I first discovered Boy Smells candles in Paris of all places. I was walking around a stunning interiors store and stumbled on this scent in particular, Lanai, which blends orange blossom (my favorite!), along with clove, coal, pink peppercorn, and coconut into one stunning candle that has an unforgettable scent. For $29, it’s the perfect way to gift yourself something this season. Find it here.
What's on your travel itinerary this summer? Are you heading overseas on a European vacation? Maybe you're going on an epic hike somewhere. Or perhaps you're scheduling yourself a staycation not far from home. Wherever you're off to, I hope it's somewhere good. And I hope you'll be able to pack and coordinate your trip (and your memories) in style.
As an über organized person, I thrive on living a clutter-free life. But when it comes to traveling, all of my organizational skills fly out the airplane. I have messy packing lists scattered around the house, random journals and slips of paper, and who knows where my passport is.
This darling journal is slim enough to fit in your purse, but it holds a mountain of information. Tuck your passport inside, write up packing lists on designated pages, keep track of your travel itinerary, accommodations, budget, and favorite finds. And, perhaps most importantly, there's a section inside to capture your daily memories.
If you're going on a trip this summer—wherever it might be—don't leave home without this.
If you're anything like me, you're planning ahead for next year already. And at the top of your list is planning to get a new calendar. I recently spotted this one both at Stripe in Santa Cruz and at Anthropologie and it's a gem. With a simple approach and feminine flair, you won't be tired of it in a few months. At $28, this beauty by Rifle Paper Co. will hold up in any home.
On a recent trip to New York, I found myself standing before an unfamiliar and enchanting storefront. It was on the corner of Broadway, past massive stone pillars and through behemoth wood doors flanked by ornate, strange chandeliers. I was Alice standing on the edge of the rabbit hole—I knew before entering that I was going to get lost in a kaleidoscope of the bizarre and the beautiful.
And that’s what happened. I meandered from floor to floor of ABC Carpet & Home, running my hands over distressed nightstands and huge, rugged slabs of wood that topped dining tables. I stared at the rainbow of scarves that evoked far corners of the world, and sniffed eco-friendly candles that are made in my own town, thousands of miles away in California. My eyes grew wide and my jaw slackened at the sight of jewelry cases filled with elegant boho accessories. And on and on the journey went. It was like eating at a new restaurant, one with a menu that is both too extensive and too mouthwatering to allow for any real decision-making. Overwhelmed by the sheer mass of gorgeous décor, furniture and other wares, I left empty handed—except, you could say, for my newfound obsession with this store and the life goal of saving up to someday decorate my home with its wondrous objects.
While The Penny Rose is a fashion and beauty blog, we often talk about style and how it affects every part of our lives. Included in the mix, of course, is when your fashionable style bleeds into your home decorating choices. (It all blends together, right?) So every so often we take a look at some non-clothing items. Consider these gorgeous ceramics to be "accessories."
Created by Paper and Clay in Memphis, Tenn., these Scandinavian-inspired ceramic pieces are created by the talented artist, Brit McDaniel. From ring dishes to full dinner servings, her work is striking and modern, and must-haves as I renovate my kitchen.