Hostess Gifts for Fall

Lucky you! You’ve been invited to an autumn dinner party at a friend’s house. Aside from figuring out what to wear, you need to decide what to bring the host or hostess with the mostess
To me, this is opportunity to express your gratitude in advance, for what is sure to be a memorable evening. If you’ve hosted a party (big or small) yourself, you realize how much thought, planning and last minute scrambling is involved. How fun for the host to blow out the candles at the end of the evening and open a thoughtfully chosen gift form you.
So, what should you take?
Pair this silver tea strainer with the aromatic and beautifully packaged Bellocq Tea – available at And George.
Put together a “breakfast basket” for the morning after…include an earthy wooden cutting board, fresh bread or croissants and your favorite jam or honey.
Know your hosts favorite color? 
At $55, these throws from Company C (thanks, Traci!), paired with a hip box of matches ( are a lovely way for your host to relax by the fire after the big night.
No matter what you take, like all things, it is the thought the counts. And, it’s always appreciated when you consider the recipient and what they might enjoy!
Here’s to a wonderful weekend and lots of invitations coming your way!

Eddie Ross Pop Up Shop

I posted this yesterday, but Blogger has been having some technical difficulties….so I wanted to make sure you all saw it. Thanks to all those who left comments yesterday…sorry for the repeat!
If you are bumming that you weren’t able to make it to the Brimfield Flea Market that is the talk of the day on Twitter….don’t worry. Eddie Ross & Jaithan Kochar have cherry picked it and many, many more flea markets around the country to bring the “best of” to a 1 day only Pop Up Shop!
Join me in Greenwich, CT on Tuesday, May 24th to get a first hand look at their fabulous, vintage finds! They’ve done the hard work so that you don’t have to!
Let’s raise a hand-cut crystal, vintage glass to that!!

Warm on the Inside

Though I consider myself more of a coffee gal, 
when it’s perpetually cold outside….
there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea.

Here are a few of my favorite brands.

Yes, I really do! It’s cold outside….stay warm on the inside!
Do you have a favorite hot drink?