31 January, 2011
Looolleee...Laaally CROCKETT kaaaween of the wild frontierrr...
Home fer the winter with her family,
Happy watching squirrels in the ol' pine tree,
Bein' the kitten she wanted to be,
Close to her Pilgie as the pod and the pea.
Looolleee, Laaally CROCKETT, Holdin' her family dear!
But the ice went out and the warm winds came
And the meltin' snow showed tracks of fun and game
And the flowers of Spring filled Mummy's Simon Pearce vase with flame
And all of a sudden life got too tame.
Loooleee, Laaally CROCKETT, Headin' for trouble again!
Kindness of our li'l too cool for school Lolly Crockett for not growing up too fast. Just cuz your tails fillin out girlfriend doesn't mean you don't need your Mama anymore...XXOO
28 January, 2011
And, at only $3 a pop I can afford a whole wardrobe of these Bamboo Pens. Additionally, they're too pretty for Babe to use, ultimately sucking the ink dry, during one of his, DON'T you OR the Ti-Babes MAKE A PEEP conference call marathons while working remotely in a teensie beach house Fridays...
Kindness of everyone for their patience as I ease into implementing Friday Drive by Postings with short and sweet finds that would otherwise fall by the posting wayside. Something light or inspirational to send ya'll into the weekend feeling a smidge less encumbered. WHICH, is a covert way of saying, the "least expensive item" post most fresh on Babe's mind as he arrives home for the weekend...XXOO
27 January, 2011
If Rob Lowe had been a true prep and not just playing one to pull the wool over poor li'l Meg Twilley's rich prep eyes...
Annnd, if Rob Lowe had been the king of prepster arm real estate from Newport to Palm Beach...
Think aaall that, and you have Kiel James Patrick...
Designer of prep arm candy...
With an obvious eye for detail...
And, a rep for quality...
BOOK: Atlas Shrugged is second to the Bible
BEER: Anything bottled by Woodstock Inn Brewery. This beer is the real deal and kicks ass in taste, old school bottling and unique marketing.
MOVIE: Back to the Future Trilogy
BAR: My in-studio bar
FOOD: Mom's Blueberry/apple pie
GADGET: Global GPS (don’t leave America without it)
SHOPPING SPOT: Island Outfitters in Newport, Vineyard
MENSWEAR: For leather goods: Lotuff & Clegg and for clothes it’s been L.L. Bean since I was just a youngin'...also digging Gant Rugger as of recent.
GETAWAY: Deer Isle, Maine
GUILTY PLEASURE: Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee twice a day
I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY: Hair
Searching from Orvis to Louis Vuitton...
Babe and I have fallen for a Lotuff & Clegg hand made computer briefcase. See, I knew I could count on a good craftsman to ferret out another...
Now I can turn my attention toward opening up some of that Hermès bangle arm real estate for my briefcase finder's fee...
Kindness of Kiel James Patrick for the fabulous Lotuff & Clegg rec. I've got Valentines in the bag annnd an excuse for my inaugural KJP purchase all thanks to your great taste. And, to Jessica at The Love List for generously allowing me to
lift borrow from her post. Again...XXOO
26 January, 2011
In spite of our snubbing, my boots and I dispatched the mice deep into the mental file vault for her to dig up a four year old endorsement I recalled Mel giving Le Chameau wellies...
Kindness of those readers who sent me the Barney's intel on the Fiorentini and Baker Elisa boots. But, after several days of consideration, and a lukewarm review from my sister Julie and the bff Kimba, I'm contemplating switching allegiance from the Elisa to the Emma. (hangs head in shame) Once a boot turncoat, always a boot turncoat...XXOO
25 January, 2011
Well, by George Sanc, I think I've got it! What interesting tidbits, besides the Hermès scarf as a sleep mask trick, did I cull from my Parisienne adventure? Welp, according to the annotations the mice in my head made while abroad, I did notice a thing or two...
