Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentine's Candy Strikes Again

Every year around Valentine's Day, I am inexplicably drawn to Godiva just to see their latest in chocolate innovation. This year, as usual, they didn't disappoint. There are the standard heart-shaped boxes in all their pink satin and red ribbon glory, filled with tempting tastes like cinnamon blush, white ganache bliss, almond praline raindrop and macadamia mosaic. But Godiva is also selling a limited edition collection of European dessert truffles, including the flavors of crème brulée, bananas foster, lemon chiffon, caramelized apple tart, chocolate souffle and black forest torte. It's totally acceptable to eat pounds and pounds of chocolate by myself, right? Isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Put a Feather in Your Cap

I've been seeing feather headbands everywhere lately. It's such a whimsical look, perfect for something like a New Year's Eve party, but what about the rest of the year? Feathers make such a bold statement, one I'm not quite sure I could pull off, but I'm thinking it's worth a solid try. Etsy has a large selection of feather headbands, including this
$10 dollar one by LovMely
. There are so many colors, sizes and types of feathers, something's bound to work. And even if it only comes out once a year, I feel like it's a piece worth owning. What do you think of the feather look?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hatching a Plant

These ceramic eggs might be the tiniest and cutest planters I've ever come across. The egglings as they are called come with one ceramic egg, a terra cotta dish, soil and seeds. You the tap the egg with a spoon to break open the top, add water, and soon your miniature garden begins to grow. A variety of options are available including basil, mint, red pepper and strawberry plants. You can find the egglings online at Branch and the MoMA Store. I think they make a great little gift, and how cute would they be lined up in a windowsill?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Making Time

So it's been a while...way too long in fact, but it's my New Year's resolution to carve out time for all things SoHo, so here's to getting reinvigorated in 2009. I thought a new planner would be a good way to get motivated and structured. I came across these charming pocket-size planners on etsy that should do the trick. The Vancouver-based seller Posy Paper Co. specializes in cards, calendars and notebooks, and the petite size makes them perfect for jotting down ideas on the go.


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