Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
And of course, I can't get away from Jay McCarroll's Habitat collection. We have one new colorway of the Pollen and I had to get everyone's favorite Drop Cloth print. It's just too good not to keep in stock!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We are so excited because in just one month from today it will be the Ric Rac Roundup. Huzzah! 23 of our favorite crafters will be together for your shopping pleasure. And we are excited to announce that from 9-1 Eliza Jane Photography will be shooting photobooth pics. Also, we will have All Ears Mobile DJ keeping the party going all day long with his great music.
Be sure to keep track of everything Ric Rac Roundup at our new website.
Mark your calendars, call your friends, save your money and don't forget the sunscreen. We will see you in a month!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Well, during my brief internship in the Liberty PR department one of my jobs was to pull things for magazines. I would take my Liberty Credit card and "buy" everything that we were pulling. One day I was sent to the rug department (I'm assuming for a rug, but can't really remember) and as I was talking to the dept. salesperson I dropped the card. And it slid right under one of those wooden boxes piled with 500 lbs. worth of rugs. Sigh. Not one of those boxes set above the floor, nope, the one that only had enough room for a credit card to get under.
I'm not sure how we got it out, I don't think it involved moving 100 rugs to get to it, but there is a good possibility that it did and I've blocked out the memory. Oh the shame!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
In the never ending quest to find places to stay in England, I think I have found the perfect spot for J & I in St. Ives. After hours on Travel Advisor and a myriad of other websites I came across the Little Leaf Guest House. (Isn't that the cutest name ever?)Anyway, I was so happy to wander over to their website and see all the lovely rooms. What really sold me was reading their blog. It turns out that Little Leaf has not been open very long. The owners had traveled to St. Ives last year and stayed in the same building when it was a different guesthouse. The place was for sale so on a whim they decided to buy it, move from London and run it! A whim to open a business when they have no experience? That is my kind of people.
We haven't booked it yet, but I'm hoping to this week, I don't want it to fill up while I'm dallying around.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Shana, the owner, started her company using her grandmother's (Anna Mae) sourdough bread recipe. Now she is selling rolls all over the country, sadly I didn't see anything in MO or KS. Maybe Hammerpress could use their connections to wrangle us some rolls? I think J would love the sweet potato and molasses flavor.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
First and foremost is The Ritz London. I mean, does it get any better? It sounds glamorous just to say it! But is it too fancy for us? What does one wear to tea at the Ritz? Will I need to take some etiquette classes before I go?
Next is The Dorchester. As lovely as the Ritz but with a little bit more quirk to it. Also they are rumored to have the deepest bath tubs in London. (No, not that we will get to try those, but I think it's something to take into consideration. Although E did say that we should see if there is a tea/bath/nap option)
The Chesterfield Mayfair won us over with it's ferns and stripey fabric. E loves ferns and has a mild obsession with vintage-y atrium rooms. And the Chesterfield offers a Chocolate Lover's tea, which I'm all for.
And last but not least is Brown's Hotel. Which I have to say I've heard most frequently mentioned in the same sentence as awesome afternoon tea. It's got a nice classic look to the room, but jazzed up with Paul Smith lighting and fabrics. And this room was the inspiration for an Agatha Christie book, so that's pretty awesome.
So which would you choose? They suggest reservations should be made about 12 weeks in advance, which is why we are trying to decide now. Did I mention that every tea involves clotted cream and jam? Yum!