Tag: shopping

Bountiful Friday

Lifestyle, Shopping May 17, 2013

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Today, Cigars and Cupcakes ended up on Abbot Kinney, one of the hottest streets in Venice. I stumbled into Bountiful, you may not find the store name posted anywhere but it’s below a vintage sign “True Fit. ” I found myself propelled into a magical land, standing among cake stands, candle sticks, spools of thread, ribbon, handing chairs, and a pretty exquisite christmas tree suspended atop a tower of crystal. There were so many little bits and bobs that I was terrified it would all come crashing down around me but I found the strength to soak in all the eclectic ambiance.

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Adventure Time!

Art, Lifestyle July 28, 2011

RAKU was so cute I couldn’t help but stop by and take some pix.  It’s nestled in Claremont CA, amazingly trendy, and so beautifully organized.  I was intrigued by their kitchy trinkets, odds, and ends.  Need a wooden spoon? Done… Need some birdie shaped soap? Done…Planning a nautical themed picnic? Done…They are a one stop shop for anything adorable.

Gilty Pleasure!

Fashion, Lifestyle June 10, 2011

If you haven”t heard of the Gilt Groupe, get caught up, they are the premiere in high quality online-and smart phone-shopping.  However, they feature clothes for the ladies not so much for the men folk, so they will be launching their men’s site this summer, Park & Bond.   Men you can spend all your money too.

Newbury St

Lifestyle January 6, 2011

I’ve been traveling throughout the North East for the past week. Having been in Boston for the past two days I had the opportunity to investigating their beautiful downtown. There, I discovered Newbury street, the Rodeo Drive of Boston, which runs parallel to an equally impressive shopping center. The primary difference between Newbury St and Rodeo is you can actually afford the stores on Newbury St. There are a number of local eateries and clothing stores as well as nation wide chain stores. So if you are ever in Boston make a trip downtown to Newbury St.

InStyle launches StyleFind today

Advice, Fashion, Lifestyle November 30, 2010

The CEO of Time Inc, a global giant and owner of Essence, Entertainment Weekly, People, and Real Simple to name a few, announced the launch of their new shopping website.  This, according to WWD writer Amy Wicks, is the first shopping site launched by a fashion magazine.  Honestly, who would  know better about fashion than those who create fashion, but that’s only my opinion.  The site will feature over 150 retailers including: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Mulberry, and Mango.  Also including over 2,000 brands.  InStyle Managing Editor, Ariel Foxman has been quoted saying:

“It will be like shopping with one of our magazine editors.  The experience is edited and the search function actually works. If you search for bags with a chain, you will actually see that, but in different price points and brands.”

I have used the site already, instyle.com, and I am absolutely in love.  I searched for Tory Burch flats, gold purses, and bow rings, in a moment I was in shopping heaven.  There are even items identified as the editors pick to help assist you in your decision making.  I may never shop in person again, thank you to the InStyle shopping gurus for doing all of the work for us, just in time for Christmas.

Ally