June 4, 2011 § 32 Comments
Holly Golightly, the infamous New Yorker who made the ‘little black dress’ a fashion icon, is one of the most memorable characters in modern American film history that was played by British actress and timeless beauty, Audrey Hepburn.
The film adaptaton of Truman Capote’s 1958 novel by the same title opens with Miss. Holly alighting from a taxi and walking with determined strides to the storefront window of Tiffany’s. There, Miss. Holly unwraps her breakfast and pecks away on a pastry while admiring in a dreamy state the glittery jewels on display—hence, breakfast at Tiffany’s!
So, are diamonds a girl’s best friend? Well, Maple would like to think that she’s a girl’s best friend. And, rightly so, in my eyes! You see, I’m not much of a frequent-flyer when it comes to wearing jewellery (my mother-in-law, on the other hand, would have earned herself several trips around the world by now). Consider yourself lucky if you can catch me strapping on a watch as I step out of the apartment (LOL)! It’s not that I dislike embellishments altogether but, rather, it’s simply a sheer lack of motivation in clasping and clipping them on. Ironically, this has not hindered my appreciation for the art of jewellery-making. Like Miss. Holly, I have a penchant for pretty little things that shine.
While browsing Etsy the other day, my curiosity got the better of me and led me in a search for ‘dog charms’. Have you ever experienced that feeling of walking into a store and falling recklessly in love with every item on the rack? I’m often that way when it comes to bookshops and, doggone it, it now looks like Etsy has me hooked as well!
From the results of my spur-of-the-moment search, I discovered the cutest charms ever that ranged from little pawprints to doggie bones to personalized self-portraits. Talk about keeping your four-legged friend close to your heart! Excuse me now while I grab a donut and cup of tea—I’ll be admiring these little charmers from the comfort of my study chair while wearing my PJs as Maple sprawls out by my feet. I may not have the polished glamour of Holly Golightly nor the propensity to adorn my pinky with a Tiffany’s ring but, with my little sidekick, Miss Maple, I feel like I’m already living a ‘charmed’ life.
Click on any of the images below to check out the artists’ Etsy shops!
Source of Images: www.etsy.com
May 5, 2011 § 28 Comments
There is something so fulfilling about life’s little pleasures: a refreshing glass of cold ice-tea on a hot summer’s afternoon, the sound of singing birds heralding the start of a new day, a plush lounge chair on which to cozy up with a good read, and the wonderfully clean scent of freshly-laundered towels. For me, I would also like to add to the list my handy-dandy Moleskine 2011 Planner.
Call me old-fashioned, but just I don’t have the knack for recording daily information on an electronic device. MM has gone paperless in that regard and, as much as I admire him for doing so, I find it terribly difficult to convert. There’s something about the simplicity of the Moleskine hardcover notebook and the luxe texture of its paper that draws me to the Moleskine collection like a dart to the bull’s-eye target.
Imagine the wonderment when my eyes came into view of the Moleskine Dog Journal which was launched in March 2011.
Image Source: www.moleskine.com
At a retail price of S$40, however, I think I’ll just admire it from afar and keep it safe on my Wish List. Meanwhile, if you’re also a regular user of Moleskine notebooks, then allow me to indulge you in some visually-stunning, personal journal pages created by Moleskine fans. Enjoy!
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