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  1. It’s true. Sometimes it takes becoming a mother yourself to truly understand the one who raised you. Whether she lives across an ocean or right next door, has a house full of little ones or an empty nest, it is second nature for moms to put others needs before their own. These gifts are designed to remind …

  2. Ah, shopping for Dad. It’s always been the hardest task! I don’t know about you, but if my dad needs something, he buys it. So what do you get the guy who pretty much has everything? Something he never knew he needed. We put together a list of tried and true classics that we consider an …

  3. Brought to you in partnership with PEDIGREE® Dentastix Treats. Images by 2ND TRUTH Winnie Bear will always be our “first born.” We got a handful of parenting mistakes out of our system with her, and for better or worse, she’s proven to be a sensitive and sometimes needy member of our family. Not that we mind the extra …

  4. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  5. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the HP spectre x360 IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH There are a lot of things to love about being the older sister. For one, you’ve got the upper hand when it comes to being in charge when your parents left the house. You could also convince your younger siblings you were intensely cool when …

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  7. For the sister who shares your closet and shoe size, dreams of opening a bookstore/flower shop someday, likes to spend the afternoon with tea and a book, makes cocktails for her friends in her eclectic uptown apartment, is a hopeless romantic with a weakness for Emily Brontë and always gives the best advice. Shop the Guide Flower arranging …

  8. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTIFACT UPRISING IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH We’ve lived in this house for two full years now. During these last two years, major milestones have taken place: Winnie joined the family, our home undertook a major renovation, a once-in-a-lifetime trip, we had a baby (!!!). Milestones that we want to remember and relive (maybe not the …

  9. Pre-kiddo, I had no idea what to purchase for little ones during the holidays (or birthdays for that matter). Now that August is here, I’m hyper aware of all of the amazing items that are available for the littles. Teeny-tiny sweaters, patterned blankets and timeless toys are my newest obsession. We’ve gathered a foolproof guide to …

  10. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHUTTERFLY. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH Joe and I are notorious for not taking photos of ourselves together. More often than not, a friend has to remind us to be in a “normal” photo together. I fully recognize the irony: A couple that loves their individual Instagram accounts so much but a documentation of …

  11. He puts snacks in your purse in case you get hungry.  Vintage sneakers are his hobby. You’d likely find him on a hike or riding his bike, outside he feels free and inspired. He knows what he likes and never fails to be nice. For him, you’ll want gifts with a story. Shop The Guide: Tabletop foosball NORTH …

  12. Friends, it just about that time of year. While we will be providing gift guides for every man, woman, child and pet in your life, we wanted to start this series off with a lists of gifts that support organizations that will need it the most. We are rooting for unity and togetherness after this long …

  13. How are you? I bet you’ve been asked this question at least once before your morning coffee. The formality of “how are you” is so ingrained in the way we greet one another it’s become less of question and more of a choreographed back in forth between two humans. The answer one expects, “fine, how are you?” is just …

  14. Dear readers, After going dark for a few days, I’m back online and no less shaken and saddened by the current discourse in our communities locally and across the web. While we don’t cover politics on W&D, last Tuesday’s result will affect all of us. Maybe, I’m seeing my country clearly for the first time. It’s easy to view these …

  15.   Hey gang! We’re excited to share news of our partnership with Domino! You can now purchase home decor items curated by Wit & Delight on their website. Items range from handmade quilts to vintage benches, luxurious lotions and journals for scheming grand ideas. The shop will update again in December with items for holiday gifting! Here are some …

  16.   Here’s what I’m loving this week… + EBTH is a website that I wish I discovered way earlier. They do online estate sales with some seriously good stuff– like antique rugs and jewelry. + If you aren’t following Adam Kurtz on Instagram, you should be! He’s a quirky and frank illustrator who has a Kickstarter up right now …

  17. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  18. Hello! I’m popping in here quickly to point out a change in the way we disclose sponsorships. For almost a year now, we’ve provided a fairly heavy-handed approach to disclosing sponsorships at the top and bottom of our blog posts. We’ve gotten feedback from readers that while they appreciate our transparency, it would be nice to …

