JULEP ALTERNATIVE

Food & Drink April 27th, 2015 — by:

Not feeling a julep for the Derby this year? Not to worry. We’ve got your covered with this easy– but still festive– alternative from Sallie’s Greatest using her delicious Peach + Mint Simple Syrup.

1 oz. gin

¾ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. Peach + Mint syrup

4 oz. Prosecco

Shake all of the ingredients except the Prosecco in a shaker with ice. Strain into a flute, then top with Prosecco. Keep the party festive by serving it in a julep cup and garnish with a peach slice and mint leaf.

Mother’s Day Gifts: Part 2

Shops April 27th, 2015 — by:

Mom’s big day is quickly approaching. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a few things we would be just thrilled to give or receive!

Flowers are great and all, but the problem is that they die. Show mom that your love for her has no expiration with one of Vieuxtemps‘ lovely porcelain creations.

If your mom has a cheeky side then she’ll love these Tie One On cocktail napkins.

The Goldbug Collection by MINI has the perfect solution for the woman who has everything… a necklace full of cockroaches! This super chic piece will quickly become her go-to necklace.

For the new mom this 1945 classic, “Look Who’s a Mother!” could not be anymore fitting. This first edition is full of stories of sleepless nights and endless messes… sounds about right!

She may wear many hats, but rest assure that she will only want one bag after taking The Izzy out for a spin. This versatile bag comes in several colors and can be worn as a crossbody, handheld or shoulder tote.

For the philanthropist we recommend this gilded steel cuff made with the help of Haitian artisans.

 

We’re thrilled to introduce Shosh New York on Taigan!

Shosh designer, Carol Pratt would describe her aesthetic as being on the masculine side of feminine, an unboyish tomboy. She is drawn to lush fabrics with structural properties that hug the body like a mitten as opposed to a glove. Pratt has found success in designing clothing that she would want to wear… clothing that allows a woman to feel powerful, loved, to participate in community and to show up fully in her best second skin.

Why we chose Shosh:

We were instantly drawn to the lush fabrics with structural properties that hug the body in a more relaxed fashion. Each and every item in the collection allows the wearer to look and feel her very best. Shosh also helps to reform the way clothing is made by participating in the slow fashion movement. Most of the fabrics are up-cycled, reducing waste by using existing surplus luxury fabric; all of the linens are sourced from responsible growers whose processes meet the standards of ecological sustainability. Finally, each garment is born from a small team of dedicated sewers who live and work in New York City.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Shops April 20th, 2015 — by:

As April begins to wind down it’s time to start thinking about showering Mom with gifts and love. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started!

Nothing says I really thought about this gift quite like something personalized. Grace Hayes’ applique monogrammed hand towel would look beautiful in a powder room. The color and style of the monogram are elegant and feminine… just like mom, right?

Mattioli’s Rugiada Chalcedony Rings come in lovely pastel colors. Go really big this year and give her one for each child.

The Pretty in Pink bouquet will be beautiful all year long. Your mother will always think of you when she sees this lovely gem.

For the mom with a sweet tooth we love ice cream sandwiches. The Meyer Lemon and Cardamom flavor from Nye’s Cream Sandwiches is sure to hit the spot.

Few things say “I love you” like cashmere. Mere Basics’ 3/4 sleeve top is a great year ’round option that is available in all the classic hues.

If you cant afford to give mom a trip to the spa then we recommend bringing the spa to her. Chantecaille’s Rosewater is composed of the purest organic extract of the entire Rose de Mai.

 

 

A Paper Story

Shops April 20th, 2015 — by:

It’s National Card and Letter Writing Month… It’s also that time of year when our inboxes (literal, not electronic) are flooded with beautiful invitations. Help us celebrate paper products with these lovely creations!

Looking for a way to invite your friends to participate in your big day? We adore these simple “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards.

A spring-inspired, sophisticated thank you card for your sweetest friends! Send this any time of year to spread the joy of gratitude.

It’s hard to beat good old fashioned snail mail. These charming cards by Karen Adams are perfect for writing to your favorite camper this summer or a long lost buddy.

If you’re looking for a personalized gift for the bride and groom then we recommend a suite of stationery. The Dotted Line’s custom products all feel unique and special and capture the clients perfectly.

We’ll be together come hell or highwater” feels especially relevant in the midst of all of this bad weather. Send your loved one a card that puts it bluntly!

Send out a custom invitation designed by event guru extraordinaire, Tara Guerard. Everyone loves a party, but these invites let your guests know that you’re throwing a bash that cannot be missed!

 

 

 

Derby Days

Fashion April 13th, 2015 — by:

Believe it or not, it’s time to order those hats! Get your derby gear prepped and ready for the races.

The leaves and horse necklace is a nice way to be “horsey” without over doing it.

The derby just wouldn’t be the same without the hats. This one is sure to turn some heads! We’re smitten with the sweet pink color and smattering of feathers.

If you’re betting big then it will probably help to have your lucky horseshoe cufflinks!

For a more subtle look we recommend Susan van der Linde’s classic black straw hat. It has a lovely shape without being too fussy.

If the weather cooperates then the guys will need a hat as well! Harding Lane’s needlepoint cap with jockey silks is great for stepping down to the tracks to inspect the horses.

If you’re looking for something festive but casual for a derby party then we recommend 49 square miles’ Little Bit Belt.