Monthly Archives: November 2009

Let the Good Times Roll


I’ve been a bit tardy this year in getting out Christmas cards and am thinking I may opt to send “New Years” greetings instead (a procrastinator’s favorite).  These witty Kate Spade cards read “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” on the outside and inside, “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.”  Amen to that.  Available for purchase HERE >>>

Puppy’s First Christmas


This year will be our pug pup Alfred’s first Christmas and I have every intention of spoiling him rotten. I am all too excited to hang Alfie a stocking and sneak some presents from “Santa” under the tree.  My favorites thus far are from Harry Barker, very possibly the chicest pet accessory company on earth.  I have my eye on the silhouette dog beds (so regal), polka dot collars, ceramic dog bowls and of course, for his stocking, a rope bone or two…




Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion


I am dying to see the “Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel” exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.  The museum has gathered more than 80 ensembles from the Park Avenue closet of the legendary tastemaker—just look at the sneak peek below!  Apfel, who is now 88 years old, is known for her mix of high end with low end.  The pieces on display range from haute couture purchased in Paris to $5 flea market finds.  I envy her fearless mix and simply adore her trademark oversized frames.  If you’re in or around the Boston area be sure to swing by Salem and help celebrate the creative vision of this fashion icon.  I’m going to try and talk John into it on our drive home!




Rifle Paper Co. Postcards



I am absolutely, positively in love with these illustrated “Happy Holidays” postcards by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.  They are perfectly styled right down to the red pencil and vintage stamps.  In case you haven’t heard, Anna just launched her online shop and it’s brimming with finds all done in her trademark whimsical style.  These postcards are only $10 for 10.  Snatch them up and drop a line to those you love this holiday season!  Visit Anna’s new shop HERE >>>