my mom used to say that as a child i could want to buy something in a gas station. i don’t understand why that is even worth mentioning. duh. of course i could! i think the important thing for all my loved ones around me to grasp about that statement is that shopping is a PASSION for me and has been since i was a child. in a gas station, no less!
is it shallow to like…things? i say no. i say it plays a part in cultivating, evolving and curating your style. i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again – i LOVE it when someone says to me “THIS IS SO YOU!” that means i’ve developed a style and look that people pick up on.
my good friend, jackie grubb marshall, is so thoughtful and has always through the years given me things even outside of birthdays and holidays that were “so me.” for example, she got me slang flash cards that i have hung up in my last 3 office walls. also, white porcelain bulldog salt & pepper shakers and a pillow with our dallas zip code on it.
anyway, back to shopping. this list started as a place for me to gather things i saw on-line that i wanted to buy myself or someone else. i started it a while ago and after looking at it, think that you might like some of these as gift for someone over the holiday. here is a link to the whole collection.
APRES SKI DRINK COASTERS
for all design lovers, dig on these coasters that are $35.00 for 50. i use paper coasters i snag from hotel rooms around the world for bedside drinks, sink-side glasses and as spoon rests in the kitchen. i love the font on these. get them here.
TRIBE OF MENTORS by TIM FERRISS
by now you know what a big tim ferriss fan i am. i carry tools of titans around with me everywhere i go which is not easy because it is a million pages long! his latest book just came out (dying to buy!!) and it is all life advice by the best in the world. $17.85 buy it here.
BECAUSE JESUS EATS WITH EVERYONE picture
CARBON STEEL GRIDDLE PAN
i just read about this in this month’s bon appetit magazine’s gift guide. it says: “A carbon steel pan gets ripping hot super fast and retains heat evenly, just what you need for getting that crispy crust on the outside of your smash burger or the golden-brown exterior of a perfectly-cooked pancakes. And, just like a cast iron, you can stick it directly into a wood-burning fire or on top of your grill.” $31 (on sale!) get it here
PALOMA TURTLENECK SWEATER
i’m a sucker for white in the winter and nothing looks more chic and comfortable than this oversized sweater. i like all three colors it comes in, actually. now that i think of it, i like every single thing in anthropologie. every damn thing. $130 buy it here
WATERMELON SLEEPING MASK
supposedly, this is what will give you that dewy, fresh glowing skin you covet. quite the buzz on this mask you apply at night (like a moisturizer) and wash off in the morning or use as a 10-minute mask. $45 – run, don’t walk here.