Ten & Co

After receiving numerous compliments on a pair of simple oxfords she had made while in Marrakech, it only made sense for New York designer Tory Noll to launch a footwear line inspired by that very pair. Every pair of TEN & Co. shoes is cut from vintage blankets, antique kilims, and supple leathers scoured from the souks and flea markets of Morocco. Simple and oh so lovely.

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Mojave Desert

In October I made my first trip out to Joshua Tree, and it’s amazing surroundings, to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend and our dog Gordos. In just 3 days and 2 nights we hiked Joshua Tree National Park, camped in Jumbo Rocks, made a quick stop at the World Famous Crochet Museum, experienced glamping at the Hicksville trailer park hotel, and ended the trip with a visit to the glorious Salvation Mountain. Apparently Leonard Knight, the man behind this colorful mountain, has recently become sick and there has been talk of his life’s work being torn down. Though I’m not a religious person, I can appreciate his artistic dedication.

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DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

Presents are purchased, gifts are DIY’d, and the only thing left to do is to wrap, wrap, wrap. Beautiful wrapping can be just as special as the gift itself – after all, it sets the deserved anticipation for the wonderful surprise waiting inside, doesn’t it? Today I’ll be showing you how I like to incorporate natural, organic elements atop of brown paper packages tied up with string. Because these are a few of my favorite things . . .

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