Smells Like…

Smells Like…

In the vast universe of home fragrance, between all the different brands, there are literally thousands of options encompassing candles, reed diffusers, incense papers, sprays, scented balls, and even the old school potpourri. Here’s a recommendation for one of the best, sexiest candles I’ve found.

VOLUSPA embodies the holy trinity of home fragrance: scent, packaging, and price. For all my Boulder readers, you can find this candle at Fiori Flowers. For the rest of you, I recommend Google.

Best Style Basics

Best Style Basics

the basics of style

In the word of fashion, it’s important to be mindful of the basics of style.

When you’re dazzled by incredible fashion, sumptuous prints, feminine detailing, plays in proportion, the mixing, matching and styling of it all, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the basics of style: the black and white, the neutrals, the monochrome, the simple, the staples.

Every woman should have the following in her closet: tank tops in black, white and grey (James Perse or Splendid). A silk or cotton camisole in ivory (Hanro or J.Crew). A plain white t-shirt. The more you love and experiment with fashion, the more important these pieces become. They anchor an outfit that, infused with novelty and indulgence, would otherwise be too much.

Scarf Sense

Scarf Sense

I bought the most beautiful Faliero Sarti scarf today and spent a good ten minutes in front of the mirror figuring out how to wear it. Wrapping a scarf can be a daunting undertaking. My best friend and perpetual style pupil (which has much more to do with her humoring me than actually needing any help) once mentioned my prowess with scarves, but it’s only because I play with them. There is no wrong way to wear a scarf. There is also no one way. There are better ways, cooler ways, more interesting ways, and you find them by playing. So give yourself ten mirrored minutes, an open mind, and you’ll see…

Take A Seat

Take A Seat

This is a pouf. It’s sort of an ottoman, sort of a stool and is a great option for additional seating, especially in a room that’s pressed for space. When not in use, put them on either side of a large piece of furniture (sideboard, buffet, bookcase) or flanking the fireplace (as I did in my old apartment).