Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New York City

New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. The city is so large that it's impossible to see everything and can be quite overwhelming. I find it best to pick an area and spend your time there.  On this visit I spent  time (and money) on Madison Avenue. It's home to many luxury stores such as Barneys NYC, Hermes, Chanel, Celine, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Cartier, etc..

Madison Avenue/80th Avenue
The main reason I wanted to go to Madison Avenue was for the Saint James Store.  They are known for their Breton seaman's sweater, aka the striped shirt. I had been wanting to check their store out. The staff were very friendly and happy to assist. I found the store to be delightful and the clothing very well made.

Saint James Paris on Madison Avenue
Saint James Sign-How to wear your shirt
Saint James Store 
While walking, I came across the Lilly Pulitzer store. I just had to go in and have a look around. While I love  Lilly's clothing, some of it is a bit bright for me. It is a very pretty PINK store!
Lilly Pulitzer-Madison Avenue
Window at Lilly Pulitzer
Chandelier at Lilly Pulitzer
Wall of Prints at Lilly Pulitzer-How cute is that?
Pink Stairs
Wall of Prints

Madison Avenue
For a Saturday, the city wasn't too crowd. It was rather nice to walk around and not be shoved or push. Madison Avenue is a lovely posh street. Great street to window shop.

Will post more about Madison Ave later this week.

Have you been to NYC? Do you have a favorite area to visit?

Best Always,
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Slatkin & Co.

Have you tried the Slatkin & Co. candles from Bath and Body works?? They are amazing. They do not only smell fantastic, they last for quite some time, the candle burns approximately 40 to 65 hours. 

My favorite scent is Frosted Cupcake. It smells just like you baked a vanilla cake. I love vanilla cake and the scent of vanilla. 
 Frosted Cupcake by Slaktin and Co
However, this scent is seasonal which explains why I haven't seen it in stores or online in months. I was so excited to see it again at Bath and Body Works online store. I'm going to stock up. They are currently on sale for 2 for $20. 

Check them out at

Do you have a favorite scented candle? 

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Monday, February 27, 2012


Pink is my favorite color and has been since I was a little girl. It is everywhere these days...LOVE IT!!

Jcrew Cashmere V-Neck Sweater
Donna Morgan Silk Crepe Dress
The Cambridge Satchel Company® fluorescent satchel
Drea Patent Peep Toe Pumps

I will take one of each, please. Yes, I have a pink Cambridge Satchel but I'm loving the bigger one. Who says you can't have two of the same bag?  They are different sizes.
I'm loving all this pink!!

What is your favorite color?

Best Always,

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Henri Bendel Cosmetic Bags

It's no secret that I love bags, all of them, big or small. My love of bags also extends to cosmetic bags. I cannot get enough of them. Who knows how many I actually have. Right now I have about two boxes filled with them. My favorite ones are from Henri Bendel. They come in various shapes and sizes.
Centennial Stripe Small Wedge Cosmetic Bag 
Centennial Stripe Medium Cosmetic Bag 
Centennial Stripe Large Hanging Weekender Bag 
Centennial Stripe Large Hanging Weekender Bag Inside 
Centennial Stripe Jewelry Roll

Centennial Stripe Pill Box 

Aren't they super cute?? These bags hold up quite well, are washable but also very roomy. They fit more than you would think. And they aren't heavy. Nothing worse than a having a heavy cosmetic bag in your purse. 

Check them out at 

What do you carry your makeup in? Do you have a favorite cosmetic bag?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good Riddance, Oily Face

I started using Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic to help control the oils on my face during the summer heat.  I have combination skin and the summer heat was making my skin go crazy, Hello Oil Field! My friend recommend that I try this tonic but I had to make sure I used it twice a day for at least a week before I would really notice a difference.   A week later, my skin looked fantastic, no more oil field on my face.  I have been using this stuff ever since. 
Since, I loved the Tonic so much I thought I would try the Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. As soon as I used it, I knew I had a new cleanser. I love the little beads in it, gentle enough but effective without leaving my skin raw and red.  This cleanser is gentle enough to use everyday. 
Well, since I loved both Kiehl's Rare Earth product's, I thought why not try the Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleaning Masque. While, I like this product, I don't love it. I use it every now and then. I did not notice a difference using it and it's a weekly mask and I'm too lazy to remember to do this every week? 

