Monday, August 27, 2012

Recent Discoveries #1: May Books

MAY BOOKS: After seeing these on GMA and over on Elements of Style, I couldn't help myself and created 6 - SIX!- styles that I love for myself. I have no idea which to get, do you? $17 is not a bad price for 5x8, canvas covered books with 80 pages. These self-professed paper dorks are winners in my book, haha. Bonus: you can get wedding diaries, meal diaries, and baby bump diaries. Truly covered for all occasions! 

Custom notebooks, $17, May Books

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Andrea Bocchio Bracelets & Necklaces

How cool are these bracelets and necklaces I discovered from vendor Andrea Bocchio at a Brooklyn Flea Market (not the Bklyn Flea, but one near Smorgasburg). You can also buy them online at her etsy shop.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Notice Anything New Around Here?

My new FABULOUS header is up - do you like? It's by my friend Inslee, who has a wonderful line of stationary and prints as well as a gorgeous blog that shows off all her commissions and other fashion sketches. I've featured her before on the site, but never have I been as excited to do so - now I have my very own "me!" Also, be sure to check out her kick ass instagram. See some of my favorites of hers below and stay tuned for a studio tour with her soon! I am just DYING over my new header and clean layout and I hope you love it as much as I do!

summer attitude (print)
"Summer Attitude" 

Little White Dress 2 (print)
"Little White Dress"
Limited Edition Print

Heavy Metal
"Heavy Metal"
Ten notecards

Worth Waiting For
"Worth Waiting For"

And a few of my favorites from her blog!

And her gorgeous paintings in large format. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More Shrimp: Shrimp Salad

Back with the shrimp again! Here is my summertime favorite, shrimp salad - just in time before summer disappears!


Old Bay Shrimp Salad Recipe

  • quarts water
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp 
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • green leaf lettuce leaves (optional) 
  • Assorted crackers (optional)

    1. Bring 3 quarts water and 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning to a boil in a Dutch oven; add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Pour shrimp into a 13- x 9-inch pan to cool. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; chop shrimp.
    2. Stir together celery and next 5 ingredients; stir in shrimp. Cover and chill 2 hours. Serve on lettuce leaves with assorted crackers, if desired.
    3. Shrimp Rolls: Place 1 lettuce leaf on top of each 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas. Top each evenly with 1/2 cup Old Bay Shrimp Salad and 3 or 4 avocado slices. Roll up tortillas, and secure with thick, round wooden picks. Cut in half. Makes 8 servings.
    4. Shrimp Pitas: Cut 12 mini pita pockets in half. Stuff pockets with Old Bay Shrimp Salad. Makes 8 servings.

Vanity Fair's 25 Most Stylish Movies

Here, just in time for summer's end (in case you have some rainy days and nights ahead of you, or all your friends are out in the Hamptons, a la moi), are Vanity Fair's 25 Most Stylish Movies. How many have you seen? I have a lot of catching up to do! I've only seen 11 of them!

American Gigolo, 1988

Annie Hall, 1977

Another Country, 1984

The Awful Truth, 1937

Belle du Jour, 1967

The Best of Everything, 1959

Blow Up, 1966

Bonnie & Clyde, 1967

Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961

Flashdance, 1983

Funny Face, 1957

The Godfather, 1972

The Great Gatsby, 1974

A Handful of Dust, 1988

La Dolce Vita, 1960

Last Year at Marienbad, 1961

Morocco, 1930

North by Northwest, 1959

The Philadelphia Story, 1940

Rear Window, 1954

Rebel Without A Cause, 1955

Sabrina, 1954

The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968

Wall Street, 1987

Withnail and I, 1987

Monday, August 20, 2012

Swoonworthy: Maison 24

Today out in Bridgehampton I hopped into Maison 24, this amazing store on the main drag. They have an eclectic mix of perfectly curated baubles and bits - from lucite skulls to glitter art to Alexandra Von Furtsenberg glassware, there's something for everyone's sense of taste and humor. 

Maison 24, 2424 Main Street, Bridgehampton
and now 470 Park Avenue 
Camomile Hixson Spectral Silver and Pink Alien Flowers 

Golf Ball Ice Bucket

Zip Code Cocktail Napkins
$28 for 75

Jimmie Martin Chair

Lock Key Chain

Pop Phone Cradle

Crystal Mice 

Skull Pillow

Roller Skate Door Stop

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