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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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The Best Black Friday Sales

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Now that we’ve all consumed our weight in pumpkin pie, I thought we’d move on to Black Friday. The best sales of the year have begun and I intend to shop till I drop (from the comfort of my sofa, that is). Below are some of my favorites online promotions happening for Black Friday. Looking for gift ideas? Check out my gifts guides for men, women, boys, girls, Christmas decor, and Hanukkah decor. Happy shopping!

ANN TAYLOR
50% off Sitewide and In Store

CODE: celebrate

ANTHROPOLOGIE
30% off Sitewide
CODE: LETSGO

ARIANNA BELLE
15% off Sitewide

CODE: HOLIDAY16

ASOS
30% off Sitewide
CODE: THANKFUL30

BANANA REPUBLIC
50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide

BAUBLEBAR
35% off sitewide

CODE: VIP35

BODEN
30% off sitewide

FURBISH STUDIO
20% off sitewide

CODE: HOLIDAY20

GAP
50% off sitewide
CODE: TGIF50

J.CREW
40% off your entire purchase
CODE: HOLIDAY

LOFT
40% off Sitwide

CODE: THANKS

MACY’S
20% off Sitewide

CODE: FEAST

MADEWELL
25% off your entire purchase
CODE: THATSALE

MARK & GRAHAM
25% off sitewide plus free shipping, monogramming, + gift wrap
CODE: FRIENDS

MODA OPERANDI
Sale items up to 65% off

CODE: EXTRA30

MODCLOTH
20% off no thresh, 30% off $100+, 40% off $200+

CODE: FRIDAY20, FRIDAY30, FRIDAY40

NORDSTROM
Take an extra 20% off selected sale items

POTTERY BARN
Up to 50% off select items

SERENA AND LILY
25% off Sitewide

CODE: BESTEVER

SHOPBOP
15% off $200+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $800+

CODE: GOBIG16

TALBOTS
50% off one item until noon

40% off entire purchase until midnight

WEST ELM
15% off $100+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000+ and Free Shipping
CODE: MOREISMORE

Happy shopping!

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

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“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” -Epictetus

Just dropping in to wish all my family and friends in America a happy Thanksgiving! I was feeling a bit homesick this morning so I’ve taken the day off to cuddle with Alfred, read The Nightingale (almost finished!), and watch The Queen. We’ll be FaceTiming with my family in California later which is sure to lift my spirits. This year I’m feeling extra thankful for my sweet husband, Simon, who always makes me laugh with his naughty British humor and spoils me rotten. I’m also thankful for the incredible opportunity to live in Denmark, for our health, our beautiful home, and for the companionship of my grumbly pug. I am so thankful for all of you as well. Your thoughtful comments mean more than you know and I am eternally grateful for your friendship and readership. And now, we’re off to eat barbecue with our Danish neighbors! Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!

(Peony art print by Kari Herer)

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