Holiday Gift Guide: Natural Treasures

Natural treasures from the earth make harmonious accessories for the home. At my favourite store in London - Anthropologie - I was swooning over the lustre of mineral home accessories and bar essentials to step up your Christmas entertaining. I literally wanted everything! Geodes, marble and capiz shell are used in the design of precious gifts and utensils. Beautiful gifts for others or yourself that will make you the hostess with the mostess this year. But I also spotted beautiful ceramics and … [Read more...]

Decorate for a Party

What I love most about the holiday season is that I get to organize and host so many parties. Besides Christmas and New Years Eve, December is also my birth month. Entertaining is definitely one of my  favourite things to do. Whether it is a Christmas party, a Chinese New Year party, or a Valentine's Day high tea, I always find a reason to host a festive gathering. So when I heard that Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring published a book about decorating for a party, I was beyond excitement, and … [Read more...]

A Valentine Breakfast for Two

Valentine's day is just around the corner. If you haven't made plans for a romantic getaway or cosy dinner it's still worth to do something special, so why not start the day of with a memorable breakfast? It can be quite simple and you can set the table the night before. A few heart shaped sandwiches, Kusmi love tea, blushing berries, and exchanging sweet little notes are enough to set the tone. And if you really want to woo those old flames (or new), you can throw in some champagne. Just … [Read more...]

Basking in the simple things

During my holiday break I finally got to have a closer look at two books that have been sitting on my desk. One was a birthday present, and is a Dutch book called Gezelligheid in Wintertijd. (coziness in winter time) The book inspires us to have a cozy winter at home by celebrating traditions, playing games, making ice candles, cooking and baking heartsome foods and celebrating winter in our decorations. It's all about creating total bliss at home outside the Christmas season but still in … [Read more...]