Sunday, October 31, 2010

San Francisco treats.*

I picked up a lot of great things when I was in San Francisco two weeks ago. Here's the haul from my visit to Japantown (click any photo for a closer look).

From Ichiban-Kan (I got all of this for just over $20!):

From Daiso, where almost everything costs $1.50:

And isn't their logo sweet?

I only bought a few things at Kinokuniya since I'm lucky enough that there's one in NYC. This tote bag was designed by an employee of the SF store and was available in so many colors it was hard to choose!

I'll post photos of some more of my SF goodies later this week.
*Anyone else remember this slogan?


Obviously the love of accessories hit me at a young age.
Happy Halloween to you all!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I am so blown away by Jennifer Parry Dodge's designs for her new clothing line. Ermie, also the name of her great blog (which you should be reading), is named for her great aunt Ermengarde who inspired her creativity. Jen has not only designed all the articles of clothing for Ermie but also the pattern on each and every fabric (some are collaborations with her artist husband Tomory).

ERMIE End of the Year Collection (samples).

I'm so flattered that Jennifer accessorized one of her dresses with one of my Chevron Necklaces; they look great together, in my humble opinion!

ERMIE Fire Season Print Shift Dress (detail)

PLEASE NOTE: All textile designs and photos featured in this post are © Jennifer Parry Dodge and Tomory Dodge 2008-2010 and have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Friday, October 22, 2010

SF itinerary. (a very wordy post)

*My visit to SF (10/13–10/18/10): love & happiness!*

1) -arrive @ SFO in early evening
----drinks @ The Plough & Stars on Clement
2) -breakfast @ Fred's in Sausalito (fried French toast!)
----walk around Sausalito
----walk around Clement (including the fabulous shops Park Life and Seedstore)
----dinner @ Parma on Steiner (penne w/smoked salmon & asparagus in light cream, bruschetta, excellent wine)
3) -breakfast at Eats on Clement (apple & roquefort tartine, eggs over easy, excellent coffee)
----walk around Chestnut
----walk around Union
----lunch at La Boulange on Union (monte cristo sandwich, salad greens, cornichons & olives from free bar; wish I had a reason to use the jar of free Nutella!)
----dinner @ Troya on Clement (bread to dip in olive oil, paprika & sumac, and chopped pistachios; kofte kebab; Pellegrino Limonata; Baklava & complimentary Nightingale's Nest Baklava with ice cream)
4) -lunch @ Boccalone in the Ferry Building (panini of italian sausage with fennel & pickled peppers)
----visit Heath Ceramics & Miette Patisserie in the Ferry Building
----Blue Bottle Coffee Co.'s New Orleans style iced coffee at Ferry Building farmers' market
----Rare Device & The Curiosity Shoppe in the Mission
----Ichiban-Kan, Daiso, & Kinokuniya in Japantown
----party (Aktoberfest) in Upper Haight
----dinner @ King of Thai Noodle House on Clement (chicken satay, pad see lew)
5) -breakfast @ the apartment in Presidio/Laurel Heights (omelettes with black forest ham & swiss cheese, slow-cooked bacon, sweet pluots)
----drizzly drive to Napa (outlet shops)
----rainy day nap @ the apartment
----dinner @ the apartment (homemade pizza with pepperoni & red onion, salad with homemade dressing, Kara's Cupcakes for dessert--chocolate with fleur de sel caramel!)
6) -homeward bound :( boo.hoo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

City by the Bay.

Well folks, tomorrow I'm off to San Francisco to spend time with my lovely sister and her wonderful boyfriend. I can't wait to see them! I might get one post up while I'm away, but stay tuned for an account of my big adventure when I get back next week.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shopping for Chevrons.

The new Chevron Necklaces are now all in my shop. I hope you'll like them enough to take one home!

Camera ready.

I was so jealous of SF for their Levi's® Workshop, but oh my how they've made up for it in NYC!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I've been dabbling with Spoonflower's tools in hopes of designing a pattern that would translate well to a scarf (in cotton lawn or silk crepe de chine). Here are some ideas I've come up with so far. Any thoughts?

Oh, and Chevron Necklaces in the shop on Monday!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A bevy of Chevrons.

Photos have been shot, and the Chevron Necklaces will be up in my shop this week. Check back here for updates.

Oh happy day!

Wonderful news today... a new baby has arrived in the world! Congratulations to my dear friend Randy and her husband Noah, and welcome to their precious little boy.

These lovely, yummy cupcakes were made by my very talented friend Mara for the super baby shower she threw for Randy and Noah in August.