What would Serena van der Woodsen curate? Blake Lively's new Goop-esque lifestyle website Preserve launched Monday, July 21, and the A-list star herself insisted that the eclectic mix of products that she's hand-selected include "expensive stuff. Inexpensive stuff. And everything in between."
Us Weekly rounds up the ten most random goods featured on Lively's "part magazine, part e-commerce hub, [and] part philanthropic endeavor."
Salty treasures! "It's been said, variety is the spice of life," reads the description beside Laguna Salt Company's Artisan Salt Collection. "Diversify yours with this sensorily sophisticated set of splendid seasonings." The kit includes a "fantasia of far-flung flavors" including Tahitian Vanilla, Wild Ginger, and California Red salt flavors.
Gaze into the future? Lively chose John McCoy's handcrafted crystal bowl on Preserve for his use of "elevated aesthetics and primitive stones." The resulting pieces will impart "beauty, imagination and warmth to those who welcome these captivating crystals into their home."
You like, Ryan Reynolds? Lively picked these menswear items from General Knot—a bow tie which tells a "sea story" and a necktie that features a cactus floral print originating from the '30s. "Crafted exclusively in the Northeastern U.S., their creations combine modern whimsy with the exacting standards of old fashioned quality," according to Preserve.
Craving ribs?! Stuart & Co.'s Bitchin BBQ Sauce will pair well with "slabs of serious meat" while the rub will "up your meat game . . .You will find yourself a legend of backyard barbecues, your culinary star rising among all who savor your victorious victuals."
One of the most expensive items picked by the Age of Adaline star was this Heart Marquee crafted by Scott Coppersmith. The item, a wooden heart embedded with lights is described as a decorative light that "shines brightly like a beacon in a storm." Not to worry, though, for homebodies: It apparently "adds a homey and aesthetically pleasing flavor to any residence."
So Gossip Girl will never know! Like the Heart Marquee, these pricey decorative wall lights were also curated by Lively because "any thought merits a spot on the board."
Brooklyn, babe! The Westchester resident wanted to tout these Dutch-style bicycle crates for its multipurpose functionality. "Each beautiful Brooklyn-made piece is imbued with its own unique character . . .Caboose it onto your bike to carry the day’s produce, impromptu flowers for your sweetheart, or whatever you need to transport in a stylish manner—emission-free!"
How thoughtful! The avid cook and baker picked this apron from Country Cat, specifically for restaurateurs looking for in-house clothing items to dress their staff. "Running a restaurant is messy business," reads the guide, adding that the aprons include "classic pinstripe fabric and pockets convenient for both chef and wait staff."
Paging Snooki! Lively could not resist from including "the crunch of a punchy pickle" to her new lifestyle website. "Enjoy them straight out of the jar, or chop them up and add flecks of capricious character to tuna salads and deviled eggs." Flavors include Caraway Garlic, Habanero Horseradish and Jalapeno. After all, according to Preserve: "Anytime is a good time for a great pickle!"
Hand-curated for current New Orleans denizen Solange? Lively's website included this gorgeous first edition hardcopy book titled Love Letters From New Orleans. "Whether it's white sugar sprinkled on top of beignets like fresh snowflakes, a fiery festival complete with torches, or a jazz musician pouring his soul through a trumpet, this tome celebrates the creative circus of the city that is New Orleans."
Tell Us: Which item stood out the most from Lively's new website?