Suzy Says
Radio Nowhere
February 27th, 2014 by suzy in Covet: A Series,Garden 1 Comment

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 […]

Covet: Splendid Shoes
January 23rd, 2012 by suzy in Covet: A Series 6 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

Covet: Necklaces
February 22nd, 2011 by suzy in Covet: A Series 1 Comment

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 […]

Covet: October Vogue
October 5th, 2010 by suzy in Covet: A Series 3 Comments

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 […]

Covet: September Vogue
September 13th, 2010 by suzy in Covet: A Series 5 Comments

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. […]

Coveting Marilyn
July 24th, 2010 by suzy in Covet: A Series No Comments

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 […]

Birthday Covets
May 4th, 2010 by suzy in Covet: A Series 3 Comments

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 […]

Etsy Covets
July 29th, 2009 by suzy in Covet: A Series 8 Comments

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 […]

Covet Up
June 9th, 2009 by suzy in Covet: A Series 2 Comments

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Coveting Cool
August 12th, 2008 by suzy in Covet: A Series 7 Comments

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 […]

Covet – A Series: Home Sweet Home
July 25th, 2008 by suzy in Covet: A Series Comments Off on 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, […]

Covet – A Series: Audrey Hepburn
July 19th, 2008 by suzy in Covet: A Series Comments Off on 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 […]

Covet – A Series: Lulu Guinness
July 13th, 2008 by suzy in Covet: A Series Comments Off on 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.