I aIways love discovering new products, restaurants, books, recipes, stores, etc. … and then sharing those finds with friends. With that in mind, when I find new and exciting things, I’m going to share them with you! I hope you’ll share your exciting finds with me too!
Favorite way to start the day
Every morning, my husband and sit together at our kitchen table and read the paper over a cup of coffee. No morning shows or TV … just quietly reading the paper. During the week we read the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal, and on the weekends we read the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
Hand-painted by the fabulous jdg, these groovy shoes are fun, creative and totally unique. Each pair is made to order, so you won’t find them in any store. Instead, visit www.paintedbyjdg.com to see her designs or even ask her to something new and special for you!
MUNGO LINEN NAPKINS
Made by a small, family-run business in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, these linen napkins are woven on antique looms and are 100% linen with a “true” salvage (the color salvage edge if part of the continuous weave; not sewn on). Unfortunately, these aren’t available online, so to find out more about ordering, call my friend Carrie’s store, 626.577.3400. And to see more of the great stuff she carries, visit Maude Woods online.
SANTA ROSA ETCHED GLASSES
I admit, I love almost everything at my friend Carrie’s store, Maude Woods, but these Santa Rosa etched glasses, which are handmade in Mexico, are so beautiful! Tall glasses, cocktail glasses … even shot glasses. I want them all!
POTTERSEED RAMEKINS FROM MAUDE WOODS
I have fallen in love with these Potterseed Ramekins, available at Maude Woods. Each one is handmade and painted by artisans in South Africa, and has its own unique color-way and pattern. Check them out online or, if you’re in the Pasadena area, stop by and visit my friend Carrie’s store!