22 April 2014

The Perfect Scent For Spring

Diptyque L'eau du 34 Eau de Toilette 
($100-$145) Bloomingdales

This Diptyque delightfulness is my new favorite scent for spring (not to be confused with the original 34 Boulevard Saint Germain). I'm over the moon (sur la lune) for it.  Notes include grapefruit, bitter orange, fig leaves, galbanum, Egyptian geranium, tuberose, cinnamon, nutmeg, cedarwood, vetiver, white musk.
"L'eau du trente-quatre is a sophisticated and versatile new scent. A lively interpretation of the original 34 boulevard saint germain, the new fragrance captures the essence of the original boutique, during the time when the weather changes and the greenest notes take over from the warmer and more sensual notes of 34 boulevard saint germain."- Diptyque
-CABOO 

21 April 2014

A Little Idris



A little Idris Elba goes a long way to alleviate the Monday blues or blahs. 

-CABOO 


20 April 2014

Happy Easter!


Put on a cute dress and go to church. 

-CABOO 

19 April 2014

The Givingest Candle


Light The Way Candle ($12) Aveda 

This candle not only smells amazing (and I'm a big candle snob) but it gives back. 
"Enjoy the aroma of our 2014 Earth Month candle, with organic ginger and ginger lily from India.100% of the purchase price helps protect clean water, supporting Global Greengrants Fund water-related projects around the world." -Aveda 
-CABOO  

18 April 2014

Tangerine Tango Is The New Black


Still trying to bring Tangerine Tango back. 

-CABOO 

17 April 2014

Win HGTV's Smart Home

Shh. This Dining Room Is Studying.  
This Porch Went To The Best Schools On The Eastern Seaboard.  
A Nook For Toot. 
If you're living in a dumb condo or an average apartment, don't despair. HGTV is giving away a Smart Home in Nashville, Tennessee. Enter on HGTV through June 9th to own the overachieving abode. 

-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO 

14 April 2014

Free Tunes


Check out the totes free tunes on Sephora. 

-CABOO 

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. 


-CABOO 

12 April 2014

Party Time

Oh Joy Goblets ($4) Target 

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

-CABOO 

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

-CABOO 

10 April 2014

How Will It End?


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

-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO 

“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.

-CABOO 

05 April 2014

Green Is The Color Of Spring


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

-CABOO 

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 

-CABOO 

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

-CABOO 

02 April 2014

Santigold Snake Ring Sizzles

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

Gasp! 


-CABOO 

01 April 2014

Spring Fleurs




-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO

28 March 2014

Suddenly, This Summer


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

-CABOO 



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 
-CABOO 

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

-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO 

24 March 2014

23 March 2014

22 March 2014

Totally Rad


-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO 


19 March 2014

Polly Want A Cracker

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

-CABOO 

Elephant Chic

Brass Elephant Candle Holder ($129) Jonathan Adler 

-CABOO 

18 March 2014

Nautical Niceness

Hat Attack Stripe Tote ($89.50) Club Monaco
-CABOO 

17 March 2014

Cranium Chic

India Hicks Skull Towel ($78) 
-CABOO

16 March 2014

Micro Pig Mania



So cute it hurts. 

-CABOO

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

-CABOO 

14 March 2014

The Kiss


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

-CABOO 

13 March 2014

Sarah Jessica Fabulous

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

-CABOO 

12 March 2014

You Light Up My Life


Monogram Votive Candles
($14 Each) C. Wonder

-CABOO 

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. 


-CABOO 

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." 


-CABOO 

09 March 2014

Domino Days Are Here Again


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


-CABOO 

08 March 2014

MADMENIA

Created By Graphic Designer Milton Glaser

-CABOO 

07 March 2014

But What Does It Mean?


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

-CABOO 


06 March 2014

I'll Tumble For You

Marta Old-Fashioned Glasses ($2.95 Each) CB2

-CABOO 

05 March 2014

Boden Blue Dresses

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

-CABOO 

04 March 2014

Love For Lemons




Check out Kate Spade's love for lemons. 

-CABOO 

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. 

-CABOO