Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shopping Around My Town...Part 2

For part Two of my "Shopping Around My Town" I want to share with you Details 2. Next door to Details 1 in Sugarhouse, Details 2 is one of my favorite places to shop! They offer everything from new reproduction French crowns & mercury glass, to authentic European antiques & home decor. The displays are eye candy in themselves. You will find a welcoming group of women running this shop, eager to help you with all your design needs. I always walk away with new & unique ideas to incorporate into my own homes decor. I would have never thought of hanging a chandelier from the center of a canopy bed, however look how gorgeous it looks! Have fun looking at all the gorgeous pictures, xo Alys

Details Essential Comforts for The Home
1993 S 1100 E Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 364-8963
If you are a shop owner in Utah and would like to be featured in my "Shopping Around My Town" feature please email me. I would be happy to come out and photograph your shop.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shopping Around My Town...

Why don't you come shopping with me around my town? Our first stop will be one of my favorite boutique shops to frequent often, Details 1 & 2. Both shops have an air about them, a vibe that you feel as soon as you walk through the door. The beautiful treasures for your home that can be found in these shops will be adored for many years to come. From new items to rare fine antiques there is something for everyone to delight in. I have photographed both shops for you and will share Details 1 with you this evening and Details 2 with you on Wednesday. Details 1 carries the look of sophisticated elegance, and Details 2 is a bit more French country.

I am going to photograph one of my favorite shops for you every other month. I think this will be a fun addition & feature to add to the blog. I will call it "Shopping Around My Town" If you are not from here, you will get a chance to sneak a peak at all the great shopping Utah has to offer. I am always getting emails asking where the best hidden boutique & antique shops are in Utah, so I think this will be a great way of showing you the fabulous shopping and quaint little stores we have here in this great state. Enjoy the photos, and should you ever come to Utah email me and I will forward you a list/map of all my favorite shops!

Details Essential comforts for the home, Tucked away in Sugar House is Salt Lake’s finest find. Here you may rub elbows with the West’s leading interior designers as you shop for linens, bedding, accessories and treasured accent details.

For years, owner Becky Hatch has given fresh inspiration to designers only, in the art of accessories and display. Now, simple yet exquisite details provide a refined setting for her retail store where she knows how to provide maximum impact and lavish accent to create your own space and to evoke style to your own home.

In the store tones, textures, colors and fragrance come to life with Becky’s signature style. You will feel like you have been transported to a boutique in New York, San Francisco, or Santa Monica as you view a multitude of accessories and furniture both new and Vintage, and take time to discover the vast variety of linens (12diferent lines) bedding, comforters, pillows and bath accessories which define a room with comfort. Fueled by Becky’s buying trips abroad and back East, you may view China from England, tapestries, framed water colors from Europe, unique florals, Venetian mirrors and frames, tiles, rugs and furniture to transform or to accent your home.

Details store is inspired by the best in European Design, all their items are versatile and luxurious. At Details, turning a house into a comfortable haven is an-art.

Details Essential Comforts for The Home
1993 S 1100 E Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 364-8963
If you are a shop owner in Utah and would like to be featured in my "Shopping Around My Town" feature please email me. I would be happy to come out and photograph your shop. xo, Alys

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winter Blues & Summer Sun

Every year in February I get a case of the winter blues, this year has been no different. I am a girl that LOVES the sun, and getting away from the long chilly winter here in Utah is a must for me. We have been trying to plan a vacation to the sun, but are stumped this year on where to go? We normally go to Hawaii, Florida or California. But this year we want to try out somewhere new. We have never been outside of the United States so that is an option as well. Any suggestions for a girl searching for her rays?!

"I want to be where the sun warms the sky
When it's time for siesta you can watch them go by
Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where a girl loves a boy, and a boy loves a girl"

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I have to share a funny love story with you. I was age 12 in 7th grade and I had a boyfriend, we were officially "going out". Meaning he was my boyfriend and I was his girlfriend period! Nothing else, no holding hands, kissing etc... At least this was what I thought until Valentines day came rolling around. It was customary for girls my age to send notes to their boyfriends either in class or drop them in the slot of their locker. Well to my surprise my boyfriend left me a V-day love note. It was so sweet and I was so excited to get it until I read S.W.A.K at the bottom. The naive me had no idea what this meant, however my boyfriend was kind enough to literally spell it out for me S.W.A.K= SOMEONE WANTS A KISS... and he was even so sweet to follow it up with NOW! Well this sent an instant shock of terror through my body, I remember thinking Kiss?! GROSS! I found all my best girls and told them to go break up with this sicko kisser freak right away! I will always remember how nervous and scared I was thinking I was going to have to kiss a boy! Yucky...Yes, I have came along way since those good ole days of 7th grade and I have to admit, I like to kiss boys now! S.W.A.K

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Bliss

Today I had the opportunity to photography my cousin Haylee. She is having her second baby and I was so excited to capture these images of her. She definitely has the pregnancy glow that we all wish we could walk around with 24/7! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites from the session with you. I will be photographing the new baby upon its arrival and will be sure to share the pics with you all as well! Have a great day, xo Alys

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Your Mama Don't Dance & Your Daddy Don't Rock n Roll

If any of my bloggers friends out there are wondering why I have a been a bit MIA lately I have a confession! I am addicted to Rockband...Shhh, secretly I do believe I am a rock star in my own little living room! I love it! I play the drums, I sing and I play the guitar...OK no, I haven't totally fallen off the deep end, colored my hair pink, and pierced my nose "Secretly I would like to" we just dressed up for our family rock out session tonight. It was so much fun!

Introducing our family band "KantDanz" Aspen was on the mike, Aysha the drums, and Robert & I on the guitars. If you haven't played you must! It doesn't matter what age you are you will get a kick out of this game. And our family is up to a rockband challenge anytime...Bring it on! :)

Anders came a bit late but wanted to dress up as well. Isn't he adorable!?

Help! My pinkie finger can't reach the orange key!!! Are any of you rockbanders out there experiencing this same problem? As hard I as try I just can't seem to get the brain and fingers to work together when it comes to the orange key.
Now that I have explained my reason for being a total slacker, I promise I will get back to my regular blog postings. I have some awesome plans for the blog over the next couple of months so do stop by again soon, Rock On, Alys