Well, we are one day closer to Friday. Happy Tuesday!
Today, I have one of my favorite ladies for today’s Pretty in Pink guest- Deeyn Rhodes of Nannie Inez.
Now, Deeyn is one freaking cool lady. She is one of the classiest gals I know, and she just exudes sophistication. Moving here from NYC, she is now the owner and purveyor of the coolest design & home decor shop in Austin- Nannie Inez. She is frequently traveling the world, finding original and exceptional things to bring back to us.
Her store is such a gem, and should definitely be on your list of places to hit if you’re visiting, or if you’re doing birthday/ anniversary/ holiday shopping (hint hint Justin).
But cool things alone do not a shop make.
Deeyn makes the shop.
Aside from having beautiful things in her shop, Deeyn makes an effort to connect to her community. She frequently invites other makers to come in and host workshops. I myself have done a perfume workshop at the shop and it was delightful.
On a personal note, she is really special. You know when you meet someone and they immediately put you at complete ease, so much so, that you feel comfortable talking freely and completely? She has that quality. And what an amazing quality to have. Upon meeting her, I was so impressed by her style and sophistication, but even more impressed by her warmth and ability to connect. She is so easy to talk to, and while I rarely tell people of my far-fetched long-term dreams, I have shared these with Deeyn.
Another (and yes there are many) of the exceptional things I have noticed about Deeyn is the care and time she takes with people. While I am guilty of writing quick and truncated emails, often without greeting or salutation, she writes thoughtful and invested emails.
It’s no coincidence why people love her, and I’m no exception.
Thanks my beautiful friend for spending time with us, and for sharing some of your favorite items in the shop.
Thanks again Deeyn for sharing your dad’s story with us, and for tuning us in to what’s hot in pink in your shop.
Happy Monday (is there really such a thing?) and welcome back to aquahaus.
Today, we travel to NC, and I’m so excited to introduce you to the awesome Summer Hogan of Simple Stylings.
We’ve become friends through the awesome One Room Challenge, and if you don’t know what this is, you’re missing out! And you need to get with the program.
Last go round, she made over her deck and it is gorgeous.
This time around, she is making over her closet, and what women doesn’t love that??
Summer is so warm, so genuine, and so encouraging. She shows endless kindness, and has such a nurturing heart. She has an adorable son, whom she adopted from Russia in 2010, and I love reading about their adventures together on her blog. For someone who doesn’t consider herself crafty or creative, her design/ crafts/ cooking are pretty freaking extraordinary.
I find it so interesting that somehow through the internet, the world indeed has become smaller. We are able to meet and cultivate friendships with people across the country, even across oceans.
I’m so happy to call Summer a friend, and am so happy she agreed to participate in Pretty in Pink.
Thanks again Summer for spending time with us today.
Go forth and conquer this week people!!
When I moved back to Austin 2.5 years ago, one of the first people I was lucky enough to meet was Kirsten Stoddard of Triple Max Tons. Kirsten is awesome, and freaking hilarious. She seriously makes me laugh so much, every time I’m around her.
When you throw a party, and you want it to be fun, you invite Kirsten.
If you’re having a bad day and you want to laugh, you call Kirsten.
You wanna craft? You call Kirsten.
You wanna watch the Bachelor? Yup…you guessed it.
She is basically the girlfriend you want to have in your posse, because she is just so rad and so real. She is always up for whatever, and just down to hang.
Oh and you know the Flash tattoos that were ALL OVER ACL?
Yes, those, and the ones that Beyonce sports too?
Yeah, Kirsten is the PR manager for Flash tattoos! And they are blowin’ up!!!
She also pens a super cool blog that I’ve been a long time reader of… and you should too.
And lastly, she’s so beautiful that she also MODELS!
As seen from the recent Purse and Clutch lookbook.
She does it all. Without further ado….
Isn’t she just the best? I wish she would do a house tour… (hint hint), she has awesome style. The vintage Eames lounger is amazing, but so is that balloon. Hilarious.
Thanks so much Kir for spending time with us.