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Jewelry Trend: Resin

A jewelry trend spotted on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways that really “resin”-ates with us is the fashion-forward style of resin. If you desire beautiful, luxurious, and classic jewelry pieces at affordable price points, this jewelry is the answer to your fashion prayers. Our resin pieces have contemporary, clean lines, offering a blend of classic and...

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3 Swoon-Worthy Ceramics Collections

Celebrate the beauty of natural materials with home accent pieces crafted by artisans from around the world that are fresh and remarkable. Our three unique collections of ceramics, including platters, vases, votives, pitchers, and more, are classic but on-trend, subtle but bold, colorful but neutral, each offering a harmonious blend of urban chic and elegant rusticity....

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Flower Power, Chelsea Style

Yes, Coco Blanca is all about the soothing color palette of a coconut by the sea, with fresh clean whites, relaxing neutrals, rich browns, elegant blacks, and splashes of turquoise. But who can resist Mother Nature’s color palette when it comes to fresh flowers…with a white background, their fabulous mix of colors simply pop! And...

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4 Tips To Style Your Kitchen Island

Most of our kitchens open to our  family rooms, making styling the kitchen island an important task — one that can be daunting since styling needs to work from all angles, especially if your kitchen island is larger. Here are a few simple suggestions. (And click here if you missed yesterday’s post about the best...

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The 5 Best Stools for Your Kitchen Island

The party is at your house — specifically, in your kitchen. Have you ever noticed no matter the size of your kitchen, that’s where everyone gathers? A home can have an ample dining room and living area, but let’s face it, most everyone ends up gathered in the kitchen so we may as well have...

Bright ideas for your beach house lighting
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Bright Ideas for Your Beach House

Memorial Day has come and gone, and the Summer of 2017 is upon us. Those of you with a beach house may be thinking about making some changes to freshen your home before the weekend guests start to arrive. Mosaic Seashell Lamp, $372.50 There is no easier and  less expensive way to brighten a home than...

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Coco Blanca Has a New Neighbor!

Just steps away from Coco Blanca on the Strand, the beautiful Hotel Indigo has been completed and has opened its doors for guests. This is a Kimpton Hotel with the fabulous amenities and style for which they are known – we are thrilled to welcome them as our new neighbor! Not only does it have...

A dress for all of your special occasions
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Special Occasions, Special Dresses

If you’re like me, the first thought that goes through your mind when you know you have upcoming special occasions is, “What am I going to wear?” Coco Blanca can dress you for that special wedding, graduation, birthday, and more! Celebrate in style with a beautifully constructed simple A-line dress, or dance the night away...

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Graduation! The First White Dress

One’s wedding day is not the only momentous occasion to wear the quintessential white dress … graduation day is on that list, too! And like a wedding, graduation is a major event that marks the end of something old and the beginning of something new, so of course it warrants special attire. With our palette of...

A sneak peak of Bernhardt at High Point Market
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Sneak Peek: Bernhardt at Market

I only had a brief amount of time at High Point this visit, so I spent most of my time in the Bernhardt Showroom. With 15,000 square feet of showroom space, it takes a bit of time! They do an excellent job pulling together their spaces, borrowing art and accessories from other showrooms. Many of these...

Peter Bristol at Coco Blanca
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Illuminating Form + Ingenius Function: Peter Bristol Lighting

I have expressed before how much I love going to High Point Market. I love seeing how all the talented furniture designers put together their showrooms, the luscious new fabrics, and discovering products I have never seen before.  One product that caught my eye this time was lighting by Peter Bristol for Visual Comfort. Peter has...

Cover Up at Coco
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Cover-ups? We’ve Got You Covered

One of the essential pieces in your summer wardrobe are the bathing suit cover-ups. Whether you are going on a cruise, a family beach vacation, chaperoning your child’s senior beach week, or embarking on a romantic get-away… the perfect cover-up up is key. Don’t have one? Last year’s missing?  Not to worry! Coco Blanca has you...

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Marking a Milestone: Graduation Gifts

While the formal definition of graduation is the award or acceptance of an academic degree, it is so much more than that.  It is one of life’s most hallowed accomplishments, providing evidence of academic drive and desire. But academics aside, graduation also marks attaining a key goal in life. It is about decisions a young adult...

