Loves Notes - Effervescent - Volume 12

Be effervescent like the bubbles in a glass of champagne just pinging all over the place! Cultivate a sense of energy. Notice what that feels like to you. Be a sparkler on a hot summer night in July. Be the reflection of the lights of the night on the water. Be so bright nothing can stop you. Be unstoppable.  Join me in this moment #mersurmoment

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The lights of the night. Musee D'Orsay reflecting on the river Seine in Paris. Image by our creative director @sarzy7300

Flow State

Have you ever felt like everything is going great? Like one thing after another just falls into place? You have? That's called a flow state! 

When I design dresses I like to tap into a feeling I have, or I would like to experience.  This is the Lana in Protea Ocean from Mersur. This dress feels like flow state! Everything moves seamlessly through space and time. Catrin our #mersurmuse from Sweden moves like a flow state through the time continuum. Like this dress? You can purchase it in two colour ways on our shop page. Protea Ocean (blues and pinks) and Protea Sunrise (reds and oranges)

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Loves Notes - Illuminate - Volume 11

Illuminate the room, the féte, the soiree or just the night with your greatness. You don't need to go find it, it's already inside you. Just let it out. Break the damn. Let is flow and pour out of you. Be the light not the light dimmer. Let your soul shine. Do some breathing and let your skull shine too......................L I G H T up the night. Join me in this movement. #mersurmovement

The Tuilleries..........by night. So bright. Paris, France. Photo by our creative director  @sarzy7300

The Tuilleries..........by night. So bright. Paris, France. Photo by our creative director  @sarzy7300

Mersur Muse 20 Q's -Issue 12 - Introducing, Kelli Delaney

Mersur caught up with Kelli Delaney, our featured muse of the month of July. If you want to be in the know about all things Hamptons download the KDHamptons app right now.....then scroll down and get to know the endless summer babe behind the app. 

Kelli Delaney is the founder and editor of KDHamptons, The Luxury Lifestyle Diary of the Hamptons.  Launched in the summer of 2011, KDHamptons focuses on the alluring people, places, beauty, and glamour that comprise the true DNA of the Hamptons.With a rapidly growing monthly readership, KDHamptons offers an incomparable insider’s view of this world-class destination on the East End of Long Island.

 

#MersurMuse 20 Questions

Name: Kelli Delaney

Website: KDHamptons.com 

Tagline:  Editor of The Luxury Lifestyle Diary of the Hamptons

Kelli feeling free and fabulous in the Anni from Mersur in Fuchsia Magic

Kelli feeling free and fabulous in the Anni from Mersur in Fuchsia Magic

1. Describe your first encounter with Mersur?  I was looking for a few, fun new pieces for a trip to Miami and actually discovered Mersur on Instagram

2. What are a few words that comes to mind to describe the brand? Feminine, bright, comfy and flirty. 

3. We say at Mersur breathing is the best high. What give you the best high? How do you get your personal high? I love to garden at my Hamptons home. When I wake up in the morning, I head out to my garden to see the new roses, peonies, and lilies blooming in the sunshine.  

4. What makes you feel like a goddess? Beautiful bath products and spa treatments, swimming in the sea, slipping into a summer dress with tan skin, beach wave hair, and chandelier earrings, and when my bedroom is filled with peonies from my garden. 

5. Describe your dream destination right now? I’m ready to return for a romantic holiday in Capri, it’s been too long since I’ve been there. 

6.Describe your fave vacation holiday spot?  I love staying in an old villa in Umbria with my sister and her son for a summer holiday and during the winter my favorite place to be is the Gstaad Palace hotel in Switzerland. So beautiful and glamorous! 

7. What song are you singing in the shower, playing on repeat or belting out loud to in the car? Wild West by a great new girl group called Runaway June.  I love country music, especially songs about heartbreak and the guy saving the girl.

8. Hot or iced? Always iced, even in the winter. 

9. Fill in the blank. Fried______________zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella. Yum!

10. What is your favorite scent? Diptyque L’Ombre dans l'Eau

11. How do you own your own style? The Hamptons is my home base. I would describe my style as relaxed boho beach. Lots of denim, dresses, cashmere and layers. 

12. Sunrise or sunset? sunset

13. How do you want to feel in your clothes? How does wearing your mersur make you feel? I want to feel sexy, comfortable, and not fussy. Where was your favorite place to wear your mersur? Miami and Palm Beach

14. Tell us about the work you do and why is it important to woman? “I enjoy giving our readers an authentic taste of everything this exclusive community has to offer: fashion & beauty features, coverage of social events & parties, decadent at-home photo shoots, profiles on local icons & artists, and a focus on the farm-to-table culinary scene.”  With a rapidly growing monthly readership, KDHamptons offers an incomparable insider’s view of this world-class destination on the East End of Long Island.

