Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
To my lovely and talented brother, I adore you and hope you have the best day. I am so lucky to be your sister.
p.s. for those of you who don't know reese, check out his blog
it puts mine to shame :)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Not a new store, but new to me.
Fuego 718 carries goodies and treasures from around the world. The owner travels everywhere from Mexico to Cambodia for all sorts of hand crafted fun. Great place for gift giving. I am a big fan of anything Day of the Dead, but they also have beautiful patchwork stuffed animals and decoupage flasks. Check it out.
249 grand street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Sunday, November 8, 2009
You must must look at their website and/or go to their store. Just beautifully easy clothing and accessories accompanied by fun little items (like the great clay waffles). The space is lovely and airy, as are the clothes. Check out their site and blog www.pip-squeakchapeau.com
I also ran into Greenpoint based cake master and author, Sara Magid. I recognized her from her blog and am sure that she thought that I was a crazy person when I was gushing about her cakes, but if you have not heard of her, check out her site www.sarahmagid.com/. I am in love with her gold dusted interpretation of twinkies.
Started with a quick stop by the Peter Pan Donut Shop for some coffee and yummies. It is the cutest cutest little place. The donuts are old fashioned and amazing.
Made it by Le Grenier Antiques and Housewares (www.legrenierny.com). It was my first time there and I cannot wait to go back. In addition to beautiful antiques and curiosities, they also carry some really great pillows and Austin Press Stationary (which I love www.austin-press.com)
No trip to Greenpoint is complete without a trip to Word. They do a really amazing job editing their book selection, but I am always drawn to the children's section . They carry so many of my favorite books from growing up, but they also showcase some beautifully illustrated new ones that I can't wait to give as gifts to friends with wee ones.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
need a gift for the person who has everything???
why not a pig, some honey bees, or a share of a cow in their honor?
Go to http://www.heifer.org/ and you can buy livestock etc. for families around the world.
Some of you on my feed still have to feign surprise when you get your llama certificate.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
just caught her 1996 standup act on TV and while I have seen it before, it was just a nice little reminder of how awesome she is. I know it is not her gig, but aside from being wicked smart, i also find her to be very pretty. Made me miss the 90s a little....reality bites, my lunch box purse and liz phair. :)