Posts Tagged ‘Holiday’

Shopping Guide: Thanksgiving in my New Home

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As you all know, I love to host my family and friends for dinner parties, and Thanksgiving is no exception! I’m so excited that I am finally able to share my newly renovated home with all of you, especially my dining room and breakfast room with Thanksgiving being next week! I love my yellow and pink floral wallpaper and pink velvet chairs, and I can mix in my different china collections. If my new dining room has you inspired to take your Thanksgiving in a bolder and more colorful direction, here are a few pieces that I think will give you the same look!







  1. Lizzie Table Runner in Mineral: You could say that I’ve been dreaming up this color scheme since I started designing my fabric line! My Lizzie fabric in mineral features the same bold yellow and pinks as my dining room wallpaper.
  2. Geo Placecard Holders: I love adding personal touches to each setting, like a hand written placecard in one of these beautiful geometric holders. They come in an assortment so there is some added interest to your table!
  3. Gold Bamboo Serving Spoon: I love the bamboo motif on the handle of this beautiful 24K gold-plated serving spoon for all of our side dishes in timeless style!
  4. “Bamboo” Serving Bowl: Taking another cue from the bamboo motif and the natural floral elements in my dining room, this white ceramic serving bowl will be a beautiful addition to the table to hold different side dishes!
  5. ‘La Cite’ Pitcher: Let’s bring back cocktail hour with a glamorous glass pitcher with a 24K gold design! Or fill it with water or iced-tea to relieve you from having to fill everyone’s glass and enjoy your meal!
  6. Cape Recycled Glassware: These lovely glasses are handcrafted in Africa from 100% recycled glass with the slightest tint of green to go with the floral designs! Being eco-friendly and chic make this glassware set a must!
  7. Bamboo Salt & Pepper Shakers: Beauty is in the details and these salt and pepper shakers with a bamboo motif are certainly no exception!
  8. Gold Rimmed Bubble Glassware Collection: These bubbly Old Fashioned glasses are the right mix of whimsy and classy with a gold rim!
  9. Tobi Fairley Tommye Napkins in Buttercup: If you can’t tell, I’ve been dreaming about this dining room color scheme long before it became a reality! My Tommye leopard print in bright Buttercup yellow pair perfectly with the fun floral table runner!
  10. Jadeite Pedestal Server: I love collecting vintage tableware, especially jadeite. I can’t wait to serve some of the amazing desserts my daughter and I will bake on these gorgeous pedestal servers!
  11. Gilt-Edge Shell Napkin Rings: Napkin rings are really like the jewelry for your dining table, so why shouldn’t they be fabulous? Adorned with rose quartz and brass these feminine rings will pop against the bright yellow napkins!
  12. Pink Brushstroke Dinnerware: This dinnerware set is pretty in pink and ready for dinner! Both dishwasher and microwave safe and large enough to hold the generous portions of Thanksgiving, your hubby won’t even notice the slightly feminine tone!
  13. Torta Gold-Plated Cake Server: This stunning crystal handle and 24K gold-plated stainless steel cake server may have my guests reaching for dessert first!
  14. kate spade new york Malmo Gold 5 Piece Place Setting: The essentials are key to a good tablescape, starting with your flatware! This set in a fashionable gold finish will add a dose of chic style to your place settings!

Book Review: An Eye for Beauty by Beth Webb

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It’s time for holiday shopping to commence and thankfully it’s that time of year when many gorgeous design and architecture books hit stores. I am excited to tell you about the new (and first) book by amazing Atlanta Interior Design Beth Webb and it would make a fabulous stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the design lovers on your list. This book brilliantly highlights her designs as “Rooms That Speak to the Senses”, one of the keystones of Beth’s design philosophy. Evident on the beautiful glossy pages, is that Beth creates homes that evoke timeless style while speaking to the five senses. Throughout this glorious oversized book, Beth walks you through how each design element, both tangible and visible, add to the overall aesthetic of the space as well as the well-being and evolution of those living there. This concept so resonates with my focus on well-being and self care and Beth’s work on these lovely pages gave me a whole new appreciation for softer palettes and layered textures.

Beth is a master with a neutral color palette, blending natural elements that are warm and inviting. Can you imagine sitting in this living room looking out of the beautiful wood double doors to that gorgeous greenery beyond? The mix of texture is so rich and delicious and is such a seamless transition to nature and the outdoors. One couldn’t help but be well and vibrant in Beth’s creations.

