December 20, 2010

New Year's Ball - Etsy Vintage

A few weeks ago the GOOP newsletter featured a medley of holiday cards with a tartan theme and I can't get it out of my head. When we were kids, my mom made a slew of tartan bows to decorate our tree and I don't remember anything as pretty! The vintage shops on Etsy are full on with tartan and taffeta for a happy new year!

TheVintageStudio - $58
LucyTakesaTrip - $66
VonlenskaVintage - $46.75
SmallEarthVintage - $68

December 18, 2010

Don't Ask, Tell Me it's Vintage

Reading all the exciting news today about DADT and the revision to the new GI Bill in Huffington Post this morning, I came across a lovely photo of the first family with stylish first lady, Michelle Obama, dressed in a beauty vintage 1950s black lace dress by Norman Norell. I have reposted this article by Lesley M.M. Blume, contributing style editor at HuffPo. Lesley writes that the dress is procured from New York Vintage. Here is the Obama fam taping their Christmas in Washington Special on TNT, and notice the concerned little elf second from left!

December 15, 2010

December 14, 2010

Le Salon du Vintage de Paris

Shopping vintage in Paris this Saturday and Sunday? Ouah! What a lovely way to spend the weekend!

Sexy video of highlights from Salon du Vintage September 25-26

December 13, 2010

Holiday Girl - Jules Accessory Design

This weekend was the birthday of gorgeous Jules, dear friend and etsy designer extraordinaire! She had the lovliest birthday party ever!
Check out Jules' stunning adornments in her etsy shop, Jules Accessory Design

December 10, 2010

December 9, 2010


We joined the CO's of NOAA's Hawaii fleet for dinner at La Mariana Sailing Club, a comfortable vintage tiki bar with classic mai tai's and tofu stir fry with brown rice! Thanks Anita!!!

December 8, 2010

Hey Gidge

Late afternoon on Waikiki Beach - the ocean warm, cool breeze, sun melting vitamin D into us and people watching beyond compare with leathery bikini-clad grannies. Later, we went for cocktails to the brand-spanking new Edition Hotel and dinner at Morimoto Waikiki. Edition is a luxurious hotel with a roof-top bar. I would only visit after dark with the fab lighting. The bartender and wait staff were really friendly. Who wouldn't be happy to go to work there? Every dish at Morimoto was exquisite. 
Sexy Edition Bar

Morimoto Waikiki


A new way with pineapple and coconut.

December 7, 2010

Aloha Oahu

Tagging along with my darling in paradise - sunset from Kane‘ohe Bay.

December 6, 2010

Holiday Magic

Angels and Leeks photograph by Robert Doisneau 1953

On the list for winter break: 1. Take the kids to SAM to see the Picasso collection and share holiday lunch at Cafe Campagne.

December 4, 2010


Black Swan - crazy ballerinas on the big screen. can't wait!

December 3, 2010

Family Portrait

The men in the family - my smiling teenaged son Seamus on his 15th birthday with his loving father, Guy. They are so cute!

December 2, 2010

Glowing Cindy

Cindy Joseph is the gorgeous model that shows up in catalogs like Sundance and Garnet Hill and many others, I'm sure. Checking out the NY Times gift guide, I read that she is demonstrating her BOOM! beauty products and broadcasting her beauty tips on YouTube. Go Cindy!

December 1, 2010