5.19.2015

New Lucky Fish T's just IN!


Our favorite summer staple Lucky Fish T's and we are in FULL stock at the moment on all of your favorites!

Which for now seem to be this one... the SNAKE!


All T's are unisex, hand printed in Brooklyn and the most favorite of any kid I know!

Sombody explain it to me but it's impossible to get a good photograph of a neon t-shirt -- this is really one of our favorites but the photo is not doing it justice... super cute LION on top of the world!

We have a nice selection on womens T's that just arrived and will be online very soon.. but if you NEED one immediately.. here they are...

Lucky Fish WOMEN:
(online soon.. this week.. I promise...)
Have a great Lucky FIsh Day!!



5.05.2015

travel :: Nantucket - Cliffside Beach Club


I love any kind of travel that involves a ferry boat, somehow it just makes things more magical and also more complicated for some so it keeps the rif-raf away, more remote for you! I have been looking to go to Nantucket for quite a while now but haven't been able to make the trip. One reason is that when you start the planning process you will find out that the ferry ride itself is a bit of a fortune. I was also never able to find a place that looked enticing enough to make the journey. Renting a house is always an option, and everyone I know that goes to Nantucket ends up renting. But when I go away I like to meet new people, so I like to stay at a place - kids usually find new friends and so do we!


So when I came upon The Cliffside Beach Club I figured this would be a delightful place. It doesn't come cheap, but I don't think anything does in Nantucket. Cliffside has 22 accommodations, which include apartments, rooms and beach houses. It's a family-run place (since 1958) and a feel that will put you in the French Riviera. Whether you sit poolside or beach it is all available on the property, so unique. While I love traveling in New England it's often characterized with far to quaint rooms for my asthetic, but here the rooms are simple, clean and full of character (in a good way!).


Even the in-house dining looks sweet and authentically Nantucket-y (as if I know what that means, but in my imagination this is it) ...


I think it looks great! If you do go... email and let me know how was your stay... or maybe I will come with you!

and don't forget to go and see the lighthouses!


This ones for you Mama!


Yep, that's my mama! She's the most gorgeous, generous and talented lady in the entire world! And that's my dad too, he was only with us for a short time but boy did he leave an impression, not easy to live up to this dynamic duo but we are trying. In honor of mothers day and all of the lovely moms out there that we love so much, please use code: 'mama' and get something sweet for yourself or someone you love!

take 15% off entire website
use code: 'mama'
offer ends: 5/10/15
(no stacking of codes, does not apply to past orders)

5.01.2015

guest post :: tada shop chat w/lizelle green

I recently had a chat with Lizelle Green about mothers day and all the hub-bub.. I'll take a day saved for mom any old week... but we started to talk about what we REALLY want to do... and then she wrote it down, well let's just say she edited our email conversation, she's good at that--cutting out my poor grammar! I figure you are used to my 'friend-speak' and I am going to share with you my unedited version (just because you'all are my friends and you understand my lingo)

visit our conversation on Tada Shop here

MOTHERS DAY

okay so mothers day is my favorite day of the year, besides my birthday (obviously I don't get enough attention day to day and I need these holidays!). It occurs to me that my family doesn't feel the same way about the day, so I am contemplating taking a completely different approach: Mothers day, a day to take care of yourself! - how does that sound? My poor family could never come up with the ideas that I have for the day... so I'm not going to make them, I'm just going to have the greatest day in my own way.

In general, given the time of year and the fact that we live in New England it would need to involve a trip to warmer weather - at this moment I have my eye on just about anywhere in Mexico. But I have some friends who have a hotel group called GrupoHabita, I originally found them on a trip to Monterrey, Mexico. After numerous trips we became friends with the chef, etc... now we love them! I am excited to visit their property in Veracruz called Maison Courtier (link: :::: MAISON COUTURIER ....)





SO, before I go I need to do some shopping... I'm good at that.. so this is what I need.

swimsuit - A' Detacher perfect swimsuit - A D├ętacher Erin Swimsuit - Navy when you have a shop you become friends with other shop owners and so I noticed my friend Michelle at Mille has this doozy of a swimsuit.





shoes - well, I just happen to have the best shoes for summer in my very own store - I love these shoes from Maryam Nassir Zadeh - I will go for the low heel but you can dive into the high as well (this shoe is a comfortable mix between an slipper and a shoe - my favorite combo!)


and the only other thing I need on vacation is a good coverup - just to wear all the time and then I am SET - this usually comes from TWO or Layla both in my store. Since I probably will never have the body I had pre-kids I opt for something I can comfortably spend the day in ... and I am ALL day!





and then products are key for me! I use Jao Goe oil for all my traveling needs, it's perfect for keeping my skin soft, pre-during and after the sun. I think if I only had to bring one product on ANY vacation it would be the Goe oil, the light scent that takes you away, the way it makes my hair soft and curly, my skin is perfect and after a day in the sun it's completely soothing.


as for my lips, I only use olio e osso all the time! I'm addicted to #3 - crimson but in the summer I really like the light color of french melon (#2). I like to keep a clear balm in my bag for those occasions when my kids or me have really chapped hands or face.



I am sorry that everything seems to come from my website but I kind of think if I love to use it -- it should be in my store!

I am always in love with a gift for myself and this year I will be getting a delicate piece of jewelry, I am planning to get another piercing in my ear (only two!) and add one of the Melissa Joy Manning diamond hugs! I'm so excited and I've wanted to do since I got them in the shop.. now's the time!
 
 
But I really feel that anything form Melissa Joy Manning would make me happy!

have a great mothers day and remember, it's just a day, but it's YOUR day - do what you want!

love - carina