Enchanted Wedding Event 3/22 At The Lighthouse
March 13 2015, 0 Comments

Hello Hello!

Exciting announcement! :)

We will be doing a Pop-up, and debuting our NEWEST place card holder (designed by us!) at an intimate wedding faire, The Enchanted Wedding Event on 3/22 Sunday at The Lighthouse!

Get your tickets early before it sells out!


There will be SO many great vendors making their appearances. If you are newly engaged, or have just begun wedding planning- this event will be a great place for you to get inspired and get A CLUE on how to start :)

Our bestie, and a true talent, Pretty Please Bakeshop will be providing some amazing custom cookies at our shop. They are ridiculously good at designing and creating beautiful and yummy wedding cakes, custom sweets, macarons......#nomnom


Bridesmaids! If you are hosting a sweet gathering (aka, bridal shower) and have no time to prep for decorations, then our Hostess Boxes are perfect for you. Be sure to come by our section at the event (or shop online) for these ready-to-use chic themed boxes!

We will also be bringing lots of entertaining essentials to our pop-up. Great party pieces for your next dinner party, brunches, or tea parties :)

See you there!!

xo, esselle


Tea For Two
January 22 2015, 0 Comments


We know it's only January and most of us are still bundled up in layers, but we can't help but dream about the light breeze, and warm sun in Spring.   Hint of Spring is definitely in the air as we catch whiffs of citrus scent from the lemons growing in the yard.  We are dying to host a fun tea party soon.  But in the mean time, an inspired mini tea party hostess box will have to do.

Check out our latest mini amelia hostess box.  The perfect amount of decor needed for that afternoon tea time with your BFF. 


Valentine's Pop Up Shop
January 16 2015, 0 Comments

We are thrilled to be co-hosting a Valentine's Pop Up Store along with the amazing floral designer, Nancy Liu Chin at the San Francisco Flower Market 2/12 - 2/14!

Nancy will also be taking pre-orders on floral arrangements via her website: www.NancyLiuChin.com - all orders will be for pick up at the Flower Market.

Cannot wait to meet new friends! 

Happy Friday!!

xx, esselle


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!