Gifted / HomeHome: Hostess Gifts that Trump Wine

“To order and conduct a dinner is given only to fine gastronomes, of delicate and cultivated tastes; an able host is as rare as a good cook.” -Lucien Tendret In my experience a hostess gift that’s more creative than a bottle of one’s preferred intoxicant is just as rare. Next time you’re invited to someone’s [...]

Gifted / WeddingsSweetness from Sweden: Hair Accessories

Orjan Jakobsson lives in Sweden and designs delectable, delicate hair accessories for brides. Lucky for my (mainly US bound) readers she ships worldwide and if you’re in New York City you can find his creations at Jane Wilson-Marquis in Soho.

Gifted / Gifts for Bride / Gifts for Groom / HomeStyle @ Home: Sexy Valentine Inspired Bedding

Happy Valentine’s Day! Find these romantic, fun, sexy pillow cases options here, here & here

Gifted / WeddingsSweet! Hearts & xoxo’s

I’m conflicted about Valentine’s Day because it’s a conspiracy and because it sometimes feels like the lazy lovers holiday. For me small gestures of love are important in every day life. Somehow it means more to receive flowers, chocolate, a card or a comic book (yup, that’s my thing) on a random day when I’m [...]

Gifted / HomeStyle @ Home: Cute! Stay-On Coasters

Now I can have a party and not worry about tracking rogue, coaster-less wine glasses! Find them via DimmalimmHome on Etsy

Fashion / GiftedPassport in Style

It’s all about international travel for me this year! Plans are underway for visits to Paris, Ireland and Colombia – the latter two being places I’ve never been. Obviously renewing my passport will involve finding a stylish way to carry it -which is where you, my dear readers, come in. Take a look & ANSWER [...]

Gifted / WeddingsGifted: MapTote – A Super Cute Wedding Favor

I love all the different stories you can tell using these aptly named maptotes: share the tale of where you got engaged, rep your hometown or capture your ceremony and reception locations. Even more fun are the items you can fill it with – sparklers, confetti, local goodies for your out-of-towners. Seriously, this idea is [...]