15. Do you believe in mermaids? I’d like to, but no. 

16. How do you turn an everyday workday into an adventure? An everyday workday is always an adventure because I wear so many hats. Some days I am on a photo shoot, other days I am writing articles for KDHamptons, other days I am hosting events for fabulous brands like Garnet Hill and Roberta Roller Rabbit, and at night you will find me entertaining in style at our Hamptons home, Maple Shade. 

17. What is your favorite way to have fun? hosting dinner parties at home under the stars in my garden with my favorite friends, flowing champagne, sexy music, a table laden with candles & flowers, and farm to table deliciousness prepared by one of my favorite Hamptons chefs. 

18. Fave drink?  Billecart champagne

19. Fave colour you think should be a neutral? baby pink

20. What makes you a #mersurmuse? I suppose you would answer that :) Ok we will answer: Kelli is the epitome of summer and style. Her ease and elegance allows her to move through any moment. We love how her lifestyle flatters Mersur.  Thank you Kelli!

 

Everything you need for the perfect endless summer look, Mersur, Melissa Sandals, Roxy Hat, Dolls Swimwear Bikini and a WH Petronella clutch

Everything you need for the perfect endless summer look, Mersur, Melissa Sandals, Roxy Hat, Dolls Swimwear Bikini and a WH Petronella clutch

Prior to launching KDHamptons, Kelli spent 17 years working primarily in publishing as well as in fashion design.  In 2008, Kelli served as creative director / designer for the re-launch of the MEMBERS ONLY women’s clothing line. In just three seasons, Kelli secured the brands position in over 150 exclusive stores internationally, as well as cultivating A-list celebrity attachments to the brand.  Before becoming a designer, Delaney spent 15 years working at top fashion, beauty, and celebrity news publications including: serving as editor in chief of Celebrity Living Weekly, creative director of Star Magazine, fashion director of Us Weekly, and fashion editor for Allure and Glamour magazine.

In addition, Kelli is a contributing editor at Hamptons Cottages & Gardens [HC&G] and Ultra travel magazine, and has been a featured Style Expert on national television programs including: Good Morning America, the Today show, E! News, Extra, and Fox News. Kelli resides in Water Mill with her husband, Dr. Mark R. Kot.

 

 

 

Love Notes - Sparkle - Volume 9

Let the light catch all those little parts of you that are cracked. The cracks are where the light gets in. Embrace the parts of you that your feel at odds with. From this place is where our unique talents and power lies. Don't fight it. This is how we sparkle. When we step into the spotlight we allow ourselves to shine. Be the center of attention. So often we let people steal our sparkle. We allow situations to dull our shine. I am asking you to live in the limelight. Why not? What is stopping you? Step into the  light and let it catch you. S P A R K L E.  Join me in this movement. #mersurmovement

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Illuminate the night with your light. #mesurmovement Image by @sarzy7300 "le meurice" in the city of light.  

Reveal Yourself

When was the last time you truly felt alive? When was the last time you allowed  your inner self to come out and play?

@sarzy7300 playing at the house on Palm Island, Miami, Florida. May, 2017.

@sarzy7300 playing at the house on Palm Island, Miami, Florida. May, 2017.

 

Hello Vacationistas, Global Globetrotters & Sultry Summer Babes,

I want to share a very sad turned sort of happy story with you. Have a listen because I want to inspire you to keep going even though you may feel you may have nothing to give,  you are at the end of the road or what does this all mean? Keep going. Keep growing. It's a stretch. It's gonna feel a bit different.

My story is about my failures and my losses. I don’t often BRAG about my failures and would much rather hit you up with stories and pics from my travels from all over the world. Painting the story that I’m on vacation every hour of the day even thought I'm working in between. Always feeling like I’m on vacation is my guilty pleasure. It’s my little game that I keep playing. It’s how I transform the hardship into fun. The grind into pleasure. This next part may hit you in the gut so get ready….we are going on a little trip.

So where did I find the courage to travel the world? To take this massive leap? A year ago today my fiancé and I split up….. and a little over 2 years ago today I had a physically excruciating miscarriage on my wedding day in Costa Rica. Loosing my baby was heartbreaking and it’s been so difficult to even  open up about it. To even feel the feelings. Having a miscarriage was more difficult than loosing my relationship. He was once my “dream man.” He was the man I waited for all those years who made all the other relationship I had been in seem so wrong because he was so right.  

Why am I sharing this story with all you beautiful babes who have become part of my tribe? My mersurmuses? All this heartbreak allowed me to  look at my life very differently after this went down. It made me realize I was settling, I was not going after what I truly wanted. I was just taking what life was giving me.  It made me dig deep inside my self and answer some tough questions and find some very revealing answers.

