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Smart design & stylish touches make this hotel memorable

It’s all about that rooftop pool and the unbeatable view. When I got the invitation for the Better Homes & Gardens’ stylemaker event, I was surprised to see that it was in Brooklyn this year. In all the years we’ve gone to NYC, we’ve yet to explore Brooklyn beyond a quickie visit back around circa
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4 colorful, memorable moments in New York City

Gucci chiavari chairs! Van Gogh Starry Night! Editor’s note: It feels like the whole world is going crazy, doesn’t it? Sometimes lately I feel like I can’t even listen to the news or social media. So many loud voices and loud feelings, right?  So I’m putting something out there that’s lovely and happy today.  Something
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New York City travel guide on what to do with kids in the big city (written from a boy mom's perspective) www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

NYC with Kids

Last week a reader requested that I put together an NYC with Kids post in light of our last trip to Manhattan with Jude (see my San Francisco with Kids post too!). I’m not the definitive guide here by any means, but I can tell you what for sure worked for our 8 year old
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On newsstands October 4th, Stylemaker magazine is a new publication by Better Homes & Gardens with insightful interviews from various designers, creatives, and bloggers featuring their homes and offices. Pencil Shavings Studio author and designer Rachel Shingleton is featured in a 10 page spread full of her colorful home and inspiration for stylish living. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Stylemaker Issue on stands now!

Last week we took Jude to New York City as I attended my 4th Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker event. It’s one of my favorite blogger things to attend, and it was extra special to go this year as we have an enormous spread in their newest magazine(!). More on this in a sec.  It’s
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