Holiday Correspondence

Shops November 10th, 2014 — by:


Tis the season… for writing lots of thank you notes and sending holiday cards to dear friends. Order your notes from one of our lovely stationery companies today and stay on top of holiday correspondence!

Karen Adams: Beauty, style and whimsical sophistication are descriptive adjectives used by Karen Adams’ discerning  customers who appreciate good humor, unique design and delicate details. Everything that Karen touches has a fairy tale quality that is perfect for the holiday season.

Petal Press: Paper with a punch. Petal Press combines a passion for thoughtful correspondence, the finest 100% cotton paper, the luxury of letterpress, and one-of-a-kind hand-drawn designs to bring you quirky paper products fit for a queen (or king)! From stationery and correspondence cards to sweet hostess gifts and artful greeting cards, Petal Press answers your every fine paper need, all while making you smile.

The Dotted Line: The Dotted Line is serving up a scrumptious buffet of paper goods and decadent delights for all your needs and wants! They can help you select the perfect invitation for your next party of any flavor. Whether it’s savvy stationery, engraved notecards, or lush letterpress notes, The Dotted Line has your next correspondence covered.

The Lettered Olive: Founded by Tara Guérard, one of the nation’s leading event designers and tastemakers, Lettered Olive provides the finest in luxury letterpress. After fifteen years of designing extraordinary events and producing custom pieces for her clients, Tara launched Lettered Olive as a way to provide the highest quality paper and stationery designs to discerning clients.

 

 

 

 

We’re thrilled to introduce souchi on Taigan! 

The talented Suzi Johnson personally designs and hand-looms souchi’s luxurious line of knits made from cashmere, Italian merino wool, organic cotton, silk, and bamboo. If you love beautiful, original knits, you’ll love souchi!

Why we chose souchi:

Suzi’s sophisticated eye, keen fashion sense, and attention to detail has created throngs of loyal clients. Coveted souchi favorites include gorgeous cashmere sweaters, sexy dresses, cozy hoodies, and accessories like the signature Clinton head wrap, knit leggings, and an extravagant cashmere blanket. Because souchi is made from the finest fibers in the world, you can expect impeccable quality and detail. Dress your souchi up for dinner, or lounge in it at home. It’s a beautiful, distinctive, and sophisticated wardrobe to treasure and love.

Dinner Party Style

Entertaining November 3rd, 2014 — by:

Everyone wants to be known as the consummate hostess, but few can pull it off. We think it’s pretty simple with the right tools, so shop this collection of dinner party essentials to be a pro in no time.

 

The Lettered Olive’s Wadmalaw Placecards are a limited edition set of 12 letterpressed place cards with matching menus. We think the rust color is ideal for Harvest entertaining. 

This Taupe Hemstitch Tablecloth is incredibly  rich in texture. It is the perfect backdrop for any table setting at any gathering.

 

Create a traditional setting with these beautiful Antique Ginger Jars. Fill them with amaryllis, winterberry and evergreen for a classic look.

This handsome ice bucket is an heirloom piece that every host or hostess should own. It gives an effortless vibe to the party that you’ve slaved away on for weeks.

Go all out with Julia B’s custom Louvre Table Setting. Everything about this screams refine elegance.

Set the stage for a good time with this set of 6 beautifully handcrafted shotglasses. Your guests will immediately know that they are in for a night to remember… or even forget!

Our Kind of People: Morgan Henzlik

People November 3rd, 2014 — by:

In a new series we’ve identified some of our favorite “OKP” — or our kind of people–  to dish on what makes them tick and show us a bit about their style. Atlanta’s Morgan Henzlik is the owner of Morgan Kylee boutique, which has received accolades from Southern Living and InStlye magazine. Morgan’s sense of style in store has translated seamlessly into styling gigs, and she herself was named one of Atlanta’s 50 Most Beautiful. We think Morgan is “one to watch” and can’t get enough of her picks on Taigan.    SHOP ALL

 

 What is your go to “look” for a night out? 

My go to “look” for a night out is pretty dependent on what it is that I’m doing, but my standard uniform is a pair of jeans…usually my boyfriend jeans, a t-shirt, blazer, and an awesome pair of shoes, mainly heels when I am headed out.  I never plan on what I’m going to wear, it completely depends on my mood.

If you have a guest in Atlanta for one weekend, what are your must-do activities?

I usually, and by usually I mean always, plan at least one dinner at Umi, which is my FAVORITE restaurant in Atlanta.  It is a great place to set the tone and start the evening.  Plus, I think that it is such a treasure unique to Atlanta that it is a great place to experience no matter who the guest may be.  I have also recently fallen in love with the belt-line development that runs through out some of the coolest parts of Atlanta.   I would probably take them to brunch at the Parrish market, and then hop on the belt line right there and just stroll.  There are so many cool things that have opened up along the trail, so we could walk, check out the shops, art, markets, skate park, stop for a mimosa, and carry on.   I think the coolest part about traveling to other cities is experiencing the unique culture of each metropolis.  I want to go to hole-in-the wall places that I can only take in while I’m there, so I would try and do the same for anyone that came to Atlanta.

