Lily Maddock’s Southampton home is the latest to be featured in APT with LSD and it might be my favorite yet. This probably has something to do with the fact that Celerie Kemble (Lily’s cousin-in-law, can you say lucky?) and her team at Kemble Interiors are responsible for the design. Who better to execute the “mix of mod, preppy, old-school Palm Beach and Miami glam” Lily was after than a Palm Beach native?
I especially love how Celerie carried sherbert colored grasscloth wallpaper throughout the house. Playful but chic. Exactly how I would describe Palm Beach style. Also, in case you’re wondering the key to a good night’s sleep, the answer is a cabana stripe canopy bed. Definitely what sweet dreams are made of!
P.S come visit me at I Suwannee where I’m sharing what my house wants for Christmas!
Birchbox | JulieBox | For the Makers |Kiwi Crate
I think you guys might be a little gift guided out, so don’t worry, this is the last one! Last but certainly not least, because I think any of these subscriptions would make a pretty great gift.I marked two of my favorites above, which I’ve tested and can personally vouch for.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with Birchbox, but in case you haven’t heard of Kiwi Crate, I’d highly recommend it for any of the little ones in your life. I tested a holiday box with my 7 year old neighbor and we had a blast making the gingerbread house and swirl ornaments for her tree.
With art classes being cut back in schools across the country, these are an amazing way to foster creativity and make it a bit easier on mom and dad by providing the idea, directions, and materials. Much better than a video game, don’t you think?
1. Lo & Sons Brookline Tote | 2. Bloch Roll Up Flats | 3. Aesop Jet Set Kit | 4. 1000 Places to See Before You Die | 5. Asos Passport Holder | 6. Backup Iphone Battery | 7. Black and White Toothbrush | 8. Marvis Travel Size Toothpaste | 9. Mischa Travel Wallet | 10. Travel Journal | 11. Tili Bags | 12. Gorjana Jewelry Organizer | 13. Sisters of Los Angeles Beach Glasses Set
Don’t we all secretly want to be the jet-setter, flitting off from one exotic location to the next? Unless you have a private plane at your disposal (which I most certainly do not, and if you do, do you have room for one more?) the actual getting there part of travel can be decidedly unglamorous.
Here are a few presents she’ll be happy to put to good use on her next getaway. They might not make up for the indignity of walking through security barefoot, but at least she’lll feel a bit more stylish holding on to a leopard print passport holder.
1. Patagonia Classic Retro X Jacket | 2. Sid Mashburn Gingham Shirt | 3. Warby Parker Thatcher Sunglasses | 4. J. Crew Sherpa Lined Hoodie | 5. Smathers and Branson Bill Fish Belt | 6. Tartan Credit Card Holder | 7. J.Crew Cashmere Socks | 8. Vintage Bar Tool Set | 9. Everlane Weekender | 10. Tuckernuck Decanter Set | 11. Keihl’s Moisturizing Facial Fuel | 12. Timex Andros Watch | 13. Sensor Touch Knit Glove | 14. LL Bean Wicked Good Slippers | 15. Sid Mashburn Fox Tie
I have to admit, the first two gift guides in this series (The Decorator and The Accessorator) were a breeze to put together, but I was a little stumped at first when it came to The Boys. Ultimately I turned to my boyfriend for advice who reminded me that for most guys, comfort is king. You also can’t go wrong with the classics.
I’ve personally given at least four of these gifts, and each received rave reviews. My boyfriend particularly loves his Patagonia Classic Retro X jacket and J. Crew Sherpa Lined Hoodie. They’ve become somewhat of a uniform for his morning dog walking duty. Perhaps this year I’ll complete the outfit for him with some sensor touch gloves!