New Luxury

January 24, 2020

The days are getting longer. My drive to the office is not as dark coming in and it’s slightly brighter going home. However, it is still the dead of winter, so during these shorter and colder days, I just want to stay curled up in bed all day. But like everyone else, I find that … Continued

The Ins and Outs of Indoors and Outdoors

December 24, 2019

In our last blog post we started a conversation about the humble apron. It has a storied past that includes an evolution from “sitcom mom” costume to high-end and artisanal service industry uniform staple. Surprisingly, there is another side to aprons that we are going to peruse that is a bit more rough-and-tumble, but has … Continued

Artisanal Nourishment

November 12, 2019

Autumn is art to me. The earth-toned leaves are art. The shorter days make art of the longer shadows that come earlier and stay later with each passing 24 hours. Our energy draws from the art of being together. The slow transition from fall to winter compels our lifestyles to adjust from balmy to downright … Continued

Collecting Self-Care Style Points

October 11, 2019

These days, having a good work-life balance is more than simply a perk. Collecting what is important in our lives and to our wellbeing is no longer something that you have to earn…it’s becoming an expectation. Millennials and Gen-Z may have struck a deal with the world that will change the way we all manage … Continued

Shifting from Summer to Autumn in Comfort and Style

September 16, 2019

The summer is a great time to soothe our anxieties, relax in the sun, slow things down and well— COLLECT your thoughts for the rest of the year. I am finding that many of the people I know start to keep things very close to home as fall sets in. To be honest no matter … Continued

July 25, 2019

This past January, Will Welch, Editor-In-Chief of GQ, wrote “This new iteration of GQ might not be for everyone. But especially in this niche-driven era, if you try to be everything to everyone, you end up not being much of anything to anyone.” In the accompanying picture, Will is sitting cross-legged, wearing white jeans, tie-dyed gym socks, … Continued

June 19, 2019

In January of this year, Anne Helen Petersen posted an article on entitled How Millennials became the Burnout Generation and it has provoked a LOT of responses. In reading some subsequent articles, I became aware of a public opinion poll conducted in 2018 by The American Psychiatric Association. They asked: “In general, are you … Continued

Time to Get a New Perspective

June 5, 2019

Our perspective as consumers is changing as we see almost every product we buy through the lens of a digital device first.Video is being filmed vertically on our phones for shows that are between two and five minutes long. We take images of everything from above, whether it is from 12 feet or 12 inches, … Continued

May 16, 2019

Emotion in the digital age is our new shared connection. Our joy, wonder, tenderness and sorrow are all wrapped within a crystal-clear image, photographed in evocative lighting and delivered to the palm of our hands. I kind of love it even though I know it can be problematic. To have that much emotion so close … Continued