I might have gone to art school, but I’m not exactly an art connoisseur. That being said, I do love to shop for art and am constantly changing up the different paintings, weavings, photos, and vintage pieces that are hanging in my home. I’m sure we’ve all got someone who qualifies as a modern art collector in our lives. Here are some of my top picks for gifts this holiday season:
I’ve been waiting all year to curate this gift guide! After all, I’m sort of an expert at being a new homeowner at this point, right? Ha. While nothing can truly prepare you for the adventures associated with being a new homeowner, these holiday gifts help to easy the street just a tad bit. Here are my top picks:
Some people are born entertainers — they are the people who assemble the best cheese boards, have a fully stocked pantry, and make the most delicious cocktails. They go beyond just being a great host, but also double as the finest home bartender around.
This is your ultimate shopping guide for the home bartender — from glassware and decanters to golden corkscrews and flavored toothpicks, one of these gifts is perfect for your recipient!
I have a confession to make: despite how lovely things look on the blog and on Instagram, I sort of a hot mess behind the scenes. A good example of this (not so) dirty little secret is the fact that I have never owned matching dinnerware. Nope, not even once. I’ve always cobbled together plates and bowls that sort of… go, but aren’t part of a matching set. Then, with all of the photoshoots I do, I have lots of one-offs, plates that don’t match anything. After meeting the lovely folks at Fortessa over wine a few months ago, I reached out to them with this dilemma of mine. Thankfully, they were more than happy to send over the dinnerware of my dreams — crisp, clean whiteware in sophisticated, un-fussy silhouettes that are equally perfect for both everyday and occasion use.
Rainy season has hit Seattle in a BIG way (ahem, wettest October ever??), which has me dealing with lots of wet coats in my house. For a while, I’ve just draped the offending, soggy garment on the back of my dining chairs, but this practice is really starting to annoy me. I recently started my hunt for a stylish coat rack and wanted to share some truly gorgeous options with you. I’m hoping to make my pick this week — no more puddles in my dining room, please!
Don’t blink or Thanksgiving will sneak up on you… I know I can’t be the only one who feels that way, right?? Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing lots of inspiration for your tabletop, from my favorite dinnerware to some incredible recipes. To start, I want to share my favorite sources for cloth napkins. These are a year round staple in my home because we’ve totally done away with paper napkins in an effort to be more earth-friendly, but also a little bit more civilized. There’s something that feels grown up when you use a cloth napkin instead of paper one! I also think of cloth napkins as jewelry for my table — easily swapped out depending on your mood and preferred style that day.
Keep reading for my favorite sources for cloth napkins!
I think by now we all know I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to vintage pieces, but I still find myself curious about new sources and techniques for my favorite pastime: vintage shopping! My friend Erica Reitman recently launched her pet project, Vintage Shop Camp, and I knew I had to tell you guys all about it. She’s going to teach you loads of amazing tips and tricks on how to score BIG at the flea market and on Craigslist, among other things!