I waited until the Baby Kittens’ appetizers had arrived and The Mister had a drink in his hand before proposing what I had been contemplating for some time now. I knew that I would need The Mister’s full support in order to pull this off. As he sipped his drink, I took his free hand Read More
style + design
It has taken me 14 years to make it to the Swan Coach House. The historic home’s graceful facade and manicured gardens have caught my eye on many occasions while driving past it since first moving to Atlanta years ago. A lingering case of writer’s block would finally lead me to the Swan House. The Read More
I’m not sure what resonates more–the mind-blowing portraits by Amy Sherald, or the inspiration behind the Georgia-born and Baltimore-based artist’s work. The scope of my experiences involving race materialized from my upbringing in the south. While attending private schools and being one of two or three black children, I was raised to be conscious of Read More
Oscar de la Renta is now available to (sorta) graciously announce your wedding, dinner party or girls’ night out. For a small fee, he will even say “thank you” in the ridiculously stylish way that only he can. Through Paperless Post, that is. The famed designer just released a line of wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, Read More
I could have really used this flask masquerading as an iPhone in college for tailgating and Dave Matthews concerts. Nonetheless, it’s a great way for a lady to have her libations and still look like a lady. That is, if you don’t think it’s terribly unladylike to drink from a headphone jack. iFlask Features Holds 5oz of Read More
On the spur of the moment, we decided to take a quick jaunt (just four hours from Atlanta) over to Savannah. It was a total win-win—the girls got their frolic on at Tybee, and I got a total eye-full of architectural wonder in downtown historic Savannah. As with most things of beauty, the devil is in Read More
Can you guess the address of this infamous home?
‘Member when I was all gaga over that Jill Sander Vasari bag (that highfalutin’ $290 brown lunch bag)? Its clean and no-nonsense design was drool-worthy, but the price tag? No so much. Zara, on the other hand, has a polyurethane (read, affordable) alternative for the budget-conscious. The Messenger Bag is $35.95, available in brown and black, Read More
I need to have this hanging on my wall like yesterday. There’s an air of merriment, but done with an easy hand. Janet Hill, the Ontario-based artist brings to mind something I read in an article by Andrew Solomon in Town & Country: “If elegance is refusal, etiquette is restraint.” Love these.
I wear tiny pearl stud earrings most days. I’m not big on big earrings, plus the conservative nature of pearls more than compensates should I accidentally say something ugly. Anyhoo, how about these beauties from Metsa Design? These cement earrings are modeled on classic pearl studs. Each concrete sphere is cast by hand and set Read More
Just good advice (inspired by imogene + willie). Speaking of good things, I scored these beauties whilst thrifting during the holidays. I adore them.
It is supremely important to one’s health to have a proper Big O, preferably in rapid succession and on a regular basis. It’s also critical to properly store one’s most coveted computer files someplace other than on the computer. If you’ve ever had a computer die beyond the point of resuscitation then you know what Read More