In the seafaring days of early America, ship captains would place the eye-catching fruit on a fencepost to mark the return home from a long voyage. Gradually, it became synonymous with hospitality. Today, the pineapple’s striking good looks have cemented its spot as a design-motif darling. Welcome your guests with one of these fresh picks.
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Looking for that last minute, perfect gift? Look no further than the mason jar–the mainstay of Southern entertaining that we always love. The hard working mason jar can be found working everywhere from in the kitchen party prep to tabletop decor. So, it’s high time that it moves up the food chain and into place as Christmas gift. Here are […]
Christmas is coming early to the city of New Orleans! Everyone, from the Tulane undergrads to the Uptown ladies-who-lunch, are counting down to this Saturday, November 16 when H&M — the legendary Swedish department store known for high-fashion clothing at less than chain store prices and now home goods too — opens a 32,000 square-foot store located in the French […]
Leaves are ablaze in color, sweaters and boots are out of the closet, and our clocks fell back this weekend — fall has really arrived. So, I thought I’d see how bloggers are welcoming the season-change. 1. Habitually Chic compiled an inspiring collection of images to make you happily embrace the chilly weather. Don’t miss the Elizabeth Coatsworth poem “November” […]
Doesn’t fall make you feel like it’s time to hit the books as if you were still a student? It definitely brings out the bookworm (although a stylish one) in me. Here is the selection that I’m planning my weekend mornings and my coffee pot around this autumn. I hope you’ll like them as well. The Book: Glamorous Retreats By: Jan […]