I don't think I've ever been more excited about Easter than I am this year. I have more to come in a post that explains why, but I'm bursting with anticipation thinking about that weekend. I couldn't wait another few weeks to start the conversation, so I wanted to kick off the season in a fun way. I’ve compiled a curated Easter Basket that’s filled with products from my travels all over, and I'll be giving it away to one of you.
Each product has a unique story behind it and a reason that it's special to me. Collecting souvenirs like these is one of my favorite things about traveling. My house is filled with little pieces of everywhere I’ve visited: wooden bowls from artisans in Belize, tartan throws from Edinburgh, canteen coffee cups from Jackson Hole. These mementos give each trip eternal life that I get to experience for years after the trip is over- so know that all of the items in this basket come from somewhere that felt more special than a mass-produced retailer. They're a collection of stories.
Some of the items in this basket are from Dean & Deluca - a gourmet grocery store in NYC that originated in SoHo (where I could easily double my weight in if given enough time). This place is brimming with epicurean delicacies like fresh pastries, macaroons, pastas, oils, and everything delicious that you can imagine. Other items come from Peppercorn in Boulder, CO- a retail potpourri on Pearl Street focusing on kitchen, bath and home accessories (I’ve spent hours there on multiple occasions). I threw in my hands-down favorite chocolate I've ever eaten from Chuao Chocolatiere in San Diego, CA, and some beautiful Hymn cards from Magnolia Market. There's also a custom made cross necklace from my sweet friend at Doxahlogy here in Nashville.
The full list of items included in the basket are:
- Dean & Deluca House Blend Coffee
- Dean & Deluca Coffee Mug
- Dean & Deluca Black Truffle Oil
- Chuao Chocolate bars (3)
- Peppercorn Ceramic Olive Oil Dispenser
- Crispycake from The Crispery
- Hymn Cards from Magnolia Market (2)
- Cross Necklace from Doxahlogy
- Boulder Chocolate Bar Set
- Boulder Sunny Seeds
- Carmel Robin Egg Candy
(Total Retail Value of $125)
The items in this basket range from simple pleasures like beautiful treats that taste heavenly, to memories of travel and adventure, to symbols of faith- which mean more to me than ever. Collectively, they all bring me joy, and I believe that joy is something to be shared.
I'd love to share all of these with you, so here's how you can enter:
1. Follow @blonde_atlas on Instagram
2. Repost the photo below and use #BlondeAtlas in your caption.
*You can also tag a friend for a second entry.
You can enter anytime between now and 9pm CST on Sunday, March 22nd. I'll be announcing the winner next Monday (3/23) so stay tuned!
I'm so excited about this season, and I hope you are too.
A special thanks to Sarah Catherine Designs for shooting these beautiful pictures!