The Sketch Book — spring

spring in the city with daphne

alexandre birman aquazzura barefoot contessa belgian bag cynthia rowley daphne doxie nyc spring vince

Hello! Spring has FINALLY sprung in Manhattan. Are there leaves on the trees? No. Is it warm enough to walk around without a coat? Not exactly. But, I didn't say spring has sprung in Acapulco? No, I said Manhattan. And I don't need a hat/earmuffs/gloves to go get a cup of coffee so we're all celebrating!  Especially Daphne. She is loving tax day. She's not exactly sure what tax day is. But she's loving it all the same. She's pretty sure it's similar to Boxing Day, or maybe to Bastille Day. Both are occasions she celebrates with rosé and paté...

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Escapist Sketching

Inslee Inslee By Design spring The Sketch Book

Hello. According to iPhone weather, there is a 50% chance that it will be snowing by the time I leave the studio this evening. And there is a 100% chance that I'll be angry about it. I think it is safe to say that we've all had it with this winter.Let's just escape. Mentally. On the wings of this sketch. To a place where everyone wears cat eye sunglasses all the time. Where palm trees dot every street and every meal is eaten outdoors and accompanied by rosé.Can you see it? The turquoise water glistening on the horizon past that...

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Happy Spring

daffodil Inslee spring The Sketch Book

First day of spring has arrived! Time to go buy flowers and Instagram them!

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let's go to the bahamas

bahamas bedroom Inslee By Design Inslee Haynes leontine linens News and Events spring trunk show

White and soft minty blues and greens for spring time at Leontine Linens. This would be the perfect sanctuary to curl up in with a good book on a day like today. NYC is experiencing a very strange snowstorm, it's the weather equivalent of a treadmill. It's been snowing and snowing like crazy all day and yet the ground is still black in most places.Oh, and on the off chance you're in the Bahamas on Monday (why wouldn't you be? Let's all go!) you should go check out the Leontine Linens trunk show. Doesn't that sound like the best monday ever?...

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Ankles

ankles fashion illustration Inslee By Design Inslee Haynes spring The Sketch Book watercolor

 Spring is right around the corner... wait, let me slow down. I am really working on enjoying each day of my life and not living in the future. Literally, every morning I drink a glass of water and say to myself, I am going to fully enjoy this day.You should try it. So zen.But then I walk out the door and see a million different things and get inspired and start fastforwarding and before you know it, I'm planning out next October and a mental list of things I want to do to my future vacation home in Capri.So, with...

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