Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MIANSAI by Michael Saiger FW11

Last year I was introduced to the infamous MIANSAI bracelet - sold at J.Crew and Saturdays Surf NYC.  I'm not sure if it was the sheer simplicity of the bracelet or its giant silver fish hook clasp that caught my eye at first, but I've wanted one ever since.  For his Fall 2011 collection, Michael Saiger provides his consumer with fashionable functionality that he describes as giving off a vintage military meets nautical vibe.  duh.

This season, Michael also branched out to make tie bars, necklaces and EVEN belts?!  I'll take one of each.  Thanks.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NEST Fragrances

I love candles.
I love social media.
Needless to say, this is a post about both.

I received a gift from a friend --a candle-- whose brand will go without mention. Prior to receiving this gift, I had started up a conversation through Twitter with @NEST_fragrances because I frequently walk past them while shopping at any of the three B’s and always smell them, look at them, hold them, but never buy them.  That was until I received a gift –a BAG of candles, reed diffusers, soap-- from Nest!

In a nutshell, I’m obsessed.  The candles feature more fragrance than any other scented candle in the industry with a “14% fragrance load.”  My favorite, grapefruit, sits in my kitchen and manages to give off a pleasant aroma even when UN-lit!  What is the purpose of a candle anyway, but to enhance life?

Thank you Nest!

[For information on 'where to buy' check out there website here]