This &
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That

Stubbs & Wootton - Crest Blue Slipper - Needlepoint. Handmade. There is something proper and yet relaxing about these slippers. I wear mine as outerwear. Made for both men and women. I’ve been a Woottener since the 1990s, when they launched.

Lothantique - Linen Water. Verbena. Add to your iron or spray to line-dry linens - to infuse this refreshing citrus fragrance on things you hold close. Did I mention - I love ironing?

Harry Josh - Pro Tools Blow Dryer. One of my simple pleasures - having a hair beauty machine with a good powerful blow - THIS IS 80 MPH of good blow!. This cuts drying time in half. And it comes with a generous 9ft. cord. And is only 1.16 pounds. WAY Blown away. :)

Kopari - Coconut oil and sage deodorant. I love this product. For those who are mindful of ingredients; this one is Aluminum Free, smells lovely and passes my P U test. So worth the glide. HA.

Naturopathica - Ginger Oil with lemongrass - So soothing. This is made for the full body massage. Head to toe bubba. I am a full believer in touch therapy with Ayurvedic medicine. Oil + Healing Touch.

Sferra - The Berkley Robe. Wrap up after bathing. The Berk is a Plush and thirsty Turkish terry lined interior with a smart waffle weave exterior. And note: two very generous pockets to hold important things while relaxing. :)

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Function
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Utility

KooBoo - Wicker Laundry Basket with Cotton washable liner. One of my favorite pastimes, laundry. So this just makes it even more pleasing. And over time wicker develops a wonderful warm patina. This is one lovely basket to toss your socks and pretty panties into.

holabird sports - Gamma Ball Hopper Pro 90 - Yes 90 ball capacity with padded grip for comfort pick-up and Diamond Clad weather resistant coating. Big Bunch of Balls not included.

Safavieh - Natural Jute Organic Pattern area rug. This remind's me of Mimi's family's summer cottage. It was filled with beachy decor, a large rug like this; and it had a tall dark upright grand piano in it. That was the first piano I ever played. I was only three. This stuck with me.

Sferra - The Lettino Dog Bed - Treat man's friend with lots of sweet petting and a fluffy bed like your human king. Love the simple clean aesthetic of this dog bed in natural or grey linen. Linen? Why not, it's machine washable. Name personalization available.

Pericone MD. - VitminBoost is the word. Feed your skin from the inside-out. These are like rocket fuel. Perfect for travel pc packaging.

Hohner Super 64 Performance Chromatic Harmonica - the first chromactic to boast the range of over four octaves. and it came out in 1938, like the hurricane, in the Key of C. I have never tried it, but love the thought. Bucket list.

Quadro 57.25-Ounce Glass Pitcher with Lid - Darn basic and hasn't changed design in more than thirty years. Why? Because they nailed it the first time. I make homemade English Breakfast iced tea in this every morning in the summer. Decaf...with mint or verbena, with a squeeze of lime and lemon juice.

Originality
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Art of Layers


And once I find something made really well, I tend to hold on to it, without the desire to follow trends but rather what resonates - this adds value. And there is good thought put into it.

1st Dibs - Vintage Coral Necklace. Love this. I’d pair this with a worn denim snap and silver.

Hermes - Calèche Body Lotion - This is my scent. Created in 1961, named after the horse drawn carriage. It was originally my mom’s fragrance, since I was a very young girl. I prefer the subtle scent of the lotion. Notes of citrus and bergamot.

1st Dibs - Crystal Bead Necklace with Shark Tooth Pendant. I just like it.

Mani Capri - Bench-made croc leather handbag. Pretty color combination.

Manuel Canovas - Palais d’ Ete - A bouquet infused in a candle; a mix of jasmine, lily of the valley, peony and honeysuckle. Heaven.

Le Monde Beryl - Pretty kitten heels in the perfect shade of green. And I can run is these.

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made to Last
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Classics

Snoopy + Woodstock - 50 years for Snoopy. This is my mug of good morning coffee for you.

Tretorn - Nylite - From galoshes in 1890’s to tennis shoes in the 1960’s

Steele Canvas - Handmade canvas utility, since 1921 in Mass. Family owned still.

Ticonderoga - The World’s Best Pencil happens to be my favorite. Especially when a man has it tucked behind his ear. For the writer; making half a billion pencils a year since 1815.

Mason Pearson - 138 years of the Pearson family’s passion and dedication to ultimate hair care beauty. Long hair I care. I have been brushing with The Detangler and The Popular for nearly 25 years. Built to last.

