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!

 

 

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I am off to Palm Beach for some sun, fun and shopping on Dixie Highway.  Here are a few essentials for Florida to keep my fashionable–

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The perfect hostess gift is always August Morgan cocktail napkins. I am addicted. Croc Tails $36. 

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Jules Reid screams vintage Palm Beach. I want everything of hers.

Wyatt Pant $395. 

Beatle Dress $395. 

Teddy Kaftan $197. 50. 

Buddha Tassel $125. 

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Never neglect your skin. I always have a hat summer or winter.  I adore this wide brim one by Lola Hats.
Wrapped Up Hat $245.

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These needlepoint loafers by By Paige Shoes were made for shopping Worth Avenue with your white jeans. Preppy Palm Needlepoint Loafers $212. 

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This colored fun fur vest by Glamourpuss is perfect to pop over any ensemble for a breezy day or night.
Signature Sculpted Rabbit Vest $690. 

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Roarke NYC’s beaded necklaces are such fun costume pieces that can be casual for a day of shopping or dressed up for a night on the town. Ikat Bib Necklace, Pink with Goldmetal $365. 

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I never leave home without an arm full of bangles. I could channel my inner Iris Apfel with all of these. I am an S. Carter fan through and through. Horn Diamond Bangles $725. 

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Cocktails need a cocktail ring and this one by House of Lavande is big and bold just like Palm Beach.

Oceana Cocktail Ring $495. 

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More S. Carter love with an homage to the beach with the sand dollar yet funky enough to stay modern.

Sand Dollar and Travertine Necklace $2,945. 

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A fun tee by Red Ruby Rouge to throw on with the white jeans. Gem & I No Cream Tarts Tee $89. 

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A tassel is always in style for your ears or your home. Red Ruby Rouge Tassel Earrings $39. 

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Beach days need sun cover always.  This chic number by Letarte is sure to bring inner peace.

Navy Peach Rashguard $174. 

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Another amazing Letarte piece. The embroidered coverup is so cute it too could be worn over jeans.

Baja Sol Pull Over Tunic $276. 

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A chic towel is a must. Letarte Safari Towel $78. 

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Do not forget your cosmetic bag full of essentials for your skin and lips.  Be sure to  faux tan before you head south.   Diane James Bukhara Pink Zip Bags (Set of 2) $25.  

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 Woo Skincare Aerin Rose Lip Balm $30. 

 

 

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 Woo Skincare Kai Eau de Parfum $75.
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  Absolution Fresh Sugar Ultra Nourishing Body Oil $48. 

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Everyone needs a killer clutch for a night out. This one by Dea Rosa Athens is sure to be a hit with the fabulous fringe. Livas Magic City Hand Painted Cobra Clutch $195. 

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I adore this big blingy tote for shopping and the beach.  It can hold all the baubles you pick up along the way. Imperio JP Sequin and Leather Tote $160. 

 

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I always take a Turkish T. I can double as a scarf, blanket on the plane or towel on the beach.

Turkish T Beach Candy $60. 

XO,

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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!