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On the website for their new paper goods company, Paper Greats, CT-based founders Heather Terry and Selina Fletcher write: “Life is short—let us take something off of your plate and put it on ours.” You don’t have to ask us twice—and we’re already huge fans of their recycled, recyclable and compostable (read: eco-friendly) paper trays, cups and notepads. As moms, disposable paper goods (particularly in the hazy first post-partum weeks or when hosting family for the holidays) can be a lifesaver. But, we also don’t want to feel like we’re trashing the earth that our kids will inherit or “giving up” and not making meal time special. That’s where Paper Greats is, well, great. The growing line of products is gorgeous—seriously, their new Pantone-colored coffee cups (which go on pre-sale in a few weeks) are made for Instagram—but they’re also completely eco-friendly. We chatted with co-founder Heather (also mom to a daughter, 5) about how the business began, the products you should know about (stocking stuffer and teacher gift alert!) and where the brand is going.
When giving clothing or accessories, we’re always looking for pieces that are made well and will last for years. From a go-anywhere backpack to a warm coat that will never go out of style, these gifts from our favorite Swedish brand fit the bill and are guaranteed to be winners.
Chris Roughan of Roughan Interiors is well-known in Greenwich, New York City, Palm Beach and beyond for her warm and sophisticated style. Since 1994, she has focused on carefully listening to clients to create spaces they truly love to live in. “Every interior should be functional while remaining aesthetically purposeful and elegant,” says Roughan. One of her favorite times of year to decorate, in her own home as well as in those of clients’, is the holiday season. These are the places she goes to as she invests in quality pieces that will stand the test of time.
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One of my oldest, dearest friends who also moved from Miami to Los Angeles to pursue the arts!