Friday, June 16, 2006

Movin' on up!

We're moving and I'll be incommunicado for about a week. I've been packing up the house for what feels like EVER now. It's a slow process with hubby gone and two little ones underfoot. It will also be a slow process on the other side. It might be longer than a week before I'm back. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dog days

This here is Bug. He's a sweet little guy who puts up with a lot from his two best "friends" - namely the kiddos. I've discovered that when they tell you to never leave your dog and child alone, it's for the dog's sake. I think the long suffering little pup could use a bit of couture.

Bella Bean Couture has a sweet little collection of collars, leads and doggie beds. Some of my favorites are Modern Loop

Madame Butterfly

and Mod Dot.

I also dig (heh, get it?) this Yummy Retro doggie bed.

You can buy Bella Bean Couture at a ton of stores and online shops.

I'm not usually one to dress up the poor dog. He's been through enough. But, I love this little pink, rhinestone studded killer tee from GirlShop. Too bad my husband would never allow this.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Taking a stand

Pardon me while I digress (sort of) from shopping for a brief moment. Michael Yon is a former SF soldier and a self-supporting war journalist, usually reporting directly from Iraq and Afghanistan. Men like him are responsible for informing the world of the good done by men like my husband when the major media outlets fall short. He has been a victim of a large company called HFM Publishing. They stole a moving portrait Michael captured of a US soldier cradling an Iraqi child hit by an insurgent's car bomb. You can read about the soldiers who risked their lives to get this little girl to a US combat hospital here. The vultures at HFM stole this picture and plastered it on the cover of a despicable new magazine called Shock. When confronted, they have resorted to bullying Michael and continue to steal his picture and use it to denigrate the US military.

The following is a list of magazines HFM publishes. I don't intend to purchase these magazines in the future. Most of them are junk anyway. American Photo Car and Driver Cycle World Elle Elle D├ęcor Elle Girl Flying Home Metropolitan Home Mobile Entertainment Popular Photography and Imaging Premiere Road and Track Sound and Vision Woman's Day Whatever your views on the war are, we all deserve to know what companies do when we aren't looking.

Monday, June 05, 2006

I'm still alive. And I need a watch.

Alright I'm back, folks. And over the death flu. Thanks for sticking around. I'm also in need of a new watch. I started looking at, which is a fantastic source for Italian accessories ranging from ever popular to super hard to find. I, of course, got distracted. I love this ringicon. The rose is pretty but the black makes it more chic and a little vintage-y.

This tote bagicon is summer minus the flip flops. Florentine wicker and leather craftmanship make this way more Hamptons than grandma.

I did finally get around to actually looking at watches. This watchicon by Krizia has a sleek and sophisticated feel with really modern touches.

I like that this Haurex watchicon has a bit of a rocker bent but with a sleek and stylish finish.

This Moschino watchicon is perfect with its elastic band and retro funk vibe. Not so much an every day kind of watch but definitely a catch the eye kind of watch.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Be back in a few

Sorry y'all. It's been a bit slow around here. I went down to Charleston, South Carolina for a few days and now I'm sick as a dog. Be back soon!