Tracey Rapisardi partners with Southern Living and Coastal Living Magazine!

TRACEY RAPISARDI DESIGN, LLC PARTNERS WITH SOUTHERN LIVING AND COASTAL LIVING!

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SARASOTA, FL, MARCH 5, 2015 – TRACEY RAPISARDI DESIGN, LLC has been selected as a member of the Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network, a group of editorially recommended designers for readers of the Time Inc. titles. In late 2014, Coastal Living and Southern Living partnered to launch this brand-credentialed group of interior designers in key markets across the country.

All designers in the network have been vetted by editorial representatives of each magazine.

“Together Coastal Living and Southern Living inspire more than 20 million consumers each month with great interior design,” said Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living. “This collaboration will allow designers the opportunity to connect with our consumers and bring the look of the magazines to life.”

“Our new Designer Network further strengthens our ties with the design community and showcases our unique roles as authorities on design to both the trade and consumers,” said Antonia van der Meer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Living.

 

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“To be asked to go into partnership with Southern Living and Coastal Living is a great honor. I look forward to working with both brands on projects that will influence the readers and viewers with style – whether it is a home, a table set for dinner, or items in your beach bag!! It will be a wonderful experience to work closely with Southern Living and Coastal Living in this great adventure.” – Tracey Rapisardi

 

 

 

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As an editorially recommended designer for readers of the Time Inc. titles (Southern Living and Coastal Living) we met in Nashville for a conference with brand-credentialed; builders and developers from across the country, sponsors of the Custom Builder Program, as well as the editors of both Southern Living and Coastal Living. What a great time we had and what creative and kind people we met!

 

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Southern Living and Coastal Living did such a seamless job in Nashville – all the details were impeccable. Even down to the registration table decorated with Nashville flower arrangement. So cute!

 

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Girl’s road trip???… Since we are located in Sarasota, FL, we thought it would be a good idea to make it a girls road trip – so we could have a little extra time to explore Nashville!

aka: shop… eat… and drink ; )

 

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A morning in Franklin, TN… Just 20 minutes from Nashville was a little dream town – from the boutiques to the restaurants! Lunch at 55 South was fantastic – and the ambiance was just what you would expect in TN.

 

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Save the best little shop for last… Ice cream… xxoo

 

Love is Sweet

LOVE IS SWEET

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Happy Love Day!

 

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Designing with loving hearts.

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Nothing as heart warming as having heart shaped touches in your life!

 

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Love is all you need – xxoo

Baking Frosted Sugar Cookies and Sweets for Christmas

snowflake cookies

It’s the sweetest time of year. All the warm smells, pretty Christmas lights, the Christmas music playing and having something good to drink. Enjoy while you bake your Christmas cookies, trim the tree and wrap your gifts. Soft colored snow flake sugar cookies. Oh, so pretty and unique, and they even taste wonderful.

sugar cookies at a christmas gathering

A fun filled gathering to enjoy homemade sugar cookies and Christmas candy while opening small gifts from each other.

how to say merry

How to say Merry in a new way! How delicious.

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Steam a pot of Hot White Chocolate with handmade cut peppermint marshmallows from Butter Baked Goods & Cafe, known for their marshmallows. They have a wide variety of flavors. Oh, so so good. Even better with sugar cookies. Santa is a very lucky man this year!

a steaming pot of white hot chocolate

White chocolate peppermint bark with crushed peppermint candy on top. So much fun and easy to make.

christmas bulbs cookies

How cute are these? Cate made little Christmas bulbs.

so cute and tastey

So cute!

pink marshmallows

How adorable is the tea pot with the stocking hat cozy? I had to get it. So, so adorable and oh, of course I had to buy the pink marshmallows when I saw them. Oh, a little white Christmas tree adds so much charm to a table. The mini paper chain was made by my daughter Mandi. Simple things in life are so special.

sugar yummys

Sugar confections – nothing like them. So festive!

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How sweet it is. Yum, yum good!

happy cottage christmas

cottage merry christmas

Gathering and enjoying the holidays with dear friends and family makes your heart all warm and cozy.

christmas cottage

We had so much fun coming together and creating this blog.

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Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays with the ones you love. ooxx coral-heart-different-colour-th

Pink Chocolate Popcorn For Movie Night

Another collaboration with me and Cate. Pink Popcorn!!

Slippers and PJs

Time for a break from everyday life. Get together with your family and friends, grab your pj’s and put your hair up or down. (I always pin it up out of my face.)

Comfy Couch

Get your quilts and throws, soft pillows, and find a cozy place to snuggle up to.

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Snacks for Sunday

Make a bunch of Pink Popcorn (of course, it has to be pink) with melted Ghirardelli white chocolate mixed in.

Movie Day

Snacks and Movies

Movies and Snacks

Movies and a Snack

Chocolate Pretzels

Dip and drizzle your pretzels with white chocolate.

Popcorn and Movie Day

Add a cool and refreshing bubbly made of key limes to quench your thirst.

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Movie Day

Sweet Snacks

Chocolate Pretzels

Pick your movie. My list would be mostly girly movies. To me, there’s more to a movie than the plot…I need details in the movies; house, clothes, etc. So snuggle up and enjoy the show.

Have fun!

Some of my favorites:

The Holiday

Hook

It’s Complicated

The Devil Wears Prada

You’ve Got Mail

Something’s Gotta Give

Under the Tuscan Sun

Baking Polka Dot Cookies With Cate

A Sweet Summer Time Gathering

A special time with Cate, baking and creating something new and different for our blogger friends. Come enjoy the fun we had together – Cate baking, me styling and Mandi photographing. Oh what fun we had! You can have fun, too. Cate posted her recipe for you, but first let’s have a party.

cookies and mitt

Cookies right out of the oven!

paper plates,napkins and straws all with polka dots

Getting ready for a sweet summer time gathering!

having a treat of cookies and limeade

Cookies filled with fresh whipped cream and pretty sprinkles. We made fresh key limeade to sip on. Had to add some white chocolate to the mix for a sweet taste.

pretty cookies

Fresh whipped cream filled cookies mmm…with pretty colored sprinkles.

cute paper ice -cream cups and spoons

We all scream for ice cream! Of course, with sprinkles!!

color cookies and ice cream dishes

Pretty and delicious polka dot cookies with Häagen-Dazs vanilla bean ice cream with rainbow jimmies. How sweet are the dot ice cream cups and the dixie cup spoons. Jelly Belly’s Cold Stone Ice Cream Parlor Mix jelly beans taste good and look beautiful. Of course I ate all the brown ones so the ones pictured would match what I’m doing!!

a summer time treat

Cookies and ice cream and all the colors! Oh what a fun gathering!!

colorful cookies in a cookie jar

With left over cookies we put in a glass cookie jar because they are so colorful to look at.

cookies in the pantry with spices

Sweet summer treats in the pantry.

A special thank you goes to Cate with her yummy baking and my wonderful daughter Mandi for all the fun and work on this blog. Many more if you stay tuned!! Hope you enjoy it! ooxx

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