We’re thrilled to introduce oomph home furnishings and decor!
Lounging on a beach at Harbour Island with cocktails in hand, oomph founders Amy Rice, Patty Hopple and Louise Brooks came up with the notion that three simple elements of great design can completely transform any room. In other words, custom made tables, chic chairs and beautiful pillows can add ‘oomph’ to any nest.
Why we chose oomph:
Entirely made in the USA (and always green) comes a witty collection of hip coffee tables, comfy chairs and striking, modern pillows. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, there is always room for a little oomph! And who doesn’t need a little more of that?
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With wedding season upon us it’s time to invest in a few cocktail dresses. Here are a few of our favorites that will guarantee that the bride won’t be the only one turning heads!
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Ammara’s Mosaic Dress would be perfect for a garden wedding. We love the cheery colors and classic cut.
Shoshanna’s Cecile Lace Dress is a beautiful coral color with a nude underlining. The scalloped edges are extremely feminine and perfect for a more formal affair.
The Lora Dress by Alice + Olivia is a flirty metallic number with a drop waist. There is a sheer panel in the back that makes it even edgier.
The Peony Dress by Jules Reid has a classic pouf silhouette that looks great worn with a belt. We’ve found that this shape flatters most body types, so find your best belt and throw it on! The bonus is the large side pockets– perfect for stashing a lipstick and some money for the valet.
The Jacquard Dress by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent has vivid stripes that accent a floral-print jacquard dress. It is styled with an open back and softly pleated skirt and would look great with either strappy silver heels or a more casual wedge.
A metallic print intensifies the glamorous feel of this romantic one-shoulder Rayna Dress. Delicate pleating lends a Grecian look to the bustier bodice, while dense ruching gives the skirt volume and movement. What’s not to love?
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 12 years in the bridal industry. She has worked as an editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com, and currently writes wedding planning, etiquette, and style content for Four Seasons Weddings, Huffington Post Weddings, WeddingWire, and Vera Wang’s weekly newsletter, XO, Vera. She is also the author of The Wedding Organizer published by russell+hazel. Here, Anne tells us how the bride and groom can give meanigful gifts to the people who have made their big day possible!
I’ve selected some of my favorite gift ideas on Taigan that couples can gift to any member of the wedding’s bridal party, including their parents and thoughtful gifts to give each other on their wedding day. Remember that with any thank-you gift you hand out, attach a personal note thanking the person for their love and support and let them know how much you appreciate them.
Groomsmen, Groom and Dad:
The Scarborough Longboard Skateboard: Definitely not for everyone, but the hipster groom and groomsmen will love skating around town on this one-of-a-kind, handmade board. And the anchor image makes this gift the perfect vehicle for cruising around any beach town.
Custom Round Monogram Cufflinks: Always a great gift for the bride to gift her groom, or the groom to gift his best man and groomsmen, customized cufflinks are a classic personalized gift that anyone would appreciate. It’s a great gift for the dads too!
BERTI Italian Cigar cutter with wood base: A cigar aficionado will be thrilled when he receives this Italian cigar cutter as a thank-you gift. Throw in a box of his favorite cigars and light them up at the wedding’s after party.
Whiskey Stones: You can almost never go wrong with an alcohol-related gift for the guys. These soapstone ice rocks will chill a drink without diluting it with melted water. Why not toast your new bride the night before the wedding or the day-of by including a bottle of your favorite, or his, single malt scotch.
Anemoi Coral Red Python Clutch or Beauty Case: Whether you’re having a destination wedding or not, bridesmaids will love this coral clutch they can use to store travel essentials or as an evening bag. Brides can also slip in a few fun items to make it more of a welcome bag with travel-size toiletries and a small scented candle.
Custom Silhouette Notepad: I’m a paper fanatic and these customized silhouette notepads are quite fabulous! This chic pad is something any bridesmaid will not just love to have but love to use too!
Candle – Jason Wu – Orchid Rain: In addition to the wonderful scent, the holder for the signature candle by Jason Wu is quite chic.
For the Bride:
Classic Flavor Ice Cream Sandwich- 8 Pack: For the girl who really has everything, a groom can gift his bride a sweet treat that he knows she’ll enjoy – and one that they can enjoy together. It might not be the best day-of gift but something to treat her with the week before the big day or after your honeymoon.
