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Charting the style of daily life...with the mouth of a sailor.


The Mother Lode

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If your mom is anything like me, she wants something gorgeous and beachy for Mother’s Day. I’ve rounded up a few coastal-inspired goodies from Saks OFF 5th that would be perfect gifts for the nauti mamas out there. I’m told there are many of us…

Saks OFF 5th is offering an extra 25% off gifts for mom, including wallets & cases, silk scarves, fragrances, straw bags, sleepwear and FIFTH CITY Beauty, up to 60% off handbags and 70% off Effy Fine Jewelry. These offers run May 1st - May 12th. Some exclusions apply.

Shop Saks OFF 5th for your mama, yourself or both here.

Float On

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It's basically an official rule of Summer that all bodies of water should have at least one cheeky floaty on its surface at any given time. From fantastic, magical beasts to sweet and salty treats (#nocarbleftbehind), these silly, colorful toys are what Summer is all about: FUN. 

A cute floaty makes for a fantastic hostess gift at a pool party and I can't think of a kid who wouldn't love to bounce in the waves on a sprinkle donut. So basically, make this your go-to gift for Summer. And don't forget to buy for yourself...

While I'd love to imagine myself (with Heidi Klum's body) luxuriating on a snow white swan this Summer, it's more likely I'll be battling my sons over an inflatable slice of pizza.

Don't jump in a lake, pool or ocean without one of these adorable inflatables. Grab yours at, at up to 80% off on Thursday 5/25 and with an extra 20% off, site-wide on 5/28, using promo code SITE20!

Naughty Needlepoint

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What could be more fun than a crafty afternoon with friends, locally made macarons, served with Lindeman's Framboise Lambic and a cute new piece for my home that I made?

I took part in a lovely workshop by Hedgehog Press in partnership with The Trove and had so much fun, I'm going to be needlepointing, naughtily (naturally), for years to come. I'm going to put my own little spin on my new modern craft by transitioning from naughty to nauti... Get it? <wink, wink> <nudge, nudge>

Family and friends should prepare to receive my handiwork as gifts over the coming months. You've been warned. 




Captain's Pipe

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My husband has been demanding a beard oil for some time now. Since he's constantly whipping up amazing meals for our family, I figured I could whip up something special for him. Thus, Captain's Pipe Beard Oil was born.

Known for its smoky-sweet, woody aroma, Vetiver helps to promote deep concentration but also inspires harmony and relaxation. The scent is masculine but not annoyingly so. In fact, I have a girl friend who uses Vetiver as her personal fragrance and it's just lovely on her! Captain's Pipe Beard Oil hydrates scraggly beards as well as the skin underneath and the scent fades beautifully throughout the day.

It could be said that beards are a hipster fad but since they don't seem to be fading away anytime soon, neither will these little vials of luxury for the men who sport them. Pick up a beard oil for the sea captain in your life this Winter. If you're lucky to live in Northeast Indiana, snap up Captain's Pipe from FoxSea Skin at Idlehour Boutique or Salon Renew