Window Wednesdays: Message in a Bottle

Ikea's new Tampa store.  Signs inside the furniture displays asked, "Is your home sending you a message?" and then advised that home solutions could be found at the new Tampa store. {images from BizBash}
Ann Taylor
Dylan's Candy Bar
Cute new store I stumbled upon!
It's rare that I get to go to Nordstroms--as it['s a suburban treat. Loved the colors & paint splotches.
Ruben Toledo illustrated these! Speaking of Ruben & Isabel Toledo teamed up to do this towel for Target!


Designer Spotlight: Jamie Elaine Quilts

I recently attended the wedding of my friend Jamie & Matt. I was blown away by their chuppah. They were married under a beautiful quilt that Jamie made. I'm sure the ceremony was much more meaningful to both of them, because of this added element. I knew Jamie had been working on it, but I was amazed at the end result. I always said I didn't want to be married under an arts & craft project, but this 'my friends' is some impressive work! She does custom orders, check out her facebook and etsy page for some more beautiful images, and one day I hope to be commissioning her for a Jamie original!


The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards
Pre-ordered my Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook today! I happen to know the 'author/cook/baker' Dinah personally and have tested many of these amazing recipes for her. I'm excited to see the book layout. I'm already a fan of the cover.

With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as:

- Treacle Tart--Harry's favorite dessert
- Molly's Meat Pies--Mrs. Weasley's classic dish
- Kreacher's French Onion Soup
- Pumpkin Pasties--a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart


Window Wednesdays: Stay cool

I'm melting today..anyone else? Here are a few shots to share, but I've been to busy relaxing in the shade or submerged in a pool to stomp through these 100 degree NYC streets. Hope everyone is staying cool today!


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

While in London I came across this bag in the Jewish Museum gift shop by Barbara Shaw. Umm look familiar? See my Post from 2008.