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.

SUMMER STARTS HERE: STAY COOL THIS MEMORIAL DAY

by Marisa Marcantonio

Finally! Time to get out the beach towels and spend as much time out of doors as possible. Every summer I find so many fantastic goodies for outdoor entertaining and a life if leisure that I want them all. Here are a few that have it made in the shade:

Photo courtesy of World Market
How great is this Venice Umbrella from World Market? The pattern is a little bit Peter Dunham a little bit Raoul Textiles.

Photo courtesy of Roberta Roller Rabbit
With terry on one side and fabric on the other, this Roberta Roller Rabbit blanket/towel fills many functions. Take your pick: picnic or beach.

Instead of a hammock, try Pier 1's Swingasan Chair. A what? I know, but you will love it.



Photo courtesy of Luna Bazaar
Use real or battery operated votives for these mini lanterns in sensational brights from Luna Bazaar to illuminate the night sky.

Photo courtesy of West Elm
If your garden needs a dose of new Americana, then this light wood bench called The Dexter from West Elm is for you. It's a neo-Windsor Chair with clean lines and classic elements. Love it for inside or out.


Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs
If you need new chairs for eating outside, these Gallante Chairs, aluminum painted to look like bamboo, from Ballard Designs fit the bill. You would have to look for ages to find a vintage set like it, so save your time and spend it with a summer beach read instead.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
A nautical eco friendly wine tote for the gift of spirits when you go to a friend's house. From Sea Bags for Pottery Barn.

Photo courtesy of Z Gallerie
Melamine plates in a Moroccan pattern, check. From Z Gallerie.
It's a holiday weekend so eat drink and be merry!

LOVE ROBERTA ROLLER RABBIT? CHECK OUT THEIR FIRST FURNITURE SALE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Roberta Roller Rabbit, known for their hand block printed collection and laid back style, is having their first ever Furniture Sale, offering 20% off all furniture, curtains, comforters, chairs, napkins, and pillows. The sale runs until April 24th, at all Roberta Rabbit locations: New York City, South Hampton NY, Palm Beach Florida, and Santa Monica CA.
Get your home ready for spring!