Designer + Co-founder of Matchbook Magazine

This is a blog for musings on design influences, decorating, style, travel, new york, etc.

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Twelve Stocking Stuffers: Beyond the Droste's orange

As the first activity of Christmas morning, the stocking carries some weight, and when brimming with the right stuff it can pack a serious punch. I love cloves and clementines, and Droste's chocolate oranges as much as the next person, but this adorable confetti bluetooth speaker, chic gold earbuds, red lip set, savory Aerin candle, or monogrammed card holder go the extra mile... Happy gifting!

1/ cluster earrings for holiday sparkle 2/ 2015 datebook to pencil in long-weekend adventures with loved ones 3/ gold earbud headphones 4/ confetti bluetooth speaker to play the Christmas classics 5/ camel cocktail napkins for the eternal hostess 6/ red lip set 7/ 5-color eyeshadow set 8/ tartan mug to sip hot cocoa and toddies all season long 9/ scratch globe for the jet-setter 10/ aerin trumpet vine candle 11/ monogrammed card holder 12/ porcelain monkey dish


December Darling


Ten classics for the month ahead… to give or to receive!

hat with pom / ribbed turtleneck / watch / cosmetic case / red gloss / coat / boots / earrings / sunnies / gloves


quiet, please


ten ways to ease into the holiday season


As I head out to my first holiday party of the season tonight, there's no denying that though it's only November 12th and feels like a sultry spring day, mistletoe and hot toddies are just around the corner...
Here's 10 ways to ease into the coziest time of year:

1/ Add a touch of holiday to your decor with this double-happiness ornament   
2/ Brighten your walls with prints from Katie Armour's beautiful new Buddy Editions   
3/ Wrap yourself in this men's cashmere buffalo check scarf   
4/ Knits. Knits. Knits.   
5/ Make an understated pop of sparkle your wintertime day-to-night essential   
6/ Treat yourself (and monogram it!)   
7/  Remember that it's the little things that count... looking at you, pinky ring   
8/ More time lounging inside (with a book by the fire, hopefully) means an excuse to shop for throw pillows   
9/ Challenge your fam to a classic bout of bananagrams    
10/ Update the classics with this chic black + brown pair of duck boots