Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another candle craving

I love Niven Morgan candles! Not only because Niven is a friend of mine, but because his collection's delicious scents truly capture an entire room.

My all-time fave is his "Gold" candle (above), but right now I'm crazy for the wintry "Spicy Patchouli" too, which makes my place smell like the holidays.

His collection comes in many shapes and sizes, but I like the $40 candles that come in the sleek black ceramic square because I reuse them for flower displays. Click here to check them out.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

That's a wrap!

As many of you probably already know, Martha Stewart's hip home decor magazine Blueprint bit the dust earlier this week.

I am so sad because I really liked the rag. To pay my respects, I wanted to tout these cool black and white wrapping papers designed by the magazine that are available for free by downloading them here.

A fashionable gift

Everyone loves a chic candle.

Now I know $65 isn't cheap for one of the little wax wonders, but Jonathan Adler's "Muse" candle comes in a ceramic pot that makes it totally worth it.

Not to mention that you'll save on gift wrap since all its groovy box needs is a simple bow and note. Check it out at

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thrifty art

I just bought this abstract limited-edition $20 masterpiece at my favorite art site,

Hurry, at posting time there are only 144 left!

In the bag

Turn your friends and family green this holiday season with Envirosax. The eco-chic company sells super stylish shopping totes that are only $8.50 a pop!

Show off your sassy treehugger side and buy these re-usable bags at

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sweet stationery

My friend Mary in Texas has one of the most adorable custom stationery companies out there. Dubbed Sprinkles Invitations, all of her self-designed, cheerful cards are just as sweet and modern as she is.

Her website is and she's offering a three-day turnaround right now for those that need to get out a super cute Christmas card asap.

I recommend the campy-meets-cute "Birdy" photo card above...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Quick gift idea

Here's a gift for the stylish hostess that has everything: monogrammed soaps and hand towels from Land's End.

The simple yet classy box set is only $24.50 -- yes, that's for all three soaps, 15 towels and personalizing! Check it out now under home furnishings at

Horray for this tray!

A stylish tray is a decorator's little black dress: it works for all occasions and never goes out of style.

My new favorite is this faux snakeskin dandy that only costs $30! Visit to dress up your bar or coffee table with it for the holidays.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Holiday doormats

Love this cheerful medallion doormat from World Market.

It's only $14 and will look great through Valentine's Day.

Check it out at

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Brand to know: Kit + Lili

Need a stylish bed for Fido? Or how about a floor cushion for near the fire?

Grab a seat at The small but savvy site offers 100-percent canvas cushion squares with groovy hand-printed modern patterns.

Each one costs $88 and comes with an insert.

Shop 'n save

Here's a little holiday present to you. Click on the links below or plug in their corresponding coupon codes for discounts up to 50-percent!

Yankee Candle Just click link for savings ($10 off $25 until Dec. 22)

Linens 'N Things Coupon Code: 223823997733 (20% off until Dec. 31)

Macy's Coupon Code: MACYSFRIEND or MACYSFF or CFF117 (20% until Dec 3)

Designer Linens Outlet Coupon Code: FRIENDS77 (50% off until Dec 3)