On newsstands now, don’t forget to pick up the latest copy of Town and Country Magazine. Thanks to our friends there, one of our favorite Nick Harvill Libraries books is featured in the “Sourcebook” section beginning on page 192. There, you’ll find vintage book The Center Court Story, Wimbledon written by Maurice Brady among several other really neat tennis products. And not only is this cool book vintage from 1954 but it’s also a first edition!

See below for the full spread in the magazine and don’t forget to go buy your own copy for yourself!

So grab this collectible and enjoy it for yourself!


Accessories of the Season

Fashion September 29th, 2014 — by:


Here are a few items that we are lusting over. View all here.

We’re thrilled to introduce Lexie Armstrong Watercolors on Taigan! 

Lexie Armstrong is a painter who lives in Franklin, TN.  Having traveled and studied abroad extensively, she has settled with her family on a horse farm where she paints and raises her three boys, chickens and horses and works in her organic garden.

Why we chose Lexie Armstrong Watercolors:

Lexie’s eye for beauty and detail paired with her fluid style made her the perfect fit on Taigan. In addition to observing and recording the local flora and fauna around the farm and in her garden in Tennessee, this series reflects farm life interacting with “wildlife” in a whimsical way.

Shop Lexie Armstrong Watercolors here!

Veggie Tales

Food & Drink, Home September 23rd, 2014 — by:

Seems like vegetables are all the rage these days… with everything from Farm Shares to “Meatless Mondays” we couldn’t help but hop on board with these festive veggie finds.

Is there anything more adorable then these napkins embroidered with different vegetables? Available as a set of 12 assorted veggies, these are sure to be a treasured family heirloom in no time.

This acorn squash bowl is perfect for serving yummy fall soups. It was molded from an actual acorn squash, making it all the more realistic!

This leaf platter with an asparagus handle is the perfect accessory for serving appetizers. We love the fresh green color and charming design.

Skip the meatballs in your next batch of spaghetti and opt for this delicious Butternut Squash Sauce instead. You won’t even miss the meat!

This Salsa Trio Set is the perfect way to serve your favorite salsas, so you don’t have to pick just one. Ole!


That’s a Wrap

Fashion September 23rd, 2014 — by:

With fall comes cooler weather, so grab a scarf or a wrap and cozy up for a night on the town or gathered round the fire.

Glamourpuss NYC’s Cashmere and Fur scarf is the definition of Luxe.

A. Barclay sells lovely scarves for an even better cause. With every purchase A. Barclay buys an item from a Tanzanian for a Tanzanian.  Cashmere for a cause? We’re in.

This silk ikat wrap is the perfect accessory to dress up an otherwise boring ensemble. We love the different shades of blue that make up this rich look.

Yeohlee’s Silk Tubular Scarf is dip dyed and black in the middle. The scarf is textured and pleated with silver-grey twisted yarn fringes on both ends.

This silk mesh scarf with cotton blend lace trim is versatile yet a one of a kind item. It is wide enough to use as a wrap, yet light enough to wear around the neck.



STYLE ICON: Margot Shaw

People September 11th, 2014 — by:

flower magazine’s Margot Shaw has a knack for curating beautiful collections. Shop Margot’s picks for fall below!


Not to be served under glass, this fabulous pheasant bow tie is already on order for my bird-hunting husband.

Birmingham, my hometown, is always slow to cool off in the fall, so A.Barclay’s lightweight, chevron-patterned wrap is just right. Plus, I wear so much black, it’s a perfect match.

Worth its weight in copper, this antique African currency on a stand is a cool conversation piece with a modern vibe.

My brother has an October birthday and a penchant for Alabama football games, so I think I’ll monogram this Northbrook copper flask for him, and… score. Roll Tide, Roll.

As soon as the frost is on the pumpkin, I’ll be wrapping myself in this dreamy grey cashmere sweater. The ruffle detail makes it a little flirty and I like that.

Fall in my neck the woods is about football and the farm, so I always keep some quick and delicious go-to hors d’oeuvres on hand. As a lover of the Southern staple pimento cheese, as well as all things French, imagine my delight upon discovering this pimento chevre spread! And it’s made right up the road in Elkmont, Alabama.

“Simple neutrals and lots of ‘em” is my dressing mantra, so Melissa Braniff’s oxidized silver and white topaz necklace has my name written all over it. I can see it with a winter-white suit, or my steely grey chemise dress, just for starters.

As on the go as I am this time of year, Mau’s topper coat looks to be just the right travel companion, and I love the reclaimed and recycled fabrics.

These all-natural cheese bits are going with me to the farm, and will be devoured by everyone after a hayride or a walk in the woods. I may just pair them with pecans for a real Southern one-two punch.

The book that turns up in all kinds of chic homes and photo shoots, with its eye-catching zebra motif and intriguing title, I Married Adventure is an exotic treasure for your bookshelf, coffee table, or nightstand.

Brown suede boots. Need I say more? Combine that with a round toe, stacked heel, and, my favorite element, a hidden zipper (perfect for this high-arched gal), and it all adds up to my new favorite boots.

Princess Kate would look fetching in this “veddy” British-looking bucket hat, but I’ve got my eyes on it for town and country right where I live.

For those of us who work and travel a lot, or if you just want a smart bag for around town, this sleek taupe tote carries the day.

Aren’t we always looking for that perfect white shirt? Well, in the immortal words of Kenny Loggins, “This is it!” It’s cotton, so cool, but a heavier broadcloth that will weather cooler fall temps, and, most importantly, it is extremely flattering—I’m in.

I am always on the hunt for clothes for my grandson that don’t scream “little version of what a college-age hipster would wear.” I just recently bagged this crisp lilac-colored check shirt from Peter Elliot and think it meets my criteria perfectly.

I’m lusting after this pair of beautifully patinated antique florist displays. They’re a versatile investment that will yield big dividends, whether filled with blooms, greenery, or just as is. I’m thinking on a rustic farm table, or flanking a front door, these unique containers will hold everything including people’s attention.

At my house, we like to curl up and be cozy, so I’m eyeing these Turkish-T Weave Ecru blankets with their lighter weight 100% Turkish cotton and neutral chevron patterns. Bring on the cool.

This elegant, smoky grey pitcher by Orbix Hot Glass is a functional work of art that plays well with the rustic tones of the season, and doubles as a great-looking vase.

Evoking the orangeries of Versailles, French floral icon Christian Tortu’s orange blossom room spray is a voyage in a bottle, and as a die-hard Francophile, I can’t wait to take that trip.

And George’s square decorative pillow has two of my favorite design elements: the color orange and a trellis pattern. I see it on a blue-grey linen velvet sofa. …What about you?