Taigan is thrilled to announce the collaboration of two of our shops; Grey Ghost Bakery and Lettered Olive. Just when we thought these renowned cookies couldn’t get any sweeter, they can now be customized for any special occasion. Available on Taigan starting at $2.75 per two-pack treat.

“The combination of Grey Ghost’s award winning cookies with the creative designs of famed event designer Tara Guérard’s couture letterpress company delivers two-pack treats meant to serve as a memorable indulgence for events large or small. For weddings and baby showers to birthday parties and other celebrations, the delicious line of semi-custom two-pack treats are ideal for favors and beyond.”

-Leapfrog PR 

 

 

Adorable party favors for your baby shower!

 

 

Wishing you a “sweet” happy birthday!

 

 

The perfect “thank you” for celebrating with us!

 

 

Have a Heart

Shops February 1st, 2016 — by:

Have a heart this Valentine’s Day with some of our favorite lovey dovey treats.

 

These Notti Toffee treats are perfect for the sweetheart with a sweet tooth.

If you’re shopping for your little one then we know you’ll just love these leather hair clips. (We also love the smaller version!)

Nothing says love like a hearty Cheese Board. And as a bonus you can leave sweet messages for your honey with these Chalk Pencils.

For the devilishly handsome honey we recommend these enameled heart cufflinks.

Send love notes this year with these adorable Karen Adams cards. The gold foil design and pink edging are the perfect complement to the fun envelope liner.

Wear your heart on your sleeve… err, wrist with this bracelet from House of Lavande.

The real key to our hearts are our 4-legged friends. Keep your love bug warm with this precious doggie sweater.

peachy collageIn 2013, Blair Farris set out to create and publish a lifestyle magazine honoring her late grandmother’s zest for life and love for all things beautiful. A huge influence on Blair, her grandmother “Peachy” had a big, bold, eclectic style and loved to make a statement with fabulous jewelry and purses, bright colors and creative hats. Peachy’s love of the arts has always inspired Blair. In addition, Peachy instilled in Blair—and other family members—a passion for living a good and meaningful life.
When Blair had her first focus group to hone in on the look and name of the magazine, she asked three graphic designers to put together covers using five different names. All of the participants gravitated toward the name “Peachy” without knowing that it was her grandmother’s name.
The product of the inspiration Blair drew from her beloved Peachy is Peachy the Magazine, which just celebrated its second birthday. Peachy is a digital publication that takes its readers inside gorgeous homes, walks them through verdant gardens, entices their taste buds with delicious food and drinks, inspires them with the latest style trends and showcases beautiful art and architecture—plus so much more.
Peachy is now read by thousands across the country and in 30 countries around the world. Join those readers and stay at the forefront of style, luxury and elegance with a free subscription to Peachy.
Blair Farris shares her Taigan picks which are just peachy.

 

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Photo credits: Halcyon and Entertaining photos  Taylor Mathis (http://taylormathisphotography.com), Garden photograph  Raymond Grubb (http://www.raymondgrubb.com), Blair Farris photograph  Jessica Milligan (http://www.jessicamilligan.com), Interiors photograph  Tria Giovan (http://www.triagiovan.com), Holiday cover photograph  Wanda Koch (http://wandakoch.com)

 

EARLY BIRD: Gifts for Him

Shops November 9th, 2015 — by:

 

 

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If you’re the type of person that wants to knock a few people off the list then this is a good place to start! main_item_absolution-on-taigan-nice-nosing-you

This adorable book is perfect for the dog lover. main_item_l-e-n-the-best-of-bespoke-belts-on-taigan-genuine-suede-belt-in-navy-blue-with-denim

Take his belt game up a notch with this blue suede custom number from L.E.N. main_item_books-books-on-taigan-make-your-own-brew-at-home

Every guy secretly wants to distill or brew his own spirits. Help make the dream a reality with this Joy of Home Distilling book. 
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If the men in your life have an ounce of style then they will love these Res Ipsa loafers.
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Some guys just like products. This manly set from Otter Creek won’t totally blow his cover. 

This camo weekend bag is perfect for a spontaneous getaway.

