She’s long been known for her one-of-a-kind antiques, but Karla Katz is now offering a collection of equally unique contemporary tables that are truly something to talk about. After an unsuccessful search for the ideal occasional table, the local designer created her own iron ostrich-leg design, available in custom sizes and finishes.
Karla Katz & Co., 4017 Magazine St., 897-0061, www.karlakatzandco.1stdibs.com.
Since 1953, Missoni has received acclaim worldwide for its luxurious knitwear in an eclectic mix of patterns, colors and textures. From mid-September through mid-October, the iconic Italian fashion house will offer a limited edition collection of fashions and home goods exclusively for Target, making couture more accessible. Target, 69320 Louisiana Highway 21, Covington, 985/871-7093 and 4500 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 888-2184, or go to www.target.com.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion (rizzoli, $29.95)
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion celebrates the movie’s enduring popularity. The tribute includes candid behind-the-scenes photos, full-color reproductions of the poster art and insiders’ stories. Also included is a special section on costumes, plus a foreword by Hubert de Givenchy, who dressed Audrey Hepburn both on and off the set.
Part of its newly released collection of affordable luxuries, the Jardins du Seda France Red Amber votive offers a rich fall scent for only $14. Sweet florals including gardenia, frangipani rose and jasmine mingle with the spicy notes of orange oil, clove and patchouli for 20 hours of aromatic bliss. Go to www.sedafrance.com for local retailers.
It’s getting cooler outdoors, so cuddle up indoors with a plush, posh pillow. This down-filled lumbar cushion is covered in silky Scalamandré with a chocolate-colored leafy cut-velvet pattern atop an ivory background. disegno Karina Gentinetta, showroom by appointment only, 373-6664, www.disegnokarinagentinetta.1stdibs.com.
Your fall fête will be off to a great start with the “write” invitation. Leaf embellishments by G. Lalo Parisian social stationery transform ordinary cardstock into elegant invitations and announcements. Sold in packs of 50, the leaves are available in more than 10 hues, from formal metallics such as silver and gold to rich, bold burgundy and teal. Go to www.exaclair.com for retailers.
Featuring classic design details from Rebecca Ray’s trademark “Sporting Lifestyle,” The Betsy bucket bag is made from cotton canvas accented with genuine equestrian-grade harness leather and solid brass hardware. The designer’s signature glass bridle rosette gives the heavy-duty bag a softer side. Rebecca Ray American Couture Handbags, www.rebeccaraydesigns.com.
Pretty in Pink
Kick up your highest heels, and relax in high style atop this late-19th-century painted Louis XVI chaise longue. Girly, swirly upholstery in bubble gum-pink and white gives the straight lines and sophisticated frame a fun, feminine touch. Dunn & Sonnier Flowers and Antiques, 2138 Magazine St., 524-3235.