Wednesday, August 31, 2011

new fall faves 2011

once again..Lizzie! posted some gorge-y new pix from opur new collection on the website.
i love this back to school vibe she created here..with yellow #2 pencils!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a jill giveaway

recently, the fab lizzie created a gallery on our website of people with their jill pottery in their spaces..or on their heads! anyone who sends in a photo will be entered into a drawing for a monogram chevron mug. among the photos we have received is one of my dear friend jewelry designer susan monosson..and it is my personal fave. the drawing is not until the end of keep those pictures coming!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


my sister and i (along with our familys) are just loving it here in montauk so much! we are staying at the surf lodge which is a king and grove property (sounds like they are planning a new boutique hotel in brooklyn right now) and we have made the trek nearby twice now to have supper at their brother hotel ruschmeyers.
either these people who came up with these hotels have read my mind..or they have my number..because i cannot tell you how happy i am to be here.
each day we wake to a gorgeous morning and water views out the sliding glass doors of our petite chic room. stumble over to the main building for a relaxed patio breakfast of berries yogurt granola the shade of fishing baskets overlooking a lake. and while soft breezes caress us we hold our wee summer school for our 5 kids.
by noon we are packed off to the beach which is a couple of miles away in town, but it is a snap to park ..(huh?) and we enjoy the wild surf (irene is a'brewin'). then it's back here for a brief cocktail while we get changed for din din.
last stop was ruschmeyers tonight which happens to be a magical mini hotel (or is it a camp?). the management is content to have kids roam free in the yard that sits smack in the center of the hotel grounds, and boasts multiple picnic tables, a bocce court, a stage, teepee, rope swing and ping pong! so fun. sounds like they play games every night with stuff like bingo with dance offs to decide the winners and much more.
we are already planning our return visit next year.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

a day at the shore

after a day at montauk beach where we enjoyed sand and surf with the fam..
we headed over to gosman's dock for a truly gorgeous sunset overlooking the water. honestly i think i could stay here forever..if only..
after supper we headed back here to the surf lodge..which apparently has a hopping scenester scene..and we found out how true it was when who should we run into in the loungey bar but ms. housewife of NYC herself ms. bethany frankel sans jason AND sans bebe. she was dying to hang out but we politely declined (sorry bethany!!) as we were so exhausted and needed to get our beauty we can do it all over again tomorrow!
ciao for now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the surf lodge

post gift show and my sisters and i are kicking it beachside in montauk.
we are psyched to have found ourselves at the uber groovy surf lodge..where the living is easy, and the marketing is genius..just check out their website.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

new englandish

as i was setting up the shelves this morning for our booth in new york this is what came out of the kiln
and this too! groovy lamp bases. bloody brilliant!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

show prep

getting ready for the gift show can be oh so stressful.. which inevitably makes me think about all the things my closet is screaming for, and so if i have a second before a show..i go shopping.
sunday had me at kate spade trying on all things prim and lovely..particularly these two above. the top has all my fall colors..believe it or not!
after dresses i was drawn to her amazing big neck pieces.
they are the accessory du jour if you ask me.
unfortunately i saw this in red at H&M for $12.95

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

presenting [the compton ikat]

and that's all she wrote

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tory Burch + Ikats

back in 2009 tory came up with a resort collection that blew my socks off. i loved these fabrics and their modern boho vibe.
i loved the color and the energy, and i knew that at some point this would inspire my own version of the classic ikat prints.
this season, i think, after many attempts we have done it..i will show you tomorrow the results of all our efforts.