It seems that every year when I’m in Florida, swans come to mind. Last year, I had quite the round-up of swan merchandise, and today I’m bringing you two swans that I’ve come across on my recent shopping trips around Florida.
Although it’s still winter, and I would much prefer it to be over already, the colder temperatures mean that we can hygge for a little while longer. Get cozy. Stay warm. And maybe treat yourself to something special this weekend.
Vince sweater, $148USD (on sale)
Kate Spade votive, $35
Hudson’s Bay blanket, $450-$550
pointelle reading socks, $34.50
spiced white hot chocolate, recipe via Jacquelyn Clark
Have a great weekend, everyone!
I was debating creating Christmas gift guides because I know there are so many wonderful guides already floating around the internet, but then I thought it might be fun to see what I could come up with all-in-white. I’ll be publishing a few guides over the next couple of weeks so as to not overload everyone, but to also get us into the generous holiday gift-giving spirit.
I’m kicking things off with a “for the cook” guide. While I adore my kitchen, I’m not much of a cook. My go-to handmade pastas and pizzas are top-notch, but beyond those staples, I’m just an average cook. I do like to bake though, so some of these items are good for both the chef and the baker in your life!
Le Creuset dutch oven, Le Creuset large spatula, Martha Stewart kitchen towels, Kate Spade polka dot apron, KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, KitchenAid pasta attachments, Peugeot salt and pepper set, GlucksteinHome linen napkins, Sophie Conran for Portmerion pie dish, OXO produce keeper, Stelton ice bucket, marble bowl, Godinger marble cheese board, Cuisinart knife set, Joseph cutting board
The other day, I stopped in at the Simon Outlet Mall off the 401 on Trafalgar (is that officially Milton?). Even though I travel that way every few weeks, I rarely stop in because I dislike the crowds, and I never really have time for a leisurely browse. On this visit though, I was at the mall early enough on a Saturday to beat some of the crowds of people, so I stopped into a few stores. To my surprise, Kate Spade was having a super sale, so I scored big tiiiiiime.
That shopping trip then got me thinking about Kate Spade’s current collection, so of course I’ve opted to share my top picks with you today.
daisy swing top (on sale)
Harriet bucket bag (on sale)
orchard street – hemsley shoulder bag (on sale)
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I bought my dinnerware soon after I moved into my new home. I love the white china, and I’m glad I went for a simple design (Royal Worchester Serendipity). I bought 12 place settings which included the dinner plates, side plates, small bowls, larger bowls, mugs, and teacups. I went all out and my cupboards are full because of it. I love having matching everything, and I know the pieces will serve me well in years to come.
If you’re in the market for a new set, I’ve rounded up five great collections at various price points.
Bennett 20-piece set, $445CAD, Crate & Barrel
Pillivuyt 20-piece set, $403.95USD, Williams-Sonoma
Jasper Conran 32-piece set, $839CAD, William Ashley
Kate Spade 12-piece set, $150CAD, Hudson’s Bay
Finsbury 5-piece set, $101.99CAD, Royal Doulton
Hope you enjoy some delicious meals this weekend!
How many times have I featured polka dots on White Cabana? Too many times to count, I’m sure! I just love the happy pattern, and I can see many polka-dotted posts in the future. I hope you don’t mind!
Here are today’s two-of-a-kind.
queen silver dot sheet set, $175.69CAD, Land of Nod
larabee dots flutes set, $50USD, Kate Spade
I love having fresh flowers in my home. I’m good with just about any flower – carnations, hydrangeas, peonies, freesia, orchids, roses…you really can’t go wrong. Fresh flowers add elegance, joy, and sunshine to any room.
Since it’s spring, peonies are in full bloom, but I like today’s focus on the lily flower. Aren’t they both so pretty?
necklace, Kate Spade
lily arrangement, Jayson Home