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Thursday, August 30, 2012

WEAR: Quilted vest

Whether you're truffle hunting in Tuscany, 
traipsing around the Scottish highlands, 
fly fishing the Montana creeks
or shootin skeet and dove on the Missouri farm, 
never leave home without it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

STYLE: Zebrawood

From guitars to flooring, bike, glasses, or even handguns.  Everything looks richer when made of zebrawood.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

POEM: Late August

Monday, August 27, 2012

VOCAB: Fiasco

 Italian for a basket flask for your chianti bottle ...
 ... or a rapper named Lupe ...
... or this.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

GENRE: Television Western

Masked men, cowboys vs. Indians, farmers & cowmen, 
prairies, medicine women, sci-fi western, Chuck Norris
No matter which way you slice it, American media have been western-obsessed since ... 
well, the days of the wild west.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CRUSH: James Spader

Fell in love with him as the brilliant scientist in Stargate.
Glint of glasses, anyone.
Fell deeper as bad boy, Steff, in Pretty in Pink.
Check out his filmography here.  He's good, real good.

Monday, August 20, 2012

CHANNELING: Housesitter

Goldie Hawn nails it.

Friday, August 17, 2012

WEAR: Waffle Crew Neck

Perfect for your transition from Late Summer to Early Fall.


untitled by sea kay on Flickr.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

STYLE: Kilim

Persian tapestry-woven carpets keep your feet warm and your apartment stylish.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BIRTHDAY: Julia Child

Happy birthday, Jukies.
Bon appetit!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PIONEER: Helen Gurley Brown

On August 13, Helen Gurley Brown passed away at age 90.
Author, publisher, editor.
A role model for decades of free-thinking women.
Girl power!

Monday, August 13, 2012

BAG: Back to School

11 Inch Standard in Yellow

Bag from The Leather Satchel Company.
Bright yellow to match your No. 2s.

Friday, August 10, 2012

MAN: Ennio Morricone

Took up the trumpet as a kiddo. Wrote his first composition at 6.  
Started his career writing background music for radio dramas.  
Then, a buddy from school named Sergio Leone asked Ennio
to compose a few scores for his new "spaghetti western" films.
And the rest, as they say, is history.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

GAL: Betty Boop

Making her first appearance on August 9, 1930, Betty was a Depression-era reminder of the carefree days of the Jazz Age.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ART: Vodou Flag
Hand sewn silk and sequined banners
symbolize the worshiped voodou spirits.

They look grand on a wall at home.

Monday, August 6, 2012

BIRTHDAY: Lucille Ball

There is nothing like a dame.  We can all learn a lot from this pioneering comedian .
Happy birthday, Ball

Friday, August 3, 2012

STYLE: Bronze, Silver, and Gold

Find your faves from curated collections here

Thursday, August 2, 2012

PIRATE: Anne Bonny

Captain Ron was right! There were Pirates of the Caribbean, 
including this dame. She could fight like the devil and love like an angel,
the dread Pirate Bonny.

Wanna channel your inner Anne Bonny?  
Try these namesake boots.

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