30 April 2014

A Breaking Bad Break

French filmmaker Alexandre Gasulla reminds us why Breaking Bad was such a good show, maybe even the best. 


29 April 2014

Shelter From The Sun

Mai Tai Garden Umbrella 

28 April 2014

A Little Saturday On Monday

Gold Lock Crossbody Bag 
($145) Saturday


27 April 2014

26 April 2014

Nordstrom's Surf City Pop-In

Captain Fin Towel ($32) Nordstrom
Summer is fast approaching and I still don't have my goldenrod Havaianas. Oh the horror. Check out Nordstrom's Surf City Pop-In. As they say, pop-on, pop-in and poop-out. 


25 April 2014

Get Jazzed For New Orleans Jazz Fest

The mother of all jazz festivals begins today. Check out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival schedule here


24 April 2014

West Elm Before & After

Cecily Strong's New York apartment gets a makeover thanks to West Elm's Home Stylist. This is a free service offered to fabulous seekers. 


23 April 2014

Nautical Niceness

Sincerely Jules Life Saver Tee 

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

21 April 2014

A Little Idris

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


20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Put on a cute dress and go to church. 


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 

18 April 2014

Tangerine Tango Is The New Black

Still trying to bring Tangerine Tango back. 


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. 


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

Having Sex With Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd's adorableness is adorable. How does he do it?  


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

07 April 2014

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