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Home Goods Round-Up for A Rainy Weekend!!

Yesterday I went into the Port Chester Home Goods trying to find some blue and white objects for my patio. Unfortunately the blue and white selection was pretty slim but there were still many other great things that caught my eye that I wanted to share with you.

These Turkish towels are beautiful. Perfect for the pool or beach!

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This candle holder would look great as a centerpiece. For holidays you could place greenery underneath.

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I really loved this Navy Blue grasscloth desk. There were two and another in a lighter blue. Perfect for working from home!!

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This mirror stopped me in my tracks..I wish I had a place for it..

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There were a few Missoni looking pillows. They would look great as an accent to outdoor furniture!

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This small cube was very interesting…I love the print!!

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Another set of great throw pillows, also perfect for outdoor furniture!

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This wooden flag was really nice in person….

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There were so many acrylic glasses…love the palm trees!

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More acrylic glasses. How cute are the swimmers for out by the pool!!

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These outdoor storage benches were amazing. I am so upset that I left them there…

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A few weeks ago I saw these trays and featured them. Now they have 2 sizes available.

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This navy cocktail table would also look great in an outdoor seating area.

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I also love one or two of these scattered among other outdoor furniture.

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These hanging lanterns are amazing..I wish I had a place for them…

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Love these midcentury side tables!

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I am always asked for storage solutions. These cubbies would be great in a mudroom or playroom or home office.

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I love the details on this cabinet. The woven door and the distressed wood look so good together!

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They had 3 sizes of these storage baskets. The tassel details are so great and would fit in with any decor. Buy one or two for your laundry room, closet or any room where you want to keep things out of sight!!!

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This chest was a little smaller but the style is perfection..this would be great in a beach house or cabana…

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Is anyone having a clam bake?

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Rigaud Candles…If You Know You Know…

Jackie Kennedy brought Rigaud candles to the White House. Halston always had one or two burning on his desk or coffee table. And Frank Sinatra would only have Rigaud candles in his homes. Now you too can have access to these amazing French luxury candles.

I started buying Rigaud during the quarantine. I was sick of buying candles that barely smelled. From the minute I opened the box, the fragrance was lingering. Not overpowering just a really beautiful smell. I bought Jackie’s favorite the Cyprus. A blend of the aromatic sweetness of lavender, the woody, crisp notes of pine needles, and the powerful aroma of cedar wood. It smells heavenly. Recently, I have been burning Rose and it is incredible.

Rigaud Paris candles are considered by many to be the finest, most elegant, and highest quality candles made in the world today. Each candle is hand-poured and inspected to insure a premium quality product. Rigaud candles burn evenly, without leaving any deposit on the glass and they do not tunnel, unlike hard wax candles. Click on the links below to see the products. All of the scents come in 3 sizes, small , medium and large and vary burning times. I have chose a sampling below.

This is the large rose candle. It has 90 hours of burning time!!!

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This is the medium Gardenia. I want this scent next. The medium size burns for 60 hours.

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If you want to sample a candle, I would recommend the small size with the wick cutter. This fragrance is Cythere. It consists of fruity notes reveal hints of jasmine, delicate and transparent, on a slightly musky backdrop. This candle has 23 hours of fragrance.

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Here is the Reine de la Nuit candle. Reine de la Nuit (Queen of the Night) is a light and sensual fragrance created around a lavish and mysterious flower. A heady oriental scent like an evening melody.

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This scent is Jasmine Green Water. Part of Rigaud’s Single Flower Family, Jasmin has a fresh essence of bitter orange and jasmine petals mixed with the sweet, mellow warmth of the orange blossom. Ideal for spring and summer months.

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This is the Lilas Mauve. Lilas is a part of Rigaud’s Single Flower Fragrance Family which focus on a single flower whose fragrance stirs strong emotions, such as rose, jasmine, or lilac. This Lilas candle has all the delicacy of fresh springtime lilas, with touches of the green freshness of Lily of the Valley and a touch of powdered ylang-ylang.

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Vesuve is part of Rigaud’s “Woody” fragrances which known for being both warm and elegant. All contain rare and precious essences such as amber and incense. Vesuve has notes of cedar, warm and spicy notes of cinnamon and cumin which bring personality to it’s scent.

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I love the little black and white zebra “travel” candle…

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The Rigaud fragrance diffuser is ideal for instantly creating a scented atmosphere in the house. Keep this a short distance from textiles such as drapes, cushions, curtains, rugs and carpets is enough to pleasingly scent them. It’s a simple way to give the entire room a pleasant fragrance. Very long-lasting in true Rigaud quality and style.

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The Rigaud fragrance spray is ideal for instantly creating a scented atmosphere in the house. One press on the pump at a distance of about one meter from textiles such as drapes, cushions, curtains, rugs and carpets is enough to pleasingly scent them. It’s a simple way to give the entire room a pleasant fragrance.

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I saved the best for last. This is Jackie’s and Halston’s favorite, Cypres. Cypres is a part of Rigaud’s Aromatic Fragrance Family which brings the freshness of the Mediterranean forests into your home. Introduced to the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1960, this is a blend of lavender, the woody, crisp notes of pine needles, and the aroma of cedar wood. This fragrance is deceivingly mild–not at all overwhelming–but a lovely, elegant, fresh scent suitable for any room or occasion.

