shopping

favor- “ette” friday: bag in a bag (and a special offer!)

favor- "ette" friday: bag in a bag (and a special offer!)

September 16th, 2011

Like many of you out there, I have a bit of a bag obsession – always in search of that elusive “perfect one”, and constantly switching bags depending on my outfit, the weather, my mood, etc. I also seem to think that I live a life where all of my essentials can fit into a cute […]

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brooklyn bound: metal and thread

brooklyn bound: metal and thread

June 27th, 2011

I recently wrote about the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, which  I visited for the first time last year on a pilgrimage here. I’ve been back several times since, and just discovered  the truly unique shop Metal and Thread. Owners Denise Carbonell and Derek Dominy opened this comfortable and stylish shop in 2008, and their mission statement beautifully captures their extensive, yet thoughtfully […]

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brooklyn bound: dalaga

brooklyn bound: dalaga

June 15th, 2011

I first read about Dalaga in New York Magazine’s 2010 “Best of New York” shopping guide – it awarded the store with the title of “Best Dresses” and promptly went onto my list of places to visit – as soon as possible. Dalaga was the first retail storefront to open on the now thriving Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is owned and […]

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tumbleweed boutique

tumbleweed boutique

April 17th, 2011

Having spent the better part of this week completing spring planters, I’m thrilled to have clean fingernails once again and think about things other than plants and shrubs. Namely, dresses. Specifically, dresses from Tumbleweed Boutique. When I started my landscape design business years ago, I struggled with how to look professional in front of clients while dressing […]

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redress

February 28th, 2011

re·dress verb ri-ˈdres to set right : remedy  I’ve always been a bit consumed with my wardrobe. As a creative person, I’m definitely attuned to aesthetics, to how things “look”. But feeling stylish and well-dressed has also many times been critical to my overall sense of security and well-being. I’ve often described my clothing as my “armor” – particularly when  going through a difficult time in my […]

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