I’m in Florida this weekend checking up on our house and enjoying the sunshine before returning to California on Tuesday. Friday I went to the sand sculpting competition on Siesta Key beach, what fun to see so much creativity rising from the white sand of one of my most favorite places on earth. I posted a few images on Instagram stories if you’re curious about the festival.
This time of year I wrestle with how to make seasonal gift and decor recommendations without making the month all about buying stuff. I prefer to highlight creativity and ideas for celebrating the season. I decided this year to post the roundups and gift recommendations all in one place on a singular published page which I’ll update every other day. I’ll be sharing the category recommendations in Instagram stories so you can find the updates there, gifts for hosts, gifts for him and her, etc.
Looking for a great party dress? That’s the latest roundup on the Holiday 2023 Page, find lots of festive frocks posted there including the sequin dress I bought for myself for a soirée in December. Coming up on the blog this week, two easy holiday DIY projects you may wish to try!
Favorite links from the week:
This cozy modular cabin getaway in Victoria.
Mixing architectural styles: this Craftsman with a modern ADU addition.
This pine garland is the most inexpensive and realistic I’ve found this season. I bought four of them.
Simple and sweet: this minimalist wood Christmas village.
This historical explanation of the color violet.
These cleverly made plank personalized plate chargers.
All the different ways to prepare turkey for Thanksgiving.
I will miss visiting these brick and mortar stores.
Love chinoiserie? Learn how to paint from an expert.
10 unexpected countries to consider for your next international trip.
Isn’t he the most charming greeter?