Lately, I’ve been all about block print. Until I can get to India to buy it up in bulk, I’ve been scouring Etsy for hand printed finds. Kaurture, a boutique based in Texas, sells a lovely array of block printed linens. From euro shams and duvets to dinner napkins and table runners, the shop has something for everyone. Personally, I’m stocking up on the napkins—great for gifting, affordable, and chic! Explore all of Kaurture’s block printed beauties here.
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Simon and I are in London and are heading to Cambridge this evening for a couple of days (let me know if you have any tips!). As always, you can follow along on instagram in you like. In the meantime, some amazing things I’ve stumbled upon recently. Above, gingham off-the-shoulder one-piece swimsuit.READ POST
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.
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.