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…Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak
“The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.” Where the Wild Things Are
As many of you already know, we are huge fans of Maurice Sendak. For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children's literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak's work “has brought a new dimension to the American children's book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children's books.”
To honor Mr. Sendak's memory we think the most appropriate tribute is making sure you have at least one Sendak book in your personal library. Here are a few of our favorites! Just scroll over the book cover for the title and click on the picture for a summary of each book.
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From Coachella to Stagecoach to FYF and Gov Ball, music and art festivals are more popular than ever. While music may be the main focus of thesae festivals, one could argue that the festival fashion, and especially Coachella fashion, is the true showstopper! Here is our issue with so many of the Coachella outfits >> they are what we have begun to call wanna-be's. Rather than being authentic 70's and bohemian style outfits, they are fakes. It is a little like home decorating. All those tiles that are trying to look like wood or stone and simply are not, drive us completely crazy. We always say don't choose a fake version of something if you can readily get the real thing. Same with clothes. Why buy fake 70's clothes when you can buy real vintage one of a kind outfits. This is why we turned to Daryn Belinsky, of Little Light Vintage, for her take on this year's festival wear. Continue Reading →
Join us in admiring the wonderful world of mechanical music. We can not think of a better way to do so than showcasing this stunning collection of music box pianos from Music Box Attic. We are enchanted :: We are enthralled. Piano music boxes are definitely our new obsession. In full disclosure, I must admit I love pianos. The very first piece of “grown up” furniture my husband and I bought together was an ebony Yamaha baby grand piano. Yes, you read that right – we bought a piano way before a dining room table, and even before we bought sofas for our living room. Today this same piano graces our living room, sitting smack dab in the middle of our house and continues to be a source of personal joy and hours of enjoyment for our family and friends.
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High Quality Affordable Personalized Gifts!
15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW!
Very rarely do we come across two new merchants we love in one week. Week in and week out, we are solicited by dozens of companies to “hawk” their products. We turn down 98% of them because, well simply put, we do not like their “stuff”. Most often the products are cheap and look cheap and are just plain ugly. But wow were we impressed when we started digging into both Qualtry.com's product line and Bourbon & Boots merchandise. Both companies sell unique handcrafted or personalized gifts with universal appeal. Continue Reading →
Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas
In honor of springtime in Paris, today we are highlighting this darling Paris Damask Party in a Box. Sometimes it pays to keep things simple and not over-complicate the whole party planning process.
Whether you are seeking inspiration for a little girl's birthday party, a baby shower, a sweet sixteen or Quinceanera celebration, or as a girl's night out French wine tasting or cocktail party, setting your table with Paris chic elevates any celebration into a memorable soiree.
Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots and pretty pink details, the Paris Damask party theme brings elegance and sophistication to the table with a delightful European twist. Continue Reading →
Bridal Event & Wedding Sale
Recently we have been extolling the virtues of Jane's Daily Boutique Deals. We often feature our favorite products in our sidebar daily deal which we call PIP's Picks. If you haven't been checking there, DO! Often the deals are as high as 70+% OFF. So today, when Jane notified us that for the next several days Jane is hosting a Bridal event, we had to share! This is the time to find some great deals for the Bride-to-Be and her bridal party! Continue Reading →