Describe your design aesthetic.

I always think that I sound like such a contradiction when I describe my personal style, but here it goes:  strategic, effortless, eccentric, bohemian, tomboy, classic, minimalist, edgy.  I like the dichotomy between something classic and something funky.  It sounds insane, but being the architecture major and math person that I am I think about style and design as an equation.  There are all of these wonderful variables out there, but mixing them must be balanced and I think that’s the difference between trendy and ever lasting.  There is a way to respect the old and make it current and give it your own twist.  That’s what I like to do.

Who are your biggest career influences?

My biggest career influences would probably be my parents.  They are both extremely hard working and talented entrepreneurs and growing up in a house where we were taught to work hard, make the right decision even if it wasn’t the easy or fun decision, and most of all encouraged to seek out what made us happy and dive with both feet in was the best influence I could have asked for.  Those personality traits were instilled in me early.

What is always in your fridge?

This makes me laugh, because I hate going to the grocery store.  I’m not a big foodie at all and cooking has never been of any interest to me.  Can I cook?  Yes, I am not kitchen illiterate, it just doesn’t get me going like a lot of people.  Growing up with an iron man as your father keeps you pretty clean and disciplined when it comes to what you keep in the house.   I always have La Croix sparkling water-I LOVE sparkling water.  I really don’t drink soft drinks, but certain foods I have to have something carbonated with.  I always have FAGE’s pineapple Fruyo, and have recently discovered/fallen in love with Perfect bars that stay in your fridge.

 

 

About Morgan: Self-trained and with a natural eye for interesting visual aesthetics, Morgan Henzlik is one of the South’s rising style stars. Henzlik burst onto the Atlanta scene in 2011 as the owner and mastermind (rather a prodigy, since she was just 26 at the time) behind her stunning boutique, Morgan Kylee. The boutique stocks brands (such as Rick Owens, Robert Clergerie and Rachel Comey) rarely found elsewhere in the city, distinguishing itself as a destination where fashion reigns. With multiple annual buying trips to New York, along with constant research   to uncover just the right mix of cutting-edge pieces and classics that will stand the test of time, her eponymous store has a clientele that ranges from youth to established women. It’s clear that the charming, chic store in the posh Buckhead neighborhood is the embodiment of her lifelong dream and passion, but it also serves as a small window into the innate creative that she is. 

Beyond fashion, Henzlik’s eye for style and design runs deep. Growing up around beautiful interiors (mom, Andrea, is a nationally sought-after interior designer), she has a point of view that she brings to decor pieces, home furnishings, accessories and art, all of which are also available for purchase at Morgan Kylee. She has become a true pioneer for style and fashion in Atlanta, as well as tastemaker and curator of culture in the South.

 

We’re thrilled to introduce Grey Ghost Bakery on Taigan! 

Like the tales of the Carolina Lowcountry, Grey Ghost Bakery’s legendary recipes have been passed down for generations. Pawleys Island, SC legend has it that the Grey Ghost, a friendly spirit, appears to alert residents of impending storms and protects those who heed his warning. Inspired by her lazy summer days spent baking and sharing Lowcountry lore with friends and family on the porch of her Pawleys Island beach house, owner Katherine Frankstone named the company for the beloved legend.

Why we chose Grey Ghost Bakery:

When Katherine Frankstone was the tender age of five, all she wanted was an Easy Bake oven, but her parents steered her from the toy shop back home to the warmth of their family’s kitchen where she climbed a stool alongside her father and learned to bake in the real thing. For decades, she has been satisfying the sweet teeth of her husband, sons, and flocks of friends with her perfectly balanced crisp yet chewy cookies.

With Grey Ghost Bakery, Katherine is serving up a taste of her childhood with a good old‐fashioned dose of Lowcountry  lore. With features in Garden & Gun, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Weddings and more, we’d say people have taken notice!

 

We’re thrilled to introduce MooMoo Designs on Taigan! 

MooMoo Designs is an Atlanta-based line of contemporary women’s handbags, home accessories and gifts that emphasizes modern, livable design. A fusion of nature’s beauty and casual elegance, MooMoo’s collection bring the exoticism of African wild to the urban lifestyle. 

Why we chose MooMoo Designs:

MooMoo was developed by Juan Hernandez out of a lifelong passion for the uniqueness and beauty of the African, Asian and Latin American continents, including their cultures, colors, materials and peoples. MooMoo sources sustainable materials, dyes and finishes that are not only beautiful but highly usable. Juan Hernandez, a Colombian-born expatriate who calls Atlanta home, creates most of MooMoo’s designs. Juan is on the road three months of the year collaborating with studios, tanners, craftsmen, manufacturers and factories across three continents. Using the latest environmentally sensitive manufacturing technologies, MooMoo seeks to encourage employment opportunities to impoverished townships and villages.
Shop now, MooMoo Designs!