Browsing Category

Fabulous Finds

Fabulous Finds

Modern Blooms

Daisy Necklace

Daisy Necklace

From what we see in the style and shelter magazines these days, florals are definitely “in.”  If we had a say in setting trends, they’d never be “out” but that’s another story…

Laser Cut Wedge

Laser Cut Wedge

From bohemian and romantic to retro and sporty, floral patterns abound this year in fashion and in home accessories.  We’re especially drawn to blooms with a modern vibe which can be paired with our every day looks.

Sandefjord Dinnerware

Sandefjord Dinnerware

Mosaic Swimsuit

Mosaic Swimsuit

Whether cast in metal, laser cut into leather, crocheted with cotton or dyed into fabric, flowers are a fabulous springtime addition to any outfit or home.

Crochet Cotton Bag

Crochet Cotton Bag

Gerbera Maraschino Pillow

Gerbera Maraschino Pillow

What’s not to love?  Happy floral Friday, all!

necklace / wedge / dinnerware / bathing suit / bag / pillow

Fabulous Finds

Taking Some Liberties at Paperless Post

Archival Florals

Archival Florals

We can think of a number of celebrations this spring that would merit a lovely invitation or note from Paperless Post and that’s why we’re so excited to see the new collection from Liberty of London.  Longtime readers of this blog may remember a post we wrote about our love for Liberty and in fact, our mother used to dress us up in smocked dresses from this iconic store any time she could.

Tresco

Tresco

Liberty prints are back in a decidedly modern way in the form of digital and paper stationery and they’re as fresh and pretty as always.

Phoebe

Phoebe

Ros

Ros

The 100 piece collaboration was created to celebrate the launch of Paperless Post internationally in the UK, Canada and Australia, with further extensions planned for later this year.  Of course, this collection features mostly florals, from delicate pastels to bolder, colorful palettes.

Edenham

Edenham

Loden

Loden

Whether you’re planning a Mother’s Day brunch, announcing an engagement or hosting a springtime soiree, you can’t go wrong with these charming invitations, save the dates and note cards.  Vive la Liberty!

photos

Fabulous Finds

Loving Luv Aj

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

** Spoiler Alert **  For those of you who subscribe to Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style, if you don’t want to know what the hero item is for the summer box, read no further!

Full Bloom Charm Necklace

Full Bloom Charm Necklace

As Box of Style subscribers, we’re always eager to see what the “hero piece” will be for the next shipment and we’re never disappointed.  This spring we received a cute custom bucket bag by Shaffer LA, the perfect size for a night out with the girls or a day at Coachella (as if!)  Regardless of the occasion, we’re feeling very hip indeed.  Yesterday, an email popped up into our inbox revealing the summer hero item and we’re going to be even cooler.  How can we not be with an eye-catching lariat with delicate pave Swarovski crystals and an open crescent ring from Luv Aj?

Full Bloom Earring Set

Full Bloom Earring Set

Hex Stud Bracelet

Hex Stud Bracelet

For those of you not in the know (trust us, we weren’t either until we received RZ‘s email), Amanda Thomas, the wunderkind designer behind this “it” LA brand, started her business as a teenager and 10 years later is the darling of stylists and celebrities alike.  Her heavy-metal spikes, layered chains and chunky sparkles can change an ho-hum outfit into something special.

Full Bloom Ring Set

Full Bloom Ring Set

Full Bloom Ring Set

Full Bloom Ring Set

We’re loving the fact that her Spring 2016 collection is called In Full Bloom and there are a number of designs these fashion “late bloomers” would gladly wear.  Needless to say, we’re looking forward to our next Box of Style and sporting some “bad ass bling” this summer!

P.S.  If you want to join the club, sign up for the Box of Style…  It’s like Christmas four times a year!

in full bloom / necklace / earrings / bracelet / rings

Fabulous Finds

The Scent of Spring

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has indeed sprung which means it’s time to switch our perfume from our winter favorites to something a bit greener and definitely more floral.  For years, we’ve been wearing a lovely Tocca fragrance given to us by our blogging besty, Pretty Pink Tulips, but sadly it’s no longer made.  So we’re exploring new spring scents and have found some that cover all the bases…  If you like sparkling citrus with a touch of uplifting spice, Clarins Eau des Jardins and Tocca Isabel are for you.

