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The Ultimate Summer Hostess Gift: Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook

Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook

Exuberant, effervescent, and first name Kelley—she is the designer, the stylist, the Mrs., behind the the brand and the blog Mrs. Lilien.

Hers is one of my most favorite corners of the internet filled with color, style, and yes even rhymes. “She applauds luxury and anything red-letter. She delights in the good life, because it’s just better.”

Kelley Lilien and Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook

I’m thrilled for her new book, Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook. It’s more than a collection of cocktail recipes, it’s a drink desire intensifier.
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20 Autumn Candles from Clove to Campfire

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There’s just something about this season. Autumn gets here and suddenly I want it to envelop me like a cozy blanket or favorite sweater. The brisk breeze, the turning leaves, the ones rustling on the ground. The scarves, the pecan pie, the chai lattes—I love it all. But what I love the most, yes maybe even more more than the pie, are the smells!

With the window cracked open, warm socks on, and a delicious candle burning, I’m a happy camper. Are you the same way?

I love a good candle. As a gift giver they’re always on my list of gifts for your backup stash. (You know, those things you keep on hand for just-in-case?)

I’ve rounded up some really wonderful ones for you. They’re perfect for a housewarming gift, for new neighbors and for your hospitable host.

From woodsy to spicy, maple and clove, pumpkin and apple, leaves and acorns, chai and bourbon, hearth and campfire—these are the scents of the season and you’ll find them in all kinds of wonderful combinations below.

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