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Cook Like A Pro by Ina Garten

Always fun when the shop gets a big stack of books the day the actual, much anticipated book is released. Such was the case yesterday when Olivia sent me this image from the Home store. Cook Like A Pro by the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, is the latest cookbook in a long line of best-selling books by the much adored author/tv host. She distills recipes down to their very essence, making her cooking always approachable. She is known for testing her dishes over and over again before publishing them, and you can certainly tell. Foolproof is a word that comes to mind. If I am working off one of her recipes, I always know it will be spot on. This is sure to be a winning gift for the upcoming gift giving season.



 

 

Just In, at Watson Kennedy

Just In, all sorts of good things arriving daily at the shops. Some make it onto the website, some not, so always feel free to call or e-mail if you see something you like on the blog but can’t find on the Watson Kennedy website. Many of our most savvy customers from out of town use both to shop creatively. The above vignette of new Hugo Guinness pieces my last task of the day on Tuesday before heading home to pack. All housed in vintage frames, many we find at Brimfield or hunting & gathering when we are at Hawthorne.

This extra large canvas tote our largest bag to stock, to date. It is really big, which I quite like. Sometimes you want a bag that you can put ‘everything’ in when traveling or spending the day out and about. This is what you reach for and look stylish to boot carrying.

Seattle artist Jeanne McKay Hartmann brought new paintings to the shop yesterday and I was so excited to receive these images by way of e-mail from the WK crew. This round has the largest works yet that we have carried. So much goodness in her choice of images she paints. I fall in love with each one and it is always tough to choose a favorite.



 

 

Roger & Gallet, Back at WK

SO happy to report our Market shop shelves are re-stocked with boxes of Roger & Gallet soaps and Eau de Toilette sprays. We have carried these for close to 20 years and we were unable to get them for over a year now. This iconic French brand from Paris is a winner for both men and women. Most of the scents enjoyed by all. I personally love the detail of the tissue paper, each bar wrapped just so. The boxes make for easy, stylish gift giving.



 

 

Two That Caught My Eye

Just In, a few new things that caught my eye yesterday as I was leaving the shop. New goods arriving at a dizzying pace, but these I keep coming back to this pair again & again. Charles Farris candles from England have landed and boy are they swell. We have been burning the above scent this week in town. Loving everything about it, from the sublime scent to the handsome packaging. The below artichoke planter/vase/bowl just so cool looking I can hardly stand it. This filled with an orchid or lemons would be dreamy. Also grand as it is without anything in it at all.



 

 

Spiffy Waxed Bags at Watson Kennedy

Just In, two new bags that I am over the moon to share. I have always loved a waxed bag. They have an instant patina, getting better and better with more use. Quite the opposite with many other bags that start looking tattered over time. A generous sized week-end bag that will turn heads as you walk to your gate. Along with an everyday tote that holds all sorts of things as you go about your day looking spiffy with it by your side.



 

 

Denise Fiedler Ships

Just In, a fresh round of Denise Fiedler ships have sailed into the shops. They found their way up on the wall almost instantly as these gems have been the runaway hit this Summer. They combine vintage papers that she cuts out and then draws on to create truly special one of a kind works of art. The simple thin black frames allows you to prop them up in a bookcase, hang them on the wall or lay it flat on a coffee table as a conversation piece in place of an art book. Stylish and versatile.



 

 

Mr. Boddington’s Etiquette

Just landed at both shops, Mr. Boddington’s Etiquette: Charm And Civility For Every Occasion. Manners are always important and that importance grows each day as civility is put into question. The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers ideas/suggestions for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. From weddings to gift giving, social events, hosting guests, to name a few–Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature jaunty style.



 

 

Italian Sea Salt & Champagne Truffles

Just In, Italian sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co. and champagne truffles from Louis Sherry. This is very much the case where the contents inside both are as stellar as the sublime packaging. Both companies known for their quality inside and out. Seriously, when would you think of giving salt as a gift? This just screams of gift giving to me, and the truffle tin–wow, wow, wow. What a keepsake long after the chocolates have been enjoyed.



 

 

Just In, Collegiate Pillows

Just In, embroidered collegiate pillows for those heading off, those working away and alumni. These really make awesome gifts to remember your school by and the good times had & cherished memories. I am really loving all the color in these labor intensive gems, with each taking up to 10 hours of embroider time. We will be drop shipping these directly to customers, having access to many, many schools. Each pillow is $170 and the shipping charge is $24. If at all interested, e-mail us at purveyor@watsonkennedy.com or as always, please feel free to give us a call at the shop, toll-free 1.800.991.9361.

Happy Solstice to you!



 

 

Victorinox Chocolates

I found these chocolates at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and was completely charmed by them, thinking they would be the perfect treat added to a Father’s Day card. Clever, to say the least, these milk chocolate treats are shaped like the utilitarian Swiss army pocket knives. Extra added bonus is the chocolate is really good, with a hint of hazelnut. We carry them now year round, but thought they would be a fab dad gift too.