WARMING TREND: WELCOME SPRING WITH ROBERTA ROLLER RABBIT

by Marisa Marcantonio

Raising the fun quotient for resort wear, Roberta Freymann's Roberta Roller Rabbit has forever changed what we wear to the beach. Her fun - loving global wares and Indian block prints add a punchy jolt of color at home and at play. A sea of color await you in her new Palm Beach outpost. This season, she has moved off Worth Avenue and into the first floor of The Esplanade, into a gracious home. It allows her the space to fully tell the RRR story, as it is filled with saturated colors, joyous patterns, and easy to wear beachy silhouettes. There is plenty for home too, and let's not forget the all-important hostess gift, for this is a town synonymous with entertaining with style. Enjoy the new house of Roberta, where it is hard to leave empty - handed.

Citrus yellow awnings lure you inside.

Window dressing with color coordinated resort wear and home goods.

Take a seat in a patterned chair as you browse the bejeweled necklaces on a nearby table.

Available in every possible hue, pareos can get sandy or cut a bright swath across a dining table.

Bathing suits, sarongs, button down shirts, kurtas and dresses in bold signature prints stand out against the cheery yellow walls.

Children's bathing suits, mini kurtas, shorts and hats are beach ready.

A white canopy bed made up in jaunty blue and white bedding sits on a graphic rug in the middle of the shop.

A closer look at the bedding, where mixing scale is de rigeur.

More blue and white looks oh - so - right in this resort setting.

Scarves and throws come with embroidery and printed versions.

Grab a clutch and go.

Bone-inlaid furniture and accessories fit right into the pattern play.

These adorable monkeys make great gifts, as do the cosmetic bags above.

A wall of neatly rolled quilts ready for a home.

Edged in teal blue and saffron yellow, RRR china featuring an elephant motif is festive and sophisticated.

JOURNALISTIC

by Marisa Marcantonio

Sometimes you want to make a quick jot and pull an attractive notebook out of your tote, instead of a ratty old spiral bound excuse for a notebook. What's better than your favorite interior fabrics on accessories? Both Roberta Roller Rabbit and Peter Dunham's Hollywood at Home have attractive fabric-bound options to help keep you looking good while list making. Whether you keep a journal, sketches or musings, you will have the proper paper close at hand.

Peter Dunham's new fabric covered books in his signature prints and new West Hollywood map print, Star Map by artist Konstantin Kakanias are available at Hollywood at Home.

Roberta Freymann, darling of the jaunty Indian printed caftan, has new journals in some favorite patterns at Roberta Roller Rabbit. I spotted these on a recent trip to her newly expanded Palm Beach store.

Photo courtesy of Paper Source
Inspired by early botanical drawings, this Liberty fabric notebook from Paper Source has full blown peonies on it for an instant mood lift.