Category Archives: Entertaining

Best of Etsy: Shibori Linens by Flora Poste Studio

This past fall, Simon and I began hosting lots of little dinner parties (many of the Danes and fellow expats in his office have become dear friends…) and the small soirées have quickly become my favorite thing. Fun conversation, flattering candlelight, flowing wine…what’s not to love? I still haven’t caught the cooking bug, but these lively gatherings do have me ridiculously excited about table settings. One of my new favorite sources is the Philadelphia-based shop, Flora Poste Studio. Artisan Kendra Lebo makes and sells the loveliest shibori and ombré dyed textiles. I’m coveting a set of the shibori dinner napkins in every hue. Explore all of Flora Poste Studio’s gorgeous collection here.

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Gift Guide: My Personal Dream Wish List

Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, $250

I thought it’d be fun to escape reality this morning and write up my personal dream wish list. These are investment pieces I’d humbly request from Santa if I had no student loans and Simon had a trust fund (wouldn’t it be lovely…?). The pieces below are “me” through and through and are timeless pieces I’d still proudly treasure 30 years down the road. Read on to see the extravagent gifts of my big, shiny dreams.

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Gift Guide: Charming Christmas Decor

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Glass Star Tree Topper, $18

I had so much fun putting together my Hanukkah decor post that I couldn’t resist jumping right into Christmas. Last night, I spent hours combing through all the best online shops in search of the chicest holiday decorations. From glamorous velvet tree skirts to tradional toile stockings, below are over 50 fun finds to help you celebrate Christmas 2016 with style. I hope you find some things you love and enjoy for years to come! READ POST

Gift Guide: Hanukkah Presents and Decor

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Marble Menorah, $100

This year will be my second year celebrating Hanukkah as well as Christmas and I can’t wait to set the table in blue, silver, and white. Though my paternal grandmother was Jewish, I was raised Catholic, and knew little about Judaism until meeting my husband Simon two years ago. I’ve so enjoyed learning about Jewish tradition and best of all, eating Jewish food (love me some latkes!). Below are over 50 fun finds for those of you that also celebrate the Festival of Lights.

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Best of Etsy: Linens by Hempstead Thread

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We need some new guest towels and dinner napkins for the holidays and these sweet monogrammed patterns by Hempstead Thread caught my eye. From bath towels to tote bags, the shop offers a wide range of items that can all be personalized with your choice of design (some of the best monogram options I’ve seen!) and thread color. How fun is this chinoiserie christmas ornament pattern for hostess gifts…? Explore all of Hempstead Thread’s designs here.

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Best of Etsy: Bisqit Porcelain and Ceramics

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Looking for unique holiday gifts? I love these marbleized ceramics from Bisqit on Etsy. Made by hand in the Czech Republic, no two pieces are identical. The inside of the items are glazed while the outside is a handsome matte finish. Each piece is suitable for the microwave and dishwasher, making them equally practical and chic! A set of these tumblers would certainly be welcome under my Christmas tree. Explore all of Bisqit’s lovely designs here. READ POST