Currently Coveting



One.  Holy Chic, Old Navy  ||  Two.  Black & Gold Bobbis,  ||  Three.  Matte Black Heart,  ||  Four.  Little White Lies Canister, Jonathan Adler  ||  Five.  Watch, Daniel Wellington  ||  Six.  Metallic 360 Studs, Bauble Bar  ||  Seven.  Dalmation Stapler, Anthropologie  ||  Eight.  Vintage Chanel Brooch, The Real Real  ||  Nine.  Duffle Grand, Clare Vivier  ||  Ten.  Gingham Note Set, WOM  ||  Eleven.  Pen, Graphic Image  ||  Twelve.  Ring Box, Thomas Paul  ||  Thirteen.  Mini Zebra Pillow, WOM  ||  Fourteen.  Smiley Face Pearl Necklace, Matches Fashion  ||  Fifteen.  Vince Accent Stool, Pottery Barn  ||  Sixteen.  Stop Talking, WOM  ||  Seventeen.  Clutch, Stella McCartney

The Top 15 Essentials Every Bar Cart Must Have

Top 15 Bar Cart Essentials

We’ve had a lot of love lately for our Bar Cart both HERE on the Blog and HERE on Instagram.  We’ve also had a lot of questions, about building a proper bar cart.  So I thought I’d share with you all my top 15 essentials that every bar cart must have.  Cheers!  truly, MKR

One.  Display worthy glasses.  I’m loving these from One Kings Lane…what a great price!  ||  Two.  A shaker.  I collect shakers, but every bar cart needs at least one shaker and I’m loving this one complete with anchor picks for a fun gift or this tried and true shaker.  ||  Three.  Cocktail Napkins, the “cheekier” the better.  ||  Four.  Some flair.  ||  Five.  A proper tool set.  ||  Six.  A Muddler.  ||  Seven.  Fresh flowers.  ||  Eight.  An ice bucket.  ||  Nine.  A candle, because candles really can (and should) go everywhere.  And splurge on one that once done burning can be used to hold something, like swizzle sticks or straws.  ||  Ten.  Cocktail Napkins (yes again) or coasters to mix it up.  ||  Eleven.  A bartender’s dictionary.  ||  Twelve.  Beautiful wine.  While my bar cart doesn’t house the majority of my wine (4 wine fridges do, don’t judge) some of the most beautiful and decorative bottles are out on the cart.  ||  Thirteen.  A Decanter, I’m loving this skull from Pottery Barn.  ||  Fourteen.  Matches.  ||  Fifteen.  A decorative bowl for all the corks because every cart should have a personal collection of some sort, like corks you’ve collected from great bottles opened or vintage swizzle sticks.  Just something that’s personal, and interesting.

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Currently Coveting || Back To School Essentials




No. One.  Russell + Hazel Binder (the chic version of a Trapper-Keeper)  ||  No. Two.  The Rules Letter Opener  ||  No. Three.  Sugar Boo Apple Of My Eye Paperweight  ||    No. Four.  Midas iphone 5 Charger  ||  No. Five.  Russell + Hazel Acrylic & Gold Stapler  ||  No. Six.  The Pencil Factory Carpenter Pencil Set (also available in assorted)  ||  No. Seven.  Sugar Paper “Keep Going” Art Print  ||    No. Eight.  Rifle Paper Vintage Legal Notepad  ||  No. Nine.  Sugar Paper Petite Notepad (love these options too)  ||  No. Ten.  BKR Water Bottle  ||  No. Eleven.  The Ultimate Friendship Bracelet  ||  No. Twelve.  “Text Me” Key Ring  ||  No. Thirteen.  “Bien” Bag (so much better than a backpack)  ||  No. Fourteen.  Clare Vivier “Oui” Shirt (for French class of course)  ||  No. Fifteen.  kate spade new york 17 month planner (because when you’re going back to school in August you need a fresh start.  Also available in shelfie print.)  ||  No. Sixteen.  Fuji Instax Mini Camera (to capture the memories)

**P.S. To celebrate academia we’re offering 15% off ALL “back to school” items in The Shop now through Friday.  Use code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout.  Happy shopping Loves!

Kitchen Confidential



One.  Rest in Grease Spoon Rest, Waiting On Martha  ||  Two.  Organic olive oil, Williams Sonoma (trust me investing in great olive oil is worth it.  THIS is also a personal favorite of mine)  ||  Three.  Berry Basket, Waiting On Martha  ||  Four.  Le Creuset Butter Crock, Williams Sonoma  ||  Five.  Lavender Plants, One Kings Lane  ||  Six.  Rolling Pin, A Sunny Afternoon  ||  Seven. Breakfast Tea, Bellocq  ||  Eight.  Apron, Williams Sonoma  ||  Nine.  Sponge Worthy Dish, Waiting On Martha  ||  Ten. Burgundy Wine Glasses, Williams Sonoma  ||  Eleven.  Olive Wood Bread Knife, Williams Sonoma  ||  Twelve.  Embroidered Scrimshaw Napkins, Thomas Paul  ||  Thirteen.  Hobnail Butter Dish, Waiting On Martha  ||  Fourteen.  Mauvile Copper Stock Pot, Williams Sonoma (oh how I LOVE copper)  ||  Fifteen.  Gingham Napkins, Pottery Barn  ||  Sixteen.  Anchor Bottle Opener, One Kings Lane (sold out, but I love THIS one)  ||  Seventeen.  Chemex Coffee Maker, Williams Sonoma  ||  Eighteen.  Salt & Pepper Shakers, One Kings Lane  


