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Best of Etsy: Typo Boutique


I hope you all had a fun weekend! I’m off to Stockholm this morning (you can follow along on instagram!) and am excited to tour the palace, shop Svenskt Tenn, and meet one of my sweet readers for Swedish meatballs at Riche (see you soon, Charlotte!). As for my latest Etsy find, the elegant designs of Typo Boutique immediately stood out during a recent stationery search. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the storefront sells an array of simple and chic stamps that can be used in a variety of ways. I’m a fan of the dogs and the sleek return address designs. Explore all of the Typo Boutique’s selection here.













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Best of Etsy: Paper Lux


I love having a printed return address on my social stationery, but I move so often, it never seems to make sense. Lucky for me, the Etsy storefront Paper Lux Stationery has the perfect solution. Their self-inking and rubber return address stamps are pretty and affordable. You can choose from a wide variety of styles (love the calligraphy!) and even get a digital proof of your final design. Wouldn’t they be a great gift for newlyweds or new homeowners? I’m leaning toward this design for our new Copenhagen address. See anything that strikes your fancy…?













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Greetings from San Francisco, New York and Kansas City!

It is with great excitement I announce that in January 2011 my dear friend Jane Lilly Warren and I are launching a new monthly lifestyle publication titled Matchbook: Field Guide to a Charmed Life. Each digital issue we look forward to celebrating the classics (shaken and stirred!) in our own unique fashion with delectable bites of style, beauty, decor, travel, and culture. The darling Fallon Hogarty has become our right-hand-gal as we organize the spectacular line-up for our premier issue. I’ve been pinching myself the entire process and it’s only just begun! I do hope you’ll join us on this grand adventure by following us on Twitter and “liking” us on Facebook. I can’t wait to share this surreal experience with you every step of the way! The Matchbook team believes there ought to be a destination for campfires, confetti, and joie de vivre in the virtual world — and we’re setting out to create it.

Feel free to snatch the image above and spread the news! None of this would have ever been possible without your support. Thank YOU for helping to make this Neo-Trad’s dreams come true!

From lipstick to letterpress, gelato to grosgrain, and Paris to Peru, consider us your field guide to a charmed life!

Why I heart Jane…


Above is reason 1,001 why I adore my friend Jane Lilly Warren.  It’s a collage of her “future summer cottage.”  I mean really, could she possibly be any cuter/more talented/fabulous?  In case you’re new, Jane is a graphic designer in Manhattan and we went to school together in Switzerland.  She was also my former-Yugoslavia travel companion and we drank a lot of mai tais together at the hotel bar in Dubrovnik and shopped for carpets in Sarajevo, and wound up with a grand piano in our suite in Belgrade.  Anyway, if you don’t already read her blog, Lox Papers, you really must.  I heart you Miss Warren.

P.S. Fun fact: In the Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited, the suitcases have her initials!  I’m so jealous.