The Bar Business

So I was walking through Homegoods the other day trying to kill time before picking my littlest one up from pre-school, and I found this amazing lucite bar cart. It was all see-through and squatty and kind of bubble-y looking and I loved it.

But for $300 at Christmas time, it was more appropriately put on my Christmas list and NOT my shopping list. Boo!

But it quickly became the inspiration for a hot chocolate-fueled frenzy of bar cart searching the following evening. Not only did I find an even more perfect bar cart, I realized that $300 in the world of bar carts is pretty reasonable after all. Who knew?

If any of you remember my absolute addiction to all things Mad Men (see here… and here…and here), you may understand my retro bar cart obsession a little better.

So, this is the bar cart I landed on and my $300 obsession is now a healthy $1700 obsession… leave it to me to inadvertently pick the most expensive item on the page every. single. time.

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With that said, my bar cart search also led me to another little bar-specific covet: an agate bottle opener. How sweet and petite is this little opener at Anthropologie?

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Which Style Type Are You?

Momaha mugI ran across a fun Luckymag.com article about the new style types.

Are you a social media peacock? Perhaps your style leans more toward festival fiend or Mad Men extra.

Which one are you?

Read here to find out!

Mad Men Season 6 Returns!

Hi bloggy friends!  Just in time for my serious bout with spring fever, Mad Men is returning.

That means I won’t mind spending a few more cold, winter evenings curled up on my couch watching my all-time favorite show!

If you are a fan like me, this is stellar news.  (Season 5 was a long time in the making… my Mad heart couldn’t take that long of a break again!)  Sunday, April 7th is the date for the two-hour premier… gasp!

Here’s a cast teaser to get you in the mood!

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[photo credit: amctv.com]

And for even more fun, create your own Mad Men “avatar” like I did!

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Daily Covet: Dolce & Gabbana Handbags

Dolce & Gabbana handbags – and lots of ’em – are my covet today.

A gaggle of Dolce & Gabbana handbags are featured on GILT.com today, and they are on “sale!”

Y’all know how I love me a good handbag, and have posted many during LBS.com’s tenure.  But this is one collection that makes it virtually impossible to settle on just one!

Here are some faves….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing RED overcoat & spotted dress

I’ve posted RED Valentino a few times on this blog, so it should be no surprise to you that I think this baby sister brand to Valentino is AB FAB.

I especially love this RED overcoat and red and white spotted dress.  Both pieces are amazingly feminine with adorable details that call to mind lots of the fashion I see and love on AMC’s Mad Men.

Mad Men Countdown – 7 Days!

We are officially one week from the two hour premier of Mad Men’s fifth season.  I am beyond excited and have houseparty.com to thank for my fabulous Mad Men party kit.  Party kit, you ask?  Why yes, and here’s what came inside….

Mad Men Party Pack courtesy of houseparty.com

  • MAD MEN-branded cocktail shaker
  • MAD MEN T-shirt
  • MAD MEN Season 4 finale dvd
  • MAD MEN music download card
  • MAD MEN instructional “Draping” card
  • MAD MEN  interoffice mail from series creator, Matthew Weiner
  • MAD MEN posters
  • MAD MEN character face masks
  • MAD MEN door hangers
  • MAD MEN plastic cups
  • MAD MEN beverage napkins

And here’s a look at most of the items…

Mad Men Countdown – 13 days

There’s nothing I like better than a sharp-dressed man.  And if he’s not in his favorite jeans and white t-shirt, then I prefer him in an impeccably tailored suit, crisp white shirt and the perfect tie.

Enter Don Draper.

Followed by Roger Sterling.