Monthly Archives: March 2012


This week got the better of me. I’ve mentally checked out for the cruise that is still two months away. Whoops.

The weather for the weekend here is finally behaving like March weather, i.e. chilly, so I plan to knock out a project or two.

Happy weekend.

madeline weinrib rugs and accessories

weinrib store
Yet another decor destination has arrived: Madeline Weinrib’s showroom on Fifth Ave in Union Square, described as “a launching pad for the more luxurious textiles that represent the couture end of her business.”

Weinrib is known for her impossibly perfect patterns on rugs and pillows (even my humble home has a flatweave).

The atelier is open to the public by appointment. It’s worth a gander for inspiration!

{Images: Elle Decor}

adorable swimsuits and accessories

beach wardrobe
I’ve got swimsuits on the brain. Far too many swimsuits. Plus beach essentials like a floppy hat and cute sandals for when you inevitably go searching for an afternoon mojito or daiquiri. Don’t forget to take care of your skin afterward–applying a balm or oil immediately after showering will help you hang on to that tan longer!

{Hats: Kate Spade Patent Bow Hat / Jupiter Floppy Hat /  J.Crew Panama Hat / Bathing Suits: Smocked Retro Bikini / Striped Keyhole Swimsuit / Red Palm Print One Piece / Sandals: Combined Wedge / Lilly Pulitzer Set in Stone Wedge / J.Crew Lilibeth Patent Sandals / After Sun Treatment: Bobbi Brown Beach Oil / Clinique After Sun Balm / Nars Body Glow Oil}

american poets project books

american poets
I found this series at Strand a few months ago–I was drawn to a hot pink cover and to my delight, it was poetry!

The American Poets Project “present[s] the most significant American poetry, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.” I have mixed feelings about hardcover poetry editions (I feel dissuaded from making notes in the margins of a nice book), but if it makes people impulse-buy poetry, so be it!

{William Carlos Williams / Edith Wharton / Edna St. Vincent Millay / American Wits}

antiquaria gold lowball glasses

Like pretty much everyone else who registers for wedding gifts, I have a whole kitchen full of plates, bowls, stemware, and glasses from Crate & Barrel.  I have no intention of outright replacing some of my generic pieces, but I’m always on the lookout for cute vintage platters, dessert plates, and barware to break up the plain look.

Besides Etsy and Ebay, Antiquaria is one of my favorite online shops for vintage barware and dishes. I’m particularly feeling these textured gold glasses. If only I had a bar cart!