MagicLinen

It’s crazy to think that come this fall, we have lived in our apartment for seven years (!). We’ve contemplated moving a handful of times, but we always end up staying because we love our neighborhood so much.

After so many years here, I’ve been slowly updating our home to make it feel fresh—adding new books, artwork or accessories—and have recently been focusing on our bedroom. We had been thinking about switching to linen sheets for awhile, especially as we head into summer. Enter MagicLinen!

A family-run business based in Europe, MagicLinen makes incredible linen textiles for your home. From sheet sets and duvets, pillows and bath towels, to table linens and napkins, everything is beautifully made out of high quality linen. We had such a hard time narrowing down what we wanted—they have so many amazing options.

After much deliberating, we decided to get their sheet set in optical white, shams in natural and a striped pillow cover. I love the pop of stripe against our otherwise neutral bed.

MagicLinen’s stonewashed linen is OEKO-TEX® certified, which means it is free of harmful chemicals (and therefore, extremely soft!). Each and every piece is handcrafted in a small family-run studio by professional highly skilled tailors.

I love being able to support brands that are not only investing in creating long-lasting, quality products, but are also doing so in a safer and healthier way.

Our favorite part of our new linen bedding is how well it regulates our temperature while we’re sleeping. Linen is a super breathable fabric that helps keep you cool in hot weather and warm in the winter. Our apartment can run quite warm (ah, the joys of NYC apartments), so this has been helping us sleep much more soundly. We also can’t get over how soft the bedding is! Right out of the box, it’s extremely luxurious feeling and keeps getting better and better.

Photos by Jen Trahan

currently

After a (very) long break from this space, I’ve decided it was time to finally come back! I asked a lot of you on instagram what you’d like to see here and it was so helpful! I’m excited to start incorporating into future posts.

Here’s what I’m currently up to…

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Reading:
The White Album by Joan Didion. I am a big fan of Joan Didion (make sure to watch her doc on Netflix!), but somehow had never read The White Album. I started reading it before Thanksgiving to gain some background before seeing a performance of the title essay this weekend at BAM. I’m hoping the performance expands and goes to more cities. I highly recommend seeing it if you’re able!

Painting:
Our apartment! After 6 years in the same space with basic builder’s paint, we’ve decided to repaint and freshen up our apartment. We are excited to be partnering with Clare, a newcomer to the paint scene. I’m obsessed with their peel & stick paint samples, which made it so easy to choose a color! You peel and stick them on your wall and can move them around from room to room and see them in different lighting — so smart.

Following:
Nadine Jane Astrology. I’ve been getting more and more into astrology lately and I love Nadine’s instagram account — it’s so beautifully designed and incredibly thoughtful. She puts together amazing imagery to go with each of her posts and I always look forward to seeing my monthly mantra. She just recently started an email subscription so now you can get your monthly horoscope in your inbox!

Coveting:
I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of straight leg jeans in a medium wash and am hoping these AGOLDE jeans will be perfect! I’ve heard great things about AGOLDE jeans so I’m excited to try.

Thank you so much for coming back and reading! Please leave a comment if there is anything you’d like to see around here!