I’m taking a trip to Central America in September, and am resolved to fit everything for two whole weeks into one standard-size carry-on. This means being at peace with the notion that I will wear the same few things over and over. Which is fine: as I’ve stated in the past, I always wear the same things over and over anyway. Given the climate, I’ll be bringing along the kind of superlight cottony clothes that are inevitably all wrinkled by the time I reach my destination and unpack. So I’m bringing along my new Jo Mangiano Go Mini steamer, which is truly quite mini, works just as well as its larger counterpart, and rings in at just under $15, which is hard to beat.
We’ve got a tie this week, because it is impossible to declare one of these items cuter than the other. (Also, I like how they look together.) First up: leopard print cloth napkins sound like a perfectly awful idea, but these are so dreamy all faded and watercolory.
Sure I never cook, but this star-studded cutting board is so far up my alley that it might just inspire me to start.
Generally speaking I can’t bear anything that’s too twee, but then I’ll visit the Coral & Tusk website and get sucked right into the vortex. This leather embroidered travel journal, for instance, feels like it needs to be mine.
I only use cloth napkins—it impresses guests, and always makes my takeout feel that much more civilized. And my collection is impressive, but none are quite so perfect as these.
This sachet has Hostess Gift written all over it.
Is it obnoxious for a forever-beginner-level yogi such as myself to show up to classes with a kind of flashy mat? Part of me thinks you have to do a pretty mean crow pose to make such a statement. But part of me doesn’t care—and that, of course, is the part I’m inclined to go with. Shopbop’s got a ton of really cool ones to choose from. Here’s option #1.
And here’s #2, which I like because it looks like a rug I might actually put in my home.
And from Anthro: this little slice of heaven, which is probably my favorite of all.
I am so totally falling down the Fornasetti rabbit hole.
Coolest dartboard ever.
Just such a cool and cheerful print.
It is nothing short of amazing—given how long I have coveted this Eames bird and how often I give in to my material desires—that it is not mine yet.
Splurgetastic but so good.
Surely I have posted about this Fornasetti owl candle before, right? It is just way too far up my alley for that not to have happened, no?
*Which is a reference to this classic bit.
A little lady power with your coffee?
If I’m not here to let you know that Liberty of London now makes tents, what am I here for?
At long last: a sugar bowl that even I—a serial breaker of sugar bowls—can’t destroy.