We all have those friends that never stay on the ground for too long. For those with serious wanderlust that can't seem to stay put, lavish them with travel appropriate accessories. Satisfy their travel bug with the necessities that make their journey one to remember. Adventure seekers and design divas alike will forge ahead in style this season.
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Getting a little tongue in cheek, the Don't Fuggedaboutit tablet notepad from Mrs. Strong will help the recipient remember to tackle everything on their to do list before they step on the plane or train.
Everyone loves a crisp new tote to use while running errands. For the print and pattern fan, Katie Ridder's signature fabric and wallpaper prints now come on a cute tote bag. Order by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I need a new rolly bag in the worst way. The new carry-on Wheeled Duffle from T. Anthony fits in the overhead bin and is a nice addition to give to someone that has their luggage already. Mom, are you reading this?
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For the pal who is always en route to a picnic or party, the Lands End Wine Tote is just the thing.
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These little zippered pouches help keep the contents of a bag neat and tidy. Sister Parish printed fabric Cosmetic Bags come in a set of 3, and can keep your charger cords and passport separate and easy to access.
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A tiny bag that can serve double duty as a clutch and hold your camera, Anya Hindmarch's Courtney Moire Clutch will make interior designer friends happy with it's big ol' custom leather hanging tassel.
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Super lightweight and easy to pack, a robe is a travel must. Turkish-T's beautiful soft cotton Spa robes have a fringed hem and sleeve with spirited candy colored stripes. They can multi-task from breakfast to the beach.
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Mary Green's Sleeping Mask from Shop Bop will make for rested travelers. Rested travelers are happy travelers.
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It might surprise you how many people love to have the comforts of home while away. Long-haul flights and hotel rooms are just better with the addition of a pretty boudoir pillow. Bring the comfort of your own bed with Julia B. baby pillows, she has a variety of beautiful customized options.
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Ward off a chill with Queen of Cashmere's monogrammed travel throw with matching case. You never know when a bit of cashmere may come in handy.
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For those that never leave home without a signature scent, Frederic Malle's highly addictive Carnal Flower perfume comes in a portable spray (case not included).
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On the go and need a pick-me-up? Take the tiny well-designed My Pressi on Safari and always have your caffeine fix close at hand.
Get a game going anywhere. Play to win with Tory Burch's sleek Printed Portable Backgammon set. Such a luxe version.
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Crisp sound, an FM Radio and alarm clock make Geneva's bright red XS Sound System from Moma Store worth packing to travel.
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A classic vide poche for a fraction of the Hermes prix, Clare Vivier's zesty red version is perfect and portable for keeping jewelry and other lotions and potions on the nightstand.
Switching out the warm, winter bed for fresh, new bedding in the summer is part of many people's changeover routine. Away goes the thick duvet and out comes the coverlet and thin blanket. If you are by the ocean, the duvet may be a necessity, so folding it into thirds at the end of the bed looks nice and neat. Perhaps your master bedroom needs reviving, and sometimes the guest linens need a refresher. Block prints, tiny patterns and solids in hot pink, blue and lavender were big spring news.
Here are some colorful new patterns, prints and solids to get you started!
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The new block-printed Ramona duvet and Euro sham from Serena and Lily is a robust take on a damask, Indian-style.
The coordinating Kerala sheet set in bright and soft pinks is an abstracted Indian floral that looks boho chic without going off the deep end.
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John Robshaw introduced a bridge collection called JR by John Robshaw that is perfect for dorm rooms and the like. At a 200 thread count, it offers a lot of style for an approachable price point.
Perhaps a fresh spring green damask calls to you. Ludoli, all-over bedding pattern from John Robshaw adds visual interest without overwhelming other prints in the room.
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If you can't get enough of block printing, geometrics and fish, then Allem Studio is for you. A varied Sea Green feels right at home with the fish pattern. The bedding is made by Sewa, a women's collective in India.
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As usual, Matouk's creative collaboration with Lulu DK yields phenomenal results. This spring saw the introduction of Lyford, a white solid fireworks-of-a-floral on perfectly hued Crocus (lavender), Ocean (a French blue) and Geranium (a coral) ground.
The Lyford in Crocus
And as usual, patterns co-mingle together. Here we have from top to bottom: Star, Cove, and Lyford.
And in Geranium with coordinates.
If florals make you happy, this tight bloom called Petals also from Lulu DK for Matouk is a great choice.
The freshness of this Star and Cove combination from Matouk in pale blue and white is wonderful.
Stella, a tiny compass-shaped design comes quilted, also from Lulu for Matouk
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Sometimes adding a ditzy, small pattern can re-invigorate and freshen existing white bedding. This small geo is Frette's Orchidales print through Garnet Hill.
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A small undulating pattern, Pink Waves, from Plover Organic is a pattern that also mixes in well with all white.
Bedding designer Katherine Ferran loves her prints and geometrics and this spring was no exception, as she introduced a charming large bloom with climbing stem and leaves.
Summer and seersucker just go together, so thank goodness Ferran has their new spring green seersucker with coral edging.
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Haute Home also understands the need for relaxes resorty basics, so their seersucker with lace detailing.
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Details! Bows abound on these darling custom monogram Nice shams from Julia B. with side ties of grosgrain ribbon.
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If you are in a seaside setting, why not go nautical with Sferra's Orlo bedding with a chic inset wide banding?
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There's nothing likea bold border to add life. Here, Haute Home pairs orange and turquoise, two colors that speak to summer living.
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Linen bedding has earned converts for breathability and softness. Sferra's Classico Vintage offers a lived-in look that captures the essence of a European bed. With classic lines and casual appeal, the soft color palette is oh-so soothing.
If you are planning on attending the Atlanta International Gift Market, be sure to stop by and say hi to Julia B. and take a look at her exquisite hand embroidered bedding, linens and monogram options. Like Skittles, there is a rainbow of color to entice you. Julia can create just about any custom creation you have in mind, and the juicy colors will get you thinking spring.
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