As I’m searching the market for my first home to buy, I’ve come to prioritize the desired from the necessary from the won’t-pull-the-trigger-without-this. And this is good floors. Simply put, you can’t cheat with flooring the way you can furniture (case in point, only a small handful of people can tell the difference between a couch… [Cont.]
Monthly Archives: January 2011
As I’m considering purchasing my first home, I have been contemplating master bath furniture. I keep coming back to the industrial aesthetic embodied in reproduced pharmacy cabinets. Since bathrooms typically have a feminine feel to them (especially if they’re designed by and for a woman), I think pieces like these add a slight masculine contrast… [Cont.]
I’m mildly obsessed with glassware. A gorgeous glass takes the experience of enjoying a cocktail and bumps it up a few notches. I also think that providing your guests with a drink in a special glass makes them feel special. And champagne flutes are made for special: special celebrations, occasions, toasts. These flutes, available here,… [Cont.]
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like smelling like everyone else. Since the mainstream perfume industry is dominated by fragrances from the various designers and fashion houses (which is how they make most of their money), it’s almost guaranteed that as you cozy up to the man in your life, your smell will… [Cont.]
This is not your typical hook. A series of plastic resin hands will hold your hat, coat, keys or (as I use them) dog leashes. Put it in the guest bathroom for hand towels or, if you’re saucy, an extra roll of toilet paper. Available here.
And they’re from the GAP! Fabulous. Boyfriend jeans are a staple in my wardrobe as they give a slightly edgy, masculine base to all the girly stuff I pile on top (pretty blouse, jewelry, scarf, furry vest, etc.). They are also comfortable. I like these jeans for a bunch of different reasons: they are baggy… [Cont.]
If you frequent up(per) scale boutiques, you may know by sight (but maybe not by name) the collection of plates (and other decor items) by Fornasetti. His signature is the face of a woman (according to wikipedia, she is operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri) in black and white, usually making a funny gesture (winking, tongue sticking… [Cont.]
While not exactly known for fabulous fashion, Brooks Brothers has, for many years, produced some of the best sleepwear, specifically their womens and mens pyjamas. Classic and comfortable, add a monogram for optimal preppiness.
There are two main reasons to not buy counterfeit designer goods: the good reason and the right reason. We’ll discuss the former first. If your bag/wallet/sunglasses are fake, they are, overwhelmingly, a really bad replica of the real thing. The materials are cheaper, the craftsmanship is non-existant, and many times, the style of the bag… [Cont.]
I’m typically not a fan of signature pieces from the big jewelry houses (Cartier love bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra collection, anything from Tiffany). In addition to being excruciatingly expensive, these pieces are more often a status symbol than a beautiful piece of jewelry. But I am making an exception in my covet list… [Cont.]