OUR HOME ON THE WEST ELM BLOG

Scott and I have some BIG news to share -- our home is featured on the West Elm blog, Front + Main! We truly could not be more honored and can't thank the amazing team at West Elm enough for writing up such a wonderful piece on our small space!

It would mean the world to us if you gave the post a read through -- you can find it + lots of photos of our cozy home (we've made a few updates to it in recent months) right here

-Chelsea & Scott xo 

ONTO THE WEEKEND -- 10

Hello from the states! After 18 hours of travel, Scott and I arrived back in Phoenix on Thursday evening with full hearts and and a heavy dose of wanderlust. We truly couldn't be more grateful for this once in a lifetime experience, and look forward to telling our future kids and grandkids about our time in #London and #Paris in the years to come.

Since stepping foot back in our home (laying in our own bed felt sooo good), we've been doing our best to beat the jet lag (which is real, very real) and starting to get our home and everyday life back to a normal pace. We're mostly unpacked and situated once again, but I'm still finding myself wanting to greet people with "Bonjour" and thank them with a heavy dose of "Merci," haha. I'm sure it will all fade away here shortly, the jet lag and word choice that is, but until then -- here's a few posts and pieces that caught my eye this week -- 

-- I really enjoyed Household Mag's recent weekend post that featured all things road trip! While our next long haul road trip isn't anytime soon, I loved reading her suggestions and took notes to look back on in the future. Now, if only I could get Scott on the podcast bandwagon -- one day! 

-- My rad friend, Nicole, recently shared her thoughts on not waiting for permission and I couldn't love + needed her encouragement more! 

-- Bethany Menzel's bedroom update is pretty dreamy! Wouldn't you agree? xo

-- Raise your hand if you've tried the Levi Wedgie fit jeans? I'm in the market for a new pair of "mum jeans" and I've been hearing such good things about this pair! Let a gal know if you have!

-- Visiting the Sezane Library was a highlight for me of our time in Paris! The shop itself was stunning and the staff treated us to a hot espresso right on the spot! This classic bag from their collection may have come home with us --- just maybe! ;)

-- Fall is officially 40 days away and Tieka is giving off ALL the autumn vibes in this darling post! I know it's going to be still hot here in 40 days, but for now I'm going to pretend that cooler weather is on its way and that PSL season is almost here! 

In case you missed it on CB this week:

-- Our Parisian adventures on Instagram!

-- The #CentsOfStyleWall IRL

Don't forget to follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too, sweet friends!

-Chels xo

#CENTSOFSTYLEWALL

The #CentsOfStyleWall is well known for being Insta famous, in fact -- I'm sure you've seen a photo from this colorful wall a time or two around the interwebs (it's a popular spot for photoshoots, road trip pit stops and for the actual production of the Cents of Style blog + shop). So when Scott and I were booking our tickets to SLC to visit family for the 4th of July, I told him that visiting this popular spot was top priority (that sounds a bit silly, but seriously -- I've been talking about coming here for what feels like forever). So on the second day of our trip, we made it happen! The results? Well, take a peek below to see! 

The wall is full of colorful combinations, but by far my favorite was the yellow and millennial pink duo! 

Scott and I spent only a few minutes at this colorful place, but boy did we have fun -- nothing like a bright wall to inspire a little fun and laughter! The wall itself is actually at the very back of an industrial park, in fact -- I was pretty sure we had passed it until we got to the very end of the driveway and saw this bright view to the left. There were a few other cars that pulled up while we were there, but they were super sweet to give us our few minutes along the wall and then jump on in while we were walking back to our car. If you're ever in the SLC area, I would definitely suggest checking out this cheerful wall and snapping a few photos! I hope ya'll are having a great day and I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo 

BONJOUR FROM PARIS!

Bonjour! After five nights in London, we hopped on a Eurostar train headed for Paris. Neither Scott nor I have been to Paris before, so we're thrilled to be experiencing this city together for the very first time. I'll admit that my French is a bit rusty, as the last time I was in France was almost 10 years ago, but we're both trying our hardest and learning the ways of the french -- espresso for days, patio seating always and that taking a break in the many gardens around the city is never a bad idea.

