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All the Deals You Need to Know for Black Friday + Cyber Monday

If you need anything (or just want something), now’s the time. Here are some popular Black Friday sales… some are only today, other’s last through Monday.

ELECTRONICS
Apple: Gift card up to $200 on iPhones, Apple watches, iPods, iPads…
Best Buy: Thousands of deals

DESIGNER FASHION
Coach: 50% off bestsellers
DVF: 20% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
Goop: 20% off Goop-branded fashion & beauty & home
Intermix: Up to 75% off; includes new arrivals
Net-a-Porter: Extra 15% off sale items
Rag & Bone: 25% off everything with code TAKE25
Shopbop: Huge savings with code MORE19
The Outnet: Up to 85% off + extra 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY
Tory Burch: 30% regular + 60% off sale, $250+ with THANKS
Vince: 25% off everything, $200 purchase + with GET25

EVERYDAY FASHION
Ann Taylor: 50% everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
Anthropologie: 30% off everything + free shipping
Banana Republic: 50% all regularly priced items
Club Monaco: 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
Eileen Fisher: 20% off with code THANKS
Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY
J.Crew: 50% off reg. prices + extra 60% off sale w/FRIDAY
L.L.Bean: 20% off with code THANKS20
Loft: 50% off with code FRIYAY
Madewell: 30% off with code GIFTWELL
Vineyard Vines: 40% off faves + 25% off sale with BLACKFRI19

FITNESS FASHION
Athleta: 20% off with code LAYERUP
Lululemon: Savings for all.
Outdoor Voices: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS25

DEPARTMENT STORES
Bloomingdale’s: Lots of discounts
Macy’s: Extra 20% off + free shipping at $25 with BLKFRI
Nordstrom: Up to 50% off for everyone
Saks: Gift card with $150+ purchase with THANK19SF

EXCLUSIVELY KIDS
Hanna Andersson: $25 PJs; 40% off everything else
Maisonette: Up to 30% off + free shipping

BEAUTY
Blue Mercury: 24 samples with $200+ purchase
Goop: 20% off Goop-branded fashion & beauty & home
Sephora: $15 and under deals

HOME
Anthropologie: 30% off everything + free shipping
CB2: 15% – 25% off
Crate & Barrel: 30% off sitewide except furniture
DWR: 15% off Herman Miller + free shipping
Framebridge: 20% off black frames
Hayneedle: Up to 80% off
Horne: 15% off with code HOLIDAY19
Jonathan Adler: 30% off sale + 25% off all else +free shipping
Lulu & Georgia: 25% off everything with code BIGTHANKS
Lumens: Up to 75% off lighting + furniture
Parachute: 20% off everything
Pottery Barn: 25% off everything + free shipping with BLACKFRIDAY
Serena & Lily: 25% off almost everything with THANKFUL
West Elm: 15%-30% off with code SAVEMORE
Williams Sonoma: Up to 75% off

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Serena & Lily Thank You Event

Style Carrot’s partner in design Serena & Lily is serving up its Thank You Event. Right. This. Minute. During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off! This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. (Note: sale items, gift certificates artwork, and bikes are excluded.) Just use code THANKFUL.

Since I don’t host the holidays, I don’t need many serving pieces beyond what I already have. (I entertained ideas of quiet, chilly Thanksgivings on Cape Cod, but I think we’ve only done that once, with little fanfare.) Each year we head to Fairfield County, Connecticut to celebrate with my husband’s family.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

This year we brought the kitty and let him have free rein of the house since the cat-in-residence is no longer. It’s a pre-Civil War farmhouse, so there are lots of nooks and crannies for him to explore. This morning while I staged photos of Serena & Lily swag for you, he jumped right into the action.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

I have a lot of coffee table books. I really love this one—Travel Home by Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel, with gorgeous photographs by Peggy Wong. (The cobalt blue glass is my mother-in-law’s collection.) The book features 20 homes with that incorporate international flavor from far-off cities including Marrakesh, Paris, and Tokyo. Travel Home is currently $30 at Serena & Lily with code THANKFUL.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

I rested my morning tea (Earl Gray, black) on my Serena & Lily Granada tray. (The silver is family heirloom. I like the pink runner; I’ll have to ask where it’s from.) The tray is a new offering of Serena & Lily’s own design made from laminated birch. It’s available in small, medium, and large rectangles as well as large and small round ones. This is the small tray on sale at Serena & Lily for $43.50 with code THANKFUL.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

It looks pretty here, but I’ll bring the tray home with me to put ton the shelf next to my desk, where my tea will live in the morning. A few weeks ago I dumped half a mug of Earl Gray on my laptop. I’m now, needless to say, working on a brand new computer. That was totally not in the budget.

I also just ordered this Turkish cotton hand towel with hand-knotted tassel fringe from the Serena & Lily Healdsburg bath collection  for our powder room. I think the Pink Sand color will work nicely with the neutral sand-toned wallpaper. And be much more fun to dry my hands with than a traditional towel. The Healdsburg bath collection now starts at $12 at Serena & Lily. Use code THANKFUL at checkout. 

Serena & Lily Thank You Event 25% Off Sale

S H O P P I N G

1 Healdsburg Bath Collection
2 Granada Trays 
3 Travel Home by Caitlin Flemming
4 Woodbury Serving Boards
5 Escape by Gray Malin

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Just In: 2017 Best Nine Instagrams

Happy New Year to everyone. I thought I’d share my top nine most liked posts on my three Instagram accounts this year. I hope you’ll follow me if you’re not already. And have a happy and healthy celebration tonight.

