Category Archives: Entertaining

Best of Etsy: Block Print Linens by Kaurture Inc

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.

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The Daily Hunt

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

The Best Cocktail Napkins on Etsy

Monogrammed Linen Cocktail Napkin

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

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.

Gucci Princetown Mule Loafer, $595

Wool Shearling Hartwell Chair, $2,248

Brass and Alabaster Table Lamp, $1,747 (50% off today)

Vintage Hermes Extra Wide Enamel Bracelet, $495

The English Country House, $72

Bottega Veneta Shopper Intrecciato Leather Tote, $3,350

Abstract Brass Mobile, $160

Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Plain Dinnerware, from $115

Sleepy Jones Liberty Marina Pajama Top, $158 (also available here)

Juliska 5-Piece Bamboo Place Setting, $168

Custom Curved Upholstered Headboard, from $800

Vintage Cartier Tank Francaise Watch, $2,195 (what a beauty!)

Greek Key Bone Inlay Wall Mirror, $795

Ionic Column Creamware Candlestick, £75

Ann Mashburn Buckle Shoe in Leopard Pony, $295

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $95 for 6 (the absolute best)

“Madame Blue” Giclée Print by Wayne Pate, $150

Tortoise Acrylic Clutch, $110

The Danish Country House, $80

Ann Mashburn Orange Leather Tray, $150

Blue and White Fish Garden Stool, $165

“Large Seaweed I” by Jennifer Ament, $650

Vintage Diamond and Emerald Halo Ring, $10,500 (!!!!!!!)

Sheepskin Sheep, from $695

Tory Burch Dodie Thayer Lettuce Ware Salad Plate, $158 for 4

Mason Pearson Hairbrush, $205

Antique Porcelain Meissen Pug Dogs, $6,300

Leopard Pillow-Top Ottoman, $725

Roman Emperor Intaglio Case by Bridie Hall, £455

Gucci Horsebit-Detailed Loafer, $640

Tortoise Glass Cocktail Shaker, $39

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Velvet Embroidered Flats, $495

Aerin Sphere Match Striker, $195

Matta Dupatta Noor Scarf, $598

Limited Edition “Coral” Print by Virginia Johnson, from $100

Custom Karl Springer Style Table in Les Touches Fabric, $1,200

Cuyana Medium Croc-Embossed Leather Zipper Pouch, $195

Malachite 24K-Gold Trim Dessert Plates, $250 for 4

Pair of Mid-Century Tortoise Glass Table Lamps, $2,800

Embellished Bug Stole, $390

Golden Key Console Table, $999

Slim Aarons: Women, $52

Chloe Lauren Scalloped Leather Ballet Flats, $495

Scalamandre Tiger Lumbar Pillow Cover, $249

Gold iPad Air 2, from $399

Everlane The Cashmere Crew Sweater, $100 (navy, black, charcoal, and grey, please!)

Fornasetti Architettura Waste Basket, $1,000

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