Eau des Jardins

Eau des Jardins

Isabel

Isabel

For those of you who prefer something on the herbal side with soft fresh picked floral notes, you might like the new limited edition Herb Garden collection by Jo Malone and Dolce & Gabbana’s Floral Drops.

The Herb Garden Collection

The Herb Garden Collection

Dolce Floral Drops

Dolce Floral Drops

And finally, Diptyque’s Florabellio is like spring break in a bottle – an invigorating coastal base is infused with green apple blossom for the perfect olfactory landscape that captures a garden by the sea.

Florabellio

Florabellio

What spring scents are your sporting these days?

FlowersClarins / Tocca / Jo Malone / Dolce & Gabbana / Diptyque

 

Fabulous Finds

Spring Blooms

Ranunculus and Elephants

Pretty Posies

Spring has sprung in our part of the country…  the daffodils are sprouting their green leaves and the birds welcome the day with their morning song.  We’re looking forward to refreshing our home and our wardrobe with some pretty spring things and here are a couple of our favorites…

Stella Jean - Giornalista Kimono Blouse

Stella Jean – Giornalista Kimono Blouse

Oscar de la Renta - Ornamental Floral Napkin

Oscar de la Renta – Ornamental Floral Napkin

Parker Thatch - Lots of Love Notes

Parker Thatch – Lots of Love Notes

Yves Delorme - Enfleur Pillow

Yves Delorme – Enfleur Pillow

Fringe Studio - Beautiful Pouch

Fringe Studio – Beautiful Pouch

Is spring blooming where you live?

P.S.  Do you just love that pouch?  It’s coming to our website soon!

posies / top / napkin / notes / pillow / pouch

 

Fabulous Finds

Bamboo-zled

Gucci - Spring 2016

Gucci – Spring 2016

While some say that bamboo is back, we’re wondering if it ever went out of style.  Even Gucci has revived it’s iconic curved bamboo handles in the company’s Spring 2016 collection of handbags and totes.

Arme de L'Amour - Ring

Arme de L’Amour – Ring

Juliska - Classic Bamboo Dinnerware

Juliska – Classic Bamboo Dinnerware

This signature handle design first appeared just after World War II in 1947 when the world was still rationing resources.  Bamboo cane could still be imported from Japan so the artisans at Gucci developed a patented method to heat and bend the material and ta-da, the Gucci Bamboo Handbag was born.

Seda France - Malaysian Bamboo Candle

Seda France – Malaysian Bamboo Candle

Wisteria - Bamboo Pagoda Mirror

Wisteria – Bamboo Pagoda Mirror

The bamboo handle was so interesting and innovative that it became an instant hit and was carried through the 1960′ and 70’s as an integral part of the brand.  And now it’s back gracing a range of bags printed with pretty petals.  Bamboo is not only showing up in fashion accessories but also in home decor and here are some of our favorites!

Jonathan Adler - Bamboo Wallpaper

Jonathan Adler – Bamboo Wallpaper

Not that we’re trying to bamboozle you…

bag / ring / plates / candle / mirror / wallpaper

Fabulous Finds

UncommonGoods… How Do We Love Thee?

Faux Bois Vase

Faux Bois Vase

Let us count the ways!  One – you provide a platform for artists and designers and half of what you sell is made by hand.  Two – you believe that it’s your responsibility to use your business to impact the world in a positive way.  Three – best of all, you offer unique and artisanal gifts that are created in harmony with the environment and without harm to living beings (people and animals alike!)  This Valentine’s Day, show your love by finding the perfect something for your perfect someone at UncommonGoods and better yet, make it personal with an initial or monogram.

We Have Chemistry Terrarium

We Have Chemistry Terrarium

Along with the faux bois vase and “we have chemistry” terrarium above, here are some of our favorites, guaranteed to make your loved ones smile…  A cutting board for the foodie who cooks up a storm…

Personalized Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board

and a molecular mixology kit for the life of every party…

Molecular Mixology Kit _ Mojito

Molecular Mixology Kit _ Mojito

Chakra bath salts for the pampered diva…

Chakra Bath Salts

Chakra Bath Salts

and a four season necklace for the stylish fashionista – these gifts will let your Valentine know they’re special!

