While kids generally dread heading back to school, most adults admit to loving school supply shopping. Tom Hanks' character summed up my feelings for school supplies when he told Meg Ryan he would send her "a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils."So what the heck--treat yourself to a little back-to-fall fun.We love the simplicity of this glass water bottle. Environmentally friendly, but perfectly portable in your work bag.
Did you spend study hall daydreaming about whether Brenda and Dylan would get together on 90210? These power couple pencils
You may be brown-bagging it to lunch today, but have you seen Marie Turnor's
accessories? Leather gives the look a whole new meaning.
What are your favorite grown-up school supplies?
You'll forgive us for one last Jubilee post. (After all, today IS the big concert.)
In celebration, we are sharing our version of a favorite cocktail from the UK:
a Pimm's No. 1 Cup. This drink is a great refreshing summer cocktail and is great made in a large pitcher. For the Pimlico version we have swapped the traditional lemonade for San Pellegrino Limonata to give it a bit more sparkle, and we left out the mint to keep it purely fruity. Hope you find a fun way to celebrate today!
The Pimlico Pimm's No. 1 Cup
One part Pimm's No. 1
Three Parts San Pellegrino Limonata
Sliced Cucumber, Orange and Strawberry.
Serve over ice and allow the fruits to steep before serving.
A year ago, Allison and I were staking out a spot outside the Goring Hotel in London. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate in her wedding dress, and our patience paid off with this shot:
According to tradition, the first anniversary gift should be paper. So in honor of the happy couple, we’ve selected a few royally suitable gifts.
From England, this framed paper heart
is simple and sentimental.
Etsy shop has sweet paper cutouts what would look great above a night stand.
Happy Anniversary Kate + Wills!
I really enjoy looking online the day after Easter, because everyone is showing off their eggs-coloring skills. Here are a few of my favorites from this year.Pantone eggs from Jessica Jones
Illustrated eggs from Alisa Burke
Gold dipped from Fabulous K
And lastly, Allison's fabulous neon eggs, colored after a busy weekend of pirate parties, Easter brunches and lots and lots of baking.
It's gotten to the point where my mother just gives me a bag of jelly beans for Easter. I'm picky about chocolate, indifferent about Peeps, and I really just munch on the jelly beans.If she was inside my head, however, she no doubt would collect a few of these items for a first-class Easter basket.Start with a Market Tote. It's the perfect size, reusable and really elegant.
A live plant is the perfect way to welcome spring--this Spanish Lavender from Terrain
is beautiful, and will remain fragrant all year.
Go for really good chocolate. My go-to place is John & Kira's. This ladybug gift box
is so delicious (but really, so is anything from their assortment).
Lumiere candles are made here in Central Ohio, but they ship nationwide. The Lilacs In Rain
scent will fill your home with the fragrance of fresh-cut lilac branches--it's heavenly!
Finally, tie up the basket with a lovely spring scarf. You can find less expensive versions at Old Navy or Target, but hey...this is my dream Easter basket, right? So I'll take this Calypso St. Barths
one, thank you.
What would be in your perfect spring basket?