Posts in DECOR
STYLE & THE BAR CART- TARTAN WITH A TROPICAL TWIST

Hello darlings! Today I'm happy to bring another edition of "Style & The Bar Cart." If you're not familiar with this series let me quickly break it down for you. 

Style & The Bar Cart is a creative production that combines my passions (style, decor, vintage & DIY) to serve as outfit and occasion inspiration for the modern-vintage girl who loves to entertain in style and prefers cocktails over wine. I've created 3 entries in the series thus far and today I'm elated to bring you a holiday inspired cart just in time for Christmas! 

For this Bar Cart I wanted to do something traditional and incorporate one of my favorite holiday prints; Tartan. This print scream classic Christmas but I still wanted to add my own twis to it and that's when I reached out for your opinion. Would it be #TropicalTartan or #TartanWithATwist? 

The majority of votes supported #TropicalTartan and I was super happy about that because anything Tropical is right up my alley. I also liked the other theme so I decided to combine the two and bring you tartan with a tropical twist! Clever right?!

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DIY AFRICAN WAX PRINT ORNAMENTS

This year I challenged myself to make some different ornaments that reminded me of home and incorporated my culture. African culture makes up large part of who we are as Guyanese and I wanted a group of bright, colorful ornaments made of African Dutch wax prints. These prints have an amazing history that spans continents but even more their vibrant colors and stunning patterns have, for many of us, become the epitome of West African design.

Head over to my post here on About.com's Home section to get the full tutorial 

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STYLE & THE BAR CART - KRYSTLE'S VINTAGE THIRTY PT3

It's snowing cats and dogs here in NYC so I decided to push this post live! I also want to give you a little something to keep your thoughts warm if you're experiencing a frigid day like me. 

For my Thirtieth birthday (Part 1), I celebrated in pure Modern-Vintage; Tropical-Glam Panache and of course I needed a tropical themed bar-cart that was suitable for the celebration! If you're not familiar with my series let me give you the full spiel.

Style & The Bar Cart is a creative production that combines my passions (style, decor, vintage & DIY) to serve as outfit and occasion inspiration for the modern-vintage girl who loves to entertain in style and prefers cocktails over wine. 

As with all my bar-carts, this one is easy to put together. Continue reading to get all the tropical-vibes your heart desires. 

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KRYSTLE'S VINTAGE THIRTY - PART 1

Yaaasssssss!!!! I turned 30 this month and had a blast doing so. I planned on sharing this post sooner but between all the birthday celebrations and work, I had no time to do so until now.

Honestly, I'm super tired and have a ton of work to complete for LinkedIn, and some things to tend to for Mom so I'll keep this post short and sweet on the words and heavy on the images. I have another piece I want to share with you but will do so when I'm not trying to do 100 things at once. 

Now you're probably wondering why Krystle's Vintage Thirty, so let me explain. If you couldn't tell, I LOVE VINTAGE. Now besides my deep love, something usually becomes vintage after about 25 years, so I waited 5 more years after turning 25 to ensure I was in the clear. I don't actually think this refers to people but hey, it's my birthday and I make my own rules, damn it! Now even a Vintage Thirty wouldn't be complete without tropical flavor, after all my name is Krystle DeSantos! Now let's dive into some of the images from my 30th birthday weekend. 

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KRYSMAS DECOR

It was a Modern-Vintage, Tropical-Glam Christmas over at my place this year or what I call Krysmas (get it?πŸ˜‚)!Β 

I shared a few images on Instagram with you alrady but wanted to share a few more before the holiday spirit packs up her bags and heads out the door.

Continue reading for more details and of course more pics!  

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