My friend Meg swears by nude shoes. She says they make her legs look longer. I was always “meh” about it. Being olive skinned, the nude color thing doesn’t always work. But I’m all into embracing a grey shoe, and J. Crew just introduced one at a pretty friendly price that is on-trend but not too trendy.
I also loved these, which aren’t nude or grey. But the navy looked pretty fab and fresh….
These lamps have been around for years, to the point where, in a certain interior, they’re almost a cliche. But in bright colors (courtesy of my favorite, powder coating) they’re pretty awesome. Choice of 180 colors, retail $1,515. Nicely played, Urban Archeology
I love Appellation, my local wine shop, for many reasons. The discount I get with my gym membership (go figure), the pithy wine-related quotes on the sandwich board outside, and the great advice re new wines to try. On my last visit I noticed this very chic boxed wine, inquired, and got this valuable information from Scott, the owner (of the shop, not the vineyard):
Domaine Garrigon is a Cotes-du-Rhone in a 3L bag-in-box. The
Couston family has organically farmed the vineyards since 1919, and the
wine is a blend of Grenache (60%), Carignan (30%) and Syrah (10%). The
bag collapses as the wine is consumed which slows down oxidation. The box
will last 3 weeks once opened. The box’s weight is another advantage–it
creates a much smaller carbon footprint than four bottles of wine.
Finally, many customers use their boxes as bird feeders once they are
empty of wine! One customer was buying the box at an alarmingly fast
clip–I found out later the emptied boxes were being used as an art
project in her daughter’s class. We sell the box for $41.99 (ie, $10.50/750ml).
The opening was tonight at John Derian (not the store, an extra space he uses for storage, which btw is GORGEOUS in that John Derian way). The crowd was fascinating. The finger sandwiches tasty. The wine flowed.
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