Winter Wear

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A Walk in the Parka Jacket

We’re nearly halfway through November at this point, which means those cold weather days can’t be far off. Did your winter coat make it through last year? Did you lose your scarf and find holes in your gloves? Now’s the time to take stock and make sure your outerwear is winter ready before the first frigid day comes along and you’re left scrambling.

 

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Mortars + Pestles

A mortar and pestle is the ultimate example of form meeting function. It might seem like one of those kitchen gadgets you buy only to have it sit on a shelf gathering dust, but trust me when I say it’s one of the most versatile tools in your culinary arsenal. A few quick ideas – grind sesame seeds for homemade tahini, crush up nuts, grind herbs to infuse salts and make flavored butter, pulverize steel cut oats – the list really does go on. Mine is a dark green marble mortar and pestle gifted to me by my mom, but I definitely have crushes on these thirteen.

 

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1/ Aroma Mortar + Pestle  2/ Craft Mortar + Pestle  3/ Crux Mortar + Pestle  4/ Dipped Stoneware Mortar + Wood Pestle  5/ Himalayan Salt Mortar + Pestle  6/ Japanese Mortar + Pestle  7/ Metal and Marble Mortar + Pestle  8/ Marble Mortar + Pestle  9/ Milton Brook Mortar + Pestle  10/ Pill Mortar + Pestle  11/ Vitrified Porcelain Mortar + Pestle  12/ White Matte Mortar + Pestle  13/ Handmade Mortar + Pestle

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Suitcases + Bags Plus 9 Packing Tips

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Hamilton Perkins

Well hello there November, and hello craziest traveling time of the year! Now’s the time to access your travel gear – before the day of your flight – because there some great deals out there this month. Maybe you’re someone who wheels their bag or maybe you’re the hold it by the handles type, either way we have a carry-on that’s right up your alley!

And just for good measure, 9 fast tips for packing like a pro.
1. Wear your biggest pieces (i.e. coat, sweater, boots) on the flight.
2. Plan out your outfits so you don’t overpack.
3. Roll your clothing rather than fold it to avoid creases and save space.
4. Tuck socks and other small things into your shoes.
5. Place shoes in shoe bags or plastic bags to keep your clothing clean.
6. Pack an extra plastic bag (or the like) to stash dirty socks and underthings.
7. Add a dryer sheet or two to your packed bag to keep everything smelling fresh.
8. Place liquid toiletries in individual snack-sized baggies to avoid a mess if they spill.
9. If you’re staying somewhere unfamiliar pack a travel sized favorite candle for a familiar scent.

 

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Arlo Skye // Angie Round Weekender // Astyll Carry-On

 

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The Bigger Carry-On // Benton Duffle Bag // The A22 Carry

 

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Chebeague Island Duffle // Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel // Lacie Oversized Vegan Weekender

 

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The Catalina Canvas Weekender // The Premium Leather-Base Weekender // Clear Trunk

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The Personality of a Shower Curtain

My current shower has sliding glass doors, and while they’re nice I find myself missing the ability to change up the personality of the room with a shower curtain. Of course that means I find curtains I love around every corner. But just because I can’t take advantage that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t – take a peek at these 13 shower curtains by clicking on each, plenty are on sale!

 

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Crème Brûlée 12 Ways

I thought I’d hate crème brûlée right up until the very moment I tried it. That was back in 2002 in a little boutique hotel’s restaurant in San Francisco, and it was chocolate. My eyes just about rolled back in my head with the first bite and ever since it’s been one of my favorite desserts. A few of the recipes below are small twists on what’s become a classic while others are further departures, but I’m betting every last one is delicious.

 

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Robe Season

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Checked Robe

After months of wanting to wear as little as possible in the way of loungewear the tides are turning. Socks are starting to be worn once again, maybe even the occasional sweater. Crazy. The next thing you know you’ll be reaching for your robe before your morning coffee and your evening tea. Check out these thirteen that are long, short, heavy, light, and everything in between.

 

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Kimono Robe // Hotel Night Robe // Night Robe

 

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Jules Print Chiffon Robe // Louise Shrunken Robe // Duvet Robe

 

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Night Garden Robe // Patchwork Robe // The Robe

 

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Washed Linen Bathrobe // Ana Silk Robe // Louise Shrunken Robe

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Light One Up

October has me reaching for hot tea, blankets, and candles! As soon as it’s in the 60s I’m ready to settle in and get cozy, nesting at its finest my friends. I like to keep a small stash of scented candles on the shelf in my coat closet and bring them out one by one all fall and winter long. Not only do they make great last minute hostess gifts come the holidays, they also keep my cold weather wear smelling lovely.

 

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ROW 1: Bergamot + Black Tea // Campfire
ROW 2: Clary Sage // Cucumber Sweetgrass // Eucalyptus Clove
ROW 3: Fleur D’Oranger // Hygge // Le Feu Gris
ROW 4: NO. 2 Indica // Oakmoss + Amber // Orange Cardamom
ROW 5: Bourbon & Brown Sugar // Pennsylvania Homesick // Roam New York
ROW 6: Yosemite’s Firefall // Tea Leaves & Bergamot // Sweet Pea & Clover
ROW 7: Surf // Starry Night // Calm

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Pitchers + Jugs

I’ve been taking stock of serving vessels that I have in the house as holiday entertaining season starts to draw near. By putting out pitchers of water, decanters of wine, and jugs of cream for coffee you’re sure to save yourself time and make your guests feel very much at home. No one needs to ask about refills when it’s serve yourself!

 

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ROW 1: Pot De Lait Collection // Arctic Jugs
ROW 2: Carter Pitcher // Gold Serve Pitcher // Halston Pitcher
ROW 3: Morandi Pitcher // Northern Lights Pitcher // Onyx Dipped Pitcher
ROW 4: Stainless Steel Mirror Pitcher // Still Life Jug // Trap Pitcher

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Grab Your Jacket and Go

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Levi’s Denim Sherpa Jacket

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve left the house lately only to regret not grabbing a jacket. It’s just that time of year where weather is unpredictable and temperatures can change in a matter of minutes. My go-tos this season are my jean, leather, army jackets – how about yours?

 

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Bonded Button Down Jacket // Oversized Denim Jacket with Checked Lining // Oversized MA1 Bomber Jacket

 

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Esker Trench Jacket // Petit Bateau Raincoat // Short Water Repellent Trench Coat

 

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Stays On Tour Satin Bomber Jacket // Twill Denim-Style Jacket // Washed Cotton Summer Jacket

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Pretty Planters

October may not seem like the obvious time to repot houseplants to you, but it’s the time my propagated succulents chose for me. I’ve been babying a bunch on my kitchen windowsill for nearly a year and they’ve just about outgrown their current digs. I like to look at planters as more of a sculptural investment because they can be so. darn. expensive, but I also won’t hesitate at using pretty teacups, latte bowls, or ramekins – be resourceful!

 

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1/ Black Speckle Planter   2/ Cup Planter   3/ Moda Cement Planter   4/ Ochre Pot   5/ Peruvian Planters   6/ Radial Vessels   7/ Rubber Planter   8/ Terracotta Planter   9/ Tribal Pots

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