setting the thanksgiving table

From placemats (adore these pink raffia ones!) to tumblers (filled with colorful concoctions of course!) to pretty little trays, a table setting can truly set the mood. Here are 15 odds and ends I'm eyeing for the Thanksgiving table that mix playfulness with tradition. Making excellent hostess gifts too, they would brighten gatherings year-round...
1/ votives 2/ slate and chalk place settings 3/ wooden servers 4/ wreath – perfect for the front door or a wall by the dining table 5/ rooster cutting board 6/ champagne bucket – a true classic! 7/ match strike 8/ striped china set 9/ squirrel nut dish 10/ small trophy bowl 11/ auntie's old fashioned mix – the bar tending is already done!12/ flutes 13/ tumbler set 14/ tray 15/ salt and pepper shakers


Castello Cavalcanti, a new short film from Wes Anderson

It's Friday, and what better way to welcome the weekend than with a new short film from Wes Anderson. Castello Cavalcanti premiered this week at the Rome Film Festival, produced in collaboration with Prada. It's September 1955 and, as fate would have it, Jason Schwartzman crashes his race car into his ancestral Italian village. Quirk, flirty music, and dry wit ensue in typical Anderson fashion... Enjoy!


Accessorize: Holiday Flair

If you're looking for an excuse to add a little flair to your everyday wardrobe, the holidays are it. I'm eyeing these red and gold pieces for a touch of winter sparkle...! watch / purse / lipstick / ballet flats / bracelet / glasses / earrings / sugar paper print – because your walls need love too.


Providence Charm

On Sunday I popped up to Providence, RI to visit a good childhood friend. Few things compete with the charm of New England at the peak of fall foliage – but add in hundreds of darling historic homes and the city won me over, hook, line and sinker. We wandered Benefit Street, through the quaint Fox Point neighborhood surrounding Brown's campus (below). iPhone in hand, I instagrammed a few lovely homes, but simply had to share the rest of my favorites here. I adore how most of the buildings have a plaque stating who the home was built for, and the year. 

PS. Follow along on my adventures on instagram