THE CHIC FILES HOLIDAY SNAPSHOT

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We are excited to have our home (and little Phoebe), decorated for the holidays, included in the West Elm blog Front & Main! Click the link to view the entire entry, and to check out the blog - which is fantastic! Merry Merry! Continue Reading

CHIC COCKTAILS – THE HOLIDAY SERIES, PART 1

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This time of year conjures up images of drinking hot chocolate under warm blankets as an escape from all of the holiday madness. Today, in the first of my new Chic Cocktails series, I am sharing a way to spice up your hot chocolate for added holiday cheer!  Cheers my friends. Cheers!In a medium saucepan, combine the milk with the cream and rum Continue Reading

CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPES

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As with all times of the year, an elegant/rustic/chic vibe tends to be my favorite for entertaining. Here are some ideas for your own Christmas gatherings this season. Can't believe it is only a week away!     Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT ON AERIN LAUDER

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Her new book, "Beauty at Home", is on a lot of holiday wish lists and Aerin Lauder does not disappoint. I have long admired her relaxed but elegant design aesthetic. The name may sound familiar...Aerin's grandmother Estée Lauder was the founder of the beauty company where Aerin serves as senior vice president and creative director.  She is the Continue Reading

THE MASON SHAKER – COCKTAILS JUST GOT A LOT MORE FUN

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Possibly my new favorite addition to the world of cocktails is our newest purchase, The Mason Shaker. The idea for this charming shaker came about when two Southern friends put their heads together and created a very cool and very practical way to make drinks. Based in Brooklyn, NY, W&P Design is run by those two friends from the south, Continue Reading