OH, THE PLACES YOU WILL GO

Obsessed since it’s debut, the Celine Trio is classic and versatile.  Don’t be fooled by the minimal aesthetic, the bag has three envelope clutches that snap together creating endless carrying possibilities.  Whatever the occasion or travel destination this bag will be your “go-to” every time. Buying tip: the Trio comes in two sizes, small and large.  I would recommend the small…it fits the body perfectly, while still holding more than just your phone and lipgloss!  http://mitchellstores.com/site/
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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

We first saw the news on Facebook and then while dining at The Whelk confirmed the delectably exciting news that Bill Taibe (Chef/Owner of the Whelk and Le Farm) is opening a new Asian Fusion restaurant right around the corner from the Whelk in The Bridge Square Market Plaza. So far there is no name but an estimate that the restaurant will open in about three months. We can only imagine how delicious Asian Fusion will be with the creative genius of Bill Taibe. Stay tuned as the details emerge….

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – MELISSA LEVY

We talked jewelry (one of our favorite subjects)  with Westporter Melissa Levy, designer of the ultra covetable jewelry line Devon Woodhill …
FC: What is your earliest jewelry memory?
ML: My earliest jewelry memory was of my Dad buying me a silver and malachite ring in the Hamptons when I was six years old. One morning, I lost it while playing in the sand and I was devastated. Later in the day I tripped and fell, and lying before me in the rocks and sand was my ring. From that moment, jewelry became magical for me.
FC: What is your most prized piece of jewelry?
ML: Aside from my lockets, my most prized piece of jewelry is a ruby and diamond heart ring that my husband Paul bought for me in Florence, Italy when we were college students backpacking together. I’ll never forget where we were when he gave it to me.
FC: What is your dream jewelry purchase?
ML: I have many dream jewelry purchases…too many, actually. Hopefully soon, I would love to have a pair of gorgeous, asscher cut emerald studs. Every redhead needs some emeralds.
FC: What jewelry trend are you most excited about?
ML: I don’t believe in fine jewelry trends. I believe in pieces that are stunning for a lifetime and hold their value and beauty. If I had to identify a trend though, I love that rose gold is much more prevalent than it used to be.
FC: What is the inspiration for your own collection?
ML: My inspiration is my family and memories…places and people that are special to me. I love having those warm, safe and positive feelings close to my heart when I wear my lockets, and giving that gift to other women is the best inspiration of all.
FC: Whose jewelry drawer would you like to raid?
ML: Beyonce’s. Period.
Check out Devon Woodhill at http://devonwoodhill.co
Also, available at JL Rocks  292 Post Road E.  Westport.
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WRITE ON

Seems like everything can be personalized these days, but in this totally digital age, beautifully personalized stationary feels like the ultimate luxury.  We are loving Minnie and Emma’s latest collection.  It ranges from understated and sophisticated to quirky and cute. The foil stamped initial cards are super chic and the thank you notes are perfectly charming. And the best part is there is more than just stationary. The iphone cases are adorable and the lucite trays would make a great hostess gift.  We’re not the only ones loving it.  The line has been getting tons of press, it was has been featured in Vogue, House Beautiful and Us Weekly so be sure to check it out … www.minnieandemma.com

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