16 April 2014

15 April 2014

Donna Tartt Wins Fiction Pulitzer!

Donna Tartt just won the 2014 fiction Pulitzer for The Goldfinch. She's one of my fave writers and she can rock a man's suit like no other. She's also proof positive that not all Southerners are rubes. Bless your hearts. 


14 April 2014

Free Tunes

Check out the totes free tunes on Sephora. 


13 April 2014

Mad Men Cometh

Photo By Jordin Althaus/AMC

This is event television. The final season of Mad Men begins tonight at 10 on AMC. 


12 April 2014

Party Time

Oh Joy Goblets ($4) Target 

Check out the entire 'Oh Joy' collection at Target. 


11 April 2014

To Tommy From Zooey

Mocked Neck Dress & Seamed Shift Dress ($98.50 Each) 
Colorblock Dress ($149.50) 
Enamel Wheel Pendant ($39)
Zooey Deschanel's capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger is ridiculously cute. This is a match made in heaven...if heaven is filled with bunnies, rainbows and babies dressed like flowers. Check it out


10 April 2014

How Will It End?

Mark your calendars. The final season of Mad Men begins April 13th at 10 on AMC. 


09 April 2014

08 April 2014

Love For Snoopy & Andy Cohen

Peanuts Guide To Life ($10.11) Amazon
Andy Cohen, A Once And Future Snoopy Fan.

In A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown utters the unprecedented line, “I just don’t understand Christmas … I always end up feeling depressed.” Never before had a cartoon child express complex emotions. I was hooked. Charlie Brown’s alienation was not only all too relatable, but charming and funny. The new book, Peanuts Guide To Life, is a must-have for all us fans. The forward (see below) is masterfully written by Andy Cohen, a fellow lover of Snoopy and the gang. 


“As soon as a child is born, he or she should be issued a dog and a banjo.”
—Charlie Brown

When I was born, the dog I was issued was Snoopy. My stuffed Snoopy came with me pretty much everywhere I went. He was cute. He slept with me. He hugged me. He made me smile. As long as Snoopy was there, he made me feel like I was home.

Before I went to bed at night my dad would come tuck me in and hold Snoopy to his ear, repeating to me the things that Snoopy told him about me. Of course I believed that Snoopy could talk and I wanted to hear what he had to say. I found out later he had a lot to say…

If my mom’s omnipresent Peanuts calendar wasn’t close, I could tell what time of year it was by what Peanuts special was on TV. It seemed like Snoopy and the gang were all around me. I liked to draw Snoopy (I still find myself doodling his head and tummy while daydreaming in meetings) and Charlie Brown (especially his shirt and weird shoes). As I got older, I got really plugged into the comic strip and started digesting something larger than just a cartoon.

What did I learn about life from a dog and a bunch of kids? A lot.

Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, and the whole gang can teach us pretty much everything we need to know about how to behave and we have Charles Schulz to thank for that. In my estimation, the cartoonist deserves an A+ in philosophy; his simple wisdom captivated hundreds of millions of fans around the world and somehow gives all of us permission to feel good about searching for deeper meaning around us.

His messages are simple and universal: Believe in yourself (“Who cares what other people think?” –Sally); find happiness in the little things around you; be decent, self-reliant, and optimistic (“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.” –Snoopy); work hard (“No one need ever be ashamed of fingernails made dirty by a hard day’s work.” –Linus); and above all, allow yourself to love (even though Lucy points out, “It’s amazing how stupid you can be when you’re in love.”).

I don’t know how he got away with it, but Schulz had an uncanny ability to simultaneously present joy and melancholy all at once. And that melancholy is part of what makes his work so prescient for me. Schulz made it okay to feel kind of blah every once in a while. That’s just part of life. (And by the way, how “blah” can you feel when Snoopy’s outside lying on his doghouse?)

Peanuts Guide to Life is a collection of some of Schulz’ most simple and entertaining philosophy. It is a perfect roadmap for us all to navigate humanity with dignity and fun.
Oh, and by the way, happiness IS a warm puppy!
Andy Cohen
New York City, 2013

06 April 2014

Italian Glam Glam

Queen Audrey Giving Us Italian Glam Glam.  

Check out the new exhibition 'The Glamour of Italian Fashion' at the Victoria & Albert Museum and on Vanity Fair.


05 April 2014

Green Is The Color Of Spring

Pop Rocks Glass In Emerald Green
 ($14) Jonathan Adler


04 April 2014

In Awe Of Elephants

"Two crippled elephants, Shirley and Jenny, reunite after a 20 year separation. Shirley, now 52, remained alone at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo for 20 years after being attacked by a circus elephant. Jenny recognizes Shirley almost immediately!" - San Francisco Globe 


03 April 2014

Mad Men Press Kit

Stop the presses, the Mad Men season seven press kit is here and it's so 1960s airline chic. Check it out on AMC


02 April 2014

Santigold Snake Ring Sizzles

Santigold For Smashbox 'Be Legendary' 
Lipstick & Snake Ring ($49) Nordstrom



01 April 2014

Spring Fleurs


31 March 2014

Bring On The Bossa Nova

For instant chic, just listen to these Bossa Nova-inspired songs by Thievery Corporation. Saudade, their new album, releases tomorrow. 


