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Cherio, Au Revoir, see you all when we return!

Hi PARISH friends!!

As everyone celebrates Independence Day, Ashley and I will be heading out on our European shopping adventure! We are so excited and wanted to share all of our fun plans with you!!

We will be landing in the beautiful city of Brussels, and from there will travel to Sussex, London, Wiltshire, Cotswolds, Lille, and Tongeren (just to name a few cities!) We have a couple of fabulous guides that will be translating and directing us to some shops along the way! Oh how I wish I had taken a French class in college… My high school Latin has yet to serve me any purpose! Maybe one day… :)



Brussels, Belgium



Lille, France



London, England



Sussex, England







cotsoldsCotswolds, England (For all of you movie buffs… Harry Potter, Bridget Jones Diary, and Pride and Prejudice were filmed here!)

We will be scouring through flea markets, antique stores, and warehouses looking for the perfect pieces for our clients and for PARISH! Ashley and I will be instagram-ing pictures of our finds along the way!

We have lots of travel time and very long flights ahead of us, so today Ashley and I are sharing our favorite travel essentials!!

travel essentials

  1. Water! (No one likes a thirsty shopper…)
  2. Lip Balm (Rosebud Salve is one of our favorites!)
  3. Lilly Pulitzer Traveler Pant (Ladies, go buy these pants NOW! They are the best skinnies on earth… and called “the traveler” for a reason!)
  4. A great bag- I love a classic tote from Kate Spade…or Tory Burch… or Chanel. :)
  5. Comfortable black wedges- Jessica Simpson nailed it with these!
  6. Cute flats… for when those comfy wedges fail you. My favorite pair from Steve Madden is slim enough to fit in my purse!
  7. A Fab scarf! If you can rock an Hermes scarf, then by all means do- but a sleek polka dot will work for this girl!
  8. Granola bars- It is rare, if ever, that Ashley and I sit down for lunch…so snacks on the go are essential!
  9. Tylenol PM- obviously. We’re planning to get some good napping in on the plane. This might be Ashley’s first nap since the kiddos were born :)
  10. Books and Magazines- Rarely do we get a sec to kick back and read! We’re planning to read in between naps! :) I’m psyched to start Elizabeth Smart’s new book and sift through a pile of magazines!

Wish us luck and keep up with our European adventure by using #AFGIDdoesEurope! We will see you all very soon!



Happy Tuesday PARISH friends!

I hope everyone is getting excited about the Holiday weekend coming up!! I know everyone here at AGID and PARISH are counting down the days! I for one am super excited because I am going to be making my way to the beach to spend time with family and friends that I haven’t seen in weeks!! (Hurry up Thursday…!! ) and then Ashley and Jessica are beyond anxious for the weekend because they are going to be setting off on their European Vaca!! They are going to be shopping for treasures all over Europe for our clients as well as PARISH….. (but more to come on Thursday!!!)

As some of you may already know, I am a major planner, so I have been trying to get my grocery lists together as well as all my bags packed for over a week now! I thought it would be fun to do a round up of some of our favorite cocktails, sweet treats, and outfit inspirations that are all things Patriotic! My husband is a HUGE fan of the 4th of July… (I think this is  probably his favorite holiday of the whole year!!) so we will be making a few of the recipes below as well as the cocktails for my family while we enjoy fireworks on Friday!!



Red White and Blue Sangria


4th of July Fruity Ice Drink


Spiked Raspberry Lemonade


Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Patriotic Whoopie Pies


Pretzel Sparklers


4th of July Popsicles


Claire from The Chic Scribe


Sarah from Classy Girls Wear Pearls


Blair from Atlantic-Pacific

I hope that everyone enjoyed our 4th of July picks and that they give you some inspiration for the Holiday weekend!! Don’t forget to check back with us later in the week to hear ALL about Ashley and Jessica’s trip to Europe!! We will be spilling details about where all they will be traveling to and some of their favorite travel essentials!!

Have a great day!!


Toes in the Water…

Hello PARISH friends!!

Who is excited about the 3-day Holiday Weekend coming up?? I know that we are all super excited at PARISH and AFGID, so we thought it would be fun to each put together some of our favorite summer items to kick off the this fun filled weekend and season!!


 Ashley’s Favorites

OB-Ashley Memorial Day

Outdoor Shower ….. Strawberry Mojitos ….. Geometric Tiki Bandeau Tank  ….. Spring Fever

Black Cover Up  ….. Custom Built Summer Homes

Jessica’s Favorites

jessica memorial day

Dock Swings ….. Watermelon Lime Frosty ….. Topshop Cover Up

Marysia Swim Scalloped Bikini ….. Living So That ….. Beach House

  Rebecca’s  Favorites

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The Salty Chihuahua  ….. Porch Swing  ….. South of Broad ….. Anthropologies Offshore Caftan

Mara Hoffman Bikini  …. House Beautiful Beach House

  Meagan’s Favorites

OB-Meagan Memorial Day

Mara Hoffman Cami Bikini ….. Vix Nepal Cover Up ….. Mrs. Kennedy and Me …..

Blackberry Margarita ….. Hammock Porch Swings ….. Nantucket Summer House


Everyone have a great Memorial Day Weekend and pop into PARISH for some fun summer items for your home!! Until next week!