  19. Brought to you in partnership with STARBUCKS® Images by Matt Lien We count ourselves as lucky. When you merge two lives together, a lot can go wrong. I like to throw my clothes on the ground after a long day of work. Joe doesn’t leave the house without the bed made. For the most part, we embrace …

  20. It’s been a really trying month for me and I’m telling myself this too shall pass. I’ll keep this short and sweet so you can get to the pretty little things that are putting a pep in my step this week. If you somehow still haven’t had time to listen to Solange’s new album, A Seat at …

  21. Brrr!!! It was a chilly 45 degrees in Minneapolis today and boy, you could really feel winter knockin’. Seasonal changes are the best part about hailing from the northern half of the country, partly because it means wardrobe updates and new activities to plan with friends. This fall, we’ve been busy doing things. Cooking more, socializing …

  22. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  23. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Curate. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer and videographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my …

  24. One of unexpected challenges of having a newborn is finding ways to do normal tasks at work and home with only one hand. It’s surprisingly difficult. But what it has given way to is more time to scour the internet for cool stuff. I miss the days when I had a fulltime job and could take a lunch …

  25. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  26. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  27. Reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager; Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager; and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. This list is a little different, as we …

  28. Statement plant in the master bath? I love this idea…Simple hoops that make an impact by Laura Lombardi (hint, hint Joe Peters!)…. The newest HDH Swim Collection is lovely!! How to get your quinoa fix for breakfast, lunch and dinner…. And speaking of delicious, this recipe for Swedish meatballs with cucumber and radish pickles has me dreaming about …

  29. The heat is on! I hope you’re all making the most of these hot and steamy nights this summer. Every year I like to put together a mixtape of summer “anthems…” you know…. the songs that will make me think of this exact time and place years after 2016 has passed. With all the changes we have …

  30. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  31.   We were so happy to hear all your excitement around the new luggage brand, AWAY. Many asked when (or if) larger sizes would be available I’m here to let you know that YES! There is now an entire set of check and carry-on bags available. What’s better? They all fit inside one another, making it …

  32. Whenever I see a beautiful bohemian room or a carefree spirit embracing this off-beat style, I’m totally inspired by the attitude and ease of it all. I tend to lean towards a more tailored and structured decor and fashion sense, but that doesn’t mean a couple natural accents can’t be worked into my house and wardrobe. While I’ll never go …

  33. It feels good to crack open a book, but I’ll admit that I often don’t have the time to sit down and read an entire novel these days. Magazines have been a great way to pass the time on quick flights (during take-off and landing), and I’ve really enjoyed those 4o minutes to relax with something, well, not …

  34. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive®. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. …

  35. Our monthly reading edits are compiled by Francine Thompson, W&D’s Content Manager, Bridgette Dutkowski, W&D’s Project Manager, and me! Every month we get together to talk about the content going on W&D for the upcoming weeks, which is most often inspired by articles, timely topics, and cultural touch points outside the lifestyle category. We hope that we enjoy these links …

  36. The last few weeks I’ve been thinking freaking out about the baby. Everything I’ve read says this is totally normal, if not a rite of passage. I suppose the surge of hormones helps us keep these little babies safe, so I’m just going to chalk up the added anxiety me transforming into a super mom. Ha! The one side …

  37. If you’ve seen Francis Mallman’s episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix, then you know how absolutely enchanting al fresco dining can be. Nothing says summer like throwing an outdoor dinner party. Even the most rustic cooking techniques can extra chic when dining under twinkling lights. While dinner parties are enough work on their own (throwing an unpredictable forecast …

  38. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive®. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. …

  39. Wow– what a fast month this was. I spent 16 of the 30 days on the road and I think I’m finally ready to slow down for a while. Not that I have a choice… this week I welcome the official start of my third trimester. I hear it’s a blast!  Along with my growing condition, spring is in …

  40. I finally got around to watching Iris on Friday night. I was feeling particularly blue about the loss of Prince, one of the most original creatives to have ever graced us with their vision. While Prince made it OK to play characters in work and life, he reminded us that the weirdest parts of ourselves are …

  41. Our Weekly Monthly Edit is here, just in time to sign off for the week. I hope you are kicking back with a glass of wine in hand right now, ready to enjoy a warm couple days off work. Please, enjoy it for me. This week has been a busy one…I’ve been in California, Texas, and I’m …

