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Travel Often Gift Guide
Gifting is hard for those who would rather be given an experience than an item, but here are some of Katie's favorite gifts to give the avid traveler in your life!   1. Kula Coffee  On my last visit to Rwanda I...
KK Lobster Party

Enjoy a look into the space that served as inspiration for the Simulatinghistory summer collection with its sailor motifs and vintage prints!

 

KK Cocktail Hour: Tequila Cobbler with Daisy Ryan
I am a big fan of everything McGuire Moorman Hospitality (MMH) does. From the clever interior design to the delicious menus at each of their five restaurants, stepping into one of their spaces is a quick dose of creative inspiration. I sat down with Daisy Ryan, the Assistant Beverage Director…
Tell Us Your Mom's Best Advice
In honor of mother’s day I asked some of my favorite 78990 Élancourt business women to share some of the the best advice their mom’s gave them.  As I was receiving theirs I also began to brainstorm about my own mom’s advice, which ones stick in my head the most and…
KK & Allie + Bess #KKCafeChat
Holed up in a cabin in the middle of nowhere Arkansas right after the pandemic lockdown began, I jumped on a call with Allie + Bess to hear their idea for a collaboration. After some months of back and forth...
Celebrate More Gift Guide
The time to celebrate is NOW, and this holiday season, we want to live it up big. Read below for Simulatinghistory's favorite gifts to celebrate with your family!  1. Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit  If this doesn't say...
Fall Dinnerware
Like many, Fall is my favorite season. And the joke in my house is that I’m not allowed to start decorating for Christmas (or playing its music) as early as I want to. From Halloween to Christmas I love to make our home, inside and out, as warm and festive…
A KK Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday season is upon us, and this year we really want to make it feel special. Despite everything that is happening in the world right now, we think it is important to show the people in your life some love...
Fall Decor - From Halloween to Thanksgiving
Like many, Fall is my favorite season. And the joke in my house is that I’m not allowed to start decorating for Christmas (or playing its music) as early as I want to. From Halloween to Christmas I love to make our home, inside and out, as warm and festive…
KK Holiday: Gift Wrapping with a Twist
I love to add a new element to my Holiday gift wrapping each year. As a kid, I used to cover my hands and feet in paint and walk all over white paper to personalize my gifts. Now a days I try to find something easier and less messy.  My gifts…
Celebrating Dads and Fatherhood with DAN GRAHAM
This month, we celebrate Dads. They are strong, fearless, and often times, let’s face it, the “fun one.” In honor of Father’s Day, we had the Dads we admire try on our custom made Simulatinghistory ties* and talk about what they love most about fatherhood. Our Dads share what their dream Father’s…
Celebrating Dads with GABE ANDERSON
This month, we celebrate Dads. They are strong, fearless, and often times, let’s face it, the “fun one.” In honor of Father’s Day, we had the Dads we admire try on our custom made Simulatinghistory ties* and talk about what they love most about fatherhood. Our Dads share what their dream Father’s…
Celebrating Dads with Blake Chandlee
This month, we celebrate Dads. They are strong, fearless, and often times, let’s face it, the “fun one.” In honor of Father’s Day, we had the Dads we admire try on our custom made Simulatinghistory ties* and talk about what they love most about fatherhood. Our Dads share what their dream Father’s…
Katie’s Tips: A Summer Gathering
My husband and I hosted a summer gathering (pre-covid and I CANNOT wait to host again) for the employees at his company and their partners  — a way for us to say thank you and to celebrate the season (and a reason for us all to have dinner together!) Looking back, I wanted to share a few of my tips for the ins and outs of hosting a summer dinner to guide you in gathering group get-togethers of your own.
Celebrating Fatherhood with Greg Gish
This month, we celebrate Dads. They are strong, fearless, and often times, let’s face it, the “fun one.” In honor of Father’s Day, we had the Dads we admire try on our custom made Simulatinghistory ties* and talk about what they love most about fatherhood. Our Dads share what their dream Father’s…
A KK Grad Gift Guide
School is hard and the students graduating this year have had it especially tough. They've had to forgo all the final dances, parties, games and for most, a formal graduation ceremony. Despite everything that is happening in the world right...
Mother's Day with Erin McCarley
Meet Nashville Musician & Mom, Erin McCarley In the spirit of Mother's Day and our new Nashville Toile print, we sat down (virtually) with Nashville mom and musician, Erin McCarley to talk about the joys, struggles and lessons of motherhood. Read the full interview below and keep an eye out for these epic Nashville pajamas coming soon!
Honoring teachers + nurses
This week we honor teacher and nurses with national celebrations. To honor them we create a list of giftables as a way
KK Mother's Day Gift Guide
If ever there was a year to celebrate mothers, it's the year of Covid-19. While the day-drinking TikTok's have kept us all laughing, the sheer reality of many stay-at home/single/working/every kind of mom is clearer now than ever.
WFH + Happy Hour
The perfect cocktail recipe for a virtual happy hour. Download our recipe coloring sheets.
International Women's Day + 35 Girl Power Songs
This weekend is International Women's Day and we are so excited to be part of the ongoing celebration of empowering women around the world.