With Christmas less than a week away I thought I’d share what I’m hoping will be under the tree – and maybe you’ll add them to your wishlist. When I put together my list I always have items I’ve been wanting for months and then a few small trendy items. But if I had to pick one of these items to be under the treet it would be the Isabel Marant suede sneakers – I’ve been lusting after them for over a year. What’s on your wishlist?
1. Lulu Frost Gold-tone crystal necklace
2. Burberry Emily plaid cashmere scarf
3. Comme des Garçons Polka-dot leather pouch
4. Isabel Marant Bekett leather and suede sneakers
Do you find yourself looking for an appetizer to bring to holiday party? Susan of Peas and Love here to share this smart choice to take to your next soiree.
Zesty Rich Hummus
1 can Organic Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
2 small Garlic Cloves
2 Tbsp Tahini
1/2 an Avocado
1/2 cup Water
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Turmeric
Sea salt to taste
Pinch of Paprika
In a blender, bring all ingredients together and blend into a rich and smooth consistency, occasionally scraping down sides. Add more water to achieve desired consistency, if necessary. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle over some paprika. Serve with pita, fresh cut veggies or bread.
Recipe and Prep by Susan Whang // Photo and Styling by Caitlin Flemming
Boot season is quite possibly my favorite time of year. The weather is now colder than normal in San Francisco and in my opinion the only option for shoes is boots - a personal favorite. ShoeMint is a fabulous collaboration between Rachel Bilson and Steve Madden. They have come together to create an eye catching line of boots for everyone.
In order to show you an array of different styles from ShoeMint I had my cousin and I pick out our favorite boots to photograph in a shoot with Emily Anderson. She immediately went for the Holly in army green (which I fell in love with) and I chose the Esther for it’s sleek and clean aesthetic.
What she loved about the Holly was the double zipper look and that it came in a dark army green suede – a perfect color for her wardrobe. Plus they look like a boot both my cousin and I have been coveting, but at a better price point – only $79.95!
The Esther is the classic booties that you can pair with rolled up jeans for a lunch date or dress it up with tights and a skirt for a nighttime look. I love how the suede continued onto the heel.
Today ShoeMint is giving away one pair of boots to THREE readers!
So, which pair do you have your heart set on? Hop over to ShoeMint to take a look at the boots they have in stock and then come back and comment on which pair you’d love to wear this winter. I’m telling you, these boots are even better in person.
Contest ends Friday at midnight. Good luck friends!
PS. Don’t forget you get 30% off your first order here and it’s free to sign up!
UPDATE: Congrats to Samantha, Camille and Lauren for being our winners this time! You’ll be receiving an email shortly.
Photos by Emily Anderson
After fighting a horrible cold over the last part of this week I was finally able to get out of bed to start getting in the holiday spirit. My mom and I enjoyed lunch at Chez Panisse – a new holiday tradition we’re starting this year. The meal was delicious and the atmosphere was absolutely divine for a cold rainy day. The rest of the weekend was spent Christmas shopping, wrapping and finally getting our tree (it’s never too late, right?).
Last week I was incredibly happy to be featured in GOOP – Gwyneth Paltrow’s site as one of her favorite sites she’s reading right now. When I found out on Thursday I couldn’t believe it. I had a “HOLY SH*T” moment when I found out on the bus – everyone probably thought I was crazy, but I was just in shock. Thank you all of the sweet comments on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
I hope all of you had a festive weekend and I hope it continues on into the week!
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
Where do I even begin with this home? More importantly, when is my move in date? The color palette, the couch I’ve coveted for years, glossy white floors and don’t even get me started on how much I would love to work in this work space.
I hope all of you found this space equally as inspiring!
photos from Elle Decor UK by Heidi Lerkenfeldt