  42. While you can’t exactly rely on spring arriving early in Minnesota, there is one way to know spring has arrived: wedding invitations! So far, this year is looking to be a light one, aside from the fact we have one a week before my due date! In the past, I’ve attended my fair share of weddings, and have …

  43. When you think of a cabin, what do you picture? Chances are it’s not Vardehaugen’s stunning compact version of the classic winter abode. The Norwegian architecture firm designed the 180 square foot Vindheim Cabin to blend into its snowy landscape. The roof slopes down the ground, doubling as a ski or sledding slope. There’s even a skylight …

  44. Diane Keaton has got style chops. After recently discovering her killer Pinterest profile through Camille Styles, I’m totally hooked on her style (again): the glasses, the high-waisted trousers, the tuxedo-inspired ensembles, the wide brim hats. Turns out, Ms. Keaton has an equally classic taste in interiors. Plaid chairs, rustic wood shelving, clean architectural lighting. If you’re thinking …

  45. Can you feel it?? That’s the natural high of Spring, you guys. Maybe it’s the melting snow or the rising temperature or that this year I’ve finished handing off all my tax documents early, but I am feeling extra hopeful and excited for the upcoming season. This month’s reading edit includes a little bit of everything, from dealing …

  46. Spring is in the air, which means for a lucky few: spring break. A chance to get away from the everyday and experience an adventure or maybe a new culture. Lately, I’ve been dreaming about blue skies, blue water and sun-drenched streets. Alas, there is no escaping work this month, but that hasn’t stopped me from infusing …

  47. Did you inherit a vintage bathroom full of colored tile? Consider yourself lucky enough to hit the decor jackpot. Vintage bathrooms are totally back in… or did they ever really go out of style? Maybe not, at least in some of our minds. Here’s candy-colored visual treats for you on this Friday morning. (Can you tell …

  48. Happy Friday, GUYS! We have a mixtape for you– finally. Back in November I said RIP to Rdio, my music streaming service choice. This was the week I came to embrace Spotify with open arms and have officially stopped playing Kanye, Justin, and Taylor on repeat. Not that there is anything wrong with that. This mix is a …

  49. Gilda + Bill. Kate + Johnny. Anjelica + Jack. It probably had something to do with this a mention on last week’s episode of GIRLS…but I found myself scrolling, scrolling, scrolling through the Tumblr site, Old Loves. All good things must come to an end, perhaps.    

  50. A couple months ago we were digging through boxes in the attic. I came across a huge stack of notebooks and sketchbooks from the past 10 years. The stack came up to my knees! Some of these books were from college and recalled many a late night pulling together a last-minute project. Others were more recent and included paintings, …

  51. Confessions of a modern adult: My inbox terrifies me. There is a three-digit number on the upper right corner of the mail icon on my phone. At one point, this was a four digit number. It’s not procrastination that scares me, it’s the sheer volume of email that come through on a daily basis. I tend to be a …

  52. In this week’s edit we’re totally into… 1) High gloss lips! A nice way to spice up the super matte trend. Get the look with Stila Lip Glaze…. 2) Shades of mauve. The 90s-inspired trend moves into home decor and I’m not mad about it. The inspiration above comes from the home of Marie Worsaae, a partner at Aiayu, a …

  53. February, that month of winter where the only thing I seem to look forward to is its end. No offense to Valentine’s Day (meh), but once this month is over, Spring is right around the corner. Hoping you were able to make the most out the shortest month out of the year. (PS: This quote may …

  54. One of the best things of having a public forum, and a captive audience (thank you, dear reader!) is that I have the opportunity to share something or someone that might be completely new to you. Someone you might already be familiar with (if not, get over to her site right now!) is Mary Jo Hoffman, …

  55. ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** It seems everyone I know is going through their own KonMari bootcamp to reduce the amount of clutter in their space before spring arrives. Earlier this year, I shared my own quest to edit the things in my house and get rid of stuff. I was surprised with the amount of treasures …

  56. Welcome to our weekly round up of things we stumbled upon while cruising the internet. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see all the goodies. This Week’s Edit… Pictured Above: We never knew we needed this brilliant Oil-On roller until we saw it on Pinterest. The product is still in the concept phase …

