wishing you all the happiest holiday season & see you in the new year
w&p gift guide || for the trail guide
for the person on your list who's been talking about buying a cabin for 2 years...

complete with a buddy cup
1. tartan thermos

campfire safe and ready for dinner

light a fire to get cooking

we've got teddy to thank for this one
make it impossible to lose your way
5. explorer compass watch

tested and true in red, white, & blue
w&p gift guide || for the lover of today
indulgences for the person who lives in the moment...

straight from our hometown
1. death's door gin

bourbon-barrel-aged scotch
 2. age of discovery

one of the best nights we've had in new york was at speakeasy dollhouse,
and we absolutely cannot recommend it enough

if you're feeling lucky
4. wooden poker chest

a little more wisco love - the best summer sausage and aged cheddar
5. brennan's meat & cheese basket

for the sweet tooth
6. mast brothers chocolate

w&p gift guide || for the lover of tomorrow
inspirations for the person who dreams of tomorrow...

for the barre
7. ballet slippers

for making future plans
 8. sugar paper planners

todd snyder (an isu alum) + champion
10. sweats

wood & leather jumprope
11. title boxing rope

12. twig

detoxifying wash
13. port products
w&p gift guide || for him

and now for his list, loaded with gear for outdoor work and play

a reason to leave the fire
1. classic toboggan

when it's time to come inside

weekend wear

these will have to wait a few months -
but when the time comes "get outside, folks."

straight from redwing, minnesota - these speak for themselves
5. classic moc

and to keep them around for awhile

follow the link to buy, or if you're in the area, 
you can find this at old souls in cold spring, new york
7. opinel trekking knife

up next || gift guides for everyone on your list.
take a peek at last year's guides for a head start.

and don't forget to support small business saturday today 
|| shop small, shop local ||

w&p gift guide || for her
it's a bit early to be jumping fully into holiday mode, but we have been getting some requests from family for gift ideas, so we thought we'd start with a few pieces from our own wishlists that would be perfect gifts for her and him.

ladies first.

last year my sister gifted me a lovely gold honeycomb necklace from gorjana, and i love the idea of layering it 
with the coordinating lariat, cuff, and other items from the jeweler's delicate collection

i am so in love with every jo malone product i've ever tried, and my favorite scent is the fresh, clean

the chicest, most demure heels

kate spade announced their new swim line this summer, and it's scheduled to hit the salesfloor this november. 
it's not up yet, but i'm definitely keeping an eye out for the launch!
5. kate spade swimsuit

we just posted about our discovery of erin fetherston's "charmed, i'm sure" concept, and this clutch 
would be perfect for social engagements during the holidays and into 2015

what self respecting francophile doesn't love chloe?

from the pretty packaging to sultry, soft scent, we're smitten with this perfume

roseline of this is glamorous has impeccable taste, and her collection of leather goods reflects it beautifully

i've recently started taking the occasional barre class, and i'm hooked. physique 57 has been my favorite (it doesn't hurt that they're located inside one of manhattan's most exquisite buildings, the ansonia), 
and good attendance will be crucial after weeks of holiday indulging.

up next || a gift guide for him and guides for everyone on your list.
take a peek at last year's guides for a head start.

1. on a recent weekend trip down to washington, dc, we followed the recommendation of the infatuation (always a good idea) and found ourselves at the tiny thai gem, little serow. we were sold after they described the family style, no-menu, super-spicy restaurant as a punch in the face, and we were not disappointed. it's definitely a must-try if ever in the dc area.

2. spotify's got some great new playlists. be sure to check out nu-modern, southern gothic, and the pulse of americana.

3. sometimes you just want your manhattan apartment to smell like a deep-woods campfire, and for that, there's juniper ridge campfire incense. we're addicted.

4. fall's got us feeling a bit like nesting, and we've been pulling inspiration for updating our own pile of bricks. 

5. we've been hunting for some new furniture, and we finally found a bar that's the perfect mix of whiskey-rugged and pearls-polish.

shopping in cold spring . new york
 cold spring apothecary

we were happy to find that the brand has since expanded to a new space that's still rustic and cozy, but perfectly open and fresh.

shopping in cold spring ,  new york

our love affair with this hudson river town continues.
we first visited cold spring for a winter weekend getaway in february 2013, staying at the cozy hudson house inn. we've since been back hiking a few times, and on this last trip, we found some new developments on main street that we wanted to share.

we left this gem with books on beekeeping, campfire incense, coffee, and a growler of harvest ale (with 2 cups for the train ride, of course). open just since april of this year, the general store offers the perfect mix of food, supplies, and gifts.

on the heels of another busy summer, where half-packed suitcases and drying swimsuits occupied the better part of the apartment for months, we felt the need for some reorganization. 
we certainly don't want to rush summer away, but we are starting to feel the fall nesting bug. 
we tackled our built-in - a prominent focal point in the living room - giving it a fresh, almost back-to-school look.

montreal  :  clark street mercantile
this summer's been full of travel, including a first-time visit to the charming french canadian city, montreal.
full of cobblestone streets, unique restaurants, and grand old architecture, the area reminded us of some 
cool parts of new york, with a bit more french and a lot more canadians.
we made an unexpected stop into clark street mercantile, while waiting for our breakfast poutine at faberge 
(thumbs up, by the way), and were happily surprised.
think best made, with more of a focus on clothing and accessories.
we fell in love with a photograph that made its way home with us,
and we'll definitely be back for more next time we make our way up north.