so when you start going starry eyed staring at amazon and feel like maybe its time to get out and support local, you just must pay us a visit. grab yourself a hot chocolate…its cold finally!!! and head down to the willows for some one of a kind holiday goodies. we have some wonderful ideas for setting your thanksgiving table, a bundle of cozy sweaters and jewelry to give you just the right look and plenty of lovelies coming in for the holidays. tis shopping season! looking forward to seeing you soon and helping you knock out that list.

while in la recently we had a great time putting together a new kerry cassill order. we cant wait for all of the fun prints to arrive! you are going to love what we have coming. while spending a great deal of time on the order, we went through a crazy ordeal of getting my truck toed….a  long story that made for a good laugh later! i guess you never know what kind of trouble you might end up in in this wild retail business! all for you folks…all for you!

here’s to fall and cool weather on the horizon! looking forward to this holiday season; cheers!

we spent a hard working week on the hunt finding nothing but the best for you in texas! here is a sneak peek of just a bit of the fun we had while in round top. we would not miss this opportunity to seek out one of a kind furniture and gorgeous pieces to give your home just the right unique touch. we hope you’ll love what we have to bring home to you! enjoy!!

with the scent of fall in the air and that perfect morning chill we just thought you might be up for a little retail therapy here at the willows. come see whats new in apparel as well as plenty of new goods for the home around the shop. we had a very successful trip to round top in Texas and will be slowly bringing in all our new treasures for you as they arrive. let us know what we can do to spruce up your own home or patio for the new cosy season ahead. oh, and pssst….our online shop is now official! woot woot! go check it out here.

have you been in lately? we have some really wonderful jewelry at a variety of price points you are going to love. time to spruce up your look for fall right…with a fresh adornment. we have some great coffee table books, clothing, candles, and sweet hostess/friend gifts! we love the black and white tea towels with catchy sayings to make your girlfriend laugh on a rough day. pair that wrapped in a fun beaded necklace and you are set. do come and see us soon. we are here to help with the perfect gift, or your new look for your home or yourself! cheers to a great long weekend up ahead! happy memorial day! we will be closed on monday in observance.

and yet another wild day on the streets of new york! we can not get enough people watching, stunning architecture, quaint little brick buildings filled with bakeries and darling shops! the inspiration is indeed endless. after a few days in the city i was able to take a peek at a place i had been dying to see for quite some time. stay tuned for a few photos of a treasure outside the city! hope youre week is off to a great start. our fall goods are starting to come in and we can not wait to share them with you! can you believe it is nearly september? where does the time go??

part one of a many faceted trip to one of my most favorite cities! I recently ventured across the country to the big city with my daughter for a couple days of fun and of course research…you will never tire of creative inspiration and bustling life in this city! getting in late Saturday night after a long day of traveling, we just walked for a bit taking in our new hood before uber-ing over to one of our favorites, Balthazar, for some mussels, fries and wine. never mind the grumpy bartender who was not going to spoil our fun. after Sunday mass in the village, we tried out a fun recommendation for brunch, Joseph Leonard. with an adorable exterior and tight quarters full of eye candy and great tunes, the food also did not disappoint. might i reccomend trying the michelada drink…a tasty concoction of beer, hot sauce and lime….rather refreshing on a hot summer day. after a fun day of boutique shops, and a quick stop at milk bar for a birthday cake shake, we were beat; but not really. it was all too good to be true, and of course we were up for more; ok lets face it, we were secretly hoping it would never end and we could find a reason to move to this magical city…at least for a while?

as is tradition, i love to spend a good amount of time away from the phoenix heat at the beach. it is definitely my happy getaway place, and it doesn’t hurt that one of my dearest friends lives down the street. you may remember her charming cottage we featured on the old blog. it was a hit! with my birthday usually takes place at the beach, and this year being a big one, my sweet friend and I put together a charming intimate dinner with friends at her stunning home. the dahlias we had just picked were perfect to set the table. as always the food was outstanding and a fun night was had by all! considering myself incredibly blessed entering a new year of life. cheers to big birthdays and dinner with long lasting friends!

in preparation for an intimate dinner party with friends, i found the most wonderful spot in costa mesa, ca full of an abundance of dahlias. they are such a lovely flower and hard to come by in phoenix. we had a great time picking our own and getting some sage advice from the owner on care taking. she mentioned that once cut they do not absorb much water, so you can slightly cauterize with a flame, place in a bit of water, and then mist the petals with a spray bottle. happy to learn some new tips and we will be enjoying our beautiful flowers all week!

we recently reupholstered this vintage ralph lauren sofa with a dark denim. we love the classic clean look and added a charming piece of indigo to give it that extra layer and touch of character. the blue and white would be perfect to give your home that beachy feel. as we always say, buying good quality pays off in the end…All of our sofas and chairs are made in the USA. feel free to come price shop with us and allow our designers to help make your home fantastic; to give it the look you’ve been dreaming of. we are here for you!