What Is Catching Your Eye?

  Marc Jacobs paired with pink and green macaroons. Irresistible.Cosmetics with a cause. I’m gaga over this shade. M.A.C. Viva Glam VII benefits M.A.C. Aids Fund in Viva Glam Gaga. $14 Very Hollywood. Very Michael.Michael Kors for Estee Lauger in Bungalow Pink. $18 “Please officer, cuff me.”Michael Kors Rhodium Cuff $125 Everything looks better in rose colored glasses, if even just on the rims.Betsy Johnson Retro Leopard $65 Hope your outlook today is from rose colored glasses too! What is… [Read More]

Window Shopping For A Friday

It was a little rainy today and I’ve got the sniffles so I thought we could go window shopping together… Let’s go to Jack and Lulu. Every page is a pop of color and pulpy happiness. I must confess to a serious pulp fascination. For one of my ‘dream jobs’, I would own a stationery shoppe ~ with two ‘p’s! I know exactly where I would hang this monogrammed piece in my girlie lavendar office. I think it would go… [Read More]

“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]

What I Learned At SCP Yesterday…

I was at South Coast Plaza yesterday. It is an outing. This is what I learned: The sales staff at Tiffany’s are courteous, friendly and professional.  She gave me a blue bag to take home although I shipped my gifts. The sales staff at Ralph Lauren’s are snobby, cold and aloof.  I wanted to tell the sales girl, “Honey, you may be 5’11”, thin as a whippet and twenty-something, but you’re the one working on a beautiful Saturday for minimum… [Read More]

The Trad Guy

I’ve always been a sucker for a guy in a pair of khakis, a long sleeve RL button-down shirt, tasseled loafers, a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and the scent of Polo. This package is classic and timeless. This is Mr. P. M. and I have been raising two boys to fill his Sperry Top-Siders to continue the tradition. These three men have been ideal participants simply by possessing a Y chromosome which means they will wear practically anything that I… [Read More]

Spiced Tea & Autumn. “Mmmm.”

With the windmills of my mind on Autumn this week how cute are these mugs from Crate & Barrel, one of my Happiest Places On Earth? Paired with Halloween Hot Cocoa… … or make your own spiced tea ~ 2 cups orange flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang) 2 cups white sugar 1/4 cup instant tea powder 3/4 cup lemon-flavored instant tea powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar,… [Read More]

How Could I Resist?

After all our celebrations last week I have been in an ‘after-parties-let-down funk’ and have resorted to eating mass quantities of dark chocolate and chips and salsa as college boy returned to Boston and the new graduate headed for the hills with his gf’s family to camp. Suddenly, I was faced with my first real taste of the empty nest. I hated it. To trade one vice for the other I crossed over to the dark side of retail therapy… [Read More]

New Dooney & Bourke Bag & Tote…

I am ready to pull up anchorand sail away into the sunset. Small Samantha Bag $111Many colors and different styles ~all with hot pink lining*swoon* Throw me a bone!Scottie DogEast/West Tote $175Royal Stewart liningComes in black and white also. So cute!

Nantucket Bicycle Baskets

If you’ve ever rented a bicycle on the island chances are you rented one from Young’s Bicycle Shop. I love the look of natural baskets on bikes. Since last going to Nantucket a couple years ago it has been my intention to order one and since it wouldn’t look good on a mountain bike, I’d like to use it to hold incoming mail in my laundry room. Just a little piece of the island where it’s least expected. European Market… [Read More]

$10 Lands End Tote!!!!

Wow! I can’t believe this! (sorry the pic is so small) Strong cotton canvas, patent leather trim Hidden inside snap closure Three interior pockets, one outside Durable cotton twill full lining Reinforced bottom Monogramming available UPDATE: The pricing has now changed on the tote. Some colors are still at $10.00 and some are at $19.99. Monogram is $5.00 with a single initial. Thanks to Ronda for keeping me up to date on the price changes. 🙂 xoxo UPDATE 2 (6-19)I… [Read More]