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An (Almost) Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift List

It’s almost New York Fashion Week time, dear readers!  And while your intrepid blogger won’t be making the trek north this year, but I’ll be there in spirit and bringing you the best from the runways, regardless. In the meantime, I’m turning my attention to Valentine’s Day, and no matter where you’re at in your […]

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Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Reduce, reuse, recycle.  That phrase has become a bit cliched, but it’s still a mantra by which this fashionista lives.  Why get new when you can purchase a gently used dress/couch/handbag/picture/necklace that’s gently used? One of my favorite party planning tips is this: instead of using disposable serving dishes, plates, and silverware, why not select […]


Fall Basics 2010

I’m mourning the imminent end of summer.  Unlike many, I adore hot weather, and I don’t even mind humidity.  I should move to Miami, or even closer to the equator.  Maybe Costa Rica.  Anyway, summer is going to end shortly, and the only positive spin I can put on it is that I get to […]


Friday Furnishings: A Whiff of Whimsy

As much as the DCGF love the clean lines of a minimalist, modern interior decor, no one needs to be all serious, all the time. Any apartment or house can use a touch of whimsy in the most unexpected places. And one not need spend too much money to achieve a look that will make […]