Petunia Picks: The Vivian Effect

blazer: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent || dress: Valentino || handbag: Saint Laurent
evening gown: Carolina Herrera || shoes: Kate Spade || evening gown: Melinda Eng
hat: Eric Javits || blazer: Balmain || boots: Sergio Rossi

Pretty Woman is one of my favorite movies. I love the lessons to be learned from the story line, and of course, the happily-ever-after--so much so that I have made the pilgrimage to Vivian's "apartment" in Hollywood + as well as The Beverly Wilshire. The styles from the movie, to me, are iconic and timeless. "It must have been love," because after 25 years, the Vivian effect is still going strong.


Tate's Bake Shop

Today I want to share with you my love for Tate's Bake Shop. A beloved establishment in The Hamptons for years, it is one of the few bakeries in America described as "worth putting miles on the odometer." Even The Barefoot Contessa raves about Tate's "scrumptious earthy treats."

I first came across their glorious delicacies in the most unusual of places--Walt Disney World. A few years back, Heritage Manor Gifts (located in the American Pavilion at Epcot--and where I once worked!) turned their shop into a showcase of American made products. Tate's Bake Shop was one of the brands featured. These little packages of cookies--simple to the eye--created excitement I had never seen in the Manor. Everyone, even international guests, seemed to know about Tate's and their addictive cookies. Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal Raisin. Gluten-Free. They flew off the shelves and became a sought-after item for anyone visiting World Showcase.

Once I tried them, I realized what all the hype was about. These cookies are indescribably delicious--a must on one's list! The texture, the taste, the variety--classic and fabulous.

Tate's founder, Kathleen King, began her love for baking back when she was 11, and in 1980, at only 21 years of age, she opened her first bake shop. Since then, she has successfully developed a full line of traditional American baked goods. Pure happiness + pure quality--with awards to prove it. Tate's won the 2011 Gold Sofi Award for Best Cookie.

Now it's your turn to try one of my favorites! I highly recommend the Double Chocolate Chip + Butterscotch Pecan. You can also purchase Variety Packs and Gift Baskets.

Now through April 5th, receive 20% Off All Gifts with the code SPRING15. You can also sign up for their newsletter or use the code SAVE10 at checkout for 10% off cookies, brownies, pies + cakes. They even have cookbooks!

...and if you're ever at Disney, make sure to pick up a small pack of cookies in Heritage Manor. They are the perfect patriotic snack for a walk "around the world."

Happy Weekend, xo 


Petunia Picks: Pineapples + Sunshine

Here in Florida, the idea of pineapples + sunshine = happiness. I love tropical, bright and positive patterns, textures and design. I especially adore Alex + Ani's Pineapple Bangle Bracelet. The pineapple represents hospitality, warmth and friendship--the three values that I hope always bring you back to The Yellow Petunia. : )


Finding Spring

With only two days remaining until the official start of spring, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite spring-inspired items from One King's Lane. I love the variety of products found there, as you can see from the above photos. Now is a great time to update and refresh your home for this beautiful new season. If you have never shopped at One King's Lane before, sign up today and take advantage of a $15 credit for purchases of $30+! 

Wishing you a lovely March 18th! xo


Green With Envy

Here are some of my picks for Saint Patrick's Day.

Happy Tuesday, friends--go out and be lucky! ; )


A Very Lilly Spring

Palm Trees, soft breezes + sunshine. These are my picks for spring in Florida...Lilly style! So happy the team brought back the First Impression print (and in yellow!) My beautiful mom just bought me the iPhone cover--cannot wait to use once the season actually arrives! 

 Have a happy Thursday, lovelies. xo


Meet Jessica Marie

Today I want to share with you the amazing work of Jessica Marie--a fellow blogger (and lucky for us!) designer of the most beautiful products that can help organize our lives--in style!

