West Elm: Tastes & Trinkets


Hey Friends,

After another sleepless night, I crashed this afternoon. But I was quite proud of myself because I still managed 30 minutes on the elliptical. And then I felt better. Which was a good thing, because I wanted to attend the West Elm opening party at the mall. They had a private preview before the grand opening tomorrow. Given that Matt and I will be registering soon (!!), I dragged him there to get him into the shopping-for-the-home mindset. He got into it because there was a DJ and free Fullsteam (Durham local brewery) beer.


It was very fun though. The store was awesome and I saw many random decorative items (like this wooden star/ball) that I liked.


Oh, and this glass turtle.


In my next apartment, I want an owl cookie jar…that is always full.

I saw this apron that matches my sister’s nursery scheme perfectly, but Matt asked what an apron has to do with a baby and then mumbled something about breast feeding. So I didn’t buy it.


The apps were great,


the wine was refreshing,


and the desserts were a sweet surprise! This is a terrible picture of a Reese’s Pieces truffle btw.


We’re over the hump. Night!

  • Kath
    August 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Haha love the apron anyways! Love that he mumbled about BFing : )

  • Pamela
    August 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    You are such a delight. So appreciate your down-to-earthness and sense of humor!

    • Laura
      August 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm


  • Mom
    August 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Will check out the new store soon! Love the star and turtle and apron!

  • jill
    August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    how about an owl scentsy warmer!