30 March 2014

29 March 2014

Eye-Catching Coral

Tom Ford Coral Beach Nail Lacquer
($32) Nordstrom
This was one of Rachel Zoe's picks for springtime and I must concur. 


28 March 2014

Suddenly, This Summer

Soludos is my go-to place for a little summer sunshine. 


27 March 2014

Make It A Bletchley Circle Night

The Bletchley Circle Re-Airs Tonight At 9 On PBS. 
Catch up if you haven't already. Loved this and the second season begins April 13th at 10 on PBS
"The Bletchley Circle follows four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment."- PBS 

26 March 2014

Say It Isn't So

All good things must come to an end including the Crabtree Evelyn/India Hicks Island Living collection. Get it while you can on Inida's website


25 March 2014

A Morsel Of Mad Men

Here's but a tiny taste, a wee nibble of Mad Men. The final season starts April 13th at 10 on AMC. 


24 March 2014

23 March 2014

22 March 2014

Totally Rad


21 March 2014

Spring Is Here

Open the windows and let the sunshine in. This house in the Bahamas on House Beautiful looks just right. 


19 March 2014

Polly Want A Cracker

Framed Parakeet Portrait ($169) West Elm 
Framed Parrot Portrait ($199) West Elm 


Elephant Chic

Brass Elephant Candle Holder ($129) Jonathan Adler 


18 March 2014

Nautical Niceness

Hat Attack Stripe Tote ($89.50) Club Monaco

17 March 2014

Cranium Chic

India Hicks Skull Towel ($78) 

16 March 2014

Micro Pig Mania

So cute it hurts. 


15 March 2014

Radiant Orchid Radiates

Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid, is out and about. Check out the special collection at Sephora


14 March 2014

The Kiss

This is why all the Jared Leto fuss has stirred up something deep inside me. Damn you Jordan Catalano. 


13 March 2014

Sarah Jessica Fabulous


Charmant! I love that we get a glimpse into her NYC brownstone. 


12 March 2014

You Light Up My Life

Monogram Votive Candles
($14 Each) C. Wonder


11 March 2014

What Is There To Say Really?

No Words. 

The new season of The Real Housewives Of New York starts tonight at 9 on Bravo. 


10 March 2014

Morning Ablutions

L'Occitane Nourishing Shea Butter 
Discovery Kit ($34) Nordstrom  
L'Occitane Invigorating Verbena 
Discovery Kit ($32) Nordstrom

My addiction to bath and beauty products is something I don't attempt to hid. It's why the bathroom is where I utter the phrase, "This is where the magic happens." 


09 March 2014

Domino Days Are Here Again

There are thousands of rooms to explore in the Domino picture galleries


08 March 2014


Created By Graphic Designer Milton Glaser


07 March 2014

But What Does It Mean?

The final season of Mad Men begins April 13th at 10 on AMC. 


06 March 2014

I'll Tumble For You

Marta Old-Fashioned Glasses ($2.95 Each) CB2


05 March 2014

Boden Blue Dresses

Nancy Dress ($148) Boden 
Monte Carlo Dress ($168) Boden 


04 March 2014

Love For Lemons

Check out Kate Spade's love for lemons. 


03 March 2014

Oscar Fashion Snarkfest

Charlize Shows Hollywood How It's Done. 

The Oscar fashion breakdown begins on E!'s Fashion Police at 9:30 and on Bravo's Fashion Queens at 11:30. Let the snarkery begin. 


02 March 2014

Oscar Time

The Oscars are tonight at 7 on ABC. Be there or be a Brain Krakow. 


01 March 2014

Thin Mint

Ted Baker London Clutch ($145) Nordstrom

28 February 2014

Here's Looking At You, Kid

Ingrid's Profile Is Perfection.
Make some popcorn, put on your jam jams and get ready for a classic which ranks #2 on AFI's list of best American movies. Casablanca airs tonight at 8 on TCM.  


27 February 2014

Treats For Your Feet

Women's Lace-Up Sneakers ($22.94) Old Navy
Available In Eleven Colors. 


26 February 2014

Getting My Island On

Set Of Four Mugs ($60) Tommy Bahama

25 February 2014

R.E.M. Flashback

R.E.M.'s first album, Murmur, is one of my favorites. I caught this video on Rolling Stone of their first television performance. 

Athens, GA: Inside Out is a great documentary about the thriving music scene there in the 80s. Here's a clip of R.E.M performing Swan Swan H. 


24 February 2014

Blue Monday No More

Skull Case ($28)  India Hicks
Octopus Pouch ($28) India Hicks

23 February 2014

Duly Noted

Zoe Note Pad (Sale $7.98) Nordstrom
Created By Fashion Illustrator Hilda Glasgow
Patricia Neal In Breakfast At Tiffany's