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Dec 5

Holiday Art, Craft and Shopping Fairs

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 in Gift Guide, Shopping Spree, Ticket Trips, Wallet Wise

In Brooklyn

Saturday 10 am - 5pm

PS 307 and PS 287 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Saturday 11am - 7pm

The Altman Building

135 W18th St

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Saturday 10 am - 5pm

The Knitting Factory

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Richmond, VA

Thursday, December 4th through Sunday, December 7th

Richmond Raceway Complex

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Boston, MA

December 13 - 14

Boston, MA

South End Holiday Fair,


December 7th 12pm - 7pm

The Castle at Park Plaza, Boston

Bazaar Bizarre


Mill Valley, CA

December 6th 10am - 5pm

Milly Valley Community Center

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San Francisco, CA

December 7th 9:30am - 5pm

Ft. Mason, Bldg. A

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Dec 4

Singing in the Rain

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Gift Guide, Shopping Spree, Wallet Wise

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. 

from left to right: Hunter  $115 / Tretorn   $42 / Chinese Laundry  $48  / Chooka $60 

EMU Australia  $59 / Kamik  $40 / SPERRY  $75 /  Lily Pulitzer $69 / Burberry $195