I was instantly in love with the LilahV Modern Line found on Etsy. This collection of handmade jewelry features mid-century beads made by a European designer from the 1940's through the early 1960's. The designer had disappeared and the entire collection was lost for decades. Just recently the beads were found buried in a factory! (Crazy, cool story...the Jimmy Hoffa of beads?!?)
All of these original beads were painted on the on the sides with solid platinum followed by 22k gold for a gorgeous effect. The color pallet is ridiculously perfect with every combination.
LilahV. Vintage materials, modern design at its best!
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One of my favorite gifts this holiday was from my sister who knows how much (a) I LOVE maps and (b) I LOVE a good puzzle.
These Personalized Hometown Puzzles from L.L. Bean feature an extract from the Delorme topographical map base centered on YOUR home! How cool. And the center piece is your home address - even shaped like a house. Adorable (and a great place to start!)
Mine is actually in progress and I'm loving the challenge...not sure which is more difficult - all of the open country or city streets?!?! I will be obsessed until it is done...tonight!
I would definitely add this to my gift guide for all occasions! SO fun for a housewarming or wedding gift.
Photo credit: L.L. Bean
I am a bit obsessed with Minted's new line of party decor supplies.
Minted always ROCKS but when they apply their spot-on indie design to party supplies, they really know how to close the loop when throwing a party. The patterns, the color palettes, the pieces, the wording. Love it!
Perfect party details for any occasion - a birthday or holiday party, a baby or bridal shower or a New Year's Soiree, no matter what party package you choose. See the full collection here.
Chock full of artful goodies - bunting, garland, signs, confetti and even centerpieces and stickers - it's like getting a Pinterest board starter kit in a box!
Photo source: Minted
I was drawn in by the texture and color palette and then they had me at Hope. Believe. Carpe Diem.
I am loving the collaboration between New York jewelry designer, Catherine M. Zadeh (better known to be found in Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman) and Restoration Hardware. Of this comes the chic yet rugged "Words to Live By" collection of uber cool bracelets.
Even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kids Wish Network, an international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories and improving the quality of life for children experiencing life-altering situations.
Drink wine. Give to charity.
ONEHOPE wine has been popping up at a number of celebrity weddings and events lately. And for what better reason than 50% of the profits are donated to charity. So awesome.
I love that what was started by eight friends as a personal mission to help a friend who was fighting cancer has turned into a thriving business based on a simple principle: giving back is good business.
Now one of the most recognizable cause brands, ONEHOPE has raised over $750,000 for a wide range of charities. An effortless way to make a difference...and more proof that passion is powerful.
This unique label is available in hotels, restaurants and in retail locations in select markets across the country. You can always visit ONEHOPE online and see if they ship to your state.
Let's give everyone hope and make a toast to ONEHOPE!
Photo credit: ONEHOPE