Posts Tagged ‘Month of Love’

Day 20: Red Stitch Wine

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I love it when friends introduce me to great things — and I always try to pass these great things along to others!  Today, I owe Day 20 in the 29 Days of Love series to my friend Tricia Roberts, who introduced me to Red Stitch wine.

Tricia is a Certified Wine Specialist and sommelier, who started Red Stitch with her husband, David, and two other wine-loving couples.

Thanks to their passion for wine, my husband and I were able to enjoy a bottle of this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with our Valentine’s meal.

If you’re hosting a dinner or just want a good bottle of wine for a special night, you can contact Tricia and the rest of the fabulous team to order a bottle of Red Stitch. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s one of the most delicious Cabs out there!



Day 16: Cake Placemats

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Today the 29 Days of Love special continues with one of my must-haves for any luncheon, supper club or even just a weeknight dinner you want to feel special — Cake place mats.

Their vintage charm is a huge part of the reason why I love them. But, did you know they are also made from 30% recycled content? Just another reason to love these gorgeous paper place mats.

You can find these options as well as other selections I love on in the “Favorites” section. While you’re there be sure to check out my latest fabrics, lighting and pillows.



Day 14: Guest Post: Valentine’s Floral Favorites from P. Allen Smith

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Today, I’m thrilled to share a guest post from my good friend — food, garden and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith. After you see all these beauties, I’m sure you’ll be inspired to check out P. Allen’s latest venture, his new eHow Home Channel. It’s the latest way he’s sharing his brilliant home and garden tips and ideas. He’s also nearing the finish line on a eco-friendly home that was built in just 150 days! You can watch the progress online as they put on the finishing touches. I hope you enjoy these gorgeous seasonal bouquets! Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo, Tobi


Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! As a part of Tobi’s 29 Days of Love, I thought I would take this opportunity to share several floral ideas I love. These are not only great ideas for today’s holiday, but for any gathering this season. I hope you enjoy!

Pretty pink Camellia blossoms, which I picked fresh from the garden, create a lovely Valentine’s Day cachepot.

White and pink Amaryllis in porcelain cachepots covered with sheet moss makes a unique Valentine offering. In a mild climate the gift will last forever if the bulbs are replanted in the garden at a later date.

Pink Ranunculus, red tulips and blush colored roses in a wire egg basket are a perfect treat for “My Valentine.”

I love to mix freshly picked Japanese Magnolia ‘Royal Star’ and Black Hellebore blossoms. Put them in a Venetian glass budvase to dress a table set for a Valentine’s Day dinner.

A gold transferware tureen becomes a container for an array of ‘Ice Follies’ Daffodils, ‘Erlicheer’ & ‘Silver Chimes’ Narcissus with accents of Summer Snowflakes that I picked early this Valentine’s Day morning.

I think that vibrant ‘Temple of Beauty’ tulips in a glass container professes true love.

‘Pink Impression’ and ‘Apricot Impression’ tulips brighten up a French tin vase for a whimsical Valentine bouquet.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
P. Allen Smith

Day 12: CBS Sunday Morning Show

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I don’t know about you, but weekends are a time of rest and relaxation for me! On Sunday mornings especially, I love to spend time with my family and indulge in a little TV. For me, that means the CBS Sunday Morning Show.

Why I Love It: How can you not love a show that starts off like this…

Wynton Marsalis is so amazing. I look forward to this trumpeted theme every week. In fact, Mini Me always runs in to tell me “my show” is on when she hears it!

But, it’s not just the great intro I love. Charles Osgood is such a charming host. It’s like inviting a good friend into your living room for a Sunday morning news update.

Each week he and the other correspondents, including Bill Geist, Rita Braver, Tracy Smith, Martha Teichner, Serena Altschul, Nancy Giles and Mo Rocca (he’s hilarious!) give truly interesting reports on a wide range of topics. They’ve featured everyone from Tory Burch to Arkansas’ own Glen Campbell (one of today’s stories, I hear…). No stone is left unturned!

In fact, I’m so obsessed that I have to admit it’s my DREAM to be featured here!! One day!

If you want an in-depth slice of our world and its happenings, I highly recommend tuning in to find out why I love this show so much.

Where to Find It: Sunday Mornings on CBS; 9-10:30 am, EST






Day 10: Pink Resort Wear

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Here we are at Day 10 in the 29 Days of Love, and I have to admit this is another case of love at first sight. You know I love pink, so it’s no surprise I think the Michael Kors Spring Resort Collection has my name written all over it. How fabulous would these be for a February getaway?? I’m dreaming of one piece (any piece!) for my upcoming trip to Morocco for the Design Leadership Summit.

[From Top Left: Poplin Shirtdress, Kimono-Sleeve Caftan, Dolman-Sleeve Shift Dress, Crew Tee & Mini Shorts, Scuba Swimsuit, Slash Gown.]

Looks like I’m not the only one…Check out these chic stars who’ve been spotted sporting it!

[all images: Michael Kors]

Where To Find It: Michael Kors or Neiman Marcus



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