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Here is a shot from the Netflix Halston series…notice the 2 Cypres candles on the coffee table.

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The Blue and White Patio

I am starting to think about my Patio for the Summer season. Last year I switch it up a little and incorporated a lot of blue and while and I loved how it looked. I am going to expand on that again this year. Hopefully add more blue and white planters with boxwoods, some blue hydrangea, and a few more blue and white urns. I also want to add a blue and white tablescape. I found some great ideas on Pinterest. I love the way the table looks with the ginger jars and white table cloth and the polished chrome lantern in between. I also love the idea of adding succulents to a large blue and white bowl. There are so many good ideas below!! Happy Decorating. PS Today was a good day…I stopped in Home Goods and they had a ton of blue and white containers. HG Round Up coming soon!!!!

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Setting the Table For Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend to all my fashionistas!!! I think mom deserves the best table-setting of all. I started thinking early on of what I would do for a special mother’s day table. Of course, I went to Pinterest for some inspiration. And, here is what I found. I love all the arrangements on the tables below, especially the one where all they used all succulents for the centerpiece. So clever…I do love the look of tulips, all the colored glass and the gold flatware. I also love all the the chargers from the bamboo, to the gold to the floral. There are so many good ideas in this post. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with…Send me all of your photos. Oh and Bon Weekend!!!!!!

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Flowers So Gorgeous, you will not believe where these designs appeared…..

A few weeks ago a friend introduced me to Cassandra Held of Cassandra Held Designs. I was looking for a florist to work on a project with me and Cassandra’s name came up because of her unique and uber fabulous arrangements. I flipped over her designs from the moment that I contacted her. I knew already that most of her clientele was mostly pretty high-profile projects and very influential and creative people. What I did not know, until much later, was that she also provided arrangements for the Met Gala. MY FAVORITE!!!! Remember the night I went…well sort of…As if I had not already fallen in love with her beautiful creations..I then became obsessed. I had to meet her. Luckily Cassandra is relocating closer to Westchester shortly and she is going to have a pop-up at the Westchester Mall every weekend from now until Mother’s Day on the 1st floor right across from Sephora. I went last weekend and bought a gorgeous preserved rose arrangement, for a dear friend and the really pretty silver orb vase with the pink and green plant for myself. I see it on my desk every morning and I literally have never loved an arrangement so much. It is so simple yet so dramatic. It just puts me in the best mood every time I look at it. I am sure you will find me at Cassandra’s pop-up one of the next couple of weekends, or maybe even tomorrow!!!

Here is my beautiful perfect little arrangement!!!

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This preserved pink rose is so simple yet so impactful at the same time! I am going to buy some of these for gifts. They last forever.

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The colors in this arrangement are so vibrant…really simple but such a statement!

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This is just so cool…I love the shape these blooms take in that container nothing else is needed…

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Again…I love these colors, the orange and green just pop!! Also the greens add a really cool texture to this piece.

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Another breathtaking arrangement with such vibrant colors and texture..

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Here is the fabulous little preserved rose arrangement I bought for my friend. I chose this one because the natural look of the wood branch halo and gold stones just made it look so perfect for any decor, from traditional to mid-century modern to my favorite Hollywood Regency!!!

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A Gem In Larchmont

I am so happy to introduce you to a new amazing shop in Larchmont called Taaru Majeure. The Shop owner Mama Faye has the best eye. She imports all of her items from Senegal and she told me that the name Taaru means beauty. And everything she sells is truly a work of beauty. I went to her shop last week and was blown away by the fabulous selection of merchandise. I honestly could have brought everything home with me. Here are some of my favorite items but you can also check out the Taaru Majeure website as well.

The selection of bags, made from calf hair and exotic skins is incredible. Also, those fabric bangles are so affordable and look so great stacked. They will be perfect for the summer.

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The straw bags and vessels are fabulous. And Mama designed these half moon wristlets. They are perfect to hold your cell phone during a night out.

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Some of the best items were the tabletop section. The woven placemats are perfection. They would be so gorgeous on any table. But I am really excited to invite friends over and use mine out on my patio.

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There is also a beautiful selection of decorative pillows in all colors. This geometric neutral was my favorite!!!

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A nice surprise in the shop was that Mama designs the most beautiful dresses. I am soooo upset that I left this one behind. It was so incredible…and the sleeve…TO DIE FOR!!!

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Here are some of her blouse offerings. The colors are so vibrant and would look great with white jeans!!

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More vessels and placemats. Also check out the decorative fabric clutches. That royal and turquoise is incredible.

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These larger baskets would look good in a family room, kitchen or even a pool house.

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I am dying for a neutral one. Sooo fabulous!!!

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OK, so this look was my favorite. I ended up with this dress and I am sure those of you who know me are not surprised. I, unfortunately, had to leave the pink fur bag behind but it was sooo hard!!!! PS look at the gorgeous blue pillow in the background!!

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There is an entire wall dedicated to fragrance and another to Mama’s own all natural skin care (thats for another post!!!).

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More tabletop items. The assortment also includes woven trays, bowls and coasters. I cannot wait to set a table with all of these..

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Another bag favorite in zebra hair calf!!!

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Go Visit Mama and check out all of her beautiful things for yourself. I’ll probably see you there!!!!!

Taaru Majeure

124 Larchmont Ave,

Larchmont, NY 10528

Tuesday through Saturday

11AM – 5PM