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Change is Good

In Fashion on November 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

bottega box

I have carried the same Louis Vuitton red epi leather wallet for over a decade—that is, I’ve bought the exact same wallet at least three times. Once, a brand new one was stolen off my George Nelson Walnut Roll Desk at the LA Times (the desk was an original from the 60s- some of the furniture at the newspaper was AMAZING), so my parents took pity and kindly bought another to replace it that year for my birthday, which brings the total to four. And I would have gone that route a fifth time, except that LV discontinued the simple, sleek design (square billfold, with three credit card slots on the left and a discreet coin purse inside on the right). I’m not crazy about wallets with a lot of hardware and compartments, especially cumbersome coin purses. So, for someone’s special day, my lovely and generous husband gave me this absolutely gorgeous Bottega Veneta classic woven leather wallet in lilac leather. It is soft beyond belief and the prettiest color. And it features a very discreet coin purse. So dare I say, change has never looked better!

lilac wallet

Valentine’s Day Presents Part II: Woodhouse Chocolates

In Food on February 14, 2009 at 12:30 am


Salt + caramel = love. Cover in chocolate and, well, it’s an affair to remember. My parents and sister arrived earlier tonight to watch Tiny G for the weekend. (We’re blasting off for the desert tomorrow – today? – morning.) To send us sweetly on our way, my parents brought down a gorgeous box of salt caramels from Woodhouse Chocolate in all shapes and sizes for Valentine’s Day. (Katie: I have saved one of the red hearts for you—you are just not going to believe how INSANE the liquidy caramel w/ Himalayan pink salt filling is!!!!!!) The box includes jasmine green tea in a milk chocolate ganache and elderflower/orange blossom in a dark chocolate ganache. Unless you’re in my hometown and HQ of Woodhouse, you’re regrettably not going to be able to get your mitts on these in time. But I urge you to put these on your (mail-order) list for the next occasion–birthday, Easter, Hug a Journalist Day, you name it! They ship all over the country. The packaging is beautiful; the chocolates sublime……………….