Jackie’s Jewels

Every once in awhile I will be channel surfing and I’ll come across the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection show on QVC as I did last night. All the reproduction pieces are accompanied with fascinating stories of how she came to own the pieces. Many are from JFK who as it turns out designed many in her collection and would plan his gift giving months in advance. This ring’s story is especially poignant. It is Kunzite and JFK had 20 diamonds set… [Read More]

Monogrammed Baking Boxes For Less

With holiday baking soon to begin and inspired by Hopsy and her darling monogrammed green toile boxes, I began to search for boxes to use this season. I found what looks like to be the same supplier for Williams-Sonoma’s French Pastry Boxesbut for a lot less. 20 sheets of 20″ x 30″ patterned waxed paper. William Sonoma $12 BakingBoxes.com $9 with more patterns to choose from. Monogrammed Cookie Boxes 7″ x 5″ x 3″ Williams-Sonoma 6 for $29 BakingBoxes.com 10… [Read More]

Come To Mama

Headed to South Coast Plaza today to visit the Henri Bendel store. Just window shopping. Really. I am weakening… fast. Good luck today on this Friday the 13th!

philosophy NEW!

Love this time of year when philosophy jingles it’s way into the holiday season with new scents. Here’s a couple in the lineup and some seasonal favorites. We Wish You A Berry Christmas $18.24 QVC exclusive until Dec. at an intro price Pink Frosted Angel Wings $30 Philosophy’s shimmer lotions are truly lovely to wear. Find it at philosophy.com (above link). I looked at Sephora and Nordstrom last night and they did not have it. Holiday Cookbook $35 Take the… [Read More]

When One Small Classic Croc Apparently Isn’t Nearly Enough

When did the classic subtleties of this… morph into this… to ultimately become this… An 8 croc orgy of highly ostentatious style and taste. Yours, for a feeding frenzy on the wallet at $165.Criky!

Terivs Tumblers and Scout Bags Team Up!

Totable Tumblers are here! Tervis Tumblers (my fav glass du jour, filled to the brim with ice every du jour) has been paired up with Scout totes. The insulated tumblers are pink patterned on the outside and green patterned on the inside. If you click on to the site you’ll be able to see a close up that I wasn’t able to upload. Now the only question is… Large Tumbler Tote ($75)or Small Tumbler Tote($35) Love them both!

“All That Glitters… should be MINE!”

“Kate is out there, and I’m lovin’ it!” Gold Coast MaryAnn Why?Because I live on the Gold Coast of CA (well, inland a little, but just a tad) and I have a niece named Marianne. Pink Sparkly Shoes Why?Puhleese. An obvious trick question! Single Ball Earrings Why?Time Square’s got nothing on these babies!Happy New Year! Disco Fever Link Bracelet Why? A sparkly cuff. My true love.I cannot, should not, will not resist! What things do you have that make you… [Read More]

The Evolution Of My Organized Life Through Desk Calendars

I love desk calendars and organizers and I believe a choice of one can be very insightful to where we are in our lives. My first one was the Sierra Club Engagement Calendar week-at-a-glance. ($13.95) I was young and green. Every week was an inspiring, beautiful picture. There were some off years that weren’t note worthy.I was in the ad business and proving myself. A Day Timer here, a Filofax there. Very professional. Very official. Very boring. Soon thereafter I… [Read More]

Pink Ribbon Wednesday!

With all the pretty pink ribbons this month I thought I’d add my own to the collection. Pink and green bubbles. So cheerful and effervescent.Cheers! hic! Wisps of pink clouds or tufts of cotton candy?They look as light as air. Bubbles that sparkle oh so pretty! Tres elegante!Wired moire taffeta grosgrain. Horizontal striped grosgrain.Turning preppy ribbon on it’s side. Not pink but… “Hello Gorgeous!”Wonderful any day of the week. All ribbon from May Arts.

Stubbs & Wootton Fall/Winter 2009

Stubbs & Wootten Put on your pink & green needlepoint camis for covert preppy ops. Taking the dogs out for a walk. Boo! My favorite.