Tour a Beautiful Mary Beth Wagner Designed Dallas Home 

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Mary Beth Wagner Design | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

 

Tour a Beautiful Mary Beth Wagner Designed Dallas Home 

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Create a Relaxing Guest Room for the Holidays

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Beautiful Eyelet Dress by Sea

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Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Instant New York Times Bestseller

 

 

 

Perfect for Christmas Gift Giving

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Dryer Balls a Part of the BIG TENT SALE

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Pom Beanie for Holiday Gift Giving

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2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 
 
 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

GIFTS FOR HIM  

 
 

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOK

 

 

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR KIDS

 

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF BOOK TOUR

 

 

WILMINGTON, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

Open House at Inlet Blue Market and Porter Co Book Shoppe with Stephanie Gray
Porter Co Book Shoppe
303 S Topsail Drive
Surf City, NC 28445

CAPE CARTERET, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | 12:30PM

Talk and Signing with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Western Carteret Library
230 Taylor Notion Rd
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 | 12PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Luncheon with Beaufort Historic Site
Coral Bay Club
1901 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
TICKETS

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 | 11:30AM

Crystal Coast Country Club Author Luncheon
152 Oakleaf Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
PRIVATE EVENT

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Dinners at Beaufort Gro & Aqua
TICKETS

BEAUFORT, NC | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 | 1:30PM

Peachtree Bluff Double-Decker Bus Tour
Leaves from 100 Block Turner Street
Beaufort North Carolina 28516

 

 

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House Tour: Christmas in Peachtree Bluff

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas–and the release of my new holiday novel, Christmas in Peachtree Bluff yesterday is making us feel very merry and bright!

 

 

Thank you so much to everyone who showed my book so much love on its launch day yesterday! If you’re looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping–hostess gifts, teacher gifts, something fun for that hard-to-buy-for sister-in-law–signed books make great gifts!

 

 

This story is the fourth book in my popular Peachtree Bluff Series–but can easily be read as a standalone–and is full of Christmas cheer!

 

 

Last year, when we weren’t having the Christmas I was dreaming of–full of big family gatherings, packed Christmas parades and parties galore–I decided to write the holiday I wished we were having. Christmas in Peachtree Bluff was born!

 

 

New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews said Christmas in Peachtree Bluff “is as sweet as a candy cane, heartwarming as a cup of cocoa, and as endearing as the familiar sights and sounds of a small town Southern Christmas. It’s the kind of gift readers will unwrap with glee. I’m predicting reading and re-reading Christmas in Peachtree Bluff will quickly become a treasured holiday tradition.”

 

 

And Booklist said: “Like authors Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe, Harvey offers what appears to be a simple beach read but expands to honor the forgiveness and hope possible with family and community support.”

 

 

This gorgeous home filled with holiday flavor is giving us that exact same feeling!

 

 

It is just the kind of warm and welcoming place we can imagine matriarch Ansley Murphy and her three daughters in my Peachtree Bluff Series, having their family celebrations. From big family meals,

 

 

To tucked in tight for Sugar Plum Fairy-dreams,

 

 

To the perfect place to dress for every holiday fete and gathering, 

 

 

This stunning home is making us feel full of holiday cheer!

 

 

We hope that Christmas in Peachtree Bluff makes you feel the exact same way!

 

Architect: Ross Piper

Interior Design: Clary Bosbyshell

Photography: Emily Followill

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF released yesterday is the biggest way thanks to all of you!  Pick up your copy that Mary Kay Andrews called  “the kind of gift readers will unwrap with glee” and E! said, “We dare you not to wish you were a member of this family as you read about their attempts to come together to save their town as the storm of the century approaches.” Check out the trailer below!

 

 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

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2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 
 
 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

GIFTS FOR HIM  

 
 

 

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF BOOK TOUR

 

 

WINTER PARK, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 10:30AM – 12PM

“Books and Bites” in Conversation with Kristin Harmel
Writer’s Block Book Store
316 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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KISSIMMEE, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 2 – 4PM

Solivita Circle Talk and Signing
Solivita Palms Amenity Center
1055 San Clemente Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34799

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 | 6PM

B&N Mount Pleasant Signing
Barnes & Noble
1716 Towne Centre Way
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

MYRTLE BEACH, SC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 11:30AM

A Moveable Feast sponsored by Litchfield Book Store
21 Main At North Myrtle Beach
719 North Beach Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 5PM

Pelican Bookstore at Talk, Sip & Sign with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd NW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MOREHEAD CITY, NC | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 | 11AM – 12:30PM

Books & Bellinis with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Dee Gees Books & Gifts
508 Evans St
Morehead City, NC

BEAUFORT, NC | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 | 2 – 3:30PM

“Trick or Read” Sip & Sign
Beaufort Linens
331 Front St
Beaufort, NC, 28516

SUMTER, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | 5 – 7PM

Sumter County Museum Author Reception
Sumter County Museum
122 N Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | 12 – 1:30PM

Kiawah Island Cassique Club House Talk & Signing
Cassique Golf Club
100 Old Cedar Lane
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

SOUTHERN PINES, NC | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | 4PM

The Country Bookshop
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities
555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern
Pines, NC 28387
TICKETS

VIRTUAL EVENT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | 7PM

Virtual Event with Ron Block and the Cuyahoga County Library

RALEIGH, NC | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2021 | 2PM

Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
MORE INFO | TICKETS

BLUFFTON, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 | 4PM

A Christmas Cookie Event With Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey
Montage Palmetto Bluff
477 Mt Pelia Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
NOTE: This is a private event for residents of Palmetto Bluff and their guests.

