With all of the Valentine's Day prep over the past few weeks, it occurred to me that both pink and red have been in abundance on the blog lately. While it has been fun to showcase various ways to incorporate the festive color pairing into food, decor and entertaining, I have to admit that I am actually more of a blue and grey girl at heart (coincidentally my alma mater's colors as well!). Of course, that's not to say that I don't enjoy a variety colors, I have just noticed over the years that my color preference has always leaned towards a cooler color palette. So for today's post, I wanted to reintroduce those cooler tones back into the blog and highlight a few pretty blue finds that I am currently loving.
About a month ago, Sugarfina opened a store in Bethesda, Maryland. For those of you who may not be familiar with Sugarfina, they are a Beverly Hills based gourmet candy company focused on catering to the sophisticated adult sweet tooth. Yes, a candy store for adults!
Visiting one of their store locations is reminiscent of walking into Tiffany & Co. Beautiful displays featuring a wide array of the most delicious jewel-like candies, packaged in the prettiest blue gift bags. These candy treat boxes make for fabulous party favors, birthday gifts, hostess gifts and will satisfy almost any sweet tooth craving. If you don't live near one of their brick and mortar locations, not to worry! They also have an online storefront. Bottom line- this candy store is a definite must try!
Crate and Barrel Union Square Bedding
Ever since my acquisition of this fur throw blanket (featured in this post), I have become totally obsessed with faux fur blankets. Over the holidays I learned of the bed-sized version of my faux fur throw blanket and have been dreaming of owning one since!
Over this past Valentine's weekend my husband surprised me with a new addition for our bed (the faux fur bed blanket), which had me jumping for joy. Naturally, the new blanket addition inspired a mini bed linen updating. Swapping out my Dwell Studio Citrine Peacock Linens for this Crate and Barrel Union Square pattern, has given my bed a refreshed look that is very seasonally appropriate and soooo comfortable!
Every year around this time, I look forward to Hyacinths coming into season. They are gorgeous in color (the blue/lavender is my absolute favorite!) and super fragrant, making them an ideal flower for a large open space and/or a powder room. Trader Joe's currently has them in stock for less than $6/bunch. Such a beautiful flower from top to stem and one that I recommend incorporating into your home decor during this time of year.
Adding a splash of color to my table decor is essential. In addition to flowers and table linens, I occasionally enjoy adding colored drinkware to my tablescapes. These cobalt glasses from Pier 1 Imports are a personal favorite. They are inexpensive, gorgeous in color, dishwasher safe and the small stem gives them a very elegant feel. Regardless of whether you choose to dress these glasses up or down, they are a fabulous addition to almost any table.