Monday, November 23, 2009

A November Collection

In my many hours of trawling the Internet, flitting from one link to the next, I often happen across a photograph, an item of clothing, a piece of furniture or something else that strikes my fancy. Typically I tuck those links away with the intent to revisit them later when I need a little inspiration or a gift idea.

With all the holiday gift lists I see popping up left and right now that 'tis the season, I thought it might be nice to share a few of the things I've enjoyed in the past few months. Things that might be just right for that special someone you know.

For the host or hostess:

For the friend who likes a little whimsy in her wardrobe:

For the many friends who have little ones on the way:

For the photographer in your life:

For the colleague whose desk could use a little brightening up:

For the adorable niece who lives much too far away:

For the husband who owns a state-of-the-art ping pong paddle:

And finally, for yourself, as a reminder of the beauty in the everyday:

(and visit Amy's blog to enter a giveaway for one of this lovely calendars!)

I must say it has been quite a bit of fun putting this collection together. I think I just may make it a monthly exercise.

Note: If you think I might have found an item via your blog, which may well be the case, please let me know and I will give proper credit for the find!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just Can't Get Enough

We all know that there is loads of fun to be had with Flickr, but have you seen this website?

Be forewarned. It's a little addictive. One could easily while away an indecent amount of time experimenting with color combinations if she were so inclined.

These shots come from the magical mix of photos that Flickr spun out for me today.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


There is something special about visiting the beach in the off-season.

Perhaps it's the wide open vistas of windswept sand and bleached driftwood without a soul in sight.

The thrill of solitude after months spent in close quarters with millions of other New Yorkers.

And, of course, what can compare with the joy of feeling the wind in your hair and sand beneath your paws?