Sneak Peek into the Ivy Lane Holiday House at 116 King

We are pleased to officially announce the Ivy Lane Holiday House at 116 King! We love the holidays at Ivy Lane, everything from decorating our homes, to entertaining friends, to those rare, cozy […]

This Saturday: The First Uptown Block Party!

I hear people grumbling about all the retail vacancies in Old Town and folks are lamenting the demise of brick and mortar, but I’m here to tell them to stop. And here’s why…in […]

The Etiquette Advantage of Thanksgiving Dinner: A Modern Interpretation of Emily Post

Accepting an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner, whether for the first time or the fiftieth, is entering into a sacred agreement between host and guest. Preparing the most celebrated meal of the year is […]

“My battle with breast cancer…and what mindfulness did for me.”

When planning our Mindful Mondays series, Mindful Junkie Gina White wisely suggested that we share a firsthand account of how practicing mindfulness can be beneficial even during life’s most challenging, stressful, and scary times…like […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sometime in the early 2000s, I don’t remember when, through the magic of the internet, I found a wonderful gift store in Kansas City called Curious Sofa. The owner, Debbie Dusenberry, is a […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 23, 2017

Don’t these top picks look so pretty together? The pumpkin, the copper metallic, the rich navy and bright blue, even the sea glass-y / aqua-y green — combined with the lush, shimmery textiles […]

When You Care Enough To Send the Very Best

The first Christmas card was sent in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, who, three years earlier, started the first Penny Post in the U.K. Ever since then, sending your best wishes for the […]

How To Host a *Fun* Holiday Party (Hint: Plan Now)

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Are you excited?! Some of you are. Many of you are lukewarm. Some of you even dread it. But throwing a memorable holiday party – whether it […]

Postcard from Memphis (and Graceland!)

A recent wedding took some friends and me to Oxford, Mississippi by way of Memphis. We arrived early in Memphis on Friday and left late on Sunday so decided to check out the […]

Street Style, Italian Style

I recently celebrated my twenty year anniversary with my husband with a trip to Italy. I haven’t taken a trip with my husband alone for more than a long weekend since our children […]

Mindfulness. (Um, yeah, what the heck is it?)

Can you count how many times have you have seen the word “Mindfulness?” (Well, if you are the guy I talked to last night, the answer would be zero. Where has HE been, […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 16, 2017

A super-cool skirt with a cool-girl styling tip from Alicia, plus hats, booties, holiday cards (yes! it’s time!), a perfect beauty gift, and a statement necklace that all feel just right as we […]
Penny Post Grand Opening

Penny Post Grand Opening

You might remember me telling you about our new paper store, Penny Post, this summer. Well, I’m pleased to announce that we are open and ready for business! On September 11, exactly 10 […]

What To Cook Right Now: Boktoberfest

I’ve heard from several readers that you are interested in recipe tips, ideas for dishes, and instructions on how to best use new and interesting ingredients. Ask and you shall receive! For my […]
Natural Beauty Secrets

My 5 Natural Beauty Secrets

Beautification is a daily ritual for me. Religiously, I set aside time every day to take care of my hair, skin, teeth, and body. It’s the way I relax, center, and practice self-care. […]


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