travel to table: Global Glamour Soiree

8.31.2010

Fabric Neckclace by Thief and Bandit; $39.00, Navajo Scarf by Thief and Bandit; $48.00 via My Love For You

Salvaged Navajo Rug Tote by Spool No. 72

Woven Plates via Craftmark.Org

Lanterns via Lucia Paul Design

Java Dessert Plate; Home James East Hampton

Batik Linens; $21.00

Bon Voyage! Favorite Travel & Honeymoon Finds

8.27.2010

Your vacation is fast approaching and you are already sweating about the prospect of packing. Pulling your suitcase down from the closet, you open it up and wish it would magically fill itself (Mary Poppins style) with the perfect ensembles for your journey ahead. You always seem to overpack with items you don’t need, and then wish you would have brought those nude pumps that you swore you wouldn’t wear, and your jewelry bag is a mess of tangled necklaces and bangles because you brought your entire collection! Meanwhile your boyfriend or hubby is frustrated by the fact that your bag is bulging and you still ‘have nothing to wear and you didn’t know the weather was going to be so unpredictable!’ This year it’s time to simplify, simplify, simplify.

The best way to streamline is to find just two-three necklaces that can be layered and mixed and match with each outfit. Next, find a few dresses that won’t wrinkle, pack easily and can be worn in both warm and cold weather layered with a jacket. The frock above is perfect with a hooded addition! Don’t forget your mini travel journal that also functions as a clutch, and lastly sling on  a simple canvas tote bag that will hold your passport and all your goodies, but with a fun chain accent to add a bit of edge.

1. Sail Away Necklace; $30.00

2. Everyday Treasures Notebook; $28.00

3. Till We Meet Again Frock; $235.00

4. Chain Canvas Tote; $75.00

Hand Printed Linens

7.27.2010

There is something so beautifully organic about hand screenprints on raw, grainy linens. This is such a lovely statement for any type of event and would also make a great hostess gift. Hand printed monograms, simple words such as ‘eat’, ‘drink’, ‘dine’, and even the old schoolyard game of ‘He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not‘ debut on these simply stunning linens.

Print your own Initials table linens by Emerson Handmade. Numbered Linen Coasters; $20.00, Handprinted Feather Table Runner; $52.00, ‘He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not’; $8.00

xoxo, Cortnie