Today I Love

30 Jul


I love when I find something new and it truly makes me giddy.

This is exactly what happened when I met Araya Jensen of Wind & Willow Home at Alt NYC last month.

First of all, her name is so cool...it's pronounced like "A ray a..." sunshine? Yes. Secondly, she is from MINNEAPOLIS! Instant MN love. And thirdly, her dipped business card and products are off the chain!


A wonderfully beautiful collection of handmade gifts and housewares that are most definitely inspired by nature but with a fresh modern twist. The dipped collection makes my wish list every time.







Today I do love these happy housewares. {Smile.}


signatureHeather o xo


Photos courtesy of Wind & Willow Home





10 Jul


Oh my gosh...miniature things are just so darn cute but to be cute AND practical. That's unheard of! Unless you are a Minimergency Kit from Pinch Provisions.

Truly a MUST-HAVE for every bride!

The practicality of the contents is obvious...each kit includes 21 must-haves for the future Mrs. Right: hairpspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, Shemergency tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshner, dental floss, adhesive bandages, facial tissue, blotting tissues, bobby pins, antacid and even extra wedding bands! Wow!

And to fitt into these chic fun zip pouches that truly fit into the palm of your hand! Genius.


There is even one for the groom!


And I adore all of the options for those not concerned with planning nupitials...new season, new reason to update my Minimergency Kit!





Honestly, I'm not sure why everyone doesn't have one of these for travel?!? Best party favor ever. Best gift ever. Perfect for your mom, BFF, sister, bro, nanny, roomie...everything you need in a pinch!


signatureHeather o


Photos courtesy of Pinch Provisions

02 Jul


Deep breath.

I have been wanting to share Mark and Graham for-EVER. I think I get too overwhelmed because I just love EVERYTHING. SO, I am just going to bite the bullet and share some of my faves because you need to be checking them out if you don't already.

I stumbled upon them when I was putting together my gift guide last holiday season and I have not left them alone since?!? They have become my definite go-to gift shop for wedding, showers, birthdays, graduations, hostess...and of course, treats for myself! Too much perfection at Mark and Graham.

A monogram freak since I got my first Papagallo bag when I was 8...I was taken by these words on their site.

"We believe that a mark is more than a symbol;
it's an artful mingling of typography and design
that turns a gift into a personal gesture."
-mark and graham

Brilliant. You had me at mark...

Check out their amazingly fresh, cool products and monograms...and add them to your wish list, stat! Here some immediate faves of mine.

Undeniably obsessed with their clutches and totes (ask my friends!)...




I am in love with their brass jewelry collection!


Calling all of my sea side and sailing friends, this nautical collection is spot on...


And I can't get enough of the home collection...one of each, please?!?




And my most recent purchase, these stunning copper mugs, ideal for a family favorite libation, the Moscow Mule...cheers!


And the icing on the cake is the impeccable gift box (complimentary every time!) It honestly makes me melt before I even see what's inside!

markgrahamgiftbox2.jpgNow go make your mark...Cheers!

signatureHeather o


Photos courtesy of Mark and Graham


25 Jun


There's nothing better than going up north to spend the weekend with friends at their cabin. One of my favorite things about Minnesota (and Wisconsin) - and summer.

I was recently in Hayward, WI and my main mission for the rainy day was to get some taffy at Tremblay's Sweet Shop (another Today I Love...I little restraint here!)...however, I happened to stumble upon a wonderland of leather, craftsmanship and a fresh take on the moccasin in more colors and styles than imaginable. It was truly love at first sight.

Itasca Leathergoods is a haven for the most fashion-forward moccasins on the market. Minnesota-made and taking up residence in the quaint resort town of Hayward, WI. What a gem! How did I not know about these?!?!

So many color combinations. Plus, cow, buffalo, elk and moose hide to choose from. And even the fluffiest of sheepskin! I could hardly wait to try on a pair - and when I did they felt like butter on my feet. Sold!


And check out this AWESOME wall...love this idea!


You can also make a custom pair with any color combination. I instantly thought these would make THE best gift for your wedding party in your custom colors!


And the men's mocs rock too...


Itasca Leathergoods is a great story with great american-made products. Your feet will thank you and be the envy of everyone! I love these today and everyday...


signatureHeather o


18 Jun


I can't believe I did not have these as my water bottle staples before jsus recently?!! bkr bottles are not only stunning but ALL CLEAN EVERYTHING.

I love the bkr story of two friends sharing the belief that beauty can inspire real change...and that green can be beautiful. And beautiful are the bkr bottles. Glass + silicone.

The silicone sleeves are of the most fetching color palette...so hard to just choose one! And then the limited heart edition. Swoon!


Go green. Drink better water. Own a statement water bottle that not only looks good but does good and will be the envy of everyone. Go bkr.


signatureHeather n


Photos courtesy of: bkr



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