scandinavian-inspired hostess gifts.

sometimes it’s difficult to surprise loved ones with just the perfect gift, and i like to put a little thought into my holiday presents and hostess gifts — with so many parties this time of year, it’s nice to bring something unique to the event to thank a hostess properly. i like to give vintage gifts that i know my friends and family will really cherish... 
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la dolce vita, at home.

if you asked me where else in the world i might like to live, the answer hands-down would be italy. i love everything about the italian culture — the friendly people, the slow life, eating amazing fresh food al fresco, drinking wine on warm nights outdoors in charming cafes. those gardens created in window boxes but that spill lushly over tiny balconies — sigh.... 
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Friday Finds: The Candle

I’ve been on the hunt for a minimal candle holder lately, and here are a few of my favorites that I’ve come across. Office for Product Design has crafted a set of dead-simple, saucer-inspired candle holders. Folk from Normann Copenhagen is a series of playful candle holders that hold each other. Kutter from Hay is designed to hold both a tealight and... 
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the mexico collection.

i’m such a big fan of the citizenry. not only are their furniture and homeware collections beautiful, but they have partnered with makers all over the world — from uganda, and peru, to argentina, and now this collection from mexico, to bring you the best designs, using only local materials by establishing sustainable relationships with their master artisans. the... 
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fab friday.

i’m so happy it’s finally fab friday! it’s been one busy week, but a productive and happy one. today i thought i’d take a look at all that glitters — it’s not always just gold, but sometimes it’s shiny silver and sparkling, shimmery white light. sparkle comes in all colors! metallic moroccan pouf from jonathan adler; pretty gold-sequined... 
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