Around The Winter Table

The holidays continue with more festive gatherings centered around the dining table – and we’re not complaining. Creating a beautiful, winter-themed tablescape for your next celebration can be quite simple with just some flowering bulbs, gilded flatware, crisp white flowers, rustic pine cones, lush foliage and plenty of candlelight. Chin chin!

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Kelly Wearstler Pre-Fall 2013

Inspired by early 20th century Russian avant-garde motifs, suprematist art, futurism, ballet costumes, and graphic arts, Kelly Wearstler‘s focus for pre-fall was all about how shapes and textures play off each other. Her background as an interior designer translated into strategically cut clean lines in unsuspecting places, wonderful embroidery details and all in all, architecturally stunning looks.

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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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