Monthly Archive: January 2010

The Handbag Search

I’ve recently been searching for a new handbag. Since this sort of purchase is typically an investment of sorts, which means it needs to last a while, I look for one that meets the following criteria: 1. Quality (because it needs to last) 2. Black (because it goes with almost everything) 3. Leather (because it …

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Laundry…the Boudoir Way

Having a ladylike boudoir usually means having some fine delicate unmentionables. And when they need laundering, not just any detergent will do. When I have delicate items that require handwashing, I like to use Tocca’s fine laundry wash. It is available in four different scents, all of which are delightful. “Cleopatra” has a grapefruit cucumber scent…”Florence” …

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Thinking Outside the Boudoir: How to Marry a Millionaire

Sometimes it’s about having more than just your Boudoir. It’s about having a fabulous home in general. We often see examples of extravagant homes we would love to own on TV or in the movies.  Though there are those that, while not super fancy, we still adore. Maybe it’s because we love the movie or …

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Hatchoo…

Every true lady should have a dainty handkerchief in her boudoir, even if it’s only used for weddings, break-ups and funerals. Today, in preparation of putting together my online boutique, I attended the Seattle Gift Show. While there, I was delighted to find these vintage reproduction handkerchiefs by LuRay Collection. Aren’t they darling? If you’re …

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Soldier of Love

If I were to create a soundtrack of the music that I enjoy in my little boudoir, Sade would most definitely be on the list. For Christmas, my husband pre-ordered me a copy of Sade’s new album, Soldier of Love, that is scheduled to drop on February 9, 2010. Her music is so relaxing and …

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Boudoir Treasure…Vintage Chanel Print

What a find! I was searching “vintage Chanel” on Ebay, and found this original vintage print from 1944. You know I snatched it up real quick. Just imagine it…in all of it’s black and white glory,  framed and hanging upon the wall in my dream boudoir. In the small print it says, “A VERY FINE …

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i ❤ hue…Benjamin Moore

Ok, I think I’m in love (sorry husby)…with with Benjamin Moore. Not the man…the color. Sea Isle #751. I believe this is the one to officially grace the walls of my dream boudoir. I found this inspirational photo on one of the blogs I follow, houseofturquoise.com. The room was designed by Roberts Erickson Design, whose …

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Hollywood History: Madeleine Carroll

I often say that if I had one wish (besides the obvious wishes that would take first priority, like saving the world and good health and wealth for all) I would wish for the chance to go back in time. It would be difficult for me to pinpoint one specific era, but I tend to …

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