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I miss Jayson Home now that their pop up shops are gone but luckily for all of us, you can shop their wares online. This year, Jayson Home has launched a holiday Capsule Collection of globally sourced gifts that are all personal favorites of the Chicago home emporium’s well-traveled buyers, Caroline Scheeler and Devin Kirk. The […]

Our second gift guide of the season includes things for the whole family but what I really want is a trip to London to see this cute vintage car stuffed with presents at Covent Garden. How cute is that?! This Holiday Bear Sweater for little girls is so cute you’ll wish it came in adult […]

Today I heard there are only 39 days until Christmas. I’m definitely not ready and if you aren’t either, we have our first favorite things gift guide of the season to help get you started on your shopping. I love this set of 4 Aerin Holiday Salad Plates. They would make a great gift with […]

Now that summer has officially begun, it means lots of weekends away and parties. You shouldn’t arrive empty handed so I’ve put together a great group of hostess gifts that will help get you invited back. As with all my gift guides, I always think it’s nice to bring an ephemeral gift like a bottle […]

I had meant to get my Father’s Day gift guide up earlier this week but my trip to the Hamptons caused a delay but don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to shop. Father’s Day is a great time to treat the men in your life to things they might not buy themselves or […]

Mother’s Day is less than four weeks away on May 13th so I’m giving you ample heads up. You have no excuse not to find something special for the special woman or women in your life. As I’ve mentioned before, when giving an ephemeral gift like flowers or a spa day, I think it’s nice […]

Valentine’s Day is coming up in two and a half weeks. I know a lot of people hate this commercial holiday but it can be fun if you embrace it. You can celebrate with friends and family, plan a romantic date night, or treat yourself to a spa day and some self love. To get […]

There is nothing I find more overwhelming that creating gender and age specific holiday gift guides. Instead of doing it the way everyone else is doing it this year, I’ve decided to create a few favorite things gift guides inspired by Oprah. This one mixes gifts for everyone on your list so you can get […]

I wanted to begin my gift guides this year with some of my favorite things. (Yes, like Oprah but not as extensive.) These gift ideas could be for host/hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, or items for anyone on your list, even yourself. There is no store as overwhelming in a good way like Fortnum & Mason […]

I read a funny Father’s Day card today. It said that Father’s Day was created in June because a month after Mother’s Day someone said, “hey, wait a minute!” Don’t let your father or the father in your life be forgotten this year. To help you, I’ve put together a bunch of great gift ideas […]

Valentine’s Day isn’t a lot of people’s favorite holiday. If you’re dating or married, it’s fraught with unrealistic expectations. If you’re single, it’s lonely and depressing. But it can also be fun to buy yourself, your friends, and your family a sweet treat. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a few great gifts that […]

I met my friend David Lawrence after posting a house he designed in the Hamptons on the blog in 2008. The blue and white home was featured on the cover and inside House Beautiful. We worked for the same designer but not at the same time and shared a love of beautiful things so of […]

The first time I met Starrett Ringbom was when she was working in public relations for Jonathan Adler. She was wearing a high waisted pair of vintage leather pants that belonged to her mother on a pouring down rainy day. I was dressed for the weather and did not look as chic. The first time I […]

Andrea Stanford, Design and Interiors Editor of C Magazine, is one of the chicest women I know. She’s also one of the happiest. I always joke it’s because she lives in sunny Los Angeles. But just because she lives in a warm climate doesn’t mean she doesn’t go all out for the holidays. Andrea told […]

Everyone laments the state of travel these days but what we lack in chicness, we definitely make up for with amazing advancements in tech products. I have two back to back trips coming up so I thought I would share some of my favorite go-to products and some new finds for traveling. There is no […]

I love receiving fashion designer Jenni Kayne‘s blog Rip + Tan, named after her children.  It’s full of healthy recipes, interesting profiles, and eco-friendly advice.  Maybe it’s because she and her family live in California. I’m also still in awe of her organizational skills that were on display in Martha Stewart Living magazine.  So there […]

  I couldn’t think of a more fun person to contribute a California chic and casual gift guide than interior designer, entertaining expert, and store owner Nathan Turner. As many of you probably saw of the show Million Dollar Decorators, he’s extremely funny and down to earth. I really think they should create a show […]