My New Shop + A Giveaway!

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I've dreamed about opening a shop for as long as I can remember. First the dream was of a clothing boutique, then it was of a general store with everything from food to cool kids toys, and then a gift shop with jewelry and accessories. And now? Well, since about 2009, the dream has been of a textile and home decor shop.

And today, I'm one step closer.

It may not be my very own store, but I get to hand-select the items I want to showcase, and use my love of styling and merchandising by putting together collections. I am now a Minted Curator and you can shop my store right here.

Not familiar with Minted? Then get in here, because you are missing out! I've been a supporter of the company for years, both personally and professionally, often recommending their fine art prints as part of room designs for clients. The way I see it, Minted is the best kind of matchmaker...connecting great design talent with customers who want to support independent artists. The company's origin was in paper -- stationery, invitations, holiday cards (check your pile from this year...I bet you have a bunch designed by Minted artists) -- but its selection has grown to art, party decor, and most recently, gorgeous textiles and home decor.

Cool right?

To celebrate my store's grand opening, I'm giving away a set of luxury linen napkins. I love setting a pretty table...what can I say? The "On The Spot" napkins are designed by Hooray Creative and I have eight in the salmon colorway to give away to one lucky winner! The giveaway runs until Friday, February 5 at 5 p.m., and I will have them flying their way to the winner in time for Valentine's Day. Thank you, Minted, for providing me with these beauties at Alt Summit so I could give them away!


Enter using the widget below. Here's how you do it:

  • Enter your email address (or login with Facebook)
  • Visit my new shop at, take a look at my debut selections (make sure you scroll all the way down...there are a bunch!), then come back and tell me what your favorite item is in a comment below or on my Facebook page. (You can also earn extra points for visiting my Facebook page, so make sure to click that button on the widget if you do!) 

All entrants must be 18+, and shipping is within the U.S. only.

Contest ends Friday, February 5 at 5 p.m. ET.

One randomly-selected winner will be announced on this post on Monday, February 8.

Thanks for your entry!

And thank you to Christine Koh for taking four of the five shots I used in the "about" section of my new Minted shop!