Summer is here! I’ll keep it short and sweet, because if you’re anything like me, you’re ready to get outside and enjoy it. It’s time to pack a bag, like the Rebecca Minkoff Ikat Studded Tote for example, and head to the beach! Wouldn’t the colors of this bag be just perfect for a patriotic getaway look? Happy 4th everyone!
Oh, the sweet month of May, a non-stop parade of weddings and graduations. All the monumental occasions this month have me meditating on the perfect gifts to help my friends and family celebrate their big milestones.
The Barbara Cosgrove Foo Dog Lamp would be the coolest wedding gift ever. Newlyweds tend to play it safe when decorating, starting with neutral, safe tones, not sure yet what colors work. Wouldn’t this elegant turquoise number be the perfect way to help them shake up the mix and build a collection of eclectic treasures for an exciting, sophisticated home?
And whether your loved one is heading off to their first dorm, first apartment or building their forever home, everyone needs a few pretty objet, things that they’d never think to buy themselves.
The Dwell Studio Glass Vase is a wonderfully affordable gift; I love the idea of pairing several together each filled with a few flowers to create dimension. And the graphic patterned glass of the Illume Mediterranean Candle makes this so much more than just another scented candle. Besides, everyone loves candles. If you are trying to buy a gift for someone who doesn’t like candles…. I give up. Why are you even shopping for them?!
I’m kidding, surely they at least fall into the category of tray-lovers. We all need trays, even if we don’t know it. Trays announce to the world that you know a thing or two about keeping a well-appointed home. I like the bright, modern ikat pattern of this Global Views Tray.
And finally, let’s think about ourselves for a moment. Attending graduations, christenings, showers and weddings means you’ll need a few new outfits and accessories, of course. The Kendra Scott Nadeline Necklace is a great statement to get you through this season of special occasions.
Spring is right around the corner and I’m dreaming of flowers! I’d love to begin my spring cleaning with a garden full of tulips outside and a new set of bed linens inside. This Pine Cone Hill Watercolor Flowers Duvet is right up my alley. Crisp white linens dotted with vibrant watercolored flowers – so perfect for springtime. I’d pair it with the Arteriors Zoey Mustard Dot lamp to keep the colorful, bright theme going. I happen to love a round mirror over a bed. Especially one with an inlaid quatrefoil like the Regina Andrew Decor Lula Gloss White Mirror. What a cheerful room to welcome in the new season. Happy Spring!
The most romantic month of the year has arrived! Bring on the pink and red everything, the flowers, the chocolate, the excuse to send valentines and – best of all – the excuse to get in the kitchen and cook something decadent for someone you love. I’ve never been a big fan of the white-tablecloth-restaurant date on V-day. I prefer spending time at home, cooking something from the heart and skipping all the formalities of going out.
But don’t get me wrong, staying in doesn’t mean spending Valentine’s in your yoga pants. A sweet little black mini dress would be an unexpectedly romantic date-night-in look paired with bright pumps. And since you’ll be in the kitchen, I’d add the Jessie Steele cross stitch hearts apron. Whip up some macarons and you’d be the ultimate picture of loveliness.
Speaking of macarons, wouldn’t these limoges be the perfect gifts for all your favorite girlfriends on February 14th or any time of year?