|Anna Wintour pencil case by Mua Mua, $100|
|reminder tags by Post-it, $2|
|Wineflower Charms in Brights by bloomin, $8|
The above wine tags are made from seed paper, which means they can have multiple lives: after serving to identify whose beverage is whose, they can be planted and enjoyed as flowers! These also get extra points for being eco-friendly.
|Trolley Black Edition carry-on suitcase, by BALR. $864|
No humdrum here: sophisticated, modern, and unique, this is a a beautiful pieced-leather suitcase. It is also available as a travel set that includes this pictured carry-on suitcase, larger suitcase, and briefcase. There is also a duffel (more posh than the briefcase) and a backpack. I would not recommend this for in-flight travel--the pieces would likely get destroyed after a couple of uses (scratches, marks, etc); this would be better suited for travel via other modes of transportation. If you take one thing away from this post: coordinate your luggage! I did not write "match;" I wrote "coordinate." You can have fun with it, but if you spend money to buy luggage, there's no reason to look like a bag person. (Do not take that as an aspersion toward people who are homeless!)
|purple backgammon set by Jonathan Adler, $465|
|Sounds Gold to Me! portable speakers, $49|
|grass printed picnic blanket by Kate Spade, $45|
Let's picnic in style! Even if picnic-ing isn't your thing, this seems to be an easy must-have for casual family get-togethers outside, spending some time at the park, watching fireworks, etc. I'm particularly fond of the little travel case--very smart.