I’ll start with my main Insta account @StyleCarrot. As you can see, Boston cityscapes, Globe Magazine roundups, and the Women’s March. And, obviously everyone loved the hot cocoa bar at the Ritz Carlton.

2017 Top Nine Instagrams StyleCarrot

Next up, @StyleCarrotCurates, where I post art that I see and live with.

2017 Top Nine Instagrams StyleCarrotCurates

First row: Leslie  Graff painting from MassArt Auction; Lisa Houck, Cindy Clements,Roberta Nigro Hall, Beca Piascik at the SMFA Sale; Babette Herschberger’s abstracts in “The Texture of Light” show at da Fonseca Contemporania in Ft. Lauderdale. Second row: Kristen Texeira at Room 68 in Boston; artist Joe Digg’s studio; Duncan Johnson at Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown. Third row: Linda Cordner’s encaustics and more at a  Provincetown pop up gallery by Beth Kantrowitz of BK Projects;Watercolor and embroidery by Regina Jestrow in “The Texture of Light” show at da Fonseca Contemporania in Ft. Lauderdale; prints pinned up during open studios at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Finally, this past summer I started @StyleCarrotCape to capture all my great Outer Cape finds.

2017 Top Nine Instagrams StyleCarrotCape

First row: A Truro guest house in the native mid-century modern style; The Canteen restaurant in Provincetown; works from a printmaking class at Fine Arts Work Center. Second row: Budd Hopkins painting at PAAM; wood sculpture by Damien Hoar da Galvan at Castle Hill auction; the jetty to Long Point. Third row: Boston Globe Magazine’s holiday gift guide featuring Twenty Boat rum from South Hollow Spirits; a gray day at Provincetown harbor; and back in Boston trying a smoothie at Juice Press to quell my craving for a smoothie from Chequessett Choc0late.

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Just In: Serena & Lily Calistoga Towels

Serena & Lily Calistoga Bath Towels Have A Subtle Monogram

Serena & Lily (a favorite StyleCarrot partner) sent over a stack of basically the luxury bath towels ever.

I love, love, love these Serena & Lily Calistoga bath towels. The towels are made from Turkish Aegean cotton in long, fluffy, loopy fibers that stay super soft after washing. They are very absorbent and dry quite quickly too.

I know this will come as a shock, but I am pretty particular about towels. I am constantly searching for bath towels that have a wide, flat banded trim that stretches the full width of the towel. That’s harder to find than you think. Not only do I dislike the often fussy looking patterns, but when the banding doesn’t run the full width it inevitably shrinks and puckers. No good.

I tend toward white bath towels but I was feeling a little crazy and went with the aqua Calistoga towels, which are a misty green/gray tone. The color looks especially good against the weathered wood of my outdoor shower. I also love the subtle S&L monogram.

Serena & Lily is offering 15 percent off valid for one week only. Just use code “TOWELCRUSH15”

Here’s a little photo tour of my new Serena & Lily bath towels:

Serena & Lily Calistoga Bath Towels Folded Stack In the Hall

From the front porch up the front stairs, here are the Serena & Lily bath towels waiting in the hall. That abstract painting happens to be by Serena & Lily artist Ellen Levine Dodd.

Serena & Lily Calistoga Bath Towels By the Bookshelf

Ah, the towels have made it down the hall to my workspace. Can you tell how plush the towels are?

Serena & Lily Calistoga Bath Towels Outdoor Shower

Finally, the towels take up residence on the back deck. It was a perfect day on Cape Cod for indulging in an outdoor shower.

Me And My New Serena & LIly Calistoga Towels In Aqua

Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

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Just In: Cape Dance Festival 2017 Is July 29

The 5th annual Cape Dance Festival is coming up. It’s a highlight of my summer, made even better because my close friend Liz Wolff is a co-founder and organizer along with Stacey-Jo Marine. The event went from a gathering of local dancers on a makeshift stage to a showcase of local and national dance companies at the Province Lands Outdoor Amphitheater in Provincetown, Mass.

This year’s Cape Dance Festival’s main performance takes place Saturday evening, July 29th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $25. You can purchase tickets online here.

This year’s roster includes dance performances by former Boston Ballet star (and current ABT principal) Jeffrey Cirio’s company Cirio Collective (his sister Lia Cirio of Boston Ballet and other Boston Ballet dancers are part of the group too); Benjamin Schultz of Martha Graham Dance Company; Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen; and others.

For younger dance enthusiasts there’s the 2nd annual Tilli’s Family Show on Sunday, July 30th at noon at Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro, Mass. The 45-minute family-friendly program features Boston-based tapper Ryan P. Casey, whose “freakishly clean footwork” Dance Magazine called “reminiscent of Fred Astaire.”

Here are some highlights I took last year at Cape Dance Festival 2016, which featured Cirio Collective; Martha Graham Dance Company; Joshua Beamish/ MOVE: the company; Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen; and more. Hope to see you there!

Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016

Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016

Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016

Joshua Beamish/ MOVE: the company • Lloyd Knight + Zhongjing Fang

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016 Charlotte Landreau

Valérie Lacaze Le faune était une femme • Charlotte Landreau

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016 Joshua Beamish

Joshua Beamish/ MOVE: the company • Joshua Beamish

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016 Catherine Cabeen

Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen • Catherine Cabeen

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016

Vacanti Ballet • Chris Phillips and Lucas Klinge

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016 Charlotte Landreau

Martha Graham Dance Company • Charlotte Landreau

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016 Cirio Collective Lia Cirio

Cirio Collective  Lia Cirio and Isaac Akiba

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Cape Dance Festival Provincelands 2016

Dancers waiting in the wings.

Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/Style Carrot

Click here for tickets to the Cape Dance Festival 2017 on July 29 and 30.

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