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Thanksgiving Tips: What To Gift Your Hostess

Thanksgiving Tips: What To Gift Your Hostess

Your Thanksgiving hostess is slaving away next week, whether you realize it or not. That's why we like to address an underrated topic, what to gift your Thanksgiving hostess this year. Whether it be something small, something special or something with a story, it is should be personal. You all know that here at MRK we like to keep things personal, which is why we picked five favorite gifts for your hostess this year. Get ready, you're about to make the day even better upon arrival...

The Carpe Diem Candle: Whether she succeeded in making the turkey succulent or not, your Thanksgiving hostess has no doubt seized the day, so why not give her something that says so?

Floral Half Locket Charm: Give your hostess a treasure she can hold her kids in with this half locket floral charm.

The Eel photo frame: Thanksgiving is all about family coming together, so you can never go wrong with framed photo of your hostess with her family.

The Secret Journal: Because next year she'll put her Thanksgiving recipe notes and shopping lists in these hidden pages, so know one knows the method to her madness.

The Patience seahorse charm necklace: Because what holiday requires more patience than Thanksgiving? Exactly.

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Spotlight On: Jewelry & Music

Spotlight On: Jewelry & Music

We're excited this month not just for the upcoming holidays, but also about the fact that our collection is making a bit of a splash in the music industry. First there's December's InStyle with Ariana Grande wearing our gate collection scroll ring, and then there's Rita Ora donning our 18K yellow gold moon charm necklace in December's Cosmopolitan. Just like music, jewelry is a means of expression, so it was no surprise that these two pieces were the perfect accent for these women. Sexy, quirky and fun, Ora and Grande prove how versatile any of our pieces can be, because it's as much about the woman wearing the jewelry as it is about the jewelry itself.

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Exhibit: Cubism in Every Day Wear

Exhibit: Cubism in Every Day Wear

It may be the first time someone’s asked you to ask yourself: How can I incorporate cubism into my personal style? We’re hoping you already do – at least with your jewelry. As a jewelry brand  it’s no secret we’re completely obsessed with shapes, shades and geometry.  So it’s no surprise how excited we are for this week’s exhibition opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will celebrate four early twentieth century cubist artists.

Braque, Leger, Gris, Picasso...we’re not sure these artists expected us to incorporate their aesthetic into our personal style, but we can’t imagine they’d be disappointed we did so. We perused and curated our favorite picks for home décor, clothing and accessories inspired by all things of the cubist persuasion…

1. Kelly Wearstler Oragami Box

2. J.W. Anderson Sweater

3. Issa Patterned Coat

4. Pierre Hardy Clutch

5. Roksanda Ilincic Dress

6. Tamara Mellon Boots

7. Monica Rich Kosann Triple Row Mosaic Bracelet

8. Monica Rich Kosann Rose Gold Pyramid Clutch

9. Rani Arabella Chess Pillow

10. Nason Moretti Tumbler Set

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Inside Monica’s Photography Studio

Inside Monica’s Photography Studio

We’re always looking for the story behind everything here at Monica Rich Kosann, so we often find ourselves asking; what makes a designer tick? In this case, we decided to take a tour through Monica’s photography studio, to see just what surrounds her on a day-to-day basis.

Our favorite part though is the ever-changing wall of Monica’s photography; reminding us first and foremost that she is an artist (as all great designers are).  Peruse the moodboard of Monica’s studio…

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The Cigarette Case That Could

The Cigarette Case That Could

We were watching Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris the other day, and we couldn’t help but treasure the moment when F. Scott Fitzgerald took out his gold cigarette case for a smoke, as he sat discussing Zelda Fitzgerald with Hemingway.

Cigarette cases are near and dear nostalgic accessories for us, as they’re really the root of Monica’s brand. It was on trips to Europe while flea-marketing that Monica collected antique cigarette cases and compacts which she loved putting her clients’ photos into. It was something new, going into something old, creating a kind of modern heirloom.

The concept of the modern heirloom is now at the root of everything Monica does, as she went to Italy and found the old molds of these antique treasures that she now makes new again. It’s the accessories from the early 1900’s that are her favorite inspirations for the brand. Peruse Monica’s original cigarette cases and compacts; like all good collections they were the start of something great…

SHOP OUR IMAGE CASES HERE

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Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift: Design A Custom Locket With Monica

Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift: Design A Custom Locket With Monica

An heirloom speaks to some sort of journey, and culminates into a story; it's our favorite part of what we do here at Monica Rich Kosann. While many associate heirlooms as things from the past to be passed down, we've created the opportunity to literally create your family heirloom with the designer herself - Monica Rich Kosann.

You may be asking how that's possible; it's the gift for this year's Neiman Marcus fantasy catalogue, and the custom locket experience is truly one-of-a-kind. It's a three-day journey that starts with a meeting with Monica in the German historic town of Idar Oberstein, home to some of the worlds finest gemstone cutters. It continues into a quest to find and design the perfect locket that will no doubt become part of your family's history.

We're happy to be one of the ten extraordinary experiences in the Neiman Marcus fantasy catalogue, and are excited to continue to bring the creation of heirloom lockets (among other keepsakes) into the 21st century, and perhaps, your home.

Find out more, here.

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The Art Of The Handwritten Note: Inspired by Matisse’s Cutouts

The Art Of The Handwritten Note: Inspired by Matisse’s Cutouts

Starting October 12th, the MOMA will be celebrating Henri Matisse’s cutouts (a style he turned to exclusively in the 1940’s) through a 5-month-long exhibition displaying approximately 100 of his pieces. While exploring some of the cutouts ourselves, we couldn’t help but see certain similarities between Matisse’s paintings and our favorite stationery collections.

As dedicated admirers of all things timeless, we are – and always will be – astute believers in the art of the handwritten note. In a sea of e-cards, texting, and tweeting, we’re still suckers for delicious stationary packaging and letter-pressed artfulness.

Here are some of our favorite Matisse cutouts juxtaposed with the custom stationery that – we think – keeps the written note alive…

Photo 1: Featuring Smythson Blue Stationery

Photo 2: Featuring Dempsey & Carroll Stationery

Photo 3: Featuring Kate Spade Stationery

Photo 4: Featuring Connor Stationery

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