I'm a sucker for an x-based base on almost anything that will stand, really, and Horchow's Lucille writing desk ($2,499) is no exception. The look is a fusion of contemporary and traditional, which I love. Natural, lime-oak finish seems to add a bit of soul to the clean silhouette. Still, the price point is a little hard to swallow. I was thrilled to find a look-alike at a much more affordable price.
In anticipation of the premiere of Eat, Pray, Love on Aug. 13, Cost Plus World Market has teamed up with Sony Pictures to debut a new line of products inspired by the film. Considering that the tale's heroine, Liz Gilbert, travels to Italy, India, and Bali, it's a perfect partnership for the international import emporium! The line will include jewelry, gourmet baskets, incense, mats, lanterns, an Indonesian bench, and an Italian bistro table set. World Market's Eat Pray Love shop opens tomorrow, so schedule some shopping time this weekend!
Although we're also fans of the imported sundries sold at Cost Plus, we must respectfully beg to differ: for the second year in a row, we're naming Williams-Sonoma as 2009's best kitchen store. True, the California kitchenware company has partnered with us on some colossal giveaways this year. But more than that, it's been the source of many solid recipes, cocktail ideas, and, of course, covetable kitchen items. Tell us what you love about Williams-Sonoma, or your favorite kitchen store!
Ahhh year-end sales! Just when you've spent all of your money on holiday gifts, the world comes to you with bigger and better deals. How can you resist when the goodies are so fabulous? Cost Plus World Market is currently holding its year-end clearance sale, slashing prices on fab fab furniture, kitchen, and tabletop items in store and online. There's a lot to tempt you, like these wide-lipped Pear Shaped Vases ($17.48), but also plenty of smart basics to buy now if they're on your list.
Here are a few things I wouldn't mind taking home from the sale:
Cost Plus World Market is kicking off a weekend of in-store events and shopping today at its flagship San Francisco store (2552 Taylor Street) to benefit local schools, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, running through Sunday, Oct, 26. Those of you in the Bay Area who stop by will enjoy live entertainment, product giveaways, food and drink samplings, winemaker bottle signings, henna painting, and more. There will also be a live broadcast of KGO-AM’s Gene Burns of “Dining Around With Gene Burns” from the store from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chef Ryan Scott of Top Chef Season Four will host a cooking demonstration. While it sounds like a great weekend, and I certainly want to attend, I was actually more intrigued to learn about the history of the store. To hear how Cost Plus World Market came to be, read more
Who would've thought you could get such great stuff at Cost Plus World Market for your pets!? North loved the Sojo's treats I picked up for him awhile back, and I certainly loved Patches' Pinot and the Pet Hair Lifter, too. When I stopped back in over the weekend, I purchased a glow-in-the-dark squeaky ball, and some of these pet wipes to freshen him up between bath times.
In addition to all the neat storage containers and accent pieces for your home, I have a few faves on my pet wish list widget below, like the Dog Tricks Book ($13). Could North really learn how to fetch a Frisbee!? I'm sure he's up for the challenge — he may be six years old, but he's still a 10 when it comes to energy!