Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I do a weird little virgo ritual every fall. I take out all my scarves and press them. My birthday is late August and one of my dearest of dears, Pat, always slips a few vintage scarves into the pile of presents she showers on me. Her silky gifts always get me excited for the change of season. I like to sort them by color and maybe edit a bit, but really, why throw out one of those lovelies? They barely take up any space. I carefully press each one, enjoying the pattern and palette the designer carefully put together. It's like washing that special china or crystal around the holidays. The dishwasher is a no-no with vintage tableware, so loving each one clean is another way of enjoying them. Below are some Fall dresses by designers just as in love with scarves as I am.
Source-  Designers- Dries Van Noten, Pucci, Missoni, Anna Sui, Etro, Pucci, Etro

Monday, September 12, 2011

Design Sponge at Home Arrives

And we're particularly fond of the spread on pages 64-65. It was two years ago, this past August that we were a sneak peek on Grace Bonney's Design Sponge blog. It happened because my dear friend Michael kept suggesting I show my converted church to his friend, Amy who had just landed a dream job at DS. Grace including us in the book is such an honor (and still doesn't seem real). The little design tome is chock full of inspiration, beautiful homes and stories about peeps like you and I who want to make their home reflect who they are. Grace is doing a book tour, which of course is like no other, includes fun crafting projects in every city she's visiting. To get the full scoop on the tour and purchasing of the book, you can go here. I'll be at the Boston event Wednesday night, at West Elm on Brookline with a small wheelbarrow full of books for her to sign.