Reflecting on 2014


2014 – what a year it has been, dear readers! One of the most joy filled (and busiest!) year’s of my life, as I sit here cherishing the final day of this incredible point in time, I can’t help but do a little reflecting. This year my loving husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world – our absolute greatest blessing! -, I co-authored a modern manners book, and made the one and only MBB my new full-time focus (next to being a doting wife and mom of course!). As always in life, challenges and hiccups arose along the way, however I strived to find the shimmering silver lining, discover solutions, and be thankful for even the tiniest of victories. 2014 will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am tickled pink to think of what is ahead in 2015. And so, I hope you’re surrounded by loved ones and a glass of bubbly tonight as the ball drops at midnight, and I wish you a safe and happy New Year’s! See you in 2015!

Wrapper’s Delight

A lover of beautiful presentation, I have always believed gorgeous wrapping makes a gift that much more special. Perhaps this belief is something I inherited from my grandmother, as I fondly remember watching her open presents at Christmas or on her birthday, and she treated each gift like a priceless treasure. She would thoughtfully admire the colorful paper and satiny ribbon, and then delicately remove both from the package so as to not even create the slightest tear or snag – it was as though she cherished the wrapping as much as she did what was underneath. Absolutely charming, right?

And so, as you play Santa this year (ho ho ho!), and stock up on festive paper, decorative ribbons, embellishments, and gift tags, I want to enchant you with a little “wrapper’s delight” via Sugar Paper and Rifle Paper Co. Two of the chicest stationery houses on the market, Sugar Paper and Rife Paper Co. have the most lovely wrapping paper and clever gift tags that will jazz up any holiday parcel so you too can captivate loved ones. Happy wrapping and happy holidays!