Currently Coveting || The Scarf Necklace

The scarf necklace by MIGNONNE GAVIGAN NEW YORK as seen on Waiting On Martha

A few weeks ago while perusing some of my favorite blogs I saw the most amazing necklace.  Or was it a scarf?  Who knew?  All I knew is I wanted it, but with time being what time is (a thief), I simply pinned the image and moved on with my day.  Then I saw it again (a different design, but I knew it had to be the same).  So I took this as a sign from the universe and clicked over to Mignonne Gavigan.  MG is the insanely talented creator of these amazing scarf necklaces that I am now lusting, coveting, wish listing, obsessing, etc, etc, over.  Not only are they some of the most exquisite pieces I’ve laid my eyes on in awhile, they’re so original, which is hard to come by these days.  Plus they would go perfectly with my uniform of boyfriend shirts and jeans.  Now the questions, which one?  truly, MKR

Currently Coveting


From left to right, top to bottom…Flamingo striped candle sticks (also available in multiple colors)  ||  kate spade new york toucan earrings  || gold pouf (mini and large version)  || “party” bobbi (also available in rebel and love)  ||  J.Crew Panama hat  ||  Ceramic pineapple  ||  Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville mixer (single and triple)  ||  Anchor cocktail picks  ||  Serena & Lily peacock chair  ||  Essie mint candy apple nailpolish  ||  Minni & Emma palm phone case (also available in an ipad cover)  ||  Rifle Paper rapido notepad  ||  Gold & Gray tassel bracelets (also available in dark, grey and light wood)  ||  Tropical Banana Leaf print  ||  Serena & Lily rattan bar cart  ||  River Island pineapple shorts  ||  Williams Sonoma margarita glasses  || pouf (mini and large version)  ||  Billabong pompom sandals

Currently Coveting || Red, White & Beautiful



From left to right, top to bottom…S&B needlepoint flag flask  ||  Anchor stopper  ||  H&L needlepoint flag hat, also available in green  ||  Gorjana Griffin star studs  ||  Red, white and blue anchor cocktail picks and shaker, also available in navy, red, lime, and clear  ||  Loeffler and Randall  Starla sandals  ||  Saint James shirt, an absolute favorite of mine  ||  Ahoy extra large match boxes  ||Barmaid bottle opener  ||  Current Elliott boyfriend jeans, the BEST boyfriends on the market  ||  Found leash  ||  Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweater  ||  One Kings Lane star lights  ||  S&B needlepoint flag key ring  ||  Chuck Taylor Allstar sneakers also love the high top version  ||  Star sparklers

**P.S. we letting our Blog readers shop our 4th of July sale just a tad early!  Take 15% off all “SUMMER” items with code AMERICA at checkout beginning today.  xo

Decorating With Flowers || Quirky Animal Vases

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I could live without many of life’s little luxuries, fresh flowers however would not be one of them.  Flowers bring instant joy and life to a room and they make a house feel like a home.  And where there’s fresh flowers there must be vases. Currently I’m obsessed with quirky vases, or rather vases with personality.  Vases like these white and gold animals.  I mean you can’t look at these little guys and not be happy!  They’re perfect for holding just a few bright blooms (because lets face it fresh flowers can be expensive) and they make the perfect hostess gift.  Plus when they’re not brimming with peonies or tulips on your nightstand or coffee table they’ll look fabulous on your desk full of pens and pencils.  So Loves which animal are you most fond of?  truly, MKR

Photography  ||  Haley Sheffield

Shop more vases with personality…

Currently Coveting || Celebrate Dad

Fathers Day Gift Ideas


For the Sports Enthusiast…Leather Heads “Big Blue” football  || Caddyshack flask  || needlepoint golf hat  ||  Nike Air Max Light sneakers  ||  Lemon Ball baseball

For the Cocktail Connoisseur...Williams Sonoma jalepeno-lime cocktail mix  ||  roll-up bartender set  ||  The Kings Distellery Guide to Urban Moonshining  ||  bourbon key chain  ||  “Don’t Drink & Ride” flask  ||  One Kings Lane tennis ball glasses

For the Constant Professional…“Not a Hair Out of Place” comb  ||  maroon dot bow tie  ||  Ted Baker watch  ||  Vineyard Vines shirt & bow tie  ||  shoeshine brush  ||  Salvatore Faragamo cufflinks  ||  Warby Parker Haskell glasses

For the Adventure Seeker…Onward & Upward water bottle  ||  Rover shoulder bag  ||  “Let’s Go” art print  ||  “Paddle Your Own Canoe” paddle board set  ||  “Be Brave” jack knife  ||  travel cup  ||  Mosi “Hugo” bicycle

Currently Coveting



From left to right, top to bottom...Gray Malin Bermuda  ||  Gray Malin swimsuit  ||  Bote Paddle Board  ||  One Kings Lane + Tracy Reese beach towel  ||  One Kings Lane Sunny Life paddle boards  ||  G&G tassel bracelets  ||  Sloane Ranger anchor shopper  ||  Julie Vos turquoise studs  ||  J.Crew phone case  ||  Life’s A Beach notebook  ||  Clare Vivier fanny pack  ||  Bkr bottle  ||  Carrie Forbes Suite loafers  ||  Julie Vos lapis studs  ||  One Kings Lane Sunny Life Brampton beach radio