Holiday Tablescape - Felicity
December 06 2014, 0 Comments

We are so thrilled that Felicity, our new Holiday Hostess Box, is being included as one of the 29 gifts that will help you RULE the holidays by Refinery29.  Filled with white and gold geometric shapes, Felicity is the newest addition of our Hostess Box Collection for party of 8.  

Last weekend in our studio, we kicked off this Jolly Season by setting up a sparkly tablescape with Felicity... 


Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern Hostess
December 06 2014, 0 Comments

It's the holiday season and we are sure you all have tons dinner parties to go to.  You have your cocktail dress on, sparkling shoes ready, and now you need a stylish hostess gift.  Here are a few ideas that we guarantee will be your hostess' favorite.

  1. Handmade Ceramic Coaster- Set of 4 for the ones who always whip up a killer cocktail.
  2. Matte Black Salad Server Set for the modern industrial style lover.
  3. Glass Jadeit Dessert Plate- Set of 4 for the vintage junkie.
  4. Hardwood Dinner Plate for those who love nature.
  5. Gold Glazed Cake Stand for the dessert mavens. 

The Best Halloween Costume Compilation
October 30 2014, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again! Where being the scariest, creepiest, weirdest, and the most flamboyant and outrageous isn't frowned upon, but instead, celebrated!  Halloween is probably one of the best holidays. Ever.

We have gathered (from across the web) of what we think is the most representative of what Halloween is all about! -Enjoy!

BuzzFeed has done it again. Putting together the best "double take" costumes.  We are LOVING the Kronk. It is a dead ringer. Great job, guy! 

The adorable Lego family. Brilliant! (Did we mention it's all handmade by the talented mom, Roxy?)

WIN! The best couple's costume. Such details- definitely going above and beyond in the spirit of Halloween! 


Topical! Love. And looks like a quick and easy DIY costume! 

Best costume for the snack monsters! Why not be what you like to eat- In this case, Doritos?? Check out more awesome DIY costumes over at Brit & Co!

Because Instagram is THE BEST. 

Probably one of the easiest "costume" -if you know how to use makeup. BUT perhaps the most tiring, and challenging costume to "stay on"....since you pretty much can't talk, smile, or basically move any facial muscles for the entire Trick o' Treat sesh.  Gotta think twice about this one.

I can't look away! He is adorable and super scary. Don't know if I should call his parents brilliant, or twisted. Hmm...

Welcome to the 21st century. Emojis are everything. How do people text without it now?

Where can we get one???



Xo, esselle


Image Source // Brit & Co // Huffington Post // BuzzFeed // BoredPanda // Team Jimmy Joe // Noisey.Vice. // Snappy Pixels

Alfresco Date Night
October 16 2014, 0 Comments

Happy October!
Indian summer is coming to an end (here in Northern California), and to celebrate what little summery days we've got left -I've decided that a romantic date night in the backyard with the Mr. would be the perfect way to appreciate the sunny dry heat.
This cool toned picnic was inspired by The Coastal- amazing handmade ceramic coasters that are now in store- with the most beautiful geometric patterns!  All the pieces were pulled to create that perfect grey palette look for the picnic.  
I bet you are dying to know where all the items are from. Don't fret- here is a list of stores to find all the pretties.
  1. esselleSF - coasters, flatware, butter knife spreader, grey platters, and adobe arrow tray
  2. Homegoods- faux fur blanket, white knitted blanket, pillows, silver pumpkin, and wooden bin
  3. Target- drinkware
PS. Stay tuned for the new hostess box reveal THIS SATURDAY! ;)
Xo, Sherry

And We Are Back
September 04 2014, 0 Comments

Hi There!

We are sorry we've abandoned the blog for awhile.  As a small business owners, we try to do too many things at once, and sometimes that results in leaving out what's more important, which is connecting with our audience.  We missed you and now we're back to sharing bits and pieces of our lives with you.

Moving forward, we are excited to announce that a brand new Hostess Box is in the works! (Sorry, no pictures yet- but there will be a grand reveal in October!) The new box will be perfect for winter and holiday dinner parties this year!  Our goal has always been to ease the life of busy modern women that love to host, but just don't have the time to do ALL the necessary shopping. 

esselle has got you covered again!  The new box will cater to a party of 8. And as always, you just worry about prepping and cooking the food, and let our Hostess Box do the decorating for you.  From dinner napkins, centerpieces, to name card holders; we won't let you down in presenting an Instagram worthy tablescape. 

We love serving and presenting our customers with new products each season, so we hope you will love our new box just as much as we love curating and designing it.

The new Hostess Box will be revealed and made available in October.  Sign up to our newsletter HERE if you want to get a Sneak Peak and a chance to Pre-Order the box!

In the meantime,  our sold-out Gold Coffee spoon is BACK IN STOCK! We are super excited about getting these back after getting quite a few emails asking when it'll be in stock again.  Better late than never!  There aren't many in stock, so get yours while supplies last :)

Xo, esselle SF

Introducing Emily
May 16 2014, 0 Comments

Weather has be gorgeous lately, are you thinking about hosting a summer alfresco dinner party?  Let us introduce Bison & Lamb's new hostess box, Emily, to help you with that!

Inspired by all the fun summer dresses, Emily brings you a bold and bright color palette or peach and pink.  Each Emily Hostess Box contains the following to help you throw a fabulous alfresco:

  1. Berry Basket x 6
  2. Tapered Candle Holder x 2
  3. Wooden Utensil x 6 sets including spoons, knife, and forks
  4. Color Clay Pot x 3 of different sizes
  5. Wood Serving Spoon x 1
  6. Napkins x 6

With Emily in hands, you just need to take care of food, drink, and have fun!  Here are some pictures of our backyard alfresco with Emily:


A big THANK YOU to Vintage Ambiance for providing us all the beautiful antique furniture and chinaware!

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 :)

Materials needed

Black sharpie 

Black ink pad

*Or try it out with colors!

Happy Friday!

Xo, esselle

*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?

1.Graffiti Art Easter Eggs DIY, 2.Sequin Eggs, 3.Golden Marble Easter Eggs, 4.Glitter Easter Eggs, 5.Watercolor Easter Eggs