I think Miley Cyrus (!) has just inspired me to head to the salon to get bobbin’.
Archive for April, 2012
No, I really did.
Look at that guy! Tell me you don’t kind of want to own him, too.
But then I realized that if I bought him, he’d have to live under our dining room table for the next month or two, and while a stone turtle sitting under our dining room table isn’t a style choice that I’d sneeze at…
he was really heavy. And I also just really didn’t feel like carrying him home.
You see, I already had a little beast to lug around.
Want to see some of the other pretty things I spotted on my Sunday trip to HomeGoods?
I picked up a few faux plants, since I kill real ones and I love the look of greenery indoors.
These are fantastic, and sit firmly on the “perfect” side of “just a little bit too much.”
And I already own a lovely lantern courtesy of my trip to Chinatown a few weeks ago, but if you’re into lanterns go to HomeGoods immediately, because there are approximately a million for sale, and they are all gorgeous.
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So if you’re still looking for something, I’m going to go ahead and recommend the jewelry department at Off 5th. It is so good.
And anyway, it’s sort of impossible to have a bad shopping trip when you go to an outlet mall; there’s just so much variety that you’re guaranteed to find something you love. Or something someone else will love.
Pictured above is the necklace that I picked up for my mother-in-law on my trip to the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park a few weeks ago, and which I’ll be giving to her when I see her next weekend (she loves all things aqua, silver, and super-long).
(I also told her not to read my site today. No spoilers!)
Have to say, I’m really on board with the jewelry-for-Mother’s-Day thing: it’s obvious, sure, but a guaranteed hit.
But maybe your mother’s just not the jewelry type. In which case, allow me to present the fabulous retro Coca-Cola glasses pictured above, which were only two bucks apiece at Christmas Tree Shops. Or anything else at Christmas Tree Shops (I am newly obsessed).
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Q. Hey Jordan! I’m meeting my niece for the first time this summer, when she will be about six months old. I’d like to give her something really special. I think your son is almost the same age…does he have something he really loves?
A. This is a really fun age, because babies are just starting to actually engage in the world around them. My son is particularly into toys with flashing lights, bright colors, music, the whole nine yards…but also, you know, freaks out over his feet, so I think it doesn’t take much to please them right now.
You said that you want to give your niece something that she’ll really love, but also something really special, but the thing is that the toys that will really excite her at this developmental stage are likely things she’ll grow out of. So my suggestion is to bring something fun that she’ll be excited about right this very minute, and also something more classic that she’ll enjoy (or at least appreciate) over the long-term, like a pillow that’s an instant heirloom or a perfect stuffed animal.
Clockwise from top left: Whoozit, Little Tikes Baby Gym (my son just got this, and adores it…and it moves into different positions so it can be enjoyed from 0-36 months), Steiff teddy bear, Jonathan Adler pillow.
Another idea: Bring a stack of classic children’s books. This is a great age to start getting kids into reading (or at least storytime), and my son is so excited about books these days that I want to buy him every single one I see. Indy’s current favorites: Richard Scarry’s Best First Book Ever, anything Dr. Seuss (but especially Sneetches on Beaches), and Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me.