31 July 2011

I Love Rue

Check out Rue's latest issue.  
Rue gets me. 

Have I told Rue lately that I love you? I've been there for you from the start


30 July 2011

Sunbathing With Sharks

Even sharks need to unwind. 

This is a picture of a shark having a sunbath. How delightful. Get ready because tomorrow is the first day of "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel. Let's get our chomp on. 


29 July 2011

Mr Hanky

These Hill-side Hankys from Madewell are so pretty I wouldn't dream of using them for anything but ceremonial purposes, of which I have many. 


28 July 2011

Project Runway Tonight!

At long last, the new season of Project Runway is at hand. Tune in tonight at 9/8C on Lifetime. Oh how I have missed Tim Gunn. 


27 July 2011

Setting The Bar

I don't really drink that much (hush) but love bar accoutrements. I'm hearing the siren call of this well-appointed bar featured in Coastal Living. I'm also hearing the siren call of my beloved Caipirinhas. Bottoms up! 


26 July 2011

Lord Of The Fly Girls

The recently released Cracks has something for everyone. It's Lord Of The Flies with private school girls and a psycho lesbian with a to-die-for wardrobe. What's not to love? Check out the Cracks preview
"Jordan Scott -- daughter of helmer Ridley Scott -- makes her directing debut with this thriller set at a British all-girls boarding school between World War I and II and starring Eva Green as a popular teacher and coach of the swim team. When a new girl arrives at the cliquish and hormonally charged institution, jealousies erupt, obsessions arise and, eventually, a student disappears in this film that also stars Juno Temple and María Valverde." Netflix

25 July 2011

"Some For Selling, Some For Keeping"

Crate And Barrel Stool ($16.95)

Just because I was unable to get my hands on a golden pouf doesn't mean I can't have a plastic stool. 


Post Snark: My blog post title is a lyric in the song Stool Boom from Waiting For Guffman

24 July 2011

Stripy Stripes

Check out this black and white striped office from See Jane Work. J'adore! 


23 July 2011

Missing Mad Men

Clearly Mad Men fans are getting antsy. Check out this cute "Mad Men Revamped" video by Paul Rogers on The Daily Beast


21 July 2011


Optic White ($38) 

Midnight Sea ($38)

Deep in the heart of Uruguay, this sneaker/espadrille hybrid roams free. Industry of all nations procured them for Madewell.  


20 July 2011

A Whale Of A Mistake

I make a lot of mistakes so this giant whale eraser ($9.95) from Jonathan Adler is a must-have. 


19 July 2011

A Yorkshire Lass

Based on Winifred Holtby's novel, South Riding is a Masterpiece Theatre number that just came out on DVD. It's kind of like the baby of Jane Eyre and The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie. It was written by the uber-prolific Andrew Davies who has written everything under the sun save The Bible
"In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding." -IMDB Website 
Check out the South Riding preview


Post Snark: Like Jane Eyre, there's a madwoman in the attic (well actually she's on the top floor). 

18 July 2011

Fabulous Alert Beauty Fave

Moroccanoil Orange Vanity Case Set ($59)
I have succumbed to the Moroccan Oil bandwagon and couldn't look or smell better. The secret ingredient is something called Argan oil. I live in a hot climate and swim every day so my hair needs all the help it can get. A small bottle of the Moroccanoil Treatment is available for $15. 


17 July 2011

The Ships That Go Sailin'

Check out these fab pictures of the Transpacific Yacht Race on the Tommy Bahama website. 


Post Snark: I took a sailing class in college because I needed one more credit to graduate. Could never get the knots right.

15 July 2011

The Ottoman Empire

I see a trip to the Ottoman Empire is in order, and by Ottoman Empire I mean West Elm. Check out their new arrivals. 


14 July 2011

Homegoods/T.J. Fab Finds "Sea Creature Edition"

Green Italian Vase ($24.99)
Graphique de France Notes ($4.99)
D&L Candle ($6.99)
Starfish ($14.99) 
Finding All This For You (Priceless)


13 July 2011

Candy Girl

Trina Turk Resin Ball Ring ($75)

I like it when jewelry reminds me of candy. 


12 July 2011

Taken By Terrain

Six Green Votives ($54) 
I found these votive sets on the fabulous Terrain website. Spending money there practically makes you a saint. 

"Terrain's highly-edited offerings blend products from around the world with locally-sourced plants and artisan merchandise providing the customer with an unparalleled experience. With a full nursery of garden and indoor plants, eco-friendly growing supplies, home and garden décor, furniture, containers, gifts, personal care items, locally sourced and prepared artisan foods, in addition to found objects and antiques from around the world, terrain merges global and local into a celebration of heritage, community and design."  -Terrain website

11 July 2011

Baby, You're A Design Star

Living Room by Leslie Ezelle,
one of the twelve
Design Star contestants. 
The new season of Design Star premieres tonight at 9/8c on HGTV. Twelve designers go head to head competing for their own show. Hang onto your babushkas because the swatches are going to fly. 


10 July 2011

Caylee's Law

If you're angry about the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, you can do something positive to effect change. Click here to sign the petition for Caylee's Law. 
"Caylee's Law: Contact your State Senators and Representatives. There should be a new law created called Caylee's Law that will make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not notify law enforcement of a child going missing in a timely manner." - CHANGE.ORG

09 July 2011

Beautimous Beach Bag

My version of a weave is this Diamond Knit Tote ($138) from Anthro.


08 July 2011

Flip Flopping Out

Port Jelly Sandal By Dexter

I've flipped for these flops and am loving their price. They're available at Payless for $5. 


Post Snark: I sniffed these out on Oprah's website which is now dedicated to the OWN network. 

07 July 2011


Shell Necklace ($65)

This shellegant shell necklace by Vanessa Mooney is available at Calypso


06 July 2011

Shades Of Summer

Tangerine Dream & Summer Daze ($15 Each) 

I'm still trying to find a replacement for OPI's Melon Of Troy nail polish. These colors from Becca available at Beauty Habit look promising. 


05 July 2011

Starfish In My Eyes

Starfish Box ($75)

Starfish Salad Bowl ($45)

Starfish Mini Dip Cut Set ($22)

As always, I have starfish in my eyes. Check out these fabulous starfish-inspired items from Island Home Palm Beach


04 July 2011

Practically Free!

Avocado Butter, Olive & Basil Body Butter (SALE $6.50)

Cocoa Butter, Nutmeg & Cardamom Body Butter (SALE $6.50)

These body butters from Crabtree & Evelyn are to die for and at 75% off they're all but free. Check out Crabtree & Evelyn's fabulous Naturals collection.


03 July 2011

Days At The Beach

Check out this fabulous calendar of beach-inspired gorgeous things from Coastal Living. 


02 July 2011

New Thievery Corporation

So excited that Thievery Corporation released a new album. What's not to love about a duo whose major source of inspiration is Italian soft-porn scores. Culture Of Fear sells for $9.99 on Amazon


01 July 2011

Being Bobbi Brown

Mini Brush Set ($55)

Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Pallet ($60)

These new items from Bobbi Brown are so handsome and would totally go with my luggage.