Kitchen Preparations for a Seamless Holiday Season

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Nina Farmer Interiors

 

As the holidays draw nearer, we’re thinking about all the preparations we still need to make–especially in the kitchen

 

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Robert A.M. Stern

 

Some of them are simple, like gathering all the pot holders and towels and putting them beside the stove. 

 

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Beth Webb Interiors

 

(How do they migrate to different drawers over the course of the year? Maybe it’s the same force of nature that creates all those missing socks in the dryer.) 

 

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Tracy Hardenburg Design

 

Others are more complex like Mom deciding that December 4 was the ideal time to take down her wallpaper and art and curtains and redo the kitchen and breakfast room

 

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Branca Interiors

 

But we think the most important ones have to do with relinquishing anything and everything that no longer has a place in our kitchen.

 

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Paul Bates Architects

 

The Crock Pot we haven’t used in a decade–or at least since that episode of This is Us. (Kidding! Kidding! We use ours all the time.)

 

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Marianne Simon Design

 

The storage containers with no lids.

 

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Coco & Jack

 

The baby bottles from the now seven year old. 

 

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Cantley & Co

 

We’re most excited to clear the clutter, leave a streamlined kitchen for holiday cooking–and maybe even prepare for a kitchen-related gift or two.  

 

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Peter Pennoyer

 

Do you have any kitchen goodies or gadgets on your wishlist this year? We’d love to know what they are!

 

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Tracy Lynn Studio

 

And, more important, what kitchen preparations make your home feel ready for the holidays?

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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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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!

 

Around the Web and Christmas Shopping!

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Concrete countertops in your bathroom

It’s Saturday and we are excited to share some of our favorite finds from around the web with you! Enjoy!

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Urban Elegance in an Industrial Warehouse

It’s Saturday and we are excited to share some of our favorite finds from around the web.  Enjoy!

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Ladurée Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living

 


GIFTS OF GOLD

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GIFTS FOR GIRLS

 

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Preparing for the Holidays!

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Pottery Barn

 

With just 5 weeks left until Christmas, shopping is off and running at our house. If you’re looking for perfect gifts in all price ranges,and if you’re doing a little sprucing up at your house in preparation for a holiday party or welcoming guests for the weekend, we’ve found everything you need!  Happy weekend, friends!

 GIFTS FOR GIRLS

 

STOCKING STUFFERS


 

 

PREPARING THE GUEST ROOM

 

HOSTESS GIFTS

 

Our Favorite for Holiday Gift Giving!

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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Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Serena and Lily

 

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