Gift Guide: Pet Project, Gifts for Pets

By |December 16th, 2014|Gift Guide|

kirsten-smith-del-monte-beach9Last night, I was bamboozled by an eight pound maltipoo.  I had been running from meeting to meeting all day and when I stopped home around 5:30pm to charge my phone, grab a birthday card, and find something to stuff into my mouth before bouncing to yet another obligation, Smitty provided me with an Oscar worthy performance.  Having dealt with last year’s health scare, I’ve become especially sensitive to my precious pup’s behavior and he was displaying all but identical symptoms to those that landed him in the doggy ER.  I canceled plans and apologized and spent the rest of the evening rubbing Smitty’s gurgling belly and Googling his symptoms (do not do this.  It’s just as terrifying as WebMD).  A call to the emergency vet confirmed that Smitty did not have canine bloat and by 3am, I was finally able to feel comfortable enough to get a bit of sleep.  When I awoke this morning, I suffered a mild attack of panic when he did not immediately rouse from his deep slumber, but when he did it was as if he had no recollection of last night’s maladies.  He was just happy to have me as his personal body pillow.  You win, Smitty.  Your move, Cumberbatch.

gifts for pet loversTim Flach Dogs, $50Harry Barker Santa Dog Toy, $12Magenta Drink/Devour Ceramic Dog Bowls, $43, Ware of the Dog Small Plaid Coat, $100Kiehl’s Cuddly Coat Conditioning Rinse, $17GO! Pet Design Waxed Canvas Pup Tent, $200C. Wonder Buffalo Check Dog Collar, $18Monica Rich Kosann White Sapphire Paw Print Charm Necklace, $275,  Romy + Jacob J’Adore les Chiens Pillow, $39.99K Kane 18K Gold Plated Maltipoo Cuff, $272 (it comes in many other breeds- I’m partial to this one!)



Weekend Playlist: I’m Festive, Ok?

By |December 21st, 2013|Weekend Playlist|

dr seuss the grinchIt should not be news to you by now that I do not enjoy Christmas music.  I just don’t, alright?  You think that makes me a Scrooge?  Well, I also despise ugly Christmas sweater parties, Secret Santas, and candy canes.  I’m a horrible human being, I know.  Shock of all shocks, I have a hard time stomaching any and all things that have been universally commercialized.  I’m not completely heartless though.  I do like some of the things that surround Christmas, like spending time with your family and loved ones, festive cocktails, and mistltoe.  Big fan of mistletoe.

But because I know that many (okay, most) of you do love all things Christmas and are more likely than not in the midst of sucking down a candy cane embellished cup of eggnog wearing hideous holiday knitwear just itching to deck the halls to some Christmas carols, I’ve put together a mix of the poppiest Christmas songs on the planet.  Because if we’re going down this route, let’s go big, loud, and cheesy.  While some of you prefer the classics, nothing says holiday cheer like Silent Night sung by Boyz II Men.




Setting the Mood: Happy Holla-Daze

By |December 9th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

christmas fashion editorialWhile some of you were busy posing both literally and figuratively at Art Basel in Miami, I was busy dealing with personal crises and preparing this week’s posts chocked full of gift guides that will make your holiday shopping less painful than some of those exhibitions at Basel.  Now that we’ve actually made it past Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking December 25th- not post Halloween like some of you overanxious overachievers thought.  It’s no secret that Christmas music is like nails on the chalkboard to me, but I will appease my holly loving, twinkle light enthusiast, overly festive friends.  So, get ready to stuff your stockings, kids.

christmas sweaterTibi Reindeer Intarsia Cotton Blend Sweater, Charlotte Olympia Jinble Bell Dolly Velvet Platform Pumps, Eugenia Kim Lolita Floral Embellished Headpiece, Charlotte Olympia Ginger Metallic Patent Clutch


Merry flippin’ Christmas.