28 September, 2009

nice wheels

vintage escapades would be really dreamy if I was behind the wheel of one of these.

27 September, 2009

the perfect saturday morning

this past saturday was the idyllic fall day for a yard sale. and luckily for me, suburbia did not disappoint. driving around with my pumpkin spice latte, cocooned in cozy cashmere, listening to the latest yo la tengo (which btw, is uh-maaazing), there seemed to be a tag sale sign on every corner. p-u-r-e bliss.

in my opinion, yard sales are great because there's a good chance you will actually meet your newest treasure's original owner (or at least someone who knew them), increasing the odds you may score a bit of its personal history. this, I love! I still have a dress I purchased from a lady who wore it to her first day of work in manhattan in 1967.
I think of her every time I wear it and can't help but smile.

this website will help you plan your very own yard sale itinerary. a gps wouldn't hurt either.

helpful tip: if you see lots of stuffed animals and baby clothes piled up high, it's almost
always a drive by.

17 September, 2009

let there be light

(image: ansley park glass house by BLDGS architects)

I absolutely adore my victorian apartment but for the last month or so I've been struggling to get the proper lighting for the clothing shots in my shop and I can't stop daydreaming of glass houses. while I do prefer older homes with rich history, good bones and lots of nooks and crannies, right about now just the idea of so much natural sunlight indoors is making me giddy. and to think that the ansley house, pictured above, has 100 year old bones and was transformed into a modern day architectural gem opens up a whole world of possibility -- it just may be possible to have both in the same residence. genius.

16 September, 2009

get your hunting boots ready

over the years I have spent countless hours meandering through the makeshift aisles of the manhattan vintage clothing show, held at the metropolitan pavilion in nyc. tempted by countless dresses made of taffeta, faille and silk, I have scored many a treasure at this vintage smorgasbord. an email I received today reminded me that the fall show is fast approaching. if you live near nyc, mark oct. 9-10 on your calendar because this show is not to be missed. join their mailing list here and receive $5 off your admission. happy hunting!