Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My First Christmas Present

I could not have been more thrilled last Friday, when I found out I had won this amazing blouse by EmersonMade, from Rikshaw Design Blog.... Thank you Catherine for hosting such a great giveaway!!

I have been admiring EmersonMade for awhile now and have been just drooling over her fabulous clothing line and flower pins. Here are some other pices I have been lusting over...

She even makes them for the guys..


If you are not familiar with this line yet {go here ASAP}!... the adorable girl modeling all the clothes is Emerson herself, and the guy, her husband! They left NYC in 2008 and moved to a farm in New Hampshire.... 

You can see more of their farmhouse here

They have a wonderful blog as well... http://www.emersonmade.com/blogs/emersons-journal

Ridiculously adorable..... love everything!!
THANK YOU Emerson and Catherine!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holidays with Aerin Lauder

This spread from the December 2007 issue of House and Garden has always stuck in my head. How lovely would it be to spend the holidays here with Aerin in her East Hampton home?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gift Idea - Playing Cards

You may not know this, but I am a big card shark (see blog title photo!)  I spotted these new Lanvin playing cards today... how cute!! Perfect for the fashionista...

And some other cute ones...

{joanthan adler} 
{kate spade}

{dabney lee}


{social primer}

{paul smith}

I don't know about you, but I would love to receive stylish cards as a gift!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?  ~Erma Bombeck

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1 & 3. Southern Accents  2. Martha Stewart

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kate Middleton & Issa London

We've all heard the big news and seen these pictures by now....

But, are you familiar with the designer of the dress that Kate chose to wear for the engagement announcement?

The sapphire blue dress  is by label Issa London {apparently a favorite of Kate's}.  I love that she got Diana's engagement ring, and as Diana did almost 30 years ago, chose a blue dress for the engagement announcement as well. She definitely wore it well!

Issa London, is a UK based label by Brazilian born Daniella Issa Helayel. Her dresses are a favorite among  many celebrities, including Madonna and Naomi Campbell, but is still relatively unknown. Well, not anymore! The same dress Kate wore sold out almost immediately and is now sure to be an instant classic and talked about for years. Kate has been a big fan of the label for quite some time. Here she is in some more Issa dresses.

All are stunning on her!!

On a side note, when asked the other night at the premiere of Love and Other Drugs,Valentino's advice for the future Queen was this:
She has to do something with this long hair because that is very important,” the retired designer opined. “To be a future queen, she can’t keep her hair this long.”

I love Kate's long hair and don't agree with this at all. What do you think?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Decorations

I am on quite the Anthropologie kick this week. I really need this wreath....

and maybe this little tree to go with it as well...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Find

Ran into Anthropologie last night, and stumbled upon this little cutie...

They now have a mini version of their famous Ikat bowl. And for only $8, of course I had to buy one! My keys now have a new home. They only had the blue and taupe (above) in the store, but online they also have these two cute colors as well... I will definitely be ordering these!