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Rest In Peace, Kate Spade

Kate Spade has been on my mind weighing heavily on my heart since first reading of the news of her death while waiting to board our plane the other day back to Seattle. Like so many of us, I had never met her but was completely taken with her absolutely brilliant unique style the moment she hit the design scene, now many, many years ago. We were the same age and were both born in Kansas City. We have sold her books at the shops the moment she began as a lifestyle author, always feeling a kinship with this lovely woman. When it was reported she had committed suicide, I was devastated. Both TPS & I have had family members with mental illness commit suicide. I read an article yesterday that quoted her sister, saying for years they wanted her to seek help but she resisted out of fear that people would find out. This broke my heart even further. There should be absolutely no shame involved with mental illness. We as a society need to talk about this more and remove the stigma associated with it. There are so many avenues for help, but they must be sought out. A person should not feel alone, but rather embraced by family, friends and professionals who can help. The below peonies at the Market spoke to me of her. I know she would have loved them. Rest In Peace, Kate.



 

 

All In Good Taste: Kate Spade New York

20151217-053632.jpg This book, All In Good Taste, is flying off our shelves and makes just the perfect gift any time of the year. From the folks at Kate Spade New York, comes this charming guide to entertaining, sharing unpretentious ideas for the modern-day host/hostess that are easy & festive. Always with an air of deliberate polish. Filled with how-to stories, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes–all with a dash of style. Such as how to shuck an oyster, pull together a vibrant party/dinner guest list, or guide a dinner table discussion. A fun book to have on your bedside table to refer back to time and again for entertaining ideas, big and small.



 

 

Style, Manners & Occasions by Kate Spade

We received just the coolest little trio of books by Kate Spade at the shops last week. We sold these books ages ago with great success, so it is fun that they have been reprinted for a new audience to enjoy. She has such great style, that Kate Spade. These books are her take on the world as she views it with much charm, smarts & wit. We sell them individually, but they are pretty darn swell tied up as grouping for one heck of a gift.

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