31 December 2012
I married the most wonderful man I could have ever imagined, we visited seven beautiful countries, were homeless for a month by the waves of Sandy (I'm truly warmed by our amazing friends and family that took us into their homes or offered), enjoyed good health, jogs and wine.
I'm excited to enjoy a gorgeous four-course dinner at Harry's and pop the Veuve Rose my husband brought home this evening!
Pave and rose gold? What more could a girl ask for in a bracelet! By designer Michael Kors, this bangle is perfect for stacking with your other favorite pieces. Purchase at Macy's.
28 December 2012
27 December 2012
24 December 2012
23 December 2012
My husband Netflixed Safety Not Guaranteed. I vetoed it, until I Googled the trailer. Pacific Northwest! Indie!? Am I rubbing off on him? Sure seems like it. Great flick. Check it out.
21 December 2012
20 December 2012
19 December 2012
A simple every-day tote is a must have for every lady. I discovered Leah Lerner in the Etsy Blog's Featured Shop section. The Tel Aviv-based artist crafts these lovely totes by hand! Read more about the start-to-finish here and peruse the vibrant collection available for purchase here.
18 December 2012
Pantone has named Emerald green the Color of the Year for 2013. I must admit, I saw this coming with scads of Emerald on the shelves of clothing stores on Champs Elysses Paris in October! Here are my top picks for this lovely shade:
Lucite Gem Necklace from ShopNestled.
Crochet Boot Cuffs from LumiStyle.
Silk Blouse with bow neckline from vintage shop Pintuck Style.
Victorian Deco Nouveau Bracelet from Willow Bloom.
Vintage wedding cake bowl from All the Best Vintage.
17 December 2012
frank & jan would be great rolled up and stuffed in your nerdy brother's stocking. While on the subject of the Brooklyn Internets (Nets), did you see this adorable woman ask Jay Z who he was on the subway?
14 December 2012
Free Arts to make Christmas art projects with under-served kids. Without fail, the gingerbread house station is always the most popular. I'm amazed by the designs that some of the kids envision. Give them a few years and I'll bet we'll see a gingerbread brownstone like this one from Kitchen Table Scraps. Check out the how-to guide here.
Purchase at Bloomingdales.
13 December 2012
J.Crew. They are presently offering 30% off and free shipping with the code WISHLIST.
12 December 2012
11 December 2012
While watching Parenthood this evening, a lovely familiar song came on he soundtrack...Pearl Jam's Wishlist. You know you're from the Pacific Northwest when you remember a lesson plan featuring Eddie Vedder's work in college! I have fond memories of seeing the band play in Seattle and Vancouver, as well private charity showings of solo Eddie Vedder in Seattle!
10 December 2012
Brookstone is the answer! Chilled, but not diluted, you're good to go. Purchase here.
Birchbox has the exclusive on Benefit's new Fine One One- a double duty lip and cheek stick. Does it get any better than watermelon, champagne and coral? Check out the video demo:
Buisjes & Beugels.
Duane Reade, 40 Wall Street).
instagrammed their affection for for Urban Decay's Naked 2 palate, I decided to take the $50 plunge. And. It's.So.Worth. It. For myself, my typical palate purchase involves me falling in love with a few shades and the others remain ignored. Naked 2 is extraordinarily versatile. Each earthy tone in matte or shimmer is complimentary. The brush included is beautifully designed an expertly applys the colors to the ridges and curves of you eyes!
07 December 2012
I discovered Chuao Chocolatier through Birchbox. I was wee disappointed that they were currently out of stock and decided to order the bars direct. I selected the maple bacon, potato chip, salted chocolate crunch and fire cracker. The California-based shop had these puppies delivered to Manhattan in just a few days and well-packed with insulation to protect them.
My husband and I nibbled on the salted chocolate last night with a glass of wine and I have to say: this is some -good-chocolate. I brought some into the office and my colleagues are loving it. I think the next bar we'll open will be the maple bacon!
Psst...if you sign-up for their email list, they gift you a free bar with your order!
Image: Le Petit Monde, San Diego Half Marathon
06 December 2012
I don't know how I missed this, oh wait...I had no power in my SoPo apartment :) Super funny. (via Gothamist and NY Times)
05 December 2012
04 December 2012
expressed my love for the small shop Everlane in the past, but I'd like to revisit with some exciting news: holiday Cashmere has been added to the shop! Within moments of the email announcement, I found myself clicking through the high-quality, well-priced line. I treated myself to a hat and scarf for my every day use through the chilly season. Check it out here.
30 November 2012
28 November 2012
bachelorette? Albeit not underthings, the Tequila is Not My Friend gia by Kate Spade will certainly get a laugh and perfectly fits your hotel key and cash for your bacon egg and cheese excursion the next morning.
Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs would be the ignored banana candy of lotions. I set aside my judgement and smoothed some over my hands. The texture is comparable to butter without the grease and the scent is warm and full of childhood nostalgia. To boot, it's a miracle worker on winter exposed hands! The product has quickly become my favorite item in my November Birchbox.
27 November 2012
26 November 2012
Check it out here.