New Year New Gear

Happy New Year! This year I hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s at my house. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and entertaining and wanted to share some of my favorite tools I use in the kitchen, and a couple of things that are on my wish list.

  1. Le Creuset Dutch Oven Williams Sonoma & Le Creuset Rectangle Dish Williams Sonoma.  So easy to clean. All Le Creuset is 20% off at Williams Sonoma check it out here.
  2.  Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mini Prep Plus Amazon A must for me in the kitchen. I have 4 in all different sizes.
  3. Kitchenaid 5 Quart Mixer Bloomingdales (love the turquoise) & Kitchenaid Handmixer Amazon.
  4. Stainless Steel Bonavita Tea Kettle Amazon. (also comes in glass) I’m a tea drinker and this is a great tea kettle.
  5. Adelina Slub Velvet Pillow Anthropologie, $58. The pillows in my front room are looking a bit tired so I’m replacing them with these.
  6. French Oilcloth Tablecloth Etsy, $95. The French Provencial oilcloth tablecloths are my favorite. So easy to clean and wipe down.
  7. Goop Blush Padova 10 Piece Set Goop. I love the pink color! It just came back in stock.
  8. Hawkins New York Glass Pitcher Verishop, $30.
  9. 100% Pure Linen Napkins Rough Linen. I am not a fan of ironing so I love the rough linen look.
  10. Pink Glass Candlesticks Goop, $80.
  11. Turquoise Mason Jars Amazon. I do all my flower arrangements in mason jars.
  12. Ceramic Dishes Year & Day. I am in the market for new everyday dishes and these are the ones I’m considering. Made in Portugal.
  13. Monogrammed Letterpress Initial Stationery Minted, $28. I ran out of my personalized stationery and picked these up the other day. Makes a great gift too.

 

 

Pink Palette

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I just spent 36 hours in San Francisco over the weekend. As soon as I landed I checked into the W Hotel and headed right over to the SFMOMA which has an incredible modern art collection (thx to the Fisher family). After that, it was a holiday party at The Phoenix Hotel. The weather was chilly so I wore my new leopard coat (love!) all weekend long with black denim jeans. Since it was wet out I choose to pack my Acne Pistol boots (on sale) and my black lace-up’s (also like these from Mango) to trot around town. On Friday we lunched at Akiko’s for sushi, (so good) and then it was time for a bit of shopping. I walked around Hayes Valley (loved Reliquary boutique) and Fillmore street where I fell in love with the pink color palette at Goop Lab. We finished the trip with a group dinner at Park Tavern and then it was up early to catch a flight back to LA.

Below are some items that can help fill the Pink Palette void in your home.

  1. Blush Padova 10 Piece Clean Green 10 Piece Set Goop, $300 Also comes in powder blue here. Frying two piece set here.
  2. Magnolia Metallic Wreath with Leaves West Elm, $89.
  3. Heather Taylor Home Tablecloth Lulu & Georgia, $200.
  4. Set of 6 Juice Glasses Goop, $68.
  5. Hedvig Apron Goop, $84. Beautiful linen blend fabric. Also found these personalized aprons that make a great gift at Minted, $38.
  6. Hawkins New York Linen Napkins set of 4 Verishop, $72. Napkins in the above picture.
  7. Aesop Aromatique Hand Soap Nordstrom, $39.
  8. 3 Piece Pink Glass Mixing Bowls Goop, $85.
  9. Matte Gold 5 Piece Place Setting Goop, $150. Look for less here.
  10. Edition 4 Scented Candle Goop, $72. They had this candle burning in the store and it smells amazing.
  11. Pink Tumble Set of 4 Goop, $52. Glasses in the above picture.
  12. Pink Glass Cake Stand Goop, $72.

Photo: Jessie Randall

 

 

Backyard Basics

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Great time to update your Backyard Basics with the July 4th sales in motion. Serena & Lily is offering 20% off the entire store along with West Elm.

  1. Sebastopol Stool Serena & Lily, $198 I just ordered two of these for my backyard. I love that it can be used as additional seating or a side/end table. I got the navy/white but I love the grey as well.
  2. Outdoor Simple Stripe Pillow West Elm, $29 I just got these and they are really nice quality for the price.
  3. Eastport Stripe Umbrella Serena & Lily, $698 Serena and Lily have the cutest outdoor umbrellas also love this one and this one.
  4. Tortola Lantern Serena & Lily, $198 also love Modern Porcelain Hurricane Lanterns West Elm, $21.
  5. Bamboo Lacquer Tray Mark and Graham, $99.
  6. Bose Speaker Nordstrom, $99 Just got this speaker love it…so easy to use.
  7. Boat and Toe Sailor Stripe L.L. Bean, $54.99.
  8. Oceana Outdoor Dinnerware Sur La Table, $8 The outdoor dinnerware is 50% off.
  9. Sydney Beach Towel Serena & Lily, $68.