I have used agenda books and planners in my personal life for about five years now--but since starting my blog, I've found that sometimes it's more efficient to have my "regular" life and "blog" life separated. Ideas flow, projects come up, lists are made...and up until now, I've lost a lot of creative content on random pieces of paper throughout the house. : (

Jessica's stylish designs make my day a lot more organized. If you haven't already, I encourage you to download the FREE March Blog Planner and see for yourself how easy (and pretty!) it makes life. 

All of her designs are extremely affordable--and many can be made-to-order so that they are uniquely you! And the best news of all is that you don't have to blog to be fashionable. Some of my favorites include the Bills Checklist, Meal Plan + Shopping List and Address Book pages.

As a special gift to readers of The Yellow Petunia, Jessica is offering 15% off your order of $12 or more at The Preppy Greek. Use code BLOGPLANNER at checkout now through Saturday, March 14th!

Be sure to let me know some of your favorites!

*all photos with exclusive permission of Jessica Marie Design


Bohemian Beauty

romper || ring || top

"I'd rather wear flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck"

I love all that the bohemian beauty represents--carefree, unique, charming and love. These are some of my favorite styles for spring--perfect for that upcoming party, festival or vacation. I especially love these earrings + the peacock journal is the perfect place to jot down my innermost thoughts.


International Women's Day

"...be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead"
1 Peter 1:6

Each year on March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme is "Make It Happen" and I encourage each and every one of you to live your dreams, prosper, love and enjoy the simplicity and blessings of life.

Below are some of my favorite quotes--I hope they empower and inspire you to celebrate the feminine spirit.

"He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun.
...but he saw her like the sun, even without looking." 
Anna Karenina

"...why don't you tell me that if the girl had been worth having, she would have waited for you?
...no sir, the girl really worth having won't wait for anybody."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Come what may and love it."

"Leave a little sparkle wherever you go."

"Be daring, be different, be impractical. Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
Cecil Beaton

"Being happy never goes out of style."
Lilly Pulitzer

"Pretty and witty make the perfect pair."
Kate Spade


The Whimsical Spring Handbag

One of my favorite places to shop online is ModCloth. I love their classic + vintage-inspired style. They also have so many fun pieces you cannot find anywhere else. These handbags, clutches + totes are no exception--and are the perfect edition to your spring wardrobe.

The best news is that ModCloth give its new customers $10 off their first purchase of $75+ ( a great deal!) and they also offer FREE shipping on all orders $50+ here in the United States.

What are some of your favorites? I especially love the Tiger Lily and the Silver Metallic "Lay All Your Luxe" on Me (an ode to ABBA always gets me!)


Petunia Picks: Orlando Style

As I browse through the numerous Central Florida lifestyle magazines--I noticed that garden-inspired florals, light denim and crisp whites are an upcoming spring favorite here in "The City Beautiful." What's trending in your city at the moment?

Happy March 4th! "March Forth" with joy + love always! ; )



I am super excited that in ten days, Disney's Cinderella--starring Downton Abbey's Lily James (Lady Rose!)--will be in theaters. The Walt Disney Company never disappoints in their live-action remakes (think Angelina Jolie in Malificent and the incredible cast of Into The Woods.) 

Here are some of my Cinderella inspired fashions. The Philipp Plein heels are out-of-this-world!  Better than any glass slipper, in my opinion. I also love the Adrianna Papell gown. It's very "Cinderelsa" (Frozenesque!)

earrings: Macy's || dress: Tory Burch || clutch: ASOS || charm: Pandora || shoes: Philipp Plein || charm: Pandora || dress: Aidan Mattox || bracelet: Macy's || dress: Adrianna Papell


Majorca Palms: The J. Crew Style Guide Edit

I love the colors and transitional spring pieces in this month's style guide. The textures of the accessories, the attention to detail on the sweaters and t-shirts--amazing!

My favorite pieces are perfect for travel, work and weekends. I cannot wait to wear the Falling Flowers tee, and the Downing Bucket Bag (have you seen the mint?!) is delightful.


Happy March

"Spring will come and so will happiness. 
...hold on, life will get warmer."