Spring is right around the corner, my friends!
What says “Spring” more than pastels? Rose gold! (TECHNICALLY rose gold is for every occasion, but I needed an excuse, ok?)
So I decided to celebrate with this gorgeous Daniel Wellington watch.
I have several Daniel Wellington watches (and all of them are gorgeous), but I was struck by the daintiness of this particular model.
And while we’re speaking of dainty things…
Let’s admire this beautiful (and delicious) bottle of Fleurs de Prairie! It had been sitting in the wine rack for awhile, and I finally decided to open it.
This was the first time I’ve had rosé since I moved from Colorado, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed.
I served it up in these rippled wine glasses from Williams-Sonoma.
I stumbled upon these gummy bears a couple weeks ago while I was browsing Sur La Table for Valentines ideas.
I added them to my cart on an impulse, because they were so cute I couldn’t resist.
I mean, look at them. Even the packaging is perfect.
Having never purchased a Sugarfina product, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised! These sweet little bears are made with vintage Dom Pérignon champagne and come in two flavors: Brut and rosé.
Full disclosure: Dom is not my favorite champagne, but these gummies were absolutely delicious.
These may be my new go-to party favor/hostess gift/treat-yo-self confectionary!
Recently, after a DNA test, I learned that Marie Antoinette is my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great aunt. This information happened to coincide with the arrival of my new rippled coupe glasses from Williams-Sonoma.
So, to celebrate, I decided to throw a Sunday brunch!
We had two types of mousse, peanut butter and triple chocolate; and two types of torte, chocolate and limoncello (not pictured). I’m becoming a regular patron at the bakery down the street!
The Eggs Benedict is a Barefoot Contessa Recipe.
And of course, Valentine’s chocolates from Christopher Elbow! What kind of celebration would it be without Elbow Chocolate?
Everything paired beautifully with this phenomenal limited-edition bottle of Champagne Moutard, 2008 Vintage. Stemware by Williams-Sonoma.
All in all, I think Aunt Marie would be proud!
Last November, Tiffany and Co. debuted “Everyday Objects,” a home collection featuring sterling silver yo-yos, Tiffany blue ping-pong paddles, “tin” cans, gold paper clips and pencil sharpeners, among other doodads.
This was, of course, a departure from the classic Tiffany style, but their message was clear: Simple supplies, elevated. Made luxurious.
For me, the question became “What will I get the most use out of?”
I decided on this pair of Bone China Paper Cups.
The cups are as expected: Simple, gorgeous, and perfectly constructed. (And, of course, beautifully packaged.)
After my errands this morning, I made a stop at the bakery down the street. What a perfect opportunity to use my new cups!
The serving plate is an antique Eschenbach I found last weekend. I couldn’t resist.
And one more beauty shot of those gorgeous pastries.
About a month ago, my personal and professional lives underwent some seismic changes.
I won’t bore you with any of the details, but I realized that, in order to grow as a person, I needed to invest in myself and the things that make me happy.
So where to start? With this amazing cuff bracelet from Miansai, obviously. Treat yo’self.
I became aware of Miansai late in 2017, when a boutique in Kansas City posted a photo of one of their iconic cuff bracelets.
It’s even higher quality than I was expecting, and I was so excited to add this to my collection.
The concept is timeless, a simple gold bangle bracelet, but the bar and screw closure add a modern touch.
What a wonderful way to start the new year.
A couple months ago, I stumbled upon an Etsy shop selling vintage scarves and ties. Having just rewatched Grey Gardens, I was extremely interested.
Passatosetoso is based out of Napoli, Italy, and has an excellent selection of vintage designer accessories. I was immediately drawn to these two silk Valentino scarves.
I couldn’t resist the classic Valentino red and grey.
This 1980’s floral design is stunning.
And some more details for you. How beautiful is that?
But hang on to your hats, people, because this next scarf is somehow even more gorgeous.
This Asian-inspired design is also from the eighties.
The detail on this scarf is incredible.
Full disclosure: I couldn’t stop taking photos once I started.
Sorry, not sorry. One more for good measure:
It is worth mentioning that both my orders shipped next-day, and were exactly as described.
Thank you so much, Passatosetoso!
I got my first Very Troubled Child bag last year, shortly after I saw the Darjeeling Limited for the first time. It was their original Safari Bag (no. 4) with my initials hand painted onto the leather.
I’ve been completely in love with this brand ever since, and continue to be blown away by their attention to detail and the quality of their products. Every piece I own is timeless, sturdy, and so unique.
They’re fantastic conversation starters, too. Which, if you’re shy like I am, can be a bit overwhelming. But you meet a lot of people with equally good taste.
It is also worth noting that I’ve reached out to them several times with questions about or changes to my purchases: their team is quick to reply and extremely helpful.
I can’t wait to see what Very Troubled Child comes up with in the future.
Savanna Bag No. 9
Savanna iPhone Case
This new assistant I hired is working out just fine. 10/10.