It is all in the details with stunning embroidery and hand-beading
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Details, Details! Embroidery + Hand-Beaded Appliques

It’s all about the details this spring! Embroidery has been around for thousands of years — in fact, it can be traced all the way back to the Iron Age — but it’s back in a new, fresh way this spring. Whether on a casual pair of jeans or a sophisticated blouse, embroidered is everywhere and hand-beaded...

Spring and summer sheers
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How To Do Sheer (Tastefully)

The sheer trend isn’t going anywhere, but maybe you’ve wondered if you can wear the look…tastefully.  It can be done!  You can rock a sheer look in the most non-scandalous way, showing off a romantic silhouette day or night, and Coco Blanca can help you find the perfect piece for your spring/summer wardrobe. Batwoman Silk...

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5 Tips To Find That Perfect Piece of Art

Nothing finishes a room like a piece of art. Often the focal point, art can set the mood of a space, from calm and tranquil to bold and invigorating — depending on the piece, of course! — so selecting the right painting can feel like a daunting task. But no matter what, the right art...

Lariat Love at Coco Blanca
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Lariat Love

The lariat is the new statement necklace of the moment.  It has evolved beyond its western roots thanks to sleek metals and shiny gems.  Whether you prefer your necklace thin and simple for everyday wear, or fashioned with bold gold links to pair with a black evening gown, shop Coco Blanca’s picks for this spring’s...

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What To Do With All Those Hard Boiled Eggs

Easter is such a beautiful time.  The earth awakens with chirping birds, flowering trees, and pink cherry blossoms.  Families come together, the children dress for church, and Easter egg hunts abound.  However, the trappings of Easter linger long after it has passed.  Jelly beans, chocolate, and hard boiled eggs persist. The youngsters know what to do...

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Pretty Pastels for Easter

With Easter quickly approaching, it’s the time of year to break out your spring wardrobe once and for all — finally! Pack away your scarves and mittens, and unpack those pretty dresses, linen pants, and feminine tanks. Easter is so often symbolized by images of new life – think eggs, bunnies, baby chicks – and...

Many Great Lighting Options at Coco Blanca
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Bright Ideas for Functional Lighting

The best-lit rooms have layers of lighting; functional lighting is one of those layers. Functional lighting, as the name suggests, provides the illumination we need for the daily activities in our lives. Think lighting for your kitchen prep area, or the entry hall to light art or a console table, or the bedside table to...

Recent Bernhard Additions to my Home
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Designers at Home: My Recent Additions

My house is definitely a work in progress, in fact I hesitate to share pictures because I have such a long way to go to the finish line.  But I suppose a house is never finished so I am biting the bullet today to show you some recent real-life pictures of how I have incorporated...

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How To Dress (Your Bar) for Happy Hour

It’s Friday! Hosting a happy hour? Having a party? We have everything you need to look stylish and fun – and we can dress up your bar, too! Whether you are serving a lovely champagne or a robust IPA, we have a wonderful selection of standout ice buckets, bar tools, and serving bowls in our...

Spring blooms (and coordinating pottery) at Coco!
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How To Show Off Those Spring Blooms

Ah, spring… I mean winter… I mean spring.  Actually, who knows? Poor cherry blossoms and dreary drooping daffodils — they just don’t know what to do. But we do! Spring is coming and with it? Fresh flowers! As the earth awakens with bursts of color, now is the time to come to Coco Blanca to...

Iris Setlakwe
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Introducing the Exquisite Fit and Superior Fabric of Iris Setlakwe

Coco Blanca is excited to announce the arrival of a new brand designer in our store, Iris Setlakwe! The Iris Setlakwe clothing brand hails from Montreal with one objective in mind: to create a women’s clothing line that fits perfectly in all the right places. Driven by her unwavering passion for design, Iris had the...

Spring sweaters
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‘Tis the Season for Coco’s Spring Sweaters

Well as of yesterday it’s officially spring and we are done with the snow, but we will be seeing less-than-warm weather for another few weeks. The silver lining to this cool, early spring weather is that it is easy to transition that winter wardrobe into spring by adding lovely spring sweaters. Glitter Fringe Sweater, $392.50...

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How Design Accents Transform a House into Your House

No room in your house is finished without adding accessories. Just like accessories make an outfit, accessories make a room.  Without accessories to tie everything together, the look will invariably fall flat. I also believe your home should feel collected, not decorated.  Adding carefully selected, appropriately scaled objet d’art that resonate with you ensures that...

