We’ve been adoring fans of Meg Shackleton’s Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry for ages. A Matchbook girl through and through, Meg’s keen eye for color and zest for celebrating the everyday leant themselves beautifully to this charming San Francisco soirée. From French 75s with frozen berry garnish to yards of lush garlands, it’s the perfect piece to welcome the holiday season! Read Meg’s tips on entertaining and more…
The Matchbook girl…loves to dine al fresco! A roundup of our latest summer entertaining favorites (those seashell cheese knives?! Yes, please!).
Clockwise from top left: Ruffle Cake Pedestal, Crate & Barrel / Lemon Salt and Pepper Shakes, Williams Sonoma / Cambridge Silversmiths Jubilee Flatware, Target / Tiffany Weave Place Setting, Tiffany & Co. / Dot Punch Orange Placemat, CB2 / Seashore Cheese Knives, Williams Sonoma / Monogrammed Cutting Board, Williams Sonoma / Dragon Fly Cocktail Napkins, Barneys / Royal Gate Scroll Cocktail Napkins, Barneys / Juliska Colette Hand Pressed Beverage Glass, Bloomingdales
Happy Valentine’s Day, Matchbook girls! This morning we fell in love with this Mix & Munch Cutlery set from Mod Cloth. What could be better than polka dots and a cheery palette of brights? The Matchbook girl…dines in style!
The Matchbook girl…mixes a mean cocktail! We had such fun putting together our first “How to…” feature — can you see why? ;) Feel free to print out the list of “essentials” and check items off as you add them to your collection (we’ll be doing the same!). Cheers beautiful Matchbook girls!
P.S. To read the full piece check out page 56 in our new February issue!
Raspberry is a fun way to punch up any look, no matter the season! We especially love it in the winter months – it’s cheery but still rich enough to wear with heavier cold-weather pieces.
Whether you resolve to host more afternoon teas or simply drink more green tea in 2012, the Matchbook girl always opts for a pop of color. With vibrant ikat prints, Jasper Conran’s “Kilim” collection is just the thing to spruce up any china cupboard. Sold in pairs of cups and saucers or three piece sets (including a tea pot), you’ll be ready to entertain in no time. Surely you’ll want to view the accent plates too – can’t forget the crumpets!
Leave it to Sugar Paper to design the most charming letterpress pieces we ever did see. Add a bit of sparkle to any holiday féte with their calligraphy and gold foil cheers! coasters (set of 15). And for the perfect touch to any present, this darling cheers! gift tag (set of 20) is sure to do the trick. All of their lovely designs are hand printed in Los Angeles in limited edition, so snatch some while they’re still hot off the press.
PS. For Sugar Paper’s expert gift wrapping tips and how-to, be sure to visit pg.52 of our December Issue
The Matchbook girl… loves her holiday cocktail parties. With a trusty little black dress, vintage bar accoutrement and colorful accents, she is set for a truly spirited evening alongside her family and friends:
Door knocker earrings, ASOS
Shift dress, Anthropologie
Point court shoe, ASOS
Dotted old fashioneds, Kate Spade
Rock candy swizzle sticks, The Little Big Company
Set of three vintage bar bottles, Chic Shop
“Spike the Punch,” “Dance Til Dawn,” “Give It a Twist” coasters, Kate Spade
Ice bucket, The Hour Shop
The Matchbook girl…loves to throw dinner parties, but has been known to burn the roast!
A selection of our favorite kitchen timers… ;)1. Alessi Timer, Bloomingdales, $38
2. Sports Timer (Set of 3), Amazon, $15
3. Tea Kettle Timer, Amazon, $5
4. Campbell’s Soup Timer, Amazon, $8 5. Apple Timer, Amazon, $4 6. Ice Cream Timer, Amazon, $9 7. Classic Scale Timer, Amazon, $21
8. Ladybug Timer, Amazon, $9
9. Pie Timer, Bloomingdales, $14 10. Chicken Timer, Terrain, $13
11. Retro Timer, Bed, Bath & Beyond, $15 12. Twisting Sisters Timer, Mod Cloth, $19