I love accessorizing with embroidered cocktail napkins and Etsy is my favorite place to find them. They’re functional (no stains of our coffee table) and chic. Many designs allow you to pick from a variety of linen and thread colors, and some even offer multiple monogram styles from which to choose. Below, are over 40 awesome napkins available now. They make for great gifts with such a personal touch. I hope you find a set you love! READ POST
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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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.
Brass and Alabaster Table Lamp, $1,747 (50% off today)
Vintage Cartier Tank Francaise Watch, $2,195 (what a beauty!)
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $95 for 6 (the absolute best)
Everlane The Cashmere Crew Sweater, $100 (navy, black, charcoal, and grey, please!)
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
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.
Crystal Block Menorah, $550 (so chic!!!)
Alabaster Menorah with Golden Hardware, $295 (gorgeous!!!)
Blue Swirled Blown Glass Tumbler, $54 (I dream of owning a full set!)
Hemstitch Dinner Napkins, $52 for 12 (more colors available)
Hanukkah Dog Pajama Set, $64 (a pug wearing a kippah, amazing!)
Letterpress Mazel Tov Greeting Card, $5 (always good to have on hand…)
Hanukkah Salad Plates, $40 for 4 (on sale)
Jewish Star Gift Wrap, $6 (so lovely and classic)
Hemstitch Cocktail Napkins, $25 for 12 (more colors available)
Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale, $13
(I got this darling book for Simon last Hanukkah…)