We are all French

Shops January 12th, 2015 — by:

In the wake of a horrible series of events in Paris, we are embracing all things free speech and French. Join us in uniting behind a country responsible for so much beauty in this world.

A society built on the principles of Voltaire can surely appreciate this 22 volume series of his works. Dig in and immerse yourself in what liberty is really about.

Some may call this the french trilogy… Wine, Bread and Cheese. We couldn’t agree more.

Some cheese for your new table.

May this be the image of Paris in all of our minds.

One of the greatest French imports… the macaron. In this case they’re made at Sucré, a lovely french bakery in another french import… New Orleans.

Speaking of imports, we adore this handsome French sofa in the Louis XVI style with lovely caned detail and fluted and tapered legs.

Bundle Up

Fashion January 5th, 2015 — by:

It seems that as the season wears on it’s only getting colder. Thankfully, we have some cozy looks to keep you warm on the chilliest of days.

 

 

 

The Spain Fur looks fluffy and dreamlike in this creamy white. It’s perfect for snuggling by the fire or dressed up with heels for a night on the town.

The perfect balance between keeping warm and looking chic, our Split Skin Jacket takes you from casual to cocktails in luxurious style.

The Gianna Jacket is perfect for the girl on the go. It packs well and is flattering in a variety of scenarios. You’ll be praying for colder weather with this one!

This Shearling Vest is really two pieces in one. We can’t get enough of this reversible vest. Perfect for an Apres Ski… non?

This oversized Cashmere Scarf is one of the warmest we’ve seen in awhile. And who wouldn’t love the berry color?

 

Dearest Downton

Fashion January 5th, 2015 — by:

It’s that time again! Sunday marked the premiere of season 5 of everyone’s favorite estate drama. The return to Downton shows post-war England in 1924, but largely picks up where things left off on season 4.

If Lady Mary decides to take Tony Gillingham up on his scandalous offer then she will definitely need to pack accordingly. This silk charmeuse robe would be perfect for the occasion.

It seemed like outerwear dominated the first episode. This cloche would have been perfect for a quick hunt on the property or checking up on abandoned daughters at neighboring farms.

It wouldn’t be a Downton roundup without a jewelry mention. We’re feeling the flapper vibe and are all about tassels. This Pyrite tassel necklace would have looked lovely with the dropping, relaxed waistlines that we’re seeing more of already. Now just don’t let Baxter get too close.

The Emma Blouse is right on point with what we’re seeing from the ladies “upstairs”. It’s sheer lace sleeves and longer waist line are perfect for where the trends are sure to be headed.

 

Thank you, Thank you

Shops December 29th, 2014 — by:

 

 

Show your appreciation for a lovely holiday with a heartfelt thank you note. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite cards that make writing the notes a bit easier.

We love this set of 6 thank you cards with whimsical flowers and iridescent glitter. They have cement gray envelopes for a stylish contrast.

These cheeky You’re Sweet cards are perfect for the southerner who can often be overheard saying “bless your heart”.

Karen Adams has a wide array of options for saying thanks in style. We love this simple version with pink and gold lettering.

For a more tailored look, Lettered Olive’s personalized letterpressed note cards will do just the trick.

If you don’t have time to have something personalized, but still like that look then we recommend the Initial note cards. They are available in every letter and have a custom feel.

 

If you were a bit disappointed in your loved ones’ ability to read your mind this Christmas, then know that you were not alone. Here is a list of our favorite gifts that you really wanted… so go ahead and spoil yourself.

The Em Vest is made from rex rabbit and raccoon in a soft ivory color. We love it’s casual and daring vibe… and it can be worn with just about anything!

If your home is looking a little bare after boxing up the holiday decor, then these Springbok Hide Pillows will fix that in a snap. They are incredibly soft and add a unique touch to any room.

 

A Raw Pyrite Ring from Seraphine Designs is the perfect solution to a bare right hand. And who doesn’t love a good cocktail ring?

Vowing to entertain more in the new year? Then you better up your cocktail napkin game. We adore Sharyn Blond’s Orientale collection… Especially the natural and white.

If you’re looking for the bag that goes with everything AND makes your life easier then the Mighty Purse will change your life. This leather clutch features a hidden lightweight built-in battery that can recharge your smartphone, ensuring that you will never be left powerless again. Functional and chic!

 

Holly Phillips’s Gift Picks!

Gifts, People December 11th, 2014 — by:

The English Room‘s Holly Phillips has made her list and checked it twice. Check out a few of her picks for everyone from your husband to your clients, or see the full selection here.

 

For your Husband:

 

 

For your Wife:

 

For Your Mom:

 

 

For your Dad:

 

 

For your Sister:

 

 

For your Brother:

 

 

For your Son:

 

For your Daughter:

For your Mother in-Law:

 

 

For your Father -in Law:

 

 

For Me:

 

 

For your Neighbor:

 

 

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For all of Holly’s picks visit Taigan.com.