Ready for Christmas in Beautiful Buckhead

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Are you holiday ready? Suzanne Kasler’s Buckhead home certainly is! And we feel like we’re getting there…

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The mantels are decorated and the pilot lights are lit in preparation for Christmas Eve fires. (No wood-burning fireplaces here, sadly enough.)

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We have decorated our trees and oohed and aahed over each ornament–and the memories that go with it. From the Christopher Radko wedding gifts to the Simon Pearce balls that mark the passing of each year to the handmade treasures from each year of school, every ornament has a special meaning.

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And the crystal is washed and the silver is polished in preparation for days of celebration. 

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The presents are mostly wrapped and underneath the tree. From scooters and laser tag to iPhone 8s and iPads, Carolina blue cashmere to our favorites of all, sparkly things in small, small boxes, they are ready and waiting for Santa’s arrival!

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We think we’ll take a note from Suzanne Kasler and keep the flowers simple this year. There is nothing more beautiful–or more Christmas-y–than fresh greenery and bright berries. 

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The best part of the holidays comes after the presents have been opened and the turkey has been eaten, after the carols have been sung and the PJs are on, when everyone sits around the fire sipping cocktails or hot chocolate to reflect on another year well spent. 

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To remember where each has come from and plan for what will be better in the year ahead. 

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It is these small, simple things, the wreaths on the front doors, the silver sugar dishes full of candy canes, that set the stage for a magical holiday season with family and friends, that is full of good cheer and maybe, if you’re really lucky, even a little rest. 

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As Suzanne Kasler beautifully portrays, with a few snips from the great outdoors, the stage is set for a memorable holiday season. Are you ready for the holidays?

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Suzanne Kasler Design

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Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing  day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster),  about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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For more Gift Giving Inspiration, visit our Holiday Pinterest Boards

 

 

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Christmas in the Adirondaks and Gift Ideas

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A Fabulous Gift Guide

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WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

40% Off Sale and 30% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

New Items Added to Sale + an additional 20% off – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Favorites for the Home – design chic

Our Favorite Christmas Gift – amazon

 GIFTS FOR HER

GIFTS FOR HIM

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GIFTS FOR THE TRAVELER



 

DRESSING IN STYLE

 

 

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From Our House to Yours…

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It’s almost here! It’s almost here! We had the best time at family Christmas #1 yesterday. Lots of food and lots of fun. The snowball slingshot launchers were by far the biggest hit with boys 4-7. Thank goodness the snowballs were fabric, as it was 80 degrees here! As you can see, the stockings are hung by the chimney, just waiting for Santa to arrive…

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And the table is reset and ready for more Christmas cheer….

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And the kitchen is cleared from the beef tenderloin, salad, rolls, carrots, mashed cauliflower, and, of course, chocolate caramel cake. 

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Cookie Party Invitations

We are officially ready for the next event. But, even if we weren’t, our friends at Mixbook have our back, with gifts and invitations ready on the double for every event and gift recipient left on your list.

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Holiday Party Invitation

If you’re wanting to ring in the New Year right or even gather friends and family for a holiday open house, Mixbook has a bevy of beyond gorgeous invitations to make the season bright!

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What will our family be getting in their stockings? Photo books from Mixbook, of course!  This photo of little Will and my dad, his Howdy, just watching the boats go by. It’s such a reminder of how those simple, small moments add up to something really big. 

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You know we’re huge fans of gold… and calligraphy… and there were so many chic themes to choose from!

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I make these every single year for our families, and, without a doubt, this was the easiest, quickest and most beautiful book I’ve ever made.

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All I did was gather my photos, and let Mixbook’s autofill option take over. Usually, this ends up being a nightmare, but, in the interest of research, I decided to try it out. It was wonderful! I switched just a couple of photos that I wanted to be on the largest pages and that was all! The result was fabulous–and took me maybe thirty minutes tops, including the time it took to gather my pictures. Some years, this is a project that takes hours on end.

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Art Work to Canvas

Speaking of fabulous gifts, Mixbook’s Art Work to Canvas capabilities top our list of favorite, favorite holiday gifts for grandparents, kids, parents and everyone in between. Have you ever seen anything so adorable?

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Metal Art

We’re also loving metal art for offices, kitchens, bathrooms and anywhere that moisture could live or frames are easily broken. 

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iPhone Wallpapers

Long story short, Mixbook has everything we need to make the rest of our holiday season merry and bright.

From our home to yours, sweet friends, happy, happy holidays!

 

 

The Countdown Begins…

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Shop Terrain

 We can’t believe it’s almost time for Christmas! With one week left until the big day, we are excited that we are almost finished with our shopping so we can put our feet up, relax and enjoy some quality family time! Check out some of our favorite gifts for everyone in your life!

GIFTS FOR GIRLS

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 So many great gifts for sisters, mothers, friends and even yourself! Our favorites for giving are this, this, this, and of course this!


 

GIFTS FOR GUYS

 

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    • I’m in the market for a holiday dress and think this one may be perfect, but you can never go wrong with a LBD so I may decide to go with this.  Which would you choose? And these shoes would go with either one.  If I was really feeling festive I’d choose these!
    • How beautiful would this clutch be if I got the LBD? The color is fabulous but the price is unbelievable on this one and I love it!
    • We are going skiing after Christmas and I am ordering this coat and this sweater to help me brave the elements!
    • And these boots look warm and comfy so they are going on my list
    • Last, but not least the perfect hat and gloves!

 


WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% Off your Purchase  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

Extra 20% off Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% off – net-a-porter

New Items added to Sale – wisteria

Happy weekend, friends!

 

Picking the Perfect Present!

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Cottages & Gardens

We can’t believe it’s almost time for Christmas! With 2 weeks left until the big day, we are excited that we are almost finished with our shopping so we can put our feet up, relax and enjoy some quality family time! Check out some of our favorite gifts for everyone in your life!

GIFTS FOR GIRLS

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MORE GIFTS FOR GIRLS


 So many great gifts for sisters, mothers, friends and even yourself! Our favorites for giving are this, this, this, and of course this!


 

GIFTS FOR GUYS

 

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MORE GIFTS FOR GUYS

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS

GIFTS OF JEWELRY


WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% Off your Purchase  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

Extra 20% off Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% off – net-a-porter

New Items added to Sale – wisteria

Happy weekend, friends!

Presents for Everyone!

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We can’t believe it’s almost time for Christmas! With 15 days left until the big day, we are excited that we are almost finished with our shopping so we can put our feet up, relax and enjoy some quality family time! Check out some of our favorite gifts for everyone in your life!

GIFTS FOR GIRLS

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one//two//three//four//five//six//seven//eight//nine

MORE GIFTS FOR GIRLS


 So many great gifts for sisters, mothers, friends and even yourself! Our favorites for giving are this, this, this, and of course this!


 

GIFTS FOR GUYS

 

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ONE//TWO//THREE//FOUR//FIVE//SIX//EIGHT//NINE

MORE GIFTS FOR GUYS

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS

GIFTS OF JEWELRY


WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% Off your Purchase  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

Extra 20% off Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% off – net-a-porter

New Items added to Sale – wisteria

Happy weekend, friends!

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