My 10 Favourite Things With Graceland's Serinda Swan

Julia Millay Walsh
Currently starring on USA's law enforcement drama Graceland, actress Serinda Swan (who you may also know from Breakout KingsHawaii Five-0, Supernatural, Smallville, or Psych) knows how to kick back at home when she's not working hard on set. The actress recently shared her 10 favourite home essentials with us, from the go-to glass for her favourite fruity mojito to a candle she discovered at a beloved New York hotel. Get a peek at Swan's favourite things below and catch her Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. CT on Graceland. _header
glass_mason_jar_mugs Mason jars are best for serving wine or my favourite jalapeño basil strawberry mojito. Glass Mason Jar Mugs, $10 for four, Bed Bath & Beyond
Cherry_Blossom_Branches_Bunch Cherry blossoms are seasonal, but when you can find them, try and get the largest stalks with the buds still closed. They make the most impact and last the longest. Blooming Pink Cherry Blossom Branches, $120 for three branches,
prod90206 This cashmere blanket is perfect for décor inside or outside, and it's great when it turns dark and gets a bit chilly. 555-Gram Cashmere Throw, $249, Restoration Hardware
5200-standard-modular-package I make all my soups, smoothies, dressings, and nut milks in my Vitamix. It's fantastic. 5200 Standard Series, $449, Vitamix
Jardins_Ecrivains_Saint_Tropez My favourite candles are from two hotels I frequent. The Chateau Marmont and the Crosby St. Hotel. The Chateau one smells absolutely divine. It's quite masculine but not too over-powering, and the Crosby Street one is a bit lighter but an amazing scent for your house. Le Jardin de Colette Saint-Tropez Candle, $45, Amazon and Chateau Marmont Signature Candle, $50, The Standard
Natural Edge Wood Cutting Board I'm in love with the boards that Wayward Spark make. They are very rustic looking but amazing for serving cheese or others dishes on as well. Remodelista also makes a great one w a leather handle. Natural Edge Wooden Cutting Board, $69, Red Onion Woodworks
heirloom-kitchen-floral-recipe-box-01_copy_1 I don't have any recipe recommendations because everyone eats differently but once a week I love to try something new, and then I write them down on a recipe card when I like them. My grandmother passed down a box of old ones that I'm still joyfully trying to get through! Heirloom Floral Recipe Box, $135, Rifle Paper Co.
27_paola-ccuore03l A wine decanter is a must for parties or having friends over. My favourite is one from Paola C. called Cuore, which means heart in Italian. It's a total conversation piece and keeps your table looking interesting and unique at the same time. For a more sleek look, go for the Skruf Rainman decanter. Cuore Decanter, inquire for price, Paolo C.
Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 11.14.45 AM I absolutely love the sound of wind chime. They're specially great if you set an intention to them -- and whenever they chime it reminds you of what it is you are trying to ground yourself in (or even a habit your trying to break). Not everyone can enjoy these as your neighbours may not love them, though! Corinthian Bells 44-Inch Wind Chime, $108, Hayneedle
Artland Sedona Fruit Infusion Glass Pitcher
I always find I drink more water with a little taste to it. I skip all the artificial "squirt-and-go" types and make my own fresh lemon-mint or strawberry-blackberry water. It's extremely refreshing, looks beautiful on the table, and is a healthy way to help digestion and stay hydrated. It can also be made with sparkling water. This one is a beautiful glass infuser that looks great on your table. Artland Sedona Fruit Infusion Glass Pitcher, $46, Target
  Photograph: Ann Molen, Hair and Makeup: Noseph Trinh, Styling: Leyla McAuley

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