Ding!Ding!Ding! went the alarms in my head when the recognition settled in. Turns out VC&A first opened it's doors in 1906 at the Place Vendome (home to the obelisk) in Paris. A fact that I, regretfully, did not parlay into a purchase...
Again, kindness of Mr. Fahrenkopf for snagging us those coveted tickets to the sold out Monet retrospective which, we're learning, has people, including Jodie Foster, queued for up to 5 hours in frigid weather just to see the exhibition. I guess the least I can do is absolve your daughter of her Polo store sin...XXOO
24 January, 2011
Kindness of Babe who stuffed my stocking with numerous massage gift cards. I'm sooo gonna need them...XXOO
21 January, 2011
Must be an Italian boot attraction I've got cuz this pair of Fiorentini + Baker Elisa's stopped me dead in my tracks. Ohhh per favORe let them come in both brown annnd black...
Kindness of Scout Charlottesville for the brand introduction and LPC at Amid Privilege for the brand validation. And, Babe, who will know I've tracked down a pair of the seemingly sold out size 39.5's when he is suddenly and inexplicably let off the Country Strong hook this weekend out of the goodness of my heart...XXOO
20 January, 2011
Was it gonna be the Gwynnie in Sliding Doors?
I like to think of it as, my Gwynnie in a Perfect Murder stage. Scarf please...
Kindness of all my regular commenters who will not be run off by the "word verification" velvet rope I had to install. I held the spammers at bay as long as possible but, all signs started pointing to "Carpal Tunnel please use headlights" from the endless "delete on mailbox and handheld" taunts from my Crackberry. I was beginning to feel a bit like a Tokyo elevator operator. Besides, I'll need to preserve my hand strength for all that long hair grooming...XXOO
19 January, 2011
Nearly my entire wardrobe of Hermès scarves including a Plisse, Pochettes, and a wee pile of 90's. Lone Twilly, left at home, holding down the scarf basket fort
Half a suitcase full of Ralph Lauren cashmere sweaters
J. Crew black trousers, black Pixies, black Minnies annnd black Majestic leggings
Waaay too many dresses
All the usual shoe suspects made the cut (Belgians, Ferragamos, fresh outta the box Viviers...) but, Babe and I can not sing the praises of the Blundstone/Patagonia mid-weight skiing and hiking sock combo loud enough. Uuup and dooown Rue du Fauboug Saint-Honoré, hooours traipsing through the Louvre, Hermès store hopping, right bank, left bank, right bank, annnd...not even once were our footsies tired or cold. Nooow, next year, I hope to have a pair of tall black equestrian boots in my arsenal but, that's an item that's being put on the summersjustaroundthecorner back burner...
Kindness of Diane Francis and Stephanie Shockley DeMallie of Gracie in Easton, MD for the Claridge + King Tuxedo shirt which, paired with black Majestic leggings and an Hermès scarf, was theee perfect flying outfit. And, Amy, who spied a French woman on her flight take the Hermès scarf from her neck and refashion it into a sleep mask. I am SOOO adding that to my bag o'tricks...XXOO
18 January, 2011
Arise yourself the next morn et voilà!
Brush the croissants with a li'l beaten egg for a showstopping glossy finish annnd to prove to your husband that you did indeed need the Williams-Sonoma Pastry Brush Set that recently arrived...
Alsooo, the perf opportunity to validate your new must have oven thermometer ensuring you don't burn the croissants as they cook...
Once the aroma of those babies baking wafts through the house it's like Paris all over again except, theeese are actually warm right from the oven...
Kindness of BRM for the intel revealing that Jean-Yves Charon also sells his croissants, including the tryingtorefrainfrombuying chocolate ones, at Trader Jo's for a fraction of the cost. Well, looks as though Babe's got a Sophie's Choice on his hands; either I can continue to have mine choppered in from Williams-Sonoma orrr he can send me to the closest Trader Jo's which lands me dangerously close to several HIGH end malls. I have a feeling I better keep that landing pad salted...XXOO