Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Not by the hair on my…

I love these knitted hats by LauraDesign!

Gift your little one a burly beard and they won’t be chilly this winter!

Kids ULTIMATE BB Warm Brown 2-Stripe
This adorable knitted hat and “beard” chin strap is sure to keep your baby warm and toasty while surprising the in-laws with how quickly junior has grown up!

Purchase your bearded beanie at burlybeard.com.

While you’re at it, get one for Dad as well!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Dandy in Paris

Loved the Chanel windows at Printemps. Karl Lagerfeld marionettes take over Paris!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thinking of my friends and family back home in the States. Happy Thanksgiving! A' Bientot!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dandy Travel Necessities

As we all head off to various parts of the country and the world for the holidays, I thought I would share my top travel necessities.

1. A Good Travel Bag or Carry-On
The number one item, I always carry with me is a traveling or carry-on bag. This contains all of the essentials I need at my fingertips to make my travels, if not easier, then at least a little more enjoyable!

My favorite bag for traveling is my Eagle Creek guide bag. It has seen me through many adventures and has never let me down. It's compact size and various pockets are ideal for carrying anything you might need.

2. An E-Reader
Kindle e-reader: device frontal view

My second essential is my kindle. I love my kindle! Filled with books to read and word games to play, it keeps me occupied on my way to my destination. And now that the new Kindle Fire is out, I’m hoping Santa will upgrade me this Christmas Winking smile.

3. A Good Facial Cloth
Biore Cleansing Cloths My third necessity is a small package of Biore Cleansing Cloths. This is a wonderful item to take with you on a long flight or road trip. Just before arrival, simply pull out a sheet and freshen up. Not only does it feel wonderful, but because of your fresh faced glow your hosts will never know you've just spent 5 hours in the car!

4. Oral B’s Brush-Ups

My fourth top travel necessity are packets of Oral B’s Brush-Ups. These perfectly sized teeth wipes are great for quickly brushing your teeth before saying “Hello” to your hosts. Just tear open the package, place on your pointer finger and brush your teeth clean. Wallah….no more Doritos and coffee breath…come on you know you’re guilty of it too… 

5. A Travel Journal

Next on my list is my travel journal. Used mostly on longer trips, I love not only writing about my new travels, but also reading my past vacation entries on my way to my destination. For an idea on how to create your travel journal see my post here.

6. A Warm and Cozy Scarf
The final essential, I take with me on my chillier travels, is a scarf. This is an essential in a car or on a plane where space is at a premium. Feeling a bit chilly? Don’t lug your bulky jacket around with you. Simply pull out your scarf and drape around your neck. Getting to warm? Simply pack it away, until needed once more. And there are several ways one can wear one’s scarf. To see which style is right for you see my post on winter warmth with style!

Well, that does it. My top travel necessities. Make sure to take them on your trip, and see how they enhance your life.

Safe Travels Everyone!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Organized Life….

As my readers know, I love to be organized. Nothing makes me feel more calm and relaxed than when everything is in its proper place.

Well, imagine my delight when, as I was browsing the aisles of the Container Store, I discovered this wonderful new product called the “in.bag.”

This wonderful organizer not only keeps everything in my bag in place and within easy reach…


but I no longer have to waste precious time in the morning switching items in and out of my work bags. I simply pull out the “in.bag” organizer from one bag and place it in the “bag of the day.”

It also works great for those bags that I purchased that do not work as well as they should….you know the ones that look great on the outside, but are really just big totes with no organizing pockets. Now I can put those bags back into circulation!


Grab your “in.bag” today
and feel your world come together!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Design it to Win it!

facebook design contest
Here is a fun and creative contest! DC’s very own I. Gorman Jewelers is giving you the chance to design and win your own piece of jewelry. You can submit designs until November 28, when three finalists will be selected for public voting. The winning piece will be produced and presented to the talented designer. So start sketching, and submit your design by November 28!

I. Gorman has always been a favorite of the Dandy. My husband and I purchased our wedding rings from the wonderful people at I.Gorman and I was surprised with a 10th Anniversary ring from I.Gorman as well. They have always been very supportive of the GLBT community and my husband and myself as well.  

For more information and to submit your design click here!
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