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Perfect Hostess Gifts

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Bowl by Vietri

I love parties, especially during the holiday season! It’s so festive to dress up and go out to a friend’s house to celebrate and have fun. But I also know that it’s a LOT of hard work for those who host the parties, so I like to always arrive at the front door with a little token of my appreciation.


Wine tools by Kate Spade

Hostess gifts are a long-standing tradition in the South, and are usually thoughtful items for the home or small tokens specifically selected for the host. Among my favorite gifts are small accessories, like the gorgeous bowl from Vietri, or the fun wine tool set from Kate Spade. Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 4.07.01 PM

Molton Brown gift pack

And what hostess wouldn’t like to relax the next day with some fabulous products from Molton Brown? You can also consider chocolates, a yummy scented candle, or something that appeals to the host’s hobbies, like gardening tools or bakeware! Remember, it’s the thought you put into it that counts!

For more ideas on great hostess gifts, go to my pinboard by clicking here! You’ll be everyone’s favorite guest this holiday season!









And the Winner Is…

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As I told you last month, I love my new Julie Lopez snakeskin shoes! And now we’ve had a random drawing to select one lucky winner to get a pair for herself!


So, drumroll please…. The winner of a pair of Julie Lopez shoes is Cheryn Mitchell!! Congratulations! We’ll be in touch soon so you can get your own fabulous pair of pumps – or flats. There are so many choices on the website that I know you’ll have a hard time deciding.

For those of you who did not win, we still have a GREAT prize for you! Julie Lopez is extending its special 20% off discount for all of you, if you use the Tobi20 discount code at checkout. This discount will be good through this Sunday!

I hope all of you will have a fabulous weekend in a gorgeous pair of your own favorite shoes!








Win a Pair of My New Favorite Shoes!

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I love fashion, and I like to dress stylishly when I’m working with my clients, especially because it fits my brand of Bright, Bold and Tailored. But as any working woman can tell you, running around all day in heels may look good, but it doesn’t always feel good! So I am constantly on the hunt for fabulous shoes that feel fantastic, too.

Leave it to a smart woman to design the perfect mix of form and function for footwear! Julie Lopez used her background in orthopedic nursing to design a comfort shoe that doesn’t look anything like the old “comfort shoe.” Made in Italy with Julie’s patent-pending “Comfort Technology,” these fashion-forward shoes will keep you running all day – in a good way!


I recently wore this fun snakeskin Layla design while working at a showhouse and they felt fabulous, even after going up and down stairs and standing on my feet all day! I enjoyed them so much that I wanted to share them with YOU: Using the special code TOBI20 at checkout, you can get your own pair of Julie Lopez shoes for 20% off until Aug. 15! Check out all of the amazing designs here.


Even better? I’m going to give away one pair of shoes to a lucky reader on Aug. 15! All you have to do is register by filling out the form to the right of this blog post – and the bonus is that you will get a free download of my Top 10 Ways to Add Style with Color! Register between now and 5pm on Aug. 14 and we will draw a name from all the entries, and will announce the winner here on the blog on Aug. 15. Trust me, you will love how comfortable these fabulous shoes are!

Good luck!




The Wait is Over!

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After almost a year of waiting, tonight is the night! Season four is here and it’s so bittersweet. I just can’t bear to see for myself that our beloved Matthew Crawley is dead. I can’t imagine how we will survive without the handsome and romantic gent with those dreamy eyes. 


I feel like somehow Lady Mary will manage better than we. After all, she has to keep it together, she has a baby to raise.

I know many of you just can’t get on the Downton Abbey bandwagon, but I implore you to give it a chance. Once you are bitten with the Downton bug, you will thank me, I promise.

After all, the show isn’t only beautifully filmed with gorgeous architecture and costumes, with brilliant and witty writing and better than soap opera story lines, it even plays perfectly into my life’s philosophy. See for yourself with these Downton Abbey quotes…


The perfect mantra for my year of “ACTION”, don’t you think? I’d love to tell myself and many others to stop whining and go after what we say we really want right now! Whining–the epitome of procrastination.


And talk about the perfect way to sum up finally finding your sweet spot! Living your passion and being your authentic self right here in a nut shell straight from Downton wisdom.


So cheers to all of you who are waiting impatiently for tonight’s season premier like me. And for those of you who aren’t, by all means, head straight to iTunes and get caught up whilst we start season four and enjoy a spot of tea.

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Meet Bamboo Trellis: My Exclusive Lighting Collection

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Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis Table Lamp

Today I’m announcing–along with Lamps Plus–my design for lampshades in this new Bamboo Trellis lighting collection. My lampshade pattern is part of the Icons Collection, which is an amazing launch of designs by 5 interior designers (or design teams).  It was an honor to be chosen among such great company, and it has been a labor of love. I’m so excited to finally share the gorgeous results with YOU! Can I show you a few of my favorites?

These Bamboo Trellis classic pendant lights are designed with an eye to style as well as function, and I’m sure you’ll find a perfect use for them in your own home!

Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis 16 inch wide Pendant

The pendants are just the beginning of all the fun, though, and I’ve also designed shades for some other great items, like this Bamboo Trellis Arc Floor Lamp

Bamboo Trellis Arc Floor Lamp

or this Bamboo Trellis Swag Plug-in Chandelier.

Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis Swag Plug In Chandelier

All of these shades also come in lots of great colorways to work with your own palette, and there are SO many more shapes, sizes and styles to LOVE, so go shopping and let me know what you think!!

Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis 16 Inch Wide Ceiling Light


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