Lady in the Wild West
Lindsey’s Fifteen Favorite Things
Our new contributing blog writer, Lindsey Jones Johnson, photographed by Julie Jay
I’m a designer, writer, baker, and lover of all things that happen in the kitchen. Especially those involving butter, sugar, flour… and frosting. With three rambunctious boys, one cat, ten chickens and a new life in Wyoming every day is an adventure that needs whisking into shape.
It was only a little over a year ago that I was deep in a career as an interior designer, working on beach houses, in sunny coastal southern California. My husband and I were given an opportunity to relocate, changing our lives on a grand (Teton) scale, to Jackson. We’d always envisioned raising our boys in wide open spaces with charming, mountain town living, so this was a long-awaited dream come true.
While I’m still learning to drive in the snow (while crossing fingers winter number two isn’t as big of a doozy), I’m delighted to share my stories of raising a family and favorite recipes as well as tips and picks for both the home and closet. In the meantime, enjoy fifteen of my absolute favorite Belle Cose things.
1. Vagabond House Concho Place Setting
Casually western with poncho inspired carvings, I’m obsessed with Vegabond House’s one-of-a-kind flatware.
2. Temple St. Clair Trio Earrings
A creative expression of Bohemian flair with moonstone and diamonds, these distinctive Temple St. Clair earrings inspire my wanderlust.
3. Etkie Cuff
With its soft, muted pattern this beaded leather cuff is an everyday statement piece. It also serves a cause, helping to preserve the Native American cultural heritage, which I love.
4. Simon Pearce Cake Dome
A classic piece like this will never leave my counter, beautifully showcasing baked goods and treats throughout every season.
5. Vince Raglan Oatmeal Sweater (please call our King Street boutique for inquiries at 307.733.0233)
Cozy and warm with subtle autumn hues, this pullover is my new go-to for fall.
6. Michael Stars Faux Fur Vest (please call our Westbank boutique for inquiries at 307.732.2640)
Both snuggle worthy and statement maker this vest is the ideal finish to any winter wardrobe.
7. Linda Richards Cable Knit Hat with Pom (please call our King Street boutique for inquiries at 307.733.0233)
Proof that you don’t have to sacrifice your playful sense of style to stay warm.
8. Heather B Moore At Last Charm
I added this whimsical charm to the top of my Christmas list for my husband as a sweet reminder to keep the romance alive each and every day.
9. Vintage Canisters
As a baker, these guys are essential to my kitchen running smoothly. Mine are currently filled with an assortment of chocolate chips.
10. Citizen of Humanity Emmanuelle Bootcut Jean (please call our King Street boutique for inquiries at 307.733.0233)
The color… The fit… this is THE perfect jean from day to night.
11. Brown Allen Poncho
Dinner party ready… You may not see me in anything else this holiday season.
12. Star Home Antler Platter
In Jackson, it’s all about the antlers and I adore this versatile serving piece for its handsome aesthetic. Last winter we had quite a few elk make daily visits so this platter is a tribute to our forest friends.
13. Armenta Diamond Stacking Rings
I’m a fan of connecting each uniquely designed ring to a person or memory and this particular band adds an edge to my collection with its oxidized metal.
14. Deborah Rhodes Linen Napkins
A timeless linen napkin with a touch of fringe can be easily dressed up or down depending on what dinnerware you choose to use.
15. Farm House Pottery Dining Collection
Rustic yet sophisticated, this collection is the perfect stage for our farm-to-table recipes.