stack of copper pots

Gifts for the Chef

To complement our Gifts for the Baker post, we've also compiled this list of Gifts for the Chef. If you're looking for something for that one friend who is always creating the most incredible charcuterie spreads and home-cooked meals, you've come to the right place.
Laurie Furber
thanksgiving spread

Tradition | Team EG's Love Letters to Thanksgiving

One of the reasons Thanksgiving is such a special time is that it is purely about time spent with those that mean the most to us. No gifts necessary, other than something special for the host.The greatest gift of all is our presence around the table, sharing memories and making memories alike.
Sarah Guenter

Press Play | Fall Mood

Press play for our favorite fall tunes.
Sepi Shokouh
woman drinking coffee at le marais

Lessons from Solitude

It feels like things are getting somewhat back to normal.  I am lucky in that I did not lose any friends or family members to COVID.  So to me getting back ot normal means getting out of the house, enjoying the company of friends and family, and slowly getting back to experiencing life as I knew it before everything turned upside-down.  
Laurie Furber
empty wine glasses on table

Things to Consume | Our Favourite Wines & Champagnes to Gift

We have curated a collection of our favourite bottles to give as gifts & hope that you and your loved ones enjoy them as much as we do. Cheers. 
Laurie Furber
big bunch of rose hips flower market

Our Fall Botanical Guide

Fall branches and leaves.  We love them.  All of the Elsie Green shop girls have clippers and a sharp eye for a beautiful branch of fall leaves, apple branches, or fruiting olives.   
Laurie Furber
dinner place setting


I feel like we have said this every year for the last few years:  Thanksgiving is bound to be a bit different this year.   But some things stay the same. It's an opportunity to pause and be grateful for what we have.  And it's an opportunity to share those things with the important people in our lives. 
Laurie Furber
black tapers

Don't Arrive Empty Handed | Our Guide to Hostess Gifts

Never show up empty handed.  And always give your hosts something they can use after you've left. That's some good motherly advice.  
Laurie Furber
white kitchen

A New Kind of Modern Farmhouse

This house was the best kind of design project:  nice clients with beautiful taste who aren't afraid to take some risks.  We started working with Brian and Hilary Coate in the spring of 2019 to convert their California cottage into a modern farmhouse. 
Laurie Furber
plant wallpaper

For the Love of Wallpaper

Simplicity is lovely, but sometimes a splash of color or pattern is just what a room needs to bring it to life.  We love that wallpaper has made a comeback in interiors in both large and small ways.  
Laurie Furber
block print headboard

Hand Work | The Art of the Block Print

If you know Elsie Green, you know that we really only traffic in two patterns:  block prints and stripes.  Our love of block prints goes way back to our first trip to India more than 20 years ago where we saw the blocks hand carved and the fabrics hand printed by artisans who passed their techniques down through generations.   
Laurie Furber
farmers market cabbage beets kale

Market Report | A Farmer's Market Inspired Thanksgiving Menu

We love a field trip, especially one that involves food.

We headed to the San Francisco Ferry Building, shopping bags and cameras in hand, in search of fresh seasonal ingredients for our thanksgiving menu. We found figs, beets, carrots, squash, kale, brussels sprouts on their stalks and pears to design our menu around.  

Laurie Furber


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