Who is eating turkey this Thanksgiving weekend?
HIC turkey platter, $25
Bamboo Studies turkey platter, $17.25
For the third year in a row I will be cooking up a Thanksgiving feast (with the help of Martha Stewart, of course). Wish me luck!
I’m gearing up for a few weeks of travel…beginning with a trip back to Florida…today! Hooray! I am so looking forward to some quality beach time so let’s hope the sun continues to shine!
Here are some thoughts about my trip – with the help of Mark Addison Smith‘s amusing illustrations:
So…here I go, off to the United States again…
I haven’t packed any lotions, gels, drinks or food because I’m not sure if…
because I’ll have a tan.
Images via Mark Addison Smith’s You Look Like the Right Type.
These words make me happy.
via French By Design
Enjoy a lovely weekend!
Today I’m featuring five very different but very interesting lighting options. I am loving the form of each one of these beauties.
Raak Holland Saturnus lamp, $693, 1stDibs
Tahir Mahmood “Girgit 8″ ceramic lamp, $475, Caviar20
Rare Neal Small white molded acrylic three-sided table lamp, $3650, 1stDibs
Parisian surgical light, $15,000, 1stDibs
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Would it be so wrong if I spoiled you with five photos from a gorgeous apartment in Paris? Nah, I didn’t think so.
If you’re in Paris and need a place to stay, you can rent out this beautiful space on AirBnB.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Before we all head off to enjoy the weekend I thought I would end the week with some gorgeous outdoor spaces. They all have one major thing in common – a shower!
Marie Claire Maison via Oceania Island Living
via Country Home
via House & Home
What do you think? Would you make use of an outdoor shower? Perhaps you already have one at your home or cottage. Do tell!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I don’t know about you but I love a beautifully set table. I think my appreciation of table settings may have started when I was a 16 year old exchange student in France. In the family that I lived with it was the responsibility of the youngest son to set the table each evening. I think he was 9 years old at the time and I remember being surprised at how he took such care in setting each place. The cutlery was where it was supposed to be and each family member had a designated cloth napkin which he would arrange thoughtfully at each place. (I’m pretty sure when I was 9, I didn’t care much about how the table was set – even though it was one of my chores too.)
While I can’t say that my own table is perfectly set for each meal, I can say that I love setting a pretty table to welcome guests. The four table settings featured today are beautiful because, while they do differ, they are all inviting, well-presented, and – best of all – they are simple enough to recreate in my own home! The last image of a table setting how-to (for anyone who still can’t figure out the salad fork from the meat fork) completes today’s Friday Five.
via From Me To You
via Black Eiffel
via Ritzy Bee
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you enjoy a delicious meal or two!
I never get tired of browsing through photos of peaceful white bedrooms. In my opinion today’s collection of five spaces are beautifully inviting. What do you think?
photographed by Per Gunnarsson
via Sofia’s Journal
via Sofia’s Journal
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
I’m curious – is an office an essential element in your home? Almost everyone that I know has some sort of office space in their home even though it is sometimes the case that they don’t work from home. When did the home office become such a necessity?
Fashionology office via Desire to Inspire
via Sofia’s Journal
My own office makes me happy because it includes, among other things, a lot of natural light, a vintage desk, bookshelves, and artwork from around the world. And you? What are the absolute must-haves in your home office space?
Do you notice any similarities among the following five kitchens?
via House of Bliss
via House of Bliss
via Enchanted Home
via The Kitchn
Well, yes, they’re white…of course they’re white! But did you also notice the crystal chandelier in each of the spaces? What do you think about adding a bit of crystal in the kitchen?
Strong silhouettes, beautiful fabrics, a bit of menswear inspiration, and a lot of femininity make for a gorgeous collection from young fashion designer Katie Ermilio. While I like many of her colourful pieces (seen here), it’s the all-white pieces that I think are really quite striking. In no particular order, here are my top five:
Photos by Jamie Beck. Visit Katie Ermilio.
My collection of gorgeous white vessels has grown in the last couple of months thanks to the generosity of some of my dear friends.
fruit basket, Anthropologie (Thanks Johanne!)
Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal dish (Thanks Troy!)
C. Wonder ring bowl (gift to myself)
Sophie Conran large mixing bowl (Thanks Mom & Dad!)
Photos by Jordana.
Three months ago, my family and I lost someone very dear to us. My Zia Rose passed away after a 3 year fight with breast cancer and our worlds have forever been changed. While each of us celebrates her life each day, it is still very hard to come to terms with her death. Personally, I love looking at pictures and videos of her. Being with my uncle and cousins also makes me feel happy because I know she would want us to continue to laugh, sing, and gossip with one another as often as possible.
It must have been almost a year ago when I sat in my aunt and uncle’s kitchen and we talked about White Cabana. While Zia Rose cheered my efforts she also wondered why I hadn’t posted anything music related. Come on Jo, she said. I tried to tell her that, although I like listening to music, remembering song titles and lyrics and compiling play lists is not my forte. Before I could get another word in, she was spouting off a list of song titles with the word white in them. She was so excited and gave herself a pat on the back for coming up with such a genius post idea. She made us all laugh.
I meant to write this post soon after that visit but I never did. Today’s the day for music.
White Wedding – Billy Idol
White Room – Cream
A White Sportcoat – Marty Robbins
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
This post is dedicated to Zia Rose and Zio Nick.
Many thanks to my friend Joel who helped me compile this list of songs. I hope Zia Rose would approve. I know she would sing!
Yes – we all know I’m a sucker for books. I’ve got books in every room in my apartment (and I’ve actually read most of them too!) and I just love them all (if that doesn’t sound like an academic, I don’t know what does). I’ve been browsing the bookstores often lately and there are some really gorgeous, high-quality books currently on the market. Publishers like Taschen and Phaidon produce just beautifully clean books and I always get so much pleasure reading them – and then looking at them stacked up on a table or bookshelf. The five books featured here have easily grabbed my attention – because they’re white, yes – but also because they provide so much inspiration.
D & AD 2011, $59.99
You’ve seen it 100,000 times. The Noguchi Coffee Table is one of the best-known icons of 20th century design. It has been copied, imitated and become so ubiquitous it approaches design cliche (like the Barcelona chair).
Nevertheless, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) is a fascinating and talented artist/furniture designer who deserves recognition beyond this single table. Like many great 20th century furniture designers, their biggest “hits” often overshadow their other accomplishments. So Caviar20’s first Friday Five is dedicated to Noguchi, both his design icons (like the Cyclone Table) and other lesser-known but highly sought after collector’s pieces like his radio and “Chess Table”. Noguchi’s work, mostly in metal, stone and occasionally wood, was realized with a very austere palette including lots of black. For more on Noguchi, we recommend visiting the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City (minutes from Manhattan) or exploring their handsome website. For today’s Friday Five we’ll introduce Noguchi with a selection of his most famous, fantastic and coveted design pieces.
1. Noguchi coffee table, designed in 1948. Manufactured by Herman Miller.
Image: Herman Miller
2. Cyclone Table, designed in 1953. Manufactured by Knoll.
3. Noguchi Radio Nurse, designed in 1937. Manufactured by Zenith.
Image: Live Auctioneers
4. Chess table, designed in 1947. Manufactured by Herman Miller.
Image: Noguchi Museum
5. Rudder Table, designed in 1945. Manufactured by Herman Miller.
Dear Readers: Do not adjust your computer screens. Troy is taking over White Cabana this week and, as you can see, he’s really shaken things up around here! Enjoy. - Jordana