in Home & Lifestyle, Travel

A pretty little home to call my own

So, this weekend I am moving into a new apartment. It’s a cute little studio/1 bedroom (the bedroom is separate, but with no actual door), with purple walls and exposed brick. I have all of the furniture I would need- an antique Victorian style flower upholstered couch, a bertoia chair, a black and bleached cream antique table, a dark green antique lamp, and a plain old box spring bed that does not go with anything. However, it’s the home decor that I really need…okay, maybe, want..

Supermarket - Blaue Blume tea pot - white with gold shoes from Undergrowth Design

Supermarket - Blaue Blume Milk jug -White with gold shoes from Undergrowth Design

Blaue Blume Tea Pot and Milk Jug via Undergrowth Design

DL & Company | Modern Alchemists and Purveyors of Curious Goods

Silver Claw Candle Holder (two please). via DL & Company

antelope skullSouth African Duiker- antelope skull with swarovski crystal via The Future Perfect

Ok, so I can’t really afford any of these right now, but a girl can dream..and dream..and dream.

in Home & Lifestyle, Travel

Where to Score Loot in NYC this Holiday Season

A Holiday Guide to Sample Sales, Flea Markets and Fairs

So the holiday season is almost over, but there are still plenty of places to get some cool stuff at sweet prices. Perusing different websites, emails, fliers, etc.,  it gets pretty overwhelming trying to filter out the good and seriously, most of us aren’t going to sit down and create a spread sheet of sample sales. Luckily, I am not most, and willing to create the ultimate list, short but sweet-complete altruism right here.

Sample Sales

12/16 Rachel Comey-up to 60% off
335 W. 35th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., 7th flr. (5pm-9pm)

12/15–12/17 Betsey Johnson- up to 75% off.
Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 W. 44th ST., nr. Sixth Ave., sixth fl. (212-993-9251) (10am–8pm).

12/17 Assembly sale and holiday party- up to 50% off.
174 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St. (212-253-5393); Sale (6am–8pm), Party (8am–10pm).

12/15–12/18 Candela sample sale. RSVP to
275 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave., seventh fl. (646-602-1104) (11am–7).

12/18–12/19 Made Her Think sample sale.
195 Chrystie St., nr. Stanton St., Ste. 301-7; F (noon–7pm), S (noon–8pm).

12/18-1/14 Acne Studio sale.
10 Greene St (between Canal and Grand Sts) F–S (11am–7pm), Sun(noon–7pm), M(11am–7pm)

Flea Markets and Fairs

Through 12/23 Eco Holiday Market Place
2 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette St (212-777-0707,

Ongoing, Weekends Indoor Artist & Designer Market.
129 North 6th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (

Ongoing, Weekends Brooklyn Flea
81 Front St between Main and Washington Sts (718-935-1052,

Not in NYC?

There is always Gilt, ideeli, Rue La La, and Hautelook.

in Style

Idol: Loretta Young

I first discovered Loretta Young in Laugh, Clown, Laugh, a 1928 silent film about an abandoned young girl taken in by two aging circus clowns. They raise her in the circus as their own child, but once she reaches maturity, one clown, Tito, realizes his true feelings for her. Of course, it’s pretty gross- he raised her as his own daughter, but  it’s somehow still beautiful, and you can’t help but pity the old clown (plus they don’t actually get together.) I mean, seriously though, she’s beautiful, this is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour here.

Loretta Young

Loretta YounglorettayoungLorettaYoungImages found here