Joy of life! See what’s inspiring us… from fashion and home decor to our favorite libations, recipes and more!
We’re Falling For…
1. Sweater Weather
Cool mornings and chilly evenings call for a new cashmere sweater in an irresistible color like…
2. Coq au Vin
Comfort food for cozy nights!
We can’t get enough of this classic motif!
Cue placemats, cups & napkins!
4. Mid-Century Lighting
A brass sputnik light is so very cool…especially where it is least expected!
To look at, to smell…perhaps even to eat!
A warm and rusty brown is the signature
color for fall!
7. SEC Football
Cannot get enough…
Hey, wasn’t this on last fall’s list?
9. St. Tropez Sand
The real stuff, of course, but Essie’s version on fingers and toes is gorgeous.
The best for naps! Light as a feather but oh so toasty!
SUMMER 2015: 10 things we love…
1. Beautiful Bohemian
The Gilt Floral gown by Altuzarra is so dreamy!
It’s irresistible for summer! So very Brigitte Bardot…best applied sparingly!
It’s appearing everywhere! It’s especially great as a swim cover-up!
4. Rubber Thongs
Yep, good old school flip flops! Old Navy does them in all of our favorite colors…peony, l’orange, citron, turquoise and marine. Plus they are practically giving them away!
5. Uncle Wally’s Cookies
Ummm….yum! These all-butter crispy cookies come in chocolate chip or…are you sitting down?…Salted Caramel Peanut Butter! They are really thin and would make an amazing ice cream sandwich. Be sure to serve with a big stack of Plat du Jour cocktail napkins to catch all the drips.
Icy cold and spicy hot gazpacho is so refreshing on a sweltering summer day. Ina Garten’s recipe is easy to make and, of course, absolutely delicious!
7. Popsicle Toes
Now is the time for bold color…when our feet are tan! Bright fruity color like Essie’s Watermelon or Peach Daiquiri. They are two of our favorites for tootsies!
8. Big Green Leaves
Philodendron and Elephant Ears in the Garden and in the House! The bigger the better. Just looking at them makes us feel cool!
9. The “O List”
We love O Magazine and are over the moon that our Melon Moderne placemat made the list for July 2015!
We adore our customers, friends and followers and so hope to see you this summer in Atlanta or New York!
They’re all we saw in Paris!
On shoes, bags, curtains, jackets…you name it!
Especially Dransfield & Ross pink flamingo feather pillow
We’re ‘gilty’…we love gold especially on great organic objects like driftwood or tree stumps!
KING COLE BAR…
At the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The Maxfield Parish mural titled, “Old King Cole” presides over the bar and is as stunning now as it was in 1906. Great drinks, great cocktail nuts and great people watching!
NEW PLAT DU JOUR SQUARE PLACEMATS!
We think of them as paper chargers. We especially love our new Box Stripe pattern and hope you do too! It was a big hit at the January Gift Show.
Our new watermelon pattern is bold and fresh with just a touch of black. We can’t wait to use it with black lanterns and fresh summer fare!
PLAT DU JOUR PLACEMATS FOR KIDS!
Irresistable for grown-ups too!
We are Falling in love with…
We are Falling in love with…
Set Design of Farenheit 451
Chocolate Cosmos – the flower!
Jo Malone – Blackberry & Bay
Plat du Jour
Pomme de Rouge Candle in the Kitchen,
Pomme de Pine Candle in the Living Room
White Pumpkins &
Blue Hubbard Squash
Assouline Books –
New coffee table books to curl up with
when the weather turns cool…
Over the Knee Boots
New Leather Gloves
Mocha Nail Polish for Fall
Dog Days of Summer
What we are loving about the
‘Dog Days of Summer’
1. The Ham Yard Hotel
in Soho London…lucky Maureen!
2. Moroccan Tea Glasses….summer jewels!
3. Tassels…on jewelry, umbrellas, clothing…
4. Japanese soaking tubs….ahhhhh!
5. Chaing Mai Dragon. So chic!
6. Macrame’ in fashion, home, accessories…
we can’t get enough!!
7. Juicy succulents.
8. Wooden clutches.
9. Foutas…Turkish towels…whatever you
choose to call them, we call them fabulous!
10. Gas Lanterns…love!
11. Grapefruit cocktails…another, please!
12. Greek Blue.
13. Mid-century modern wicker chairs.
14. Feather clutches.
15. Boxwood…in the most unexpected