Nov
03
2014
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Setting the Mood: Nesting Season
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

style home interiorOn November 1st, the official hangover of Halloween, I peered out my window to see that the weather was just as miserable as my headache.  Grey skies, drizzling rain, cold, gusty wind, and an adorable dog who needed to empty his bladder standing on my chest and blinking down at me with his big brown eyes.  You haven’t experienced selfless love until you’ve had to take your dog for a walk on a cold Saturday morning.  I warned him that he was going to be sorely disappointed when his paws were wet upon hitting the pavement, but he insisted.  Afterall, he’s a dog and though it’s debatable, he doesn’t speak English.  Having nearly been blown away by the blustery wind and cursing my flimsy umbrella, we made it safely back inside where I decided to stay… for the rest of the weekend.

Though some tempting offers were thrown out, none were alluring enough to coax me from my cozy apartment.  That’s when it hit me.  Nesting season has begun and the brief magic of fall has come crashing down as fast as the fallen leaves.  Plans will begin to dwindle until we all become hibernating animals slumbering until spring, so you may as well feather your nest and get comfortable.

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LAFCO House & Home Champagne Scented CandleC. Wonder Buffalo Check Tea for OneBarefoot Dreams In the Wild ThrowJonathan Adler Marseilles Coasters

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Dec
17
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Clutch Call
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

laura-laine-editorial-clutchI normally carry a bag so large it’s a wonder I haven’t exacerbated my adolescent scoliosis.  I mean, one never knows when one may need a notebook, business card, energy bar, or rape whistle (one must always carry a rape whistle).  On evenings out, especially in the northeast when the weather turns to slippery slush and we are relegated to bundling ourselves in massive coats of wool, fur, leather, and cashmere to merely tolerate the bone chilling cold in hopes of drowning our sorrows with overpriced cocktails, space which is already at a premium in a city like New York becomes exiguous.  Sure there are coat checks and clever cubbies cut into the backs of banquettes, but do you really wanna cram your Céline into a dark cavern alongside some chick’s Canal Street knockoff in the off chance that yours will mysteriously go “missing”?  Just like when the meathead at the bar asks if he can buy you a lemon drop, the answer is, “No.”  Instead of carrying your everyday bag that could double as a carry-on (and on occasion has), opt for the handheld version commonly called a clutch.  Just be sure to hold onto it rather than leaving it in a puddle of condensation on the table credit cards et al.

designer clutches

1. Charlotte Olympia Gold Scent Clutch, 2. Saint Laurent Letters Metallic Leather Clutch, 3. Marni Jewel Embellished Clutch, 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Ravenheart Metallic Leather Clutch, 5. Kotur Margo Animal Print Minaudiere, 6. Claire Vivier Flat Printed Leather Clutch, 7. Serpui Marie Klimt I Clutch, 8. Jimmy Choo The Candy Lip Print Acrylic Clutch, 9. Givenchy Bambi Clutch, 10. Sondra Roberts Scattered Bead Box Clutch, 11. Nina Beaded Heart Box Clutch, 12. ZAC Zac Posen Claudette Scale-Embossed Tassel Clutch, 13. B-Low The Belt Kenzy Clutch, 14.  Santi Floral Sequin Clutch, 15. Mango Crystal and Bead Box Clutch, 16. Jonathan Adler Electra Bond Clutch

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Dec
11
2013
1


Gift Guide: My Kinda Girl
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

paper dollTraditionally, I’ve divided up my gift guides by price point, but I decided to shake things up this year by organizing by personality.  Now, there is no way on Earth anyone could possibly classify all women into five categories- unless that person was looking to face several million pissed off estrogen fueled females.  However, I’ve chosen five pretty broad categories that should be fairly helpful when shopping for your friends, sisters, mothers, and significant others.  Whether she loves all things shiny or her fingers can’t be pried from her smartphone, there’s something here for just about any woman.  And since I’ve taken all of the grunt work out of your holiday shopping (you’re welcome), all you’ve got to do is figure out what kind of gal you’re shopping for.  (If you can’t do that, I can’t be held accountable- but a helpful hint?  We’ve all probably got a little bit of each one inside of us).