I also love how original art is used in Beth’s work throughout the book to infuse spaces with such calm color and unique style! Her rooms provide the perfect backdrop to display carefully curated collections, like this pretty grouping of plates. All of Beth’s designs focus on chic neutral or soft color palettes with meticulously layered textures to keep the space comfortable and natural, while able to withstand the tolls of everyday life.

I’ve known Beth personally for many years, and now with her first book, I’m very excited for you to see more of her work that spans from Atlanta to Costa Rica. I think you will fall in love with her designs as much as I have. Pick up a copy of her book, An Eye for Beauty: Rooms that Speak to the Senses, here for you or the design enthusiast on your shopping list!







Shopping Guide: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

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The holiday season is a whirlwind between family, friends, work, shopping, gift-giving, parties, and obligations! Whew! I know I’ve been running around like crazy, trying to get everything done so I can settle in with my family for a quiet holiday at home.

If you’re like me, you still might need one or two more items to fill the stockings. So here are some great ideas for anyone one your list – including YOU! Happy Holidays!







  1. LAFCO’s ski house candle – This candle captures the joyful balance of fresh winter air with an added cozy fireside aroma.
  2. Fringe Studio 2016-2017 Planner– Start the New Year off right with this festive confetti 17-month organizer.
  3. Kate Spade iPhone Battery– Get active without being interrupted this holiday with a slim, portable battery bank, accented with two-tone checks.
  4. Moon and Lola Key Chain– Stand out with a personalized monogrammed keychain that comes in attractive bright colors.
  5. Prynt Inkless Mini Photo Printer– Preserve sweet holiday memories in a snap with this iPhone photo printer.
  6. Nordstrom Fur Eye Mask– This luxurious faux fur eye mask will swiftly boost you into deep snooze!
  7. Lumee iPhone light case– Perfect and brighten your next selfie with the vibrant LED lights that line this phone case.
  8. Kate Spade Emoji Earrings– These classic emoji faces bring a playful detail to your look.
  9. Tory Burch face brush– Make your face “glow on the go” with this compact powder/bronzer brush. Great for tossing in your purse in a hurry.
  10. Jonathan Adler Bel Air Cobalt Mini Scoop Vase– Give a funky twist to the usual bud vase with this Lucite cube.
  11. Tory Burch Logo Bead Hinge Cuff– This simple beaded bracelet is timeless and can be layered with all of your jewelry for a trendy look.
  12. Dior Vernis Gel Effect Nail Polish– Use this classic pop of red to make you stand out at any holiday party.
  13. Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection– Look like a pro with this set of classic makeup brushes. Good brushes really do make all the difference!
  14. GiGi New York Passport Case– No more searching for the right bag at the airport! Travel in style with a personalized passport cover or luggage tag.

Shopping Guide: Gifts for The Guys in Your Life

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Guys can sometimes be so difficult to buy for! If they’re like the men in my life, they already have what they need, and they sometimes have trouble telling you what they want. Well never fear – I’ve made a list of can’t-miss gifts that will give any guy on your shopping list a very happy holiday!

Happy Shopping!






1. Herschel Supply Co.’Novel’ Duffel Bag – A functional duffel bag from Herschel Supply is perfect for those weekend getaways, or for storing clothes for the gym.

2. Nordstrom’s Half-Zip Pullover – A cozy cashmere/cotton half-zip pullover will keep him warm and fashionable on those cold winter nights!

3. UGG Men’s Scuff Leather Slipper – Slippers are essential during the winter, and these super-soft leather scuffs will be his favorites for years to come.

4. The Jack Black ‘Jack Pack’ Set – This shaving set will make your guy look and feel dapper through the holidays and beyond!

5. Shinola Leather Wrapped iPhone Case – This isn’t just any iPhone case – it also holds credit cards, business cards, and more!

6. ‘Blaze’ Smart Fitness Watch – This health-inspired fitness watch from Fitbit will help your guy look stylish while he sticks to his fitness goals.

7. Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones – These leather over-ear headphones have a vintage look, but offer cutting-edge modern sounds!

8. Burberry Heritage Check Cashmere Scarf – This classic Burberry scarf will chase away the chill while wrapping your guy in style.

9. West Elm Leather Luggage Tag – A cleaver leather luggage tag will help his bags stand out from the crowd at any luggage carousel.

