Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Malachite is a green copper mineral which is used to make so many different beautiful objects from furniture, boxes, and even jewelry! Ancient Egyptians believed malachite kept children safe by keeping evil away and protected travelers during their journeys. Maybe I should keep a pretty malachite box in my car.. and maybe purchase a malachite lamp and some malachite obelisks for my home to be extra safe..

The very stunning Vivian Mirror by Made Goods

Top left: Marjorie Skouras malachite side table / followed by 3 beautiful jewelry boxes

Found these gorgeous lamp bases on 1st dibs.

What's a fancier way to hold all of your books than these bookends?

Malachite drop earrings found here at Boticca

Malachite Glass bottles found on Pinterest
The sweetest malachite bowls to hold your earrings.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Hope everyone had a great weekend! Rather than shopping with all the crazy people this weekend I was organizing and perfecting my closet, which has been an ongoing task for about a year now. I don't have a lot of space for the amount of items I own and I like all my options to be displayed so I can get ready in the most efficient amount of time. But I also want my closet to be an amazing experience when I fling open my closet doors, like the sound of the heavens opening up. So in order to display some of my jewelry better I was looking on The Container Store site for some ideas. Turns out they have a lot of really cool options for display.


Check out these amazing lacquered boxes for under $10! You could even mix and match the lids. You could copy the whole Hermes feel with an orange bottom and a black lid!

An I know this is not for jewelry but I thought these trunks looks quite stylish for extra storage. Only $139!

How do you organize your jewelry? Any ideas? 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Thanksgiving is only a few days away, 
this holiday is one of my favorite family get-togethers.
This year we are holding it at our home and 
I’ve decided to try some last minute table centerpieces and details.
I am really loving the pumpkin stuffed with a bouquet of flowers.
Why not try a delicious pumpkin martini? The options are endless.


Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and incase any of you hosting this year are not sure about dressing the table yet, I have an idea up my sleeve. 
I'm always trying to think about how I can make something typical and ordinary a little bit edgier and more interesting, yet still classy. So I thought about good old PLAID. Immediately I think about an LL Bean catalog with a beautiful blonde couple in matching red and green plaid shirts frolicking with their labrador retrievers. Cute, but not so interesting year in and year out.  

Searching through pinterest I found the perfect example from The Studiolo Blog
Sudiolo got it right using navy plaid tablecloth with vintage china, metallic accents, and seasonal orange and red florals. Still understated but definitely still different.

Of course if you want to get a little crazy, you can mimic a plaid pattern using ribbon instead! Weave a selection of different size and colored ribbon down your table runner for the same plaid effect.

This image below, from Lonny Mag, is another classic twist on a typical textile, the check. Simple blue and white fabric grounds the table for pops of gold, orange, and blue. A crystal chandelier never hurts either. I'm also loving how they draped the napkin over the side of the table instead of on the plate.

Feeling rustic? try an old piece of barn wood as a runner.

Use unexpected fall color combos....

Taking cues from all the inspirational photos above I've created my own tablescape. 
1. DIY glitter pumpkins notify where my guests will be sitting
2. salt & pepper shakers
4. Striped Autumn napkins (because plaid and stripes always work well together)
5. Plaid fringe tablecloth
6. Plaid painted pumpkins

Always mix and match, its so much more fun and unexpected!

And to conclude, I had to share Giada DeLaurentis's Thanksgiving recipes with you because I might have actually drooled during that episode...