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A Little Something Special

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

I saw these amazing custom paper cocktail napkins by Emily McCarthy last night and thought “why do we only have these made up for weddings and other milestone events??” I want to start living like every day is a party- and be armed to throw an impromptu get-together should the feeling (and crowd) strike! I think ordering yourself a set of beautifully monogrammed napkins ($35 for 50) is a little luxury that makes you feel special. Because everyday should be a little special- even if it’s dressing up take out pizza and bottled beer!
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(these look like high end monogrammed linen napkins!)

And why not share a new favorite drink recipe to GO with those cocktail napkins?  I love grapefruit, Prosecco and St. Germain so this mixes them ALL together in a luscious summer cocktail (I prefer mine in a champagne glass and a twist of lemon for visual stimulation.) :)

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522 North Pickney Cocktail (via Bon Appetit)

2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice

1/2 cup St. Germain

1/4 cup Campari

1 bottle chilled sparkling wine/ prosecco

Combine juice, St. Germain and Campari in a bowl or pitcher. Chill until cold. Divide among glasses and top with sparkling wine.

And while we’re talking about monogrammed things typically reserved for weddings, I also want to have a bowl of my own personalized matches in the living room for people to take when they come visit. Whenever I go out to a restaurant, hotel or store (I’m looking at you Hudson Boston) I love grabbing a little book of matches ( or sometimes four or five like a kleptomaniac). It would be a cute little reminder for friends of fun nights at your house!

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There is a great selection at For Your Party! Check these out:

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In fact, I may have to get a bunch to bring to my book signing parties this fall (I’m looking at you readers in Boston, NYC, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco)!

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Summer Block Prints: Kalyana Textiles

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

When the weather starts getting warmer I find myself drawn to more bohemian styles, particularly block prints, a long standing personal favorite. Kalyana Textiles is a new small business that specializes in lovely home goods that are hand printed in India providing families there a sustainable source of income. It’s such a great business model and look at how fetching these prints are! And just for you, enjoy free shipping on your order through April 15th by using the code “EOSSHIP”. ( FYI- US orders only!)
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The printing process in action.

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Along with pillows, they sell quilts, napkins and tea towels.

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Sponsor Welcome: MK Style

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

MK Style is one of our newest sponsors and one that I personally am thrilled about!  The Denver based home store is the brainchild of two very stylish ladies, Molly Simons and Katie Agron.  Their style is very “me” so I thought it might also be very “you”.  Check out some of my favorite items in their online shop (click image for link) and if you live in Denver, go visit them!

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This or That: Vol. 5

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Blue and white print vases or heels (ON SALE)?
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Bohemian red print top or tablecloth?

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Quartz obelisks on tables or hanging around your neck?

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Navy ikat polka dot pillow or mini dress?

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White modern dress or skirted chairs?

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Bold yellow patterned wallpaper or linen tunic?

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Tiny black and white stripe kitten heels or table runner?

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Black and floral outfit or throw pillow?

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Cobalt and gold shagreen accent table or arm party?

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A hint of emerald in art, or on your legs (or as a dress?)

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What I’m Loving: New Stuff From Ballard Designs

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

I get so stupidly excited when new stuff comes out from vendors I use a lot for design projects. As of late, I have been giddy over all the new stuff coming out from Ballard Designs, a company I use a lot for budget friendly jobs.  Take a peek at some of my favorite new things- so good, right?

This table skirt blew my mind. Know why?

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Because it looks just like this one I’ve coveted forever from designer Tom Scheerer! Having this made would cost at least three times as much as they are charging.

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More favorites- this tufted ottoman with tape trim (many options for the trim!) and this studded long x-bench for the end of the bed!

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DYING over the lacquered faux bamboo barstools.

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