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Friday
Jan292010

martha and me


On Wednesday afternoon, I fulfilled a lifelong dream: I talked house and home with Martha Stewart.

Yes, that's right-- the Martha Stewart. I still can't believe it! After I finished class, I was leisurely scrolling through my twitter home page when I saw Martha's tweet, pictured above. "Why shouldn't I call?" I thought. Now that this zero-degree weather is back with a vengeance, my little college apartment is unbearably cold. The simple solution would be to turn the up the thermostat, right? If only! Because last month's electric bill was through the roof, my roommate banned space heaters and keeps our apartment at a chilly sixty-five degrees. But since our apartment is poorly insulated, the temperature inside averages out at about fifty-six degrees.  I was going to call home for advice on how to trap the heat in and keep the cold out, but why call home when you can ask Martha? (sorry mom!)

Of course, Martha and her co-host had some great tips. They first suggested covering any exposed floor with flor carpet tiles. I think these are fabulous! They come in a variety of colors, textures and patterns and, best of all, they aren't very expensive.

Next, they suggested sealing off all windows and doors with draft dodgers. Martha says they're easy to make (but then again, it's Martha!). I found both written directions and a step-by-step video for this project on marthastewart.com

Then, Martha and her co-host advised me to trade out my current sheets for flannel ones. Martha said that in the winter, she outfits each bed at Cantitoe Corners, her Bedford, New York estate, with flannel sheets from her Macy's home line. Customers rave about them in the online reviews. And, alas, they're currently on sale! 

The last piece of advice Martha gave me was to always wear socks around the house. I am already a religious sock-wearer. As a matter of fact, my sweet boyfriend recently bought me a pair of cashmere socks (well, technically, he bought them for himself and I am "borrowing" them) that I just can't get enough of. They keep my toes nice and toasty.


Thanks, Martha, for the great advice! I was absolutely tickled to be a part of your show :)
Wednesday
Jan272010

kiehl's ultimate man body scrub soap

Normally, I would never purchase products marketed towards men–I'm far too swayed by girly packaging and presentation. But on a whim I decided to purchase kiehl's "ultimate man" body scrub soap and, by golly, I'm hooked! It's the ideal winter soap because it exfoliates and cleans your skin without leaving you feeling dry. That's right–it exfoliates for you. At $12 it's a bit of extravagance but, in my opinion, it's a little luxury that's worth every penny. 

Wednesday
Jan272010

welcome home, dvf


Was anyone else as excited as I was to find out that Diane Von Furstenberg is launching a home décor line, available in early 2011?! If it's anything like her Paris apartment, we're in luck!



PS: Ms. Furstenburg, if you're listening, I'm really digging this "rainbow bricks neutral" print as seen in your Spring '10 collection. Could we possibly do curtains in a similar pattern? Maybe bed linens?
(DVF's apartment photos courtesy of habitually chic)

Tuesday
Jan262010

christian dior haute couture

(photo courtesy of style.com)

Galliano's Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection for Dior is downright fabulous. The show's set reminds me of Valentine's day. Check it out here.

But really, it was 13-year-old blogging prodigy Tavi (and her oversized hat) who stole the show. So funny! Read about it at bryanboy.com.

Tuesday
Jan262010

hot water bottles: a good thing


(photo courtesy of potterbarn.com)

I'm the type of person who is always cold. It must be genetic. So when my boyfriend introduced me to hot water bottles last month, I was in heaven! Now, I won't sleep without one. They're perfect for cold winter nights and lazy winter mornings. If your a cold person like me and do not yet own a hot water bottle, RUN, don't walk, to pick one up at your local drugstore. I promise you'll love it! That being said, nothing can keep your warm better than a furry little dog :) 


my bff, bella