Breakfast with Tiffany

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.

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The cups are as expected: Simple, gorgeous, and perfectly constructed. (And, of course, beautifully packaged.)

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After my errands this morning, I made a stop at the bakery down the street. What a perfect opportunity to use my new cups!

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The serving plate is an antique Eschenbach I found last weekend. I couldn’t resist.

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And one more beauty shot of those gorgeous pastries.

-C.O.S.

Hardware

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.

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I became aware of Miansai late in 2017, when a boutique in Kansas City posted a photo of one of their iconic cuff bracelets.

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It’s even higher quality than I was expecting, and I was so excited to add this to my collection.

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The concept is timeless, a simple gold bangle bracelet, but the bar and screw closure add a modern touch.

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What a wonderful way to start the new year.

-C.O.S.

Vintage Valentino

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.

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I couldn’t resist the classic Valentino red and grey.

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This 1980’s floral design is stunning.

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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.

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This Asian-inspired design is also from the eighties.

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The detail on this scarf is incredible.

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Full disclosure: I couldn’t stop taking photos once I started.

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Sorry, not sorry.  One more for good measure:

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It is worth mentioning that both my orders shipped next-day, and were exactly as described.

Thank you so much, Passatosetoso!

-C.O.S.

VTC

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.

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Photo Mar 12, 12 46 34 PMThis new assistant I hired is working out just fine. 10/10.

-C.O.S.

Staples

I have always harbored a somewhat unhealthy love of boots. When I was five, my father bought me a pair of pink cowboy boots, which immediately became my most prized possession. I wore them every day until I outgrew them, and even then couldn’t bear to part with those beautiful shoes.

While pale pink cowboy boots don’t necessarily match my aesthetic anymore, and are perhaps more suited for Joanne-era Lady Gaga, I still appreciate a well-constructed pair of boots, and audibly gasped when I opened these boxes:

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Jensen boots by Acne Studios. I love the simplicity of all Acne designs, and Chelsea boots are a staple in any wardrobe.

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Clinger booties by Stuart Weitzman. I am always drawn to Weitzman’s stunning silhouettes and beautiful construction.

-C.O.S.