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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide:  If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone, check out these great ideas.  From under $5. to over $1,000., you can spend a little or a lot.  Whether you personalize it, pluck it straight from a shelf, or create it with your own two hands, these ideas are sure to please!  Stop by the shop to see our own collection of great gifts for your special Valentine.

Alphabet Bags Coin Purse $23.

A super sweet coin purse featuring a heart design printed big and bold in red on natural cotton. A thoughtful gift for a loved one or an equally nice treat for yourself!

Lulu Organics $11.

We are crazy about this….and don’t leave home without it!  Great gift for a sister, friend, or even for yourself.  A purse-size version of organic and Talc-FREE hair powder for hair on days of unwash. Ingredients: organic corn starch, white clay, baking soda, organic rice powder, organic horsetail powder, essential oils.

Paperweight by Mark & Graham $35.

With its crystal clear message of gratitude, this substantial and inviting handmade glass paperweight feels amazing in the hand and looks even better in your workspace. A perfect way to say “thank you” when words alone seem insufficient.

SMEG Refrigerator from West Elm $1999.

Keep your cool. An icon of Italian design, the 50’s style Smeg Refrigerator is retro cool on the outside, state-of-the-art on the inside. Featuring thoughtful storage spaces, adjustable shelving and an energy-efficient design, this fridge is both fun to use and easy on the eyes.

Decoupage Tray by John Derian $165.

This decoupage tray is handmade in John Derian’s New York studio using reproduced imagery from his vast collection of antique and vintage prints. Trained artisans cut and collage the designs onto handblown glass.

Needlepoint pillow by Jonathan Adler $165.

Spread the love with Jonathan Adler’s J’adorable Heart Pillow.  Handmade 100% wool needlepoint pillow measures 16×16″ and is velvet backed with a hidden zipper.

Carole King the Legendary Demos $18.

Scrolling through an extensive mp3 list is an entirely different experience than flipping through a perfectly curated vinyl collection. From reading liner notes to dropping the needle onto the well-worn groove of a favorite track, many audiophiles agree nothing quite beats the sound of vinyl. Whether he organizes records by artist or genre, he’ll love the addition of another classic.

Custom dip-dyed Tretorns $65.

The Tretorn Nylite women’s canvas tennis shoe, born in 1964, is regarded as the first luxury sports shoe. A tournament favorite in the era when tennis stars made rock stars blush, and immortalized by 1980’s The Official Preppy Handbook, the Nylite epitomizes Swedish minimalism, making it a favorite for nearly 50 years. Try this fun project to customize these gems for your special someone.  Tretorns available at & RIT dye available at your local craft store.

Thomas Paul glasses case $22.

This sunglass cases is constructed of 100% cotton canvas and hand silk-screened with signature Thomaspaul designs.  Keep your sunglasses safe and chic with this unique carry case!

Susy Jack Tattoos $6.50

A new way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, these love-themed temporary tattoo sets are perfect for wearing, sharing…or tucking into a traditional card. True love is forever…but these are not!

Je T’aime Pendant Necklace $44.

As true as love gets: Yellow Owl Workshop’s pendant necklace comes in a reusable corked glass jar that’s as cute as the necklace itself.


Ombre: The new black

OMBRÉ: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark — ombré noun

If you accidentally (or purposefully) missed out on the Ombré hair trend, you need not worry. Ombré, also known as “dip-dyed” isn’t just for hair anymore, and this spring it’s a trend that can be seen everywhere… food, home accessories, and all over the runway!

We were so taken by this delightfully refreshing color palette that you will see a great selection of Ombré accessories and home goods in the shop over the coming months. Check out some of our favorite Ombré examples below.
Have a favorite… be sure to leave a comment… we always love a good conversation!!! Happy January!

Ombre cashmere shawls available at Design Works, Cape Cod – March 2014

Ombre cashmere poncho available at Design Works, Cape Cod – March 2014

Ombre necklace available at Etsy


Ombre kitchen utensils available on Etsy

Ombre mason jars available on Etsy

Ombre garland available on Etsy

Ombre stairs via pinterest

Ombre bedding by DENY Designs


Gift Guide: gifts for her

I love hunting for the perfect present, something that surprises and delights that special someone!  I especially love giving a gift that is unique and different.  Each year it seems to get a little harder to find things that I have never seen before…but when I do, it is definitely exciting.  Don’t get me wrong… all of the magazines have some great ideas in their holiday gift guides, but for me some of the best presents are those that come from small boutiques and undiscovered, or up and coming designers!  Here are a few of my favorite boutique finds this season.


The Melange Collection by Molly M
In the Melange collection, Molly continues to experiment with new materials – exploring the potential of lasercut leather and metal. The jewelry is a mixture of existing designs made with new materials, and playful combinations of triangles and tabs – largely inspired by designs and techniques used in North and West African jewelry. The jewelry is made with metallic leathers, gold plated brass and rhodium plated stainless steel, and soft coral and mint waxed linen – a shimmery and luxe palette.


Clutch by Shawn Burke
The ultimate in luxurious simplicity. This small zip pouch is handmade in the softest suede and can be used as super a chic clutch or used for personal effects inside your bag .


Claridge & King Zipper Sweater
Don’t you think every woman needs a black cashmere sweater in her wardrobe? We do. Banishing the banal we took a great basic: the shallow V-neck style sweater and gave it some zip—literally.