Best of Etsy: The Boucherouite Shop

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Since you seemed to enjoy Pink Rug Co., I thought I’d share another fantastic online source for Moroccan rugs, The Boucherouite Shop. The Marrakech-based Etsy shop sells an exceptional selection of Beni Ourain and Boucherouite rugs in all sizes and colors. While I’m more of a neutral gal myself, the brighter options are rather tempting. We just sold my reproduction Moroccan on Craigslist to an awesome German couple here in Chicago (they moved from Berlin and are giving me travel tips!) so I’m keen to order a rug once we land in Copenhagen. Perhaps one of these…? Check out all the rugs The Boucherouite Shop offers here.

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Brand I Love: Cuyana

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You know when you fall head over heels in love…? I felt that way the first time I learned about fashion label Cuyana (really though…) and have been stocking up on their finely crafted products ever since. With the genius slogan “fewer, better things” (amen!) the female-founded company has built a stunning collection of timeless accessories, from leather totes (this monogrammed one always lands me compliments) to canvas weekenders. More recently, Cuyana expanded into apparel and I can’t get enough of their yummy cashmere and chic silks. The coolest part? Cuyana helps their customers donate their old clothes to those in need (read more about it here). Did I mention their designs are an absolute steal compared to their luxury competitors…? I rest my case. Explore Cuyana’s full collection here.

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5 Interesting Tidbits About…Malachite

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I’ve always had a thing for malachite. There’s something about the glamorous green stone and its concentric stripes that I can’t get enough of. Judging by its prominence on the decorative arts scene, I’m not alone. I decided to do a little research on the mineral to see what all the fuss is about. Below you’ll find an interesting tidbits about the stone and a roundup of my favorite malachite pieces (real and faux!) on the market today. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Happy Hound Stationery

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Will you be watching the game? Simon has five friends coming over and I intend to join them for the halftime show and junk food. In other news, I thought I’d share with you a great stationery brand I found on Etsy. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Happy Hound sells personalized notecards and notepads with charming vintage illustrations. They have everything from tennis racquets to camels (I especially love the elephant!) and the prices are awesomely affordable. I can’t wait to order some sets as gifts! See something that catches your eye…? Explore the full Happy Hound collection here.

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