Tuesday, November 29, 2011

you gotta have a gimmick

last week a friend wrote to ask if i had a motto. i shocked myself when i immediately responded..yes i do! my motto is.."you gotta have a gimmick" and it was truly inspired by the movie musical "gypsy" which i am not embarrassed to admit is one of the cornerstones of my existence. if you got a gimmick gypsy girl..you can be a star!
oh. just look and see for yourself.

Monday, November 28, 2011

gabriella de la vega jewelry

this past weekend i was in NYC and so i decided to visit the eponymous brooklyn shop owned by my cousin the enormously talented jewelry designer gabriella de la vega.
she mentioned she had opened a place around the corner from where she used to live, but nothing prepared me for how tots fab the whole place was. loove.
she has a gorgeous assortment of fashion, clothing, and the amazing line of her own hand made jewelry that adorns the bods of celebs like the gossip girls. oh how i long for one of her originals..maybe someday.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving everyone!

i know that this is a holiday that many find "challenging"..but i believe next to passover, it is my fave. i am thankful for all the blessings i have, and i know they are many. mostly i am thankful for my wonderful, and large loving family!
BUT! let us not forget the little things that i am mighty thankful for..like stuffing..
and gravy. what are you thankful for?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Traditional Home Gift Guide

this fresh piece of press just walked in the door off the pages of Traditional Home's holiday gift guide, and i for one..
..am pretty excited!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Joss & Main Sale!

this week i spent time in studio mate sarah winchester's amazing studio photographing some of our pieces for a Joss and Main Sale!
it is going on the very first week of december, and so of course it is super rush rush.
mostly they will feature all of our rugs pillows and poufs, but they are adding some of the pottery to give it a truly JR vibe.

sarah's space is magical for taking photographs, and she was so kind to share the magic with me.
i like the way that some of these "vintage" pieces look here!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Michelle Willey +Matouk Towels = Perfect

i really love stepping out of a hot bath and wrapping myself in a perfectly cozy white towel.
sadly, most towels are a huge disappointment. well..if you like me have been searching for the perfect fluffy towel..i found it in the south end at michelle willey's wonderfully clean and crisp shop at 8 union park.
she sells the matouk line of milagro towels, and i love them. as we have washed them they have become softer and more and more absorbent. yay to simple pleasures.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

oh i love me some cann-ee

admit it..when your kid is not looking..who has her hand in his halloween candy bag?..you do that's who! well..i do.

Monday, November 14, 2011

oh leopard print! ya got me.

do you know how when you just hate something forever..
and then it just starts showing up everywhere?
..and while you cannot get away from it, everyone is telling you how truly chic it is?
and then before you know it..you are starting to see it too..how totally right it is?
yup. that's me and leopard. stay tuned people. i think i got some leopard in me.

Friday, November 11, 2011

loving this!

sometimes you just gotta crow.
this thing is the bomb.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

holiday message

lizzie just created this super glamorous holiday message to remind all of our wonderful customers that if they want to order something for the holidays they need to do it right away. i love what she was able to create using her amazing graphic design skills in combination with our martha'ed photos..well you know what they say.."it takes a village to make a pretty page on a website!"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


you know how they ask.."if you had to pick one favorite.." fill in the blank. well, i have the hardest time answering all favorites queries, but when it comes to fave sweet..hands down i say..BROWNIES!
as a kid, this recipe was always on the back of the bakers unsweetened chocolate box, and it is a winner. try sprinkling a bit of sugar on the baking pan after buttering it for an added caramelized treat on all the edges..you are going to thank me.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

fallon poufs are here!

new today on the one kings lane site

my fallon poufs from surya (here known as the arbor pouf)..they come in some really great colors like the chocolate brown and sky blue..and best of all they are on super sale! don't you just love them?

Monday, November 7, 2011

holiday photography

it was snowing like crazy inside the studio today..
so i whipped up some chocolate dipping sauce, baked some cookies, lit the fire..
and curled up on my bearskin rug to read a bit of my favorite book..shavings..and munch on some delicious holiday snacks.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

el dia de los muertos

our friend pilar is the best! we celebrated the day of the dead with her yesterday, and it was so fun. nothing i like more than a good ritual! we built an altar with sugar skulls, figures, candles, photos of lost loved ones, paper flowers, and much more. her alter was amazing! she taught us all about the symbols of the celebration, she danced a little ranchero jig, and we all drank agua de jamaica which is a delicious tea brewed with hibiscus flowers..don't ask pilar why it is named for jamaica..no one knows. i took some great photos with my phone..but i cannot get them onto the blog..oy tech-mology!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Contest Winner!

we picked a winner for the monogram mug contest!
we numbered all the contestants at random..
..put them in a bag..
and then..
..pulled a paper from the bag..
and the winner is..
lucky 6 maria sulmonte!! congratulations maria. we hope that you will love your new monogram mug!! many thanks to you and all the other contestants for sending in these wonderful pix. and any of you who still want to send in images..we will continue to post them all!