Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I've been waiting for this announcement for months, and Apple finally unveiled it today - the iPad. I've been holding out on purchasing a new ebook reader (I'm looking at you, Kindle) to replace my sturdy, but old, Ebookwise until I saw what Apple would come up with. Turns out it's not exactly an e-reader; the ebook feature is an app called iBooks, with an accompanying online bookstore called iBookstore. From what it looks like on the demos the iBook doesn't have e-Ink technology like the Kindle or the Nook do. The screen is backlit, which could strain the eyes but would enable you to read in the dark. It also sounds like the ebook offerings will be more expensive at $14.99, as opposed to Amazon's $9.99. I'm waiting to see actual user reviews of this device before making up my mind, but at first look, it seems so nifty and sleek.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bittar & Haiti

Sorry this is a little late, but I received this from Alexis Bittar's company and thought it would be great to pass along:

Starting yesterday until January 22, Alexis Bittar will donate 100% of sales to Haiti relief. How great is that? You guys all know how much I love his work. So here's your chance to score some wonderful Bittar goodies while at the same time helping out those affected by the terrible tragedy in Haiti. You can browse his online store here.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Baby things

For Hanukkah, my talented sister-in-law, Alissa, gifted us an incredible array of crocheted goodies for the babe, all handmade by her. The ridiculously tiny booties, hat, and coat made me cry, they were just so adorable. My favorite part is the baseball buttons.

She also made a matching baby blanket.

And this cute stuffed animal that looks very intricate to make.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Live model

My good friend Marnie commissioned a custom order of the Bronwen earrings and matching bracelet in sterling silver for her sister Ilisa's birthday gift. I was very excited to receive pictures of Ilisa modeling the pieces for the blog. Doesn't she look fabulous? Thank you, ladies!