Friday, January 16, 2015

Featured on BuzzFeed

Nickelodeon, Doug cartoon, 90s cartoons, The Beets, Killer Tofu, stamped fork, stamped silverware

As luck would have it, almost as soon as I published yesterday's post I found out that one of my stamped forks was featured in on BuzzFeed! Check out 18 Cool Etsy Products All ’90s Nickelodeon Kids Need Now to see the other awesome goodies included in this '90s throwback list.

P.S. 2 other times I was featured on BuzzFeed:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015: Fashionably Late

sparkler, mason jar ideas, wedding decor, 4th of July ideas

Almost all lifestyle blogs begin with a girl and a touch of boredom. I know that when I started Haute Whimsy back in 2008, I was going through a period of transition where I was leaving my job and didn't quite know what I wanted to do with myself. I was all sorts of excited and bored and restless. Writing had always made me happy and blogs felt like the perfect mix of personal journal and magazine - a perfect combo for someone who is trying to find themselves.

From 2008 through 2014 I filled this space with anecdotes, fashion whims, inspirational images, artists that I admired and periods of absence. 2014 was my sparsest blogging year to date and it left me feeling a little empty. Granted, much of my absence was due to starting a small business and that in itself has been extremely fulfilling, but do miss my time here on Haute Whimsy.

So, while it's still January, I'm going to resolve to make this space a priority in 2015. I think it will make me happy and keep me sane, and hopefully allow me to make those lovely connections which I've come to value over the years.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dreaming in White

clouds, airplane photography, white photos, white pictures, nature photography, sky photography

This has been such a strange and boring Christmas season. I dream of soft things, white things, cozy things, warm things. I'm dreaming of these things ...

Chandelier, white lights, crystal lights, fancy lights,

New York, SOHO, cafe photography, NYC photography, Broadway, Broome St

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tea Tuesdays - Hamburger Grutze

Herbal Tea, green tea set

The rain has been drizzling for hours and all I really want is a cozy pair of socks and a hot cup of tea. Today's choice is none other than the UK Tea Shoppe's German blend, Hamburger Grutze.

Hamburger Grutze is an herbal blend of elderberries, grapes, hibiscus blossoms, blackberries, raspberries, black currant and sour cherry pieces. It's as if delicious berry juice met tea, and it's the perfect way to thaw out on a cold day like this!

*UK Tea Shoppe online special: buy three regular (2oz) bags of loose leaf tea and receive a complimentary bag of Holiday Spice loose leaf tea!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tea Tuesdays - Roasted Almond Tea

Almond Tea, UK Tea Shoppe, pink tea, beet root tea, pink photography, tea time, tea party, healthy tea, pretty tea, tea wand

I've had a lot going on lately and my sleep schedule hasn't been fantastic. Between stress and nights of tossing and turning in bed, I've felt the need to cut my caffeine intake a bit (note - I said cut, not eliminate!). With all of that and the cooling weather, I've found myself enjoying hot cups of Roasted Almond tea from the UK Tea Shoppe.

This is a blend of apple pieces, roasted caramelized almonds, cinnamon and beet root pieces. The end result has a pinkish hue thanks to the beet root (SO good for you!) and there's a subtle sweetness that you don't often find in simple teas like this. The aroma is so intoxicating that I would honestly love a candle with this scent!

Since it's caffeine-free, I can drink cup after cup with no worries. It's soothing, indulgent and is a great way to kickoff the holiday season!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tea Tuesdays - Pumpkin Cream Roobios

Roobios Tea, UK Tea Shoppe, pumpkin tea, cup of tea, tea time, tea party, autumn tea, seasonal tea, German tea

Here we are in week two of Tea Tuesdays! I've been sampling various blends, each one better than the last. I'm still on a UK Tea Shoppe kick, and today I'm sharing their Pumpkin Cream Roobios.

This is a red tea, and this particular blend includes honeydew melon, apple pieces, stinging nettles leaves and sunflower blossoms. I don't know if you remember the 50/50 ice cream bars but, if you add a bit of cream before drinking, it is reminiscent of that childhood treat. It makes for a wonderful red tea latte!

I'll admit, I wanted to try this particular flavor from the UK Tea Shoppe because 'tis the season for pumpkin goodness. I was pleasantly surprised to find that while it is a nice autumn indulgence, it doesn't feel too seasonal so I'll be able to enjoy it all throughout the year!

Remember, you can follow the UK Tea Shoppe on Facebook for fun giveaways and flavor updates!

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Little Tale of a Delicate Industry

pink cocktail ring, vintage jewelry, vintage jewellery, Etsy

vintage jewelry, vintage jewellery, Etsy, jasper necklace, purple jewelry

Dia des los muertos, sugar skull jewelry,

vintage-inspired jewelry, blue vintage necklace, asymmetrical necklace, statement necklace

cameo brooch, blue and white brooch, vintage inspired fashion, Etsy jewellery, white rose brooch

Green cameo, filigree ring, vintage-inspired ring

Ship necklace, boat jewelry, nautical fashion, cameo pendant necklace, pirate jewelry, sailor jewelry

Sailor Jerry, mermaid beauty, Victorian silver, compact mirror, vintage mermaid

Jill, owner and designer at Delicate Industry, has been in a creative mood over the past several months. She has been selling her vintage-inspired jewelry since 2008, but has recently added a delightful line of compacts and pill boxes that will make a girl swoon (I should know, I have one in my purse right now!).

She takes great pride in the quality of her pieces and makes a conscious effort to source all of her elements from responsible vendors. She knows her metals, has her patina process down to a science, packages orders beautifully and is always creating with the customer in mind.

I'd just like to take a moment and really thank Jill for her dedication and creativity. The world is more beautiful because of you :)