Monthly Archives: September 2012

Great $15 Tees: Everlane.

One can not underestimate the value of a tailored, cotton tee that you can dress up or down, but I don’t like paying a fortune for it, even if it is a wardrobe workhorse. Good-bye Splendid $80 tees. Hello $15 Everlane tees.

I recently bought one Everlane shirt, just to try it out… and loved it so much I just ordered a few more.

Also, they have great shirts for men, too. We’re replacing the Mr.’s tired under-work-shirts with their Men’s Crew White.

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Mrs. Astor’s Asian antiquities on sale now.

One of our good friends sent me a copy of Mrs. Astor Regrets after it came up in conversation while he was visiting us.

I literally read the entire book in one HK–> JFK flight and enjoyed every minute of it. I would say it’s elevated, non-fiction, well-written chick-lit, that men will also enjoy. It’s a titillating character study of American aristocrat and philanthropist Brooke Astor and her son’s elder abuse.

Due to her father’s career in the Navy, Brooke spent a lot of time in China during her childhood and when she came into her husband’s vast fortune she began collecting Asian antiquities. She’s also quite known for both conceiving of the idea and also paying for the Met’s Astor Court, “based on a small courtyard within a scholar’s garden in the city of Suzhou, China.”

Later this month, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off the contents of her Manhattan penthouse and her country estate Holly Hill (all these images are a few things that caught my eye from Sotheby’s catalog–didn’t she have quite fun, colorful taste for a socialite?). A big thanks to my friend Kirsten for alerting me to the upcoming auction.

Also included in the auction are a litany of portraits of her beloved dogs, 25 staff uniforms and, of course, some pretty significant bling! Kirsten commented on the menagerie quoting the Aboriginal saying, ‘the more you know, the less you need.’ So true. 

If you’re looking for a great beach read, I highly recc:

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Baby costumes: Pottery barn.

One of the things I’m most excited about the little one’s arrival is getting to dress it up like animals.

It’s not a bad idea to think ahead, right? And Halloween will be here before we know it.

Pottery Barn actually has an impressive and pretty fun assortment.

How funny is this sushi costume with a wasabi and ginger hat?!

And this is pretty cute for twins or if you have two little ones! Do you guys already have a genius idea for Halloween this year?!

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