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 BergenBags.com!Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.06.43 PM

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Not Your Daughter’s Doll…Jess Brown Designs

Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 10.22.22 PMDolls aren’t just for children anymore.

Jess Brown has long been inspired by beautiful textiles and began creating rag dolls for her children 15 years ago, using cashmere and antique remnants that she would find. Over time, her dolls garnered more and more attention and she formalized her business in 2012. Each year, she creates some limited edition collections with other designers, so it was her collaboration with Jenna Lyons of J. Crew that finally drew me in.

As you probably know…I have two sons. No daughters. So, girly things are left to me. Could I actually buy a doll….for myself? I decided yes….I could. And, I must confess, it’s probably not my last.

I liken these hand made dolls to 3 dimenstional works of art….each unique, definitely collectible. You can choose the color of the muslin and add accessories, if you like. A perfect gift for the little or big girl in your life.jess-about-pic Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 10.22.41 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 10.23.03 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 10.24.20 PMScreen Shot 2017-02-19 at 10.31.50 PMThat’s my Coco. I absolutely love her, as she reminds me of my mother’s china dolls. And, I know that I will definitely take better care of her than I did the dolls of my youth. Most of those are missing limbs or hair. This doll will hopefully look as good when a future grandchild loves on her. And, in the meantime…I’ll pretend she’s mine.

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Gifting Made Easy – Greetabl

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Good things come in small packages! And, here’s my new favorite small package…Greetabl!

Created for those occassions when a card isn’t quite enough and you don’t need to spend upwards of $50 on flowers, Greetabl helps you curate a customized little box of joy.

How does it work? You choose a box from a bevy of options, select a gift to include, write a short note and then have the option of including 3 photos from your computer or Instagram and bam….your gift is off to your loved one.

I love you, Good Luck, I miss you, Thank you, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, You did it, I’m here for you, I can’t wait, See you soon or for no reason at all….they’ve got you covered.Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 7.36.10 PMFrom a base price of $9 (box, photos and message), you can choose a little treat from as little as $3 up to $20, so all in, you’ll spend between $12 to $29. There are so many adorable options, you’ll wish you could include more than one thing.Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 7.28.02 PMScreen Shot 2017-01-24 at 9.46.09 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 7.28.25 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 9.48.17 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 7.28.35 PMScreen Shot 2017-01-24 at 9.48.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 7.28.45 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 7.29.36 PMSometimes the smallest things can have the biggest impact? Who in your life could use a little box of joy?!

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