Holiday Entertaining in Style: A Brief History of Punch

“I informed Mr. Micawber that I relied upon him for a bowl of punch and lead him to the lemons.” –Charles Dickens, from David Copperfield For hundreds of years guests and friends were brought together around the punch bowl and today providing a bowl of punch at your holiday party still conjures up a festive […]

Tips to Creating Asian Inspired Décor

With all the hustle and bustle of living a fast paced, busy lifestyle sometimes you just need to retreat to a quiet place: a private refuge, a single room or a whole Feng Shui home that evokes an impression of serenity and tranquil calm. If you’re not sure how to start, here are a few […]

Halloween: From Superstition to Celebration

Have you ever wondered where Halloween and its traditions came from? Or what jack-o-lanterns are for? Or how trick-or-treating got started? Let us tell you a tale… CELTIC BEGINNINGS The beginnings of Halloween are found in an over 2000 year old Celtic celebration known as Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”) meaning summers end. This Celtic festival marked […]

The Mystery of Glass: Appreciating the history and preserving the beauty of stained glass

“For me a stained glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world.” – Marc Chagall Glass is a sparkling, jewel-like substance made from ordinary materials: sand transformed by fire. It captures the light, glows from within and is colored by adding metallic salts and oxides. Minerals within the […]

The Story Continues: Game of Thrones, the Essence of Westeros

If you always wanted to make your home a castle in the style of Game of Thrones, we have everything you could want and more. With just a few statement pieces, you can keep the excitement and adventure alive and take control of Westeros with your decorating. “That’s what I do: I drink and I […]