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

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:

1. Handmade Cheese Marker; 2. Cheese Board by Milled Home Goods; 3. Vintage Mid Century Teak and Glass Cheese Tray; 4. Laguiole Cheese Knife Set; 5. Porcelain Round Cheese Tray by MB Art Studios

Short But Sweet Escape // Eats
April 03 2014, 0 Comments

Hey there!

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!    

1.mountain tea towel 2.10" hardwood dinner plate 3.moon tea towel 4.hand painted geometric ceramic coasters 5.spear tray


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.)
Vancouver, BC
(604) 428-0697


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:

1.Industrial Copper Candlestick Candelabra  2.Derby Mint Julep Cup Set  3.Bisotun Water Pitcher  4.Chopsticks Hand Carved  5.Bronze Age Flatware



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!