Setting the Mood (and a Gift Guide): Oh, Mother.

By |May 6th, 2013|Gift Guide, Setting the Mood|

My mother once told me that she wished for me to have a daughter one day so that I might be as blessed as she had been by having me as her best friend.  That’s a much different wish than the “mother’s curse.”  Anyone fortunate enough to have the type of relationship I have with my mom understands that there is no greater bond than that between a mother and daughter.  Though I have yet to venture down the path of motherhood, I realize that being a mom is probably one of the most difficult, selfless, and thankless jobs on the planet.  The women who give birth to us often give up a lot of their freedoms and luxuries in order to give their children everything they can.  While we should be thankful for these great sacrifices and this great affection every day, it’s nice to have one special day dedicated strictly to mom.

True to form, most moms would simply be happy with a card handwritten by you. There are a few services like Handwrytten, who aims to provide good Customer experience. But why not spoil the most important woman in your life a little bit?  This is the perfect time to buy her something she’d never dare purchase for herself.

1. Eberjey Theodora Lace Trimmed Jersey Robe, 2. Classic Coffee & Tea for Two Set, 3. Elemis Duchess of Spa Gift Set, 4. J. Crew Fine Knit Cashmere Cardigan, 5. Loren Stewart Four Diamond & Silver Baby Bar Necklace, 6. Chloe Scalloped Ballerina Flat

Word… to your mother.



Why Did You Wear That: Here Kitty, Kitty

By |December 21st, 2009|Why Did You Wear That?|


After dissecting yet another fashion failure with my gay bf, we got sidetracked (shocker) discussing the elusive “kitten heel.”  Dub-Tee-Eff  is a “kitten heel” anyway?

I had to Wikipedia a “kitten heel” in hopes that I would find a good explanation not only for the stupid heel height, but also for the stupid name. Last I checked, cats don’t wear shoes.  Not only did I not get a good explanation, I also didn’t crack the code of feline inspired name.  I suppose it has something to do with the fact that these shoes were introduced as “trainer heels” for teenagers back in the 1950’s.  Um, it’s called diving in head first.  Put little Sally in a pair of five inch Louboutins and tell her to walk! She’ll figure it out. (B-tee-dubs, is this what’s going on with Suri Cruise?)


I’m very much a black and white kind of girl. You’re wearing a heel or you’re wearing flats. What is this “in between” heel? That’s like a boyfriend trying to have his cake and eat it too. No dice, senor. Pick your side of the fence and deal with it.