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   Feb 27

Volunteers

The other day, I spent a lot of time on the phone. More than I was expecting, though I did get a lot done. I don’t know about you, but I can’t sit still when I’m on the phone. I’m always pacing around, and the lengthy phone time gave me a chance to discover a […]

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   Jan 23

Covet: Splendid Shoes

The last couple of “Vogues” had some amazing shoes, especially if money is no object and you mostly travel by limo or taxi. In the December issue, these plaid Rochas beauties ($980): Amusingly, they were in the “gifts for country girls” section, along with a lavender chicken who lays multi-colored eggs. As I observed on […]

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   Oct 14

Covet: Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Exhibition

I’d rather be…at Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry exhibit in LA. Instead of facing a day of conference calls, note-taking, and writing up the calls. Why is there always time for things you have to do, and not enough for things you want to do? Same goes for money. Enough for rent and bills. Not enough to […]

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   Feb 22

Covet: Necklaces

I love Erica Weiner’s work. She re-uses and re-purposes objects in a magical and delightful way. Have a look and you’ll see what I mean. All of these are one of a kind, so once some lucky person buys them (hopefully you), they’re gone! This love token necklace ($165) happens to be engraved with the […]

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   Oct 05

Covet: October Vogue

I just love finding new places to wear diamonds You can barely see it, but I love the platinum and diamond lorgnette. Isn’t it just so much chic-er than bifocals? A mere $9,100. Positively cheap compared to the fabulous Art Deco bracelet, also pictured, which is $145,000. Or the price of a smallish house in […]

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   Sep 13

Covet: September Vogue

Of course, the September Issue is the most-anticipated of the year – and the heaviest. This year’s tome couldn’t fit into my size zero mailbox, a phenomenon unfortunately familiar to most women, “Vogue” readers or not. I loved a lot of this year’s clothes. Jessica, Erica and I oohed and aahed over them on Saturday. […]

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   Jul 24

Coveting Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe’s House Marilyn Monroe’s final home can be yours for a mere $3.6 million! This may be the Covet to end all Covets. Imagine swimming in her pool, cooking in her kitchen, walking the same tiled floors, looking in the same mirror (though not seeing the same reflection). Fortunately, it appears that the house […]

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   May 04

Birthday Covets

It’s only a month until my birthday. Unfortunately, Santa is a slacker, working one day a year and taking the rest off, so there’s no point in sending him my wish list. Especially since I’m rarely, if ever, nice. But there’s nothing to stop me from sharing it with you. 1. Mad Men Barbies As […]

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   Jul 29

Etsy Covets

Etsy has the most fabulous things. Here are some I’d snap up if money were no object: A pencil urchin ($125). It would look so cute on my desk for the five seconds before the kittens knocked it to the ground and played with it into oblivion. Florapalooza vase ($84). I have three vases from […]

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   Jun 09

Covet Up

Ah, a Bay Area summer day. Wrapped in thick, pastel fog as you are wrapped in a thick, pastel sweater. Around 3:00, the sun peeks through, realizes it’s looking at Oakhampton, shuts the curtains again and flees in horror to more salubrious (or glamorous) climes. So even though it’s well after Memorial Day*, you don’t […]

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   Apr 07

April Showers

I was startled awake by an unexpected (and unexpectedly heavy) shower this morning. I dashed outside in my pajamas, to the detriment of my velvet slippers, and grabbed Henry’s dishes and bed. By the time I got to the back porch, I would have won the neighborhood wet PJ contest. I propped the door open, […]

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   Mar 24

Covet, A Series: BART-astic

My BART covets: The girl wearing a fabulous fuchsia taffeta trenchcoat, short, and carrying the incredible Louis Vuitton Alma bag in rose pop: Honey, why are you on BART and not being glamorously chauffeured into town? And then there’s the lovely wearing the sold out J Crew Astrid jacket in ivory: who, with her knee […]

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   Aug 12

Coveting Cool

There’s nothing like sneaking out of work in the middle of the week on a sunny summer day. Leaving looming deadlines at my desk and the cats in charge, I ventured to the Oakland Museum of California to check out the soon-ending Birth of the Cool exhibit, showcasing mid-century Southern California art and architecture. The […]

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   Jul 25

Covet – A Series: Home Sweet Home

Behind Door Number One, this $3.6 million Victorian, in my former neighborhood, Pacific Heights. Sometimes I can’t believe I used to own an apartment there. It seems so long ago, a lifetime ago. Details of this dream house are here while it’s still on the market. For a mere $100,000 more than Door Number One, […]

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   Jul 19

Covet – A Series: Audrey Hepburn

Everything Audrey (That neck! Those eyes! That style!), but especially this gown by the great Hubert de Givenchy, which she wore in Sabrina. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship – Givenchy dressed Audrey for the rest of her elegant life. Or this one, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It sold at auction in 2006 […]

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   Jul 13

Covet – A Series: Lulu Guinness

I’d prefer the pink one on the left, but would happily accept any of these fabulous Lulu Guinness handbags – if you could find one.

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