Hello all you lovers. Lovers of pretty little things. Lovers of flowers. Lovers of delectable cuisine. Lovers of homemade anything. Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you are not ready, no worries – I’ve got your back. Each day this week will feature ideas and inspiration to get you in the groove for Saturday, February 14th.
Love takes flight this week at Dovecote in Westport, Connecticut. Whenever I am looking for gifts, it is one of the places that I can always count on for something fun and slightly exotic. Dovecote has an enormous variety of beautiful items to choose from ranging from one-of-a-kind pillow covers to heavenly fragrances for the home and body. In addition to personal accessories, the store boasts an incredible mix of mid-to-the-19th-and-beyond century furniture and furnishings. Owner, Sarah Kaplan, travels to Paris and the south of France several times a year, bringing back antiques for her store. Her impeccable taste earned her store 2014 Best of the Gold Coast Winner in multiple categories (Luxury imports, Contemporary Furnishings and Costume Jewelry) the store is stylish and chic and filled with eye candy. Dovecote also has a remarkable selection of jewelry. Many of the pieces are made by local artisans and are totally unique. It’s the kind of place you go when you are looking for something really special. Here are just a few of my favorite things. Happy Shopping!
I fell in love with these high gloss orange lacquer boxes (* $65 and $75)
The package design of these Tocca candles is a gift in itself. These candles are a perfect hostess gift.
Kai white flower fragrance is sold at exclusive boutiques and spas all over the world, with many devotees including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Naomi Watts and others.
How charming is this linen covered photo album, perfect for a new Mom or Dad.
Faux Ostrich skin clutches in the hippest colors $55.
These adorable coin purses are only $13 each!
This purse is uber chic.
One of many gorgeous and colorful pillow cases.
Not quite a life-size print of an elephant, but close.
These cuffs come in a variety of colors and are a steal at $55 each.
I would use these eye catching zebra trays for rings and earrings or a business card holder.
Tortoise shell necklaces in every style imaginable.
If this card doesn’t make you smile, nothing will.
* Prices are subject to change. For much more information, visit Dovecote online or in person at 56 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. T. 203.222.7500 or 866.999.2241. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM. Sunday, NOON-5:00PM