Seattle Bon Vivant A downtown Seattle music, film and book loving foodie chronicles her adventures in food, wine, cooking, baking, eating, dining out, shopping for ingredients, tools and gadgets, around Seattle and the world.
If it were fashionably acceptable to don slippers for work, I would be the first to do so. Fortunately though shoe designer Charles Philip Shanghai has come to the rescue. And, as Paul Harvey would say, here's the rest of the story; "Charles, originally from Milan, has for several years lived in Shanghai's French Concession. As an adherent devotee of striped shirts, Charles always thought it would be a better world if there were more stripes in it! So on a hot and humid Shanghainese afternoon, Charles had a white and blue striped shirt shoe made by a Chinese cobbler on Mao Ming Road. And thus, came the inspiration for the first Charles Philip slipper. Charles Philip's design touches upon many of his favorite elements: the ease of the Moroccan babush, the elegance of the English gentry slipper and the freshness of striped cottons and soft colorful linens." But let's call them loafers, shall we? Especially if one plans to wear them outside of the abode.
Lana Bramlette, the queen of hoops, released a stunning collection for the fall of 2011. Upside down hoops, Lana's signature, are a sight to behold. Despite their delicate appearance, in reality they're quite a solid piece of jewelry. Once I had a pair on, I couldn't bear to pry them from my ears. Definitely an investment though, and not an impulse buy. Dear Santa,...?
Sometimes all a girl wants is a sparkly phone without all the bells and whistles. Say hello to John's Phone, "So simple…it’s smart! The world’s most elementary, user-friendly cell phone. No email. No camera. No texting. No nauseatingly endless ringtones. No contract. Just a phone that can be used anywhere in the world." Genius, no?