Monday, May 11, 2015

The Best Etc's


Anna Wintour pencil case by Mua Mua, $100

Kirnazabete.com
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reminder tags by Post-it, $2

containerstore.com
Post-its are great for certain areas. Other times, Post-its can just not be put where they need to be in order to be helpful. Take one of these, pop it on your purse strap to make sure you don't leave home without x, and you're guaranteed to see it!




Wineflower Charms in Brights by bloomin, $8

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The above wine tags are made from seed paper, which means they can have multiple lives: after serving to identify whose beverage is whose, they can be planted and enjoyed as flowers! These also get extra points for being eco-friendly.




Trolley Black Edition carry-on suitcase, by BALR. $864

BALR.com

No humdrum here: sophisticated, modern, and unique, this is a a beautiful pieced-leather suitcase. It is also available as a travel set that includes this pictured carry-on suitcase, larger suitcase, and briefcase. There is also a duffel (more posh than the briefcase) and a backpack. I would not recommend this for in-flight travel--the pieces would likely get destroyed after a couple of uses (scratches, marks, etc); this would be better suited for travel via other modes of transportation. If you take one thing away from this post: coordinate your luggage!  I did not write "match;" I wrote "coordinate." You can have fun with it, but if you spend money to buy luggage, there's no reason to look like a bag person. (Do not take that as an aspersion toward people who are homeless!)




purple backgammon set by Jonathan Adler, $465

amara.com
Amara has a great selection of games. They have classic, parlor-room games from the likes of designers such Etro, Ralph Lauren, and Christian Lacroix to even more sophisticated activities, such as Create Your Own Monster.




Sounds Gold to Me! portable speakers, $49

modcloth.com
I have no idea what the sound quality is for these speakers, but I think looking so good would help compensate for even a mediocre performance.


 
 
 
grass printed picnic blanket by Kate Spade, $45

bloomingdale's.com
Let's picnic in style! Even if picnic-ing isn't your thing, this seems to be an easy must-have for casual family get-togethers outside, spending some time at the park, watching fireworks, etc. I'm particularly fond of the little travel case--very smart.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Summer Fun: Party Bags

Summer is the fun season: hot days, more skin, later nights. Summer has its own undulating energy: intense days cooled by the descent of night and caressed by the evening breeze. It's the perfect balance of endurance contrasted by a soothing and relaxing reprieve. There's no season I'd rather dress for other than summer--it's the summer mood I like; it's the freedom of no coat, baring cuts, and strappy sandals. Rafia textures, bright beaded embellishments, gleaming finishes, and exotic patterns accentuated by novelty decorations of tassels or pom poms make these my picks for accessorizing to put the fun feel of summer at your fingertips--day or night.