5 Lunchbox Hacks for Busy Moms


The official back-to-school season may be over, but making school lunches for the kids every morning isn’t. So we teamed up with two sources of help. Lauren from Heart of Deborah gives us some mommy hacks for the school year, and Stonewall Kitchen reinvents the classics with a little gourmet flair.

“As a busy mom I love finding easy cheats to make meal time faster and easier!”

–Lauren, Heart of Deborah

  1. Choose quality ingredients: Revamp the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich with gourmet jam. Try Strawberry jam or Wild Maine Blueberry jam made with non-GMO ingredients – you’ll feel good about giving it to your kids, and they’ll love the fun flavor options.Packing Healthy School Lunches - Stonewall Kitchen Jams
  2. Add some crunch: Pretzels and snack mixes are the perfect addition for an on-the-go snack – especially Stonewall Kitchen’s Ultimate Snack Mix for the flavor and convenience. It’s a gourmet snack made easy.Packing Healthy School Lunches - Reusable Snack Bags and Stonewall Kitchen's Ultimate Snack Mix
  3. Use reusable baggies: Always running out of snack bags in your house? Consider using reusable snack bags instead of plastic ones. You will never run out, it’s better for the environment, and your child will love the fun, bright patterns.Packing Healthy School Lunches - Garnet Hill Lunch Pack, Stonewall Kitchen Seasoned Sea Salt Pretzels
  4. Add whole foods: Try to pack one or two whole foods to go with the sandwich and snacks. Apples, bananas and blueberries are easy fruit options while sliced cucumbers, carrots and red peppers are the perfect finger food vegetable.Packing Healthy School Lunches - Stonewall Kitchen Creamy Peanut Butter and Jam
  5. Plan ahead: Instead of waiting until the morning of school, pack your child’s lunch at night. Your morning will be less stressful, and you can involve your children in the lunch-making process. They may be more willing to eat it if they help you pack it!

Remodelista Reimagines the Eileen Fisher Bed


It excites us when someone styles our bedding in a fresh, new way. Remodelista recently did just that (not once, but twice), using luxurious all-season layers from the exclusive Eileen Fisher Home Collection for a sponsored post featuring two seasonal beds. We’re so taken by the final looks, we want to share them with you.

For a little inspiration, please take a peek.
Remodelista + Garnet Hill

40 years after Garnet Hill was born,
people still judge a brand by its cover.


Common sense and marketing consultants dictate that the most promising products in a catalog are sold on its cover.

But customers tell us that when our catalog arrives, they put their feet up and their phone down and indulge in a bit of quality time.

Which we encourage with covers that embody our mantra:

Beautiful, Naturally.™

On our 40th birthday, we went downstairs to the archives and retrieved a handful of past favorites.

Click Right Arrow to Scroll Through Cover Gallery

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What’s yours?

If you’d like a cover for your desktop picture, feel free to download it.

If you haven’t subscribed to the catalog, you’re welcome to do so here.

Ode to “Rumpled” Sheets: Reading My Tea Leaves on Eileen Fisher Washed Linen


“I love a good sheet wrinkle. No, let’s use the word rumple. Rumpled sheets, smoothed as best as possible and tucked neatly around the mattress, are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.”

— Blogger Erin Boyle, Reading My Tea Leaves
Eileen Fisher Washed Linen Bedding - Reading My Tea Leaves
Recently, Reading My Tea Leaves highlighted our Eileen Fisher Washed Linen Bedding. We’re so pleased with the finished piece, we would like to share it with you.


Where have I seen that Twilight Saga actress before?


Mackenzie Foy
Before winning the Best Young Performer Critic’s Choice Award
for her role as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Interstellar…

Before acting in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn…

Before voicing a little girl in The Little Prince…

Before many more television, film, and commercial roles, Mackenzie Foy was a Garnet Hill Kids’ model. She appeared in the Garnet Hill Kids catalog at around the age of five.

Mackenzie Foy - Garnet Hill Kids Photo Shoot Circa 2005

Mackenzie Foy on a Garnet Hill Kids photo shoot, circa 2005

Mackenzie Foy - Garnet Hill Kids Catalog Cover Back-to-School 2010
And on the cover when she was 10.
Mackenzie Foy - Garnet Hill Kids
The LA native is now 16. We understand she practices Taekwondo, and plans to attend film school.

Will she mention us in an Oscars speech some day?

Either way, we wish her the best.

VIDEO: Four Yoga Poses to Energize your Morning


In honor of National Yoga Month and our recent visit to New York City with the Garnet Hill Mobile Boutique, we partnered with Deborah Langley, Creative Director of New York City’s Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio, to bring you four energizing yoga poses you can practice every morning in the comfort of your own home. No props needed – just you and maybe some of our activewear favorites.

Try these simple movements to declutter the mind and introduce a peaceful energy to your day.

1. Salute to the Sun:

Deborah’s Tip: Embrace the sweetness of the morning. Bring a swing into the pose by alternating stepping one foot back into a curtsy on the exhale.

2. Embrace the classic Downward Dog:

Deborah’s Tip: Add some strength postures to your morning flow. Knees can stay bent to discourage arching of the upper back. Straighten your legs, while still tucking your tailbone.

3. Seal the practice with a Seated Twist:

Deborah’s Tip: There is no yoga pose worth continuing if you can’t breathe easily. This repetition of movement is excellent for encouraging proper digestion and breath.

