Archive for the ‘Precious Objects’ Category


Summer is in full swing at the Gilded Getaway House, which means a rotating guest list of family and friends. Some come for a day, others stay for a week, and most all never want to leave. More than three years ago, we set out to create a cozy, coastal retreat; slowly, and layer upon layer, Summerset has become a seaside haven – quintessential New England at its core, with a nod to life in the City-by-the-Sea. Sweet and subtle details have become our favorite addition, the finishing touches that make a house a home. This month, our #tglpreciousobjects are a collection of recent additions and in the spirit of hospitality, we’re spilling the beans on some of our go-to resources.

Delectable Details

Vintage Brass Rope Hooks | Hardware Etc. Antiques

Antique Shell Engraving | Antique Print Store

Brass Clam Box, Coral + Vintage Rattan Tray | Picked Home

Eat Drink Nap | Soho House

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.


We’re back, and giving our suitcase an extended siesta while we delightfully embrace a little thing you’ve most likely heard of, summer. Prior to the unofficial start of our favorite season, we detoured south to The Big Easy, where temps were already bordering on steamy. A reverse migration of sorts, we liken it to seasonal tempering – prepping mentally, and more importantly, physically, for the balmy conditions that will soon be creeping up the eastern seaboard. We’ll be sharing more on our latest Gilded Getaway shortly, until then, we’re unpacking our travel goodies just in time for fun in the New England sun. A handmade fan to cool ourselves on warm summer nights, and our favorite travel souvenir, sunnies. These sophisticated shades from New Orleans brand Krewe in the most gorgeous bottle green hue have us seeking excuses to catch the sun’s rays morning, noon + night.

Delectable Details

African Fan + Aesa Ring | Freda

Charles II Sunnies | Krewe

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster. 



Let’s set the record straight, a business trip that routes you + your passport to the City of Light, should hardly be considered business. This February, the official month of love + affection, had us pining for a Precious Objects post dedicated to all things French stemming from our recent sojourn to the capital of romance, Pa-reeeeeee. France, a country where a passion for its people (and don’t forget the pastries) runs as deep as the sea, does not disappoint when it comes to inspiration.

The prized jewel of our souvenirs, a pair of antique Kaléidoscope lithographs snagged at the renowned Marché aux Puces. Circa 1925, by French artist Maurice Pillard Verneuil, the colors are vibrant, and in our mind, as radiant as the day the were pulled off the presses; patterns so relevant and fresh, (cue the J.Crew F/W ’16 Collection + this retro pantsuit), they beg for the tagline, ‘ahead of their time’. If you followed along on our #tgltravels, you may recall our discovery instant love affair with French-based eyewear brand, Jimmy Fairly. If Warby + Toms had a lovechild, JF would surely be it. Stylish + affordable, philanthropic + adorable. Who needs cliché keychains when you can bring sophisticated sunnies home in your carryon? Looking for a place to rest your head in a manner all-things-chic? Head straight to Hôtel Bachaumont in the 2ème, where a recent refresh brought this boutique hotel back to modern magnificence. (Much more on that still to come, because you know we love a renovation that leaves discerning travelers with nothing less than a win-win in lodging and accommodation.)

Last, but most certainly not least, our favorite Francophile back in the states. Clare Vivier, whose adoration for Parisian charm leaves no outfit untouched when it comes to accessorizing in style. CV’s new Madras Weave mini screams ‘spirit of the summer’ – we’re already mentally making outfits with this cutie of a clutch in tow. Now if we could just rid the Northeast of these ridiculously beyond-freezing temps…

The Delectable Details

 Kaleidoscope Lithographs | Vintage

Sunglasses | Jimmy Fairly

Madras Wallet Clutch | Clare V.

 Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.


2016, why, hello. You arrived so quickly that we’re only just wrapping our minds around the fact that you’re already here. With the arrival of another year comes a flurry of inspiration – a fresh new calendar, crisp pages in the planner, travels on the horizon + projects in the queue. With our first post of #tglpreciousobjects to officially ring in 2016 here at Around the Pound, we couldn’t be more anxious to curate a few of the delectable details that have us churning with excitement.

As a designer, the search for a desktop calendar can be a daunting task. Aesthetics, functionality. Aesthetics, functionality. We’re quite certain there are those in the universe that satisfy the quest for both, yet this year, we decided to throw in the towel and vote for good looks. The winner, a gorgeously crafted beauty from Charleston-based 42 Pressed. Like the most delicious of cakes, layer upon layer of copper-foiled goodness, enveloped in a bevy of mellow hues that make for a palate so refreshing, you’ll never want to dream in color again. For keeping tabs on meetings and appointments on-the-go, Louis Vuitton wins the award for simplistic agenda style, their pint-sized refills up the ante when it comes to portable panache. That adorable little LV hangtag? We’re secretly stashing in our cache of paper lovelies, because, yes, the secret’s out, we have one of those, and undoubtedly, we’d dare to venture that you probably do too.

As the days start rolling and we find ourselves knee-deep in new initiatives, we resolve to remember the value of time. Aesthetics and frivolity aside, the calendar serves as a reminder to savor each moment, live each day to the fullest, and let the small stuff fall to the wayside. Unlike doggy bags from your favorite eatery, calendar days can’t be saved for later. Time is too precious to be treated as anything less, our wish for you is to make the most of yours.

The Delectable Details

Hello Folded Note | Dahlia Press

Linen Swatches | Serena & Lily

Travel Pouch + Mechanical Pencil | Delfonics

Agenda Refill | Louis Vuitton

Die Cut Calendar | 42 Pressed

Trench + Stripes | Céline Resort

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.



Two weeks in and it’s already been a December to remember. Fresh off the heels of a Gilded Getaway, including a ‘lil bit of fête, and a whole ‘lotta jubilee, this month is looking to be one for the record books. Yes, we’re still making our list and checking it twice, thankfully no one’s been naughty, which makes gifting quite nice! Dear Santa, if you’re reading, we’ve been an awful good girl, simply follow the cookie crumbs business cards we’ve left all a’scatter. Small in scale, yet big on charm, anything from these boutiques will do just fine when it comes to stuffing the stockings hung by the fire.

As we round the corner to the close of the year, there’s blessings to count, miles to travel and pallies to greet. And while we have a profound proclivity for a life on-the-go, there’s something to be said for dropping anchor and finding the perfect place to call home at the holidays. In the words of our snail mail festive greeting, “From cottage to cabin, and coast to coast, sending holiday cheer to those we love and cherish the most”.

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.

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