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Jennifer Zeuner Evil Eye & Hamsa Lariat Necklace (available at Bergdorf Goodman)
I’ve already mentioned my fixation on hamsa hands & warding off the evil eye lately.  I love superstitions & I recently read they have performance benefits too (Oprah says!).  So I’m  obsessed with this necklace & I’m pretty sure I must have it. View high resolution

Jennifer Zeuner Evil Eye & Hamsa Lariat Necklace (available at Bergdorf Goodman)

I’ve already mentioned my fixation on hamsa hands & warding off the evil eye lately.  I love superstitions & I recently read they have performance benefits too (Oprah says!).  So I’m  obsessed with this necklace & I’m pretty sure I must have it.

Miansai

Love these bracelets!

Screw Cuffs

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oh dear.  I’ve developed a new sunnies obsession…  pretty please? View high resolution

oh dear.  I’ve developed a new sunnies obsession…  pretty please?

#farmersmarket sunday
1. The Loose Leaf teas 2. Ray-Ban aviators 3. In season blood oranges 4. Savenor’s Bag 
I have to share the story behind this bag.  A few months ago, I had to take a business trip to DC.  I knew Julia Child’s kitchen (yes, her actual kitchen!) was on display at the Smithsonian, but my work schedule was so packed, I literally dashed to the Smithsonian via the Metro during a break just to see it.  I have developed a bit of a Julia Child obsession.  It was well worth it to see her famous, yet frills-free, kitchen.  After my business trip, I swung in a quickie side trip to my beloved nyc. I guess I must have been raving about my Child’s experience & a dear friend mentioned that her family frequents the same butcher Julia used.  O-M-G.  Flash forward a few months & this tote arrives at my office!  So thoughtful.  The surprise arrival totally made my Friday & it makes the perfect carry-all for my weekly trip to the local Farmer’s Market.  Now I will always have Julia’s inspiration with me as I peruse the produce & be reminded of what sweeties I have for friends. View high resolution

#farmersmarket sunday

1. The Loose Leaf teas
2. Ray-Ban aviators
3. In season blood oranges
4. Savenor’s Bag 

I have to share the story behind this bag.  A few months ago, I had to take a business trip to DC.  I knew Julia Child’s kitchen (yes, her actual kitchen!) was on display at the Smithsonian, but my work schedule was so packed, I literally dashed to the Smithsonian via the Metro during a break just to see it.  I have developed a bit of a Julia Child obsession.  It was well worth it to see her famous, yet frills-free, kitchen.  After my business trip, I swung in a quickie side trip to my beloved nyc. I guess I must have been raving about my Child’s experience & a dear friend mentioned that her family frequents the same butcher Julia used.  O-M-G.  Flash forward a few months & this tote arrives at my office!  So thoughtful.  The surprise arrival totally made my Friday & it makes the perfect carry-all for my weekly trip to the local Farmer’s Market.  Now I will always have Julia’s inspiration with me as I peruse the produce & be reminded of what sweeties I have for friends.

looking at the world through heart-shaped glasses

looking at the world through heart-shaped glasses

desert destination

In honor of Coachella, I am finally getting around to a quickie post about my Palm Springs vacation a couple weeks ago.  The desert really is one of my favorite places to unwind.  It’s so magical, especially this time of year when the temps are engaging & the wildflowers are blooming.

close-up photo of the Ace Swim Club San Jacintos Tank

Ace Hotel Swim Club tank, one of my favorite poolside scenes in ps

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The Saguaro - tried out a new hotel this trip (my favorite is The Parker).  I’d heard good things about the new(ish) Saguaro, which joins the Joie de Vivre family & the raging motel makeover trend…maybe it was spring break, but the pool scene was overrun with kiddos & marking out your pool chair real estate was super agro.  They did graciously check us in considerably early, the poolside menu was tasty & the beds were super comf.  They also offer a morning yoga class & bikes.  

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Pool essentials — SPF, sunnies, Panama hat, & marg.  The vibrant colors on display at the hotel represent the local wildflowers.  

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Sky scene

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My new sunnies, moments before I lost them

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The famous giant Marilyn staue, set against the desert mountain line, downtown Palm Springs

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Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color, Sunny Side Up 405 - .43 fl oz

Some desert-worthy nail art & polish (Wet n’ Wild ‘Sunny Side Up’, 99 cents!)

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pool coverup 

While we were in town, we also perused Villagefest, a weekly street fair.  I picked up some cute earrings from a street vendor to remember the trip.

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