Aside from all things, after making our way to our hotel Friday afternoon, we spent the evening getting our bearings and experiencing the first few stops on our list -- the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysees and Laduree. We ended our night with a little stroll back to our hotel and a showing of Midnight in Paris (when in Paris, right?). We've since spent two full days in this magical city taking in all the sights, sounds and crepes of Paris! Tomorrow we're off to the Louvre, but until then -- it' time to get some rest! I feel like we're finally over our jet lag, but then again -- I did take an hour long nap on our way to and from the French countryside today! 

Au revoir, copains!
-Chelsea xo

HELLO FROM LONDON!

Well, hello there! We arrived in London four days ago after jumping the pond on an overnight flight from Phoenix. We landed in London on Sunday afternoon and were welcomed to this beautiful city with a bit of sunshine (and thankfully not the cold and rain we were planning for). After grabbing our luggage, we hopped in a cab headed for Soho where we would be resting our heads for the next five nights -- the sights and feelings that hit me on the drive there are something that I'll remember for the rest of my life. 

Scott and I truly couldn't be more excited and thankful to be here and have loved every second of our time spent exploring these beautiful streets + all the culture that London holds -- from the traditional Sunday roast we had on our first evening at Percy & Founders, to the two hour afternoon tea we experienced at Sketch, to stepping back in time at the Tower of London + so, so much more. Our trip has been a whirlwind and we couldnโ€™t love it here more! Weโ€™re starting the second leg of our journey tomorrow with a train ride to Paris โ€” ECK! We have a few things planned for our time there, but would love any suggestions you may have! Merci, sweet friends!
-Chelsea xo

AROUND OUR HOME -- 12

Happy Monday! The end of July is here! This month was, yet again, another whirlwind! We started off the beginning of the month in SLC where we celebrated the 4th with family and enjoyed a little break from the hot, hot, heat. From here, the rest of the month was a whirlwind --- we prepped for a big home shoot (more on that later!), worked through more of our travel plants, had a pop-up shop for Citizen Home Decor at the Phoenix West Elm, hosted our dear friend, Dawn, and made a whole lot of Christmas ornaments and coasters. It was a busy one, but by far one of our best months of the year! 

We ended the month by boarding a jet plane and hopping the pond to London, England! We'll be here for a few days exploring the city, taking in the sights and drinking lots of tea + coffee before we head on over to Paris for a few days - ECK! Anyways, ready for a few peeks into our home during the month of July? Without further ado -

-- Scott and I recently purchased this wood and marble side table from West Elm after humming and hawing on what to put in this space for what feels like ages (there was a tall plant stand + hanging plant here previously)! The side table has been on my wish list forever (along with the matching coffee table), and I am SO happy with how well it complements this space. PS Here's a few tips on how to style a photo ledge - like the one we have pictured here! 

-- Our vintage Mid-Century dresser is looking mighty fine stacked with fresh flowers, art work and our favorite trinkets and treasures. The blue and white bowling pin was still life oil painting that Scott made while in college, and the Dala horse was a gift from my folks from their trip to Sweden last year. While both have pieces that have such different meanings and memories associated to them, they're equally as special in my book.

-- A peek at my home office where I can usually be found Mondays and Fridays, working away and sipping on iced coffee. I actually didn't spend a whole lot of time in here this month, but it's always a space that I know I can rely on to be peaceful and quiet (perfect for those work from home days)! Also, in case you're curious -- my desk is from West Elm and I love, love, love it! 

How was your July? It seemed to go by so fast around here! We were just in Salt Lake City, and now we're in London -- SO crazy! And now August is almost here and we're starting the month the most amazing way we know how -- traveling abroad and fulfilling our teenage dreams of seeing the Eiffel Tower together, awwwh!

Hope you have an incredible week, friends! I promise to post here as often as possible, but don't forget that you can follow along on our London + Paris adventures on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Here's to an amazing one!

-Chelsea xo