If you live in Boston, check out the Kiehl's store on Newbury Street or

Kiehl's is also carried at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. 

Do you have a shiny face? What do you use to reduce the shine? Let me know.

Best Always, 

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pictures and Bags

Pictures, I love taking them and looking at them. However, I do not like to have MY picture taken. Instead, I take pictures of my bags.

As you can see, my bags are also baseball fans! Do you like to have your picture taken? Is there something you like to take pictures of?

Best Always, M. 

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Hermes Kelly Long Wallet

A few years ago, Hermes, came out with the Kelly Long Wallet. I didn't fall in love with it right away as I prefer compact wallets. However, after seeing this in person, I knew I had to have one. Trying to find one in the color I wanted proved harder than I thought. Finally, after waiting some time, Hermes got the wallet in the color I wanted.

Introducing Ms. Kelly Long Wallet in Blue Jean with Palladium Hardware. Isn't she GORGEOUS??

One of the reasons I wanted this wallet was I loved how it can also be used as a clutch. I can't wait to start using her. Do you have a favorite wallet? If so, please share.

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Whitney Houston, Rest in Peace

One of my favorite songs of all time is I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. It's a beautiful song that I haven't stopped listening to since I heard of her death this weekend.

My favorite lyrics in the song are

I hope
life treats you kind
and I hope
you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy
And happiness
But above all this
I wish you love

Rest in Peace, Ms. Houston.

Do you have a favorite Whitney Houston song?

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Handbag Humor

Isn't this funny? Although, I don't mind if someone has the same bag as me.

Does it bother you when someone has the same bag as you?

Best Always,

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The Walking Dead

Have you seen The Walking Dead??? It's like the BEST show on TV and stars the hottest man alive, Norman Reedus.

On Sunday, February 12th, the second half of season two starts. I cannot wait!! It has been months since last fall's episode but it feels like forever. I'm still not over what happened, I was completely and utterly shocked!!

Now, normally I do not like anything gory, bloody or violent BUT this show is so much more than that. It has this human layer that everyone can relate to. You feel for the characters and want them to live. The show started off in a the state of Georgia that has been over taken by Zombies. The show is based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead.

The character that makes the whole show is Daryl Dixon, played by the very talented Norman Reedus. The show wouldn't be as good as it is, if it wasn't for Daryl. In the begining, you hated him because he was a racist redneck who cared for no one. As the season goes on, Daryl changes and you see that he really isn't such a bad guy and all he really needs is some love. Every episode you find yourself surprised by the changes in Daryl.

If you haven't checked out The Walking Dead, you are missing out!! It's the type of show that leaves you wanting more and you can't wait to see what is going to happen next. If you do watch it, who is your favorite character??

The Walking Dead is on AMC.
Check out the show at

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Fresh Products

My new favorite line is Fresh. They have been around for awhile now but I always stayed away from them. The reason being was I thought the smell of the products was much too strong.

However, I had been having very, very dry lips. Nothing was working. I happened to be at Sephora and saw the Sugar Lip Polish. I picked it up and smelled it. The scent wasn't overwhelming. I put some on my hand to try and it felt so good. I decide to buy it, my lips needed something. I went home and tried it. Immediately, my lips felt better. You put it all over your lips, then remove it with warm water. It leaves a little residue on your lips that makes them feel silky smooth.

Since, I really loved the lip polish , I decide to also try the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 . Afraid, that it maybe to waxy, I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it felt like the resdue from the Sugar Lip Polish that I liked so much. Makes my lips soft and smooth.

Now my lips are plump and silky smooth. Nice and kissable!!! Have you tried Fresh?? Do you like it?? What are your favorite lip products??

Check Fresh out at or

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Missing Gloves

Pictures by Mree

Every year, I lose at least one glove. I do not know how it happens but it does. A few days ago, I spot a few random gloves and thought "oh how sad!" I'm happy to say this year, I have yet to lose one glove. It's probably more likely do that I haven't really had to wear them. It's been a very mild winter. Tell me, how many gloves have you lost?

Best Always, M.
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