There is so much going on in our office right now- not to mention the fact that we MOVED our office and are trying to get it set up! We’ve had so many photo-shoots, book layout sessions, project meetings and, thank goodness, laughs. None of this is possible without Lindsey and Allison, who make it feasible for me to maintain this blog AND my business while trying to finish up this book! They each have amazing taste, and I wanted to keep sharing their personal wishlists with you- after all, I am hardly the end all be all of style.
Here’s what the ladies are craving for fall (and some are great gift ideas!)
Lindsey’s List: 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. (25% off your order of $150+ today!) // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10.
Allison’s List: 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10.
My company may be called Erin Gates Design, but it’s certainly isn’t a one woman show. I have two awesome ladies helping me out- my right hand woman Lindsey, whose been with me over three years and does anything and everything (I like to refer to her as “the unicorn” because she can do billing and design a room with equal skill, which is rare). And recently we welcomed Allison to the team to assist with lots of stuff as well as helping get this books done. She is also a blogger, so pop on over to her site too!
Both these ladies have great taste and so I wanted to start sharing what is on THEIR wishlists these days! I pretty much also want everything they do, so it goes to show our team is on the same wavelength!
top // pillows // lamp // ring // painting // barstool // dress // coral dresser // salad servers // desk (only $119!)
Music (Civil Wars, Lumineers, Vampire Weekend) // Maison Gray print // towel // sunglasses // top // weekender // dress // drink jars // sunscreen // book
Perhaps you are like me and find Father’s Day to be one of the hardest holidays to shop for! My dad is especially hard because he’s the unique combination of dynamic designer and typical dad. The guy can appreciate a good floral fabric but also likes his tractors. :) Now, I think I got a good gift this year (can’t post here because he reads this) but I did come across what may be the BEST source for father’s day gifts ever! Kaufmann Mercantile has this perfectly curated selection of GORGEOUS guy items- from a handmade leather football to North Carolina peanuts! I love the way the site is designed, so clean and simple, but also the way they showcase the beauty of well made products.
Here are some items I thought might make good gifts for Dad (it’s next Sunday, in case you are finding time to be moving at warp speed like me). Also be sure to bookmark it for birthday/ holiday gifts for any guy in your life!
1. Leather wrapped hammer 2. handmade football 3. leather catchall 4. classic rope swing (for the big kid in him) 5. manly soap 6. whiskey aftershave 7. north carolina peanuts 8.leather camera strap 9. leather bike seat 10.pewter cocktail shaker 11. small batch tonic 12. pewter and crystal highball glasses 13. hot sauce 14. skinny ties
I don’t know about you guys, but time is FLYING for me lately. And when I’m in that warp-speed phase of life I tend to forget things- dates, names, what I’m doing, holidays….. Now, don’t worry Mom, I prepared this year- but in case you guys are all “Shoot! It’s Mother’s Day this weekend??” here are some ideas that are available right now!
1. Sometimes online flower delivery companies bring….ahem, less then stylish bouquets. But this simple peony arrangement in a mint julep cup is simply gorgeous.
2. Wine. Always. Forever. Pick up on your way to visit, you ARE the reason she drinks after all…. ;)
3. A great book about hand-me-downs and familial style, Heirloom Modern via Amazon.com (overnight it!) or pop into a local book store!
4. Cupcakes! Bake them yourself, or buy a box at one of the zillion cupcake shops out there now. No one hates cupcakes.
5. I have this great popover top from J.Crew and LOVE it (wore it here-follow me!). Flattering on everyone and ageless… oh, and in stock in your local store.
6. A Stella & Dot gift certificate delivered to her inbox instantly! So many fun new things including scarves and bags!
One of you can give your Mom (or yourself perhaps, if you are a tired Mom, or need a break from your Mom, or are trying to become a Mom ….ba-dum-dum!!) a $200 gift certificate for a getaway to the English Meadow Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine! Andrew and I like to jet up there for a little quiet getaway by the ocean and luck you can now have the opportunity to go or give a getaway to someone deserving. Just like their page on Facebook and leave a comment about which room you’d hope to stay in. I’ll pick the winner and email them TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 4PM (just in case you do want to give this as a gift!)
And this is Bailey the inn’s Goldendoodle. I love him and every time I go I threaten to steal him.
Books are SUCH great gifts (unless you try to give them to my Dad who inevitably has already bought the exact one you have wrapped up). There are quite a few books I’m keen to get this year, and here are some of my favorites!
Row 1: It’s currently on back-order but I really hope I can snag a copy of the new Miles Redd book- THE decorating book of the season// The much talked about Kate Moss book (she of flawless style) // Grace Coddington’s memoir, I know it’s on every gift guide this year but I really want to read this one! Plus she posted on Facebook once that she liked my blog, which almost gave me a stroke.
Row 2: For the girl obsessed with clothes- Style Book// For the blog reading chef-What Katie Ate// For the girl obsessed with Paris (ME!)
Row 3: For the fella in your life- The Art of Fixing Things- hey, it’ll help get things done around the house// For the bride to be-Vogue Weddings, Brides, Dresses, Designers // For the kids, the new Dave Egger’s version of Where the Wild Things Are with the coolest cover ever!
Row 4: I read this recently and it haunted me for days, it’s so good (but sad)- A Light Between Oceans// Would love this Claiborne Swanson book for my (new) coffee table- American Beauty// This is next up on Andrew’s reading list- Thomas Jefferson- The Art of Power.
Row 5: For little designers to be-Draw Me A House/ For Audrey addicts, Audrey Hepburn Photographs/ For the stylish Francophile- Parisian Chic (* I want this one too)