Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms (Rizzoli, $50)
This spring, renowned interior designer and author Charlotte Moss releases her latest book, Charlotte Moss Decorates, giving readers a glimpse into the methods behind her magic. For each of the rooms featured, Moss breaks down the various stages of her design process and offers quick doses of decorating advice with her signature “Why Not?” decorating maxims. Moss graciously invites the reader to be engaged and inspired through 200-plus photos.
Kichler cooks up lighting with its Noodle lamp made to glow from the inside out. Topped with a linen hard-back shade, its square linen base is illuminated to let light shine through a rattan overlay for a spellbinding shadow effect. Fischer-Gambino, 637 Royal St., 524-9067, and 602 Metairie Road, Suite A, Metairie, 833-7757, or
go to www.kichler.com.
Rainy Day Surprise
For nearly two centuries, the wellie has been doing its part to keep fancy feet dry. Now, just in time for April showers, Hunter introduces the Tall Original Rubber Tote – the wellie of all tote bags. Available in a rainbow of hues including its ever-popular Hunter Green, the all-weather accessory is durable and detailed with polished nickel hardware and Vachetta leather-trimmed handles. Hunter Boot USA, 877/495-1500, www.hunter-boot.com.
All Wrapped Up
Provide the perfect backdrop for a well-designed library with customized fabric-wrapped books. Rare and antiquarian book collector Thatcher Wine works with designers and homeowners to transform old books into artful accessories using handcrafted bindings and jackets made from their choice of fabrics. Juniper Books, 303/946-1494, www.juniperbooks.com.
Bid adieu to the cozy flannel bedding of winter and say hello to the sumptuous linens of spring. Lili Alessandra’s Angie bedding combines Old World baroque flourishes with modern and natural elements for a look and feel that is classic, crisp and comfortable. TPG Home and Garden, 2033 Highway 190 N., Covington, 985/875-7576, and other locations at Lakeside Mall and The Shops at Canal Place, or go to www.lilialessandra.com.
A Sweet Celebration
To commemorate its 10th birthday, Seda France is combining some of its favorite aromas of the past and present to produce an exotic new home fragrance, Anniversaire. Fusing citrus and floral notes with earthy, spicy scents, the 10.2-ounce candle smells as sweet as it looks in its etched toile tumbler and signature pagoda packaging. Hazelnut, 5515 Magazine St., 891-2424, or go to www.sedafrance.com.
Beauty Boot Camp
Founded by eco-aesthetician Sara Damelio, Skincando skin care offers relief to sensitive skin – and to U.S. troops overseas. Each product in the company’s Combat-Ready Care Kit, which includes body balm, lip balm and a beauty bar, is freshly made from organic ingredients such as coconut oil, rosemary and black tea. A portion of every sale is used to fund care packages for soldiers stationed in the Middle East. Esthetique Facial Spa, 5702 Magazine St., 896-1006, or go to www.skincando.com.
A great party starts with a great invitation, and a great invitation begins with pretty penmanship. When your own hand is a little shaky and mass mailing labels just won’t do, let Celeste Marshall give you a hand – literally! As a modern alternative to traditional calligraphy, Marshall offers customized fonts, as well as wax seals and stuffing and stamping services. Hand Addressed by Celeste, 220-8558, firstname.lastname@example.org.