Christmas is fast approaching and I wanted to share these beautiful porcelain ornaments that my friend Jeanette Prestandrea is making in her NY studio. Each ornament is hand painted and fired in a kiln at 1422 degrees. This process ensures that each piece is completely one of a kind. You can learn more about Jeanette and her beautiful works of art here. They are the perfect ornaments to adorn your tree this holiday season!
To order contact Jeanette directly at email@example.com or DM her on Instagram here.
Large ornaments 3.5″ are $50 and small ornaments 2.5″ are $25.
Now it’s time for a give-a-way! Check out my Instagram page today to enter to win one of the above ornaments.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I wanted to share my Thanksgiving table setting which I enjoyed putting together. I was on the hunt for an affordable gingham table cloth this year and I found one at Amazon. I lined the table with Silver Dollar Eucalyptus branches that I found at Whole Foods along with oversized pink daisies. I filled in the gaps with dried orange slices, persimmons, mini pumpkins, and amber colored candles. Below are all the table setting details along with what I wore.
Commes Des Garcons Play Button Down FRWD, $279. Runs small size up, I’m wearing a medium. It’s one of my favorite dressy button downs.
Mother Faux Leather Pants Revolve, $218. These have been selling out but Revolve has a full size run.
Golden Goose Super Star Low Top Black Sneakers Nordstrom, $530. These are great for a dressier look.
A couple sales to look out for Shopbop is doing 20% off all orders $200 or more, Anthropologie is doing 30% off all purchases, and Jenni Kanye is doing 20% all purchases. Now onto my list of Top Trending products.
I want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for all of you and for your support. My blog has been a great creative outlet for me, especially throughout this year. Lots of love to everyone!
Nordstrom just announced cult favorite Food52 is bringing their curated selection of kitchen wear to Nordstrom. At Food52, it isn’t just about great food it’s about the elements that come into play to create the meal. To shop the whole FIVE.TWO collection at Nordstrom click here.
The Etsy Design Awards (aka The Etsies) are Etsy’s global award program. They are honoring the work of sellers from around the world and across multiple categories. The 100 finalists are in, and I’ve highlighted my favorites from the list. To see the whole list click here.
Yesterday I hosted a small gathering to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I used mini wooden bread boards (that I got from my friend) and made individual cheese boards. The boards had sharp cheddar, brie, seasoned cashews (from this week’s Thai Chicken dish), olives, apple slices, crackers, olive bread, and rosemary garnish. For lunch I served three different salads (Mediterranean Quinoa, Italian Chopped, and Nectarine Fennel & Arugula). Drinks consisted of Skinny Margaritas, Mimosa’s, and mint iced tea. I decorated with colorful Gerber Daisies and spread Turkish towels (these make a great gifts) around the yard. It was a fun way to celebrate my sister’s birthday.
Over the weekend I put together floral arrangements for a small outside gathering. I used distressed painted mason jars in bright colors for the vases. Painted mason jars are my go to when doing colorful floral arrangements. Click here to learn how to make them at home. I picked up greenery and florals at Trader Joe’s and was able to create a beautiful table setting that was simple and easy to execute. It went perfectly with the boho picnic vibe we were were trying to achieve.
Over the weekend we celebrated my parent’s 70th birthday with an intimate backyard dinner. As for many of us, our celebratory plans have had to change and we are coming up with new ways to commemorate special milestones.
We decided to create a memorable backyard bash. I set up a long table in our backyard and enlisted the help of my friend Dana from Serendipity Flowers LA to handle the flowers and table decor. She made it look so beautiful with florals, greenery, and candles. We had a separate seating area set up for appetizers and cocktails (FYI Joans on Third has individual cheese platters that are COVID friendly). It was a group effort with my older daughter making a gorgeous crudités platter adorned with edible flowers, my younger daughter making a two tier coconut layer cake, and my sister creating an amazing playlist. Dinner was catered by Jon & Vinny’s (we were supposed to be in Italy to celebrate so it was only appropriate we had Italian food for dinner). We dined al fresco, listened (and danced) to music, and sat by the fire to finish off a truly a magical evening!