Simple Easter Egg DIY April 18 2014, 0 Comments
There are SO many beautiful Easter egg DIY's right now, and we thought it'd be fun to create one of our own!
We saw the simple, yet bold geometric patterns from our Adobe linens, and just knew that our eggs would look adorable wearing similar pattern!
Another style that we've always loved is the heart shaped finger stamping. It's a great DIY to do with kids, just make sure the wee ones clean their hands real well after :)
Black ink pad
*Or try it out with colors!
*all products shown are available in esselle
esselle is doing a Pop-Up shop event! April 15 2014, 0 Comments
Have you heard?!
We are going to be at the beautiful DISPLAY Public Market in Emeryville to have our very first Pop Up Shop event!
The event will be full of great vendors ranging from fashion, DIY workshops, to lifestyle goodies, with live music and more!
It's going to be an amazing party! So don't miss out and come have fun with us!
April 25th is the date. 5pm - 8pm is the time. Emeryville Public Market DISPLAY is the place!
DIY Inspired - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas April 14 2014, 0 Comments
We are always looking for fun DIY inspirations. With Easter right at the corner, we found these fun easter egg decorating ideas. All these posts share some fun techniques that we can't wait to try. We love the vibrant color and can totally picture them in our backyard ready to be found. The question now is, which design should we go with?
Tablescape Essential - Cheese Board April 08 2014, 0 Comments
We always like to start a party with wine & cheese, and are always on the look out for beautiful things to accessorize our cheese board. Here are what's on our shopping list for a perfect Summer Al Fresco:
Short But Sweet Escape // Eats April 04 2014, 0 Comments
It's nice to be back home, even though it's been pouring here in California! It's as if I've never left the UK.
I was lucky enough to sneak in a short vacation the last couple weeks to visit one of my best friends, and my sister who are both residing in Europe. It was a vacation long overdue, and the entire experience being with family and friends made my heart so full!
I got to visit three beautiful cities- Milan, Edinburgh, and London this time around! And can't wait to share some of my travel pictures :)
Here is a recap on some of my favorite restaurants on this trip!
*Stay tuned for a recap on shopping and activities!*
Current Obsession - Geometric Pattern March 10 2014, 0 Comments
It's March, daylight saving kick-started, and we can't wait for Spring to arrive. We've been working on our new Hostess Box collection for months. Before we can show it to you, we want to share our current obsession of fun geometric patterns!
Earnest Ice Cream February 26 2014, 0 Comments
We spent this past weekend in Vancouver, BC. We love the city. It's clean, green, and so beautiful in many ways. Although it's been snowing, it didn't stop us from trying the famous Earnest Ice Cream. After all, what's better than ice cream by the fireplace in a snowy day?
Launched in 2012, Earnest Ice Cream brings local and sustainable scoops of yumminess to Vancouver with flavors that highlight produce of the local farms. If you pack a pint home (trust us, a scoop is NOT enough), it's packaged in reusable glass jar. We appreciate the philosophy behind Earnest. Moreover, we LOVE its whisky hazelnut ice cream!
If you ever go to Vancouver, don't forget to stop by Earnest Ice Cream:
3992 Fraser St. (at 24th Ave.)
Current Obsession - Copper February 19 2014, 0 Comments
Like many of you, we go through phases of what we love. Lately we are OBSESSED with beautiful copper/ bronze tone tabletop decor and want to share our shopping list with you:
Happy Valentine's Day from Esselle February 14 2014, 0 Comments
We can't believe it's already February! Sherry and I have been working on a couple exciting projects and can't wait to share them with you. We enjoy meeting so many creative people in both San Francisco and Seattle, and are truly inspired by their great energy.
It's Friday and it's Valentine's Day! Time to light some candles and make yummy dinner with the loved one!
Stay warm and have a great weekend!
*psst... all candles are 10% off in store when you checkout with code lovecandle. Restock them while quantity lasts.
New Home December 16 2013, 0 Comments
It's been almost a year since we posted our first blog. So many wonderful things have happened in 2013- We launched our dream online store, created Hostess Box by Bison & Lamb, and met so many talented people along the way. Just when we thought nothing more exciting can possibly take place before the year ends, we found out that one of us had the opportunity to move to Seattle! She is happy as a clam to be back to the North West after 3 years in LA. So-Cal has been wonderful, but it's hard to replace having four seasons.
We can't wait to explore the city more and tell you all about it! Now that esselle is in both San Francisco and Seattle, we feel like we can bring you even more of what we love, more of what's esselle.
Stay warm out there!
Holiday Gift Guide November 26 2013, 0 Comments
Thanksgiving is around the corner, we know you probably have a million things to do. Here is a holiday gift guide from esselle to help you checking off some items on your list. Happy Holidays!
1) gold glazed pebble dish SM & LG; 2) campagne bowl in 4 different pattern; 3) moroccan glass tumbler in amber & azure
Thanksgiving is coming! (Christmas will have to wait) November 12 2013, 0 Comments
We've been hearing a lot of people gasping about seeing Christmas decor being set up in major stores while Thanksgiving hasn't even arrived!
We feel ya!
Thanksgiving is big in the esselle family, and we can't wait to gather all our love ones to celebrate this festive holiday!
Here is what we have in mind for this year's Thanksgiving entertaining...
We're definitely covered in this area with esselle's Bella Hostess Box! Our ready-made, and reusable table setting kit (which caters to 6 or 10 guests) will help save time in searching for decor and allows us to focus on tackling that giant turkey. We all know that another big part of throwing dinner parties is the table set up. Hostess Boxes are designed with busy modern hostess in mind :)...No more hours of strategizing which stores to hit while planning the entire dinner menu!
Remember those cinnamon sticks you have tied to your napkins from Bella Hostess Box? Well, what's the use for those sticks if they can't be functional, too? Don't worry, we had a reason. Holiday cocktails choices are plenty and many are infused with cinnamon! So, we picked a couple cocktails that would pair great with your...sticks!
Main & Side Dishes
Every year we try to go outside our comfort zone and try something different. This recipe of Martha's caught our eyes. We can already smell the beautiful aroma of rosemary and lemon in the air :)
Nothing speaks more fall and festive than root vegetables. This recipe looks super easy and yummy! We love the color combination of all the radishes!
You can't call it a Thanksgiving without brussels sprouts. Don't like brussels sprouts? How about brown sugar and bacon? Try this and we guarantee you will start craving for brussels sprouts :)
Mouth Watering Desserts
We've been following this young (but super amazing) food blog for some time, and we cannot get over how perfect each plate looks (and tastes!) Be the judge yourselves and let us know how much you love The Gouda Life!
We especially are eyeing this recipe, Blue plum skillet cake ....Doesn't it look absolutely delish?
One word. Chai. There are many kinds of blends that can be found online, but we like this homemade chai concentrate in particular! Why? Because Tasty Yummies had me at coconut sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, ginger, orange zest, raw honey....and the list goes on. There are so many ingredients that goes into this recipe that makes our heart burst. We cannot wait to try this! And not only that, her idea in packing the concentrate into mason jars(which can be served as gifts for guests to take home) is brilliant! Definitely a very happy thanksgiving indeed.
Let us know what you are planning for this Thanksgiving!
Images via The Gouda Life, Tasty Yummies, Food&Wine, Martha Steward,
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