August 31, 2010
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If the person in crisis is an acquaintance rather than a close friend, one
of the best ways to express sympathy is by sending a note, according to Florence
Isaacs, author of Just a Note to Say... Isaacs suggests that you:
- Be brief. If you don't know the person well, it's fine to send a short
message. Use a note card - you can fill it up with just two or three
- Be honest. The words "I'm thinking of you" are welcoming no matter
what the crisis. You can also admit "I don't know what to say." If
someone has dies, the greatest gift is to share a fond memory of the
- Don't make assumptions. Avoid phrases like "I know how you feel,"
because you really don't. Everyone's grief and pain are different.
"It's better this way," whether in response to a divorce or death is also
presumptuous. And if an acquaintance is sick but you're not sure why,
don't wish her a speedy recovery - she might have a chronic or terminal
August 24, 2010
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August 17, 2010
For something a little more formal this one from Horchow would work (the top is all black, not reddish like in the picture).
As far as a conference table goes this one from Horchow would make a great statement, but might be too bold for the space.
August 16, 2010
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August 12, 2010
I am very fortunate to live close to my work office, I don't even have to get on the interstate. For years I had been telling my husband that I wanted a scooter - my stepmom had one forever and I always loved riding it. A few years ago, right when gas started to skyrocket, my wish finally came true.
I figured I would get a cheap little scoot to tool around town on but no, my husband said if I am going to get one I might as well get the best, so off to the Vespa dealer we went. My scoot has 250 cc's, goes over 80 mph and gets about 70 miles per gallon, in case you were wondering. I came across an informative article from the LA Times that I want to share as well.
As noted throughout the blog world, there have been quite a few changes at the helms of our beloved magazines. I must say that I was a teeny bit worried when Stephen Drucker decided to leave House Beautiful, as it is one of my favorite shelter magazines. As far as I can tell though, they are still putting out beautiful work. I am even more excited that Mr. Drucker is now the Editor in Chief at Town & Country.
The September issue of T&C features one of my favorites, Tory Burch, at her new estate in the Hamptons. I strongly encourage you to pick up this issue, it is packed with all kinds of goodies. You will notice that the items featured throughout seem more attainable, whereas in the past it was as if you had to have a seven figure income to even come close to buying one of them. Below I pulled just a few pages to share with you. Enjoy!
August 11, 2010
While looking for jeans I figured I would glance over the other sale racks and out jumped a very sexy LBD. As mentioned earlier this week my husband and I are going to a concert Friday night and I thought this dress totally fits the bill for the event. I put together a little Polyvore to show how I think my outfit will play out. I could not find the exact dress but this one is close enough.
$165 - nordstrom.com
More MICHAEL Michael Kors sandals »
342 EUR - luisaviaroma.com
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1.070 EUR - luisaviaroma.com
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While we are on the subject of fashion I want to give a shout out to my skirt today :) A few weeks ago I ordered a skirt on sale from J. Crew and today is the first time I am wearing it and it has now earned its spot as my fave. It has just the right amount of stretch to fit perfect yet still be comfortable.