Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cheesecake with a Kick: Artist Rich Simmons

This Sunday when I was walking with my friend, this amazing piece caught my eye in the window of the SoHo Contemporary Art Gallery:


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Of course I had to go in and I'm so glad I did.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My New England Shake-up Haul



I've never really done a haul post before because I tend not to buy a bunch of stuff at once. But when I went to the New England Shake-up about a month ago, I have to say, I did pretty well at the shops, especially at the car show. I thought I'd buy one big thing--probably a pair of Freddie's of Pinewood jeans--but I never found a pair in my size and I ended up with a bunch of small things:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What? Someone Interviewed Me!


As a journalist and general nosy person, I'm used to asking people questions about themselves and not having to talk too much about myself. But a day or two after the New England Shake-up, I got a message from Meghan at Red Rocket Designs, asking me if you could interview me for her blog! We didn't actually meet at the Shake-up but she said she'd seen me and was really curious about me. I was incredibly flattered, and a little confused, because I don't know how interesting I am, but I agreed. I did my best to keep my answers short, but I think I may have been a little long-winded.

Read the interview here and check out Meghan's Etsy store--she also does customer orders!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tartan and Tipples! (Photos)


Last Friday, I threw the site's first ever party, a happy hour in honor of Plaidurday. I found out about the The Worldwide Celebration of Plaid, and thought it would be such a fun thing to build an event around. When I stumbled across The Dressing Room (can't believe I didn't know about this place before) I knew this had to be the place. Boutique, bar and screening room all under one roof! Absolutely gorgeous. A big thanks to Alex and the staff of the Dressing Room for being so accommodating. If you're on the Lower East Side, I highly recommend this spot!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The New England Shake-Up Shook Me Good



At sort of the last minute (three weeks before) I decided I was going to go to the New England Shake-Up. It's only in it's second year but Beck, the woman who organizes it, managed to get together a lot of great bands for her weekender. That's a pretty big deal, since it happens in the middle of nowhere, Massachusetts.

I didn't do a great job documenting my trip, at least not with my real camera. But I Instagrammed a a bunch.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tartan & Tipples, a Retro Plaidurday Celebration

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For the very first time, I'm taking my blog offline, in a way. I'm inviting you all to celebrate Plaidurday with me this Friday at The Dressing Room Bar & Boutique. Please wear your favorite vintage or vintage-inspired plaid for discounts on cocktails! If things get really good, we might move a table or two for some dancing.

For more information (and to invite your friends!), check out the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Retrofit: In Which I Mix Prints

As much as I love color, I don't always feel super confident when mixing them. I've been known to text friends the odd photo of a color combination I'm not sure about, and they almost tell me it's OK. So maybe it's more a matter of trusting my gut.


That's what I did weekend before last when I went to a gorgeous brunch event at Sonny's Soda Shoppe at the Mondrian Soho hotel. The rooftop space is inspired by a 1950s Italian beach club. I am 100% here for that. The weather was perfect at the view was incredible.