Cool Coats and Autumn Apparel

This week's finds on tada! shop... Kids coat styles are so much more fashionable than when I was young. I love the rich blue velvet dress by Pink Chicken, first row. If they had my size, I'd wear it!

Gift Tags from Olive Manna & Scrap Bits

My friend, Emily, asked me where she can get nice gift tags for an upcoming birthday dinner party. And, since I am coo-coo for all things paper, I had a running list ready to go! Since I use kraft paper (or shipping paper) for all my wrapping needs, I like to splurge on embellishments like…

New at tada! shop

Hello - I'd like to share some exciting news! You can now find me at tada! shop, a children's curated aggregation site featuring clothing, toys, and gear from over 100 brands. Tada! shop makes shopping for your kids easy & fun by bringing together unique finds as well as offerings of your favorite brands, from major…

Favorite Fall Tights & Baby Booties

To make a fashion statement without being too loud, I like these Paul Smith inspired tights and booties. We are big fans of Paul Smith socks with their saturated colors, bold stripes, quirky dots, and chunks of color. You can't miss them, they're often on stage between one's cuff and shoe, and they always look smart.…

Eco-Wise Wool

Our friends at Pendleton recently launched an earth-friendly line called Eco-Wise Wool. Though it's a small collection consisting mostly of blankets and shams, you'll still find soft lambswool in Pendleton's distinctive patterns and rich color palettes. However, now they are also washable, compostable, and recyclable! I'm impressed. And, I love the colors, especially the paprika…

James Bond

Happy 50th Birthday and thank you and Ian Fleming for introducing me to Aston Martin, one of the finest designs ever made. Although my first love was the memorable DB5 in Goldfinger, I have long since stayed true to arguably the most beautiful car in the world, the DB4 GT Zagato. Breathtaking in every way.…