Series   //   October 10, 2014

HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

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As I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, “salted carmel” are magic words for me.Lucky for me: ’tis the season for caramel flavoring.  I crave salted caramel popcorn all the time, and I’ve been harassing my local ice cream shop to find out when their delivery of Blue Bell’s Sea Salt Caramel flavor will arrive. Combined with another one of my favorite fall flavors, these salted caramel-apple muffins are pretty much my dream breakfast right now.

Blame it on the change in weather or maybe it’s all the travel (to and from weddings, no doubt) but my skin is in need of some major TLC. Dehydration, I’m assuming. My face looks like it needs to drink one tall glass of water. Ever heard of Eve Lom? I keep seeing the name pop up in magazines and on beauty blogs and then a friend of mine recommended the line’s Rescue Mask (sounds like exactly what my skin needs) to me. I’m interested to give the entire line a try. Good news: Sephora offers an Eve Lom “Essentials” kit that’s perfect for traveling or, in my case, a trial run. If you’ve tried any of their products, I would love to hear about it.

Another reason to love One Kings Lane: they introduce me to interesting and creative people like Donald Robertson. The artist, who also serves as Creative Development for Bobbi Brown, is known for his whimsical and and lighthearted illustrations which have graced the homes of New York’s chicest, including Lisa Perry. Another fun fact I learned: he was one of three original founders of MAC Cosmetics. Check out this fun Q & A to learn more about “Drawbertson.”

I have such a crush on Palmer Weiss. The interior designer creates some of the most beautiful and rich spaces. She really knows how to put color to good use. If you need proof, just take a look at this recent Presidio Heights 3 project published to her portfolio.

I watch a lot of TV. I’m one of those people that gets completely engrossed in whatever show(s) I’m watching (currently, I am obsessed with The Good Wife. In the middle of season 3 now) and I’ve definitely been known to binge on more than one show. (I’m not even going to tell you how quickly I went through the first three seasons of Scandal.) What is it about certain shows that make us love them so much? What gives certain shows a cult following? There seems to be a formula. Read through this interesting article to understand the anatomy of a hit TV show.

Sale shopping! Charm & Chain is offering 25% off all purchases. Just enter the code CHARMPARTY at check out. The timing couldn’t be better either. They have so, so many good things right now. My personal favorites? This statement necklace, these funky earrings, and anything from Lele Sadoughi. I’ve also had these chandelier earrings on my wish list since they arrived. Is now the time to bite the bullet?

Just one more thing… to celebrate the long weekend, J.Crew is offering 30% off any purchase. Enter the code WEEKENDPLANS at checkout. It’s good through Monday. Guess this is a good time for me to pick up this foxy lithe sweater I’ve been eyeing.