The Haystack Needle is a daily lifestyle blog devoted to finding that unexpected wow for your home, that perfect gift, that special something that makes a party or just makes you swoon. It's a forum for Brooklyn-based home writer Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien to sort through the "hay" and fray of our busy lives, and to highlight her golden discoveries for decorating, organizing, and entertaining. Jen unites the expertise of her days as a home editor at Real Simple and the lifestyle editor at Redbook with her passion for home design, handmade crafts, and greener living. And now she offers a first look here at her picks of products, solutions, designs, and insights from the experts. Jen has always loved sharing her best tips with her circle of friends. She is excited to invite you in and hopes to hear your thoughts about a needle you've found in the haystack.