Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday!

I'm headed back from a dreamy mountain trip (without wifi! All week! Yikes!) so I'll keep it brief... One day... 30%'s all happening...(with a few exceptions)
Xoxo, M

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Making a list...

If you've read this blog for any length of time you probably know I'm a HUGE fan of Simone LeBlanc...I'd like to think that because we share the same last name we must be kindred sartorial spirits but the truth is Simone has a far more sophisticated eye (as befits one of LA's top lifestylists) I was especially thrilled to see she had picked a Matta scarf from the shop for her gift guide in the new Anthology magazine...the issue is chock full of great ideas for everyone on your list so head on over and check it out...Merci Beaucoup Simone!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Get By With a Little Help from my Friends...

Whew!! How are you girlies? I feel like I completed a whirlwind Project Runway challenge this weekend... "you have $200 & 4 hours to put an entire shop together...Make it work!"...luckily I had many wonderful friends & an excellent husband to help me pack up, put up, sell, sell, sell, break down, and put in order again...( as befits a PR challenge I was still tagging items as the party started)  The pop-up shop was a blast - thank you to everyone who stopped in to check it out!  The best part was getting to hang out with my favorite gals in the city (and I apologize if your pocketbooks feel a little lighter friends!)...I truly appreciate your support!

So here is a little shout out to all the awesome people who made it happen...(seriously, does everything in my life takes a village?)
To Amy - who's flower shop Spruce is one of the most gorgeous, warm spaces in the city - completely reflective of her personality
To Mandee, my lovely assistant who always takes care of the nuts & bolts and keeps the show going
To Emily F, my retail partner in crime, who lent her excellent vintage curating skills to the mix, helped from start to finish, and has the amazing shop Collect
To Nadia, aka Revelry Studio, who not only lent her super awesome styling talents to the whole shebang but also rounded up all her fantastic friends AND trekked back to help pack it up...
To Emily S, who took time out from her two boys to help set up and take pictures, and might secretly be my Pretty Mommy shop muse...(did I mention how much I love those dull Diamond girls? Her and Jen are the bees knees - for real)
To Wendy, who picked up cupcakes last minute, always inspires me to want to be more thoughtful, and has a fantastic new blog, Brown Ink, about the lost art of the handwritten word...(or at least it's a lost art to me)
To Joslyn & Christine, who were there spirit - Joslyn's Pace necklaces literally flew out of the door and every little girl who walked into Spruce couldn't help but swoon over the Little Bean dresses
and To Sally who is always whipping up adverts for me at a moments notice, to Carina who gave me the one thing I wanted for the weekend - good hair, and To Vasilia who is forever getting me organized...
you ladies are all rock stars...
AND...big ups to my husband who kept the two littles happy, fed, and entertained...xoxoxoxo, M

ps - if you are so can check out more pics on the PM facebook page...

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's all Happening..

I'm feeling a little epic here's a 7 minute Wilco jam to get things started...Hope to see you Minneapolitans at the POP-UP this weekend.... Tonight at Spruce (on Chicago across from Turtle Bread) 6-9 and Saturday from 10-1...and for all the rest of you lovelies - Happy 11/11/11 !
xoxo, M

Monday, November 7, 2011

Just because...

 Just because...every girl needs more stripes

 an endless assortment of slouchy, cool clutches...

xoxo, M

Friday, November 4, 2011

talking points...

pics of Sofia have nothing to do with this post...and are here only because...she's awesome..

Real Conversations...
Watching Parenthood (which makes me cry...Every. Single. Episode)
Me: "Yay! They actually made Cristina look like a new mom...stringy hair, no makeup, pajamas..." Husband, smirking: "and do you think she'll still look like that 6 months from now?" (perhaps referring to my current state?)
fake laughter ensues...

 On the Way to the Dr's yesterday:
Me: "Okay Lila, I don't think it's going to happen but just to prepare you, you MIGHT have to get a shot today"
Lila: "okay, well, I MIGHT have to run then..."
loud belly laughs from the front seat...

 Seriously...where did this week go?? I've been buried under a mountain of new arrivals...seriously the store is bananas right now - really super fantastic stuff!! but I think I may have over shopped a bit...which means you can still use that extra "40off" on sale (I added a few new things) and "vip" on any order over $150...
Have a great weekend!
xoxo, m

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pipe Dreams

Hey Friends! Melissa of Reverie Daydream (gorgeous SHOP!) invited me to do some wishful thinking on her lovely blog today...I managed to reference Urban Cowboy, Debbie Boone, and Star Search all in one post so head on over and check it out...
xoxo, M

ps - I spent all night uploading so many gorgeous NEW things to the's a little out of control...
pps - and don't forget about 40% off the sale - YAY! Enter "40off" at checkout