Designer + Co-founder of Matchbook Magazine

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Entries in holidays (9)


Making A List: Part Two


Making a list: Part one

I'm what you might call a last-minute-shopper... Some gifts at the top of my holiday shopping list, plus a few goodies I'm eyeing for myself:
Diana Vreeland: Memos (perfect for all your girlfriends) / bow studs / pink + gold watch / swiss dot robe (to lounge around the house all weekend) / gold studded black mocs / neon tassel earrings (a stocking stuffer with pizzazz!) / dog tote (ideal for popping around town with the pup!) / Beyoncé (gift it to your coworkers and make the office a happier place!) / gold studded cashmere lined gloves / Avedon: fashion / bronze pouf / new york needlepoint pillow / 36 Hours U.S. regional guides (for your spontaneous friends) / navy beanie


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


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.