Elephants, weighing in at over 200 pounds at birth, you can’t help but respect the mother who carried him. Whether you are shopping for a mommy-to-be or choosing your own nursery theme elephants are the ideal icon.
- Elephants look great in yellow, green, blue & pink.
- Very popular and heavily available
- Matures well from baby into toddler
- They are real
- Babar & Dumbo
- Easy to draw
Right now many retailers have great jewelry pieces on sale and ones that will look great through the spring and summer. Retailers are stressed about excessive inventory, so pick a weekend in February to visit your outlet malls and shop online TODAY! Since starting my research some great options have sold out already.
Check Your Jewelry Box!
Gold Chains in a variety of lengths (16, 18, 24 & 32 inch)
Chunky Beads and Gems
Long Beaded Strands
Here are a few HOT finds and 100% are ON SALE NOW!
MOre More More…But Act Fast
A co – worker came in yesterday wearing the greatest coin necklace. As I inquired it got more fabulous and I have to have one. Her grandmother collected a few of these bullion coins from Canada, America, China, Australia etc. over the past 50 years and had them made into necklaces for the women in her family. My friend received her Chinese Bullion in the year she was born, awe. Her mother has received the Canadian and the American Buffalo. Aunts and cousins have also been adorned with this precious metal from South Africa etc.
The coin is HEAVY. Bullion means, a metal deemed to be precious if it is rare. It contains one troy ounce of pure 24k gold and it is legal mint, so not to be carried around lightly. It is a collector’s item and investment that will always be of value. Many nations mint bullion coins, of which the most famous is probably the gold South African Krugerrand. They will run you approximatly $700- $1000.
Anyone having a daughter this year?
Here are the images on the coins and once I get a photo of her necklace I will share.
Sorry the page isn’t scratch & sniff
Sold at Neiman Marcus, I have the Spring Flowers and it is wonderful. Silver Mountain Water is another popular aroma.
Buy two and MIX & MATCH the scents. They specialize in combination scents so buy two and you get a third scent free!
The Discovery Set is an easy and (relatively) economical way to discover our scents. You get to chose 3 fragrances from our collection and you will receive them in 3 beautiful 5 ml glass rods (with atomizers and your name printed on the label). A beautiful way to either get addicted to one of them or to use them as fancy mini purse sprays. The Bergamot is amazing!
Earth’s most precious element, water, is the central theme of L’eau d’Issey. By blending the sparkling qualities of water with the warm undertones of earth, the fragrance represents purity, serenity, movement, and vivacity-awakening a feeling of total beauty. The fragrance is a pure floral with musky and woody tones, including:A wide range of floral scents including lotus, cyclamen, freesia, carnations, and white lilies. Hints of amber-seed musk.
Is this year any different than years past? Yes and No. Expectations for holiday tipping are still there, but the value doesn’t have to be as high. Everyone understands and would rather you come in and get your hair cut than not to avoid a tip. It is also O.K. to play favorites and give different values to each individual for their service. The suggestions for 2008 aren’t very different from years past, but you are only expected to give what you can. Remember, it is the season of giving.
Dog Walker/ Cat Nanny- Cost of 1 weeks fee
Door Man- $20 - $100 (’07 Average was $50 pp)
Gardener- Up to the cost of 1 service
Hair Stylist/ Colorist- Double your usual tip or the cost of 1 visit
Babysitter- Cash or Gift up to 1-2 nights pay
Assistant- $50 Gift
Boss - Gift value $50 or under
Day Care Staff- Tip or Gift $20 - $80
House Cleaner - Cost of 1 visit
UPS Man- $20 or less Gift Card
Newspaper Carrier - Cost of 1 month subscription
Trainer- Cost of 1 session
Whether you are cleaning up after a dinner party or just general day to day stuff; the kitchen sink is the enemy. There is research to support that the average kitchen sponge contains approximately 50 Million bacteria, don’t believe me read on.
If you already knew it is true, what do you do? These facts don’t get you out of cleaning and you don’t get to stuff the earth using paper towels for every job.
Searching high & low we have found some products that meet function, purpose and design.
For a Little Abrasion
The Dolls Sir La Table
Plastis IkeaI buy 10 at a time. The suction keep the scrubber in the sink, but off the basin floor.
Good Grips Container Store
Casacolor Scrubby Sponges Better Homes and Gardens Store 100% natural cellulose& treated with Ultra-Fresh, an EPA registered anti-microbial and are biodegradable HOW GREEN OF YOU!
Twist Loofa Sponge Twist AND GREEN!