What I learned that I was truly deeply unhappy….I was unhappy living in NYC.  I had been there for 20 years and was never really in love with it. I had always dreamed of living some place tropical. I have always been the happiest when I have been traveling, learning about new places and spaces. Instead of moving, I got into a relationship with a tropical man, a Brazilian living in cold dreary NYC for more than half of his life. When what I really wanted was to proverbially…..live in BRAZIL. …..I learned that I could not make a person change for me. I learned that relationships have to be 50/50 or at least 60/40. I learned through all this heartbreak of loosing my child, a breakup, leaving your home and letting everything go is not what I wanted to do but it’s what I needed to do. I also needed to love my self more. I needed to not cave to every whim of the person I was with. I needed to stop being a people pleaser to my clients. I needed change. I needed to get out of NYC, I needed to be in a relationship where I was valued and seen as special. I needed a soft cushion to lie on when things were rough and I need a BIG push from the universe to keep traveling, to keep exploring, to try new places out…like Miami….  I had become so uncomfortable in my own skin. I needed to GROW.

Feeling free on Palm Island in Miami in the Anni from Mersur in butterfly magic. Are you feeling it?

Feeling free on Palm Island in Miami in the Anni from Mersur in butterfly magic. Are you feeling it?

And I did just that by way of the comfort of my friends UWS apartment for a month in hot and sweaty August, summer weekends at friends home in the Hamptons and the beauty and ease of my parents lake house in September and then France in the fall with my former lover and airline captain. I needed to roam free. I needed to untrap myself from what I thought I wanted. What I had previously bought into as right for me and the right kind of NYC lifestyle.

What good is the “right NYC lifestyle” if you don’t really love where you live. If you are always dreaming of exotic lands, balmy nights and sunny mornings that turn into bright and bold afternoons……………..

I also wanted to work on Mersur, my resort chic lifestyle brand 24/7 but was always at the beck and call of my freelance clients. I was growing dissatisfied with this too. I had been freelancing for 17 years and it was finally time for my dream to come to fruition. My dream of having my own lifestyle brand where I could inspire myself and those around me. I needed and wanted to focus on this DREAM. This baby…who is now a toddler and running quite fast and then other times passed out in a nap.

What I learned from all struggle…..Is that I do have courage. I have the strength to throw of my bowlines and let go of the shore. To really get out there and I have no safety net. I have nothing to hold me back. Not just for a week or a weekend but maybe even for a year…trying out  places…..That I can pick my self up after heartbreak and keep going. That I can connect with people where ever I go and make friends. I learned that my dream is really strong and that I will go to bat for it.  I have the loyalty to myself to stick up for my dream even though my personal life felt like a failure. In my business I do not feel like a commercial success just yet,  I know it’s coming. I know I am taking the baby steps every day to get there. That every day I feel weary and bruised to the bone…….but I know someday soon that feeling will lift. Why am I so hopeful? Because I know feelings are not forever.  I look forward to celebrating with all of you. I look forward to inspiring you every day to take a giant leap forward or just the itszy-bitsy baby step. It’s worth it for your dreams. It’s worth if for the pleasure of being alive.

Looking forward to toasting with you all at the New Years Eve Retreat in Costa Rica. Cheers! Let's throw off our bows lines together and jump in. Will you join me?

 

Xx, 

Sarzy, The Chief Mersur Muse

A #mersurmantra....#relaxharder

A #mersurmantra....#relaxharder

Love Notes - Èlan - Volume 8

Move through life with vigorous spirit and enthusiasm. Move towards activities and experiences that you feel a great sense of élan. Notice what lights your soul on fire. Do those things more often. This awareness brings you closer to the essence of life in the moment. This is where all the power is. The power of right now. The power of the present moment. The #mersurmoment......Will you join me in this moment? 

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Mersur is that moment in the gap where all is as it should be, a feeling, an experience where sunrises trump sunsets and every thing you do is an adventure. Where will you go next?

Love Notes - Bright - Volume 7

Be bold and bright. Stand tall and proud like the sold out show that you are. No one ever got anywhere by blending in or being bland. No one said, wow this bland, flavourless food tastes so, so, so good, more please! Wow that drab dress looks amazing on you, I noticed you from across the room, said no one ever.  What do you want to be remembered for? How will your friends and family describe you at your 70th birthday party? Dare to be bright.  Dare to be original. Dare to be the person you were meant to be.  Join me in this moment. #mersurmoment

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Mersur dreams in colour. Mersur view shock pink as a neutral #mersurmantra

Loves Notes - Acceptance - Volume 6

Today, I accept myself just as I am. Today, I will start where I am, use what I have and do what I can.

From this moment on, accept yourself right as you are. Talk to yourself as if you were a rare and beautiful flower. You are a rare and beautiful flower. Change the conversation from negative to positive. Notice the results when you reshape the way you talk to yourself.  Join me in this moment. Join me in this movement #mersurmovement 

You were born to be stand out. Be rare and exotic. Be bold. Be daring. Demand adventure in your life.  

You were born to be stand out. Be rare and exotic. Be bold. Be daring. Demand adventure in your life.  

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