Monday, December 24, 2012

Liberty Christmas Crackers

I LOVE Christmas crackers. In fact they are one of my favorite bits of the holiday. What's more fun than popping it open and wearing the paper hat? Below are the ultimate crackers from one of my favorite Brands of all-time: Liberty of London.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Grrr (generally directed toward winter)

I love animal print. Zebra on the walls and floors (separately), leopard on pillows and lamp shades, ocelot throws... And of course I love a dash of well placed animal print in the wardrobe. It makes everything more interesting - and seems to add genuine warmth to a look. There are entire days where I feel I will never and should never wear anything but a leopard print shoe (today is one of those chilly days). Here are some inspiring leopard (and ocelot) prints to keep us inspired and a little warmer...until I can whip out the caftans and sandals poolside!
*sorry no captions, I haven't figured out that bit from my remote blogging station.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tip Top

Of course the top hat reminds me that Downton Abbey begins its season three reign on PBS January 6th! That show is a sterling drama. I'm such a delayed gratifier that I refuse to watch the final episode of season two until the night before season three begins (ssshhhh! Don't tell me!).
The top hat also reminds me of some profound words spoken by a true and loyal friend. A reminder to keep it tip top at all times, stay on course, and always enjoy yourself and the laughs. There's little I appreciate more.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2013 is sure to be a good one...Lucky 13 afterall!
*thank you to all of my friends and family - fortunately it's not lonely at the top for me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Best Stocking

Scalamandre zebra stocking with mink trim.  Need I say more?
It doesn't even need to be filled it's so good.  Well, maybe I went to far with that suggestion...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Dapper Friend

Well maybe I never made it in to Scott Schuman's lens (for the record I am no longer trapsing around cities where he shoots...maybe that lowers my chances?), but my friend MFO brought The Sartorialist into his lens during a book signing in Boston (Wellsley?) last night. 
I am so proud of my well-dressed friend.  Cheers to you and your new adventure, lookin' good MFO.
That's Sir MFO on the left. I hope he had his Billy Reid's on. xo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A New Venture, The Boxwood Cottage in Beaufort, South Carolina

A few changes to announce - I have opened a little pop-up shop in Beaufort, South Carolina! It's called "The Boxwood Cottage" and it is located in the most incredible little neighborhood called "Habersham".  Have a look at what I am up to - and I will update more.  For consistent updates on the new store and it's latest arrivals check out the site at!
The Boxwood Cottage!  7 Market in Habersham, Beaufort, South Carolina

I love elephants and this vintage garden stool may be a keeper...

Row houses in Habersham - seriously this town/neighborhood is deamy and relaxed and has the nicest residents.