What I want for fall

A fabulous boucle' jacket

D&G boucle' jacket available at Bergdorf Goodman

A pair of black suede booties

Kate Spade bow detail black suede bootie

A classic camel coat

Gucci camel coat

A rocking pair of grey skinny jeans

BR monogram grey skinny jeans

A woven pearl necklace

Lanvin woven pearl necklace


My fabulous Saturday

8AM - cable guy arrives to yet again try to fix the ever-problematic internet connection (so far so good).  Hopefully the third guy in as many weeks will have had the magic touch.

9AM delivery of the new and uber-fabulous bright orange velvet chair from Jonathan Adler

10AM - took the newly arrived Molly Dee prints to be framed.

Noon - got a very needed bang trim at Jean Pierre and Co. and grabbed this fabulous Kenneth Jay Lane necklace and black cashmere hoodie from Elisha Daniels while I was there.

KJL necklace

black cashmere hoodie

5PM - go see Eat Pray Love with my best gal pal Elisha.  My assessment of the movie is the same as of the book; I could have used more 'eat' and 'love' and a bit less 'pray'.  But any movie that features Javier Bardem is total entertainment in my book.

8PM - ate a big, fat juicy burger at the Bristol Lounge

10PM - dessert at Hamersley's (and by dessert I mean 2 glasses of rose' bubbles)


Do you always carry this much s@@!t in your bag?

A swirl of movie quotes is often dancing through my head.  One of the regulars is from a scene in the Breakfast Club.

Andrew: Do you always carry this much shit in your bag?
Allison: Yes I always carry this much shit in my bag.

My daily reminder of this scene is the ever larger bag du jour I'm carrying to accommodate all the nonsense that I feel the need to carry on any given day.  What is so important that I need to have it with me at all times?

Chanel black patent wallet
Kindle (above) or sometimes my new Ipad
Kate Spade planner (shouldn't the calendar in the Blackberry suffice?  It doesn't though)
LV checkbook (why I carry this I don't know)
LV makeup bag with more lipstick than most people have period.  But this is yet a small subset of the lipsticks in my large array of makeup.
Black studded Prada sunglasses
Building pass for work (goodness knows I need that so I can earn the money to buy all this crap!)

It's a good thing I work out or I don't know if I'd have the strength!


Groundhog Day in Nantucket

The front lawn of the Veranda House
 When asked about what we do on our annual holiday to Nantucket, a friend of mine described it best.  We wake up, have breakfast, hit the beach, have a boozy lunch, shop the afternoon away (including late afternoon cocktails), go out to dinner, have after dinner drinks, go to sleep, wake up and repeat.  It's a perfect trip especially when coupled with the more than ideal weather we had this year.   

What we still love
The Veranda House is still the perfect place for us to stay.  Great location, gorgeous decor, late afternoon bubbles, more than friendly staff

The Galley's delicious lobster roll(s)!

Afternoon lunches at The Galley

My delish seared tuna with panzanella

Dinner at a new hot spot - this year Dune

What we love a little less:

The shopping in Nantucket used to be fabulous.  At one time there was a perfect mix of high end and mid price point.  The perfect example was the old Gypsy when they had their place on Main Street upstairs.  Years ago I bought a fabulous pair of python Chloe sandals that to this day I still wear and lucky for me, it was an end of September bargain.  And while Vis a Vis was always one of those stores you really had to pick through, you really could find that needle in a haystack as exemplified by the Aris Geldis necklace that literally up to today I still get compliments on (3 compliments today by the way).  But this year's shopping excursion had almost no redeeming qualities.  Basically you can now find for the most part lower end merchandise for which you are totally being overcharged or high end merchandise that is expensive and you can decide if the price tag is worth it.

I bought the gorgeous eggplant Lanvin  blouse above as did one of my friends.  Was it expensive? Yes.  Was it worth it?  I thought so.  But to quote one of my friends "you two have more dollars than sense".  But I love it.  Other than that, I didn't find anything worth buying.  And for me not to find something I want is saying a lot.

We also are totally over The Pearl.  We had initially planned on going night one but as per usual, they not only could only accommodate us for a late reservation but they couldn't even seat us on time.  Instead we marched across the street to 21 Federal and had a fabulous meal.

So that's the good and the not so good.  But don't think we're complaining.  We had the most fantastic trip as we do every year.  I'm already dreaming of this time next year when I can be in such a beautiful place with my more beautiful friends.


Molly Dee

The Veranda House (Molly Dee painting in the background)
The Veranda House (with the print I bought on the wall)

For the last several years, my girlfriends and I have gone on an annual jaunt to Nantucket.  We stay at the most fabulous little boutique hotel right in town called the Veranda House.  It's charming and friendly but still modern and hip.  A few years ago, they re-modeled the place and it is just gorgeous.  But year over year, the one thing that I never forget is the amazing artwork on the walls.  The artist is Molly Dee and for some reason her work speaks to me.  It's fun and fashion-y but old and vintage as well.  She gets her inspiration from old postcards and vintage family photographs.  I would DIE to buy a piece of her work but each painting is many thousands of dollars.  On this last visit though I bit the bullet and bought two fabulous prints.  In fact, I bought the only two works that she does in prints.

Celebrating Ten by Molly Dee

Nantucket Summer by Molly Dee

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