The Jet-Setter

gift guide travel1. Cashmere Travel Cushion and Eyemask Set, 2. The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, 3. Lanvin Set of Two Rubber Luggage Tags, 4. Global Chalkboard Map, 5. Skyroll Wrinkle Free Luggage Carrier, 6.Everlane Reverse-Denim Weekender

The Homebody

gifts for home1. Wildfox Gatsby Summer Night Zip Hoodie, 2. Zuzu Flame Tray & Glass Set, 3. Chelsea Market Cookbook, 4. Current/Elliot The Perfect Sweatpants, 5. Reiko Kaneko Drip Tease Mug Set, 6. Candy Stripe Woven Throw

 The Girly Girl

 

gift guide girls1. J. Crew Jeweled Cuff, 2. Jonathan Adler Unicorn Salt & Pepper Shakers, 3. Princess Decanter, 4. Amethyst Stone Jewelry Box, 5. Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Continental Wallet, 6. Skin Hooded Alpaca Blend Robe

The Fitness Queen

gift guide fitness1. Nike Studio Wrap Pack, 2. MICHI Luna Leggings, 3. Everlast Boxing Glove, 4. Nike FuelBand SE in Rose Gold, 5. Wake Up Workout Cropped Top, 6. T by Alexander Wang Rainbow Cotton Terry Shorts

The Techie

gift guide tech1. Jawbone JAMBOX Portable Wireless Speaker, 2. Jonathan Adler On the Go Charger, 3. Jordan Carlyle Deco Drip iPhone 5/5s Case, 4.
Bop Basics Cashmere Texting Gloves, 5. Moschino Bear Headphones, 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Techno Lynne Faux Patent Leather Laptop Case

Get used to hearing, “thank you.”

xx,

WhyDid

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May
23
2013
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Beauty Buzz: Poolside Packing

You’ve packed your weekender, polished your fingers and toes and gotten that dreaded Brazilian (you have, haven’t you?) Get thyself to a waxer, woman.  The next hurdle you’ll face over the holiday weekend is preparing the perfectly equipped beach bag.  There’s nothing worse than trotting all the way down to the beach, finding the perfect spot and then realizing you forgot your sunscreen.  That’s a valuable fifteen minutes of Vitamin D and boyscouting that you’ll be missing while fetching your forgotten goods.  Below I’ve created the First Aid Kit of beach bags so you can spend more time playing beach blanket bingo with that babe on the chaise next to you and less time retrieving your lip balm.

1. Mar Y Sol Caracas Basket Tote, 2. Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Round Sunglasses, 3. Henri Bendel Wet Bikini Bag, 4. Jonathan Adler Stepped Diamonds Earbuds, 5. Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment SPF 20, 6. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30, 7. Henri Bendel Under the Sun Towel with Strap, 8. Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist

Bingo!

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Dec
11
2012
1


Gift Guide: Technically Speaking
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

pile of gadgetsFor the friends who aren’t going to squeal over cashmere mittens or a brand new eyeshadow palette, try delving into gifts from the 2st century.  You don’t even have to be a geek to appreciate tech these days.  Show me someone who isn’t Tweeting or texting and I’ll show you a pole dancing turtle.  It’s a whole new era, my friends.  Even our parents have iPhones and kids we used to babysit are liking our photos on Instagram.  So, why not gift some gadgets that’ll make it easier for them to connect.  Hey, I travel with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, camera, and dog.  I’m TSA’s dream.

holiday tech gifts1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Critter Gloves, $68, 2. Alexander Wang Prisma iPad Case, $375, 3. Juicy Couture Faux Fur Earmuff Headphones, $98, 4. 2GB Crystal USB Flash Drive Bracelet, $31.00, 5. J. Crew Printed Backup Battery for iPhone, $39.50, 6. Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit, $19.99, 7. Jagger Edge Hang Fire iPhone Case, $138, 8. Jonathan Adler Smart Phone Dock, $48, 9. Koostik Wooden Amplifier, $100

BRB, LOL!

xx,

WhyDid

 

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