 

A Guide to New Zealand

Travel November 9th, 2015 — by:

Say the words ‘New Zealand’ and you’ll get one of two responses – either “I’d love to go there one day”, or “It’s the coolest place I’ve ever been!” Having returned a couple of weeks ago myself, I can attest to its cool factor. But there’s also an underlying graceful subtlety to it that’s really hard to assign adjectives to. The people are welcoming, the food & wine are brilliant. The way of life is unassuming. I was telling a friend the other day that New Zealand is kind of like the woman we all aspire to be, she’s elegant without pretention, adventurous, unaffected by trends, classic, real, down to & salt of the earth, she’s all hiking boots mountain by day and stilettos in an old cool Victorian lodge next to a rolling fire by night, she’s mysterious, young at heart but with a soul about her that you know has been around for ages. I’ve been blessed to see some beautiful places, New Zealand is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. Photos don’t do it justice, because it’s the scenery that follows in the photos below rolled with experiences only fathomable in your dreams. It is undeniably one of those life-changing places, the good stuff.

 

New Zealand is comprised of two islands, with the south more mountainous than the north. Regardless of your interests – culinary, wildlife, geography, culture, art, soft or hardcore adventure – there is something for everyone. And because the country is so varied with its offerings, I recommend spending at least 2 weeks, or longer if you have the time, traveling from the north to the south with stops along the way. Renting a car and driving is a fine way to do it assuming you have allowed yourself ample time, but air travel is the most efficient of anywhere I’ve been in recent memory. Peak season, when weather is at its historic best, is November through April although the shoulder months of October and May often provide best value and fewer tourists, but weather can be unpredictable. Below are some of my personal favorite hotel experiences in the country, each in a different geographic region, to ensure you’re getting a full flavor for the country, along with what you should see & do, and of course my favorite Taigan finds to have you comfortable, functional, and stylish along the way!

 

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From north to south –

Waiheke Island | The Boatshed

Lake Taupo | Huka Lodge

Wellington | Wharekauhau Lodge

Christchurch | Otahuna Lodge

Queenstown | Matakauri Lodge

My Top 5 Must-Do List

Wineries, Waiheke Island

Fly-fishing a remote backcountry stream, Taupo

ATV’ing on Wharekauhau’s black sand beach, Palliser Bay

Hike the Hollyford Track, Fiordland

Milford Sound Helicopter Excursion with Glacier Landing, Queenstown

When it comes to dressing for New Zealand, functional stylish boots & layers are key. Sunglasses and a hat to protect from the sun are a must. Go minimal on the jewelry, from tip to tip it’s a casual place. You’ll notice a bevy of black here – the nationally adored rugby team are the All Blacks – you’ll fit right in!

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Saddled up Hat by Lola Hats | $285

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Large Hoof Pick Belt by Wiley Brothers Belts | $190

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Black Banded Marfa Agate Ring in Gold by Agate Ranch + Marfa | $250

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The Maggie Duster by Shosh New York | $400

5

Daniella Elastic Cuff Designer Travel Pants in black by Anatomie | $112.50

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Custom Tortoiseshell Sunglasses by Indivijual Custom Eyewear | $1595

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Cayden Jacket in black by Anatomie | $162.50

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Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner by Woo Skincare & Cosmetics | $28

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Alina Leather Jacket by Peter Nappi | $1995

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Calvina Womens Bootie in Salvia by Peter Nappi | $425

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Medium Claws Ring by Natalie Frigo | $115

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The Black Cotton Bobby Duffel by Fairchild Baldwin | $950

Happy Travels!

-Lila

LILA

 

Lila Fox is the owner of New Orleans-based Constant Tourist Travel, a travel consultancy catering to the discerning traveler worldwide. When you book a stay through Lila at any of the properties mentioned above, you will receive complimentary breakfast along with hotel-specific amenities such as spa and / or dining credits, preferential access to room upgrades, early check in, late check out, and complimentary transfers. For more information about planning your trip to New Zealand contact Lila at lila@smartflyer.com.

Trick-or-Treat

Shops October 19th, 2015 — by:

Get in the spirit of Halloween with these spooky sweets.

This house may be haunted, but it sure is tasty!

Boooo! This ghostly confection is made up of handpainted white and dark chocolate.

These Voodoo Macarons come in two flavors, Sazerac and Absinthe.

 

This white chocolate skull is eerily realistic. It also comes in dark chocolate.

For the firm believers that Halloween goes hand-in-hand with candy corn, Cacao has pressed candy corn pieces into the back of their epiphany bar.