Entries from August 2010

blissful guest: playtime

August 31, 2010

love everything about the beautifully conceived
make-believe world of Wovenplay

I want to eat these. Every season taken care of by the incredible Makié

such perfectly pretty prettiness from le vest
iaire de jeanne

and last but not least little Lu, once running around, will want
Bensimon tennies but I’m partial to the balerines top photo/ back row.
(photos credit:
coos and ahhs)

From the land of Bonbon Oiseau, I am so happy and honored to welcome little Lu to the world! Congratulations to the French family on their incredible new little girl!!

I’ve been looking at a few tiny little pretty things for her world but you know, with a fashionable mommy like hers, we know she’s going to look super baby-sharp no matter what. I will say, in the name of playing dress-up and all things girly, I was very excited just before I left for my summer holiday to visit a new children’s tradeshow called Playtime by the incredible organizers who created the show I’ve been doing in Paris for the last nine seasons, Le Showroom (which sadly has ended this year.). They work hard to organize the show in Paris and Tokyo, but arrived for their premiere in NY this summer. I was bowled over by the adorableness of the show and thought I’d share a few of my very favorite collections with you and Lu. It’s the equivilent of Auntie Deb taking her on a virtual international shopping spree I like to think.

Big hugs Frenchies to you and your beautiful little ones…


more pretty pictures from Playtime here.

blissful guest: new terrain to read

August 27, 2010

Beautifully built books by the clever Jennifer Khoshbin. A hybrid of literature and sculpture, her miniature installations enlighten the way we read. And the craft itself is awesome indeed. An added dimension to classic tall tales.

A favorite, enjoy. -Tyler

blissful guest:Treats

August 26, 2010

Dear Traci,

Your role as a mom of two will leave you little time (if any) to treat yourself. But I’m going to make the case for these seven things.

Been There
(aka Nichole of Little Brown Pen)

Fossil Re-Issue Handbag
Who has time for bags that slip off your shoulder? Ever try bending down to tie your shoe while trying to keep a toddler from darting into traffic, a newborn from falling out of a Bjorn and your bag from spilling its contents onto the street? Yeah, you don’t need slippy bag problems, so a buttery brown messenger bag it is.

Frye Melissa Button Boot Flat (read: comfortable and practical) riding boots that will still be in style in 2020, which is about when you’ll be ready to return to heels.

Urchin Cowl, Fringe Practically speaking, you need a scarf for those damp, chilly North West winters. Consider the pretty flower a bonus. Purchase, justified.

Outdoor Cafe Cardigan 1. It’s charming. 2. You can go out into public without worrying about the size of your butt and your belly while you get back into pre-baby shape. 3. Do I need a three?

Luxe Wild Herb and Cassis Candle
Stop by Target and stock up. Sure, you used to splurge on Jo Malone, or Dyptych, but pricey diapers moved pricey candles way down on the priority list. Pssssst … these are a best-kept secret and smell just as nice for a fraction of the cost.

Salted Echire Butter
Your French butter-lovin friend insists. No really, she does.

Whimsy and Spice Caramel Marshmallows
Up all night? Chugging coffee to get through your day? Add a sweet treat and it goes from functional to something a bit less utilitarian. Dare I say fun?

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