Monthly Archives: November 2011

Week Forty-seven: Besotted Brand

Besotted Brand launched this fall, and I have to say that it was more than worth the wait: I love everything. Minimalism with strong attention to detail never fails to impress, and Besotted Brand has it in spades. From rubber stamps in a romantic scrawl to simply elegant labels to très luxe stationery, the items […]

Week Forty-six: Double Bravo Designs

I don’t know if I’m drawn to Double Bravo Designs because designer Barbara Buenz’s work is influenced by her travels, or because it’s delightfully minimal. Doesn’t matter – either way, I’m a fan. You can see more at the Double Bravo website and/or Etsy shop. (The “firsts” collection would make a perfect gift for new […]

Week Forty-five: How to Plan for a Trip (My London Strategy)

Step One: Travel Books We are taking a family vacation to London this month, and so naturally, my planning/list making has kicked into turbo. I love serendipitously random discoveries too, but I have to do it from a base of knowing that, if it doesn’t happen, there will still be plenty to do. For a […]

Week Forty-four: Snippets from Vancouver – Butter Baked Goods

One of my favorite stops from our Vancouver visit had to be Butter Baked Goods. Ironically, it was also our last stop, as we pulled up to the bakery on our way out of town (en route to Seattle). I’m so glad we made it. The space charming + welcoming, and we were able to […]

Week Forty-three: Samuji Clothing

Brilliant fashion concept: Samuji, based in Helsinki, puts out a classic collection and a seasonal collection each season. I am 100% behind this and wish I could pop in to have a look. (The cuts and construction look gorgeous + I’d love to feel the fabrics.) Until then, I’ll have to rely on the Samuji […]