BETH RIESGRAF'S MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Photo by: Eric Ray Davidson

Photo by: Eric Ray Davidson

I couldn't be more excited to have one of my best gal pals - actress, photographer and super-mama, BETH RIESGRAF - as a guest contributor on the blog today! Known for her role as Parker on TNT's hit series "Leverage," Beth is the star of USA's upcoming drama "Complications."  She is beautiful, stylish and one of my favorite people. So, naturally, I asked Beth to share her MOTHER'S DAY gift guide picks with us! Let's see what's on her list!

CIELA BANGLE by SARAH CHLOE 

I love her bangles and Sophia Monogram Pendant. (enter MOM15 at checkout and receive 15% off!) Beautiful jewelry made personal? #YesPlease

HOUNDSTOOTH WINE & CHEESE COOLER by PICNIC AT ASCOT via ONE KINGS LANE

Pack a lunch, take your mom to the park, and repeat!  #MomDate

 

MADEWELL FLEA MARKET FLARES

Well hell-oooo Mom Jeans!  I am forever a fan of the 70's-cover-girl look and every time I wear these high-waisted beauties someone asks me where they can get a pair. #SweetRearview 

 

THE SCRAP DELUXE LADIES BICYCLE by VELORBIS OF COPENHAGEN

Your pretty mama will turn a few heads while cruising on this gorgeous model. The beautiful leather accessories and signature blonde balloon tires are the perfect combo of urban meets luxury. That's right. I said blonde tires. #Fancy

 

SEEDS OF LIFE SUNSHINE CITRUS LEMON TREE

If your mom is far away or you forget to call her (tsk-tsk!) send her an organic fruit tree! It's a very sweet reminder to let her know how much you love her each and every day. #Awww!

 

CROSLEY CRUISER PORTABLE TURNTABLE

Put the needle on the record, then gift her an album a month to help her build her record collection! #Vinyl

CLARE V. PEFORATED FANNYPACK

A hands-free solution for the fashion forward mom on-the-go! Guys, I know what you're thinking... but listen... Next time she's juggling the baby, dog, and your fresh pressed juice you'll be thanking me for showing you this is the perfect little #fanny.

 

 

POLAROID 250 LAND CAMERA

You can buy and choose from an assortment of cool instant cameras and gear at Urban Outfitters like the Fujifilm Instax 210 Wide Format Instant Camera OR you could look online for a Polaroid 250 Land Camera. Choose one that has been AAA battery tested, has an updated battery holder, and comes with the user's manual. Either way, you can get really creative and put together a little book of polaroids for her! (and yes, this may take a little work... but if you can find one they are amazing. And please remember that your mother carried you for 9 months so it's sort of the least you could do. KIDDING) #WorthIt

 

 

SLEEVELESS NIGHTIE by THE SLEEP SHIRT

Sleeping Beauty. This sweet night shirt is great for the mom-to-be! If you order now they will include a free sleep mask #Zzzzzzzz

 

 

 BOTTEGA LOUIE MACARON SET

You can customize your own box and shop the online gourmet market to choose from their extensive selection of sweet and savory products. The packaging is so lovely, and so are the treats! #LetThemEatCake

 

 

"901 TOO" ONE STOP BEAUTY LOUNGE 

"901 too" is the best invention. It's a one-stop-shop for blowouts, braids, make-up, nails, lashes, and tanning. They offer online booking, and quality control is their specialty. Great for a little pampering,  a special night out, or a weekly pick-me-up. Call and ask about the monthly membership. #ReadyToGo

 

 

THE SOOTHING LAVENDER CRATE from WILLIAMS-SONOMA

The pretty wooden crate includes a culinary-grade lavender plant, all-natural bath tea, soap and candle. My mom LOVES lavender, so this gift suggestion is made in her honor! #Janet

 

 

MINI KANTHA FUZZ QUILT by HEAD REGAL

The perfect, cozy, movie room throw. Vintage kantha on one side, luxurious fuzz on the other. Each blanket is one of a kind, made out of 5-7 layers of 1970's vintage saris, and has been hand stitched. #Cuddle

 

 

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ONEHOPE  "PINOT FOR PAWS" Gift Set

The gift that gives back!  For each bottle of wine or bag of coffee sold, ONEHOPE is making a social impact by donating HALF of the profits to one of their 16 partner causes. Choose a cause that is close to your mom's heart, or surprise her with a club membership! #Sip&Give

 

 

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL OILS by AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES

Bring the spa to mom wherever she goes! These pure and natural oils will help relax, revive, and rest her system. #Breathe

 

OSMI uPHORIA FOOT & CALF MASSAGER via BROOKSTONE

This is literally one of the greatest inventions on the planet. Well, at least that's how she will feel after a long day on her feet! It's like having a personal masseuse, only you get to read and eat chocolate at the same time. #Footsie

 

 

BOOKS AND ART by DALLAS CLAYTON

My son and I love Dallas Clayton's art and stories.  They inspire us, make us smile, make us happy, and most of all, remind us that anything is possible.  #DreamBig

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Thanks Beth!! xoxo!!