WILMINGTON, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

Open House at Inlet Blue Market and Porter Co Book Shoppe with Stephanie Gray
Porter Co Book Shoppe
303 S Topsail Drive
Surf City, NC 28445

CAPE CARTERET, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | 12:30PM

Talk and Signing with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Western Carteret Library
230 Taylor Notion Rd
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 | 12PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Luncheon with Beaufort Historic Site
Coral Bay Club
1901 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
TICKETS

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 | 11:30AM

Crystal Coast Country Club Author Luncheon
152 Oakleaf Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
PRIVATE EVENT

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Dinners at Beaufort Gro & Aqua
TICKETS

BEAUFORT, NC | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 | 1:30PM

Peachtree Bluff Double-Decker Bus Tour
Leaves from 100 Block Turner Street
Beaufort North Carolina 28516

 

 

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10 Details that Create Stylish Living Rooms & More

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Marshall Watson Interiors

 

 

10 Details that Create Stylish Living Rooms

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Runners Perfect for Every Room in Your House

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Loving Studio McGee

 

Loving All Things Studio McGee

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Beauty Items Perfect for Summer 

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Favorite New Arrivals

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Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with Design Chic! We love seeing you here all year long. 

 

Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…

 

2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

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GIFTS FOR THE HOME 

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR HER

 

 

 

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GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

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GIFTS FOR HIM

 

 

 

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HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR KIDS

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

Tour a Beautiful Whittney Parkinson Design Renovation & More

 

Tour a Beautiful Whittney Parkinson Design Renovation

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Shop Terrain Christmas decorations and ornaments

 

Everything You Need for Christmas Decorating

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Gifts for Everyone On Your List

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Favorite Holiday Gift at 50% Off + EXTRA 60% Off Sale

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BIG SALES Now Through December 2

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2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 

 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR HIM

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOK

 


 

HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

Tour the Beautiful McGee Home & Black Friday Sales

Studio McGee and McGee and Co family home
Lucy Call Photography

 

 

Tour the Beautiful McGee Home & Shop the Look Here at 20% Off

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Serena & Lily blue and white bedroom

 

Holiday Ready Guest Rooms

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Luisa Brimble Photography

 

Black Friday Deals on Beauty Products

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Bestsellers all at 25% Off

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Cyber Deals Up to 50% OFF

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WEEKEND SALES

 

20% OFF Sitewide + Free Shipping – serena and lily

Sale of the Season 20% OFF  – shopbop

30% OFF Everything – anthropologie

60% Off Sale and 50% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

25% Off Sitewide  – one kings lane

Up to 50% OFF  – nordstrom

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

 

 

2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 

 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR HIM

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOK

 


 

HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

Preparing for the Holidays

holidays shopping with Serena & Lily round table in entry

 

Are you ready to get started with holiday preparations–a little early? We know we are!

 

 

Holidays shopping with Serena & Lily entry with round table and round chandelier

 

 

We love picking out the perfect gifts for the people we love–especially when they’re holiday decor gifts–and we’ll be shopping while the turkey cooks. (Although we’re thinking the shopping will take significantly less time.). 

Holidays shopping with Serena & Lily living room with sectional sofa

 

 
Throws and trays always top our list of great gifts for those friends that are just impossible to buy for, and when it comes to the intersection of quality, style and uniqueness, these are some of our very favorite. 


 

Holidays shopping with Serena & Lily chaises lounge in living room

 

We have filled our homes with Serena & Lily throw pillows and love the comfort and the incredible quality. Fluffy, full inserts (Go a size bigger than the pillow for that extra fluff!) and darling details add that little something extra that we’re always looking for.

 


 

 

riviera stools with Serena & Lily at the holidays
Riviera Stools

 

We have these Riviera Stools, but, if we didn’t, rest assured, they would be on our wishlist! They completely changed the look of our kitchen and are comfortable to sit in to boot!

 


 

Holidays shopping with Serena & Lily bedroom with custom headboard

 

Chic new bedding and gorgeous, luxurious rugs are perfect for giving your home that special holiday spruce,


 

 

Holidays shopping with Serena & Lily bedroom with gallery wall and bench at foot of bed

 

Just like we did in our guest room, pictured here, last year! Serena & Lily bedding is nothing short of luxurious–and this bench is a forever favorite!

 


 

Holiday shopping with Serena & Lily nursery

 

No one does gifts for the nursery better than Serena & Lily.

 


 

hanging swing in playroom

 

And, we have to say, we couldn’t love this swing (And pillows! And basket! And floor pillow! And throw!) any more in our playroom. A hanging swing made a difficult-to-decorate attic slant easy and whimsical, perfect for kids and adults alike. Baskets make great favorite, functional gifts for friends, especially if getting organized this year is on the top of their New Year’s Resolution list. 

 


 

Holidays shopping with Serena & Lily playroom with chaise lounge and bamboo shades

 

Speaking of whimsy… This chaise room/kids’ art space off our kitchen got the perfect finishing touch from a beautiful pair of throws. They’re so cozy to reach for on chilly days and pretty all the time. The details are truly exceptional. 

 


 

bathroom with bamboo shades and bamboo stool from Serena & Lily at the holidays

 

A cute hamper and a darling teak step-stool added the right amount of pizazz to our kids’ bathroom–and that perfect amount of coastal feel in a home by the shore. We love a little bit of a beachy feel no matter where we are. And Serena & Lily, clearly one of our favorite partners in design, does it better than all the rest. 

 

 


 


 

A FEW FAVORITE GIFTS TO GIVE

 

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The Countdown Begins…

 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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HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS

HOLIDAY ATTIRE

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOK


 

    • 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!

 

Cultivating Calm with Cultiver

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As the weather begins to cool, and the days get shorter, we think it must be some sort of natural adaptation to want to draw closer to home, spend more time lounging and create a world that feels cozy and perfectly imperfect. When we saw the amazing products from our friends at Cultiver we wanted to get one of everything!

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