Holiday

A minimal grey dining area, with a silver wreath decor hanging atop, a minimal sitting bench coordinated with the dining table. Image via Marks&Spencer.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Addict

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Christmas season is such a joyful time; it’s a time of giving and giving without the expectation of getting – pure act of loving. There’s so much joy in that.…

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A little girl is on her toes wearing deep red ankle socks with white stars, as she apparently is reaching out to a Christmas tree with gift boxes under it

An Open Letter for a More Minimal Christmas

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The holidays are coming. Yessss! My son has began to countdown to Christmas eve, he’s actually old enough to do that! Gosh, they grow fast. (Better said: we grow fast)!…

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View of Elisabeth's fireplace with a fire going in it, and plenty of Christmas decor on the mantel creating a very cozy vignette. Led lights illuminate the fake pine garland and the ceramic white decor houses resting on either end of the mantel. Image by Velvet for Te Esse.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decorating

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Elisabeth and I love Christmas. It’s a holiday filled with some great childhood memories, strongly etched due to the family traditions that my parents established long since. Now, it’s our…

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For Mother’s Day: Stylish Gift Ideas

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New and Old Moms Today I’m really excited. Elisabeth has arranged for our mother to come over and take some photos of us (yes, all imagery is by Elisabeth). Mother’s…

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A yellow runner and a yellow egg wrapped in a towel like a bunny face, surely makes a great Easter decorating idea. Image via John Lewis.

Easter Decorating Ideas

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As I’m writing these lines I’m daydreaming of my Easter destination! Tonight I have to pack because tomorrow I’m off with my family to Syros for our Easter break. To…

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View of a Christmas tablescape from above. Image by Velvet.

A Christmas Note

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In times of uncertainty, overall turmoil and distress, I find it comforting, soothing and healing to spent holidays with my family. I think almost everyone feels the same way. Getting…

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