Famille Verte: A Modern Classic with a Rich History

Apr 18, 2021 |

Famille Verte Porcelain has a very rich history dating back to 1685!  Under the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Kangzi, the fines Famille-Verte porcelain was made at the Jingdezhen Imperial factories and others were made in Canton. It was made for use in China but also for export and was loved for its dramatic…

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Ginori 1735’s Oriente Italiano Eggs

Mar 26, 2021 |

Looking for an Easter decoration or gift that excites? I adore Ginori 1735’s Oriente Italiano Eggs.  Malachite, Iris, Porpora, Pervinca, and Azalea are in stock and ready to be gifted or added to your collection now at ShopKSW.com.  The tricky part is selecting the color you want as they are all so beautiful! But beyond…

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Please Join Veranda and KSW to talk about Regency Dining.

Mar 8, 2021 |

I hope you will join me today at 12:30 EST for a chat with Veranda Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Steele Marcoux.  We are going to chat about the dining tables of the Regency Era and the protocols of that era that impact the dining styles of today.

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My New Favorite Masks

Click here to shop this rhinestone face mask. I have found a few new favorites in the mask category!   Click here to see my first round of faves and click on the images below to shop these! Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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Back to School at Home

Back to School goodies from JoJoMommy. I'm looking so forward to school starting and getting back into a routine.  Even though the return will be unusual this year, at the very least it will put us back on a normal schedule.   Here a few of the tips and suggestions that ...
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Smiles for Miles: Our RV Adventure Part 2

We are back home and so grateful for our RV adventure!  It was so much fun and I'm so happy that we did it but it always feels great to get home! Thank you all so much for your interest in our itinerary.  I've described our way from Montecito to ...
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It’s Christmas in July!

It's here!  The new 2020 Versace Collector's Christmas Charger plate or plater.   Click here to order yours today before they sell out! If you are new to collecting these, you can use them as a platter or cheese plate but if you have been collecting for a while, they make ...
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Please Wear A Mask

Let's all do our part and wear a mask when we go out.   I've put together a list of some cute finds below!  I'd love to know what style and fabric you have found that work for you?  Let me know if the comments! Fun Florals: Turn on your JavaScript ...
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National Tequila Day

Photo by John Cain Sargent After our RV trip and everything that 2020 has held, National Tequila Day feels like a real occasion to be celebrated! The photo above is from the cocktail party that Justin and I hosted for my sister Krystal and her now husband Luke's out of ...
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Smiles for Miles – Our RV Road Trip Part 1

My husband's dream of a summer RV adventure became a reality the first week of July when he brought this big boy home so that we could drive to Santa Barbara with a few Covid-safe stops along the way.  Although we started having some RV issues on day one, the ...
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A Socially Distanced Birthday Celebration!

We had loads of laughter and fun yesterday seeing family, friends, neighbors and teachers for the first time in so long.  Millie's "drive-in" birthday celebration brought smiles and giggles and joy! The entire day was Millie's idea!  For her seventh birthday, which falls on Canada Day, we are always in ...
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Living in America: Eating Together Again

I'm honored to be included in Traditional Home's panel discussion today about one of the few silver linings that our safe-at-home time has blessed us with.  I hope you will join us!  Please reply to INFO@develop-la.com and join us! xo, Kimberly
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Red White & Blue

When fashion publicist Elizabeth Tuke Dake told me that she was starting her own site to promote her edit of small-business favorites, I was thrilled.  Tuke Bazaar is a wonderful on-line shop filled with brands you may not have ever heard of before but will surely become your favorites! I ...
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