Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler

Cute little book that I picked up in northern Michigan which is not the deapest read, but I think that is the point of the book. Most of the mothers in this book are wearing pink and Lilly Pulitzer. Even there dogs are dressed up every day. Where I live, I have only really met one woman like this, so in a venue like New York, I am sure these mothers are around in larger numbers. Quick read that has short chapters.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Paris Wife

Read this quick read while in Paris following in the steps of Hemingway and other literary geniuses. Per my daughter's request, we actually had to go to the restaurant that Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson frequented that supposedly inspired great thoughts . Nice little book, but not quite as interesting as Frank Lloyd Wright's scandalous life.

Monday, August 22, 2011


My oldest teenage daughter, who is more into "high fashion", purchased this darling purse while we were in France. The Longchamp store (if you spend over 175E) will provide all the necessary documentation to get your VAT back.


Friday, August 19, 2011


Well, when I was in Paris this past July, I fell in love with the Nespresso Espresso machine. More importantly, I fell in love with the Nespresso store on Champ-Elysees. I guess these stores/boutiques are in the USA too. These cute machines use capsules like other coffee makers, but Nespresso has added flavoring and tasting rooms/bars, etc. to their boutiques. The Rose flavored espresso was the most interesting. For those purest, there are over 100 regular flavors too.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stationery-College Visit Thank yous

It is hard to imagine that I have a high school senior living in my home. This is really a big year for her and the college application frenzy is in full swing. I purchased this darling little thank yous in green and navy (her school colors). They seemed the right mix of professionalism, yet are memorable. From MonkeeKid on Etsy.