Since Serena & Lily is serving up big savings—its biggest sale of the year—here are six Serena & Lily serving trays in seagrass, caning, and laminated birch, along with other California coastal style serving trays in natural fibers and blue & white schemes. It’s the perfect time to stock up for holiday season entertaining (or just get a jump on summer).
During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off! This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. Just use code THANKFUL.
Style Carrot’s partner in design Serena & Lilyis 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.
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.
I have a lot of coffee table books. I really love this one—Travel Homeby 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.
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.
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.
Edgewater Gallery, which has outposts in Middlebury, Vermont and Stowe, Vermont, as well as Bozeman, Montana, has opened at the Boston Design Center. Hilary Norod, who is an abstract artist herself and a dream to work with, heads the Boston location. Offerings include a selection of abstracts, still lifes, landscapes, and portraits that are accessible and still feel very fresh.
Before continuing onto a sampling of works by ten artists represented by Edgewater Gallery, I’d like to invite you to a pop-up event by Edgewater Gallery hosted by a friend of mine at her home near Davis Square, Somerville, MA, this coming Saturday, September 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please email me (stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com) or Hilary (hilary [at] edgewatergallery-vt [dot] com) if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you there!
My very dear friend, artist Lee Essex Doyle is exhibiting her newest work at Childs Gallery in Boston in a solo show called Chimera. Lee is many things—mother, friend, artist, and traveler. Her wanderlust defines her style and her work.
Lee excels at capturing the essence of a place in her delicately and boldly colored and detailed works, which depict architectural impressions of her journeys, from India to Greece to Italy to Havana.
Here is a sampling from the beautiful show:
Chimera by Lee Essex Doyle at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston through August 30, 2019.
It’s summer (finally) and I’m happy to have landed on Cape Cod. This year our whole little family of four will be spending the entire time here. The boys are working at two of my favorite North Truro establishments, which is fun, because I get to see them in action when I’m out for lunch.
It’s also pretty easy to celebrate the season at home. StyleCarrot partner Wayfair, which is sponsoring this post, asked me to share some tips using items from its Kitchen and Tabletop section. Well, that was easy.
Obviously, I headed right for the drinkware and barware page. My cabinet of cocktail essentials was not nearly as stocked as one might imagine. This stainless steel cocktail muddler with copper finish mashed up those organic raspberries quite nicely. What to pair with it? Dry Line Rosé Gin from South Hollow Spirits, right here in Truro.
A rose gold cocktail shaker and a set of martini glasses with the simplest of lines makes for an easy preparation and elegant presentation. Garnish? Yes please. Lemon thyme and lemon verbana from my backyard herb garden.
Not feeling like an alcohol-soaked afternoon? A metal straw and homemade fruit-filled ice cubes in Pellegrino works too.
Or fruit-soaked sangria in a stemless wine glass. I’m loving these lemongrass picks for perching garnishes on the rim.
A glimpse of my garden. Yeah, it’s a bit unkempt, but the mess is mostly the stuff growing on the hill behind it. The left photo pictures chives with fading purple blooms, along with sage and lemon verbena. On the right is lemon thyme, used as ground cover.
And here’s the whole setup. Happy summer everyone.