Goat Cheese Grits

Food & Drink September 2nd, 2015 — by:

Goat cheese and grits… what’s not to love? Whip up some of Belle Chevre‘s signature grits for a memorable Labor Day breakfast.


1 cup quick grits or stone ground grits



1 tablespoon butter

3 to 4 ounces goat cheese

3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk

2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley

1/4 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled

1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


Cook grits according to package directions. When grits are thick and creamy, add butter, half-and-half, goat cheese, thyme, salt and pepper. Heat through, stirring until cheese is blended into grits. Serves 4.

Looking for the fool proof method? Then their Grits & Goats package is for you.


STYLE ICON: Jada Loveless

People September 2nd, 2015 — by:

Photograph by Nathan Coe

Jada Loveless launched her accessories collection in 2007 after working several years in the luxury sector with companies such as Celine/LVMH and Neiman Marcus. Her line displays a rich backdrop of textures and shapes that combine fine leathers, textiles, and the timeless qualities of exotics.  Across the line you will see a nod to the classics as well as experience a modern voice that emphasizes individuality and bespoke luxury.  Here Jada peruses Taigan for unique hostess gifts during a transitional season.


FAREWELL TO SUMMER, HELLO TO FALL. . . “Summer on Nantucket is such a festive time and I’m always on the lookout for unique hostess gifts.”

I love these oyster salt and pepper cellars.


You can never have too many linens and these hemstitched linen cocktail napkins would make a lovely gift.

These copper serving bowls are so fun for ice cream.

And you can never go wrong with cheese

This Nantucket wine carrier would be great for a beautiful beach picnic.


This anchor would make the perfect beach house warming gift.

We always have Diptyque candles burning in the shop. My favorite scents are Baies and Figuier.

I love to give (and receive) books as gifts.

This original copy of Allure would be the perfect gift for the fashion lover who has everything.

Click HERE to view Jada’s stunning collection on Taigan.com

Whether you’re entertaining friends for Labor Day or watching the game, we have the easiest chicken recipe that will be a smash hit!

Simply brush chicken wings with one of Victoria Amory’s delicious ketchups, bake and serve. Or you can try all three and see if your guests can distinguish between smoky barbecue, champagne and sherry. It’s so easy that it’s almost criminal!

Tailgate Tools

Shops August 24th, 2015 — by:

A true fan knows that a successful tailgate season can be dependent on the right gear!

Tunes are obviously a must and this handsome leather-encased audio speaker is inspired by a battery-operated radio from WWI. Lucky for you it hooks up to any compatible stereo Bluetooth device, like a notebook or mobile phone.

Pony up to the tailgate with a fun bottle opener. The generic ones always seem to grow legs and walk away at events, but this one is unique enough to stay put!

If you really want to host a top notch tailgate then have a specialty cocktail. The Bar10der is the ultimate accessory for any drink you can imagine.

No need to brown bag your wine when you can bring it in this attractive wine carrier from Hancock Baskets.

A flask at a tailgate is always a good idea. This Barbour plaid version is a perennial favorite that never goes out of style.

Skip the ants with this batch of individually wrapped Gooey Caramel Butter Bars. Not a “tool” per se, but they are sure to get you a second invite.




Fashion August 17th, 2015 — by:

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Get more bang for your buck with these highly versatile accessories.

The only thing better than a piece you can wear 2 ways is one you can wear 4 ways! Most of Bounkit‘s earrings have detachable drops that can be mixed and matched, and this pair in particular has two removable parts, creating even more versatility!

The Mami is the bag that has it all, or not a lot… it just depends on your needs! The removable compartments make it easy to travel as light or as heavy as you want.

Karen Hemphill’s Two in One Cufflinks come with two inserts, so you can change your cufflinks on a moment’s notice.

The Freedom pendant looks great empty or filled with one of Goshwara’s beautiful gems. We love any jewelry that lets you match the stone to your mood or outfit.

The versatile Neutro foldover tote is handcrafted with a combination of luxurious Italian Nubuck leather trimmed with Italian lambskin and featuring numerous pockets for carrying all your essentials. It can be worn as a Tote, Fold-Over, or Crossbody.


Preserving Summer

Food & Drink August 17th, 2015 — by:

If the end of summer has you in mourning then you’ll love these tricks for preserving the tastes of food’s greatest season.

This southern delight was developed at the peak of summer when figs and basil were flourishing. This jam is wonderful served as an appetizer on cream cheese or melted on brie, a perfect match for a cranberry orange or raisin bread toasted for breakfast or a topping for Greek yogurt. Mmmmm.

From Arabelle in Mobile, Alabama these bread and butter pickles are a unique blend of cucumbers and spices from an old family recipe. A perfect addition to any barbecue, dinner party or picnic!

Take the DIY approach to savoring the harvest all year round with these inspired recipes for handmade pickles, vinegars, relishes, mustards, bottled fruits and vegetables, spoon fruits, liqueurs and cordials.

For the Jam enthusiast, we recommend Sallie’s Greatest’s Herbal Jam Gift Pack. Each jam Sallie makes is packed with complex flavors that keep you coming back for more.

And after you’ve purchased (or made!) some of our delicious jams then you’ll need something on which to eat them… enter shortcakes. These shortcakes are  made by hand with simple ingredients and just asking for your favorite jam or lemon curd.