We all need a Fairy Godmother

Lisa Goodwin makes unique semi-precious jewelry and her designs have been featured on the TV and also in in US Weekly, InStyle, People and The New York Post. Some of her celebrity fans/jewelry oweners include Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Mendes, Courteney Cox and Sarah Jessica Parker. I am loving this delicate handmade fairy necklace selling at Intuition. On a 16" chain. $65. Ohh, and the fact that it is called the "Romance Fairy" necklace can't be a bad thing either.

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Are you a board game addict? Scrabble addict? Can't find people to play with? has an online Scrabble game called Scrabulous that is perfect for you. It is free to get an account on Facebook. Pretty cool to be playing a game with your brother in New York and your friend in Denver while cleaning your place up. Games are turn based, so you don't have to be online at the same time to play. Enjoy gamers!


Red Coral Lariat Necklace

I found this interesting necklace on that was bold red and a lariat to boot. Even better? The price. Only $14.50! Show your fashonista cred by mixing inexpensive trendy pieces into your more expensive oldie but goodies. Also looks great with a lot of the white summer dresses out there right now.

Buy it here: CORAL LARIAT


Yoga Toes?

Ok, so I am dying to know if these things work?? Anyone? They are supposedly good for girls that wear high pointy heels. They come in a variety of colors, look kinda creepy...but they might keep your tootsies from hurting. I also read a review online in which they say Yoga Toes help to increase balance, "surefootedness", joint range, coordination, correct bone/tissue/cartilage misalignments, improve posture, foot reaction time, stamina. $39.

Find them here: Yoga Toes


Lucky Stars

What a difference a plain old t-shirt can make. Michael Stars has so many great, inexpensive t-shirts that are perfect for under business suits, going out or lounging. AND they are comfortable! You can find them at Bloomies, Nordstroms, their own stores or even online. The one to the left I have bought in so many colors and wear all of the time. Because most everything in the store is a solid, it ends up going with so much more. They are perfect for long-waisted gals too. $44.

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Spring Forward

Need something different to change your decor? Anthropologie, the grown up sister to Urban Outfitters, has an amazing array of unique decorating accessories and I am a huge fan of their brightly-colored pillows. This tomato one is $88. Magnifique!!

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Very Jonathan Adler-esque

Table? Check. Lamp? Check. Style? Check. Koi Fish? Check. Wait, huh??? West Elm, always a crowd favorite for affordable, up-to-date furniture and accessories delivers and should be on your radar. This koi table lamp is $199. Tres Chic. Also check out the antler lamp while you're at it.

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I am a sucker for a beautiful cocktail ring! It is the perfect statement -making piece, nothing else needed. I saw some by Brazilian jewelry designer Sheila Fajl on, and also on I am also a sucker for anything blue, so this is perfect dahling.

Find it here: Sheila Fajl Amazonite "Eggshell" Cocktail Ring


Yoox gotta check this out!

There is a website called YOOX.COM, which carries all sorts of art d'objects and high-end gifts. They also carry most major designers and have an International following. I love these kitschy salt/pepper grinders I saw there recently. Very fun and functional! The brand is A di Alessi, designers are Stefano Giovannoni, Rumiko Takeda and this is called "Queen Chin". $60.

Find it here: YOOX.COM


Travel Brush

I saw this great travel accessory and had to share it! The perfect travel companion, this chic, mirrored compact opens to reveal a pop-up brush inside. Simply flip open the mirror and press your thumb against the bottom of the compact to pop out the brush. It folds into itself! To close, gently press on the bristle tips with the center of your palm to retract the brush. Comes in red/black or pink, $8.

Find it here: Travel Brush


Tar-jay does it again!

Joy Gryson has become a hit handbag designer with her roomy carryalls and now Target is carrying a line especially made for the retailer. Man, Target keeps getting cooler with their eye on up-and-coming, high-end designers like her, Loeffler Randall and Jovavich-Hawk. My fav Gryson bag has to be this green vinyl patent satchel with a basket weave-like design. Best part? Only $44.99!


The Long and Short of It...

Those of us that have a hard time applying certain mascaras will love this new product by Guerlain. The Le 2 De Guerlain two brush mascara has 2 wands. One brush coats your long top lashes while it lengthens, curves and separates. The shorter brush is designed for the inner and outer corners and tilted to reach and grab the smaller eyelashes and make them up easily without smudges or mistakes. Coats your lashes precisely and easily! $35.

Find it here: Guerlain Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara


Be Good to Yourself...and the Planet

What's wrong with tap water? Absolutely nothing! Convincing you that you need bottled water is just another marketing ploy. In addition to reusable shopping bags, reusable bottles are another smart alternative to "use once & toss" disposables. They save you money while saving precious natural resources by cutting down on the trillions of cans and bottles trashed each year. An aluminum or stainless steel bottle won't emit toxins like reusing plastic water bottles. This kind by SIGG is 100% recyclable, completely reusable and dishwasher safe. Cute to boot!

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Music to Soothe the Savage Beast

Picture this: You get home from work after a grueling day at the office and you just want to sit on your couch and veg out. Only problem is your poochie is going crazy with excitement to see you, running around and around in circles hoping you will take them on some kind of hike or journey. Concert pianist Lisa Spector noticed that when she practiced on her piano, her rambunctious dog calmed down. Very slow-paced classical music is apparently a form of cat nip! It also helps with separation anxiety. Now you can buy Lisa's CD’s at Amazon. Here is one for only $14.95.

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Through a Dog's Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Volume 1


Remind me to pick up a gallon of milk at the store

"Get groceries", "workout", "do your taxes this weekend", or better yet: "stop dating losers!" Are you the kind of person that has stickie notes stuck all over your house? Maybe you're a multitasker with too much on your plate? Well, I have a new service just for you! There is a new website called that will send you text message reminders. You register for it and it knows who you are when you call next. Jott converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments. Super cool!


Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote

This wonderfully different bag is a favorite on and now comes in a variety of colors and leathers. This leather is soft and 'pebbled', this style can be folded and it also has a detachable strap. I think I might be a fan of the 'glitter' color. $444. Free shipping.

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Bringing an old-school concept back to life: silhouettes. This company makes beautiful prints and such out of your family photos. Pillows, messenger bags, mouse pads, mugs! This pillow is an instant room-updater and anything but boring. Ships with pillow insert. Removable zippered cover for easy laundering. And only $40 to boot! Check out the canvases also. Very cool wall decor that will become a family heirloom.


Get Personal (ized) with Nike iD

Tired of the same pink sneakers? With the Nike I.D. website, you can customize and personalize your own set of Nike's. Pick your sport/ shoe type, then change the colors and see what it will look like before it is built. Put your name or a motto on them if you want. They even have your favorite college team colors already built, so you can unify the campus a little faster.

Click here to start your new pair:

NikeiD - Personalize and Customize Your Own Shoes!