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This is my curated homage to opulent living that is seldom about money, yet is rich in spades. This collection of discovery is an itinerary for those who believe that life is elevated when an array of small joys are thoughtfully strung together.

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amy sherald

Amy Sherald

05/19/2013

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

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Oscar de la Renta and Paperless Post Get Hitched + Thoughts On Elegance

05/08/2013

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

iflask, flask that looks like an iphone, iphone flask

Whatever Lola Wants: iFlask

05/02/2013

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

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Brown-Bag It In Style with the Zara Messenger Bag

02/21/2013

‘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

cement pearl earrings

Whatever Lola wants: Cement Pearl Earrings

01/07/2013

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

crave duet lux

Whatever Lola wants: Very fond ‘memories’ courtesy of Crave Duet Lux

12/21/2012

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

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