In our house, Richard and I stopped buying plastic water bottles almost ten years ago in an effort to go greener and healthier. I was disgusted by the amount of plastic bottles we were going through and got nervous when I would see bubbles at the top of my bottles that had been left in the car. With emerging information about the potential release of carcinogens in plastic bottles that have been exposed to heat, it was very clear that we had to make a change.
Years ago on Remodelista, I discovered the perfect item for leftovers and food prep: BowlOvers, 100% cotton dish covers with elasticized edges that can be washed and used again. I have an aversion to plastic, plastic wraps and anything wasteful, so when I found this eco-friendly option, I was in love.
I picked up my first beautiful suede potholder at
March, one of the chicest home stores I have ever seen, while visiting my sister in San Francisco – and was instantly hooked. When I tried to get more, they were sold out, so naturally I started researching others. Here are some favorites that I have found for your kitchen:
In my search for the perfect bikes for our family, I have come across so many great options for both kids and adults, and the most amazing accessories to go with. Here are some of my favorites:
As soon as I found out that I was pregnant with Tanner, I did a lot of research on everything that I was putting in and on my body. What I found prompted me to clean house, and really change the way I lived. Some of the most important changes that I made were in the kitchen – certainly the kinds of foods and ingredients that I was using – but just as importantly, the tools that I was cooking with.
As equal parts designer and homemaker, I always find the need for great sewing kits and notions around the house. By now you know that my go-tos for anything must be as chic as they are functional. With that in mind, here are some of my favorites:
My all-time favorite incense, Pinon, from Incense of the West, emits the most amazing subtle woodsy, pine scent, making it the perfect thing to burn around the holidays.
As you know from last year’s Leopard post, I have a bit of an obsession with animal prints, and especially for fall, can’t get enough. Here are some of my favorite moments for the season:
We have a the most amazing Brazilian hammock in our back yard that it’s safe to say I am officially obsessed with. It is organic, feminine, and so incredibly comfortable and relaxing that even just looking at it makes me instantly happy
As we ease into summer, I wanted to share my picks for the season’s best moments in nautical knots. I adore this aesthetic – whether vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard or staying at home, you simply can’t go wrong!
One of my very favorite body oils, Santa Maria Novella Cosmetic Oil is the perfect after-shower treat. Moisturizing, without being too greasy, the packaging is lovely and the scent divine.
Some of my friends with kids have already begun stocking up on great comforters and sleeping bags for all of the sleepovers that have started to become a regular occurence in their homes. My kids are a little young for sleepovers – so far it’s just been Tanner and his Godsister Franny – but I’m always on the lookout for cute things that we can use when time comes. Here are some of my favorites thus far:
I recently started carrying Los Poblanos products in both of my stores and this Lavender Salve is one of my favorites!
I’ve always loved and slept in white nightgowns. There is something feminine, vintage and clean about a beautiful white nightgown that I love. Whenever I see one, I buy it because they are few and far between. Now that Ripley has outgrown all her footed pajamas, I have traded them in for adorable nightgowns and don’t plan on looking back. I wanted to share a couple of my favorites with you.
I’ve always loved nude and think it’s the ultimate neutral. I love wearing nude with a great hot pink or orange-red lip, with Nars Schiap or Mac Lady Danger being two of my favorites. I wanted to share a few of what I think are the best nude moments for this coming spring.