Tailgating in Style with Claiborne & Lime

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How do you make tailgating female friendly (read: a little more elegant?) Antoinette of Claiborne & Lime has been sharing so much lovely entertaining advice, recipes, and styling tips and is back to share with us just one more stunning party: you guessed it, a tailgating party! She NAILED making it a dream for both guys and girls! There’s the typical fare: sliders, drinks, and football, but the sophistication and chic factor are turned way up!

 

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Just My Type: Meet K.Kane

kkane_blogSometimes you’ll find someone who feels that uniqueness is an amazing way of life, someone who believes in making things a little bit more personal. We want you to meet Katherine Kane, our latest creative collaborator, jewelry lover since she was 8 years old and the founder of K.Kane.

Here’s a little bit of Katherine’s Story

Katherine Kane has had a love affair with jewelry since childhood. At 8 years old she began making beaded jewelry for friends and family, and when she turned 11 she enrolled in adult metalsmithing classes at a local arts center. After graduating from Trinity College (CT) in 2005, Katherine spent five years working in marketing at legendary diamond jeweler Harry Winston. In 2008, Katherine went looking for a pendant featuring her initials and could not find anything that reflected her personal style. Using a calligraphy pen and a jeweler’s saw, Katherine created the first K Kane Signature Pendant for herself, and soon after requests from friends and strangers began flooding in. In 2010, Katherine left Harry Winston to pursue an MBA from Duke University, where she continued to develop K Kane through Duke’s entrepreneurship programs.Today, K Kane’s unique and beautiful personalized creations allow customers to celebrate themselves and their loved ones in style. Katherine’s monogram pieces are considered by her customers to be wearable art, or personal logos for women who want to make a statement with an accessory that is highly original. While most personalized jewelry on the market is created from computer generated fonts, Katherine designs each initial combination as an original artwork based on the specific letter combination.

Q: What inspires you? Where your inspiration comes from? 

I am fascinated by the idea of taking everyday, classic things and reinventing them in unexpected, modern ways. I am inspired by the challenge of making the ordinary extraordinary, of transforming something familiar into something fresh and unique.
I am also constantly inspired by the street style of New York City women and the new set of extremely talented emerging designers dressing them like Jonathan Simkai, O’2nd and Cushnie et Ochs. My goal is to create pieces that can integrate beautifully with modern fashion but also endure and be passed down for generations

Q: What makes a monogrammed piece so special? 

To me, monogramming is about celebrating – celebrating a loved one or celebrating the self. I find that many of my customers buy pieces to mark important moments in their lives – milestone birthdays and achievements, recoveries of all types, new married initials, the birth of children. The stories that we make jewelry around are incredible – they cover the full spectrum of human emotion and we feel so lucky to be a part of that.
Moreover, personalized gifts are always extra special because of the added thought that goes into customizing something for someone you care about!

Q: Tell us about the “Momogram collection” and your partnership with Mark and Graham 

Momogram is my word for a monogram that features your children’s initials! We make so many pieces with children’s initials, I really thought this type of monogram deserved it’s own name
Mark & Graham is a natural partner for us in that we have the same vision to combine unique typography with beautifully crafted objects. We chose to create an ultra high polish Sterling Silver Collection for Mark & Graham to tie into the brand’s classic roots in the William Sonoma brand family. I grew up with William Sonoma brands and it is truly thrilling to have joined the family through a partner so perfectly suited for us.
Thank you Katherine for sharing your hand drawn love!
Shop K.Kane here {You’re gonna love the collection}
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Holiday Table with Little Green Notebook!

 

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We wanted to share the stunning holiday table Little Green Notebook put together a couple years ago for the holidays! It still feels fresh and it is one of our favorites to this day!

Forgoing the usual red & green motif, Jenny went with a vibrant array of jewel tones! A mix of saturated hues and pastels is a modern take on Christmas colors, we love the fresh perspective!

The blue china is paired perfectly with the blue monogrammed napkins! The modern monogrammed font contrasts the traditional china beautifully!

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A Chic Breakfast with Claiborne & Lime!

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Do you recall us sharing the exquisite Friendsgiving event Antoinette of Claiborne & Lime put together last week? All of the details had us positively swooning and we are sure you were too! Today, she is back to share with us equally stunning breakfast table she put together!

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We love the idea of a chic breakfast or brunch spread. It’s an inspiring and beautiful way to start a holiday weekend. She gathered with her closest friends to put on a breakfast thats worthy of a magazine spread! Don’t you agree?!

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Friendsgiving with Claiborne & Lime!

friendsgiving tablescapeHow will you be celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Gathered ’round a large family table? Having a lovely dinner for two? How about with some of your closest friends?

We can’t always make it home for the holidays. With the increasing deadlines, air travel prices, and miles between family, it can prove to be tricky to see them every Thanksgiving. That doesn’t mean you have to forgo the Turkey Dinner and celebrations or resorting to take out {no-way josé!} Instead, why not host a Friendsgiving?!

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