THE STRAWBERRY GUIDE

Inspired by yesterday's post on our strawberry picking adventure, we've put together The Strawberry Guide. Here's our round up of some of our favorite strawberry items. Let's start with everybody's favorite, dessert!

Lemon strawberry layer cake from The Kitchy Kitchen.

Mini baked donuts from The House That Lars Built.

Strawberry orange popsicles from DesignLoveFest.

Brighten up your day or liven up your party with some strawberry decor.

Tutti frutti pinatas from Kitiya Palaskas.

DIY fruit tissue honeycomb ball from The House That Lars Built.

Fruit inspired party hats from Studio DIY.

Fun for the little loves:

Crepe shop from Kiko Toys via Poppy's Closet.

Fruit rattles from BlaBla Kids via One Kings Lane.

Red strawberry bib from Zigozago via Barneys.

Piñata basket DIY from Sis of Twink + Sis.

And after a long, strawberry-filled day, there may be nothing better than to unwind with a fruity cocktail.

"Making Out in a Field of Strawberries" from Twink of Twink + Sis.

Happy strawberry season! 

BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN TOWELS

I have true love and appreciation for a good kitchen towel. I find them to be one of the fastest and cheapest ways to freshen up my kitchen. I love hanging new dishtowels on my oven or folded on the counter, when I'm hosting a dinner or holiday party. Now that Spring is around the corner, I'm ready to liven things up with some new linens! Here are some that I am really digging right now.

Abanja Vertical Blue Stripe Mohamed Tea Towel via Lost & Found Shop 

Lucky Fish Neon Pink Tea Towel via ABC Carpet & Home

Anna Joyce Stars & Dots Tea Towels via Brika

Mel Kadel Streams and Fields Linen Tea Towels for Poketo

Red Honeycomb Pique Kitchen Towel from Maison Midi

Thalia Dishtowels from Anthropologie

Nine Space Bali Kitchen Towel via One Kings Lane

Coral and Tusk Feather Tea Towel via Lost & Found Shop 

Fort Makers Tea Towels from West Elm

Natural Linen Tea Towels, Made in France, from Jayson Home

THE PERFECT PAIR: GORGEOUS CHAIR TWOSOMES

Chairs:  One Kings Lane  (vintage),   Knoll Saarenin Side Table:  Design Within Reach , Pillows:  John Robshaw , Persian Rug: Vintage, Sheepskin Throws:  Pottery Barn , Artwork:  Beau Patrick Coulon , Bad Photography: Me! 

Chairs: One Kings Lane (vintage), Knoll Saarenin Side Table: Design Within Reach, Pillows: John Robshaw, Persian Rug: Vintage, Sheepskin Throws: Pottery Barn, Artwork: Beau Patrick Coulon, Bad Photography: Me! 

Recently my family and I moved into a new house and the black, mid-century head-of-dining table armchairs no longer worked in the new space. So I was inspired to create a great little conversation nook with my two lovely vintage chairs. This had me on the lookout for the most gorgeous, interesting and special pairs of chairs. Here are some of my favorites. If only I could have ten homes...

Theory's Andrew Rosen and designer Jenny Dyer's NYC Duplex via  Elle Decor

Theory's Andrew Rosen and designer Jenny Dyer's NYC Duplex via Elle Decor

La Maison Hotel, Champs Elysees, Paris  - Gilded Lounge Suite. Image Via  Viacomit.net

La Maison Hotel, Champs Elysees, Paris - Gilded Lounge Suite. Image Via Viacomit.net

Image via  Domaine Home

Image via Domaine Home

A foyer in South Kent, CT. Photo By:  Wayne Eastep

A foyer in South Kent, CT. Photo By: Wayne Eastep

Patent Leather Louis Chairs via Pinterest.

Patent Leather Louis Chairs via Pinterest.

A Richmond, Virginia home via  Veranda

A Richmond, Virginia home via Veranda

Rita Hazan's NYC apartment, designed by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent via  Domino

Rita Hazan's NYC apartment, designed by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent via Domino

Image via  Lonny Magazine

Image via Lonny Magazine

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Image via  April and May

Image via April and May

Image via Tumblr

Image via Tumblr