Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BLUMA PROJECT African Made in Rwanda Paper Beads

Oooh I love my Bluma Project beads that I got for A SONG on sale at Steven Alan also can be found at ABC home.  The sesi bracelets and necklaces are from Rwanda and are made of wood and hand-made paper beads and printed African fabric beads. The shades of the sea are perfect for this time of year and the browns go with all my neutral favorites.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I have always loved the FEED bags, totes, and pouches - not just for the good they do but stylistically simple and rough, I actually love the look. I've been reluctant to splurge on the over $100 totes simply made of burlap, even knowing how many mouths the purchase would feed.
Enter this adorable pouch.

For every zipper pouch and its companion adorable corn-based bead and silver medallion bracelet purchased, 5 school meals will be provided through the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Now that's design I can get behindI purchased mine at one of my favorite stores Tenet - on Main Street downtown Southampton who carry a few of the FEED products but you can get them here:

The Tenet Shop gal gave Scout one of the FEED bears which came with a little story book about feeding hungry children - cuddly and educational. perfect.  The Heal the Ocean Bracelet I have teamed it with is from my dear friend and divine artist Jes Maharry.

Friday, July 20, 2012


OOOh I just love that my bin diving; my goodwill hunting; and the purchasing of these handsome,chic and trendy bags all help others.  Of course the divine, unique designs of these little treasures by Dutzi, purchased 40% off of the 50% off original price, at one of my favorite shops, Steven Alan, help inspire me to part with my helpful dollars.

Dutzi Design Project was created by Ariane Dutzi, a former fashion editor who lived in New York and Paris before moving to the Yucatan. Inspired by her philosophy, that business is about more than making money, she created Dutzi to help Mayan women to make some money on their own. Each woman is her own boss and gets paid per bag she makes enabling them to help their family and their community. And I get to carry my fab suede leather tarzan-esque burlap bags on our budget adventure to Paris, London and Faro with Holly....a win win.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Oooh it was a great day in the bins - my secret little treasure hunting haunt.  Found so many dresses I can hardly list them fast enough.  Dresses are not only a great thing to buy on ebay they are a great thing to sell.  When you need the perfect dress - you can never find it, in the stores, right?  Well ebay will almost certainly have precisely what you seek or pretty darn close....here's the link to my list....

Emilio Pucci sz 6 

Derek Lam sz 2 

Temperley London

Fred Segal Santa Monica 

Dsquared amazing skirt
J. Crew 

Lapis L cheap cheap and adorable!

Aqua XS 

Max Studio L

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Oooh i am just loving my latest "coral" acquisition.
Popped in to Flying Point Surf Shop 69 Main downtown Southampton. http://www.flyingpointsurf.com/stores
yesterday to exchange Scout's Tom's silver glitter shoes for a smaller size and came upon these....19.99 each -- you can't beat that!!

Beads made to look like coral -- gotta to love it!!  If you can't get to Southampton - you may be able to find them here:


they are made in India by a company called Zad.
Paired with my Theory Navy linen tunic that i got outta the bins for about a quarter and my 7 white stretch denim capris which i probably paid real money for ($79) - I am decked in my red white and blue for the 4th. Happy Independence Day!