Summer Entertaining with Ellis Hill

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embroidered linen napkins

We’re always inspired by new arrivals at one of our favorite stationery and entertaining boutiques at Highland Park Village, Ellis Hill!  From personalized linen cocktail napkins, to invitations and custom plastic plates and cups for your next party, you can’t go wrong with the bright colors and designs at Ellis Hill. Here are a few of the items on our summer wish list!

1. Linen Cocktail Napkins

2. Customized Notes and Stationery from Sugar Paper

3. Personalized Leather Cooler (order now for Christmas!)

4. Custom Party Pack – from matches, napkins, personalized cups and more!

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notes from Sugar Paper at Ellis Hill

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Monogram a leather cooler for HIM!

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Customized Party Pack – from matches, to napkins, cups, and more – you can’t go wrong!


* all images: Ellis Hill

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Get Embellished With Stella McCartney

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Even with soaring summer temperatures, with clothing like this, it’s certainly not too early to look towards fall and to start choosing our favorite pieces. For Stella McCartney’s fall 2014 collection, it’s all about embellishment.  Each piece is unique and from tassels, lace, and other decorative details, each item tells a story of its own.  Whether you choose a handbag, jacket, or dress, owning a piece of fringe next season is a must.  For tassels, we recommend the Greta dress. For a classic twist on a blazer, shop the June jacket in halo dot jacquard.  Looking for a twist on fall’s trousers?  The Cut Shibori Pants are some of our favorites – with green wool mimicking tie-dye patterns.  The jumpsuit must-have for autumn is certainly the Camelia-All-In-One in a rich burgundy.  For outerwear, shop the Grady Coat with mountain cording details in an array of colors.  And, be sure to give your footwear a refresh with the Britt Shoes.  They are sure to add a bit of whimsy to any attire.

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Summer Shoes for Him

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With a simple summer wardrobe, let your shoes take the spotlight with these standout styles from some of our favorite Highland Park Village boutiques.  On our list: Hadleigh’s Slippers (instant classic), Tom Ford Chesterfield Evening Slippers, Leather Covered Stud Buckle Shoes from Alexander McQueen, and Rag & Bone Kent Laceups in Charcoal. 

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All Eyes on Fall Jackets




It’s never too hot to look towards fall fashion and the best of outerwear.  We’ve pulled a few favorites when it comes to new arrivals from some of our Highland Park Village boutiques.  From Rag & Bone, the Ines Blazer is a timeless classic that will easily pair with jeans and your go-to pencil skirts.  The Cropped Leather Biker Jacket from Alexander McQueen is in a swoon-worthy pink and offers a balance of masculine and feminine touches. For a statement jacket, shop the Dogtooth Blanket Cape from Stella McCartney – sure to keep you cozy and stylish this autumn. And, if you are looking for the perfect blazer to take on your next trip – or even just to dinner – the Tropical Luxury Jacket from Brunello Cucinelli is at the very top of our list.





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Standout Summer Sandals



Make a statement this summer with a pair of the standout sandals available from some of our favorite labels.  For a futuristic taste of glamour, shop the Fluorescent Pink Suede Calfskin Sandals from Dior.  For an understated neutral in luxe fabrics, the Quartz Suede and Fine Glitter Evening Sandals from Jimmy Choo are a must.  To take any style to great heights, the Audrey Strappy High Heels from Christian Louboutin will certainly not disappoint.  And, for the perfect pair of sandals on any summer day, the Tory Burch Charlene Sandals are graphically chic.



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Summer Classics for Men


From top left: Brunello Cucinelli Long Sleeve Shirt / Hermés Moccasins / Vince Slim Fit Trouser / Tom Ford Briefcase 

Shop timeless classic menswear pieces this summer at Highland Park Village.  On our list?  A classic button down shirt from Brunello Cucinelli, moccasins from Hermès, trousers from Vince, and a briefcase from Tom Ford. These items are certain to take you from day to night – simply add on a jacket and your favorite evening watch.

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Look of the Day: Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley wearing Prada in Vogue

We’re inspired by this beautiful summer look from Keira Knightley on a stroll in NYC.  Pair a perfect summer dress with metallic heels and an eye-catching clutch and your look can easily translate from day to night.  Make this look your own at Highland Park Village with shades of gold and bronze paired with blue.

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Zac Posen Party Dress- SCOOP NYC / Christian Louboutin Mina Spikes Clutch / Rag & Bone Keaton Sunglasses in Bone / Hermés Balcons du Guadalquivir Enamel Bracelet /  Escada Slingback Shoe 

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July Fourth for Her

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Eugenia Kim Jordana Hat with Leopard Trim / Stella McCartney Karolina Dress / Anthropologie Dit Dot Tote / Cat Eye Sunglasses from Alexander McQueen / Christian Louboutin Iriza Patent Heels

There’s something about July 4th and gingham that goes hand in hand.  The Stella McCartney Karolina Dress is a perfect fit. Pair it with your favorite dash of red for the holiday – we recommend your favorite pair of Louboutin heels.  Also on our list, a straw tote from Anthropologie, a pair of sunglasses from Alexander McQueen, and any fedora or straw hat from Eugenia Kim to top off the look.  How will you be celebrating this holiday weekend?

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July Fourth for Him

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We’re ready for casual summer style for him this weekend. Packing for a holiday weekend is all about mixing and matching classic pieces with eye-catching accessories. Relax in a pair of chinos from Ralph Lauren paired with sunglasses from Saint Laurent in Dark Havana.  Shop for a classic button down shirt from Rag & Bone and your favorite summer moccasins from Brunello Cucinelli.   You can’t go wrong with a tie from Zegna and a carryall from Tom Ford.

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July 4th Entertaining

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Entertaining for the July 4th holiday? Whether you are on vacation, heading to the ranch or lake, or simply lounging on your patio at home, we have a few ideas that will surely bring a bit of red, white, and blue stylishly into your long weekend. Our picks: the Oscar de la Renta Peony Cocktail Plates from Madison paired with a gorgeous Alexandra von Furstenberg tray.  The Whale Tail measuring cups from Anthropologie will add the right amount of flair to any kitchen. Relax on the the sleek Carbon Chaise Lounger from James Perse  or the Unisex Denim Cushion from Brunello CucinelliAnd, as for gift ideas, the Lake House candle from LAFCO New York or personalized coasters from Ellis Hill are sure to be hits.

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