Back-To-School Essentials

Shops July 28th, 2016 — by:

Summer vacation is coming to an end and it’s time to return to the classroom! Grab your supplies and stand out this year with these eye-catching and practical products!

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Keep your lap cool with this mobile laptop desk. 3 Form mouse pad on right or left (inquire about color availability). There is a spot to place a pen and your phone with accommodations for your charger. What else can you ask for! Laptop Air Desk, $170. 

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Take notes a different way this year! This Chalkboard Notepad can be used with chalk, chalk pen, and Absolution’s Chalkboard Pencil for a unique take on standard notepads. Pad of 50 tear-off sheets. $10.

 

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Just in case you forget which month you are in, these colorful pencils by Karen Adams can help! Each have gold foil lettering with the twelve months of the year. $12.

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A pretty and practical pencil pouch by Diane James Home! It is made of lovely faux leather and has a gold zipper. $20.

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These Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies are the perfect treat to stick in a lunch box! Chock-full of rich chocolate chips and roasted peanuts, enjoy Grey Ghost Bakery’s tasty twist on the traditional peanut butter cookie. Great solo or even better served with a tall glass of cold milk. Other flavors available, $12.

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Stand out from the crowd with this bold Moulin Roty backpack from Little Citizens Boutique! Take it to school, playgroup or for a sleepover with granny and grandad! $53.

 

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The length of this adorable case from Lolo Bag is perfect for pens, markers, colored pencils, etc! $28.

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Luxury is sometimes a necessity if it’s an excuse to carry your iPad in a divine Pebble Grain Leather case by Imperio JP. Guarantee they have your school colors! On sale. $192.

Christmas in July

Gifts July 27th, 2016 — by:

We know it’s only July, but get a jump start on some “cooler” finds for the holidays by letting us help you with some of our current favorite picks  —

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Family ski trip planned for the holidays or simply love the look?  We are thrilled to introduce Skea Limited as one of our newest shops on Taigan. Ski clothes can be expensive but this line offers quality coats and vests at a great price. We were fortunate enough to have them preview their line at the last trunk show and shoppers were very impressed! This Val Vest is available in Black, Ivory, or Taupe. $298.00.

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We know how hard it is to get out of bed in the winter. Let us make it harder by recommending the Slip Silk Pillow Case from Absolution. Sweet Dreams! Other colors and sizes available.$99.

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One of the classic New Years Resolutions is “to get organized.” These adorable cosmetic bags by Lolo Bag are perfect to stow your make up or can be used as a clutch! Check out all of the variations in their shop. $35.

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We are loving this new belt from Harding Lane! It is 100% handmade, full grain dark brown leather with a brass buckle. $125.

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Deviled Eggs are a staple dish at my house during the holidays. This Hot Pink Mayo by Victoria Amory will ignite your taste buds! Set of 3.$24.

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This hand-blown glass Optic pitcher by Orbix Hot Glass features a unique ribbed design, a clear lip wrap and blown handle. It is almost too beautiful to use! More colors and styles available. $245.00.

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Melina’s Gourmet Food as the best vinaigrettes, oils, and vinegars on the market! They can be purchased individually or in gift sets. Amphora Olive Oil Two Bottle Gift Set, 8.05 Oz each. $70. 

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“Watches Made for the Water.” The Outdoorsman in your life will love it! SF2 Moonphase Blue Dial With Nato Strap Watch, $650.  Hook & Gaff. 

 

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House your iPad in this periwinkle, ostrich case! Designer, Dea Rosa, promises your friends will want to buy one after they see yours! On sale. $295.00.

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Celebrate Good Times! This Celebration Box by Heritage Handcrafted is truly “one of a kind” and is the perfect gift for holiday, birthday, or wedding. Inquire for Personalization (included in purchase). $250.

Did you know April is National Pecan Month? Owner of Schermer Pecans, Putt Wetherbee, certainly does. Schermer’s Georgia orchards have been in their family for 70 years.  They truly take pride in their pecans from start to finish – they plant and care for the trees, shell the pecans, and candy all of the varieties.  April is a busy month for the Schermer family!

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Our favorite product from Schermer on Taigan is their Baker’s Essential gift box because it is made up of all raw pecans that can be used in multiple recipes. The box contains 1 bag of Mammoth Pecan Halves, 1 bag of Extra large Pecan Pieces, and 1 bag of Medium Pecan Pieces all for only $44! What a deal!

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Baker’s Essential Gift Box- $44. 

To sweeten up your last days of April, here is the perfect recipe for spring entertaining and garden parties sourced from one of the best southern cookbooks – Pecans, by Kathleen Purvis. 