Glass Turquoise Drop Earring: These Siman Tu glass turquoise earrings with crystals would be a something blue gift from the groom to his bride. If she can’t wear them on her wedding day she’s sure to wear them on her honeymoon and in the years to come.
Mom Handkerchief- Blue: Make sure mom has a special handkerchief with her at the ceremony in case she sheds a tear or two. This gift can be her ‘something blue’ on your big day and your siblings’, as well as a family keepsake to pass down to you to have at your own children’s weddings.
Heavenly White Hydrangeas: Have someone deliver these faux blooms by Diane James Home to mom as she’s getting ready. They’ll last for years and every time she looks at them she’ll be reminded of one of the happiest days of her life, her daughter’s wedding day.
Velvet Travel Set: Ensure that on mom’s next trip she’s traveling in style with the ultimate travel set. A stylish travel clutch contains a boudoir pillow with cover, eyemask and throw so she can relax in comfort on a long flight.
White Guinea Leather Cuff: If your pet is part of the bridal party make sure he looks his best with a new leather color with polished stainless steel hardware.
iPad Case in Coral Red Python: Your wedding planner has been your best friend through the entire planning process, so send her a thank-you gift with a note telling her how much you appreciated her help. This red python iPad case is something she’ll enjoy carrying around while meeting with future clients.
Lion MIBO Ruck Sack: Kids will LOVE receiving one of these animal ruck sack backpacks chock full of all sorts of goodies! Include some snacks – cookies, chocolates – a drawing pad or coloring book with crayons or colored pencils, and some small toys and have it waiting for them when they arrive for the wedding weekend or give it to them at the rehearsal dinner.
We’re thrilled to introduce Susanna Galanis handcrafted fashion jewelry!
Susanna Galanis creates bronze, brass and copper pieces, often combining semiprecious stones and objects and medallions that are influenced by the Greco-Roman and medieval eras. Her jewelry is crafted by hand in New York City with the highest quality materials, design and workmanship. Each piece of jewelry is made from either vintage or vintage-inspired materials, and is inspired by Susanna’s Grecian heritage. Welcome Susanna Galanis!
Enjoy 10% off your order through Friday with code SGALANIS10.
It’s graduation season, which means it’s time to go shopping for the high school and college grads in your life. We recommend that you take a cue from our editors and give something unique this year!
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What says I’m thinking about you like 365 thoughtful quotes for each day of the year? These “Gathered Truths” are perfect for a friend or the one you love to let them know how much your care all year round.
Every college student needs a great tote. This one is the perfect size for books, and a laptop, and will be your grad’s new go-to accessory in no time.
These “Slow and Steady” cocktail napkins are a great reminder to the recent graduate that moderation is the key to all things in the post school world!
We think the title to this Storm Jameson novel says it all… “Farewell to Youth” and hello to the real world!
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Make sure your graduate is ready for those college formals– or post graduation celebrations– with this sharp bow tie and cummerbund set.
Let this print from Old Try serve as a friendly reminder to remember your manners… We think it makes great dorm room decor!
These beautiful notepads would certainly make note taking a more enjoyable task, making them both practical and fun!
This Presentation Box from Heritage Handcrafted is made from whiskey staves and can be personalized with initials or a date. It’s a great way to remember a special day and perfect the perfect vessel for keepsakes, or a special bottle of whiskey!
We’re going crazy for this statement accessory that never goes out of style!
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This solid 18 karat yellow gold Flower Cuff by Melissa Braniff is hand forged into a signature flower design and hammered finish.
The flower is an abstract representation of the Orchid which dates back to ancient Rome and Greece.
Lizzy Couture’s Vintage Rhinestone cuff has been spotted on a celebrity or two, and you will certainly look like when when you sport this stunner.
We love the dynamic design of Bounkit’s Rock Crystal Quartz and Green Onyx cuff. The hinge makes it easy to slip on, which is an added bonus.
Anna Ruth Henriques’ designs have us completely captivated. The Petite Labyrinth Cuff embodies nature’s duality, oppositions, multifaceted aspects – and leaves space for interpretation. Plus it is both wearable and seriously comfortable!
Glamourpuss’ hammered gold cuff is set with lovely blue chalcedony. We think it’s the perfect accessory for a sundress in these warmer months.