  57. What could take the sting out of missing vacation? A full seven days at home. Like didn’t-even-leave-the-house-to-go-to-the-office-to-work home. It was unexpected, but glorious. I kept busy with things I miss when living out of a hotel: cooking dinner, being close to friends for impromptu dinner parties, my own bed. Well it’s Monday morning, and you guessed it, …

  58. Change is good. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, especially during critical growth moments (the good and the bad): an unexpected illness, an exciting move to a new part of the country, marriage, divorce, attending grad school, having your first (planned or unplanned) child. Sometimes you can prepare for the emotional rollercoaster that inevitably comes with the …

  59.   Whoever said Valentine’s Day was for over-the-top flowers and grand gestures of romance probably wasn’t in the best relationship to begin with (NO JUDGEMENT HERE). Thanks for setting us all up for the let down, cupid! While I love spending the 14th with Joe, we’re not big on grand gestures and spend most of dinner …

  60. One of our goals this year is to read more, whether it be books, newspapers or articles while waiting in at the airport gate and share it here. In this election year, we couldn’t help but include the one (of many) about the presidential election. — + On the cult of the campaign trail: “The people …

  61. Chef’s Table is not the newest, anticipated original series to launch, in fact, it debuted in April of 2015. I’m mentioning it here today– almost a year later– because I can’t believe we’ve been skipping past this stunningly beautiful series by David Gelb for months. Netflix was begging me to watch it, and I didn’t see …

  62. When I was younger, I remember my neighbors receiving a “fruit of the month” gift from their employers. It was such a novelty to have a basket of different fresh fruit sent out each month. I always looked forward to it. What was such a novelty back then is becoming more and more commonplace: Birchbox, BarkBox, Dollar …

  63. It’s no secret that I am on the road just about 85% of the time. The jet set lifestyle seems glamorous, but trust me: flight delays, cramped legroom, lost luggage, $30 hotel “meals” all can wear a girl down. Yes, yes I know. #FirstWorldProblems. One of the biggest issues I have is finding the right piece of luggage. …

  64. One of the best parts about being back in our newly renovated home, aside from sleeping in my own bed, is having a kitchen that I can dirty up. Now that I am at home (technically 60 days, if you don’t count travel) I’ve finally dusted our new countertops with flour and got hands into some dough. A messy kitchen, …

  65. In a month dominated by “Best of Lists”, here are a few articles to round out the New Year, and what may be the last few hours of free time you will have this year. Enjoy! + On Satisfying the Masses – “I have been reenacting in my artmaking the undying pastime of my girlhood: watching boys, …

  66. We bought a handful of new furniture pieces into our home this year, most of which we purchased online. There are fantastic resources available to those brave enough to purchase expensive pieces without seeing them in person, and more often than not, I look into reviews and customer’s rating of the delivery service before making a purchase. Smart …

  67. In case you haven’t seen it yet…loving this little project by Joy the Baker.

  68. No surprise here– I love the holidays. Joe and I are so excited to host Christmas Eve this year and create some memories and traditions of our own! This time of year has been stressful, with both of us spending 50% of our time away from home and we want to provide a respite from all the noise …

  69. Fun newness from Floyd, otherwise known this season as “the gift that keeps on creating.”  They’ve taken the idea of turning any surface into a table into an entire line of products. Take a look… Floyd Leg 16″, $179 (Image: @ali_elisabeth, Top Image: @dabito) Floyd Bench, $228 (Image by@angelahardison)   Floyd Coat Rack, $145 (Image: @theoriginal10cent)   Coming Soon: Floyd …

  70. I’ve come across a few articles on how Scandinavians live and enjoy the winter, a winter in which daylight just barely peeks above the horizon, all with the sense of koselig. This roughly translates to “cosy” or “warmth”, not a literal warmth, but that feeling you get when surrounded by good friends over a long, luxurious meal. After …

  71. We all want to be great gift givers. I married someone skilled at remember that one time in July when I said I wanted a pair of silk pajamas. My sister-in-law and her partner are even better, giving themed gifts and baskets of goodies so creative they look as if they jump straight out of Pinterest and …

