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Five Minute Gift Wrap

SEE LARK! | Five Minute Gift Wrap

I really enjoy the process of buying and packaging up a gift for a friend or loved one. To me, it’s like portable home décor, each one has a certain look and style perfect for the intended person. Over the years, I have learned that it doesn’t have to take a lot of effort to make a great looking gift. All you need is to keep a few simple materials on hand to make an already thoughtful present into a “wow-ful” present in five minutes flat. Read more

Five Days of Gifting


Girlfriends are the best.  They are there to celebrate your highs and to support you through your lows.  They do all of these things while wearing plenty of gold accessories, sparkly necklaces, and a pair of fabulous heels.  In this last installment of Five Days of Gifting, we want to show our gratitude for all those Stylish Gal Pals in our lives.   Read more

Five Days of Gifting


She’s the hostess with the mostess.  Everything from the home cooked gourmet meal to the table setting is perfection, paying attention to all the details.   Read more

Five Days of Gifting


For some, coffee plays second fiddle to tea.  The Sophisticated Tea Drinker enjoys tea time and all the accouterments that comes with it.  Tiny tea sandwiches?  Yes! One lump or two? Make it three!  Drinking tea is not a solo act, it’s a social experience where one catches up with friends and current events all while speaking in a polite British accent.  Wait…what?! Read more

Five Days of Gifting


She doesn’t just dabble in interior design, she lives it.  The “Home Decor Enthusiast” strategically uses beautiful coffee table books to style floor to ceiling bookshelves, turns the average photo into art with a cool frame, and is a softy for gilded animal figurines.   Read more

Five Days of Gifting


‘Tis the season for gift guides galore.  Gifts can be a form of communication, a gesture to say ‘Thank You’, ‘I Love You’, or just ‘I Care’.  In that spirit, I am doing a week-long series called ‘Five Days of Gifting’ to share ideas for the various loved ones in your life.  I love gifts with themes, in a sense that it’s a set of things that can be used together and not in the “everything has cats on it” definition.  Additionally, I love to give items someone normally wouldn’t buy for themselves. Read more

Target + Neiman Marcus Collaboration


What I Scored Online: 1. Oscar La Renta Pet Bowl / 2. Lela Rose Top /3. Altuzarra Shaker and Old Fashioned Glasses / 4. Tracy Reese Sequined Top / 5. Proenza Schouler Sweatshirt / 6. Derek Lam Slippers / 7. Rag and Bone Men’s Sweater / 8. Rodarte Wrapping Paper

I have been a loyal fan and customer of Target for decades. Back when I was a kid, we did a lot of our shopping at Target before it had the image it has today. Since I am from Texas, I also know and love Neiman Marcus. Needless to say that when I heard that Target and Neiman Marcus were collaborating to bring some great holiday gifts from some of the most well-known designers, I was elated and marked my calendar for December 1st.  Read more

Baby Shower

I mentioned in an earlier post that my sister is having a baby.  Her baby shower was a success and one of the hostesses (her friend’s mother) did such great job of decorating for the occassion.  Here is a few of the wonderful details from the day.  And if you are wondering, yes it’s a picture of the Costco bear in its 53 inch height and glory! Read more

Party Favors

I saw this great idea on Pinterest for baby shower gifts and I knew instantly that I wanted to replicate it. I am co-hosting a baby shower for my sister and knew I wanted to give something stylish and that the guests would love. Since my sister is having a boy, I made some obvious changes.

The fun part was finding the right shade of blue. Given that Fall is upon us, there were many great choices of dark and sophisticated shades of blue. I chose Essie’s Bobbing for Baubles, the name alone was compelling enough to confirm my decision! Read more


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