Wednesday, January 25, 2012

for your little history buff

check out these new books for your little historian and give her/him a jump start on these classics: Click on the book covers below to be directed to or, better yet, order & reserve your copies locally at Quail Ridge Books & Music.

order now
order now

available march 1, 2012

available march 1, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

"UPCYCLE" with molly mutt dog bed duvet company!

I discovered molly mutt - the dog bed duvet company - at the Grand Opening of Woof Gang Bakery in Raleigh's North Hills this weekend while picking up kibble and biscuits for my dogs.  The simple concept behind the company's design is totally genius...way up there as one of the coolest products I have seen in a long time!

P.S. Each fantastic pattern is named for a song, cool! 

Step 1: buy your molly mutt duvet + stuff sack
Step 2: gather old clothes, linens, old dog bed stuffing
Step 3: fill stuff sack with your stuff
Step 4: insert filled stuff sack into dog bed duvet

pictures of you

title track

perfect afternoon

bird on a wire

bird on a wire + stuff sack

spitting fire

title track dog (or cat) duvet

la vie en rose

molly mutt creator, molly mundt

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The SYDNEY Necklace

Check out this amazing and inspiring collaboration by Jane Pope Cooper of balboa jewelry & jane pope jewelry + Charlotte, North Carolina based Towne & Reese.  The SYDNEY Necklace is available now for pre-order and will ship at the end of the month.  Proceeds from the sale of The SYDNEY necklace will go to KINDERMOURN - a Charlotte, NC based program for children who have experienced the loss of a family member or friend.  The program guides children through the grieving process through individual counseling as well as play and art therapy.

The SYDNEY Necklace is a design of love to honor an amazing mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister, and Jane's former business partner, Sydney Boone Gaylord.

The SYDNEY Necklace

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


A lovely, little something that I came across in my readings and thought worthy enough to share...


grace kelly - the epitome of grace 

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ferebee Taube & Eleanor Ivisaker will be launching their newsletter/blog in February, with the rest of the site rolling out over the next several months. The full scale launch is slated for July. Sign up now for personalized styling tips!


What if you could walk into your favorite store and see only the merchandise you know you like.

Or walk down the street, admire a woman's outfit, and shop from it.
Imagine if you could open your closet to perfectly put together looks, and share them with your friends.

Real style comes from discovery. But discovering the best of what you like takes time, energy and access. Feyt is a website that customizes and curates your personal shopping experience. 

Welcome to the future of style.

Ferebee Taube is originally from Rocky Mount, North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. Ferebee has been working as an independent public relations and branding consultant since 2007 for clients such as Vogue, Theory, Vena Cava, Sigerson Morrison, and Chloe. She has held numerous positions in the fashion industry, including director of VIP and celebrity relations at Harrison & Shriftman and celebrity services manager at Calvin Klein, where she spent four years. She is active in various philanthropic activities in the New York area and currently resides in New York City and Millbrook, NY with her husband and three little boys. 

Eleanor Ivisaker is a native of New York and attended university at NYU.  Eleanor has an impressive resume including: Co-Founder at Earnest SewnPR Director at Paper Denim & Cloth and Fashion Department at Harper's Bazaar and Lucky Magazine. 

ferebee bishop taube & eleanor ivisaker 

ferebee with her boys

eleanor with her son, alistair

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Mystery, Sex Appeal & More of the Photograph

For me, there has always been a mystery behind photographs, the camera and both the individual behind the lens and their subject or subjects.  Great photographers have the ability to capture this mystery or purposefully leave it to be discovered or determined by the viewer.  Today, I am teaching myself how to "collage" with digital pictures and thought it would be interesting to put together a few images of celebrity photographers like The Great, Annie Leibovitz, Kelly Klein and the, sometimes, controversial Tyler Shields, a professional photographer based in Los Angeles, along with celebrities and their cameras.  Look for more collages as I learn to master this new found application.  Oh, what AM I going to do with myself and all of my new found free time???  Exactly what I want...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

keeping me up at night...

It happens every once in a while - OK, more often than that...something catches my eye and I fall completely in love.  This killer Balenciaga Brogues City handbag with detachable shoulder strap is causing some serious sleepless nights...I am OBSESSED!  In my opinion, it doesn't get any more bad ass than this.  A classic that never goes out of style.

balenciaga brogues city


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