Four Seasons Necklace

Four Seasons Necklace

Head on over to this wonderful site and let us know what you think!

P.S.  This post was written in partnership with UncommonGoods.

vase / terrarium / cutting board / mixology kit / bath salts / necklace

Fabulous Finds

Have A Heart…

Heart Cocktail Ring

Heart Cocktail Ring

As January comes to a close, we’re reminded that Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away.  Time to think about some gifts for our loved ones (and ourselves!)  Since we just launched several designs on AHAlife, an online source for unique lifestyle products from around the world, we thought we’d head over there first.  After giving our fingers some love with the ring above, how about a pretty mandala pillow for the bed?

Mandala Petal Pillow

Mandala Petal Pillow

A bare wall seems so lonely without the perfect piece of art so we’re hoping to add this beauty to our collection – a painterly abstraction of a photographed bouquet by Robin Resch.

Floral Abstraction 3

Floral Abstraction 3

The men in our lives would appreciate something other than red boxers, so we think this dapper one of a kind origami bow tie will do the trick (made of paper, they’re also eco-friendly) and they can wear it while they mix us a botanically infused G & T!

Origami Heaven Beaux-Tie

Origami Heaven Beaux-Tie

Botanicals for Gin and Tonics

Botanicals for Gin and Tonics

And finally, to keep that New Year’s resolution of yoga once a week going, we’ll definitely be gifting ourselves this beautiful Sunset yoga mat – sun salutations never looked so go.

Sunset Yoga Mat

Sunset Yoga Mat

We hope you’ll take a look at all that AHAlife has to offer and while you’re there, please have a heart and vote for one of our designs by clicking this link – if we get 100 votes we may be featured in an upcoming gift guide!

ring / pillow / art / bow tie / mixers / mat

Fabulous Finds

It’s a Wrap!

Happy Holidays by Rifle Paper

Happy Holidays by Rifle Paper

Last but not least on our lengthy “to do” list this week is to wrap the presents, even those fun finds we bought for the stockings.  We’re big fans of Rifle Paper Co. and are excited to see that one of our favorite “blog-tailer” (a blog with an online store), Waiting on Martha, has a great selection of their cards, gift tags and wrapping paper.  Rifle’s whimsical winter scenes are just the thing to make your gift special – add a pretty bow and voilà!

Garland Gift Tag

Garland Gift Tag

Reindeer Wrapping Sheets

Reindeer Wrapping Sheets

Nutcracker Gift Tags

Nutcracker Gift Tags

Mistletoe Wrapping Sheets

Mistletoe Wrapping Sheets

When it comes to creative cards, Rifle’s got them, too…  How about an ornament card?  Read the message, then hang it on the tree.  So cute.

Berry Peace Ornament Card

Berry Peace Ornament Card

The countdown begins and Christmas is two weeks away.  Wishing you a weekend of merry, merry!

holiday paper / garland tag / reindeer paper / nutcracker tag / mistletoe paper / ornament card

Fabulous Finds

Stuff Those Stockings

Dalida Clutch

Dalida Clutch

Now that we’ve decked the doors and added some sparkle to the house, it’s time to shop for those fun gifts that make a stocking worth stuffing.  Great things do come in small packages and we have some goodies on our list we hope Santa will consider (hint,hint!)

Boho Tassel Bag Charm

Boho Tassel Bag Charm

Statement Earrings

Statement Earrings

Did you know that hanging stockings at Christmas has been a tradition for centuries?  Legend has it that once a upon a time there was a poor widower with three beautiful daughters who worried that his impoverished state would no allow his girls to marry.  One Christmas, St. Nick heard about the family and wanted to help so he slid down the chimney and filled the girls freshly laundered stockings (which were hanging to dry by the fire) with gold coins.

12 Days Appetizer Plates

12 Days Appetizer Plates

Box of Awesomeness

Box of Awesomeness

Hand Cream Sampler

Hand Cream Sampler

These days, stockings come in all shapes and sizes – ours are needlepoint with monograms and quite large!  Are you making your list and checking it twice?

clutch / charm / earrings / plates / makeup / hand cream