Monday, June 30, 2014

Want It, Need It

Anddddd I'm in London! Not to rub it in your face but I thought I'd share some British favorites. These picks are pretty mainstream but hopefully after this trip I'll have a slew of new ones... and a royal title? Isn't it every girl's dream to become a princess!

If you have any recommendations please be sure to tweet me @PiquedPR or @FashionPennPal. Headed to Sicily next... 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Want It, Need It

No that I own a house I've taken it upon myself to become more domesticated. I've got the cleaning, organizing, decorating thing down but the cooking part... now that's a whole other story! I think the issue comes down to the fact that I don't enjoy cooking nor have I ever been a foodie. This girl would much rather eat grilled cheese and macaroni any day over fancy foods.

Despite my lack of interest I'm genuinely making a conscious effort to try. I celebrated my birthday with a cooking class at Sur la Table learning to make pasta. I learned a lot (yet I still need to try it on my own). The other weekend I also learned to make scones at the beach. Pretty soon I'll be the next Martha Stewart (sans prison, of course)! Wink wink. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Want It, Need It

What are your summer basics? Mine consist of peplums for a flattering figure, lots of pieces in comfy t-shirt material, espadrilles and of course quirky little characters to entertain and fill my home with. I recently tried on this Joie jacket at Posh Collections and fell in love... I kinda think I need it for traveling. Oh and you guys need to read this book! Full of advice, inspiration and of course juicy little industry secrets. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Want It, Need It

PR Couture, Likeable, If You Have To Cry Go Outside, By Invitation Only, Think Like A Rockstar, The PR Writer's Handbook, The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Monster Loyalty, Pinterest & Power

Besides spending more time with my family and dogs, reading is the one thing I wish I had more time for. I used to read a TON during high school and college. I have a million books under the "notes" section on my iPhone, the list keeps growing and the time keeps dwindling.

Half of these books I've read and highly recommend to any PR, social media or marketing professional, especially you college students always looking for advice. The other half are some of those books on that list. There's some much information and knowledge out there that I'm on a mission to absorb as much of it as I can. What books do you recommend? How do you fit reading into your busy schedule?      

Friday, June 6, 2014

Link Love

An interview with Julia of Lemon Stripes on The Preppy Post Grad that provides great advice on blogging and entrepreneurship. Basically, working for yourself isn't everyone's cup of lemon flavored tea!

Could blogger/interior designer/author/my girl crush Erin Gates' office be any more pretty in coral-y pink?

Because jewelry no longer hides inside the jewelry box, these tray-chic new arrivals from Hattan Home are begging to be style on your vanity and covered with jewels.

Has anyone else wondered what goes on inside the dishwasher? Not as fascinated as one would think, huh?

Thrilled to welcome Laura Dro as Piqued PR's newest client and this print needs to be in every blogger's home... peonies + radiant orchid = every bloggers dream!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Want It, Need It

Okay, I can't hold it in any longer! I'm finally taking a vacation. And not just a weekend in Avalon kind of vacation, but a 8 hour flight, week + journey across the "pond" as they call it in London. Yupp, Piqued PR is taking a trip to London AND Sicily.

To say I'm excited is an understatement as I've been dreaming of a European adventure since France four years ago. Have you been to London or Sicily? Please send your recommendations my way!