In Search of Pretty Paper Products…

July 31st, 2012 Posted in Stationery | No Comments »

I’m always on the hunt for pretty stationery, though I really should write more notes to adequately justify my shopping habits.  I’ve accumulated a ton of stationery over the years, which includes being gifted boxes of them during Christmas stocking stuffer exchange (which reminds me, I owe someone a letter and I’m ashamed to say I’ve been letting it slide for weeks now).  I adore the cutesy ones.  If you’d like to stock up, here are some of my favorites mentioned below.  I love Galison’s gorgeous file folders; a great alternative to the usual manila ones if you want to dress up your filing system (makes even more sense if you have tabletop file holders).

*Oopsy, apparently I had written on this topic quite some time ago and overlooked this.  Please also view File in Style.

*Photocredit: MeriMeri & Galison

 

Luscious Candles by Himalayan Trading Post

July 27th, 2012 Posted in candles, Decor | No Comments »

I ventured back into a local gift shop recently, post-yoga practice, already knowing what I wanted to purchase even before setting foot onto its front steps…  A child-like excitement over their gorgeous Himalayan Trading Post hand-poured soy wax blend candles; the Anise & Black Pepper and Apple Cinnamon to be precise.  I’m saving the Apple Cinnamon until the onset of autumn =)…  Something special to look forward to…  I love the aromas, the consistently even and clean burn that soy candles are known for, and the reusable container (which the shop owner didn’t fail to highlight).  Yes, this beautiful mercury glass container can be re-used over and over with a favorite votive or tea light to your heart’s content!  Place it on a desk, table, nightstand, mantle, shelf, to brighten up any space.  Don’t just take my word for it… happy shopping!

P.S. I’m enjoying the delicious scent of HTP’s Bourbon Vanilla at this very moment.  Planning to also buy a second Bourbon Vanilla as a gift to a very lucky relative.

*Photocredit: Amazon.com

TOMS Crochet Classics

July 27th, 2012 Posted in Fashion, shoes | No Comments »

A cute and comfy shoe which also supports a great and worthy cause =).  Please check out TOMS.  It’s been quite popular so I had to buy a pair and see for myself.  I love sporting my black crochet classics with a pair of jeans and solid tee.  For extra foot support, add a Dr. Scholl’s or cut-to-fit shoe insert.

*Photocredit: TOMS