The Coffee Table with Aimee Bidlack

Joining us at The Coffee Table this lovely Thanksgiving day is San Francisco fashionista…

Currently Brewing

My day job consumes most of my time. I’m the Men’s Accessories Assistant Buyer for Banana Republic, which basically means I get to decide what fun, gentleman-ly items we’ll carry in our stores. I’m currently working on pulling inspiration for next years Holiday line, so that means pulling lots of tear sheets and perusing the internet for inspiration, all while listening to Christmas music, obviously. I love my job, so it often feels seamless when I’m working in or out of the office.

I try my best to update my personal blog, which I would (or rather, would not define) as I feel inspired. I ‘m also working on re-decorating my kitchen. I’m currently digging through Craigslist to find the perfect mid-century brass bookshelf to store cookbooks and bourbon.
 Favorite Drink
Black coffee. Always. I rarely consume overtly milky products. I’m lucky enough to live in San Francisco where the coffee culture is extremely prominent. Drip coffee’s from places like Four Barrel and Blue Bottle have such intricate layers of flavors, that I can’t imagine watering it down. On the very rare occasion, I might enjoy a dry Cappunccino. Otherwise, if I don’t consume a large, black coffee by 10am, I would recommend avoiding me at all costs.

It’s the Little Things

My Coffee Table

My coffee table is an old steam trunk I picked up at an estate sale in Oakland. I was coffee table-less for quite some time until I found this gem, and now I can’t quite imagine utilizing anything else.

Voluspa candle – I have this strange conception that lighting candles in my apartment makes me a better woman. Whenever I’m home, there’s usually a candle lit in every room.

Stack of fashion mags – This makes me feel pretty superficial, but I do subscribe to the majority of major fashion publications. My coffee table may or may not look like a doctor’s office. I am, however, very particular that the magazines must be from the current month. Archives get stored in my bedroom.

Hypebeast – Hypbebeast is this crazy cool men’s fashion publication. I have a friend (Jerry Buttles ) who shot the Maison Martin Margiela feature in this issue. Sick.

Words of Wisdom

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting” -The Alchemist

Follow Aimee and visit her blog.

Thanks for joining us this week!

(Posted with love by Amanda)