ;-D

he calls me wifey said...

oh me oh my i LOVED Anne of Green Gables!!

~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/