10. Swell Reflective Rose Gold 17-oz Bottle – This water bottle quenches his thirst for a handsome accessory at the gym.

11. Simon Pearce Crystal Cube Table Clock – This crystal cube clock will let your man know that time flies when he’s having fun with you!

12. Jonathan Adler Toulouse Dartboard Set – It’s all fun and games for any guy who gets this playful and colorful dart set.

13. Montblanc Urban Spirit Manhole Cuff Links – This handsome pair of onyx and stainless steel cufflinks make a sophisticated statement.

14. Horchow Faux-Fur Fox Christmas Stocking – Make him smile on Christmas morning with this personalized faux fur stocking.

15. Assouline Publishing’s Ferrari – Rev up any car lover’s engines with this coffee table book that pays homage to the classic Ferrari style.

Shopping Guide: Gifts for Her

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It’s that time of year – a time to give the perfect gifts to those we love! I spend a lot of time looking for the absolute right present for each person on my list, and every year at this time I try to help you with your lists, too. So on Wednesdays this month, I’ll give you a different gift guide for the people on your holiday shopping list!

This week, we’re focusing on the women in your life – your mom, your wife, your daughter, or even YOU! Everyone deserves a special something to make them feel pampered and appreciated, and these gifts would definitely do that! I even put a little mark by a couple of them for me – hopefully Santa reads my blog, too!

Happy Shopping!






  1. Tory Burch Fleming Quilted Convertible Shoulder Bag, Norwood– Her jaw will drop when you give her this gorgeous Tory Burch quilted lambskin shoulder bag in one of the season’s most covetable colors – and one of my favorites!
  2. ‘The Collins’ Leather Strap Watch– I love pairing navy and gold together for a classic look. The special woman in your life will love a simple leather strap watch from Tory Burch!
  3. Kendra Scott Isadora Earrings– Give her the gift of style this year with a pair of rose gold and agate statement earrings!
  4. ‘Original Short’ Gloss Rain Boot– My favorite Hunter rain boots are now available in a short style! A pair of bright coral short gloss rain boots will brighten even her darkest days all year long.
  5. Yves Saint Laurent Holiday Rouge Gift Set– The perfect combo gift with a timeless red lipstick, volumizing mascara, and waterproof black eyeliner is perfect for any fashionista in your life.
  6. ‘What A Gem’ Crystal Cocktail Ring– A beautiful gold-plated script band with a fabulous emerald colored cocktail ring will add sparkle and shine to her holidays!
  7. ‘One in a Million’ Initial Pendant Necklace– Simple and sweet, this initial pendant is a personal gift that can be worn every day.
  8. Leather Inlay iPhone Case– This shiny gold leather inlay iPhone case will protect her phone while keeping her chic sense of style intact.
  9. Jonathan Adler Letter Pillow– Nothing makes a space feel more personal than a monogram! Maybe she just moved into her new home, or is redecorating, so help her space feel more like her own with a personal letter pillow.
  10. Collette Check Fringe-Trim Cape– I love the classic Burberry plaid in this trendy fringe-trim cape! And the soft cashmere and wool blend will easily make it one of her favorite gifts this year.
  11. Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones– Maybe the special woman in your life is more tech savvy? Then she will love a pair of wireless on-ear headphones! They are flexible and foldable and offer optimal comfort and sound delivery in a variety of fun colors.
  12. Simply Sparkling Look for the Silver Lining Mug– Leave it to Kate Spade to turn even the dreariest day into something to look forward to! The coffee drinker in your life will appreciate this pick-me-up, especially on those dreaded Mondays.
  13. Bonnie Bunny Slippers– What do you get the girl who literally has everything? Super-chic bunny slippers so she can remember her fun friend at the end of a long day!
  14. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer in White– Make her beauty routine easier with this awesome new hair dryer from Dyson! Its controlled, high-velocity airflow will quicken her drying time, and the temperature is controlled and checked every 20 seconds to protect hair from extreme heat damage.
  15. Catherine Wide-Brim Pinned Felt Hat, Mink– I love a chic hat! This wide-brim version with a fold and pin detail will make her fall in love with hats all over again and keep her stylish into the New Year!
  16. Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee Leather Boots– We all know that a great pair of boots is a fall/winter fashion staple. Surprise her this year with her dream boots!