2014 06 01 archive

Friday, June 27, 2014

LCY Yard Sale: Neutral queen-sized upholstered bed!

Hey everyone! So I bought a new bed off Joss and Main on a complete whim and found a different headboard on sale elsewhere that I actually want instead.  I know I am crazy. No need to tell me.

So I am selling it! It’s literally never been used. The base is still unassembled in a box. Super neutral, nailhead trim, works in any space.

Cash and carry!

Asking $300 or best offer/highest bidder. Retails for over $500 on Wayfair.

Email me at alaina dot lcy at gmail dot com! Would love to see it go this weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Back to the Motherland

I am beyond elated to say that I am returning to the motherland. Europe. (I think of France as the ultimate mothership, calling me home. No, I am not French.) Long story short, my boyfriend and I decided to take a big “dream trip,” so we put six dream trips in a hat. They were:

– Spain
– Ireland and Scotland
– Switzerland and South of France
– Prague, Budapest, and Vienna
– Vietnam
– Belgium and Sweden

But Switzerland and France won. Hoorah!

We are researching what we want to do and see, and I’d love any advice you have!

Tickets are booked. We are going in early October over my 29th birthday. We fly into Zurich, traveling westward (probably by train). He wants to ski one day – I am not the best skier, but I’d love to give it a go. Then we are getting a car and touring the French Riviera (Cannes, Marseille, St. Tropez) and Provence before hopping a train up to Paris for two nights and heading home. (Seriously, this won’t feel real until I’m actually there.)

I’ve been browsing hotels and AirBNB and tourism sites, but I love advice from people who have been! We have such limited time everywhere.

Realistically probably 2-3 days in Switzerland, 4-5 in the South of France, and 2 in Paris. 

Help! What cities and sites (and wineries) are must sees? 

Here are a few things I’ve discovered:

Chateau de Massillan in Provence, a Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotel

Then there’s this hotel also in Provence I found on Jetsetter. Fancaypants.

This attic apartment in Paris via AirBNB

Definitely want to put my adventure cap on and explore Gorges du Verdon in Provence:

In Switzerland, we want to see/ski(?) the Matterhorn:

and grab dinner at the Aescher Hotel restaurant:

Also heard great things about Lucerne, mainly from Liz.

So many options!

Neither of us have been to Switzerland or the South of France and it seems like every city and village is worth seeing so we are at a loss of how best to attack this! 


Thursday, June 12, 2014

LCY Yard Sale: Custom Headboard, Lamps, Rug, and English Roll Arm Sofa!

It’s true. I am selling my custom headboard. I love love love it, but for many reasons, I am redoing my bedroom (again). Before ya’ll think I’m crazy, the answer is no, I don’t find it stressful, I love the process! I would absolutely keep it if I had anywhere to store it. Alas, I do not… I really need a temperature controlled storage unit.

Anywho. Prices listed below. Highest bidder gets it!

Email me at alaina dot lcy at gmail dot com if interested! Cash and carry in Chicago area. No shipping.


custom queen headboard in Scalamandre fabric – $600

(would retail for upwards of $2000)

two pink Robert Abbey lamps – $100 each

(originally $260 each)

5×8′ rug – $100
(originally $466)

Pottery Barn English Roll Arm Carlisle Grande Sofa 90.5″ in Metal Gray Twill

see full product description here

(comes with two back cushions not shown here that have never been used)

Asking $1000 OBO, cash and carry.

(Purchased 1.5 years ago for $1800)