Just a Few Festive Touches

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

With holiday season upon us, it's the perfect time for entertaining, and a beautiful set table is the canvas for any meal. A few simple tips to keep in mind while arranging centerpieces & decor: 
Confidence and personality is key, don't revert to the store bought arrangements, find a local wholesale floral business for inexpensive beauties. The general rule is to keep arrangements low enough that guests can see and talk over them. 
The best part of shopping wholesale is they mostly only carry in-season flowers. 
No sense in tulips in November, or cranberries in spring. Trust your instincts. 
I love colors and texture, so my arrangements are usually a bit bazaar. 
Keeping the flower healthy:
Cut the stems on an angle before placing into the glass. 
Shave and leaves off the stem that will sit in the water- to keep it clear. 
Use small filler flower to spruce up and add volume. 
Leaves and greenery are your friend, they will add depth to your arrangement. 
Have fun! And don't be afraid to try something new.
A favorite blog post: Ultimate Holiday Table
Photo credit can be found on my PINTEREST page

Peppermint Pairings

Monday, November 25, 2013

It is not quite Thanksgiving, but let's face it, hot coco, vintage string lights, stockings and peppermint flavored everything is on your mind. Tis the season to indulge. Everywhere you look; velvet buckles & gold bangles from Black Friday specials, a cozy cup-of-jo filled with cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate and peppermint. Just enough to inspire this winter wardrobe. 

Combat the chill with Figue

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A weathered trend maybe, yet one that seems to make appearances year round. Stiff and sturdy shapes in khaki and camouflage have been spotted in street styles and runways all around the world. Military influence has been molding fashion since the early 40's, but my recent trip to NYC has left me lusting over these uniquely tagged military layers. 

I stumbled into Figue on a complete whim, after hours of relentless searching fo the perfect fall wedding reception dress, Lily and I were struck by the Bohemian shop style, paired perfectly with an overflow of vibrant rugs and braided floor cushions. " Figue (pronounced “fig") is a new luxury collection for women created by Stephanie von Watzdorf. Defined by a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit—bringing together the urban energy of Paris and London with the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and Stephanie’s passion for travel." The Bohemian inspired boutique was filled with tunics laced with pom-poms and gold threaded beading, denim and bangles in colorful global inspired prints and of course the stunning embellished military jackets. The sweet shop manager gave us a little history of Stephanie's design process and inspiration. Many of the symbols referenced Egyptian hieroglyphs (pictured below) like the eye of Horus which represents the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon. Many of the embellished sequin and bead designs were sourced directly from African craftsmen. 

Von Watzdorf tells Vogue “It could look hideous and Las Vegas, but it’s not." 
Lily and I both agree. 

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