Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sullivan Street Paola Bag (Kate Spade)

As featured in Cookie Magazine. This bag is even more stunning in person, with a chain that can be worn as shoulder strap or tucked inside the bag to wear as a clutch! Love It!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Here Comes 2009!

Every year, right before the New Year, I try to come up with a guiding "Theme" for the upcoming year. Some past themes include "Less is More", and "Don't Dream It. Be It.". Having a theme for the year is better than making a resolution because it is a guiding principle, not a goal that can be either achieved or broken.

For 2009 I have decided to capitalize on the nation's theme (aka Obama's catch-phrase) and make my theme "Change You Can Believe In". I can apply this theme to all aspects of life to which I want to take a new direction and make a change.

What will your Theme for 2009 be? (Post your responses in the comments section)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Crate and Barrel Drinkware for Elegant Entertaining

Edge Flutes

Ona Pitcher

Singles Carafe

Simple. Sparse. Modern. Chic.

Rita Konig's Tips for a Last Minute Holiday Cocktail Party

1. Use unfussy (but real) invites.

2. Set the scene (lighting is important).

3. Don't skimp on drinks (hire a bartender)

4. Pay attention to detail (tiny upgrades like monogrammed napkins etc.)

5. Create a good Ipod mix.

6. Fake the Food (serve store bought snacks that look homemade).

7. Decorate Simply.

Making the Economic Downturn More Manageable

1. Drink Less Coffee
2. Spend Less Money
3. Exercise More
4. Consume Less Gas
5. Waste Less
6. Play Hostess Instead of Going Out
7. Spend Quality Family Time
8. Do More Creative Things
9. Get Rid of Clutter
10. Be a Better Correspondent
11. Learn More About your City
12. Be More Patient

L.C. at the Hills Finale

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Fabulous Kelly Wearstler Designed Bergrorf Goodman Cafe

Monogrammed Drink Coasters from Dabney Lee at Home

Stylish Bar Cart

I have the Pottery Barn Swank Bar Cart, but lately its been looking more "cluttered" than "swank". This bar cart featured in the Nest magazine is what a chic bar cart should look like!

Friday, December 5, 2008

BR Wilshire Croc Bag - on Sale Now! (I want it!)

Black and Ivory - the Perfect Winter Color Palatte

Perfect Gift for the "Top Chef' in your Life

Dean & DeLuca Spice Rack!

Martha Stewart Simple and Colorful End Table

Perfect for a small NYC Apartment (like mine!)

Maybe you don't have the space for a full tree? Online and catalog retailer Grandin Road offers two good options for space-saving (but still full-height) artificial Christmas trees — a corner tree and a half tree!