 

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Pecan Meringue Bites

2 large egg whites

2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 teaspoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon white vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks when the beaters are lifted. Beat in the brown sugar and granulated sugar a tablespoon at a time. Beat in the salt and vanilla.  Sprinkle with pecans, cornstarch and vinegar over the beaten egg-white mixture. Fold in gently but thoroughly with a rubber spatula.  Using a teaspoon, spoon the batter onto the lined baking sheets (Don’t worry about getting the cookies too close together – they won’t spread much.) Place the baking sheets in the oven. Turn off the oven and leave them in the oven  with the door closed for 8-12 hours or overnight. Peel the cookies off the parchment or foil and store in an airtight container.  Source: Pecans, by Kathleen Purvis (A Savor The South Cookbook)

 

What is Schermer Pecans? Nearly 65 years after the company’s founding in 1946, Schermer Pecans continues to take pride in their pecans from planting, to harvesting, to packaging their many varieties. A rarity in the industry, Schermer handles all three aspects of the operation—owning orchards, shelling and candying. Schermer’s fundraising and retail line of pecans range from the simplicity of the finest and freshest Fancy Mammoth Pecans to those candied in 1940s copper cauldrons. Schermer Pecans combines cutting-edge agricultural technology with time-tested candying techniques.

Find all Schermer’s products on Taigan.com. 

 

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Paloma Contreras is a lauded interior decorator, tastemaker, and award-winning design blogger. Paloma launched her widely read blog, La Dolce Vita in 2007 and her interior design business soon followed. Paloma’s effortless, modern-meets-traditional style has been featured in multiple national publications including the DOMINO, ELLE DECOR, and SOUTHERN LIVING. Paloma has also been named a “Next Wave” interior designer by House Beautiful as well as one of “10 New Design Talents to Watch” by LUXE. Paloma strives to create comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of her clients’ tastes and lifestyles. 

“This spring, I am loving classic items with a twist. Spring is the ideal time for a little infusion of color- items such as a stunning pair of Prussian Blue Christopher Spitzmiller lamps or beautiful emerald and quartz earrings by Bounkit are the perfect way to brighten things up! My favorite finds feel fresh for the season, but are all classic, timeless pieces that will look chic all year round.”

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Peggy Fisher Bali Messenger Bag.

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                                                                 Sunset Tassel Pendant Necklace. 

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Emerald and Clear Quartz Earrings. 

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Travel Wrap- Deep Water. 

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The Teddy Kaftan.

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Embroidered Greek Bust Cocktail Napkins (Set of 4). 

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Faux Bamboo Flatware. 

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Blair Silk Pajama Shirt. 

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Allison Silk Pajama Pants. 

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Christopher Spitzmiller Prussian Blue Table Lamp. 

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Rattan Bar Stool. 

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Large Porcelain Lilly of the Valley. 

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Riviera Rose. 

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Paradis Large White Coupe By Raynaud. 

 

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19th Century Chinese Ginger Jars.

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Six Leg Bench in White Resin. 

Clover Power

Shops February 29th, 2016 — by:

In celebration of everyone’s favorite March holiday we’ve rounded up our favorite shamrocks for good luck!

This Lizzy Couture necklace is a great every day piece that is sure to bring luck to its wearer.

JL the Brand has the most comfortable socks around. We can’t get enough of their clover design, which is perfect for the month of March.

Have a little luck up your sleeve with these green onyx cufflinks.

Sandy Simonian’s diamond pendants are instant classics. We’re particularly smitten with the clover design.

For a more abstract take on the clover motif, we recommend these carved horn earrings.

What could be luckier than a 4 leaf clover AND a horseshoe? We can’t think of anything, which makes this vintage brass bracelet our new favorite find.

The Year of the Monkey

Shops February 22nd, 2016 — by:

It’s the year of the monkey and we’re celebrating by rounding up some of our favorite monkey themed finds…

August Morgan’s whimsical cocktail napkins are total crowd pleasers. Get your guests in the spirit of “Monkey See, Monkey Drink” in no time!

This baby cup by Raynaud is the perfect gift for any babies born between now and January.

 

For a sophisticated spin on the monkey theme, we recommend this Bob Christian hand painted wastebasket.

Monkey around the table with these cheerful salt and pepper shakers from William-Wayne Co.

Have a monkey on your cuff with these movable monkey and banana cufflinks by Jan Leslie.

And last, but certainly not least, these Sharyn Blond cocktail napkins are playfully stunning. We’re a sucker for her  impeccable embroidery!