It all started with a boxwood wreath from Trader Joe’s. Honestly. I’ve always loved the hardiness and rich green hue of boxwood and for $10, I couldn’t possibly pass up one of TJ’s favorite holiday offerings. But how would I use the oh too simple wreath as a foundation for something bigger, brighter and more festive? Real flowers only last a few days but ah, paper flowers . . . paper flowers could easily outlast the boxwood itself and carry me through the holidays. So I paid a visit to paper flower genius Lynn Dolan and my friends at Castle In The Air for some brilliant ideas on how to embellish my new door decor. Lynn suggested poinsettias, a Christmas classic, in a Palm Springs inspired palette. Ding, ding! And what makes this tutorial even sweeter is that poinsettias “petals” are actually leaves (the tiny yellow buds in the center are the flowers!), which means there is really only one shape you’ll need to craft out of crepe paper to make this dream a reality. Easy, peasy. Just follow along and see . . .
Pom pom adorned knit bombers, wool shag espadrilles and tassel trimmed everything?! Mochi designer Ayah Tabari is, once again, speaking my language with her spring collection. This season, the Palestinian designer has moved from the motifs of Uzbekistan and onto the warm desert hues and pops of vivid colors of Morocco. The rope buckets bags are a favorite, as well as a rich, terra cotta embroidered jumpsuit and off the shoulder knit tops.
The holidays are in full swing and we can’t quite believe another year is coming to an end. As a way to thank you, our amazing readers, we’re continuing our beloved holiday tradition with our 3rd annual 12 Days Of Giveaways. We’ve collaborated with some of our favorite brands to put together 12 incredible gifts for you. Starting tomorrow, on December 5th, we’ll reveal a new giveaway each day . . . and trust us when we say they are incredible.Head over HERE tomorrow to uncover the first of many gifts – and be sure to check back each day for more. And if you love to cook, drink and entertain, be sure to head over to HonestlyYUM for their 12 Days of Giveaways. Good luck and happy holidays!
For the free spirit, a divine, hand poured candle from a small village in France, a set of weighty, ceremonial Ghana beads, a stunning, vintage indigo textile wall hanging and lots and lots of pom poms . . .
You gotta hand it to the ladies behind Spell. They consistently churn out collections that give me all the boho feels. I’m always left daydreaming of a life where all I wear is paisley and floral block printed dresses, rompers and swimwear 24/7 – and of course, the beach is never but a few steps away. And since temperatures dropped below 50 degrees in Northern California this week, I’m left to be jealous that our Southern Hemisphere friends are basking in the beginning of their summer. Perhaps it’s time to start planning that mid-winter beach getaway?