Tweed: In. Cool.

Tweed: In. Cool.

CMP fave indie handbag designer Crystalyn Kae has taken the plunge into tweed and I’m not complaining a bit. The fabric formerly known as stuffy gets a fabulous makeover with Crystalyn’s innovative shapes, judicious use of hardware, and contrasting accent...
Grooving on Gruv Kitty Jewelry

Grooving on Gruv Kitty Jewelry

My latest artisan affection is aimed across the country towards LA painter Regina Allen, who’s now scavenging for all kinds of antique beads and pendants and refashioning them into very fun, very affordable jewelry at her etsy shop, GruvKitty. Her signature...
TruffleBeads: absolutely delicious

TruffleBeads: absolutely delicious

When I find jewelry that’s handmade, supports women in other countries, and is absolutely something you’d buy whether or not it was handmade and supported women in other countries, that’s my kind of jewelry. And those were my very thoughts when I...
Airline nostalgia is in the bag

Airline nostalgia is in the bag

I can only imagine that flying with the fam used to be a whole lot better than it is today. You could push a stroller right through that metal detector, bring all the juice from home that you desired, and once on board, the kids got to visit the cockpit, eat some bad...
Poo-Pourri: The $9.95 Marriage Saver

Poo-Pourri: The $9.95 Marriage Saver

When you get a pitch for something called Poo-Pourri you think it’s a joke. Maybe a teaser for a Will Ferrell movie or an April Fool’s email that got lost in the ether for three months. But holy cow, it’s for real…and it’s good. Very...
Cakes That Truly Take the Cake

Cakes That Truly Take the Cake

Open Matthew Mead’s new Cakes for Kids cookbook and you’ll experience a combination of awe and complete intimidation. It’s as if my inner competimommy is saying Yes! We can make this! while my inner Peggy Bundy is like Are you freaking kidding me? 35...

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