Breaking the Rules

It looks like I'll still be wearing white after Labor Day, especially if I can get my hands on this bracelet.


Goodbye, Summer

Last official weekend of summer, and I'm headed down to the beach for a little vacation. I guess I'll have to pack away my favorite summer color for my toes, even though it will be 80 degrees through October.
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Shopping in Savannah, Part II

BleuBelle, 205 West Broughton Street

24e, 24 East Broughton Street

E. Shaver, Bookseller, 326 Bull Street

From what I hear, General Sherman spared Savannah on his fiery march to the sea, and instead presented it to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift. I guess the General was planning on doing a little more shopping once he got into town. Great things for your closet, your home, and your bookshelf.


Michael Stars

I think this dress comes in three colors; I'll take one of each. Perfect for my aversion to ironing.

Bas Bleu

My friend Heidi at work introduced me to the bookseller Bas Bleu. Their catalog always has great selections, and great reviews of the books. I'm always inspired when I can't decide what to read next. As for the chair picture, I think I'd rather be sitting there reading, instead of sitting here at work worrying about whether or not my house is clean enough for my mother-in-law's visit tonight!
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Shopping in Savannah, Part I

The Paris Market, 36 West Broughton Street, really does have the feel of a French flea market, minus the jet lag. Books, furnishings, fragrances, candles, candy--you name it, they've got it. And they've got it all on their lovely website, too.
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Sarah's Wedding, Part II

A few more pictures from Brad and Sarah's wedding. Please note the unbelievable sushi. Maybe they are enjoying some more of that right now in Hawaii.

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Crazylibellule and The Poppies

While shopping in Savannah last weekend (more on that later), I ran across these litttle French perfume sticks, scented with vanilla and other treats. While they were a little sweet for my taste, the packaging alone made me want each and every one. The website is en Francais, but they are available from b-glowing.
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Sarah's Wedding, Part I

Just back from Sarah's wedding at the Savannah Yacht Club. It (and especially she) was absolutely beautiful. And that girl has been living right, because the weather was perfect. Congratulations to Brad and Sarah!
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Summer Footwear

I don't know what you wear for summer creek wading, but the kids these days choose Crocs. Fine for kids, not so much for adults. At least not in public, anyway.
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Jack and Lulu

Some of my all-time favorite stationery is from Jack and Lulu. And I'm so excited that you can now order it online.

Keep Calm and Carry On

I think everyone who knows me would agree that I need this poster. Based on one from World War II. If you want one head to where I found it, at sfgirlbybay.

Journals Made Easy

I just love these inspirational journals at the mini mart, by marta designs. Her blog is great, too (I found them all via Oh Happy Day). Sorta takes the pressure off of figuring out what you want to write about your day.

I Did It All By Myself

A couple of years ago, while waiting at the finish line of the Boston Marathon for Trey, I found this little crewel embroidery kit at Paper Source. It was so fun and easy, even for a non-sewer like myself. Katherine Shaughnessy of Wool and Hoop designed it, and she has lots more on her site. Now if I could only find where I put the finished product....


Need Another T-Shirt?

I stumbled into this shop, Alternative Apparel, on North Highland Avenue one morning while Trey was getting a coffee. I bought the softest t-shirt ever, and I fully intend on buying a another one (probably this one).


Ode to Grapefruit

I can't explain why, but I love grapefruit scented products. Especially this lotion, dish soap, perfume, and candle.


I'll Take One of Each

These pictures were posted on a favorite blog, the Scoop. I want all 3 things. The top by Karta, the bracelet from j. crew, and the perfume (Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia Eau de Parfum), from Estee Lauder for the bottle alone. Aerin Lauder created the fragrance for herself, and now shares it with all.

(Most) Beautiful Calligraphy (Ever)

Have you ever seen such amazing calligraphy? I was pretty proud of my own wedding invitations, but this takes the (wedding?) cake. By Betsy Dunlap, found via Design*Sponge.


Oh, Domino

An all-time favorite picture, the cover of the first Domino magazine, one of my all-time favorite magazines. So inspiring, that my husband covered our red dining room chairs in this David Hicks fabric. Saw the new issue at the bookstore on Friday, but as usual, I'm still waiting on mine.


Great Top

I love this top, from the fall collection of Ulla Johnson (I found it via A Cup of Jo). Maybe when the temperature drops below 100 degrees, I'll get serious about fall shopping.

Daily Planner

How adorable is this planner? And it's even personalized. May have to splurge this year and order it from erin condren.


Extraordinary Baby Book

Now this is a beautiful baby book, from a beautiful screen printing site, Binth. I found it while checking out the blog A Little Sussy (via black eiffel). Do I have to have kids to order it?


Emily Dickinson

Look who I found in my backyard. Goes along with a favorite poem:

To make a prairie

To make a prairie, it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

Emily Dickinson (1755)

My New Closet

I found this picture on the cute blog, Clemantine. While I have become excellent at editing, my teeny closet isn't getting any bigger, and they haven't stopped making clothes. So maybe this is my next space.


Shelley Kyle Parfums

So I am really picky when it comes to perfumes. For me, it's either Cristalle (after the quiz in Seventeen I took at age 12 told me to wear it) or a couple by Jo Malone. But then I met Shelley Kyle. Didn't actually meet her, but of her four fragrances, McClendon and her namesake are just perfect.


Bud and Alley's

Bud & Alley's in Seaside, Florida is the best beach bar in the world. They have the best sweet potato fries ever, and somehow they matched the green paint to the Gulf. Posted by Picasa