Knotwork - Doormat made of 50 feet of Manila rope. Invented way yee olde long time ago. Made in Mystic, CT since 1939. Founded by a seaman.

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Good Morning
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Traditions

Co - The Fully Skirted Sateen Cotton Everyday Shirt Dress. The Peter Pan Collar is sweet.

Blue Stella Loafer Pumps. love these.

Match - Pewter Base Bedside Carafe & Tumbler

La Perla - Muse Navy Lace Panties. Pretty pretty.

Miss Bunny - cotton ball holder

Sferra Bros - The Bello Bath Towel. Portuguese Expertise.

Misoka - Kosho Ueshima’s designed Nonotech Ions Toothbrush. That means no toothpaste. Hmm? I know.

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Basics
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Every Every Day

Guitar Strings Bangles. Yes actually made from guitar strings. Made by Cinzia. These make me happy.

Recife Scribe Rollerball pen. Made in France. Originally designed in 1930s for dialing the rotary telephone. The interior of the pen is made of brass; a very satisfying instrument to write with.

The La Rochere Perigord ice cream compote. Sturdy glass with elegant lines. One scoop or two?

Eminence Serum. OMG For a glowy and brilliant finish! Every product I have by Eminence works. Not kidding. Here are few I love: Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant, Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment, Raspberry Eye Masque, Wild Plum Eye Cream, Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate…

Light a fire. Light a prayer candle. Have box of matches. Amen.

Alanui cardigan in intarsia-cashmere with denim and canvas patchwork. This is a beautiful concept.

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Vrai
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Harmony

The co-existing of well-made objects, build layers in a beautiful life. And somethings bring a smile to your face.

Fragonard - Vrai, meaning Real or Right in French. This line of body care has been a staple of mine for nearly 20 years. To me it smells like a fresh air. Made for both men and women. The body cream is simply lovely.

Royal Copenhagen - The Initial fluted cup. It feels good in your hand and coffee tastes even better to me from a pre-warmed cup.

Gammarelli - woven for his holiness and beyond. The makers of ecclesiastic vestments and thy cardinal red socks for six generations. Yes, I have a thing for socks. “One does need a hint of color” Nathan Lane, Birdcage.

Saddlemans - Cowhides. My people. and I love them.

Paddington Bear - A hairy man of adventure with a sweet tender heart. And his coat is adorable.

Essential Home - Made in Portugal. Midcentury Modern lines with warm wood tones.. These pieces are made to be merged with complementary decor not matched.

Wittner - Metronome in Walnut. Wind and swing pendulum. 40 - 208 BPM. A handsome fixture, keeping the heartbeat of music, a universal timing.

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Drawing Room
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Nature’s Elements

Editing transforms haphazard to deliberate. I love making efforts and seeing what comes together.

One more item i might have added; the black rotary-dial standard issue hardwired ma-bell phone. I’d use a pen to dial in, so my nails won’t break. I’d take messages and leave them on the drawing room desk, underneath my starfish paperweight.

The Gold Submarine - Handmade. An Etsy find.

Sferra - Made in Italy, Acanthus Hemstitch Sage Napkin

Jean Dubost - Bamboo Place Setting. Love.

Phillip Jeffries - African Raffia Wallpaper - Two Tine Green, House of Naturals

Fresh - Grapefruit Soap. Simply delightful.

Manolo Blahnik - The Pony Pump. The toe is perfect. The proportions are graceful. I truly believe, life is too short for crappy shoes.

Koket - The Serpentine Sconce

colors of spring
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colors

May the quest be forever finding beauty in everything - here’s to taking notice + being inspired by objects we live with everyday on purpose. I am looking at beauty beyond function. Here are a few things which make my heart sing bold feelings of the bright promise of spring. Bold Design, Colors + Function.

SOL - The happiest shade of sunny yellow. Custom. Sol Blanket / available in Queen + King Size

PRS - The John Mayer Silver Sky in Orion Green

Mulberry - Heritage Baywater Geranium Pink Small Classic Grain

Spring Flower Garden - Smoothest Italian percale with colorful poppies / Duvet Sets with Shams

Rosi de Ruig - Tall Thistle Blue Glossy Lamp with Pink And Red Star Anise Paper Shade

Pat McGrath - Lip Fetish Lip Balm - Pink Astral - limited run. [this has no after taste and is must-have staple].

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