4. Wake up your hamstrings with a Low Lunge:

Deborah’s Tip: Be kind to your body from one shape to the next. Extend your arms overhead to encourage an even sweeter flow of breath.

And because it’s National Yoga Month, Laughing Lotus is giving Garnet Hill customers an exclusive gift: CLICK HERE and use the code GARNETHILL to redeem 30 days FREE access to Laughing Lotus online classes!

As Deborah always says,

“Any yoga is better than no yoga!”

Discovering Forgotten Beaches of NYC


From an ecological exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, to an online journal of artistic responses to NYC’s waterways, to a personal journey exploring these “forgotten” places, Elizabeth Albert funneled her inspiration into a beautiful book, beckoning you to discover the curious past and present of New York City’s more than 600 miles of coastline.
Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront

“The more I explored the liminal edges of New York, the more questions I had: What has changed about our relationship to the waterfront?”

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront is a juxtaposition of history, fiction, and image – a must-read for any resident New Yorker. We had a chance to showcase this work of art and catch up with Ms. Albert at a recent event while Garnet Hill’s Mobile Boutique was stationed in the city’s South Street Seaport.
Elizabeth Albert - Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront

“I felt that it was important to bring attention to some of the farther reaches of New York, as you say, the ones that feel very removed from the city, but are in fact the city. I also wanted to choose sites that offered a window into different aspects of NYC’s history—race, ecology, food, health, transport, crime, death — focusing on ones that had what I found to be the strangest and most compelling stories.”

We love stories about sustainability and reclamation journeys, and learned that there are efforts being made all over New York City to revitalize the waterfront. Of the ten sites in Silent Beaches, Untold Stories, several are being or have been actively attended to.

Quester Submarine, Coney Island Creek

Quester submarine, Coney Island Creek (Courtesy of Marie Lorenz): the once yellow sub never made it past launch and was unable to fulfill its mission to salvage the sunken Andrea Doria ocean liner.


Hart Island - New York City's Still-Active Potter's Field

Hart Island (courtesy of Luke Rafferty) New York City’s still-active potter’s field, where over 800,000 of New York City’s unclaimed dead have been laid to rest.

For more information about this book, you can check out Underwater New York or Artbook.

VIDEO: Apartment Therapy Tips to Style Small Spaces


We partnered with Apartment Therapy to bring you stylish tips for even the tiniest of spaces.

Cozy textures, natural materials and neutral colors keep our “tiny home” feeling luxurious.
Want to own the look?

Choose storage that looks good on display:

Wooden Bowl - Storage that Looks Good on Display

Own elegant details with your bedding:

Dream Quilt - Bedding with Elegant Details

Interested in ideas on how to style your small space?


Garnet Hill Cashmere: Not So Much a Fiber As a Feeling


There is a little-known group of rather brilliant artisans who hand-link the seams of premium cashmere sweaters.

Their work finds its way into the collections of a handful of high-end clothiers in Europe, and just one in the United States: Garnet Hill.

Garnet Hill Cashmere Sweaters. Shirttail Cashmere Sweater.

For years, we’ve procured cashmere sweaters from this family-owned company. The father and son who run it practice a philosophy that mirrors our own: a passion for sublime quality, happy employees, and genuine concern for the environment.

Cashmere Fibers from Inner Mongolia

The herds of Kashmir goats in Inner Mongolia that provide raw fleece for Garnet Hill sweaters are responsibly managed, to conserve the land. Where others mix breeds to increase yield, these animals remain purebred.

The herders are all family businesses, too.
Cashmere Goats from Inner Mongolia

The workspace where our cashmere sweaters are made is energy-efficient and spotless. Solar panels generate 60% of the company’s electricity. At night, before the lights go off, its cool, resin-treated cement floor is saturated with water; during the day, it releases the humidity level that superior cashmere requires in processing.

Father and son came up with that.

Our maker doesn’t tumble-dry cashmere, as most do. The friction of tumble-drying during manufacturing can add two years of wear in 45 minutes. Father and son solved that one, too, inventing a drying process that applies warm and cold air on drying beds. No tumbling, no wear.

Our Eco cashmere colors are entirely unbleached and undyed yarns; the color of the goat’s fleece is the color of your sweater.

The cashmere sweaters we do add color to are dyed with certified eco-friendly German dyes. Greenpeace once invited our dye-maker to show others how to reduce chemicals in water discharge.

We could go on…

But you know what they say about Internet attention spans. By now, you’re probably already picking out a color.

And who can blame you? In the end, cashmere isn’t really about the technical stuff.

It’s not the fiber, it’s the feeling.
Cashmere Goats from Inner Mongolia

VIDEO: Find Coziness with Signature Flannel


Welcome to Flannel Season. Coziness, found.

Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall. It’s a glorious time up here in New England…

The sun still warms the days, but the evenings dip down and get chilly, beckoning for layers. Children settle into their new school and after-school schedules, and we tend to grab a sweater before rushing out the door in the morning. We’re trading beach days for apple pickings, and backyard barbecues for tailgating.

It’s a time to nest, get inspired by the changing colors, curl up, and get cozy. It’s a time to seek out softness, comfort, and warmth – like our flannel sheets or PJs. We believe quality matters, just take a look:

What’s your go-to cozy piece when the weather starts to change?