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!

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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

Architect Brian Sawyer’s West Village Home

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Looking for a bit of interior inspiration? This handsome home, belonging to New York-based architect Brian Sawyer, made my heart sing. Published by T Magazine, the three-bedroom West Village apartment is filled with rich color and has a cabinet-of-curiousity-like charm. The writer describes Sawyer as “A born naturalist, besotted with butterflies and seashells…” A kindred spirit indeed! My favorite touches are the porcelain pugs above the mantle (he has a pet pug named Alice!) and the paneled walls painted Benjamin Moore’s Witching Hour. For your viewing pleasure, I also found additional photos on the website of Sawyer’s archiectural firm. Chic, chic, chic.

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Gift Guide: For Thor, My Rambunctious Little Neighbor

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Bear Slippers, $38

Next up in this year’s holiday gift guide (don’t miss the ideas for men, women and little girls) are presents for little boys, inspired by my adorable Danish neighbor Thor. The playful youngster loves to pretend he’s Spider-Man and chase us around the apartment. Every afternoon when he gets home from daycare I can hear him hollering my name from three flights down and whenever he passes our door he peeks through the letter slot hoping for a glimpse of his best pal, Alfred the pug. Below are over 30 gift ideas for the fun little fellas in your life. Enjoy!

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