  72. As the year wraps up and gifting season approaches, I often think back to the products I’ve used and loved the most this year. These products are products I use every day, and I’ve chosen the because of their quality, design, and usability. There’s nothing like gifting a product you can proudly recommend and endorse. So, feel free to …

  73.   It only took 3 years and two months to make this Wit & Delight thing official: We just got business cards! I spent most of my time, outside of content creation, acting as a brand and communications strategist for various companies. With new introductions, including potential clients, I have been able to somewhat avoid the business card handoff, with varying amounts …

  74. It’s October 19th, and that means all signs point towards winter. I don’t despair, however, because this gives me an excuse to bust out big, fuzzy sweaters and completely justifies weekends spent indoors binge-watching television, throwing log after log on the fire. To be honest, I have come to love winter since moving to Minnesota. While …

  75. ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** I’ve been back home for two weeks and it has been nothing short of amazing. The little things are no longer taken for granted: our own bed, our own bathroom, the five-minute commute to the office…and knowing I can enjoy a morning cup of coffee in my underwear without …

  76. Still riding the high from last week’s trip to NYC, I want to share with you an up-and-coming artist whose aesthetic fits right in with my recent NYFW experience, John Vogt. I met John a few years ago at an event, had a really great conversation and talked about how we should collaborate on something. Flash …

  77. Happy Tuesday! I’m on way back home from an exciting (but exhausting) Fashion Week and I’m very excited to share with you Sage Living:Decorate for the Life You Want, the first book from my friend Anne Sage. Anne and I met while we were both in the transition following our respective divorces a few years back and …

  78. If you can’t laugh at yourself, you shouldn’t be on the internet. #blessed #sorrynotsorry    #i’mquietandshybutpayattentiontome, #the”lookbutdon’tlookatme” —    #travelwear, #doyoucarewhatsinmysuitcase — #holdingstuffmakesitbetter, #myarmisgettingtired — #sothisiswhycoffeeissopricey — Well played, Barbie. Well played. Images are from both the Socality Barbie Instagram feed and the Wit & Delight Instagram feed. Can you tell the difference?

  79. As we speed past the halfway point of 2015, the impending arrival of September prompts us to hit the reset button. In many ways, it is a different kind of New Year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish before 2016. What do I want out of my friendships? What do …

  80. Did you feel smarter going back to school with a stack of super sharp, brand new graphite pencils? We may have outgrown the days of Trapper Keepers and Five Star notebooks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in the fresh feeling that comes with bright and shiny new office supplies. Here’s my colorful edit of products …

  81. The new Bitte Shop is especially fun for unofficial Aunties who love to spoil their friends kids. Every item was chosen with a focus on sustainable practices and modern design. Check it out at Bitteshop.com. (Congrats, Maia!!!)  

  82. I’ve talked before about how seriously we take our summers here in Minnesota. With all the hustle and bustle of work, the house and life, I’ve been trying to take time to enjoy the few beautiful outdoor evenings we have left. Another grand tradition here in Minneapolis, is the Walker Art Center’s Summer Music & Movies series, featuring …

  83. Did you love to visit the bead shop when you were a kid? It was one of my favorite places. All those pretty beads in neat little bins, just sitting there, waiting for you to create a masterpiece. You know what’s even more fun? A party that evokes that same feeling, only now with adult beverages and the beautiful …

  84. …Red + pink by Pierre Yovanovitch… …these Oh Happy Day totes…available for purchase here…. …this Roger & Chris blue velvet couch… …this two-piece….   …cozy blankets from Mexichic… …this color teal… …Fossil’s super simple vintage boyfriend watches…   …the idea of a two-tone double door scenario like theirs.  

