Monthly Archive for July, 2012

: July, 2012

Britain at her Best

London has had a busy year and a half. The royal wedding of Catherine and William in April of 2011, the Queen’s Jubilee this past June marking her 60 years on the throne, and now the 2012 Summer

Eye Catching

For some of us, buying a bathing suit is far from a painless process. Personally, I think buying the perfect pair of sunglasses is just as painful. Considering these lensed coverings frame our faces,

Two-Piece Trivia

So, there I was on a treadmill trying to run off last night’s decadent trip to Sweet Ashley’s ice cream parlor when the Live with Kelly show appeared on the tv screen above my head.  As I watched

Hands-Free Handbags

I love spontaneity. The last minute idea to have friends over for sunset cocktails; the spur of the moment decision to tube down the Farmington river on a sunny day; a random round of late afternoon

Affordable Luxury

Neiman Marcus, known for its annual Christmas catalog, The Christmas book, has boasted extravagant and unusual gifts not available in stores since 1952. Novelty items such as… -Backyard Water Park,

Made in the U.S.A.

Since 2008, Ralph Lauren has been the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic team.  It was revealed last week that U.S. uniforms for the London Games were being made in China which sparked

Major Tie-ups

In 1970, Vogue Magazine featured the “Tie” sandal for the first time with photographs from Irving Penn, noted photographer with 158 Vogue covers to his credit. Today, the ankle tie and gladiator

A Sidewalk on Sale

9am -5pm doesn’t have to conjure up thoughts of a grueling day on the job. From Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14, these hours will keep you smiling and shopping during The Darien Chamber of

A Shop in the Park

Since last week’s heat wave seems to have waned, I decided to grab a coffee and my computer and head to Pinkney Park in Rowayton for some fresh air on the 5 Mile River. As I pulled into their

Syndie’s Assignment

I definitely have a soft spot for young adults who are passionate about a subject, especially when its fashion.  Syndie Lature, a talented 8th grader at West Rocks Middle School, seems to share that