Coco Blanca's Favorite Beds
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The 7 Best Beds

Sometimes people put off pulling together their bedroom because it is the last place a guest would see, but since it is the space where you can leave the stress of the day behind, relax, and find serenity, I think it should absolutely be one of the first rooms designed. To help you find that...

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Phil Who? 6 Spring Looks To Wear Now

With the (mostly) gorgeous weather we have been having the last couple of weeks, I would say that Punxsutawney Phil had it all wrong.  You know him — the 20-pound prognosticating groundhog.  Has he ever been right?  The official observers thought he saw his shadow on February 2nd, which, as the theory goes, predicts six more weeks of...

The perfect Florabella clutch
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Clutch Style: Florabella

We are loving this warmer (albeit crazy!) weather here at Coco Blanca! For times like this, the year-round, resort-wear style of Florabella is just perfect. Resort wear is style that epitomizes relaxation and an appreciation of nature and the elements, and the Florabella lifestyle collection of diverse and fashion-forward beachwear epitomizes the look for women...

Gretchen Neal Trunk Show
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Sip & Shop! Cocktail Party + Gretchen Neal Designs Trunk Show

Enjoy a celebration of Italian style! Coco Blanca is thrilled to invite you to a cocktail party and trunk show featuring Gretchen Neal Designs, a collection of beautiful, Italian linen apparel. In the spirit of Italy, we will be serving chilled Prosecco and Italian fare from Charlene’s Catering as you enjoy your first look at...

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ISO the Perfect Dresser

I simply don’t have enough storage space in my closet — it is really difficult to stay organized when you are constantly stuffing clothes in an overcrowded space — so I have been on a hunt for the perfect dresser. There are so many beautiful options out there, almost too many, so it’s important to...

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The 10 Best Kitchen Pendants

So often we reserve our special lighting for the dining room chandelier and maybe the foyer of our homes. But where do we spend most of our time, even when we entertain? The kitchen! These days there are so many beautiful lighting options that your kitchen can easily be transformed into a much more stylish,...

Spring buying trip apparel
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Behind the Scenes: Is a Buying Trip as Fun as It Seems? Yes! And…

Everyday someone asks about a buying trip and usually they say “I bet it is really fun.”  Wellllll? It *is* really fun!  But before you jump on board, I thought you might like some insight as to all that goes into a New York buying spree.  It is simultaneously both exhilarating and exhausting.  We buy...

What to wear whether you're celebrating Valentine's or Galentine's Day
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WTW: Galentine’s Night Out + Valentine’s Day Dinner

I would like to introduce you all to Meredith, a lovely young lady whom I have known her since she was a little girl, and have watched grow up into a beautiful, accomplished young woman.  Her boyfriend has invited her to a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day where she will be wined and dined in...

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Coco’s Cold Shoulder: Sexy Yet Subtle

With warmer spring weather right around the corner, show off some skin in one of 2017’s biggest trends, the cold shoulder! Why is this style so flattering? Think about it — everyone’s shoulders look great and are such a beautiful part of the body to show off…a perfect way to reveal some skin without showing...

Bernhardt nightstands at Coco
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The 6 Best Nightstands (+ 6 Tips To Style Them)

It’s the first thing you see in the morning and holds everything from your phone and your favorite book to a piping hot cup of coffee. Besides your bed, of course, the most essential pieces of furniture in your bedroom are the nightstands (both literally and figuratively, ha!) and I would venture to say it...

Choose fantasy decorating over fantasy football!
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Fantasy Football vs. Fantasy Decorating

With the Super Bowl in just a few days, we are deep into Fantasy Football at my house, and have been for a while. My husband seemed to enjoy the whole process so much I was eager to learn.  I do know a bit about football, after all — I grew up in Georgia and...

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Howdy, Alexandria!

I’m thrilled to formally introduce myself. My name is Daniella Blanco, and I am the newest member of the Coco Blanca family. I recently relocated from Beaumont, Texas, and am happy to call Alexandria my new home. The wonderful ladies at Coco Blanca have made me feel so welcome. But how, you may ask, did...

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How To Enjoy Football? This Food

So the AFC and NFC Conference winners have been crowned and we know which two football teams will be playing for the Super Bowl title. I was so hoping that the Steelers would be in that battle, having been a devout Steelers football fan since the 70s (Terry Bradshaw! Lynn Swann! Franco Harris!) but it...