Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ten Things I Can’t Live Without: Eddie Ross

I am so excited to kick off my new “Ten Things I Can’t Live Without” series with none other than Eddie Ross. Let’s face it, he doesn’t really need an introduction. Eddie’s incredible talent and undeniable charm have made him extremely successful in the blog world and design industry. He is  such a sweet and funny person and I am so glad that he decided to start his blog in order to share his ideas with us. I’ve certainly learned a lot through reading it. I know that Eddie is a favorite of many, so I am sure that you will enjoy reading about some of his favorite things that he just couldn’t live without.

1. Carnations are inexpensive, last forever and when you group them together; they make a beautiful arrangement that’s really a bang for your buck.


2. CB2 Glasses are light & thin, and can go with anything from casual to formal.



3. Black Candles are edgy & elegant. They add haute couture to any space.


4.  Kiehl’s Coriander Body Wash smells clean and delicate. Perfect for waking up, winding down & it lasts forever!


5. Target’s Hemstitched Napkins are timeless, inexpensive and come in the perfect colors. For casual occasions, I like to wash & dry them and use as is. For more formal occasions, I’ll iron them nice and flat.




6. The New York City Flea Market is full of unique finds and pleasant dealers. It is the perfect activity to do on the weekends and is also a nice time to visit with friends.


7. The support from my best friend & partner Jaithan. The blog—and my life—would not be possible to run without his love, talent, and creativity.


8. Maas Metal Polish is a one-stop polish. It works on everything, (my old favorite was Gorham which recently went out of business).


9. The obsession to collect antique tableware, (which might be a small problem). I have many different personalities- definitely when it comes to setting a table, so I like to have countless beautiful options & since antique tableware never loses its value, it is also an investment!


10. 71 Irving Place House Blend Coffee is bold but not bitter. The smell is amazing to wake up to every morning and their decaf blend is the perfect way to end a dinner party.



vicki archer said...

A great read and such a good list, xv.

My Notting Hill said...

Great post! Eddie is the best. I didn't realize that MAAS polish is carried at Crate & Barrel. That's good to know.


Carnations are a favorite for me too.
There is one deep, dark magenta color that has the strongest scent of clove.

I want a carpet of clove carnations.

Unknown said...

I'm going to have to try that polish!

Living It At Home said...

Thank you for sharing this great list. I will have to purchase some of these items! Everything is very inspiring. I love list's like these~ jamilyn

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

Great list! Love that! Thanks for introducing me to him!

beachbungalow8 said...

Really Gorham went out of business? great list. I'm off to Target, had no idea they had those napkins! thanks!!

but I'm wondering, what about the Eddie-made-famous, camo boat tote?

Anne @ The City Sage said...

A perfect list--it has style, humor and grace, just like Eddie!

Kathysue said...

Thank you for posting this, it is always fun to read more about Eddie. He has been such an inspiration to me. Great Post, Kathysue

cassandra said...

what a great kickoff, paloma!! i love his picks (especially the obsession to collect - i have cupboards and cupboards myself...) that coffee sounds good right about now too... xo

Jordana @ Menu Maniac said...

Great list...especially the 71 Irving Place coffee.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Target napkins.
Who knew?

My Galveston Cottage said...

I hated carnations . . . until now. Great look.
And love the napkins. cheers, -susan

LindsB said...

What a great list from Eddie, and the comment about Jaithan is too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Paloma!!! I had so much fun doing this! can't wait to see the others! have a great week!

The Broke Socialite said...

What a lovely post!

Fargerike Dagny said...

Great post! Eddie was perfect to kick start the series!! Love his choices!!

Averill said...

What a great way to kick off this new series, Paloma!

I think Eddie may be able to single-handedly change the carnation's bad reputation -- the way he manages to arrange them...gorgeous!

Lauren said...

i've never seen carnations look so pretty!!! he's the BEST!

and now am a little worries about gorham... I have some flatware my them & always planned to get mroe eventually.. eeeeeek