Do you have a favorite haunt that you visit every time you return to that yearly vacation spot ? My husband and I take an annual vacation to Sun Valley, Idaho in order to remind ourselves that we still can…can ski, that is! And I never fail to make a stop at one shop in Ketchum, Idaho , which is chock-a-full of the most beautiful items for your home.

Terry Murphy is the charismatic owner of BELISSIMO, and she has filled the shelves of the store with dishes, glassware, table top items, clever gift items, precious baby clothing, throws, furniture, unusual one of a kind artistic pieces, etc., etc, etc…and other fabulous things than I cannot remember at this moment! Everything is exquisite and purchased with a cultivated eye by Murphy. Her taste is top drawer, and she is passionate about the merchandise she has put on the shelves to sell. As she says, she wants her patrons to feel they have discovered a place to find those exceptionally wonderful purchases that no one else has.

To accomplish this she travels the world in search of unusual products to sell to the lucky ones who know about BELISSIMO. One of her fortes is her eye for beautiful dishes. She carries the latest designs from of my personal favorites as I have their dishes in my own home…Astier de Villate from Paris, and L’Objet, a fine Limoges porcelain line designed by Elad Yifrach. This is but a small fraction of the dishware you can find here.

If you want to set the most beautiful table, she has innumerable place mats, napkins and napkin rings that will just dazzle you…one being more beautiful than the other! Plus glassware, cutlery, serving pieces, center piece ideas…a zillion and one ideas for entertaining in high style in your home!

AND the beat goes on with charming and delightful accessories for your table:

Terry also is on the lookout for new and talented artisans and features several of them in her store. One of my favorites was a gal named RONEL JORDAN from South Africa that creates the most fascinating home accessories from merino wool that has been felted. I was particularly taken by her “Rock Cushions”…indoor and outdoor ottomans that look like rocks, and her charming flower pillows. I love the whimsy/functionality mixture associated with her designs…pure DEZIGNLICIOUS if you ask me!

GREAT NEWS: Just in case you were on your way to purchase tickets to fly out to Sun Valley in order to tool around the store, please stop immediately. Everything can be purchased on line at And if you are the type that loves to hear a friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you are ordering pick up and dial 208.726.0702 and ask for Terry or Leslie, her wonderful assistant in the store. I’ve done it a dozen times for myself and my clients!