Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and many of us have been invited to someone’s home to partake in the holiday festivities!  Etiquette 101 tells you not to go empty-handed, so I want to share some great gifts for any host or hostess.  

Ralph Lauren Decanter

Ralph Lauren Cocktail Party Decanter

A modern yet classy approach to crystal barware!

Diptyque Winter Candle

Diptyque Winter Candle

In a tone of blue, which happens to be one of my favorites, this elegant candle evokes the cold, biting North wind and then a wood fire and roasted chestnuts!  Both sides, enveloped in a balsamy facet, irresistibly attract us to this world of contrasts that nourishes life.

Bianca Tray

Bianca Tray

Bianca Tray

Antiqued-brass rails add warmth and sophistication to these gorgeous trays. Extremely versatile, they can be used for serving or on the top of an ottoman acting as a coffee table alternative and make attractive accent pieces as well

Oscar de la Renta

 Oscar de la Renta: The Style, Inspiration, and Life of Oscar de La Renta

A dear friend and the inspiration behind my book, Soirée Entertaining with Style, this beautifully updated edition of the original 2002 volume, brimming with iconic fashion photography and images from de la Renta’s personal albums, gives an inside view of the designer’s creative inspirations and private world.

Juliska Cocktail Plate 1

Juliska Cocktail Plates

Juliska Firenze Medici Cocktail Plates

Inspired by the ancient art of handmade Florentine papers, delightful cocktail plates feature a marbleized pattern of swirling gold and platinum. They add a bit of Italian mystique to entertaining and offer a festive backdrop for small bites.

Janice Minor Cheese Dome

Janice Minor Antler Cheese Dome

Janice Minor proves again that there’s definitely an art to entertaining. Here she combines natural elements (and those inspired by nature) to form the perfect cheese domes.

Two Golden Antlers

Two Golden Antlers 1

Two Golden Antlers

Rustic and glamorous all at the same time, this pair of antlers brings organic appeal and a touch of luxury to room decor.  Yes, I have an obsession with antlers….these are beautiful!

Diptyque Amber Diffuser

Diptyque Amber Hourglass Sablier Diffuser

Diptyque is another obsession of mine!  This diffuser is to die for……the scent uniquely notes, both subtle and enchantingly warm, woody, and leathery.

 

Sferra Guest Towels

Sferra Guest Towels

European-woven linen guest towels with contast-color borders and delicate hemstitching bring a fresh and elegant touch to the powder room or guest bath.

Flask 1

Flask

Leather Geometry Flask

Leather wrapped and stitched with style, this handsome handmade flask has an air of rebelliousness. Real cow hide leather is wrapped and stitched onto a premium stainless steel six-ounce flask to create a piece the man of the house will love. Designed, made, and finished by hard-working hands in Austin, Texas.