The New “It Bag” – Bergen Bags

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.29.15 AMThe hottest bag out there right now isn’t a Birkin bag…it’s a Bergen bag. Yes, as in Candice.

It all started when Ms. Bergen’s daughter asked her to paint on her Louis Vuitton duffle. She posted the results on Instagram and the rest as they say….was history. Since last summer, Candice has been taking orders and painting up a storm. She loves that she is doing something new at age 70. And, I love that, too!

If you have a bag that you’ve had a while, why not send it to Candice and have her personalize it. Instant conversation piece and treasure! More info can be found at!Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.06.43 PM

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Tulip Season in Holland

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.44.41 PMMy garden is 4-6 weeks away from blooming tulips. And, I am a little anxious. Actually, nothing is blooming here yet. It’s a little depressing….but Spring will arrive eventually!

In the meantime, I’m dreaming of someday making a trip to Keukenhof in Holland, where 800 varieties of tulips and 7 million bulbs bloom each Spring. The garden is open from March 23-May 21st, but there is little predictability as to when peak bloom will be. The weather varys year to year, but it seems the last 2 weeks of April are the target. Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.58.44 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.59.08 PM
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A Touch of Green

IMG_8394Happy Monday! A “touch of green” is perfect this time of year. It feels fresh and alive after the dormant winter season and perhpas that’s one of the reasons that it’s associated with the holiday this month. Here are just a few of the greens that caught my eye this past year.
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