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Month: November, 2012

THE COWL HOODIE

If Snuffleupagus and a medieval nun had a love child, I think it might look something like my new cowl/hoodie shirt. I realize this sort of union is probably illegal, immoral, and just plain wrong. But really, the shirt is so comfortable, it has to be right. I wore her all last week—including to Thanksgiving dinner, [...]

FORGET SAMPLE SALES!: I’M MAKING MY OWN HANKY PANKYS!

Last Monday, on a pure procrastinator’s impulse, I ended up at a Hanky Panky sample sale in Chelsea. There were many other things I should have been doing that morning, but like most women, I can’t resist the siren call of a good sale—especially when it involves my favorite brand of undies. Now, if you’ve lived in or [...]

ANATOMY OF LACE (AND MY WEDDING DRESS, PIECE BY PIECE)

Almost three weeks ago—before Sandy, before the election, before the November blizzard—I took an hour-long class on working with lace, taught by Susan Khalje over at Mood. To tell the truth, lace has always seemed too high maintenance for me. I’m more wash-and-wear, prone to spilling coffee and mashing my wardrobe into a too small closet. [...]

ORGANIZING THE NOOK: LET THERE BE LIGHT!

This week has been a bad one for light—or the power to produce it—here on the East coast. I’m very grateful that Mr. Fish and I kept our power throughout Sandy, and that we’ve been able to maintain a pretty normal life this week. Our neighbors downtown, in the outer boroughs, and across the Hudson [...]