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Saturday, March 31, 2012

LEGEND: Earl Scruggs

"The five-string banjo could not have had a better genius."
Steve Martin says it best here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

HATS: Straw and Floppy

Perfect and stylish for the sunny seasons for guys and gals alike.  Check some out here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

SONG: Home

This song always reminds me of warm weather...
really a hot summer road trip with denim cut offs in tow.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

STYLE: Mark Cross

A quick history of America's oldest luxury leather goods company...

Mark Cross began as saddlers and harnessmakers in 1845.  Gerald and Sara Murphy, whose family owned the company throughout its heyday, were the leaders of the Lost Generation in Paris...buddy buddies with Cole Porter, the Fitzgeralds, Hemingway, Picasso, and "inventing" the Summer season on the Riviera.  Mark Cross creates the iconic "Grace box" luggage seen in Hitchcock's Rear Window. The company is closed in 1997 and relaunched in 2010 under new ownership.

It's a helluva history and a helluva company.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Cultivated by the Ottomans, perfected by the Dutch.
This flower is synonymous with spring.
This variety shares a name with our great-aunt Margaret Herbst.

Monday, March 26, 2012


How bout a custom BnB branding iron?

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