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Birds of a feather...

Feather Earrings seem to be the rage right now... or at least I started noting it in February, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere.  For the moment.  It didn't hurt to have Gwyneth Paltrol in her hot pink feather earrings at the Grammy's this year, or Drew Barrymore in her lovely pair along with her lovely red hair.   But everywhere I go, or look, I see them.  One of the magazines that have been accumulating on my dusty floor had a spread with sexy sirens and feather earrings.   I remember even thinking… hmmm.   Talk about trying to sell a look.  I was hooked.  Yet, I refrained.

Here celebs in feathers...



These start bringing back memories (my pre punk days) :


Now for a Blast from the Past...



Here I am, in my freak period, circa 1981, smack right between my prep and new wave thang... before my punk girl set in, and turned natty.  And then became late 80's rocker chick.

Hey you can NOT put a label on me! Do NOT try!!

Living in Exile

For the past few years, I've found my self living away from home one month out of the year.  I pack up the car with all the things I would want or hope to use and do for a month at the beach.   We (because I am not alone in this venture all-together) take my two sons to the far end of Long Island–To a place called Amagansett–were we enroll them in camp for a few weeks, and where I spend time working on the various projects I've been dreaming of all year.  Some are just the usual home related projects; like fixing up the house and tending the dunes and flowers that have died off or over-grown.  Other projects include finishing that book–or just working at it; pulling out the old drawing pad or canvas to sketch on; collage and decoupage the closet door with surf mag images;  finally read all those magazines I have collected but never seem to have any time to look through.  Among other things.

My husband has to stay in the city and work during the week, while we get this amazing…

A Scent to Remember

A few months back I met this very nice woman named Teresa Jouany through my friends Tina and Rikke, the Danish Beauties.  Teresa shared a sample of her new perfume coming out this fall.  Created by her partner Christophe Jouany, the photographer, each perfume takes you on an olfactory adventure, from one city to the next.   The one I sampled was St. Barthelemy.

At least a month if not longer, has passed, and I've been trying it out.   It has become one of my favorite new scents.  More mature than the scents I've used in the past, which tended to be just very citric or lemony.  This starts out with a citrus flavor, but then hints of jasmine, patchouli and vanilla caress my nose leaving me demanding more. A lovely scent. 

I'm almost out of my trial size. And I'm interested in the other scents as well.  Can't wait to try them out!!! 

Go sign up on the website, and they'll let you know when and where the scents are available:
http://www.jouany.com/




I found the perfect summer bag by KOZA

This past week, my friend Victoria and I decided to check out the Surf Bazaar at the Surf Lodge in Montauk. I've been looking for a summer bag for some time, now and nothing has really caught my eye. The surprise was that the one bag that I immediately was drawn to was from a line by a  friend of mine named Sinje Lesemann introduced to my by my friend Daniela. I knew Sinje was doing these amazing purses, as Daniela already showed me a great bag she had that I secretly coveted. So when Victoria picked up this great little summer bag with Neon Yellow stitching detail, and announced it was a KOZA by Sinje, I jumped for joy! Perfect! It's me. Even though, it's really named after Nico, Danila's daughter. Just goes to show, I'm young at heart!


KOZA. The Nico Small Hobo
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http://www.koza.uk.com/goodsofleisure.php?dest=home

Taking their name from sanskrit word meaning treasure, Koza uses fabrics such as cashmere, silk and handcrafted It…