Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kate Spade For Cocktail Lovers. Add a Little Designer to Your Drinks.

Style Icon Kate Spade recently designed these simple, chic cocktail accessories and we are thrilled to be putting them on our shelves as we speak.  Resin coasters with encased glitter and gold foil embellished drink tags both packaged for gift-giving but so fantastic you'll also want a set for yourself too.  Cheers!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Body Doodlers. Halloween Just Got That Much Easier.

Six washable, nontoxic face and body crayons lead to endless possibilities of Halloween characters.  Or to cheer your favorite sports team.  Or anything you can dream up...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Botany With a Twist. Of Lemon?

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol.

Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs--but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Santa To Allow Elves To Visit Their Families For Birthday Celebrations Starting Tomorrow!

In Santa’s Christmas village, the elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays—a tradition that goes back thousands of years.  Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his scout elves to share that tradition with the families who love them.  But an elf cannot come to a birthday party unless it is invited.

The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition tells the little-known story of the North Pole birthday tradition, and includes special instructions for families to invite their scout elf for a birthday visit.  The book also includes a special Claus Couture Collection® Birthday Outfit just for the elf.  (Elf not included.)

Available for purchase Tuesday, October 22, but you can pre-order one today at Homestyle!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bling For Your Converse. Or Keds. Or Nikes.

Shoes in a rut?  Shwings were created by designer Sonya Ooten best known for her jewelry (Town & Country Couture Design Awards recipient, Vogue, Elle Bazaar, Glamour, Instyle, Cosmopolitan.)  Just lace them in and GO!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rifle Paper Company's Understated Elegance All Year Long

More delicious images from Rifle Paper Company.  With twelve original botanical illustrations in rich, vibrant colors, the 2014 Secret Garden calendar is sure to bring life and beauty to any room in your house!  Printed in the U.S. on natural white felt paper.

Monday, October 14, 2013

2014 City Dining Cards Are Ready to Enjoy.

The 2014 decks of City Dining Cards are here!  Each deck contains 50 $10 discounts to locally owned restaurants, including our neighbors Tazza and Bodega Malasana just to name two!  Plus two bonus cards to redeem for some fun free treats.

How it works: spend $30 or more on food at any of the featured restaurants.  Submit the City Dining Card with your payment.  Receive $10 off your bill. $500 in savings for $20 and 5% of the sale of each deck is donated to local food banks.   An absolute no-brainer for anyone who enjoys dining out in Providence. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Like an Old Friend, Frasier Fir is Back!

Every year around this time our loyal customers start asking the question "when is IT coming in?".  And we always know exactly what they are talking about.  There simply is no other seasonal fragrance like Frasier Fir. The aromatic snap of crisp Siberian fir needles, heartening cedar and relaxing sandalwood forms a refreshing bed of crisp, just-cut forest fragrance. Undertones of rich floral musk deepen and soften the resinous woody notes, for a scent that’s mountain fresh, yet cozy and comforting.