Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sugar On The Road - No Sleep 'Til Newport!

I am happy to announce that Vieve is generously hosting a trunk show at Chez Genevieve for Sugar next Thursday, May 31st.  It will be open-house style from 4:30 until about 8 o'clock in the evening.  If anyone is interested in attending please email us at to RSVP - or to make an appointment if you cannot make the time frame. 
I will also be doing wholesale appointments in Connecticut and Rhode Island while I am there as well.  Those appointments can be made through
Discounts on Summer Jewelry!  Wine!  Socializing with friends!  Discounts of 30-50% off brand new designs like rings, necklaces, and earrings making their debut!

Friday, May 18, 2012

How to Ride a Bike

I am looking for a beach cruiser for summer to ride around my 'hood. 
That said, I thought I would share this photo by Tommy Ton of a super chic French woman riding her bike in Paris during fashion week (of course). 
Tres bon! Now this is how you ride a bike. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blue and White Interpretation...

Have I shared these yet?  *The move has made my poor memory even worse. 
Blue Willow Knuckles?  They are from Etsy, I am sorry I don't have the link to the brilliant soul who made them.  Incredible! 
I am obsessed with Blue Willow and all things blue & white right now (much to Mr. M's dismay while out collecting).  These take the cake. 

Concept and Design of a Guest Room

I am working on our guest room.  Now that we are on the East Coast, back to civilization, I am anticipating guests.  Yahoo! 
I always love a bunk room, but I don't think that's appropriate until we have a lake house somewhere.  Therefore we are doing twin beds.  After all of those years passing up gorgeous twin bedding (because, after all, who has twins except in their guest room?) - now I am want for Bedding Bargains of My Past. 
Right now I have heaps of other things to worry about...but here is a concept that I love.  Love the Hudson Bay, love the monogram, love the branding (of one's cabin!). 

Friday, May 4, 2012


Below, an homage to my friend who helps me with everything. Thank you.
can we please talk about the whiskers?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beat the Heat

The weather here is going to hit a "near record high" in the next two days.  Despite my overwhelming excitement about being back on the East Coast, I have to say my body is a little more used to the dry desert.  Humidity is not really my friend (I don't think it ever was)...the best thing about heat and humidity? The thunderstorms! 
I was poking around through some pix and saw these images to remind me how I need to dress for success in the humid heat over the next few days.  Currently I am enjoying the crispiness of a cotton maxi dress (something I am currently addicted to much to the dismay of the rest of my closet) and some gold Jacks.  Nothing like a uniform to get you through the tangles of the day.
I love this look, it's so casual but slightly premeditated.  It really made me want a pair of python Sperry's. 

Need I say more?

Giovanna = super chic.  She is impeccably dressed and I LOVE the safari.  It's probably some vintage YSL layered over something she found in the trash bin outside of Zara and I am sure it's like 102 degrees and she looks so incredible. 

I have shared this before.  I love this dress.  This time, and in this heat I might rip those sleeves off and add some flat sandals. 

It's so big that it doesn't touch your know those hot days when you just want a cotton tent nearby to cover you for decency's sake but nothing more?  This is the dress, and it looks good. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Den of Inspiration (and Work)

As you may or may not know, I am a designer. A jewelry designer (and a collector, obsessor, decorator, exclaimer, etc...). Upon our most recent relocation I was contemplating the office options with Mr. M. Fortunately, something worked out in our favor and I am sitting in my 90% complete office! Hence why I have allowed myself to blog again after The Great Pack, The Big Move, and The Incredible Drive.
Someday I will post pix of my office when it is finished. There are elements of sisal, flokati, high gloss red, pink Liberty print shades (thank you Target), an antique french desk, and more long cotton draperies than Mr. M cares to recount. I have him to thank immensely for the space and it's conversion.
Back to work for now...the ball is rolling! Here are a couple of pix below that were inspiration for The Office/Studio/Haven/Den of Inspiration...
The theme here is organization and work space...of which I need more of both.

The super chic office Mary McDonald decorated on "Million Dollar Decorators" (I heart that show).  I am dying for the draperies.  Hello! 

If I had a loveseat in a nook I would be sharing it with Dixie the yellow dog no doubt.

Mary McDonald's coveted blue office. The lamps and the desk are insane. 

Now all I need is a well placed Zebra pelt...hmm.  Dying to find some of those faux bamboo numbers lurking in someone's garage around here. 

This woman is also a designer, but a French one.  And who cannot help but envy and want to reproduce what the French have done stylistically?  I am merely a follower and an appreciator.  I love her space though.  Serene and organized. 
Thank you Mr. M for everything. xoxo