And, yes there will be gift guides.
I have to say, I'm a bit obsessed with gift guides...I pour through all the ones in the magazines (Domino used to do the best ones, yes?) and have loved all the excellent guides on the blogs this year (Catherine, Casey and Michelle did especially fantastic ones).
I've been working on my little guide for weeks, sleuthing out all the things I really do want to buy for all my nearest and dearest (and the things I secretly hope I get myself). I also considered the fact that I've spent a lot of time this year doing spending hiatuses and decluttering and generally simplifying, which made me put even more thought into picking things that really felt special and lasting...
So without further ado, the first of the guides. Enjoy!
For The Obsessive "Declutterer" Who Savors Experiences Over Possessions...
A Jar of your famous homemade salad dressing + a John Robshaw tea towel and the recipe / William Sonoma bay leaf wreath / A membership to your local museum, arboretum, botanic gardens, zoo / A box of clementines + some handmade chocolates + a bottle of proscecco / Gifts for Women for Women International
For Your Mama, Sister, Best Friend, Cousin...
(a.k.a. all those rockin' and amazing women in your life)
MCMC's "Maine" perfume / monogrammed rubber stamp from MaeMae Paperie / Madewell's perfect brass bangle / beautiful note cards from Studio Fludd / Tom Dixon's "Etch" votive holder / A subscription to The Gentlewoman
Up tomorrow -- the kiddos!