All Clad Anyone
Jetz-Scrubz Scrubber Sponge Gracious Home (Won’t scratch chrome, copper, stainless steel, anodized surfaces, non-stick cookware, glass, crystal, porcelain, china, ceramics and so on)
Suction Sponge Holders Target
Oxo Sunction Basket Amazon
Two things that will bring me joy in life, being asked to roller-skate with my crush to The Bangles, Eternal Flame and the leather and gold that can adorn my wrists. While you shop below sway to a slow tune or jam out like an Egyptian. Enjoy!
Left to Right
Enamel Legacy stripe, Solid Brass/ Gold Plated/ One Size
Shagreen cuffs, made from hand-worked and textured genuine sting ray leather. If one is good and two are great, we recommend one for each cuff!
Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun
Metallic Silver Italian Resin Cuff
Wide enamel bracelet in silver and palladium plated (2.5″ diameter)
Kenneth Jay Lane
Kenneth Jay Lance stretch bangles. Wood stretch bracelet with rhodium plated inset.
Topaz colored glass & zircon bangle. 1/2″ in width.
Available in extra small, small, medium, large.
Cupcake Cuff, Lemon ChiffonA tart gem, pooled like a meringue and set atop a brassy band.
Alligator wrap bracelet with silver detail
Black Patent Single Stud Cuff
Gleaming patent leather bracelet with a single oversized pyramid stud, shining in vibrant mirror polished 18kt gold plate. Turn lock closure. 2.25″ Wide. Black/gold
Saturday 10 am - 5pm
PS 307 and PS 287 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Saturday 11am - 7pm
The Altman Building
135 W18th St
More Details: http://nymag.com/shop/
Saturday 10 am - 5pm
The Knitting Factory
More Details: http://www.thenewnewny.com/handmadecavalcade/
Thursday, December 4th through Sunday, December 7th
Richmond Raceway Complex
More Details: http://www.thebizarrebazaar.com/
December 13 - 14
South End Holiday Fair, http://www.sowaholidaymarket.com/
December 7th 12pm - 7pm
The Castle at Park Plaza, Boston
Bazaar Bizarre http://www.bazaarbizarre.org/boston.html
Mill Valley, CA
December 6th 10am - 5pm
Milly Valley Community Center
San Francisco, CA
December 7th 9:30am - 5pm
Ft. Mason, Bldg. A
More Details: www.risd.edu/pdf/alumnisale/nocaholiday08.pdf
I have the fondest memory of a spring time torrential down pour at the age of 8. The rain came for hours. Every house I lived in growing up always had the best puddles after a storm. At this house, the pools were deceivingly deep between the ridge of the lawn and the street. The dark green grass camouflaged the quick drop in elevation and set up the perfect setting for pretend play. My mom was home and for whatever reason that day granted my brother and me carte blanche to play outside in the rain. We were outfitted with thick slicker coats, boots and umbrellas. I remember being overcome by excitement and fear as the large rain drops hit my umbrella. I felt chills run down my back as the rain dripped down my coat. Between shrills and laughter I remember looking up at my mom under the overhang of the house smiling down on us.
When dressed properly, being caught in the rain can be the time of your life.
The rain boot provides a purposeful function and is no longer reserved for toddlers and Paddington Bear. Today, many designers have youthful patterns to remind you to get out and play or opt for the fashionable styles to match your most posh outfit.
In search of an original gift? How about a gift that fits the personality? In a credit crisis, we are all looking for quality verses quantity. So Shop Smart & Be Thoughtful!
For the traveler
Lingo Look, http://www.lingolook.net/home.html
Flight 001 http://www.flight001.com/store/index.htm?SID
Those who are going green
New London Pharmacy Beauty Products, http://newlondonpharmacy.com/organic/
Whole Foods Market Better Bags, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/abetterbag/index.php
Vegan Nail Polish http://www.sparitual.com/
Babies & Moms
Lotions & Potions, www.kiehls.com Grapefruit Smells Awesome
Unique Gifts, www.wrapables.com
Unique Gifts, http://wishingfish.com/
Vintage Sunglasses, www.vintage-sunglasses-shop.com
Grandparents & Parents
John Derian, http://www.johnderian.com/index_decoupage.html
Yogis & Athletes
Personalize Yoga Mats, http://www.yogamatic.com/home.php
Everything Yoga http://www.gaiam.com/
Looking for art
Posters & Prints, www.allposters.com
Rob Miller, www.millervisuals.com
Judith Greenberg, http://jtgreenberg.com/
I love my pets
Strictly Pet Supplies, http://www.strictlypetsupplies.com
Sky Mall, http://www.skymall.com/shopping/dept.htm?c=10700&cm_sp=TopNav-_-DeptHOL08-_-PetProducts
For the guys
The standards are all they want!
Brooks Brothers; http://www.brooksbrothers.com/
Best Buy; http://www.bestbuy.com/
Antique Maps, Books, Prints; www.vjduncan.com
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