  85. When good weather visits your state for a short 12 weeks, you take summer seriously. You jockey for seats at restaurants with outdoor seating; waiting inside for a spot to open in order to dine in the fresh air. You get up extra early on Friday in order to finish work and take advantage of the …

  86. Savor summer, they say.  Is there a better way to honor that mantra than a perfectly packed picnic in the park? I pulled together some of my favorite products for the occasion from my go-to home goods store Kaufmann Mercantile, my go-to lip color and a blouse that will keep you dry and lookin’ fly. Chances …

  87. Ah, how I’ve missed putting these W&D mixtapes together. The title of mix no. 22 was inspired by the elusive high that comes baked into summer’s heat and humidity. Since I was a kid, each year’s been marked with a particularly crazy night where things get perfectly out of hand. I wake up with an aching …

  88. **This post is sponsored by Cuyana. We received compensation to share a review of the product. All opinions and thoughts about the brand are our own.** Well, they’ve gone and done it again. If you are a regular Wit & Delight reader, you are already familiar with my borderline obsession with Cuyana (see exhibits A, B and C). I’m an admirer …

  89. Getting around town by bicycle is my favorite type of transportation; wind in my (helmet) hair, sun on my face and the feeling of complete freedom. Admittingly not one of those hearty Minnesotan riders that bikes during the middle of winter, I prefer to wait until June to dust off my bicycle. Minnesotans are lucky to …

  90. UK-based Feist Forest just opened shop and they may have made the loveliest worktable we’ve seen in a long time. ‘The Ashling’, their first table design, fittingly shares a name with the young Ash tree. It’s handmade from home-grown British Ash, and the colors selected reflect the wooden Ash stem and black buds seen in winter. Each table is labeled …

  91. Opals, rubies, and sapphires—oh my! For centuries, fine jewelry has been a safe bet for anyone looking to buy their special someone a gift that subtly says “more than friends.” Because I refuse to live in a world where every kiss begins with KAY, I urge ye (W&D readers!) to consider stepping outside the box and …

  92. What’s so moving about color and form? There’s energy where shapes touch; where color vibrates; where motion– the flick of a wrist or spray from a paint brush– stay alive on the page. It’s open-ended. It’s intimate. It’s what you make of it. Absent of all this, I’m happy when I look at it.  Just a few …

  93. Spring has sprung up north, and a bit early at that! I cannot remember the last time we had an enjoyable April in Minnesota. Instead of shoveling our sidewalk, Joe and I have discovered we have a front yard full of wildflowers, turning bright purple shortly after the first warm day appears. A neighbor told me …

  94. I actually gasped when I saw these photos. Pale pinks and powdery blues are quickly becoming everybody’s favorite palette, but it takes a ton of skill and restraint to activate it in decor. When in doubt, solid colors in varying textures help modernize a palette that was hot in the 90s. I love the way sleek …

  95. I’m excited to share some details about a series of home decor styling workshops I’m hosting! From March 19th-29th, Wing Ta, Martha McQuade, Zoe Francois and myself will be at MOA to bring you home decor workshops inspired by fragrance in the home. My workshops will include how to make a gallery wall (with images above), stage …

  96. It’s been a short month, so I’ll keep this introduction appropriately light. While everyone else is still focused on llamas, shades of grey and ambiguous dress colors, here is a list of what we at Wit & Delight would rather be reading, listening to, and talking about. Enjoy. (1) “The badass babe who inevitably survives it all …

  97. I became a mother to a cool, blue-eyed little dude on this day exactly one year ago. And while most of the immediate events leading up to his arrival remain quite fuzzy, I do still remember holding him in our hospital room that morning as a blizzard roared outside, and thinking, life really had changed forever. It …

  98. Today we thank those strong enough to share their narrative with the world. There are few brave enough to do so, and even fewer possessing the talent to channel experiences and emotion with such poeticness. We’re very thankful for Jacqueline Woodson. It’s hard to believe in 2015 the dialogue around what separates us is louder than the one that unites us.  Below …

  99. In a perfect world, this little list would have included all my favorite articles from 2014. It would have had detailed information on each one; why it was selected, how long it takes to read, related links and maybe even an author bio. In a perfect world, it might have even existed as a curated top …

  100. See what we did there, eh? I’m a last-minute shopper (I started yesterday!), so I thought it would be appropriate to put up one last post with gift recommendations. There’s a little something for everyone here. Best of luck, shoppers! The Citizenry Palermo Copper Leather Chair $750 Seasonal meal plans from Huckle & Goose (use the …

  101. My husband is hard to buy for. He’s a lot like most guys in the fact he doesn’t exactly need a lot of things– and the things he wants he’s very particular about. So more often than not, he buys what he wants for himself, which leaves little room for surprises from me! How do you …