Summer Hostess Gifts

As people come out of hibernation, in the northeast at least, they want to mingle.  That sad social calendar is now becoming overbooked.  I find, it is always a good idea to have a ‘ready to go’ hostess gift arsenal.  For the stocked gift I never want it to be too large or have the hostess think, “oh great, where am I going to put this?!” I like small thoughtful gifts. Of course for some well planned, close friend’s party you may want to get something special and specific but it is also great to have some special gifts on hand, just in case! Some guidance below of some perfect summer hostess gifts in varying price points, you’re welcome! Cheers!


hostes gifts1. For the millennial sibling or close friend- emoji coasters 2.For the social friend – overserved cocktail set 3.For the hostess who likes her wine (and likes it cold!) – wine cooler 4.For the splurge hostess gift – goyard matchbox 5. For the hostess with kids – beginner chopsticks 6. For the homemaker (can include a fun drink recipe)  – citrus juicer 7. For anyone, it smells amazing, perfect for a powder room – capri candle

New England Beach House, Guest Bedroom

With the weather warming up just a bit, the mind naturally travels to summer.  New England beach interiors are all about blue and white for me. Nautical and brass accents just emblazon this theme even more.  Feeling the summer momentum building, I pulled together this beach house guest bedroom.  Cheap and cheerful and filled with all things New England beachy.
This is the first of a series I will try to commit to on Wednesdays, of either a room’s décor, style focus or a design roundup.  Hope you enjoy!

Beach bedroom 2

1. Sophia Flushmount 2.Serena and Lily Bed 3.Nightstand 4. Monogrammed Pillow 5.Bedside Lamp 6. Rope Mirror 7. Lee Radziwill 8.Merida Dhurrie


Some other beach bedroom inspiration!

Interior Design: Victoria Hagan- Nantucket- Architectural Digest

Victoria Hagan

Interior Design: John Knott and John Fondas- Summer house in Maine (amazing!) – House Beautiful

blue and white2

Interior Design: Suzanne Kasler/ Architect: Les Cole

Maine, the way life should be – Architectural Digest